With venues changing hands and undergoing wonderful refurbishments to established destinations that have enhanced what they’re offering with their premises and menus, here’s a guide to some great places to add to your foodie list.
Set over-looking the glorious Herefordshire Golf Course and with a glamorous new refurbishment following its recent purchase by a consortium of local business people, The Causeway is a gorgeous spot for a Sunday lunch. With an elegant, contemporary interior overlooking the expansive grounds, you can enjoy local, seasonal dishes with a magnificent view.
Known for its wine-bar vibe, Saxtys in Hereford City, which only re-opened in 2021 under new ownership, offers an indulgent Sunday roast menu, featuring a range of meats served with all the trimmings, as well as fish and vegetarian options. Saxtys expertly blended signature cocktails are a real highlight.
Situated on the Welsh/English border, The Angel in Abergavenny offers a culinary treat with Sunday roast in their elegant Oak Room or cosy Foxhunter Bar. After indulging in two or three courses of seasonal, skilfully prepared dishes, clear out the cobwebs with a bracing walk around nearby Abergavenny castle.
The Crown Inn
Head to The Crown Inn in Woolhope for an award-winning Sunday roast and excellent range of local cider and perry, including their very own home milled offering. Their new covered and heated terrace means you can still dine al fresco in cooler months. They even offer click and collect, so you can enjoy an outstanding roast in the comfort of your own home, with the added bonus of no prep and no piles of washing up.
The New Inn
Following new ownership in 2020, The New Inn, St Owens Cross, has really made its mark on the Herefordshire food scene. Enjoy a wonderful Sunday lunch in the cosy surroundings of this beautifully restored, 16th century coaching inn, followed by an excellent cheese board. To finish, their petit fours are a delicious alternative to their tempting desserts.
Castle House Hotel
The new Garden Room at Castle House Hotel is a light, airy and stylish dining area with deeply cushioned banquet seating, overlooking the beautiful terraced gardens and Castle Pool waters. Recently opened, it offers excellent food in relaxing, comfortable surroundings.
Nestled in the picturesque Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Hostelrie, a 19th century Gothic-style pub with rooms, under new ownership since 2021. Chef Patron Daniel Balanovsky offers carefully considered and frequently changing menus, which includes expertly recommended wine pairings for each course.
“Herefordshire is famed for its outstanding beef and artisan cider, so where better to enjoy a hearty Sunday roast, especially after working up an appetite in the glorious great outdoors. Many of Herefordshire’s award-winning pubs and restaurants consciously make best use of the superb local, seasonal produce grown within Herefordshire and its neighbouring counties.”Heidi Chamberlain-Jones, founder of Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire.