The Angel is a beautiful family run country pub in North Herefordshire. The Angel is set in the fabulous location that is kingsland. A warm welcome awaits you with cosy log burners, a choice of real ales and friendly, attentive staff. There is spacious car parking to the rear and large parties can be catered for in the upstairs dining area. Opening times are 12-3pm and 6pm until late. Coach Groups are accepted. The Angel won The Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence.
Included in the 20 of the most charming UK city hotels by The Good Hotel Guide 2017. Castle House Hotel is a family-owned boutique hotel in the heart of the city of Hereford just a two-minute walk from the medieval Hereford Cathedral. A classic Georgian villa, the hotel has 24 individually designed luxury suites and bedrooms including 8 in its more contemporary townhouse, Number 25, just a few yards away. It’s pretty, terraced garden beside the old Hereford Castle moat is a perfect place for al fresco dining. Castle House is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and Wye Valley as well as the historic city of Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral, the world-famous Mappa Mundi and Chain Library and the beautiful river Wye running through. Castle House Hotel has been chosen as one of The Sunday Telegraph’s Hotel Guru Fiona Duncan’s top 10 UK hotels for 2016 for her ”most memorable stay” Also featured in USA Today, America’s leading newspaper and website. Castle House Restaurant and The Ballingham Bar & Bistro Visitors are spoilt for choice at Castle House with the two-rosette Castle Restaurant overlooking the old Hereford Castle moat, and the more informal Ballingham Bar and Bistro. It’s […]
With family values at the heart of our business, we welcome guests into our home and greatly enjoy sharing Aylestone Court with all who visit. Our aim is to create a beautiful home-from-home where guests can retreat and relax in comfort to enjoy our 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. Our 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Local Farmers’ and Produce Markets 2015 In Herefordshire, a wide variety of produce is available at farmers’ and produce markets, including fresh fruit and vegetables, fruit juices, wine, bread and cakes, preserves, eggs, meat, cheeses, plants – and the list goes on! Current regular markets take place as follows: Weekly in Hereford on Thursdays in High Town Weekly in Hay-on-Wye on Thursdays in Memorial Square, the Butter Market and around the clock tower Weekly in Kington on Fridays at the Market Hall Monthly in Ross-on-Wye on the 1st Fridays at the Market Hall Monthly in Hereford on the 1st Saturdays in High Town Monthly in Leominster on the 2nd Saturdays in Corn Square Monthly in Kington on the 3rd Saturdays at the Market Hall Monthly in Belmont on the 3rd Sundays at Belmont Tesco Monthly in Ledbury on the 4th Fridays at the Market House Find our useful list of dates for these markets below and for more information on local produce and where to buy it visit www.farmshop.uk.com and the Farmers’ Markets Association website www.hfmg.org
Situated on the banks of the River Wye and in the shadow of Hereford Cathedral. The Left Bank Village is a much-loved venue in Herefordshire. As well as weddings they host public events and all other kinds of private hire. There are many different versatile spaces, including the beautiful river terrace floors which overlook the glorious Wye. There is alos a roof top cocktail bar called Hot Tin Roof, an underground Speakeasy night club, the De Koffie Pot coffee house behind the main building, a vintage chic wedding accommodation house and a contemporary art gallery. Wedding Venue The Left Bank Village, the pinnacle of urban charm, with everything you need for the ultimate wedding day that will burst with energy and colour. A riverside venue, overlooking the glorious Wye, The Left Bank Village is very unusual because you can arrive or leave your wedding by rowing boat! Choose from one of our four stupendous packages. The River Terrace Package; for everything that is prim, pastels and powdery. The De Koffie Pot Package; rustic heaven. Bandstand Vows; the atypical for the unconventional. The Roof Terrace Package; for romance under the stars. Also overlooking the central courtyard is the vintage chic wedding accommodation house which is […]
