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places to eat in herefordshire
Food and drink in Hereford is fantastically varied, from sleek fine dining to indie bistros and pop-up foodie heavens to high street restaurants. Whatever you are looking for you will find. Here are a list of our favourites.
The Beefy Boys take their burgers seriously and by seriously I mean winners of numerous international awards.
The Meat Boutique, the first Beefy Boys permanent restaurant, is situated in the centre of Hereford at the Old Market Development and they specialise in burgers, beers and cocktails.
So, if you’re a burger lover you will feel right at home with The Beefy Boys. It may just be the best burger that you have ever tasted.
The Beefy Boys, Old Market, Hereford, HR4 9HU
2. A PiCnIc LuNCH
The Bush Inn have put their own unique spin on the traditional picnic lunch by supplying lunch on miniature picnic bench.
This idea is lots of fun and with the picnic benches changing for every season, it never gets boring. The picnic benches are full of little treats both sweet and savoury and more than enough to satisfy.
You may think it’s just an indoor picnic on a bench but my dingo dango it’s sooo much more than this. It’s a head-on collision of sweet and savoury that will tickle your taste buds and make you mouth water.
The Bush Inn, Bush Bank, Hereford, HR4 8EH
3. TeA FoR TwO
There’s nothing more quintessentially English than a spot of afternoon tea. Shake off any misconceptions that this traditional pastime is just for the elderly or wealthy and book yourself a decadent afternoon of tea.
Castle House, located in the centre of Hereford, is the go to place for High Tea. Simply picture yourself tucking into delicious, dainty cakes, devour finger sandwiches and sip on a glass of bubbly whilst chatting about the events of the day.
On a budget then try the alternative Afternoon Tea or Hereford Cream Tea.
Castle House, Castle Green, Hereford, HR1 2NW
4. A tOuCh Of SpAiN
Searching for the sunshine in Herefordshire? Head to Tomatitos, sample their delicious tapas menus, sip a glass of Sangria and pretend you’re on the Costa del Sol. Even if it’s raining, it’s easy to imagine you’re on the continent whilst eating authentic Spanish grub.
Even if it’s raining you can imagine you’re on the continent when eating authentic Spanish grub.
This little hidden gem, situated in Hay-on-Wye, serves amazing locally sourced food and reflects Spanish cuisine excellently.
Tomatitos Tapas Bar, 38 Lion Street, Hay-On-Wye, HR3 5AA
5. CoCkTaIl MoCkTaIl
The Green Dragon Hotel have embraced the growing trend towards cocktail culture and using centuries-old cocktail recipes they have combined them with new ideas and the finest ingredients.
Their cosy and glamorous Offa Bar offers exceptionally crafted cocktails featuring spirits fro award winning Herefordshire producers such as Chase Distillery, White Heron Drinks, and many other excellent and expertly distilled tipples.
If cocktails aren’t really your jam, a local cider, a beer or a mocktail is also on the menu.
The Green Dragon Hotel, 44-46 Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9BG
6. ThE SuNdAy LuNcH
The Sunday lunch is a much-cherished countryside custom bringing family and friends together to share a hearty meal, traditionally featuring roasted meat, potatoes and vegetables.
The Bookshop takes the Sunday Lunch very seriously indeed in a very intimate and chilled out environment. With the choice of beef, pork, lamb or a vegetarian dish, you will not be disappointed.
Please beware this award winning roast is extremely popular, make sure your book nice and early.
The Bookshop, 32 Aubrey Street, Hereford, HR4 0BU
7. CoSy CoUnTrY InN
You can’t beat a traditional English country inn on a cold winter’s day after a long walk. Settle down by the fire with a warming meal and a cold pint of local ale and soak up the ambiance as you relax.
The Bridge Inn Michaelchurch, has an abundance of character with its beamed ceilings, open fire and its traditional country decor. What a cosy place to spend the afternoon.
Head here on the way home from a day walking in the hills, or simply make the trip especially to sample the traditional pub menu and local ales.
The Bridge Inn, Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire, HR2 0JW
8. ThE ItAlIaN JoB
Experience the taste of Italy with an explosion of flavours. Ponte Vecchio will transport you to the backstreets of Rome with an authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist.
The success of Ponte Vecchio is much to do with the wonderful relaxed atmosphere, the efficient and friendly service and the food is bellissimo.
Ponte Vecchio, 2 Bridge Street, Hereford, HR4 9DF
9. ShHh ItS A SeCrEt
Secret Garden, Coldwells Road, Hereford, HR1 1LH