60 cars, 113 miles, £11,000 raised and Herefordshire’s incredible foodie highlights enjoyed on August Bank Holiday Sunday during the High Sheriff’s Foodie Tour of Herefordshire; a fundraiser that brought a love of cars, food and glorious Herefordshire together.
This year’s High Sheriff, Tricia Thomas, carefully staged one of the county’s first main socially distanced events, which included a diverse range of 60 cars all special to their owners, from vintage to classic models and brand spanking new supercars, on a 100 mile scenic tour of Herefordshire, meticulously planned with foodie stops.
Starting with a Hereford City breakfast at The Green Dragon Hotel, morning coffee was then taken at Michelin Star Pensons Restaurant Stoke Bliss where people could also take in the wonderful three week Out of Nature art exhibition showing in the courtyard, buildings and fascinating kitchen gardens, which opened the same weekend in aid of The Cart Shed charity. Please note that anyone wishing to visit the exibition to see the incredible work of unique and talented artists, should do so by prebooking tickets via the website.
Then it was off through the picturesque Herefordshire countryside to a gourmet picnic lunch in the grounds of Lemore Manor Eardisley, where lunch was eaten on picnic tables laid up on terrace and gardens, or in the Orangery whilst listening to live music. This beautiful wedding and event location has now expanded to become a 15 bedroom Hotel and Restaurant, plus Luxury Shepherds Hut Lodges with personal hot tubs in the 11 acre grounds, private dining glass pods in the gardens, and a further range of exclusive properties on the estate for beautiful romantic breaks.
Then it was off down into the glorious Golden Valley for afternoon tea & cake at The Haybarn Ewyas Harold, the wonderful rural event venue perfect for Weddings and celebrations at Home Farm, Dulas.
The tour culminated at Westons Cider Much Marcle.
The sun shone, like-minded people admired and shared each others motoring passions and approx £11,000 was raised for ther High Sheriff’s Fund at Herefordshire Comunity Foundation.
If you would like a hard copy of the route book for this event to drive yourself and discover the gourmet destinations (pre-booking may be required), a limited number remain and can be obtained with a donation of £25 to the High Sheriff’s fund, subject to availability. Please email Tricia Thomas on firstname.lastname@example.org
TeamESL is so proud to have helped organise this inspiring event and you can keep up with Tricia’s work as The High Sheriff of Herefordshire through her Facebook page here.