The Bateman Arms at Shobdon – winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 If you are looking for a pleasant evening out with friends where you can enjoy good food and drink in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment, or you are in need of comfortable accommodation while you enjoy the riches of the Marches and Mid Wales areas, then look no further than The Bateman Arms. In the detached “Stable Block” there is 6 ensuite rooms that are warm, clean and comfortable where guests have a choice of single, double, twin, triple and family rooms. The Wifi is free and has just be been upgraded to take advantage of the fibre broadband that has just arrived and the accommodation is pet friendly. With a focus on quality and value we are confident that you will enjoy the meals cooked by our experienced Chefs. Produce is sourced as locally as possible and 99% of what you eat will be homemade. Open every evening including Sundays from 6pm and it is recommended that you book a table on Weekends. And finally, the large garden area offers somewhere for Mum and Dad to relax in the warmer months, while the children burn off excess energy. […]
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 […]
At The Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, the ‘hands on’ experience is actively encouraged! Kington Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre has been welcoming children and adults alike for the past 24 years, to share in this very special place and enjoy the wonderful collection of miniature, rare and friendly creatures. Set in a glorious rural environment, visitors have a unique opportunity for a close encounter with many rare, miniature and very special friendly animals. Particular favourites are the Miniature Zebu, the worlds smallest breed of cow, and the Ouessants, the most diminutive of all sheep. Each day they offer a selection of hot and cold food in the Tea Room.
The Trumpet Inn is a 16th century black and white pub which is perfectly situated for visiting the beautiful Herefordshire countryside 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. Attached to the pub is a campsite where you can pitch up for just one night or if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet, stay a little longer. There is plenty of room to accommodate Caravans, Motorhomes and Tents. Onsite facilities include toilet, shower, picnic area and wash-up facilities. The Trumpet inn is family friendly and also welcome dogs. 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.
Wye Valley Brewery is situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside Locatedbetween 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 and […]
Inviting visitors to discover more about key figures from the building’s 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 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. Until 2014 the rear rooms in the manor house were being lived in and not open to the public. Over the last few years they have focused on peeling back the layers of history to show visitors how seven centuries of occupation have shaped the building you see today. For example, the original medieval great hall had an upper floor inserted into it by the family, in order to accommodate their many children. Brockhampton revealed invites visitors to discover more about key figures from the building’s past; […]
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 […]
‘A little slice of Herefordshire’ The tag line ‘A little slice of Herefordshire’ could not be more fitting for Legges of Bromyard, bursting at the seams with the rich array of local food and drink Herefordshire has to offer. The first shop in Bromyard, Legges of Bromyard, is a traditional butchers and deli nestled in Bromyard which has been at the forefront of championing local farmers and producers for the last 15 years since its inception by Anthony Legge a fifth generation farmer from Bromyard who turned his hand to butchery at the age of 16. The shop in Bromyard is an emporium of local meat, fine foods, fresh fish and much more and Anthony and the team wanted to bring this to Hereford at the Copper Kettle. The Copper Kettle displays a tantalising array of local produce, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Legges has got covered. Open from 7am with hot bacon, sausage and pork baguettes, and a vast lunchtime selection of freshly made sandwiches, wraps, rolls and much more. They are open until 6pm so freshly made sausages and meat from local farmers and pies made at their kitchen in Bromyard will be the perfect easy dinner. Legges has […]
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
Dewsall Court set in an idyllic part of the Herefordshire countryside Dewsall is within easy reach to Hereford City Centre and a short distance from the market towns of Ross on Wye, Abergavenny, Hay on Wye and Leominster. The house was built in 1644 by Richard Pearle, it was the birth place of the 1st Duke of Chandos (1673 – 1744), who was stupendously rich and a great patron of the arts. Purchased by the Robinson family in 1989, they have spent a decade restoring it. In 2009 the family decided to move out and make the house into the ‘exclusive use’ venue it is today. Hidden away (but easily accessible) and surrounded by Duchy of Cornwall Land, you can make this your very own country house home from home. A unique country retreat for exclusive weddings, corporate events, supper clubs, and week or weekend stays for family and friends. You will find it just as intimate for a family of four as it would be for much larger gatherings. Shrowded in Herefordshire countryside Dewsall can offer a range of activities or workshops for team-building, rewards or incentives. The property can be fully staffed if requested or private as desired, the […]
