Leominster’s Swan Brewery was set up in 2015 by Jimmy Swan, a brewer of over 25 years’ experience, with the aim to brew classic beer styles exceptionally well. The brewery is 10 barrels in size, a microbrewery, which means each batch is 2,880 pints of expertly brewed ale. Raw materials are chosen with care: about 85% of the hops used are grown in Herefordshire or Worcestershire; the brewing grain is grown in the east of England; a unique strain of yeast is used which is propagated and harvested each time. Swan Brewery ales include their flagship Swan Gold 4.0%, refreshing golden ale, Ruffled Feathers 3.8% crisp, bright ale and Swan Blonde 3.7% Herefordshire hopped blonde ale. Look out for seasonal specials such as Black Swan 4.5% roasted coffee stout; Swan on the Wye 4.2% pale summer ale; Lemner Ore 4.1% deep golden ale and Winter Swanderland 4.8% warming winter ale. Their range of bottled ales has Arm Breaker IPA 6.0% quintessential English IPA topping the tree. Customers for Swan Brewery cask ales are pubs, clubs, festivals and events in Herefordshire and neighbouring counties. They also offer party beer in 9, 18 or 36 pint packs for celebrations and events. The […]
The Harp at Old Radnor is a lovely old Welsh longhouse inn perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Radnor Valley, close to the Powys/Herefordshire border. Independently owned and run by Chris and Angela Ireland, The Harp is a real pub, with ancient slate floors, oak beams, antique settles and a huge open log fire. A lovely place to visit for good food, good beer, comfortable rooms and friendly service. The cosy bar offers cask-conditioned real ales, local cider and perry, and a wide range of good wines and soft drinks. The menu comprises home-cooked and mainly locally-sourced food and offers simple pub classics like home-cooked ham with free-range eggs and proper chips alongside imaginative modern dishes and of course a traditional roast lunch on Sundays. See the menu. Also see The Harp at Old Radnor accommodation.
Just a few miles outside Ross in the Wye Valley, set in beautiful rural Herefordshire, The Loughpool at Sellack seeks to combine the hospitality of a traditional country pub with a restaurant that features high quality local produce. The Loughpool offers a pretty, enticing garden where you can enjoy a relaxed summertime drink or meal and in the winter big fires will keep you warm and cosy. Since re-opening in February 2015, current owners Paul & Svenia Franklin have sympathetically refurbished the buildings’ interior to a tasteful traditional public house. Black and white timbered cottage surrounded by bridleways and walks, simple bars with beams and standing timbers, flagstones, rustic furniture & a wood burner all add to the atmosphere. The Loughpool is one of the county’s strongest venues for great food, cooked using locally sourced produce and all at a reasonable price with a wide range of local ales and cider and a specially selected wine list. Set in beautiful countryside, the Loughpool offers a pub atmosphere with surrounding walks and connections to Ross and Hereford. Well behaved children and dogs are always welcome. Sample menus
Set in the tranquil hamlet of Carey in south east Herefordshire the Cottage of Content is a long established country restaurant, pub and accommodation and certainly lives up to its fairy-tale name, with its picture book beamed building, wrapped with roses. The Pub Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, the popular bar is a regular stop for ramblers, cyclists, dog walkers and anglers has just been awarded the Good Pub Guide’s prestigious Best Country Pub of the Year 2017. Looking over the quiet road that is more frequented by cyclists than cars, the pretty beer garden is often abuzz with visitors from near and far, all attracted by this quintessential English pub with an enviable reputation from its hospitable owners. The Restaurant Quite the foodie destination, The Cottage of Content’s contemporary cuisine is the work of owner and chef Richard. Fine ingredients sourced from around the area and seasonal dishes ensure there are always regular favourites and a range of specials. Open for lunch and dinner, booking is certainly advisable all year round, especially for their Sunday Lunch. Rooms With a range of 3 double en-suites and 2 twins, The Cottage of Content provides peaceful cottage style accommodation for a […]
Orgasmic Cider Company: Craft Cider & Perry makers The Orgasmic Cider Company is a family business & working farm based at Great Parton Farm in the beautiful Wye Valley, Herefordshire. Growing, harvesting and producing Cider, Perry & Fruit Juice using traditional methods. Once pressed the pure juice is fermented in barrels and bottled when ready, with no artificial preservatives or additives, which is why it tastes so good. You are welcome to visit the shop and take an orchard walk (weather permitting) combined with cider & perry tasting, In the shop you can TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! Plus there are lots of other local goodies such as cassis, liquers, local ales and hand-made crafts. Coach parties and groups are welcome to visit by arrangement , to avoid disappointment please call in advance to ensure they are open, as the family are busy farming too! There is also a venue barn for hire, which is suitable for informal, rustic parties and events. There is a reconstructed, original cider mill which had been removed and discarded in a field in 1954, this is the first thing you will see as you arrive at Great Parton Farm. FB: GreatPartonFarm Twitter: OrgasmicCiderCo Instagram: The Orgasmic Cider Company
