- Disabled access
- Groups welcome
- Parking near-by
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Wi-Fi available
Castle House Hotel
Hotels & Restaurant
Castle House is a beautiful Grade II listed boutique hotel in a quiet part of Hereford city, a short walk from the historic Hereford Cathedral. Owned and run by the Watkins, a local Herefordshire farming family, much of the hotel’s produce and fresh flowers are grown on its nearby Ballingham Hall Farm.
The hotel has 24 luxury, individually designed guestrooms, 8 of which are in a nearby elegant townhouse, Number 25. Every room has an ensuite bathroom with L’Occitane toiletries. On arrival guests will find a ‘Welcome to Herefordshire’ basket of goodies with local fruit juice, local crisps and biscuits. Tea and fresh coffee-making facilities are provided, as well as a small decanter of Sherry. Some of the rooms at the front are more like apartments and there is a specially adapted ground floor suite for those with mobility concerns.
In the main hotel there is a stylish Waterside Restaurant and Bar where the atmosphere is light and friendly and very popular with locals. The hotel has a pretty, secluded garden which runs down to the old Hereford Castle’s moat. When the weather is more clement, the garden’s Terrace is always busy with al fresco meals, coffees and drinks.
Twice-winner of the Visit Herefordshire Awards for Excellence and one of the Telegraph Hotel Guru’s 10 Best UK hotels, Castle House is the perfect base when visiting or travelling around Herefordshire. The hotel may be booked for Exclusive Use and is the perfect venue for small, elegant weddings and private parties.
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!
Whether you eat in the restaurant from Head Chef Gabor Katona’s seasonally-changing menu, or have a light lunch in the Bar & Bistro you’ll experience the skill and innovation of a talented kitchen team.
Gabor is passionate about sourcing his ingredients from a variety of local,artisan producers as well as the kitchen garden on the hotel’s Ballingham Farm, His menus are imaginative and brilliantly executed, and it’s no wonder that the Castle Restaurant is one of the most popular in the county.
The Bar & Bistro is the place to catch up with friends over coffee and pastries, a light lunch, afternoon tea, drinks and cocktails, or dinner in the heart of Hereford. It has a wonderfully informal atmosphere and some of the best cocktails in Hereford, created by George Watkins, son of the owner! Open from 7am until 11pm, and on warm days the menus are served on the pretty garden terrace beside the old castle moat.
Afternoon Teas are extremely popular at Castle House and available every day from 3pm until 5.30pm. Booking is recommended for all occasions.
Castle House once won an AA Award for its accessibility. The ground floor level at Castle House and garden are completely accessible for wheelchair users. There is a dedicated accessible suite – the Cavalier Suite – which has been specifically designed for people with mobility requirements. There is a special ramped footpath to the suite from the outside of the hotel. The bedroom can be made into a twin or a double, has a specially adapted bathroom with emergency pull cord. It has large sitting room and a private terrace overlooking the hotel’s garden.
The Ballingham Suite, which is also on the ground floor, has an accessible walk-in shower/wet room and a private terrace. Upstairs, rooms 5 and 6 and 11 and 12 are all accessible by lift and soon room 5 will also have a walk-in shower.