PLEASE READ THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST: nationaltrust.org.uk/press-release/the-national-trusts-latest-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 be using to create menus that are seasonal, local and sustainable, treating fresh produce with the […]
There really is no better way to spend the day! The River Café is a licensed cafe-bar-restaurant located across the boatyard with the Wye Valley Canoe Centre next door. It is a relaxed and informal space with tables on the decking overlooking the River Wye. Open from 8.30am, people gather for a coffee, pastry or a bacon sandwich before going out on the river. Ideally situated for those doing the Wye Valley Walk or the Sustran cycle network (route 8 and 42) for those on two wheels. Not just a hot chocolate and a muffin sort of a place, AA Gill the infamous food critic awarded 4 stars during the Hay Literature Festival. Free Wi-Fi is available at The River Café.
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.
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 […]
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.
Regarded as the UK’s ‘original and best’ church reordering project, Cafe @ All Saints blends Grade 1 listed medieval architecture with modern British design and hosts a range of concerts, exhibitions and supper events in the heart of Historic Hereford. Café @ All Saints (created by food writer and restaurateur Bill Sewell) is celebrated 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. Open Monday – Saturday: 8am – 4pm
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Hereford Cathedral Coronavirus Statement Tuesday 17 March 2020, 3.30 pm All non-worship events cancelled from Tuesday 17 March All tours and educational visits cancelled as of Wednesday 18 March Cathedral Café, Shop and Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition are closed from Wednesday 18 March Reading Room closed to public from Wednesday 18 March Further update this evening on public worship Read the full statement here. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RISK, PLEASE SEE STATEMENT BELOW: We have made the decision to close our doors for the foreseeable future as of today. Its not a decision taken lightly but we cannot continue with this uncertainty. Of course the health of our staff and customers comes first but believe me, my staff & us would prefer to continue to work if we could but it’s not financially viable! I also know I have lots of lovely customers that would try to continue to support us but in reality it wouldn’t be enough to keep the place running and staff paid – expensive places to run these pub/restaurants! Take away/delivery isn’t an option either for various reasons. I know a few places locally like The Red Lion at Peterstow & Harewood End Inn are staying open so we should support these, then at least they will have a fighting chance. Thank you to all our customers, we wish you all the best & stay safe. We will hopefully see you very soon when we are out the other side of this madness! Just a few miles outside Ross in the Wye Valley, set in beautiful rural Herefordshire, The Loughpool […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PLEASE READ THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST: nationaltrust.org.uk/press-release/the-national-trusts-latest-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19 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 […]
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
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sometimes the simplest things in life give you the most pleasure! Ever thought of keeping poultry or livestock in your garden or orchard? Not sure where to start? At Wynnes of Dinmore you will find everything you need including:- Livestock, Housing, Equipment, Feed, Bedding, Health & Hygiene Products, Books and Free Advice. What could be better than a few bantams, laying hens or ducks wandering around exploring in your garden for their next special treat? Not only will you find your family get enormous pleasure watching these delightful creatures but in exchange for good housing, premium feed & clean water they will reward you with the most delicious fresh and tasty eggs. Is this not the most productive pet? Or perhaps you would like a few friendly playful pygmy goat kids jumping around or gentle alpacas, or even a few lambs? At Wynnes of Dinmore they help to make your dreams reality, so why not Pop up and see what is on offer and how you can take the next step in choosing your next family member. Livestock includes: all types of poultry (laying hens, bantams, ducks, geese, quail, guinea fowl, peacocks) sheep, pigs, alpacas, pygmy goats. There is also […]
Wye Valley Brewery is situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside Located between Hereford and Bromyard the Wye Valley Brewery; a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask and bottle conditioned beer possible. The on-site brewery shop in Stoke Lacy offers a wide array of bottled ales, gift packs, branded merchandise and clothing, as well as locally produced artisan chutneys, rapeseed oils and hand-made hop jewellery. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturdays during December in the run up to Christmas. If you’re keen to know a little more about how their beers are brewed, you can book on to one of the quarterly brewery tours. The tours take you through the whole brewing process in the award-winning, energy-efficient brewhouse, followed by a tutored ‘sampling’ session in the brewery bar. For brewery tour dates visit www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk, call the brewery on 01885 490 505, or email email@example.com. As well as visiting the brewery, you might also like to visit a Wye Valley Brewery pub, all of which offer a friendly welcome and the full range of delicious cask conditioned Wye Valley Brewery ales including the infamous Butty Bach and HPA. For opening times […]
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 […]
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 […]
PLEASE READ THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST: nationaltrust.org.uk/press-release/the-national-trusts-latest-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19 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 […]
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.
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RISK, PLEASE SEE STATEMENT BELOW We are sad to say that as of today, the museum will be CLOSED until further notice. We will not be taking any meeting room bookings nor will the shop be open. Stay safe, and we hope to see you in better times. 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 […]