Wye Valley Brewery is situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside Located between Hereford and Bromyard the Wye Valley Brewery; a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask and bottle conditioned beer possible. The on-site brewery shop in Stoke Lacy offers a wide array of bottled ales, gift packs, branded merchandise and clothing, as well as locally produced artisan chutneys, rapeseed oils and hand-made hop jewellery. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturdays during December in the run up to Christmas. If you’re keen to know a little more about how their beers are brewed, you can book on to one of the quarterly brewery tours. The tours take you through the whole brewing process in the award-winning, energy-efficient brewhouse, followed by a tutored ‘sampling’ session in the brewery bar. For brewery tour dates visit www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk, call the brewery on 01885 490 505, or email email@example.com. As well as visiting the brewery, you might also like to visit a Wye Valley Brewery pub, all of which offer a friendly welcome and the full range of delicious cask conditioned Wye Valley Brewery ales including the infamous Butty Bach and HPA. For opening times […]
Home of The Handmade Scotch Egg Company Shop, Eat, Unwind and Recharge… The Nest is a wonderful example of how a Herefordshire food producer (of the famous and delicious Handmade Scotch Eggs) has expanded their location to offer what is now a foodie destination of all kinds. Set in the rustic surroundings of orchards, farmland and a great little plant centre, yet easily accessible just off the main A438 Ledbury/Hereford Road, The Nest is a super stop for a light lunch or tea and cake in its welcoming cafe. Family friendly, the quirky furniture, scrubbed wooden tables and chairs give no airs and graces, it’s all about the relaxed atmosphere and great local ingredients here. Shop for gourmet produce in their in-house deli including fresh daily bread from Peter Cook, oils, preserves, fresh veg, cold store and dairy items, speciality goods and much more, all from the local area and its wonderful artisan producers. Plus, of course, their own unique range of handmade scotch eggs, and they also do lovely produce gift hampers for the hard-to-buy- for foodie. OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, so pop in soon. Monday to Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm and […]
The Kilpeck Inn is located in the historic village of Kilpeck, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Kilpeck is renowned for its beautiful Romanesque church just a minutes walk from the inn. The inn was extensively refurbished in 2009 to extend the dining room and add accommodation, whilst retaining its special character. We offer a warm welcome, friendly service and top quality food sourced from local suppliers, all prepared by award winning head chef Ross Williams. The Kilpeck Inn is recommended in the Michelin Guide, as well as the Good Pub Guide, the AA Pub Guide and Alastair Sawday’s Special Places. The Inn recently won both ‘Best Country Inn – Herefordshire’ and the Location Award for Best Local History in the Lux 2016 Hospitality Awards. Come and sit by the fireside and enjoy a pint of local ale; have a delicious meal in the bar or in our restaurant, or stay the night in one of our four luxurious en-suite bedrooms. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday evenings and for lunch Tuesday to Sunday (closed Sunday night and Monday lunch). Brunch served 9.30-12 every Sunday. Twitter @kilpeckinn
At Frome Valley Vineyard there is a 1.5ha vineyard with nine different vine varieties. Classic English sparkling and still wines are made from the vineyard set among the orchards and hopyards of the Frome Valley. There is also a demonstration vineyard showing the main trellising systems used throughout the world. The shop sells seven still wines together with the award winning sparkling wine as wells as cider, brandy and other wine related gifts. Visit the winery and taste the wine and go on a tour round the demonstration vineyard. Opening times: WINERY: April-September:Tuesday-Thursday 11.30am-5.00pm or by arrangement. TOURS AND TASTINGS: By appointment. Please contact: 01885 490768 If you are travelling any distance please call us to ensure that we are available to meet you. We can accommodate groups of up to twenty people for tours and wine tastings. For more information please call: Jeanie Falconer, Owner 01885 490 768 or James Cumming, Vineyard Manager 07970 162 798
The Angel is a beautiful family run country pub in North Herefordshire. The Angel is set in the fabulous location that is kingsland. A warm welcome awaits you with cosy log burners, a choice of real ales and friendly, attentive staff. There is spacious car parking to the rear and large parties can be catered for in the upstairs dining area. Opening times are 12-3pm and 6pm until late. Coach Groups are accepted. The Angel won The Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence.
