Introducing Penrhos Spirits…. They are two farming families growing fruit in Herefordshire. They use the fruit that is not perfect enough for the supermarket to create their award winning gins, non alcoholic spirit and honey spiced rum. They are passionate about using everything that their farm has to offer, from the cherry blossom, wibbly wobbly fruit, to the honey produced by their amazing bees. After many discussions in the orchards Charlie and Dickie decided gin would be the perfect product to celebrate the wonderful landscape that they farm and Penrhos Spirits was born, with Connie the Spirit Still being put to good use in the converted cattle shed. A few years later Penrhos now has an award winning range. London Dry, Rhubarb, Apple and Elderflower gin and Blueberry Liqueur. They recently launched their first non alcoholic botanical spirit, Penrhos Zero Raspberry, made with their own raspberries and their first Honey Spiced Rum made with honey from their apiaries surrounding their Herefordshire cherry orchards.
Hereford Cattle Society is responsible for the registration of pedigree Hereford cattle in the UK. The Hereford is one of the oldest British native breeds of cattle, with the society founded in 1878, under the patronage of Queen Victoria. Hereford cattle have been an important part of the fabric of the Herefordshire countryside for hundreds of years. For centuries, herds have been roaming the county’s pastures producing the highest quality, free-range, grass-fed beef and the case is the same across the UK and around the world. Having occupied its city centre office since its inception in 1878, the Hereford Cattle Society’s Hereford House is one of the key landmarks of the market city. You can look out for the bull model above the society’s entrance on the corner of Offa Street and East Street. Hereford Beef is readily available in Coop, Lidl and Waitrose, and in butchers and farm shops. It is these cattle’s appetite for grass which makes Hereford Beef tender and flavoursome, while also unlocking health benefits, such as a higher levels of omega-3 content. The pastures grazed also sequester carbon, locking it into the ground. For more details about Hereford Beef, including where to purchase or dine […]
Colcombe House Cider offer an individual range of handmade CRAFT CIDERS and APPLE JUICES inspired by award winning cider maker Kier Rogers. All apples used thrive in the 8 apple orchards on the private estate of Colcombe House, a former fishing lodge located in the village of Hampton Bishop. The family farm orchards run along the banks of the River Wye and have been in the Rogers family for over 90 years. The house itself during the 18th century was owned by a successful Lancashire manufacturing family Colcombe House and retained it exclusively as their country retreat. In the 1920’s, Colcombe House was linked to record breaking catches of wild Atlantic salmon in the River Wye.
Originally a 16th-Century coaching inn, The New Inn celebrates the rich farming heritage of rural Herefordshire. The menu is inspired by local flavours, using seasonal ingredients from local producers. Inside, the pub exudes warmth, with roaring fires, cosy booths and lots of original features, creating a stylish yet relaxed environment. The intimate dining experience brings together the best of Herefordshire hospitality and gastronomy. Relax in the bar and enjoy a pint of local cider, indulge in our chef-designed cocktails or choose from our extensive drinks list. Food can also be ordered from the bar menu, five days a week. Into the restaurant, you will discover a beautiful menu filled with modern British dishes and a list of carefully curated wines (21 bottles sold by the glass), designed by Michael Fowler. Opening Times Breakfast: Wed-Sun: 8.00am – 10.00am. Lunch: Wed-Sat: 12.00pm – 2.30pm. Sun: 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Dinner: Wed-Sat 6.30pm – 9.30pm Bar: Wed-Sat: 12.00pm – 10.00pm. Sun: 12.00pm – 6.00pm Secret recommendation The New Inn is perfectly positioned to explore the riches of Herefordshire and the Welsh borders. From the bustling city of Hereford, with its beautiful Cathedral, to undulating valleys of Symonds Yat, and local market towns, Monmouth […]
Distillery tours – Gin making workshops – Tasting sessions – Accommodation available Black Mountains Botanicals was started in 2018 by Lloyd & Glyn of the Bridge inn Michaelchurch Escley, making award winning gins which range from silky smooth cuts, to fruity Herefordshire apple blends. Shop the collection here. The Black Mountains Botanicals distillery sits in the shadow of the rugged Black Mountains, surrounded by the fields and orchards of Herefordshire, and is the perfect place for blending smooth gins, infused with natural Herefordshire flavours. You can also purchase Gift Vouchers for a bottle of award winning Gin or towards a Gin Making Experience.
