UPDATE: Open on July 4th 2020. Restricted days and times so please check their Facebook page for latest information. 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 […]
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
UPDATE: Open with social distancing measures in place, two people per household/vehicle. Berries Restaurant & Coffee Shop open from July 4th 2020. 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 Yard is the newest concept from A Rule Of Tum. It was always the vision of the team to take the Hereford food scene to the next level by creating a permanent food and drink festival in the disused space behind their already thriving restaurants. The Yard opened in the summer of 2020 shortly after the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. Having been closed for several months of 2020 the team took this opportunity to use the car park and turn it into an outside seating area, capable of having socially distanced tables, and when the time comes being a great venue for festivals and more.” The Dark Kitchen is adjacent to The Yard behind the Burger Shop in Hereford. The food is a British take on Indian flavours headed up by chef Mike Fullard. You can order food for take away or to enjoy in our new outside eating drinking area; The Yard. Open from 3pm to 9pm Monday Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday. Contact The Yard through Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/_arot_/ Opening hours are: Mon: 9-10 Tues: 9-10 Wed: 9-10 Thurs: 9-10 Fri: 9-11 Sat: 9-11 Sun: 10-6 Also see The Bookshop and The Burger Shop
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 take 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, Food Hall (new in 2020), Clusters Emporium (button bar, dolls house miniatures, antiques, bags etc), Glass & Lighting studio and Mobility and Independent Living Aids From January to October: Tuesday 10am […]
UPDATE: Re-opening Tuesday July 7th 2020 for dine in customers. They will have limited bookable tables inside and some bookable tables undercover outside. They will also be extending their outside area to accommodate more walk ins, these seats will however be weather dependent. Every precaution to make sure both their staff and customers are as safe as possible will be taken. The Beefy Boys understand that not all of their customers will yet feel ready to venture out and eat in the restaurant so they will be continuing to offer collections and deliveries for those who would still rather dine at home. The new measures and systems in place will be a challenge for the team and they expect the measures and style of service to evolve and improve as they go. They ask that in these first few tentative days and weeks of finding their feet that people show their staff as much support, kindness, and understanding as possible-this is going to be very strange and new to everyone but they will do their very best to make it a great experience for everyone! Beefy Boys – A modern fun and relaxed restaurant with a fantastic outdoor space serving gourmet […]
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.
UPDATE: The Green Dragon will be re-opening on Saturday 1st August. The re-opening of the hotel will see the team at the Green Dragon Hotel welcome guests to their safe and spacious areas, including The Hereford, Garrick Lounge, Offa Bar, Orange Bar, and bedrooms, for those who are staying. They are committed to ensuring the hotel continues to be a safe place to work, visit and stay in, and can assure you that the health, safety, and wellbeing of all of their employees, guests, and third-party visitors is, as always, their utmost priority. You can find out more about their Covid-19 safety measures over on our website. In order to ensure the safety of their team and guests, each outlet will have a limited capacity so reserving a table in The Hereford and The Offa Bar is recommended. The Offa Bar is the go-to nightspot in Hereford town, but soon to be is their famous Ballroom. Book your table now to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails in a safe and ambient setting. Head to their website to find further information on reopening, including opening times and how to book your table. Iconic hotel in City centre location With a full refurbishment underway […]
UPDATE: Open from July 4th 2020. Please email to reserve a room or table, booking essential, initially we will be operating different opening hours, we will post our exciting new menus shortly on our website. 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 […]
UPDATE – Open from July 4th 2020 with social distancing measures in place. At The Crown Inn, Charismatic landlord, Matt Slocombe, ensures a warm, convivial atmosphere in country style surroundings, with room for larger parties as well as cosy tables for two. The Crown is so much more than a local village pub sitting at the heart of its community, it is a destination for visitors who enjoy good local ales, an excellent range of Herefordshire’s regional ciders and a hearty seasonal menu that includes pub classics as well as modern restaurant dishes. Ideally located for walkers in the area who just want to whet their whistle, or a family lunch or supper to enjoy fresh locally sourced produce whenever possible. This is a place where you don’t have to stand on ceremony but where a special occasion will also be just that. Look out for their themed curry nights, seasonal tasting menus and Sunday Lunch cooked as it should be – the Herefordshire way.
The 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
Owned by acclaimed mobile Herefordshire brand A Rule of Tum, The Burger Shop is located on Aubrey St, Hereford. Passionate about provenance, using the best, local, seasonal ingredients they consistently prepare delicious burgers, along with some other treats and beverages. The hip retro side-street environment encourages a fun vibe where fingers work better than cutlery and tucking-in is unavoidable. While the venue is informal, the food is undeniably gourmet and very hearty. Loaded with high quality meat, or flavoursome veggie options (like Falafel burgers), and stuffed with pickles, sauces and garnish, it’s not just about the traditional burgers and everything is far from ‘standard’. Yes, Farmer Tom’s beef burger, the Pulled Lamb burger and the Crispy Chicken burger are popular staples enveloped in toasted light brioche buns, though there are often specials like the sticky ribs, bbq wings, the Cornish Mackerel burger, the Confit Duck burger and more, then of course irresistible sides of house slaw, spicy onion rings and the famous rosemary fries. Housemade desserts are ever-changing. Eat in or takeaway. Opening times: MON – 12PM – 9PM TUES – 12PM – 9PM WED – 12PM – 9PM THURS – 12PM – 10PM FRI – 12PM – 10PM SAT […]
UPDATE: Castle House will be opening on Monday, 6th July. From this date, they will be welcoming B & B guests to stay in their townhouse, Number 25, only. The hope and aim is to fully re-open Castle House, offering their usual services, very soon. 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” […]
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.
The Bookshop is a modern British restaurant serving a daily brunch, a steak led evening menu and an award winning Sunday lunch. From 8am daily, brunch, great coffee, and cakes are served in a relaxed setting that has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate both working and socialising. The restaurant opens its doors in the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday (6pm-10pm) offering a menu continuing to celebrate organic vegetables and grass-fed steak, with the addition of a greater choice of seasonal fish, vegan and gluten-free dishes. The menu showcases the teams’ creativity in fermenting, pickling and foraging, and use of a handmade charcoal-fired Fogarty oven. On Sundays, the award-winning Sunday lunch (Observer Food Monthly Awards, Best Sunday Lunch 2017) is served between 12.30 – 6pm. Extended opening hours, relaxed drinking areas and a beautiful garden invites our customers to spend time enjoying drinks from a carefully created cocktail and drinks menu. Alongside a passion for serving stunning food, the team are also highly conscious of the need to constantly improve and reduce everyone’s impact on the planet. All their energy is from renewable sources, waste oil is turned into biodiesel, suppliers are local, and they have eliminated single-use plastics. Also […]
UPDATE: Open on July 15th 2020. Fully booked until w/c 20th July. Bookings being taken now. Awarded Michelin star in 2019 ‘Pensons Restaurant is Lee Westcott’s new restaurant that opened at the end of January 2019 on the beautiful Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border and encapsulates Lee’s love and respect for quality, seasonal, local produce. The only Michelin Star restaurant in Hereford it is already making its mark! The team spend 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 Lee’s modern and imaginative, yet unpretentious cooking. Pensons provides Lee and his team with the opportunity to farm, forage and grow some of the ingredients from the Estate, as well as showcasing the amazing produce from the local area, bringing to life his ethos of eating locally, seasonally and sustainably.. 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. Lee is very excited about the provenance and quality of the ingredients he will […]
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 […]