Magical Aardvark Books is situated in a series of stone barns in Brampton Bryan Brampton Bryan is an historic and beautiful village in the north of Herefordshire on the Shropshire border on the A4113 road between Leintwardine and Knighton. Aardvark Books bookshop contains over 50,000 new and second hand titles across all subject areas, and has a very popular café which serves refreshments, home-made cakes and light lunches. Almost all new books are half-price or less, and the shop includes a fantastic range of books from latest blockbusters to antiquarian gems. There is ample parking for cars and coaches, and the café can seat 40 people comfortably. Throughout the year Aardvark organises a range of events including art exhibitions, a Civil War Re-enactment in conjunction with the English Civil War Society (in August), plus markets and music events. For more details of events have a look on their website. Open 7 Days a Week: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
A unique little garden centre with an astonishing range of plants – many locally grown. Inside we have a mesmerising selection of quality outdoor gifts, tools and wildlife products,as well as a wonderful large selection of wind chimes and garden ornaments. Part of The Hop Pocket Shopping Village
The Black and White House Museum is a 17th Century timber-framed building Black and White House Museum is a newly re-opened and refurbished magnificent Jacobean half-timbered building in the heart of Hereford City, furnished in period style. Built in 1621 and home in the past to butchers, saddlers and bankers. Explore the rooms which give a glimpse into daily life in the 17th Century. Including fashion, dining and bedrooms. Learn about the city during the Civil War. Hands on activities for children and families. For those unable to climb the stairs, a virtual tour is situated on the fully-accessible ground floor. There are also Braille and tactile images for the blind and visually impaired. Note parking is available close by. Take a look at the council car parks page. There are public toilet facilities nearby, but not on site. Opening times: Normal Hours Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sundays: 11.30-2.30 Admission charges Adults £2.50 Children £1.50 (under 5s free) Family ticket £7.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Access to ground floor only £1.50 Adult annual pass £7.50 Child annual pass £4.50 Family annual access £22.50 Facebook: www.facebook.com/herefordmuseums
Westons Cider bringing you traditional cider made in the way people want cider to taste. Westons Cider is situated deep in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside just off the A449 between Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. The Visitor Centre shop has great offers and cider tasting. Stock up for the holiday season, open 7 days a week. The daily guided mill tours are at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm which will give you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the business, its heritage and traditions. The Scrumpy House restaurant is located within the courtyard of Westons Cider Mill in Much Marcle. With rustic charm ambiance and traditional country menus, a warm welcome to customers old and new. catering for large group bookings or perhaps a personalised small gathering with friends and family. Special dietary requirements are catered for. To reserve a table or make an inquiry please call 01531 660626. The Orchard Tearoom is open throughout the summer months serving a selection of homemade cakes, freshly baked pastries and jacket potatoes. Not forgetting little people’s lunch boxes of their choice. Tour packages are available please visit the website for more details. Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday […]
For almost 25 years Kemble at Home have been providing award-winning home-care in Herefordshire, helping those in need through recovery from an operation, whilst battling with an illness, or even through companionship when loneliness is knocking on the door. However, Kemble at Home are not only there for the people living in Herefordshire, but also for those requiring assistance during their visit to this beautiful county. Working alongside hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodations to enable their guests to enjoy the wonderful things Herefordshire has to offer. All carers are trained to provide specialist care, assisting people living with conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, autism, Multiple Sclerosis, learning disabilities, and others. Help is offered with transportation throughout Herefordshire to the attractions you may wish to see and even to organise the trip for you. Herefordshire is a disability friendly county, and Kemble at Home want to enable everyone to experience what it has to offer. You may only wish to receive help with some personal care in the morning and the evening, in which case one of the visiting carers will come to assist. If, however, you feel that you would want to have somebody with you at all times, you […]
Visit Hereford’s Cider Museum and explore the story of traditional cider making. Learn how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider. Herefordshire is world famous for its cider and here is a wonderful way to discover its history and the traditions of how it was made, right through to the modern day. A tour of the Museum reveals the history of cidermaking and visitors have the opportunity of walking through original champagne cider cellars and viewing a cooper’s workshop, vat house and cider making memorabilia. View a rare collection of engraved English Lead Crystal cider glasses dating from the 18th century onwards and a collection of 19th century watercolours which were commissioned in 1865 to produce the Herefordshire Pomona – a book illustrating the different varieties of apples and pears grown. Group visits are welcome including school groups and research facilities are available by appointment. GIFT SHOP & TEAROOM – Browse the gift shop with its abundance of cider and perries, along with Hereford Cider Brandy and locally produced gin, vodka and liqueurs as well as a selection of preserves, confectionery, books and individual gift ideas. A tea room is available […]
thepoint4 is Hereford’s leading leisure club Boasting fully accessible facilities at thePoint4 including a 60 station gym, access to personal training, a wide variety of exercise classes for all abilities and a large sports hall and Astro pitch. Unwind in our spa suite or rehabilitate in our hydrotherapy pool. Offering a fully inclusive ethos the leisure club is open to Members and non-Members. There are a range of membership packages, there is no joining fee, no long-term contract and free car parking with dedicated accessible bays near to the front entrance. thePoint4 has vast experience in hosting national and international residential sports events and is also frequently booked by choirs and music groups. Packages, including accommodation, meeting rooms and catering requirements, are all tailored to customer specifications. We actively welcome visits by prospective clients. Please contact the friendly, knowledgeable staff to discuss your requirements. thePoint4 is part of the Royal National College for the Blind and all income generated helps support education and training for students with visual impairment.
Hergest Croft gardens is in the heart of beautiful North Herefordshire countryside and sits alongside Hergest Ridge at Kington. The gardens are as lovingly cared for today as they always have been and maintained in the Banks Family. Lawrence Banks and his wife, Elizabeth have managed the Gardens since 1988. He is the former Treasurer of the Royal Horticultural Society and she is a noted landscape architect and the RHS President since 2011. They have continued the tradition of planting newly introduced plants, particularly in the Maple Grove, which have been a feature of the garden since 1900. There is so much to discover at Hergest Croft, every visit can be like a first one! The gardens extend over 70 acres with more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs described as ‘one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs with over 85 Champion Trees’.There are five distinct areas: Hergest Croft Garden The Kitchen Garden with Spring and Herbaceous borders The Azalea Garden the Maple Grove The ParkWood There is a wonderful tea room in the old dining room which offers beautiful views while you relax with traditional home cooked food. In the hall is a gift shop, selling local wares and traditional gifts and a plant […]
Kington has three markets in the Market Hall and its precinct. Tuesday is a General Retail Market, from 8am – 2pm. Friday is Local Food and Crafts, from 9am – 1pm. From June to December 2017 there will be an Arts and Crafts Market on the third Saturday of each month, from 10am-4pm. KINGTON ART AND CRAFT MARKET: CALL FOR MAKERS The Kington Art and Craft Market is being re-launched in June 2016, and is currently taking bookings from makers who would like to promote the Arts in a town where many creative people are quietly working away in their studios. The Art and Craft Market will take place between June and December on the third Saturday of each month, from 10am – 4pm. We are looking for local people who make quality work and who are interested in helping build Kington’s reputation as a creative centre. We welcome new stallholders for any of the markets.