Included in the 20 of the most charming UK city hotels by The Good Hotel Guide 2017. Castle House Hotel is a family-owned boutique hotel in the heart of the city of Hereford just a two-minute walk from the medieval Hereford Cathedral. A classic Georgian villa, the hotel has 24 individually designed luxury suites and bedrooms including 8 in its more contemporary townhouse, Number 25, just a few yards away. It’s pretty, terraced garden beside the old Hereford Castle moat is a perfect place for al fresco dining. Castle House is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and Wye Valley as well as the historic city of Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral, the world-famous Mappa Mundi and Chain Library and the beautiful river Wye running through. Castle House Hotel has been chosen as one of The Sunday Telegraph’s Hotel Guru Fiona Duncan’s top 10 UK hotels for 2016 for her ”most memorable stay” Also featured in USA Today, America’s leading newspaper and website. Castle House Restaurant and The Ballingham Bar & Bistro Visitors are spoilt for choice at Castle House with the two-rosette Castle Restaurant overlooking the old Hereford Castle moat, and the more informal Ballingham Bar and Bistro. It’s […]
Visit Hereford’s Cider Museum and explore the story of traditional cider making. Learn how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider. Herefordshire is world famous for its cider and here is a wonderful way to discover its history and the traditions of how it was made, right through to the modern day. A tour of the Museum reveals the history of cidermaking and visitors have the opportunity of walking through original champagne cider cellars and viewing a cooper’s workshop, vat house and cider making memorabilia. View a rare collection of engraved English Lead Crystal cider glasses dating from the 18th century onwards and a collection of 19th century watercolours which were commissioned in 1865 to produce the Herefordshire Pomona – a book illustrating the different varieties of apples and pears grown. Group visits are welcome including school groups and research facilities are available by appointment. GIFT SHOP & TEAROOM – Browse the gift shop with its abundance of cider and perries, along with Hereford Cider Brandy and locally produced gin, vodka and liqueurs as well as a selection of preserves, confectionery, books and individual gift ideas. A tea room is available […]
At The Crown Inn, Charismatic landlord, Matt Slocombe, ensures a warm, convivial atmosphere in country style surroundings, with room for larger parties as well as cosy tables for two. The Crown is so much more than a local village pub sitting at the heart of its community, it is a destination for visitors who enjoy good local ales, an excellent range of Herefordshire’s regional ciders and a hearty seasonal menu that includes pub classics as well as modern restaurant dishes. Ideally located for walkers in the area who just want to whet their whistle, or a family lunch or supper to enjoy fresh locally sourced produce whenever possible. This is a place where you don’t have to stand on ceremony but where a special occasion will also be just that. Look out for their themed curry nights, seasonal tasting menus and Sunday Lunch cooked as it should be – the Herefordshire way.
