The festive season is almost upon us and some of our favourite Herefordshire restaurants have unleashed their fantastic Christmas foodie menus. Here’s some Hot Herefordshire Festive Feasting Spots that will have you celebrating Christmas in style with your family and friends or your office party. Prepare yourself for some amazing food, entertainment and fun and relish eating out in Herefordshire. Who doesn’t enjoy a festive feast?
If you fancy being really decadent this Christmas how about dining at the glorious Riverside Inn located deep in Mortimer Country in north Herefordshire. Awarded UK’s Best Restaurant at the UK Slow Food Awards this fantastic foodie paradise best known for its creative menus and use of local produce will blow you away.
A special Christmas Party Menu is available to tables of at least 8 to celebrate with family, friends and work colleagues. Please note pre-orders are required at least one week in advance for this menu.
Open for Christmas Day Lunch.
Serving a 7-course taster menu on New Years Eve. Tables are limited so please call now to book yours.
Gift vouchers, cookery books and many more gift ideas available.
The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey, Herefordshire HR6 9ST
T: 01568 708440
The wonderful Michelin Star Pensons Restaurant are offering you the best in fine dining this festive season. Located on the Herefordshire /Worcestershire borders on the Netherwood Estate, the showcase of fantastic seasonal produce from the Estate and kitchen gardens themself and local area creates dishes that are just out of this world. The perfect place for a festive fine dining feast.
Closed during and between Christmas and New Year.
Pensons at the Netherwood Estate Herefordshire/Worcestershire Border WR15 8RT
T: 01885 410 321
Awarded Country Pub of the Year by The Good Pub Guide, this popular and welcoming Welsh border pub has a wonderful Christmas menu planned mixing the traditional with some lovely vegan and vegetarian options.
The Christmas menus are available from 2-30 December excluding Sundays for parties of 6 or more.
Open New Year’s Eve at 7pm until 1am with a special tapas menu served until 9.30pm, booking essential.
The Harp Inn, Old Radnor, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2RH
T: 01544 350655
Feel the vibe at the Green Dragon Hotel in the heart of Hereford this Christmas. The Hereford brasserie restaurant, serves a mix of classic and modern dishes with a spotlight on local, seasonal and sustainable produce from the bountiful nearby fields, brought to you by Executive Chef Simon Bolsover.
Christmas menus are available through December and festive afternoon teas. Enjoy the roaring the fire of the Garrick Lounge, the yuletide buzz of the Offa Bar cocktail lounge or the stylish and contemporary restaurant, set in the classic 1920’s panelled dining room; the perfect place for your festive celebration.
The Green Dragon Hotel, 44-46 Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9BG
T: 01432 272506
One of Hereford’s most popular restaurants, the Castle House Restaurant is a really special place to have your Christmas celebrations. Enjoy some scrumptious food whilst overlooking the old Hereford Castle Moat and rambling River Wye and in ear-shot of the Cathedral bells. The restaurant prides itself on offering fresh and seasonal local produce on its varied menus, much of which is grown in the kitchen garden at its Ballingham Hall farm just 8 miles away. If you’re planning a traditional and welcoming festive get together this is the place to be.
Party Nights are served throughout December where Head Chef, Gabor Katona, has created a delicious, three-course party menu that’s not too traditional. These are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings or try the Five-course Tasting Menu on Saturday evenings.
Castle House Hotel, Castle Street, Hereford HR1 2NW
T: 01432 356321
The Angel Hotel is a luxurious, 4 Silver Star hotel, located in the centre of Abergavenny. Situated between 7 hills on the Welsh/English border and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Wales’.
This beautiful, warm and friendly hotel offers some very special experiences. Their variety of ‘High Tea’ experiences are second to none and this year there is a Chritmas special.
A collection of festive dining menus offers luxury luncheons, special Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day dining experiences.
We love the Angel’s Christmas GIft Shop too.
This Christmas and New Year treat your family and friends to a wonderful festive celebration at The Angel, it certainly has the ‘Wow’ factor.
The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny NP7 5EN
T: 01873 857121
Proud to have the accolade of ‘Top 30 Badass Burger Joints’ this very popular award winning premier burger, beer and cocktail joint is one of the coolest places to visit in Hereford. With burgers like ‘The Dirty Boy’ and ‘The Rappers Delight’ who wouldn’t want to celebrate the festive season with the Beefy Boys.
Beefy Boys Ltd, The Meat Boutique, Old Market, Hereford HR4 9HU
T: 01432 359209
Christmas at The Crown Inn is always a decadent affair. With fabulous food, a warm, convivial atmosphere and an excellent choice of beer, cider and spirits. Not to mention Christmas cheer!
If you prefer something more exclusive for your group, family and friends, then why not book your festive feast in their new private dining room with chef’s kitchen. It’s quite wonderful!
Open Christmas Day for a sumptuous feast including bubbles and nibbles (booking essential)
New Years Eve brings a full on party night and DJ, then recover with simple pub dishes on New Year’s Day, and their wonderful Sunday roasts on 2 January with additional opening Monday 3 Jan.
The Crown Inn, Woolhope, Hereford HR1 4QP
T: 01432 860468
This festive season The New Inn are preparing a Christmas Party that you and your friends will love. Divine food, wonderful wines, scrumptious puddings and a welcoming atmosphere to celebrate the season of goodwill.
Ring in the New Year in style with their amazingly crafted eight course tasting menu. Perfectly coupled with an exceptional wine list and fabulous entertainment, you won’t want the evening to end.
The New Inn, St Owen’s Cross, Hereford HR2 8LQ
T: 01989 553387
Nestled in the landscape, The Causeway Restaurant overlooks The Herefordshire Golf Club with expansive views of the beautiful grounds and the wider Herefordshire countryside. It’s the perfect place to celebrate the festive season. The team has an amazing menu planned full of festive foodie Herefordshire delights including a wonderful Christmas Day and New Year menu that really is something rather special. Bring your family and friends to this wonderful new venue and make it a Christmas to remember.
The Causeway, Herefordshire Golf Club, Raven’s Causeway, Wormsley, Hereford HR4 8LY
T: 01432 830219
It is the season to be jolly and where better to do this than the exclusive Chapters Restaurant in Hay on Wye. Delicious locally sourced produce crafted into some of the most divine dishes that you will ever taste in a warm and welcoming environment.
Make New Year’s Eve an intimate affair with their exclusive menu (booking required) from this highly talented chef.
Chapters Restaurant, Lion St, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5AA
T: 07855 783799
Saxtys is celebrating its first Christmas back on the scene with their well-stocked Champagne and Cocktail bar including their Dead Mans Fingers garden rum shack. Why not book their VIP Champagne mezzanine for some elevated festive fun too. Check out their festive party food nights and Christmas lunch menu available on Wednesday. They have big plans to ring in 2022 with their vibrant New Year’s Eve party. So get your glitz on, let your hair down and prepare for an evening of celebration.
Check out their Christmas menu here.
Saxtys, 33 Widemarsh Street, Hereford HR4 9EA
T: 01432 674008
We hope you have a wonderful festive season and enjoy some of our favourite Hot Herefordshire Festive Feasting Spots.