Love Walking? Discovered Herefordshire & The Welsh Marches yet? A World of Walking that’s not a World Away Herefordshire offers 2100 miles of largely undiscovered and unspoilt footpaths. These include the 154 miles of the recently opened Herefordshire Trail. It is the only long distance trail in England, which is within the same county boundary. Go to the One Stop Walk Shop for guided walks for both the novice and adventurous walker. The range of walking holidays at Walkherefordshire.com attracts walkers from the U.K and abroad. These unique short break packages let you choose from the accommodation service. You choose where you stay, be it camp site or 4*self-catering, B/B to 3* hotel. The choice really is yours. ONE STOP WALKING SHOP DayWalks Themed Walks Bespoke Service Group Walkers Lone Walkers Corporate Events Walking Holidays Ambler Rambler Hillwalker Bespoke Service Accommodation
A llama trekking experience with Golden Valley Llamas is very rewarding. Spend three hours in the company of these charming and inquisitive woolly beasts. Learn how to halter your own llama before grooming and bonding with him or her. A walk from the farm gate will take in glorious countryside and you will enjoy watching your llama be alert to everything. Each trek is exclusive to you and your party and different groups are not mixed, so you can enjoy your experience amongst family and friends. You might be a group of friends who like to try different activities; or perhaps you are organising something special for a family visit; or maybe you want that extra special event for a Hen Party! There are 15 llamas on the farm and the hosts are very proud that for the last two years they have produced the British Llama Society Supreme National Champion. Carnac and Loupin are two of the trekkers so you may step out with a very select animal! Visit, get to know, and trek with a gentle llama companion. At the end of your trek you will have the opportunity to feed your llama. On the farm there is a shop with […]
READY FOR A CHALLENGE? Walk, Scramble or Climb Summit Mountaineering has it all… Based in the beautiful Symonds Yat valley, Summit Mountaineering are adventure experts. Whether you’re after your first foray into the mountains, trying rock climbing for the first time or are after some advanced technical instruction, then Summit Mountaineering is the right place for you. All the instructors are qualified to the highest level and offer safe hands to guide you through a unique range of activities to suit all ages and abilities whether, adults, children, families or groups. Trekking, scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling, zip lines and more; and, for the really adventurous there is an ‘extreme hotel’ Call the team on 07896947557 to discuss your requirements.
Hellens Manor is an old beautiful private home Still serving as a residence but is also open to the public, administered by the Pennington-Mellor-Munthe Charity Trust, and hosting tour groups as well as cultural events such as lectures, concerts, school field-trips, and literary discussions, forming a key part of the cultural life of Much Marcle. The inside of the manor is impressive with Tudor style architecture and fine delicacies. The manor was originally occupied by French Monks but a short while after in the year of 1096 the manor was granted to the De Balun family who became witnesses of the signing of the Magna Carta. In 1301 Hellens went to Lords Audley, a nephew James who was companion to the Black Prince rented the manor for a pair of silver spurs. Afterwards he then leased the manor to Walter De Helyon who then later gave his name to the house. Over the following centuries the manor passed through several hands including those of Richard Walwyn who became occupier of Hellens Manor in the late 14th century, in the 15th century the wealthy family made many changes to the house. The Audleys and Walwyns held court in the stone hall, […]
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust works across the county, looking after its wonderful landscapes and wildlife – and inspiring others to do the same! The trust manage 59 nature reserves which range from the tiny – perfect pockets of meadow and woodland – to the expansive, such as the popular Queenswood Country Park. Touring the nature reserves is a fantastic way to discover the heart of Herefordshire as the trust conserve some of the best examples of the county’s orchards, meadows, riversides, woodland and lakes. Undertaking projects across Herefordshire with partner organisations, landowners and local communities to ensure maintainance of Living Landscapes where wildlife and people can thrive. Most recently work includes restoring a network of ponds across Bromyard Downs, Bringsty Common and National Trust Brockhampton estate as part of the Pooling Together project while along the Lower Lugg Valley, the trust have protected the river banks to improve the water quality and wildlife habitat for the future. Herefordshire Wildlife Trust run events, activities and courses throughout the year and across the county, for all ages. Why not join the WildPlay team for a morning of den making and outdoor cooking, enjoy a guided tour of the reserves with knowledgeable reserve officers or sign up […]
At Frome Valley Vineyard there is a 1.5ha vineyard with nine different vine varieties. Classic English sparkling and still wines are made from the vineyard set among the orchards and hopyards of the Frome Valley. There is also a demonstration vineyard showing the main trellising systems used throughout the world. The shop sells seven still wines together with the award winning sparkling wine as wells as cider, brandy and other wine related gifts. Visit the winery and taste the wine and go on a tour round the demonstration vineyard. Opening times: WINERY: April-September:Tuesday-Thursday 11.30am-5.00pm or by arrangement. TOURS AND TASTINGS: By appointment. Please contact: 01885 490768 If you are travelling any distance please call us to ensure that we are available to meet you. We can accommodate groups of up to twenty people for tours and wine tastings. For more information please call: Jeanie Falconer, Owner 01885 490 768 or James Cumming, Vineyard Manager 07970 162 798
Radway Bridge Nurseries & Garden Centre was opened in 2002 by Andrew & Annabelle Pearson. It has progressed enormously from the early days and now offers a huge range of items that customers expect from a well-run Garden Centre. In the Plant area, Humphrey, Victoria, Shelly and Annabelle provide customers with the best possible plants and service you would expect from a good independent Garden Centre. The range and quality is legendary and includes a plant finding service for those hard to get plants! The new canopied area has proved a real winner as it keeps everyone dry whether they are choosing plants or picking a Christmas Tree. Inside, Sharon, Doug, Ben, Robert and Joe make a special effort to help customers find exactly what they want and show nothing is ever too much trouble. Since the large indoor extension the garden centre now stock a huge range of items for the home and garden with everything from clothes, jewellery, food and drink to outdoor furniture and BBQ`s, giftware, cut flowers and of course everything Christmas. The new Green Biomass heating system is not only keeps the workforce warm but is reducing the carbon footprint of the business. Radway Bridge Garden Centre […]
Local Farmers’ and Produce Markets 2015 In Herefordshire, a wide variety of produce is available at farmers’ and produce markets, including fresh fruit and vegetables, fruit juices, wine, bread and cakes, preserves, eggs, meat, cheeses, plants – and the list goes on! Current regular markets take place as follows: Weekly in Hereford on Thursdays in High Town Weekly in Hay-on-Wye on Thursdays in Memorial Square, the Butter Market and around the clock tower Weekly in Kington on Fridays at the Market Hall Monthly in Ross-on-Wye on the 1st Fridays at the Market Hall Monthly in Hereford on the 1st Saturdays in High Town Monthly in Leominster on the 2nd Saturdays in Corn Square Monthly in Kington on the 3rd Saturdays at the Market Hall Monthly in Belmont on the 3rd Sundays at Belmont Tesco Monthly in Ledbury on the 4th Fridays at the Market House Find our useful list of dates for these markets below and for more information on local produce and where to buy it visit www.farmshop.uk.com and the Farmers’ Markets Association website www.hfmg.org
At The Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, the ‘hands on’ experience is actively encouraged! Kington Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre has been welcoming children and adults alike for the past 24 years, to share in this very special place and enjoy the wonderful collection of miniature, rare and friendly creatures. Set in a glorious rural environment, visitors have a unique opportunity for a close encounter with many rare, miniature and very special friendly animals. Particular favourites are the Miniature Zebu, the worlds smallest breed of cow, and the Ouessants, the most diminutive of all sheep. Each day they offer a selection of hot and cold food in the Tea Room.