Two Farmers Crisps is a delicious hand-cooked crisp brand celebrating the true flavours of Herefordshire and protecting the countryside with a 100% compostable, plastic-free crisp packet. Truly passionate about the Herefordshire countryside that has enabled them to grow award-winning potatoes, founders Sean and Mark met one night for a pint of local beer and a packet of crisps. They hatched out a plan of how to honour and celebrate these potatoes and that night the Two Farmers brand was born. Both from farming backgrounds with a strong desire to protect the countryside around them and to put Herefordshire firmly on the foodie map. Only the finest potatoes make their way into these crisp packets, varieties include Lady Claire, Lady Rosetta and Taurus because of their excellent fry colour and high quality. All potatoes are graded on the farm which keeps the road miles low. The packaging is 100% compostable and the company aims to promote Herefordshire as a county of outstanding agricultural achievement. All Two Farmers crisps are flavoured with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Available in standard 40g, sharing 150g and 500g Tins for family picnics and catering. Visit the website for all the flavours and information on […]
Gattertop Drinks: artisan, award winning spirits made with organically grown fruits and botanics from Herefordshire orchards and hedgerows. ‘Gemma spent a childhood sampling orchard fruits in their orchards at Gattertop in Herefordshire, which was the inspiration behind creating delicious vodka drinks. Benefitting from an abundance of home-grown produce at the historic family farm of Gattertop, Gemma experimented with various spirits until she found the award-winning recipes. It was a glut of the delicious damsons from the orchards at Gattertop each summer that inspired the creation of the brand. Production increased from litre bottles and demi-johns to full size barrels and moved from the kitchen to a barn on the farm – and the first product – Damson No. 12 vodka liqueur was born. Since then Gemma identified a gap in the botanical vodka market as an alternative to gin. When Damson No 12 was entered into the Great Taste Awards it was immediately awarded two stars in its first year. It has subsequently won multiple awards and is still made to the same recipe in the same careful way. In 2020, Gemma created a new product. Botanic No 7 which tells the same orchard story, and brings a collection of […]
Gun Dog Gin produces small-batch, hand-crafted gin liqueurs using fruit locally grown in Herefordshire, blended with British gin. Treat yourself to these deliciously smooth and aromatic gin liqueurs for a true taste of Herefordshire. The full range includes Raspberry, Rhubarb, Damson, Blackcurrant and Quince, and all can be enjoyed neat as a small measure or over ice. Mix any flavour with soda or lemonade for a longer, refreshing drink or even add to a glass of your favourite fizz! These beautiful bottles, bursting with Herefordshire fruit, can be found in farm shops, delis and in specialist wine and spirit suppliers across the UK. Buy direct from www.gundoggin.co.uk
Chapters is a modern British restaurant located within the old meeting rooms of St John’s chapel in Hay-on-Wye. Hay is known around the world for its fantastic bookshops and literary festival, with the addition of great restaurants and being right on the Welsh/English border it is the perfect spot for a quick staycation. Open 4 evenings a week with seasonally changing set menus Chapters highlights what the local area has to offer by supporting many of the small independent food and drink producers that make the town great. After years in the industry chef owner Mark McHugo and partner Charmaine Blatchford combined their experiences of working in fine dining restaurants and have created the relaxed environment that they enjoy when eating out. The restaurant opened in July 2019 with the ongoing journey of sustainability at its core, for example the kitchen produces zero food waste, recycles all of its cooking oil and uses eco-friendly cleaning products. Throughout the year items are foraged, then pickled, fermented or preserved so you can enjoy the tastes of spring & summer through the cold winter months. Along with continuing the support of the fruit & veg suppliers in the area the aim of 2021 […]
Silver Circle Distillery produce handmade craft spirits in the Monmouthshire village of Catbrook, deep in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The distillery launched in June 2019 with the aim of developing an exciting spirits brand that uses local ingredients in unique products that are synonymous with the Wye Valley. A Welsh distillery, proud to be part of a growing scene of craft spirits producers in Wales.
Dining at Lemore Manor Hotel & Resort is a journey of the senses. There are so many ways to dine. If your palette leans toward the elegant and more formal then the glorious bistro tastes in The Manor House will suit. If you prefer the more informal then there is the lively vibe of The Chalet – something new to Lemore. This Winter, you can also expect your own Alpine Ski experience, with Après Ski and Ski Sunday to name but a few. If you are looking for tranquil and intimate then private dining from The Glass House or The Lakeside Pod will be more to your liking. Dining is now open to non-residents from Wednesday through to Sunday for Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Teas. Learn more about Lemore Manor Hotel & Resort.