Firefly Hereford is the second in a chain with the former being open in Worcester. Located in the city centre and Housed in one of Hereford’s oldest buildings, The Firefly Hereford aims to bring to you a pub that has something for everyone. The newly refurbished site, which was once home to the Orange Tree on King Street, is a world away from its previous offering. Having 16 rotating draft beers and ciders, and our fridges full of over 60 international and local bottled beers we also have our own in-house smoker which serves up a fantastic smokehouse style menu to be consumed in a comfortable environment and an amazing undercover beer garden. We host a fortnightly open mic night as well as DJ’s playing the best funk, soul, reggae and pretty much anything else in the bar once a month! Being part of a small independent group, The Firefly steps away from the usual offering of most other pubs and bars. We continually update its offering to bring people the best beers we can. Facebook – /firefly.hereford/ Twitter – @FireflyHereford Instagram – fireflybarhereford Open mic nights every Thursday from 7-11pm Opening Times: 12-11.30 Mon-Thu; 12-1.30 Fri & Sat; 12-11 […]
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 […]
There are many compelling 20th century stories to uncover 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. 2017 is the 60th anniversary of Croft coming into our care when it was bought by the National Trust in 1957. Throughout 2017 we will be researching and sharing stories from that era and you can reminisce by getting involved in some of our 1950s events. 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 and explore the working walled garden complete with historic orchards, vineyard and 1908 glasshouse. Ask our garden team about our ongoing glasshouse restoration project. Look out for the Georgian […]
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.
Glewstone Court is a charming, Grade II listed Country Manor House set in 2 acres of beautiful grounds with stunning views of the Herefordshire Countryside. A hidden gem within easy reach of Hereford and Gloucester City centres and only a short distance from the nearby market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Abergavenny and the picturesque Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Glewstone Court, with its unique Georgian and Regency features, is steeped in history and today a family run country house hotel providing both accommodation and casual and fine dining in its two AA Rosette restaurant which uses local produce wherever possible, freshly prepared. The Homewood family recognise that the attraction of this charming Country House Hotel and Restaurant lies not only in its location and splendour, but in making guests feel truly ‘at home’ with a warm, friendly welcome, character-filled comfortable lounges, open fires, individually styled bedrooms, relaxing Mediterranean Garden and breath-taking views. Whether you are looking for a country retreat to tour and explore the area with family and friends or to host a private dinner, family party or create your dream wedding, this unique manor house with its friendly and professional team, provides the perfect celebration venue. […]
The Shack Revolution is a restaurant/bar based in Bastion Mews, Hereford, serving up fresh wood fired pizzas, craft beers and wonderfully local cocktails. Made using all recycled materials, its a quirky space perfect for all occasions, from family catch up’s to work parties Moving onto Winter opening times, the restaurant is now taking Christmas bookings so feel free to give us a call if you want to have a chat. Big love. Team Shack.
Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen is an award winning authentic Indian cookery school set in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Rayeesa, a former Met police officer decided to open her home to keen Indian food lovers since Sept 2010, and she has had visitors from all over the world join her classes. She specialises in Hyderabadi cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, local and seasonal. Rayeesa, now also produces her own range of frozen curry sauces ‘Spiced by Rayeesa’ which are available nationwide from quality independent stores. Find out more here www.spicedbyrayeesa.co.uk
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.
