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
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 […]
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. 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 top with a rounded apex. The geographical material of the map is contained within a circle measuring 52″ in diameter and reflects the thinking of the medieval church […]
Pixley Berries lives and dreams of juice and fruit. Based in the heart of Herefordshire in Ledbury, Pixley Berries can quench your thirst with their much loved cordials which have a loyal following for very good reasons. They live with taste, flavour, aroma and colour derived from the fruits we squeeze and supply a naturally delicious cordial which contains lashings of juice along with sugar and water. Nothing else is added. The wide range includes Blackcurrant made from their very own special Blackcurrant, “Pixley Black” selected for its fantastic flavour and ability to withstand present changes to climate. Pixley also work with a wealth of varieties to create niche blends of flavour. These rich English cordials will mix to create exhilarating cocktails when blended with wines, sparkling wines, vermouth or spirits. Pixley Berries are also a specialist European ingredient supplier of NFC juices, Concentrates and Purees to leading packers, bottlers and consumer brands, including the functional drinks industry. Learn more.
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 […]
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 […]
Find The Cutting Block Farm Shop at The Hop Pocket Shopping Village, The Cutting Block Farm Shop is home to an experienced traditional butcher who offers the best quality well hung LOCAL meat, seen hanging in the shop. All meats are at competitive prices and fully traceable, offering you all your daily requirements from a local butcher. The Farm Shop boasts over 40 types of cheese, Olives, homemade pies, chutney, preserve, first class sausages, faggots, fresh bread and pastries. Look out for seasonal and festive foodie treats often made by local suppliers and artisans. Part of The Hop Pocket Shopping Village near Bromyard.
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
The Bridge Inn opened its doors in Spring 2019, easing into the Valentines period for those looking for a secluded romantic date night. Under the careful management of Kasia and William Chambers. Both hospitality specialists, with William having been a chef around the world for many years and Kasia running many a bar and front of house, they married in the summer of 2018. They have began the long arduous task of bringing the neglected property up to their requirements. A new Kitchen, Bar and Dining areas, Beer Garden and Terrace, and plans for exciting new cocktail and feasting menus and events are on the way. In its wonderful riverside location, the characterful building is designed with plenty of oak, stone and modern rustic charm. Very much off the beaten track, the couple are wisely looking to see where demand will take them to steer their menu and offer. Open and serving 6 days a week (closed only on Mondays) from 12pm until 12midnight (11pm on Sundays) the menu will be casual during the day, with light bites and tapas style dishes for the day tripper and impromptu visitor, stylishly presented and packed with world flavours as well as local produce from […]
James at The Seafood Bar is located on the upper floor of Labels Shopping at Ross Park and open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon -3pm. Dishes are freshly made to order… sit back and relax at the bar whilst watching the Chefs prepare your lunch. Book your table, by phoning: 01989 552160 SAMPLE MENU TO START Home smoked salmon with rocket salad and a horseradish & dill cream £7.95 Fishcakes of the day, fresh salad and crab slaw £7.95 Home smoked Sea Trout Scotch egg served with red pepper ketchup £8.50 MAIN OR STARTER Seafood platter thick smoked salmon, home hot smoked trout & chilli & lemon prawns beetroot syrup and lemon oil (Starter) £8.00 (Main) £15.00 (Sharer for two) £25 MAINS Bouillabaisse, rustic French style fish soup with chunky cod, King prawns & mussels served with toasted bread and rouille on the side £14.50 Classic Moules Mariniere served with crusty bread, fries and aioli £14.50 Bouillabaisse served with toasted bread and rouille on the side £14.50 Pan Fried cod loin, roasted red pepper sauce with lemon & chilli King prawns £12.50 Monkfish wrapped in bacon on a smoked garlic and butter bean mash with a tarragon and caper dressing £15.50 Torbay sole with brown shrimp and samphire butter with cucumber dressing £14.50 Smoked […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 and Ruffled Feathers 3.8% crisp, bright ale. Look out for seasonal specials such as Black Swan 4.5% roasted coffee stout; Swan on the Wye 4.2% pale summer ale; Swan Small Step, 4.1% cosmic 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 brewery shop is open on Fridays 9 […]