Mediterrané Restaurant Hereford is a Mediterranean restaurant and pizzeria on the outskirts of Hereford, mixing flavours of the Mediterranean. The extensive menu contains traditional and innovative dishes to satisfy your taste-buds and whether you are a lover of meat or fish dishes or prefer vegetarian cooking, there is something for everyone. Open for restaurant bookings with the measures in place for you to enjoy your meal safely and also open for delivery from Deliveroo or for collections you can order on Just Eat or call the restaurant 01432 378202. (Available: Wednesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm)
Obilash is an Indian restaurant in Ross on Wye. Currently offering takeaway and collection services. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 17:30 to 23:00
Ramos Kebab & Pizza House is in Bromyard and offers Kebabs and Pizza to takeaway or collect. All pizzas are with homemade crusts, deep pan, thin crust and all made fresh to order. OPEN Mon – Sun 3pm – 10pm Tel: 01885 483777
The Green Bean Cafe offers great tea & coffee with freshly homemade cakes & light lunches with a shop attached which sells fruit, veg, wholefoods & deli produce. Set in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside in the village of Weobley, The Green Bean offers great tea & coffee, homemade cakes and light lunches to eat in or take away.
Edwards Plaice offers the very best in traditional fish and chips and is on Grandstand Road in Hereford. A local, family run, takeaway food establishment and offer traditional fish & chips, burgers, breakfasts and other meals, all available for takeaway or eating in.
The Old Stables Fish and Chip Shop is a traditional Fish & Chip Shop in Eywas Harold, Herefordshire. Current opening times below.
Flavours Bromyard is a family run restaurant and takeaway offering exclusive Indian Cuisine. Opening hours – Monday: 17:30 – 21:00 Tuesday: 17:30 – 21:00 Wednesday: 17:30 – 21:00 Thursday: 17:30 – 21:00 Friday: 17:30 – 22:00 Saturday: 17:00 – 22:00 Sunday: 17:30 – 21:00
Shabagh Tandoori & Balti Restaurant in Leominster has been established for over 22 years and provides air conditioned comfort for eating in as well as a free home delivery sevice within a 5 mile radius. The restaurant is able to seat up to 100 people and has a function room too. TAKE-AWAY: 10% discount (on collection orders only) Open every day (including bank holidays) from 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Marmaris Kebab and Pizza specialise in providing Kebabs and Pizzas in Hereford. Served with fresh salads and a 5 star hygiene rating, you are guaranteed quality whether its kebabs or pizzas. Home delivery available and Mararis are happy to deliver your order no matter how big or small! Open 3pm to Midnight everyday.
Y Pass Fish & Chip Shop is a traditional fish and chips takeaway and eat in cafe, tucked up a secret alley in the bustling market town of Ledbury and has been a chip shop since the 1960’s. They offer a wide range of fish such as Cod, Haddock, Hake and Pollock. They make their own fishcakes which have proved very popular. Also on offer is a varied vegetarian menu and they recently have developed their own vegan range such as vegan style fish and chips and vegan burgers all of which are made in house. Responding to customer’s requests Y-Pass have now included a gluten free options to their menu, pre-ordering is recommended. The fish is usually cooked to order meaning that it stays fresh, customers have commented that the batter is nice and light and the chips taste great. There is a seating area in the shop and additional seating in a small building adjacent to the building. Builders Breakfasts are a recent addition to the menu, after talking with customers it became clear that a good old-fashioned fry up was missing in Ledbury. Breakfasts are available 6 days a week 11.00 – 2pm Monday to Friday and […]
KFC is a takeaway food chain known for its buckets of fried chicken, plus wings & sides. It’s Finger Lickin’ Good All food is freshly prepared in their restaurants and there’s something for everyone! Open daily 10am – 11pm
Whitecross Fish Bar is a family run traditional fish and chip takeaway serving fresh fish daily and using locally sourced Herefordshire potatoes. You can order food online and the website is easy to use, fast and convenient. You can now order all your favourite dishes from the takeaway menu along with many more delicious options, and have them delivered straight to your door in no time at all. Whitecross Fish Bar pride themselves in offering great food at affordable prices. Keep an eye on their Website and Facebook page regularly to get up to date prices and exclusive special offers, for online customers only.