Award winning bar, restaurant and accommodation The Temple Bar Inn is set on the ramblers Herefordshire Trail and is situated in the centre of the village of Ewyas Harold, The Temple Bar Inn is ideally situated 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, cycling or […]
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’s pretty black and white premises has it all. An award-winning restaurant, wonderful walks, a nature-lovers haven and of course, well-appointed rooms. Comprising of two particularly spacious suites, two doubles, a twin and one single, all characterful rooms are individually furnished. The Hayloft suite overlooks the river and opens out onto the terrace garden, the Stable suite gives out onto the river bank at ground floor level – especially convenient for guests with dogs. Breakfast is always individually and freshly cooked using local ingredients, including freshly laid eggs from the village (important for the special recipe scrambled eggs) and produce as far as possible from the Riverside’s own kitchen garden, which guests are welcome to explore. For more on their food and restaurant, visit their page here. 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. There is a good collection of circular walks ranging from 3 to 15 miles length; […]
Brooks Country house is a stunning 22 bedroom Georgian Manor House in 13 acres of beautiful grounds surrounding National Trust Park Land. The hotel is situated between the pretty towns of Hereford and Ross on Wye in Herefordshire. All 22 rooms have been newly refurbished with Cole and Son wallpapers new designer carpets curtains large Flat screen TVs and DVDs, pocket sprung mattress several have four poster beds all with goose down duvet & comfy pillows. Bathrooms have roll top baths a marble or travertine all with Hansgrohe good power showers. There is a pretty guest lounge with comfy sofas, a big fireplace to curl up the bar is well stocked with wine sprits and beers and cider locally sourced including our own house wine which is grown in the vineyard called Pengethley estate. The restaurant serves classic brasserie food plus a great Sunday lunch with all the classic favourites. At Brooks they also cater for special birthday parties, family celebrations, events corporate functions & Christmas parties and have a civil ceremony license. They can cater for 65 in the restaurant for a wedding breakfast. The marquee can seat 120 guests comfortably and 180 for an evening function. Special Offers Stay on […]
A vast amazing and unique collection of independent shops offering a welcome change to characterless out-of-town locations and an alternative to the High Street. The Hop Pocket shopping village is 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. There’s even a dog grooming parlour for your favourite pooch while you shop, eat and relax. 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. 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 Saturday 10am to 5.30pm Sunday 11am to 5pm Closed Mondays, Open Bank Holiday Mondays, Open Easter Sunday […]
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.
Visit Hereford’s Cider Museum and explore the story of traditional cider making. Learn how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider. Herefordshire is world famous for its cider and here is a wonderful way to discover its history and the traditions of how it was made, right through to the modern day. A tour of the Museum reveals the history of cidermaking and visitors have the opportunity of walking through original champagne cider cellars and viewing a cooper’s workshop, vat house and cider making memorabilia. View a rare collection of engraved English Lead Crystal cider glasses dating from the 18th century onwards and a collection of 19th century watercolours which were commissioned in 1865 to produce the Herefordshire Pomona – a book illustrating the different varieties of apples and pears grown. Group visits are welcome including school groups and research facilities are available by appointment. GIFT SHOP & TEAROOM – Browse the gift shop with its abundance of cider and perries, along with Hereford Cider Brandy and locally produced gin, vodka and liqueurs as well as a selection of preserves, confectionery, books and individual gift ideas. A tea room is available […]
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, supported by internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison, the team at Berrington Hall begin the planning and showcasing of the Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds Restoration Project. In the parkland, you can explore Brown’s work with Red Earth’s ‘Genius Loci’ exhibition. In the house, discover jewel-like interiors, designed by Henry Holland and home to the Harley, Rodney and Cawley families. See the Rodney maritime story reimagined through the Arts Council award winning ceramic sculpture ‘War & Pieces’ by Bouke de Vries in the Dining Room. Explore some of the extremes of the 18th-century in the wig and bum shop and discover the hidden ‘below stairs’. Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland’s first houses, you can also explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests. The interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Charles […]
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.