Let the Hereford Guild of Guides take you around the historic city of Hereford GUIDED WALKS in the Historic city of Hereford Guided Walks 2017: from 6th May until 31st October Times: Mon-Sat. at 11.30am; Sundays at 2.30pm Starting from: The Main Entrance of the Cathedral. Tickets: From Cathedral Shop/Guide if shop is closed. Charge: Adults £4, Children 6-12 years £1. Duration: Approx. 11/2 hours. Just turn up – we’d love to show you our historic city. In addition: Booked walks for groups all year round. Walk themes: Historic Walks Haunting and Horrors of Hereford Famous People of Hereford River Wye Elgar musical walking tour (3 Choirs Festival only) Other by arrangement
Awarded 4 star Gold Award by AA in 2017 Glewstone Court is a charming, Grade II listed Country Manor House. Glewstone Court is set in 2 acres of beautiful grounds with stunning views of the Herefordshire Countryside. A hidden gem within easy reach of Hereford and Gloucester City centres and only a short distance from the nearby market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Abergavenny and the picturesque Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Glewstone Court, with its unique Georgian and Regency features, is steeped in history and today a family run country house hotel providing both accommodation and casual and fine dining in its two AA Rosette restaurant which uses local produce wherever possible, freshly prepared. The Homewood family recognise that the attraction of this charming Country House Hotel and Restaurant lies not only in its location and splendour, but in making guests feel truly ‘at home’ with a warm, friendly welcome, character-filled comfortable lounges, open fires, individually styled bedrooms, relaxing Mediterranean Garden and breath-taking views. Whether you are looking for a country retreat to tour and explore the area with family and friends or to host a private dinner, family party or create your dream wedding, this unique manor […]
The Marches of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys are inspiration and home to countless artists and makers, working in media from paint to porcelain, silk to steel and from wool to wood. Made in the Marches Gallery in Kington, exhibits art and craft reflecting the diversity of skill in this beautiful region, all made by artists living and working locally. Some take features of the natural world as their subject, others use locally and sustainably sourced materials, but all are bonded by a common appreciation of the natural world and a wish to celebrate it through their work. Established in April 2017, Made in the Marches Gallery aims to support and promote local art and craft, and to exhibit work by established artists, as well as acting as a springboard for recent BA Graduates and self-trained artisans. The gallery also hosts demonstrations by artists, usually held on the third Saturday of each month, to coincide with Kington Art and Craft Market; throughout the day a featured artist will work on a single piece, demonstrating their craft, and talking about their techniques and inspiration. See events listings or visit the website for details of upcoming demonstrations. As a multi-media venue, the gallery […]
Set in beautiful countryside, HS Activities is perfectly placed for a rural day of activities in Herefordshire, making some noise and letting off steam. The five acre site is dedicated to playing Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Laser Tag and Air Gun Shooting, all in a safe and enjoyable environment. With plenty of off-road parking and supervision by enthusiastic and energetic marshals, this is an ideal location for a group activity, corporate team building or fun day, family group or a friends get together. Stag and Hen parties are very welcome. What’s more, the holiday cottage complex that adjoins the activity site, at Good Life Leisure, is perfect to make it a longer break or corporate exercise, with its group accommodation capacity if required. There is even a pub conveniently just down the road to delight one another with all your tales of bravery at the end of a hard day’s play. Find out more from the friendly team on: 01981 540008.
Inspiring staff will encourage you to explore and be creative Hereford College of Arts is a specialist arts college. Based in the compact historic city of Hereford, in the midst of exceptional landscape, this dynamic creative community offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, college-level courses and a rich, varied short course programme. Whether you join as a practising artist, a keen amateur or a complete beginner, you’ll benefit from expert tuition. Inspiring staff will encourage you to explore and be creative, developing your skills and building on your own individual talents. Students enjoy exceptional technical facilities with well-equipped studios for photography, drawing and painting, music, plus a performing arts theatre and specialist workshops in textiles, ceramics, 3D Fabrication, print and small metals. So whether you feel most inspired with a paint brush, camera, yarn, or pliers in-hand, you’ll be all set to create. Or the digital media suites offer limitless high-tech possibilities for graphic design, illustration, animation and film-making. At Hereford College of Arts, they believe exceptional work comes from engaging with others and the world around us. So their short courses are always a social and fun shared experience. You are invited to join in, for a true arts school […]
The Chase Hotel in Ross-on-Wye is one of Herefordshire’s finest Country House Hotels, due to its stunning Georgian architecture and excellent services and facilities. It is set in 11 acres of parkland that is surrounded by breathtaking countryside, yet is only a two minute walk from the centre of town with its shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has been recently refurbished in an elegant and contemporary style, which blends perfectly with the period charm of the building. Guests are able to truly relax, enjoying their stay in The Wye Valley in comfort. Whether looking for Bed & Breakfast accommodation near the Forest of Dean, an award winning restaurant, conference facilities with parking, or a wedding or event venue, The Chase Hotel offers quality and service. Offering stylish accommodation combining modern facilities with traditional elegance, bedrooms are located in two areas of this Herefordshire hotel: Four Poster Rooms and Executive Rooms are in the original Georgian part of the building, Superior and Standard Rooms are in the sympathetically-designed side annexe which overlooks the grounds All 36 en-suite bedrooms have digital television with DVD players and satellite channels, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, heating control, internet access, electric shaver point, power shower, security chains and spy hole, smoke alarms, trouser press, hairdryer and 24 hour […]
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens is beautiful and fun Garden and follies Westonbury Mill Water Gardens are set in the wonderful wild heart of Herefordshire close to the ‘black-and-white’ village of Pembridge. About half of its 3½ acres is filled with massed planting of vividly colourful moisture-lovers laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds, partly shaded by a backdrop of mature trees. Punctuating the garden are a number of fantastic follies, often featured on national television, which will fascinate and entertain you. Walking amongst the garden’s exuberant growth, you will find that it opens up slowly and provides new interest around each corner. There are lots of benches where you can relax for a long view. The other half of the garden is a wild flower meadow where you can walk alongside the Curl Brook among banks of shrubs and young trees, or climb the spiral path of the great mound in the middle of the meadow and enjoy splendid views of the garden, neighbouring farmland and distant hills. Cafe: There is an excellent cafe for coffee, lunches and teas Plant nursery: There is a wide selection of plants from the garden Information Open: every day from 1st April […]