The Riverside Inn’s pretty black and white premises has it all Set in the picturesque village of Aymestry, near the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, The Riverside Inn has an award-winning restaurant, wonderful walks, a nature-lovers haven and well-appointed rooms. Food at The Riverside is made and cooked freshly on site; from the garden honey, oat and yogurt soda bread to the delectable lemon verbena ice cream. Sustainability and ethical sourcing is important to us for mussels and sea fish. Always scoring well regarding food miles for British produce and Fair Trade sources for imports. The kitchen garden is an important ingredient in the creation of menus and Andy and his team prepare the ground, sow and reap the seasonal vegetables and fruits. There are designated “dog tables” in the bar should you wish to take your four-legged friend to dine with you. The river and its banks are full of wildlife; dragonflies, dippers, otters, kingfishers, brown trout and grayling all live here. Fly fishing is available for guests on a 1½ mile beat upstream from the Inn. Also see Accommodation at The Riverside Inn
Discover award-winning ciders at Westons Cider Mill Westons Cider Mill has been lovingly produced in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle for nearly 140 years and is still independently owned by the same family. Find out how the cider magic happens with a tour and tutored tasting experience. Enter the courtyard and converted farm buildings and you’ll find the Scrumpy House Restaurant, Orchard Tea Rooms and Cider Shop; the place to begin a tour. See inside the award-winning mill and gain a unique insight into the craft of cider making with an expert guide. Tours run daily at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm and can be tailored to suit any party size. Learn about the history of this 5th generation business and see inside one of the industries’ largest oak vat houses. Finish off with a cider tasting and browse the variety of delicious ciders on offer. Enjoy dining in the Scrumpy House Restaurant, situated in a former cattle shed that offers plenty of rustic charm with a true taste of Herefordshire. To book a table or make an enquiry please call 01531 660626. There is also the Orchard Tearoom serving hot and cold drinks and plenty of picnic options […]
Beefy Boys – A modern fun and relaxed restaurant with a fantastic outdoor space serving gourmet burgers and bespoke cocktails. Situated in the Heart of Hereford city on The old Market development, The Beefy Boys started off as a group of Herefordian back yard BBQers trying to replicate the best of American Burgers and BBQ using the fantastic local produce that Hereford has to offer. After entering the UKs biggest BBQ competition Grillstock in 2014 the boys were crowned with the title of UK’s best burger. This lead to The Beefy Boys representing Great Britain in The World Burger Championships in Las Vegas where they were crowned 2nd Best Burger team in the world. Since then The Beefy Boys have run a series of sell out pop ups up and down the country as well as opening their first restaurant The Beefy Boys Meat Boutique in their home town of Hereford. The Beefy Boys offer a truly authentic American Dirty Burger experience using the best produce Hereford has to offer with a menu full of creativity and ideas and a bespoke cocktail menu using locally sourced ingredients and spirits.
Ty Gwyn Cider is a multi award winning craft cider company Founded in the Monnow Valley in Monmouthshire by cider apple grower and acclaimed fruit farmer James McConnel in 2007. Ty Gwyn Cider has quickly gained an outstanding reputation and today is one of the foremost craft cider producers in the country. Sold in many of the UK’s leading restaurants and gastropubs and in Waitrose, who deemed Ty Gwyn the perfect cider for their ‘local produce scheme’. Ty Gwyn cider is not made from concentrate, only the finest cider apples carefully sourced from the best growers. It is naturally fermented for a minimum of six months. If you know your cider you will know that an increasingly small amount of cider producers can make these claims for their cider. The team are incredibly proud of this and feel sure that customers will and can taste the difference. Supporters have included wine expert Oz Clarke, Alex Polizzi who said in her ‘Little Black Book of Hotels’ that “you’ll be hard pushed to find a tastier cider than Ty Gwyn”TV, presenters Kate Humble and Jenni Crane and top chefs Angela Hartnett, Stephen Terry, Simon King, Shaun Hill and Valentine Warner. Trade enquiries welcome and […]
The Trumpet Inn is a 16th century black and white pub in Ledbury Perfectly situated for visiting the beautiful Herefordshire countryside The Trumpet Inn is perfect for visiting the beautiful Herefordshire countryside and with a large beer garden to enjoy. Close to popular tourist destinations such as Eastnor Castle, the market towns of Ledbury, Hereford, Ludlow, The Malvern Hills and much more. With its Oak beams The Trumpet Inn is a comfortable blend of old and new and offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Gaining a reputation for exceptionally well kept cask ales as well as fine home cooked food. All ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible, supporting local suppliers and maintaining a high level of quality at all times. So time next you are passing, pop in and enjoy a long cool pint and maybe some lunch. The Staff look forward to meeting you. See also Trumpet Inn Campsite.
Your Country department store – Oakchurch near Hereford. Offering a food hall, fashion & footwear, homeware, toys, gifts, jewellery and a wonderful garden centre, Oakchurch really offers you everything under one roof for a great day out. Berries restaurant offers breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea with roasts served every Wednesday & Saturday. The Food Hall at Oakchurch really is the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire.’ It stocks a wide range of local and national foods, beautifully displayed. A must try, among the gourmet feast on offer, is the highly commended range of homemade food where bread is freshly baked daily and if you visit during the summer months, there are also their famous strawberries plus many other fruits and vegetables picked daily, fresh from the farm. There is a fine selection of wines, spirits and ciders from local brewers and a long established traditional butcher. When only the finest will do, Oakchurch presents a selection of beautiful jewellery, watches and handbags. In the showroom you’ll find pieces from over 50 different designers. You’ll find everything you need in the Homeware Department. With a huge variety of brand names and items ranging from kitchen utensils to pots and pans, from cutlery […]