Westons Cider bringing you traditional cider made in the way people want cider to taste. Westons Cider is situated deep in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside just off the A449 between Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. The Visitor Centre shop has great offers and cider tasting. Stock up for the holiday season, open 7 days a week. The daily guided mill tours are at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm which will give you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the business, its heritage and traditions. The Scrumpy House restaurant is located within the courtyard of Westons Cider Mill in Much Marcle. With rustic charm ambiance and traditional country menus, a warm welcome to customers old and new. catering for large group bookings or perhaps a personalised small gathering with friends and family. Special dietary requirements are catered for. To reserve a table or make an inquiry please call 01531 660626. The Orchard Tearoom is open throughout the summer months serving a selection of homemade cakes, freshly baked pastries and jacket potatoes. Not forgetting little people’s lunch boxes of their choice. Tour packages are available please visit the website for more details. Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday […]
The Den, a well-established restaurant located in the heart of Hereford. The Den is open 7 days a week, serving delicious and hearty British Continental fayre in a cozy and inviting rustic setting. Showcasing great local produce and ingredients with seasonal menus as well and featuring legendary Sunday roasts, daily specials, slimmer’s choice and pudding board menus. To accompany your meal there are a hand selected range of wines, spirits, pure fruit juices, botanically brewed soft drinks, craft beers and ciders. The friendly and attentive team look forward to welcoming you to come enjoy a meal or celebrate a special occasion. The Den can accommodate an array of functions and events, please contact them to discuss your requirements. The restaurant layout is very versatile and is typically set up for a range of party numbers. By day you will see a mix of folk talking with friends over coffee, having lunch or enjoying our homemade desserts. By evening candles are lit and our tables are arranged to accommodate both small and large parties. The perfect venue. Open: Monday – Saturday; 10am – 10pm, Sunday; 10am – 4pm.
“Award Winning Butchers & your centre for Local Food & Drink” A warm welcome awaits you at Pengethley Farm Shop where award winning butchers are proud to offer you home produced sausages, bacon, burgers and pasties that for the last 3 years have been crowned the best in Wales & the Marches. Also available is a range of mouth watering meats that are grown on local farms to provide great tasting beef, lamb, pork & poultry. Pengethley Farm Shop is your centre for local food & drink with a great range of locally produced vegetables & fruits. Bread is cooked daily on site with scrumptious home made cakes and pies. Stocking locally renowned produced pies made with beef from the shop. There is a great range of preserves, pickles and jams from local suppliers as well as every day food items such as locally produced milk, dairy products and ice creams. The deli is stocked with cooked meats and local and award winning cheeses. There is a great range of beers, ciders, wines & spirits from local producers as well as fruit juices and cordials. It is worth noting that an ever growing range of Gluten Free products are available including homemade […]
‘Unforgettable baking for all occasions’ The creation of The better bun Company was born on nostalgia as owner Martha Williams recalls ’ll never forget the Belgian Buns that my Dad used to buy us as kids when he went out to get the Saturday papers. A good twenty years on, nostalgia kicked in when a friend asked me to make Chelsea Buns for our local farmers’ market. Unbeknownst at the time, this sparked the creation of my business, The Better Bun Company” The Better Bun Company today caters for events and special occasions, producing gift boxes of mini buns for celebrations, meetings and corporate gifts, and also teaching groups to bake buns – a perfect recreational treat or creative team development day. The Better Bun Company promises to satisfy the senses. Every Better Bun is unique – but they will all look sensational, smell divine and taste so good you’ll have to pick up another one to share with your friends. Based in Woolhope in Herefordshire and currently able to deliver within the county and local area. The product range comes in all sorts of delicious flavours including: Chelsea bun, Belgian bun, Plain iced bun, Rocky Road, Coffee & Walnut, Choc […]
Hereford Cathedral –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 […]