Eastnor Castle is a great day out for the whole family! Open to visitors on selected days from Easter until the end of September, there is plenty to entertain and amuse visitors of all ages, including dogs who are most welcome. Visitors can explore the state rooms within Eastnor Castle where guides are on hand in every room to pass on their expert knowledge on the fascinating history of the castle. The beautiful grounds are home to a spectacular arboretum and a magnificent lake where visitors can walk freely or follow set trails and walks to discover some breath taking views and landscapes. A special children’s booklet is given to all children on arrival to encourage them to see and take part in the many fun activities such as the Adventure Playground, Knight’s Maze, Junior Assault Course and Land Rover Mini Off-Roaders. A varied and exciting events programme is put on throughout the year and these events are all included in the entrance price. There is a Gift Shop, Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Room offering hot and cold food, drinks and snacks. There are also picnic benches scattered all around the grounds so picnics can be enjoyed with a […]
Want to canoe? is ideally situated on the banks of the River Wye in Hay on Wye on a small, organic, family-run farm. The farm, as well as arable and pasture also offers a gorgeous mile-stretch of riverbank, ancient woodland areas, camping, glamping, B&B and self-catering as well as Hayfield Community Garden, sheep, pigs, chickens, horses and a market-garden raspberry patch! You are invited to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye. The Wye is by far one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate by canoe, without restriction, for well over 100 miles. Want to canoe? offer you the chance to embark on a relaxing river adventure from several different points along the way, with an array of different routes to choose from, all with their own unique sights, sounds and smells. From its source at the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon, the water meanders through miles of picturesque countryside and diverse wildlife, passing the bustling market towns of Hay-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth; the city of Hereford, and the charming, picture-postcard villages of Glasbury, Symonds Yat and Tintern, before joining the River Severn at Chepstow. Along your […]
Brobury House is a charming Victorian building… Brobury House and gardens is on the banks of the River Wye in Herefordshire near Bredwardine. The house is a charming Victorian building which the current owners Keith and Pru Cartright have renovated. There are eight acres of garden which have been nurtured to retain the original Victorian character. Set in the peace and tranquility of Brobury countryside, it is an ideal place to explore the city of Hereford, the Welsh Marches and the book lovers paradise of Hay on Wye. It is a place to relax and unwind. All are welcome, especially nature lovers, gardeners, artists, photographers and those who would just like to sit and picnic in beautiful surroundings. Bed & Breakfast at Brobury House offers modern en suite rooms with stunning views across the gardens. Breakfast is served in the conservatory and offers a full range of foods from full English to continental. Free WI-FI is available. If you are planning a longer stay, why not consider one of the beautifully peaceful cottages set within the 8 acres of Brobury House Gardens. A perfect rural retreat in the heart of Herefordshire countryside. Each cottage offers spacious kitchen, dining and living room […]
Kington Golf Club is the highest 18 hole golf course in England. The Golf Club, founded in 1925, is located on Bradnor Hill, just outside the medieval town of Kington in the beautiful county of Herefordshire but nestling on the border of Wales. Kington Golf Club is considered to be one of the finest, natural inland links courses in the country and has some of the best greens in Herefordshire golf. Members and Visitors to the Golf Club can enjoy first class facilities, with the well appointed lounge and dining room offering fine views of the outstanding finishing hole and the Brecon Beacons National Park. To find out more about membership, please visit the website www.kingtongolf.co.uk/membership
Philip Morris & Son is the Country Living store in the heart of Hereford City Philip Morris & Son is one of the many hidden gems that have been dwelling in the heart of Herefordshire since the 1800’s and continues to be a family run business. Having begun as an ironmongers in 1845, from its historic and characterful premises, it’s now one of those wonderful expanding destinations that sells everything from quality kitchen, table and cookware, linen and home items, garden furniture, equipment and tools, country clothing and footwear, not to mention its famous gunroom. You’ll find brands like Denby, Le Creuset and Brabantia, with Barbour, Musto, Le Chameau and Joules, giving you the security that you will be purchasing quality as well as style. Welcome to one of Hereford City’s flagship independent stores.
Lemore Manor is one of Herefordshire’s finest wedding, corporate and function venues and has been a labour of love for its owners Margaret and Ben Owen for the last decade. The main house Lemore Manor is set in quiet seclusion and blending a beautifully proportioned stone property with modern features, this place was meant for a party or private function. A large orangery with glistening chandeliers opens out to the terrace and gardens and lends a glamorous Gatsby style theme with its cocktail bar and ample room for tables (seat up to 120 guests), dancing, your live band and all of your happy guests. With statement wall coverings, soft furnishings and furniture, the break-away rooms are yours to relax in. The open fire and long dark wood tables of the formal dining room, that can seat up to 50, demand equally luxurious cuisine from the talented in-house chef and his team. Downstairs there is a gentlemen’s snug and games room, but don’t worry ladies, something even more special is your hen den (more later). Ceremonies are held in the purpose built ‘chapel’ room with its beamed ceiling waiting for garlands to adorn it and the photo opportunities are endless in […]
The Laskett Gardens is uniquely autobiographical Laskett Gardens is one of the largest private formal gardens to be laid out in England since 1945, the gardens form an ever evolving creation over forty years of the historian, writer and diarist Sir Roy Strong and his late wife, the designer, Julia Trevelyan Oman. Their four acres celebrate an orchestration of surprise and thrilling vistas. There are some twenty different and contrasting ‘rooms’ including a rose garden, a knot garden, an orchard, a pleached lime avenue, parterres, herbaceous borders and the Colonnade Court. New additions to the Gardens include an Italianate grotto and a pond approached through a winding woodland walk. This is the Sissinghurst of the late twentieth century; a unique portrait of its makers, with the story of their marriage and their extraordinary lives woven into its very fabric. Open 18 April – 27 July and 5 – 28 September 2017 by pre-booking. Groups only (minimum of 20 or joint groups) 10.30am & 2.30pm. Contact Fiona Fyshe to book. £12 per person inc detailed souvenir map and audio guide. Gift shop (no tearoom, own refreshments welcome).