The Tearooms & Cafe at Ludlow Castle offer a delightful rest from browsing the history of this fine medieval castle. Operated by Les Petits Gris you will find a wonderful menu offering delicious bites to tickle your taste buds Open daily 10am-4pm and currently operating on a one-way system. Entry is through the Castle entrance. You will need to queue to enter. To book call 01584 878796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org See also Ludlow Castle
Taste Herefordshire feels passionately about their beautiful county and offers a fantastic Herefordshire food and drink experience. The Taste Herefordshire website brings many producers together giving consumers the opportunity to shop a wide variety of Herefordshire products in a single delivery direct to your door. Herefordshire has a long and rich heritage of food and drink pioneers and producers stretching back over centuries. More recent times have seen the emergence of a new and exciting generation of specialist food producers offering a wide range of innovative and traditional products aimed at food and drink lovers who value the passion, craft and dedication which make their produce so special. Taste Herefordshire share the stories behind its food and drink makers and the products they produce. If you’re not lucky enough to already live in Herefordshire they’ll try and tempt you to visit again or if you’ve not been here before to come and discover all that this amazing county has to offer. The Taste website enables you to: Discover the amazing variety of food and drink products Herefordshire has to offer through a simple “one click” shopping experience. Browse through the wonderful producer stories and find out more about the unique […]
Enjoy a guided tour of Wythall Estate’s Vineyard followed by a tutored wine tasting in the Manor house. South Herefordshire has an excellent grape-growing environment, and the Wythall Estate near Ross-on-Wye provides a wonderful experience to understand more about the wine-making process and of course the growing and harvesting of these special vines. Vineyard tours and tutored wine tastings take place on Saturdays throughout the year. Each tour is a maximum of 25 people and pre‑booking is required. Groups are welcome and group organisers should contact the estate by email to discuss available dates. The Vineyard Tour Arrive at 12.00 noon for a walking tour of the Vineyard with Frank. He will talk about the grape varieties grown at Wythall Estate, the pruning methods used and explain about the vine management from planting through to harvesting. Frank will also share his knowledge of growing, maintaining and harvesting the grape varieties chosen, all of which perfectly suit the English climate and are now producing Wythall’s unique and award‑winning wines. Wine Tasting Following the tour of the vineyard, owner Jamie McIntyre will welcome the group into the dining room at Wythall Manor. Guests will be able to taste all the wines currently […]
The Angel is a 4 Silver Star property, located in the centre of Abergavenny and has been named ‘Welsh Hotel of The Year 2020’ by The Good Hotel Guide. Situated between 7 hills on the Welsh/English border, Abergavenny is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to Wales’. The Angel is in the centre of Abergavenny and is a two minute walk from Abergavenny Castle and the beautiful Linda Vista Gardens. The hotel is within walking distance of Abergavenny Train Station and there is plenty of parking available nearby (either on site or across the street in the public car park). The Oak Room Restaurant strives for culinary excellence and exquisite service. Chefs Paul Brown and Wesley Hammond lead The Angel’s talented culinary team to provide guests an inviting, approachable and valuable dining experience. The Angel aims to provide simple, good quality food with an approach that involves choosing the freshest and finest ingredients, paired with inspired culinary creations and live entertainment on weekends. Also see The Angel Hotel
Michelin Star Gastronomy ‘Pensons Restaurant is Herefordshire’s prized Michelin Star destination, led by head chef Chris Simpson. Having only opened in January 2019 on the beautiful Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border it encapsulates a love and respect for quality, seasonal, local produce. Owned by the Darnley family, the team spent eighteen months transforming a range of derelict farm-buildings into a fantastic re-imagined space that retains all the heritage of its past combined, with the new and contemporary. The perfect venue for modern and imaginative, yet unpretentious cooking. Pensons provides the kitchen with the opportunity to farm, forage and grow many of the ingredients from the Estate, as well as showcasing the amazing produce from the local area, bringing to life an ethos of eating locally, seasonally and sustainably and truly is Estate To Plate. With its own kitchen garden, bee hives, animals, game and endless foraging opportunities in the woods, they source any increasing amount of produce from the Estate, as well as other carefully selected local suppliers. Netherwood Estate also has two luxury holiday homes for your leisure breaks, see The Hyde and The Freeth
