Castle House Hotel
Hotels & Restaurant
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 Chained 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 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.