Canwood Gallery is a non-for-profit gallery set up with the goal of exhibiting thought provoking art within the beautiful and inspiring countryside of Herefordshire. Our profits will be donated to St Bart’s hospital Background In 1970’s the gallery owner, then a farmer, became critically ill with leukemia, and was sent down to Bart’s hospital in London, to take part in a medical trial as a last ditch attempt to try and save his life. In between some pretty severe treatments, including radiation and mustard gas amongst many others, he decided to venture out and took a black cab and asked where he could go to see something different. The driver took him to the Tate and refused to take any fee. Upon walking into the Tate the first thing he saw and found great inspiration in was the controversial Carl Andre’s bricks. It was the first of many visits. Whether it was the inspiration from art or the treatment, or both, he was the only person in his batch of 12 to survive to this day. It has always been his desire to give something back and to build a gallery in Herefordshire where people could experience interesting art for […]
The Waterworks Museum – Hereford is a brilliant day out for the whole family as well as the engineering and history enthusiast. Suitable for all ages, this Museum is open one day a week – on a Tuesday between 11am and 4pm, and on special steam days. The Museum Charting the heritage of Herefordshire’s water supply, the Waterworks Museum – Hereford houses a unique collection of working industrial artifacts concerned with the supply of potable water, all in the authentic surroundings of a Victorian waterworks building and grounds. The Museum has possibly the widest chronological range of working water-pumping devices in Britain, with exhibits spanning from 1850 to 2000, whilst authentic working replicas cover some of the earliest water-raising devices of the Greek and Roman periods. The Museum is home to more than thirty working engines of all types. From early beam engines to internal combustion, and everything in between including gas and diesel engines and the UK’s best collection of hot air engines. Virtually all the engines and pumps are among the last remaining working examples on public display. The collection primarily relates to the drinking water supply in Herefordshire and neighbouring counties, which until the 1960s was still […]
The perfect function, wedding and corporate event band With up to 20 players, when you hire The Time Bandits you will not just be hiring a band but a ‘first rate party experience’ with over a decade of live performance expertise. They will provide you with a range of music classics dating from the 1960’s to today’s current chart toppers. They can even arrange their performances to suit any and every occasion. Whether it’s a wedding or a Christmas party, their wealth of experience will bring a professional feel to your event ensuring that you and your guests will have a night to remember. Performing up and down the country, the band has been together for over 18 years, and comes fully equipped with sound and lighting systems, and dressed to suit whichever occasion you have; black tie, more casual party, or even to a theme. Don’t be afraid to pick special tracks from their wide repertoire and, by special arrangement and advanced notice, they could even learn your own favourite tune. Check out the foot tapping showreels and videos in their online gallery to see exactly what you’ll be getting.
Affordable art street market in High Town Hereford Hereford Arts Markets are organised by Brightstripe for Culture and acts as showcases for local talent and designer/makers from the region and are held regularly throughout the year. Offering a range of original artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts and handmade jewellery, our Arts Markets offer our visitors the chance to meet the professional and semi-professional Designer/Makers. Our artists in turn really enjoy meeting their customers and chatting about their work or discussing bespoke commissions. Everything sold at Hereford Arts Markets must be produced by the stall holder – we do not allow any bought in or imported crafts. Young designers and makers just starting out relish the chance to learn the ropes and for some, our Arts Markets are the first taste they have of working life as a commercial creative. 2017 Dates are as follows: Saturday 1 April Saturday 10 June Saturday 9 September Saturday 4 November Saturday 9 December
There are many compelling 20th century stories to uncover Croft Castle sits deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland. This intimate house became the Croft family home before the Domesday Book. 2017 is the 60th anniversary of Croft coming into our care when it was bought by the National Trust in 1957. Throughout 2017 we will be researching and sharing stories from that era and you can reminisce by getting involved in some of our 1950s events. In the castle you can live life as Sir James Croft and find out how the family bought back their home in 1923. Explore the family photographs or sit and read through the auction catalogues. Look out for the 1950s photographs and memorabilia which detail how Croft was at risk of demolition before 1957 and what it was like here then. Big kids and little kids can enjoy 1950s games and toys in the family room, complete with costumes for dressing up. Step outside and explore the working walled garden complete with historic orchards, vineyard and 1908 glasshouse. Ask our garden team about our ongoing glasshouse restoration project. Look out for the Georgian […]
Hereford Racecourse is on Roman Road on the outskirts of Hereford. Offering regular events throughout the season of October to March where you can take in breath taking views over the city. There is something for everyone from Ladies Day to Family Fun Racedays. Season tickets are available, more information here Fixtures for 2017 can be found here Hereford race Course offers flexible space for your meeting, Conference, Wedding, Private party or Event too. A range of rooms are available and numbers catered for are 5-250. Do give the team a call if you would like to know more about booking an event 01432 273560.
The Riverside Inn’s pretty black and white premises has it all Set in the picturesque village of Aymestry, near the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, The Riverside Inn’s pretty black and white premises has it all. An award-winning restaurant, wonderful walks, a nature-lovers haven and of course, well-appointed rooms. Comprising of two particularly spacious suites, two doubles, a twin and one single, all characterful rooms are individually furnished. The Hayloft suite overlooks the river and opens out onto the terrace garden, the Stable suite gives out onto the river bank at ground floor level – especially convenient for guests with dogs. Breakfast is always individually and freshly cooked using local ingredients, including freshly laid eggs from the village (important for the special recipe scrambled eggs) and produce as far as possible from the Riverside’s own kitchen garden, which guests are welcome to explore. For more on their food and restaurant, visit their page here. The river and its banks are full of wildlife; dragonflies, dippers, otters, kingfishers, brown trout and grayling all live here. Fly fishing is available for guests on a 1½ mile beat upstream from the Inn. There is a good collection of circular walks ranging from 3 to 15 miles length; […]
The Hay Makers is a co operative gallery run by 9 designer makers. It was established in the 1987 and has gained an enviable reputation for selling an exciting and varied selection of high quality crafts at affordable prices in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. As well as showing the work of the makers which includes pottery by Pat Birks and Pauline Paterson, printmaking by Victoria Keeble, wire sculpture by Gail Stokes Hayward, carved and lettered stone by Caitriona Cartwight, painted silk ties by Sue Forrest, embroidery by Dawn Cripps, felt and papier mache by Jenny Chippindale and turned bowls by Chris Armstrong, the Hay Makers also has regular exhibitions of work by some of the finest contemporary makers throughout the year. The gallery is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 1.30 and 2.00 till 5.00 and on Sunday from 11.00 till 4.00.