THE COURTYARD IN HEREFORD IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE HEALTH RISKS WITH CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE READ THEIR STATEMENT HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS. Previous winners of a Flavours of Herefordshire Awards, The Courtyard’s Café Bar is set in the impressive glass fronted atrium of the venue. Whether watching a film, seeing a show or just passing by, The Courtyard has many mouth-watering treats to tempt you and a lovely brand-new Anglo-Italian menu. Enjoy a wide range of hot and cold drinks and delicious home-baked goodies. Try our famous quiches and exciting salads, mouth-watering main meals or lighter snacks – all made using the best of local ingredients and perfect for lunch or dinner. Take in the view from the first-floor Mezzanine, watch the world go by from the Café or enjoy the sunshine on the patio on warmer days. Meeting for business (FREE WiFi) or pleasure, with friends, with the kids or alone, The Courtyard is the perfect place to relax. For those with special diets we can make a variety of amendments to cater for specific needs. Our staff are arts enthusiasts with a passion for great food and drink and good times. Or if you’re in a rush, grab a takeaway […]
Bill’s Kitchen is now open at All Saints church in the heart of Hereford (created by food writer and restaurateur Bill Sewell) it is a great space for socially distanced dining: calm, spacious and airy. BIll is well known for delicious and sustainable daily breakfast, lunch and beautiful coffee, created from the finest, seasonal Herefordshire produce including free-range bacon, sausage, ham and chicken, farm-fresh cheese, eggs, fruit juice and cider from local farms. The café also bakes fresh bread, cakes, pizza and scones daily, and has a great range of foodie gifts and cookbooks and a great choice of takeaway. Open Monday – Saturday: 8am – 4pm
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 […]
Iconic hotel in City centre location With a full refurbishment underway in 2019, this grand old hotel is getting a major face lift. Whenever you visit this year, all are guaranteed a warm welcome from the friendly staff and a comfortable stay in one of the 83 bedrooms. Whether looking for a romantic break, a trip with friends, a family getaway or solo business trip there is a room to suit every traveller. All rooms are en suite and benefit from free WiFi. Guests and day visitors alike will soon be able to enjoy some of the best food and drink Herefordshire has to offer in the hotel coffee shop, restaurant, cocktail bar or lounge – please check the website for launch dates! The Hereford (Restaurant) Welcoming residents and non-resident, The Hereford, will launch in September 2019 with an exciting menu of modern British food. Look for light lunches, a la carte evening menus and classic Sunday roasts, with local produce and of course Hereford steak featuring highly on the menu. The Hereford Restaurant (Opening Sunday 1st September) Monday-Saturday Lunch 12.00 – 14.30 Monday – Thursday Dinner 18.00-21.30 Friday – Saturday Dinner 18.00-22.00 Sunday Extended Lunch 12.00-20.30 Bookings can be […]
Chase Distillery is a family owned, British Field to Bottle distillery, creating fine spirits from their farm in Herefordshire. They set up their business in 2008 to challenge the status quo in the white spirits industry. If people are interested in the terroir for their wine or the barrel aging for their whisky, then why shouldn’t they be interested in how their white spirits have been crafted? Why Chase? Well, they grow British Potatoes which they distil into Chase Vodka and then blend or redistil into their range of spirits, including Chase GB Gin. The Chase family have a passion for farming and distil from scratch, taking 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes to make every bottle. The quality of Chase’s products isn’t by chance. It takes meticulous dedication, craftsmanship and passion from the team. This approach, entirely from field to bottle, really makes Chase different and it is something you can taste in their spirits. Visit the Field to Bottle distillery in Herefordshire, just four miles from Hereford City centre. Chase Distillery’s unique tour and tasting experience unlocks some of the secrets and skills that go into creating their award-winning range of spirits. Your expert guide will talk you through everything […]
Chase Distillery is a family owned, British Field to Bottle distillery, creating fine spirits from their farm in Herefordshire. They set up their business in 2008 to challenge the status quo in the white spirits industry. If people are interested in the terroir for their wine or the barrel aging for their whisky, then why shouldn’t they be interested in how their white spirits have been crafted? Why Chase? Well, they grow British Potatoes which they distil into Chase Vodka and then blend or redistil into their range of spirits, including Chase GB Gin. The Chase family have a passion for farming and distil from scratch, taking 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes to make every bottle. The quality of Chase’s products isn’t by chance. It takes meticulous dedication, craftsmanship and passion from the team. This approach, entirely from field to bottle, really makes Chase different and it is something you can taste in their spirits. Browse Chase Distillery’s Field to Bottle spirits here. Why not visit Chase Distillery, just four miles from Hereford City centre, where you can unlock some of the secrets and skills that go into creating their award-winning range of spirits on one of their unique tour and […]