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 great gifts and cards, clothing and footwear, art, craft, toys, garden centre, home-ware, furniture, antiques, food and drink, and lots more. The extensive restaurant and tearooms offers delicious homemade cakes, lunches and afternoon teas, while the large childrens’ outdoor play area makes it a destination for all the family. 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 bring home something different. Shops include A Craft Centre, Restaurant, Women’s men’s and children’s clothing, Footwear, Furniture and home interiors, large toy shop, Wine merchants, Garden centre, Butchers, Clusters Emporium (button bar, dolls house miniatures, antiques, bags etc), Glass & Lighting studio and an Independent travel agents. Open: From January to October: Tuesday 10am to 5.30pm Wednesday 10am to 5.30pm Thursday 10am to 5.30pm Friday 10am to 5.30pm […]
Winner – AA Friendliest B&B of the year 2018 The Temple Bar Inn is situated in the centre of the village of Ewyas Harold, on the ramblers’ Herefordshire Trail, and is an ideal sustenance stop or place to stay for walkers, cyclists, and visitors wishing to explore the Welsh Marches, Black Mountains, Offa’s Dyke, the Golden Valley, Hay-on-Wye and the River Monnow. First licenced in the 1850s, and now sympathetically and extensively refurbished by the Jinman family owners, it is managed as a freehouse with bar, games room, restaurant, function room, outside seating area, and three ensuite B&B rooms. With an intriguing history packed with myths and legends, over the years it has been used as a court house, corn exchange, stable, butchers, and school room, and it has been suggested that the land on which it was built has links with the Knights Templars. The B&B rooms are situated on the first floor and are all doubles, one of which has space for an extra single bed if required. Each room has a colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities and is designed in country chic fashion. Free WIFI. Number of Rooms: 3. The Temple Bar Inn restaurant Whether you have been walking, […]
The Green Dragon Hotel offers guests independent style and historic ambience in an iconic setting in the heart of Hereford City. With a full new refurbishment in Spring 2019, 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 well appointed, en suite and benefit from free WiFi. Guests and day visitors alike can enjoy some of the best food and drink Herefordshire has to offer in the hotel coffee shop, restaurant, cocktail bar or lounge. The hotel also boasts some of the largest internal function space in the city centre, with fabulous ballroom and a variety of meeting rooms for private use, the dedicated event coordinators can help you plan weddings, conferences, workshops and more for large or small groups. Look out for an exciting calendar of events featuring live music, party nights, exhibitions and lectures on offer throughout the year too. A perfect base from which to explore all that the charming city has to offer, the hotel is a short […]
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 […]
Elegant Georgian hotel set on the edge of the beautiful city of Hereford. Aylestone Court is a beautiful home-from-home where guests can retreat and relax in comfort to enjoy good food and great hospitality. Originally a grand family home, Aylestone Court has been lovingly restored to the hotel it is today, offering 6 en suite guest bedrooms, 2 dining rooms, a licensed bar and guests’ sitting room. The Grade II listed property has retained many original features such as the pretty shuttered windows, marble fireplaces, sparkling chandeliers and some period antiques. It is discreetly elegant throughout while retaining a cosy homely air. The bedrooms are all en suite, some fitted with baths and all with showers, with modern features including televisions, irons and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant offers a daily evening menu for guests using locally sourced produce wherever possible and breakfast is equally delicious with buffet options of fruit, cereals and yoghurts followed by traditional cooked dishes. Private parking is provided for all guests and the train and bus stations are less than 5 minutes on foot. The historic city centre is a 10 minute walk, as is the Old Market which houses a range of shops and restaurants. Book […]
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 Inn at Woolhope 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. Learn more.