Wye Valley Brewery is situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside Locatedbetween Hereford and Bromyard the Wye Valley Brewery; a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask and bottle conditioned beer possible. The on-site brewery shop in Stoke Lacy offers a wide array of bottled ales, gift packs, branded merchandise and clothing, as well as locally produced artisan chutneys, rapeseed oils and hand-made hop jewellery. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturdays during December in the run up to Christmas. If you’re keen to know a little more about how their beers are brewed, you can book on to one of the quarterly brewery tours. The tours take you through the whole brewing process in the award-winning, energy-efficient brewhouse, followed by a tutored ‘sampling’ session in the brewery bar. For brewery tour dates visit www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk, call the brewery on 01885 490 505, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As well as visiting the brewery, you might also like to visit a Wye Valley Brewery pub, all of which offer a friendly welcome and the full range of delicious cask conditioned Wye Valley Brewery ales including the infamous Butty Bach and HPA. For opening times and […]
Inviting visitors to discover more about key figures from the building’s past At the heart of this 687-hectare (1700-acre) farmed estate lies Lower Brockhampton, a romantic timber-framed manor house dating back to the late 14th century. The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse, built 1530-40. There are miles of walks through the park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, the picturesque Lawn Pool and various sculptures depicting parts of the history of Brockhampton and the local area. This is home to a rich variety of wildlife, along with historic farming breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep. Steeped in history, Brockhampton has witnessed many changes. Until 2014 the rear rooms in the manor house were being lived in and not open to the public. Over the last few years they have focused on peeling back the layers of history to show visitors how seven centuries of occupation have shaped the building you see today. For example, the original medieval great hall had an upper floor inserted into it by the family, in order to accommodate their many children. Brockhampton revealed invites visitors to discover more about key figures from the building’s past; […]
Kentchurch Court, home of the Lucas-Scudamore family has survived for nearly 1000 years through political alliances, intrigue, advantageous marriages and strong women! Lying beneath Garway Hill in the Monnow valley, close to the city of Hereford, this beautiful historic house and gardens are not to be missed whilst visiting Herefordshire. Features of the gardens include a Rhododendron wood, walled garden and a vegetable garden. Around 250 deer live in The Deer Park, where examples of ancient trees including Yew, Chestnut and a number of large Maple trees can be found. Kentchurch Court is Steeped in history dating back as far as 1058. Read more about the house, family and history. The gardens are open to the public from Good Friday to 30 September. The house is available for group visits of 5 or more, by appointment only. Please check the calendar for opening times and days. Kentchurch Court is a perfect destination for walkers and cyclists to use as a base. Taking advantage of the tea room for their refreshments. Painting groups are welcome to use the gardens and house for inspiration and car clubs often include Kentchurch Court in their itineraries. Dogs are welcome on leads and most of […]
Holloways is a long established and highly experienced furniture retailer, specialising in beautiful, well made, British furniture for almost every area of your home. Furniture and design Sumptuous sofas and relaxing armchairs, large family sized dining tables, luxury garden furniture for your garden room, conservatory or outdoor spaces is all selected for its individual style and quality finish. Bedrooms and Offices can all be given the stylish Holloways touch with their range of storage solutions, dressers, sideboards, tables and cupboards. Accessorise your home with gorgeous fabrics for your curtains and soft furnishings, create atmosphere with mood lighting, shade your windows and doors with exciting blind, awning and shutter solutions. Holloways also has an excellent interior design service to give you inspiration and guidance to create your own unique look for your home. Gardens Give your garden a finishing touch from Holloways extensive collection of salvaged, antique, vintage and new stone accessories. Pots, planters, sculptures have been selected with their expert eye alongside troughs, millstones and water features to give your garden authentic or contemporary points of interest, often with an interesting tale behind them. Glasshouse Café The Glasshouse Cafe is situated inside a beautiful conservatory with views over the Suckley […]
Meadow Arts – Contemporary art in unusual places At meadow Arts as well as a vibrant exhibition programme at partner venues across the West Midlands, Meadow Arts places public artworks at sites in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire as part of its Public Commissions programme. They bring work by artists who usually exhibit in galleries in major cities in the UK and abroad to local spaces, where the artwork can shed a new light on the stories and traditions of that place, giving new audiences a chance to discover the art. The artworks in the programmes have often been commissioned by contemporary artists at the cutting edge of artistic practice and range from artists who live within the region, to national and international artists. More works can be seen in Worcestershire and Shropshire. Visit the website to see where you can see them.
Hereford Cathedral –Home of the Mappa Mundi Hereford Cathedral is built on a place of worship used since Saxon times. It contains some of the finest examples of art and architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the famous Mappa Mundi, the medieval Chained Library and the Hereford Magna Carta. Hereford’s elegantly restored Cathedral Close sits at the heart of our historic city and diocese, with new social spaces, artworks and interpretation for you to enjoy. Mappa Mundi The Mappa Mundi is a unique medieval treasure, recording how scholars interpreted the world over 700 years ago. More than a thousand drawings and inscriptions show cities and towns, Biblical events, plants, animals, birds, strange creatures and monstrous races. The map bears the name of its author ‘Richard of Haldingham or Lafford’ (Holdingham and Sleaford in Lincolnshire). Recent research suggests a date of about 1300 for the creation of the map. Mappa Mundi is drawn on a single sheet of vellum (calf skin) measuring 64″ by 52″ (1.58 x 1.33 metres), tapering towards the top with a rounded apex. The geographical material of the map is contained within a circle measuring 52″ in diameter and reflects the thinking of the […]
Churches tell a story, many stories – of families, of political intrigue and social change, of architecture, and changes in belief. Herefordshire Churches Tourism Group is a network of some of the best churches and chapels in the county that have dominated the landscape and life of communities for more than a thousand years. What will you find when you enter the door? A source of fascination, awe, or a deep sense of peace? Here people have come and still come, generation on generation, seeking the place of their ancestors or solace for the present. Our churches still play a significant part in the life of our communities. Some act as community centres with modern facilities, others have developed their churchyards to attract wildlife, all serve as living monuments to our heritage and history. Often set in beautiful landscapes, with wonderful features and architecture, visiting our churches can enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of Herefordshire.
Kington is a beautiful, historic town on the English/Welsh border, and though it is on the western side of Offa’s Dyke, it has been an English town for a thousand years; consequently there is much to discover and lots to explore in this beautiful rural setting. If you are out and about in the Kington area and need friendly and helpful advice on where to go, what to do and where to stay, then the Kington Tourist Information Centre is your one stop shop. Manned by an enthusiastic group of volunteers belonging to the Kington Tourist Group and providing information on Kington and the surrounding countryside your sure to find what you need. The Centre is staffed from Easter to October; during the rest of the year, local information can be found on their website and any enquiry will be answered quickly. Open: Monday to Saturday inclusive, 28th March 2015 – 31st October 2015 10am to 4.30pm and during October 10am to 4pm
