From its world-famous beef to the county’s bountiful orchards of succulent apples and pears, Herefordshire boasts some of the finest locally-sourced produce in the United Kingdom. Whether dining out at any of the nearby first-class pubs and restaurants, or cooking in the comfortable surroundings of your cosy shepherd’s hut kitchen, you’ll discover why Herefordshire deserves its place on the nation’s culinary map.
Church Road, Eardisley, Herefordshire, HR3 6PG
Top value with great food and a friendly welcome.
Try the Butty Bach.
Best to call first, at its always busy. Closed on Mondays.
Tel: 01544 327 251. About 15 min drive.
Kington, HR5 3RL. The first pub in England to gain a Michelin star. Upmarket, with a price to match.A great evening’s destination for a treat.
Tel: 01544 230221. About 20 mins drive.
Hereford HR2 0JW
Tucked away down a narrow lane The Bridge Inn is a real find. With a good atmosphere, it is becoming popular as word gets out. Best to book.
Tel: 01981 510 646 About 25 mins drive
Brecon, LD3 0UB
Cath Urquhart, Travel Editor of The Times said “You know there’s something special about the place the minute you crest the hill.” Cath is right, its one of our favourite venues.A bit further to travel. Worth it though.
Tel: 01874 620 111. About 35 mins drive.
Old Radnor, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2RH
Just the other side of Kington.
The Harp is a lovely old Welsh longhouse inn perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Radnor Valley, close to the border. Amazing views.
A traditional pub with big fire, a proper bar and a pub style menu to go with it.
Tel: 01544 350655
Further afield, a stunning destination is Simmonds Yat and lunch awaits at The Mill Race at Walford, Gastro Pub Of the Year in 2009.
Tel: 01989 562891. About 45 mins drive
Herefordshire HR6 9ST
Our current favourite for a great dining experience whilst still offering a pub setting. We think the menu is close on the heels of The Stagg.
Good service and friendly atmosphere.
Tel: 01568 708440 About 30 mins drive
After you’ve sampled some of the local area’s world class produce, you’ll be wanting to stretch your legs to walk off a sticky toffee pudding or two. With this in mind, we’ve prepared a dossier of some of the area’s fabulous walks. Click here to see more.
This is a spectacular walk visiting four beautiful waterfalls near Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons.
It is one of the best waterfall walks in Britain with delightful woodland gorges, riverside trails along the Afon Mellte and a series of roaring waterfalls. The trail starts at the woodland parking area south of Ystradfellte and visits Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, SgwdIsaf Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd-yr-Eira waterfalls.
1. Turn right out of the gate at Midland Farm.
2. After ¼ mile turn first left up Kitty’s Lane which is a steep single track tarmac road.
3. At the top of Kitty’s Lane turn left through the green metal gate down the side of the Village Hall. Great view out across the valley.
4. The footpath carries on down the side of two fields.. The path is well surfaced in the first field and becomes long grass in the second field.Keep the hedge on your rhs.
5. At the bottom of the second field turn left into a field, this time keeping the hedge on your left.
6. (If you get to the stream you have gone too far so retrace your steps back by approx. 100 m).
7. At the end of the hedge keep straight on, cross the next field by a well defined path.
8. At the end pf the field turn right keeping the hedge on your right.
9. Cross two styles and join back onto the road, turning left to get back to Midland Farm.