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.
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. 2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, which granted certain women the right to vote for the first time. To celebrate this important milestone, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Croft’s key women through objects and items in the collection, from the first weekend in May onwards. You can also discover what life was like at Croft during 1918 with a poignant display on the First World War in the Ambassador’s Room and living history weekends throughout 2018. 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. Big kids and little kids can enjoy 1950s games and toys in the family room, complete with costumes for dressing up. Step outside […]
Only in Herefordshire will you find fantastically names hamlets like Trumpet and what surprises await you when you do. Midway between Hereford City and Ledbury, tucked neatly on the main Trumpet crossroads and traffic lights, is Trumpet Corner Tearoom, Galleries and Garden. Pull in straight from the road to the ample car park, and venture through the iron gates to discover a little slice of wonderland. With an excellent reputation for beautifully moist and flavourful cakes, the tearoom is a real destination in a wonderfully private setting overlooking a pretty secret garden, in which you can sit on a warm day to enjoy the tweet of the birds and the smell of the rose arch. The aromas of freshly baked scones (for their award-winning cream teas), drizzle cakes, iced confections, and general slices of delicious naughtiness mingle with savoury smells of lovely hot and cold light lunches, all freshly prepared in the tearoom kitchens. Potter into the Gallery spaces, which showcases the work of many local artists from iron, wood and metalwork to jewellery and textiles, glass design, ceramics, silversmithing, to prints, paintings, illustrations, cards and photography. Inspiration and temptation is everywhere for gifts, for treats and all for sale. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Brockhampton Estate 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 Estate, 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 the park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, the picturesque Lawn Pool and various sculptures depicting parts of the history of Brockhampton and the local area. This is home to a rich variety of wildlife, along with historic farming breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep. 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 changes that […]
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 […]
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 […]
Border Bean is situated on the High Street, opposite the commemorative Victorian town clock in the small and quirky market town of Kington, just off the Offa’s Dyke path. Call in for light lunches, gourmet coffee roasted in Herefordshire and delicious homemade cakes. Wonderful smells of freshly baked cheese scones, bubbling pots of soup and a tempting array of delicious cakes proudly home-baked on the premises. Vegan, vegetarian options and food intolerance’s are catered for too. Bread and Eccles cakes are sourced from a local artisan baker. Enjoy, the comfortable, bright interior of Border Bean which is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Opportunity to sit and catch up with friends, meet new people or enjoy peaceful time alone. Free Wi Fi is available and charging sockets for phones/devices. A variety of art is exhibited on the walls from local artists and available for sale. Kington has a lot to offer with regular markets offering artisan food and local crafts. The surrounding hills were inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles and Mike Oldfield’s second album Hergest Ridge. There is also plenty to do for families and children with play areas, animal park and swimming pool at the local spa all […]
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 […]
The Chase Hotel in Ross-on-Wye is one of Herefordshire’s finest Country House Hotels, due to its stunning Georgian architecture and excellent services and facilities. It is set in 11 acres of parkland that is surrounded by breathtaking countryside, yet is only a two minute walk from the centre of town with its shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has been recently refurbished in an elegant and contemporary style, which blends perfectly with the period charm of the building. Guests are able to truly relax, enjoying their stay in The Wye Valley in comfort. Whether looking for Bed & Breakfast accommodation near the Forest of Dean, an award winning restaurant, conference facilities with parking, or a wedding or event venue, The Chase Hotel offers quality and service. Offering stylish accommodation combining modern facilities with traditional elegance, bedrooms are located in two areas of this Herefordshire hotel: Four Poster Rooms and Executive Rooms are in the original Georgian part of the building, Superior and Standard Rooms are in the sympathetically-designed side annexe which overlooks the grounds All 36 en-suite bedrooms have digital television with DVD players and satellite channels, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, heating control, internet access, electric shaver point, power shower, security chains and spy hole, smoke alarms, trouser press, hairdryer and 24 hour […]
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.