Stella Holt, owner of Eating Out With Food Allergies Consultancy (EOWFA), is passionate about providing safe dining experiences for people suffering from food allergies, coeliac disease and EGIDs (Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders), thus, EOWFA was born! Stella trained in the hotel and catering industry in the early 1980s, and has worked both as a chef and front of house throughout the years until recently, when she was diagnosed with a rare condition that prevents her from eating a wide range of foods. Having had to leave the working kitchen, it seemed that the logical move was into consultancy. With experience of both sides of catering, and personal experiences, Stella has an exceptional understanding of the difficulties faced by both the industry, and the diners. Stella can help ensure compliance with Food Information Regulations, produce your business specific allergy policy and information documents, provide practical advice for best practice, staff workshops and training, suggest suppliers and recipes, and link your business with the allergic and coeliac communities through her recognition scheme. Stella is based in the Forest of Dean, and can be contacted through her website: www.eowfa.com or by email or phone. Please see contact details below. This above content is reproduced or adapted by […]
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
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
If you love animals, you will adore Wynne’s of Dinmore. Wynnes of Dinmore is a rural animal farm park and supplies destination, where if you see it, you can buy it and take it home; including hens, bantams, quail, pygmy goats, micro pigs, alpacas, Jacob sheep and more. A great place to bring the family for a day out where you can interact with the gorgeous creatures, help feed them, learn more about them, see newborn animals and even decide if you would like to be a keeper of these interesting breeds. Having begun as specialists in chicken and poultry livestock, Wynnes still stocks many varieties including Silkies, Plymouth Rocks, Leghorns and many more from great layers to decorative strutters. Having added their four-legged friends into the mix, their passion and knowledge of animals is infectious and a wonderful day out for adults as well as children. They also stock everything needed to keep your livestock, poultry and pets. There is a range of housing, runs, bedding, feed, hatching equipment, health & hygiene products, mesh fencing, pet toys, gifts and lots more, plus a large selection of garden items ranging from bird feeding equipment and garden benches. The purpose built tearoom and Country Store, Tearoom overlooks […]
One of England’s best kept secrets, Hampton Court Castle is genuinely one of the most romantic houses in England The forerunner to the internationally renowned Hampton Court Palace in Surrey by some 80 years. Situated in the very heart of the Herefordshire, English countryside, the 15th Century Grade One Listed Castle is set in over 1000 acres of estate. The tastefully-appointed State Rooms, including the magnificent Ballroom and exquisitely hand-painted Chapel, are now open to the public for tours. The Castle also boasts 24 sumptuous bedrooms, with feature bathrooms, four of which can be viewed on our Castle tours. The original Victorian Walled Garden now contains breathtaking displays of flower beds, ornamental walkways, waterways, fountains, island pavilions, and cascades. The legendary wisteria tunnel is said to be almost 200 years old and leads to the Castle lawns and beyond to the secret garden and waterfall. Over a thousand yew trees have been planted to create a maze with a gothic tower at its centre offering panoramic views of the gardens. The ornamental kitchen garden includes fruits & vegetables all organically managed. Lunch or afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Joseph Paxton designed Orangery Café where produce from the kitchen […]
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. […]
At the heart of every one of our Sue Gilmour chocolate bars is a unique flavouring, lovingly developed by us here at Sue Gilmour’s World Of Chocolate. At Sue Gilmour Chocolate we use a chocolate pallet to guarantee the best balance allowing you to always be able to taste the richness and distinctiveness of the chocolate in harmony with the flavour. We pride ourselves on sourcing excellent chocolates to combine with the wonderful scents and ingredients of our garden and we transfer this into our presentation too, with beautiful packaging matching the taste of the bar inside. A love of gardening is where it all began. As well as the plethora of varieties and different cocoa content, most of our chocolate is Gluten Free (some flavours might not be) and the high coca solid dark chocolate, such as World Chocolate Venezuelan or Tanzanian, is a diabetic’s favourite. For that extra special chocolate bar why not visit our website: www.suegilmour.co.uk
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.