Who we are Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter was established by ceramic artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk in 1994. Initially, the Pottery served as a creative space where the couple designed and manufactured individual pots and works of ceramic art. Increasingly Jon & Sarah sought to share their passion and enthusiasm for clay with others, both at the Pottery and in the wider community. The couple have a combined experience of over 40years working with adults, young people and children in settings all over the West Midlands and beyond. What we do Remarkable clay and pottery experiences designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and abilities. Current offer includes: Educational projects in schools and early years settings, Pottery teambuilding and creative development sessions for businesses and organisations, Potter’s wheel courses for groups and individuals, Hen parties, Themed Children’s workshops in the school holidays, Birthday parties, Drop-in sessions for families and Workshops for festivals and events. Details of our Potter’s Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops throughout 2017 can be found here Details of our Chridren’s School Holiday Pottery sessions can be found here How to book Simply contact the Pottery to check availability and book a session. […]
Created as the ‘perfect house in the perfect setting’ Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. This year, supported by internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison, the team at Berrington Hall begin the planning and showcasing of the Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds Restoration Project. In the parkland, you can explore Brown’s work with Red Earth’s ‘Genius Loci’ exhibition. In the house, discover jewel-like interiors, designed by Henry Holland and home to the Harley, Rodney and Cawley families. See the Rodney maritime story reimagined through the Arts Council. Explore some of the extremes of the 18th-century in the wig and bum shop and discover the hidden ‘below stairs’. Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland’s first houses, you can also explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests. The interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Charles Paget Wade collection. Though it has a slightly austere exterior, the house has delicate interiors […]
Made in Ross is a collective of artists and craft workers who are based in the historic Market House in the centre of Ross-on-Wye. Made in Ross is delighted to be working with The Courtyard and Ross Council in this iconic building in the very heart of Ross which provides a fascinating venue for contemporary arts and crafts. There are currently fourteen members – blacksmithing, ceramics, Chinese brush painting, felting, furniture, glass, mosaics, photography, sculptures made from recycled materials, silver jewellery, textiles, watercolours, wood carving and much more besides, all at affordable prices. Members manage the exhibition space in the Market House. They work as volunteers keeping the Market House open to visitors seven days a week, from 10 am – 4 pm. Workshops and demonstrations are also held at the Market House on a regular basis. They are also a voluntary Tourist Information Site for the town and local area. Made in Ross is keen to promote guest artists who are able to exhibit their work as temporary members. If you are interested in joining the collective as a full member or guest exhibitor please contact Eleanor for further details email@example.com Open Daily 10-4
Only in Herefordshire will you find fantastically names hamlets like Trumpet and what surprises await you when you do. Midway between Hereford City and Ledbury, tucked neatly on the main Trumpet crossroads and traffic lights, is Trumpet Corner Tearoom, Galleries and Garden. Pull in straight from the road to the ample car park, and venture through the iron gates to discover a little slice of wonderland. With an excellent reputation for beautifully moist and flavourful cakes, the tearoom is a real destination in a wonderfully private setting overlooking a pretty secret garden, in which you can sit on a warm day to enjoy the tweet of the birds and the smell of the rose arch. The aromas of freshly baked scones (for their award-winning cream teas), drizzle cakes, iced confections, and general slices of delicious naughtiness mingle with savoury smells of lovely hot and cold light lunches, all freshly prepared in the tearoom kitchens. Potter into the Gallery spaces, which showcases the work of many local artists from iron, wood and metalwork to jewellery and textiles, glass design, ceramics, silversmithing, to prints, paintings, illustrations, cards and photography. Inspiration and temptation is everywhere for gifts, for treats and all for sale. […]
Huntlands Farm Upholstery Courses are run by Lucy Brodie, who also offers excellent accommodation facilities at Huntlands Farm. Enrol on an upholstery course with expert tuition from Lucy who holds a qualification with the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers having been trained in the use of modern and traditional materials and methods. Take your own furniture and choose from two days for a small project or longer for something bigger. For further details about courses including cost and stay-over options, click here You will need sufficient fabric to cover your project, all other materials are in stock and will come with a charge as you use them. See also Huntlands Farm Huntlands Farm Weddings Moorhall Farm
One of England’s best kept secrets, Hampton Court Castle is genuinely one of the most romantic houses in England The forerunner to the internationally renowned Hampton Court Palace in Surrey by some 80 years. Situated in the very heart of the Herefordshire, English countryside, the 15th Century Grade One Listed Castle is set in over 1000 acres of estate. The tastefully-appointed State Rooms, including the magnificent Ballroom and exquisitely hand-painted Chapel, are now open to the public for tours. The Castle also boasts 24 sumptuous bedrooms, with feature bathrooms, four of which can be viewed on our Castle tours. The original Victorian Walled Garden now contains breathtaking displays of flower beds, ornamental walkways, waterways, fountains, island pavilions, and cascades. The legendary wisteria tunnel is said to be almost 200 years old and leads to the Castle lawns and beyond to the secret garden and waterfall. Over a thousand yew trees have been planted to create a maze with a gothic tower at its centre offering panoramic views of the gardens. The ornamental kitchen garden includes fruits & vegetables all organically managed. Lunch or afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Joseph Paxton designed Orangery Café where produce from the kitchen […]
A vast amazing and unique collection of independent shops offering a welcome change to characterless out-of-town locations and an alternative to the High Street. The Hop Pocket shopping village is set on a large site at the base of Fromes Hill on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, it is a real year-round destination where you will always find a huge range of great gifts and cards, clothing and footwear, art, craft, toys, garden centre, home-ware, furniture, antiques, food and drink, and lots more. The extensive restaurant and tearooms offers delicious homemade cakes, lunches and afternoon teas, while the large childrens’ outdoor play area makes it a destination for all the family. There’s even a dog grooming parlour for your favourite pooch while you shop, eat and relax. The perfect venue for meeting friends, a family day out or simply an indulgent day-trip, ample onsite parking makes this an easily accessible location for a full day out and a most enjoyable way to bring home something different. Open: From January to October: Tuesday 10am to 5.30pm Wednesday 10am to 5.30pm Thursday 10am to 5.30pm Friday 10am to 5.30pm Saturday 10am to 5.30pm Sunday 11am to 5pm Closed Mondays, Open Bank Holiday Mondays, Open Easter Sunday […]
Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen Classes are Herefordshire’s first and only Authentic Indian Cookery School, set in the peaceful and tranquil setting of a 15th Century farmhouse kitchen. Learn from Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys, who is passionate about sharing her love of Indian food with others. Leave inspired to recreate fabulous Indian dishes in your own homes and enjoy with friends and family. Classes include Vegetarian Day, Essential Indian, Christmas Indian Style and Game Day. Keep Checking the website for the upcoming classes. Cookery classes are suitable for all skill levels and great for corporate events, groups of friends or family. Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen also offers a range of frozen curry Sauces, called ‘Spiced by Rayeesa’ which are available nationwide from quality independent stores and online. SPECIAL OFFER FOR CHRISTMAS 2017 Spiced by Rayeesa.