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.
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. Learn more. Also see The Harp at Old Radnor accommodation.
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
Created as the ‘perfect house in the perfect setting’ Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. This year, the team at Berrington Hall are continuing to develop work on the Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds Restoration Project. For this we have developed a programme that focuses on the gardens and invites our visitors to enjoy them in a number of different ways, from live music to trails for families. We have acres of parkland to explore and enjoy. In the house, discover jewel-like interiors, designed by Henry Holland and home to the Harley, Rodney and Cawley families. Or you could explore some of the extreme fashions of the eighteenth-century in the wig and bum shop and discover the hidden ‘below stairs’. In the gardens you can discover ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’ 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 Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. […]
The Blue Room Restaurant at Longworth Hall offers a new concept in Fine Dining & Traditional Afternoon Tea. With arched alcoves, open log fire and antique paintings and prints, the restaurant is the perfect setting for Afternoon Tea, romantic dinners, or any excuse to eat fine food. Longworth Hall Hotel is a tastefully refurbished Georgian mansion set in beautiful Countryside in Lugwardine in Herefordshire. The restaurant serves fresh and creative dishes with a modern european flavour using locally sourced ingredients where possible. The chef specialises in an exciting take on matching meats, fish, and vegetarian dishes along with fresh hand made filled raviolis, tortellinis and gnocchi In some dishes, the protein becomes the side element with the pasta being the star. At the heart of the kitchen is the philosophy of keeping cookery traditional, food delicious and served in a modern way. Fine dining in a comfortable and relaxed Georgian home. Afternoon tea is available for parties of 2 or more and must be booked in advance. Tea is taken either in the restaurant, in the lounge or in the gardens, the choice is yours. Opening Hours Afternoon Tea – Daily from 12pm until 5pm – Reservations only Lunch – Friday […]
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
Radway Bridge Nurseries & Garden Centre was opened in 2002 by Andrew & Annabelle Pearson. It has progressed enormously from the early days and now offers a huge range of items that customers expect from a well-run Garden Centre. In the Plant area, Humphrey, Victoria, Shelly and Annabelle provide customers with the best possible plants and service you would expect from a good independent Garden Centre. The range and quality is legendary and includes a plant finding service for those hard to get plants! The new canopied area has proved a real winner as it keeps everyone dry whether they are choosing plants or picking a Christmas Tree. View our wonder Christmas Winter land throughout November and December Inside, Sharon, Doug, Ben, Robert and Joe make a special effort to help customers find exactly what they want and show nothing is ever too much trouble. Since the large indoor extension the garden centre now stock a huge range of items for the home and garden with everything from clothes, jewellery, food and drink to outdoor furniture and BBQ`s, giftware, cut flowers and of course everything Christmas. The new Green Biomass heating system is not only keeps the workforce warm but is reducing […]
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
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: […]
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.
Hergest Croft gardens is in the heart of beautiful North Herefordshire countryside and sits alongside Hergest Ridge at Kington. The gardens are as lovingly cared for today as they always have been and maintained in the Banks Family. Lawrence Banks and his wife, Elizabeth have managed the Gardens since 1988. He is the former Treasurer of the Royal Horticultural Society and she is a noted landscape architect and the RHS President since 2011. They have continued the tradition of planting newly introduced plants, particularly in the Maple Grove, which have been a feature of the garden since 1900. There is so much to discover at Hergest Croft, every visit can be like a first one! The gardens extend over 70 acres with more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs described as ‘one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs with over 85 Champion Trees’.There are five distinct areas: Hergest Croft Garden The Kitchen Garden with Spring and Herbaceous borders The Azalea Garden the Maple Grove The ParkWood There is a wonderful tea room in the old dining room which offers beautiful views while you relax with traditional home cooked food. In the hall is a gift shop, selling local wares and traditional gifts and a plant […]