If you are considering something different, look no further than the exclusive tours around the British Cassis farm in Herefordshire. The tours will provide interest and just a little taste of this delicious liqueur. The estate is set in the rolling fields of Herefordshire where White Heron Properties grow 150 acres of blackcurrants, some of it destined for British Cassis. Whittern Farms, near Kington in North Herefordshire is where British Cassis was born and is still made today. The tour includes the following: Walk through the Blackcurrant fields and the farm, tasting the fruits at their freshest (during the summer months only) whilst drinking in the fresh air and tranquillity of beautiful north Herefordshire. Visit the small Cassiserie where you will be taken through the steps of manufacture. Bottle your own Cassis which you will take home with you at the end of the day. Enjoy a cocktail demonstration and sample the results. Hear how founder and farmer Jo Hilditch manages a vibrant fruit farm and drinks business (amongst other pursuits) and how she battled Dragons on the road to success! Have the opportunity to buy gifts and stock up your drinks cabinet with this deliciously versatile product. Tour costs: […]
Convivial casual dining with designs on top The perfect combination of fine food and unique shopping finds under one roof tucked away in picturesque peacefulness The Restaurant Easy to miss in its courtyard, but well worth seeking out, The Malthouse has become a firm destination on Ledbury’s foodie map with locals and visitors alike. With a long reputation for quality dining, the original husband and wife team Jim and Tracy reclaimed it in 2017 to resurrect a varied menu packed with flavour and ingredients for diners looking for something a little different. Think sandwiches from regional produce and artisan breads, rich chowders instead of soup, an evening menu with a European influence and you’ll know this is far from basic fayre. Bare wood furniture and the café style atmosphere makes this a relaxed venue for daily breakfast, lunch and evening suppers or the a cosy coffee and delicious cake stop mid morning and afternoon. Dine al fresco in the pretty courtyard knowing you have a secret spot in the very heart of this bustling market town. The Gallery Upstairs above the restaurant you’ll find the business’s accompanying gallery. Rustic chic home and garden pieces, fun ornaments, gorgeous gifts and humorous […]
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.
Two bakers. One professional, one novice. Brought together through a passion for Real Bread and a mission to share it with the local community. Peter Cook was Head Baker at Price & Sons in Ludlow for over 20 years, winning Best Speciality Loaf at the Baking Industry Awards and many other top industry awards. Shona Kelly, a former marketer in London, swapped the city for the country and an office for a bakery. A home-baker turned pro, learning on the job as she went. They opened their doors in March 2014 and have since won several Awards, including the top prize at the World Bread Awards and Best Food Producer at the Visit Herefordshire Awards for Excellence for the past two years. You’ll find no added nonsense in their loaves. Just four ingredients – organic flour, water, yeast (mostly wild) and sea salt. Flavour is developed naturally, with each loaf made slowly by hand over two-three days. This long fermentation provides you with a hearty, nutritious loaf that is easy to digest. Their best-selling ‘Ledbury Loaf’ is three days in the making and makes great toast for up to a week. You’ll find their bread and pastries on the shelves […]
UPDATE: Online orders and deliveries only. Myrtle’s Kitchen is a small company which is big with flavour, creating new & exciting preserves that wake up the taste buds. All made traditionally by hand but with a contemporary twist. Using local knowledge and producer network to pick up the finest, freshest ingredients. It’s all about the personal touch with Myrtle’s Kitchen. “Mad as March Hares”. You have to be a little bit bonkers to be in the Myrtle’s crew who work hard, and laugh hard. Every day in their Herefordshire based kitchen is a joy, especially as if you walk out of the door you have a spectacular view of the Malvern Hills. Life doesn’t get much better. Myrtle’s Kitchen did start with a mango and making copious amounts of the now award winning mango chutney for friends and family. That was in 2014 and now they have a diverse range which continues to grow in number and sells from delicatessens to farm shops.
