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 the best dining in Hereford!
Whether you eat à la carte in the Restaurant from head chef, Claire Nicholl’s, seasonally-changing menu, or have a light lunch in the Ballingham Bar and Bistro, you’ll experience the skill and innovation of Claire’s kitchen team.
Claire is one of the most talented chefs in this part of the UK. She is passionate about sourcing her ingredients as close to the hotel as she can, and works closely with the huge variety of committed producers, including our own Ballingham Farm, whose livelihood is based in Hereford and the Herefordshire Marches. Her 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 Ballingham Bar and 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. Named after the farm owned by the Watkins family who own Castle House, Ballingham Bar and Bistro 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 Weddings
Castle House is a beautiful boutique hotel and the most elegant venue for your Hereford wedding day.
With a wedding licence for Civil Ceremonies, Castle House has capacity for 50 people, lovely gardens reached through French windows, ample space for a garden marquee, and a separate bar and lounge, the hotel is perfect for an intimate wedding day or civil partnership celebration for all Hereford weddings.
Guaranteed immaculate and knowledgeable service, Castle House will work with you from the first meeting until you leave in a shower of confetti to make sure your day runs like clockwork. Make an appointment with the hotel’s Wedding Co-ordinator who will show you around, talk about bespoke wedding packages and Exclusive Use option, so you and your guests can take over all 24 rooms and enjoy a wedding house party.
What we have to offer:
– Wedding licence for civil ceremonies and partnerships
– AA 2 rosette restaurant with capacity for 40 guests and overlooking the hotel’s terraced garden and castle moat
– Large garden area for marquee for up to 100
– Bespoke menus and great value wedding packages
– Wedding cakes by prior arrangement
– Exclusive Use option of all 24 bedrooms and suites (8 in the hotel’s townhouse, Number 25)
– Castle Bar and Bistro for light meals and drinks
– Licence for music until 11pm
– Taxi and chauffeur service by arrangement
– Five minutes’ walk from Castle Green, the Cathedral and centre of Hereford
Call 01432 356321 to arrange a meeting with Castle House’s wedding coordinator.