Brinsop Court is a spectacular destination for a large group getaway, wedding or for corporate events. Set in 800 acres in rural Herefordshire Brinsop Court with a tennis court, croquet lawn, BBQ pits and hot tub, is a medieval moated manor house which offers 12 versatile double rooms (which can be made into twins), with seven ensuite and two individual bathrooms, and two further single rooms, plus sofabeds to create more family room space. Dine and entertain in the Queen Ann room, oak parlour, large games room, panelled library and the wonderful medieval banqueting hall. The kitchens are fully equipped and the bathrooms hold no shortage of fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes. Offering luxury five star accommodation – perfect for weddings, parties, families, friends and corporate groups. 18 Bedrooms Brinsop Court Weddings Brinsop Court is a 5 star country rural home, the perfect setting to say ‘I Do’ Brinsop Court is a Grade 1 listed 13th Century moated manor house nestled within it’s own 800 acre estate in the picturesque Herefordshire countryside. A tranquil and magical venue available for exclusive use with flexibility a key. This beautiful 5 star country rural home sleeps up to 34 people and is enriched with history, […]
Award winning bar, restaurant and accommodation The Temple Bar Inn is set on the ramblers Herefordshire Trail and is situated in the centre of the village of Ewyas Harold, The Temple Bar Inn is ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, and visitors wishing to explore the Welsh Marches, Black Mountains, Offa’s Dyke, the Golden Valley, Hay-on-Wye and the River Monnow. First licenced in the 1850s, and now sympathetically and extensively refurbished by the Jinman family owners, it is managed as a freehouse with bar, games room, restaurant, function room, outside seating area, and three ensuite B&B rooms. With an intriguing history packed with myths and legends, over the years it has been used as a court house, corn exchange, stable, butchers, and school room, and it has been suggested that the land on which it was built has links with the Knights Templars. The B&B rooms are situated on the first floor and are all doubles, one of which has space for an extra single bed if required. Each room has a colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities and is designed in country chic fashion. Free WIFI. Number of Rooms: 3. The Temple Bar Inn restaurant Whether you have been walking, cycling or […]
Stockton Bury Gardens is a renowned plantsman’s garden with over four acres to enjoy. The gardens are the heart of a working farm that has been looked after by the same family for five generations. Current owner Raymond Treasure and his partner Gordon Fen have created the garden over the last 40 years and the result is delights at every turn. You will be amazed by the variety of plants and the artistic touches throughout. The four acres is split into separate garden offering formal and informal design. Stand under the largest Monkey Puzzle tree in the county, watch the bees coming and going from the hives or sit and take in the view from the Secret Garden. Features not to be missed are the medieval dovecote, spring auricula theatre, the museum of traditional gardening tools, plants sales and the grotto. Stockton Bury offers a relaxed atmosphere and experts are on hand to answer your gardening questions. The garden features regularly in national gardening magazine as garden writer Tamsin Westhorpe is a member of the team and family. For events at her garden school and in the garden visit www.stocktonbury.co.uk Open from the first Wednesday in April until the end […]
Escape to the spectacular Weir Gardens riverside garden and be absorbed by natural beauty. Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir Gardens sits within unspoilt Herefordshire countryside and has many historical secrets to uncover. For centuries this site has been used as a pleasure ground for fishing, boating and swimming. It is managed in a natural way to create a varied habitat for wildlife. In spring see carpets of bulbs littered between ancient trees, in summer enjoy a picnic by the river to watch the wildlife and in autumn visit the walled garden bursting with seasonal produce. Visit the garden any time of year to find out why this location has appealed to so many and enjoy exploring this tranquil haven. Please note: only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens, all other dogs can be exercised in the car park picnic area. For more information about opening times, admission prices and what’s on, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-weir-garden
Creative Breaks is a not-for-profit association of artists and crafts people. Set up in 2000, Creative Breaks aims to promote courses run by skilled craftspeople in and around Herefordshire. Our courses are wide-ranging in discipline, from glass work to machine knitting and each maker has been selected for their quality of work and professional approach to their workshops. Below is a list of members and links to their websites: Sally Boehme www.sallyboehme.co.uk Lucy Brodie www.huntlandsfarm.co.uk/upholstery Jenny Pearce www.jennypearce.co.uk Sarah Williams www.williamshandmade.com Rowan McOnegal www.rowanmconegal.co.uk Bill Robson www.williamrobsonglass.co.uk Jane Meredith www.plantdyedwool.co.uk Nicola Hopwood www.nicolahopwood.co.uk Jenni Stuart-Anderson www.jenniragrugs.wordpress.com Marissa Thereze Harmon www.thereze.co.uk Pearl Taylor www.herefordshireholidays.co.uk Glenn Morris www.glennmorris.co.uk Ginn Downes www.ginnscreativeworkshops.co.uk All members are keen to impart their knowledge and skill so you can leave with a sense of achievement and newfound enthusiasm for your craft. It is also the aim of the group that you will have new stories to tell, new skills to share and depart richer for the experience. As Herefordshire is known for its farming produce and rural setting it’s the perfect location to come on one of our courses so please contact individual artists for recommended accommodation by clicking on the links above or visit the accommodation page. Creative Breaks will […]
Closet Yoga Club brings unique yoga pop-up brunch/lunch and supper clubs to Herefordshire and the Midlands. They offer their members beautiful venues, inspirational yogis, immersive sound experiences and delicious feasts. By becoming a member (membership is free) you will have the first opportunity to buy tickets to all their events at early-bird discounted prices. Specialists in curating unique and memorable experiences, Closet Yoga Club can also work with you to design an event for your corporate team, wedding, or party. Don’t miss their inaugural event this October at Canwood Gallery.
Charmingly located in the centre of “chocolate box village” Pembridge Pembridge is on the north Herefordshire’s picturesque Black and White Trail where Old Chapel Gallery occupies a wonderful former Victorian Chapel and sources the best in handmade British contemporary fine arts & crafts. From garden sculptures to objet’s d’art, jewellery to homeware, fine art, prints, woodcraft, ironwork, textiles and ceramics, these are made by both emerging and established artists and makers. Old Chapel Gallery is firmly established as a centre of excellence for casual browsers and serious collectors alike. Lovers of contemporary British arts and crafts can find work by local and nationally established artists and makers, alongside the innovative work of talented newcomers. Popular artists include Amanda Clark, Chrissie Nash, David England, Deborah Scaldwell, Frans Wesselman, Hilke MacIntyre, Iris Milward, James Donovan, Jemima Jameson, John Maltby, Lesley Strickland, Mary Ann Rogers, Philip Hearsey, Piers Browne, Robert Palmer and Tamsin Abbott. Work from every medium is commissionable and exhibitions are held regularly throughout the year in the upstairs gallery, in a variety of media, which provides the opportunity to introduce new young makers alongside well-known names. Opening times may vary throughout the seasons, please check website for up to date details.
If you love animals, you will adore Wynne’s of Dinmore. Wynnes of Dinmore is a rural animal farm park and supplies destination, where if you see it, you can buy it and take it home; including hens, bantams, quail, pygmy goats, micro pigs, alpacas, Jacob sheep and more. A great place to bring the family for a day out where you can interact with the gorgeous creatures, help feed them, learn more about them, see newborn animals and even decide if you would like to be a keeper of these interesting breeds. Having begun as specialists in chicken and poultry livestock, Wynnes still stocks many varieties including Silkies, Plymouth Rocks, Leghorns and many more from great layers to decorative strutters. Having added their four-legged friends into the mix, their passion and knowledge of animals is infectious and a wonderful day out for adults as well as children. They also stock everything needed to keep your livestock, poultry and pets. There is a range of housing, runs, bedding, feed, hatching equipment, health & hygiene products, mesh fencing, pet toys, gifts and lots more, plus a large selection of garden items ranging from bird feeding equipment and garden benches. The purpose built tearoom and Country Store, Tearoom overlooks […]
Leominster is in North Herefordshire and sits in the heart of The Herefordshire Black & White trail. Visitors to the centre are guaranteed a warm welcome when looking to find out about what’s on and where to stay in and around Herefordshire. The shop is in the town centre and easily identified. There is a huge range of information leaflets as well as an array of books, maps, walking guides and local artisan products for sale. The centre is managed by Tourism Leominster Community Interest Company with the support of Leominster Town Council and volunteers. Opening Times 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Saturday
At The Crown Inn, Charismatic landlord, Matt Slocombe, ensures a warm, convivial atmosphere in country style surroundings, with room for larger parties as well as cosy tables for two. The Crown Inn at Woolhope is so much more than a local village pub sitting at the heart of its community, it is a destination for visitors who enjoy good local ales, an excellent range of Herefordshire’s regional ciders and a hearty seasonal menu that includes pub classics as well as modern restaurant dishes. Ideally located for walkers in the area who just want to whet their whistle, or a family lunch or supper to enjoy fresh locally sourced produce whenever possible. This is a place where you don’t have to stand on ceremony but where a special occasion will also be just that. Look out for their themed curry nights, seasonal tasting menus and Sunday Lunch cooked as it should be – the Herefordshire way.