The festive season is almost upon us and some of our favourite Herefordshire restaurants have unleashed their fantastic Christmas foodie menus. Here’s our 10 Terrific Places for a Festive Feast around the county that will have you celebrating Christmas in style with your family and friends. Prepare yourself for some amazing food, entertainment and fun and relish eating out in Herefordshire. Who doesn’t enjoy a festive feast?
If you fancy being really decadent this Christmas how about dining at the glorious Riverside Inn located deep in Mortimer Country in north Herefordshire. Recently awarded UK’s Best Restaurant at the UK Slow Food Awards this fantastic foodie paradise best known for its creative menus and use of local produce will blow you away.
The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey, Herefordshire HR6 9ST
T: 01568 708440
Recently the recipient of a Michelin Star, the wonderful Pensons Restaurant with acclaimed Chef Lee Westcott and his talented team at the helm are offering you the best in fine dining this festive season. Located on the Herefordshire /Worcestershire borders on the Netherwood Estate, the showcase of fantastic seasonal produce from the farm itself and local area creates dishes that are just out of this world.
Pensons at the Netherwood Estate Herefordshire/Worcestershire Border WR15 8RT
T: 01885 410 321
Recently awarded Country Pub of the Year 2020 by The Good Pub Guide, this popular and welcoming Welsh border pub has a wonderful Christmas menu planned mixing the traditional with some lovely vegan and vegetarian options. We’ve seen the pudding list and it looks amazing. The Christmas menus are available from 4-21 December excluding Sundays for parties of 6 or more.
The Harp Inn, Old Radnor, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2RH
T: 01544 350655
Situated in the heart of Herefordshire’s gorgeous Golden Valley this welcoming village pub has a Christmas menu to warm the cockles of your festive hearts. From lunch with log fires to fine dining in the restaurant, you really won’t want to leave. Rooms are also available to those wishing to make it an extra special visit to remember.
The Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck, Herefordshire HR2 9DN
T: 01981 570 464
Link to Christmas Menu
Feel the vibe at the newly refurbished Green Dragon Hotel in the heart of Hereford this Christmas. The Hereford brasserie restaurant, serves a mix of classic and modern dishes with a spotlight on local, seasonal and sustainable produce from the bountiful nearby fields, brought to you by Executive Chef Simon Bolsover. Christmas menus are available through December. This stylish and contemporary restaurant, set in the classic 1920’s panelled dining room is the perfect place for your festive celebration.
The Green Dragon Hotel, 44-46 Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9BG
T: 01432 272506
Dine out in style this Christmas in the wonderful ambience of All Saints Cafe in Hereford City. Celebrated for its delicious and creative food creations from re-known chef Bill Sewell, all dishes have a focus on fresh local produce. Be prepared for a wide range of wonderful food options including some fabulous puddings.
Cafe At All Saints High St, Hereford HR4 9AA
T: 01432 370415
Offering you a warm festive welcome, The Temple Bar Inn located in the village of Ewyas Harold has some sumptuous seasonal treats for you on their Christmas menu. Indulge in some beautiful home-made creations that will leave you wanting more, all made with local, tasty produce.
The Temple Bar Inn Ewyas Harold, Hereford HR2 0EU
T: 01981 240 423
For the first time Longworth Hall will be holding corporate Christmas Party nights, from 50-120 diners, with a traditional three course Christmas menu on offer with music and entertainment. The food is absolutely divine and at the heart of the kitchen is the philosophy of keeping cookery traditional, food delicious and served in a modern way. Sounds wonderful.
Longworth Hall Hotel, Longworth Lane, Lugwardine, HR1 4DF
T: 01432 850551
One of Hereford’s most popular restaurants, the Castle House Restaurant is a really special place to have your Christmas celebrations. Enjoy some scrumptious food whilst overlooking the old Hereford Castle Moat and rambling River Wye and in ear-shot of the Cathedral bells. The restaurant prides itself on offering fresh and seasonal local produce on its varied menus, much of which is grown in the kitchen garden at its Ballingham Hall farm just 8 miles away. If you’re planning a traditional and welcoming festive get together this is the place to be.
Link to Christmas Menu
Castle House Hotel, Castle Street, Hereford HR1 2NW
T: 01432 356321
In its wonderful riverside location at the heart of the Kentchurch Estate in south west Herefordshire, with characterful modern rustic charm, this fantastic pub has a reputation for great food and some very special cocktails. Packed with flavour (the dishes and the drinks) the roaring fires will add festive ambience to this countryside destination.
They’re even open Christmas Day so you don’t have to cook!
With a Christmas party menu for day or evening too on the run up, it’s the perfect place to celebrate with friends this festive season.
Link to Christmas party menu
The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch, Hereford HR2 0BY
T: 01981 241158
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