Rowlestone Farmhouse ice cream embraces the diversified enterprises that have evolved on a small family run dairy farm in the foothills of the Black Mountains of Herefordshire. Whilst the handmade ice cream is at the core of the business the ‘open farm’ and the small exempted campsite are integral to the whole and complement each other. The farm opens at Easter until the end of September. Visitors can access play areas and a woodland adventure trail via a wildlife garden, walk through ancient semi-natural woodland and flower meadows taking in the wonderful views this landscape affords. Campers are provided with clean, well maintained and up to date wash and shower facilities. Grass Pitches are provided either with or without electricity. Well behaved dogs are welcome. The ice cream parlour shows off the products made in the adjacent ‘production room’ ;a process which can be viewed most Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Light lunches, snacks , tea, coffee and cold drinks are also provided. Many events are attended throughout the summer months; shows, fetes, fund raisers and food festivals with Ice cream and sorbet dispensed either from a cart or traditional serve overs. Private functions and weddings may also be […]
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 […]
Lemore Manor Hotel & Resort holds the key to a world of much needed escapism in Herefordshire. This 17th-century manor house resort features, en-suite lodges, outdoor dining hubs, kitchen gardens and country experiences. The ultimate rural retreat in the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are considering a wedding, intimate corporate event or a romantic escape for two, your stay at Lemore will be like no other. A truly special service, created around you. Dining Experiences extras include a unique range of facilities for both lunch and dinner. The Lakeside Pod, The Glass House, The Chalet for an Alpine experience this winter or dining in the Manor House. Private Dining and Tasting Menus can all be catered for a special occasion. See below for more details on these options. Accommodation choices include: The Garden Room – a private self contained lodge for couples offering B&B as above and with hot tub and secluded garden. The Shepherds Huts/Lodges – 5 luxury huts with ensuites and their own hot tubs, pizza ovens and butler service. Sold by the night for B&B with the option to have breakfast in the house through the winter. The Main house offers 10 Rooms and is open […]
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
The Organic Store in the heart of Ross-on-Wye At Field Fayre, you’ll find everything you need for a wonderful organic shopping experience – from organic fruit and veg, organic meat and fish, local artisan breads and pastries, everything for organic baking and cooking, the best range of organic beers, wines and spirits within a 50mile radius and much, much more. Treat yourselves with the large range of organic, gluten free products including Booja Booja ice cream and chocolates, crackers and crisps and stacks of gluten free bread. The creators of Field Fayre believe organic is better. It’s good food as it should be, not adulterated, faked or pumped full of stuff none of us should be eating. There’s a depth to the taste that flavor enhancers just can’t mimic. Aside from that, it’s good for the environment, animal welfare and most importantly our family’s health. The award-winning little shop in the heart of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire is full of everything organic – and fantastic customer service that means whatever you are looking for can usually be found. Where ever possible all food is sourced locally, there are some wonderful organic producers in the area. A few comments made by customers: “In […]
Hergest Croft Gardens lies in the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains. From spring bulbs to autumn colour this is a garden for all seasons. There are gorgeous flower borders. An old fashioned Kitchen Garden with a Rose Garden; Spring Borders with carpets of bulbs; and unusual vegetables; the Azalea Garden with spectacular colour in the spring: and Park Wood, with thirty foot high rhododendrons are fantastic all to discover. Autumn colour throughout the gardens is superb The Gardens are the perfect place to explore and relax. Teas and light lunches, provided by the award-winning Ridgeway Catering, specialising in local homemade food, are available in the old Dining Room and outside on the Terrace. Plants Sales contains many rare and unusual specimens from all over the world. A wide range of gifts are presented in the Hall. There are special entry rates for pre-booked groups of 20 or more.
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
Croft Castle sits deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland. This intimate house became the Croft family home before the Domesday Book. 2019 marks 75 years since D-Day and 80 years since the start of the Second World War. To commemorate these significant anniversaries, we’re sharing the stories of the Croft family from 1939-45. Families can step back in time and discover what life was like at Croft when it was a school for evacuated children during the war, with dressing up and games in the Family Room. In the castle you can live life as Sir James Croft and find out how the family bought back their home in 1923. Explore the family photographs or sit and read through the auction catalogues. Look out for the 1950s photographs and memorabilia which detail how Croft was at risk of demolition before 1957 and what it was like here then. Step outside and explore the working walled garden complete with historic orchards, vineyard and 1908 glasshouse. Find out more about our project to restore the glasshouse and how you can support our work. Look out for the Georgian stable block and […]
Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. This year, we’re embarking on our ambitious Garden Project. This aims to restore, revive and reimagine ‘Capability’ Brown’s iconic walled garden and pleasure grounds for future generations. We’re working in partnership with local community groups to ensure the vision for the gardens are co-created and beneficial for the local community. We need to raise £200,000 to repair the garden walls, including the rare curved section, which is one of only two left surviving in this style. From July 2019, you’ll be able to step inside and explore this area for the first time. Find out how you can support the project on your next visit and ask the team about the various fundraising events and gardening workshops we have planned for the coming year. In the centre of the walled garden, you can discover ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’, a bold contemporary pavilion designed by internationally renowned artists, Heather and Ivan Morison. Inspired by Berrington’s Georgian origins and eighteenth-century culture, this 8-metre-tall by 8-metre-wide pink structure inhabits the walled garden; highlighting the importance of this piece of ‘living history’ as the final masterpiece of ‘Capability’ […]
Brockhampton Invites visitors to discover more about key figures from the past At the heart of this 687-hectare (1700-acre) farmed estate lies Lower Brockhampton , a romantic timber-framed manor house dating back to the late 14th century. The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse, built 1530-40. There are miles of walks through orchards, park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, historic damson and apple orchards and the picturesque Lawn Pool. Brockhampton is home to a rich variety of wildlife, from rare bugs and beetles in our ancient orchards to a wide range of bird species which you might spot from our wildlife hide. Steeped in history, Brockhampton has witnessed many changes. Inside the manor house, explore 600 years of history and discover the families which have made this special place home. Each room takes you to a different era of history; from the wealthy landowners of medieval times to the Georgian gentleman who lived here before building a mansion house at the top of the hill. More recently the manor house was home to farming families including Mr and Mrs Dennett the gamekeeper and his wife and Val and Marion Freegard. Discover the […]
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 Bar & Bistro Visitors are spoilt for choice at Castle House with the award-winning Castle Restaurant overlooking the old Hereford Castle moat, and the more informal Bar and Bistro. It’s the best dining in Hereford! […]
A vast amazing and unique collection of independent shops The Hop Pocket shopping village offers a welcome change to characterless out-of-town locations and an alternative to the High Street. Set on a large site at the base of Fromes Hill on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, it is a real year-round destination where you will always find a huge range of shops and great gifts. it is the perfect venue for meeting friends, a family day out or simply an indulgent day-trip, ample onsite parking makes this an easily accessible location for a full day out and a most enjoyable way to take home something different. First started as a small shop in 1988, the gift shop is now twenty times its original size. An ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ or ‘Little Harrods’ with a large range of items, from handmade crafts to gifts of all sizes and value. You can even buy your very own Hop Garland or have one delivered! New in 2019 the Food Hall combines all the food and wine shops to create a wonderful, new area that stocks fine and wonderful things to eat and drink, with a focus on amazing local suppliers including free range eggs, meat, chocolate, fudge, […]
Home of the Mappa Mundi Hereford Cathedral is built on a place of worship used since Saxon times. It contains some of the finest examples of art and architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the famous Mappa Mundi, the medieval Chained Library and the Hereford Magna Carta. Hereford’s elegantly restored Cathedral Close sits at the heart of our historic city and diocese, with new social spaces, artworks and interpretation for you to enjoy. From Monday 27 July, the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition will be reopening for visitors with a brand new exhibition, The Two Thomases. Further details here Mappa Mundi The Mappa Mundi is a unique medieval treasure, recording how scholars interpreted the world over 700 years ago. More than a thousand drawings and inscriptions show cities and towns, Biblical events, plants, animals, birds, strange creatures and monstrous races. The map bears the name of its author ‘Richard of Haldingham or Lafford’ (Holdingham and Sleaford in Lincolnshire). Recent research suggests a date of about 1300 for the creation of the map. Mappa Mundi is drawn on a single sheet of vellum (calf skin) measuring 64″ by 52″ (1.58 x 1.33 metres), tapering towards the […]
Magical Aardvark Books is situated in a series of stone barns in Brampton Bryan Brampton Bryan is an historic and beautiful village in the north of Herefordshire on the Shropshire border on the A4113 road between Leintwardine and Knighton. Aardvark Books bookshop contains over 50,000 new and second hand titles across all subject areas, and has a very popular café which serves refreshments, home-made cakes and light lunches. Almost all new books are half-price or less, and the shop includes a fantastic range of books from latest blockbusters to antiquarian gems. There is ample parking for cars and coaches, and the café can seat 40 people comfortably. Throughout the year Aardvark organises a range of events including art exhibitions, a Civil War Re-enactment in conjunction with the English Civil War Society (in August), plus markets and music events. For more details of events have a look on their website. Open 7 Days a Week: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
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.
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. With over 90 local suppliers, Oakchurch Farm Shop at Staunton-on-Wye is a veritable culinary showcase for a true ‘Taste of Herefordshire’. The family owned and run business is proud to support fellow local farmers, growers and food and drinks producers. You’ll find an awesome food hall with butchery, deli and greengrocer, an amazing garden and plant centre, fashion, handbags, jewellery & watches, homeware, toys, gifts, a popular restaurant, homeware, cookshop and even cleaning materials. Oakchurch Farm Shop really does have everything you need all under one roof for a great day out. The Oakchurch farm supplies the butchery with their own melt-in-the-mouth award winning beef and a selection of soft fruit and vegetables and the cooks in the Oakchurch kitchens lovingly hand-make delicious ready-made meals, award winning pies, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, roulades, treacle tarts, yummy cakes and more. It’s no wonder the food hall at Oakchurch Farm Shop is fondly know by the locals as the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire.’ Of course, its the strawberries that Oakchurch Farm Shop is most famous for. That’s how it all started, and they’ve been growing them on the farm since 1970! Don’t forget to try […]
The Riverside Inn’s pretty black and white premises has it all Set in the picturesque village of Aymestrey, 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