Eat in Hereford

Where to eat in Hereford

Please Note: Useful information when staying in holiday lets or for anyone visiting the area.  Although we do try to ensure listings are correct, Country Holiday Lets recommend that prospective visitors always check with the destination before making plans. It is advisable to check review sites for the latest on these places to eat as owners, chefs, staff change and can affect the quality. These listings are meant as a guide only.

Thai on Wye

15 West Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0BX



 
Good value for money Thai restaurant, in the centre of Hereford. Good service and food in pleasant surroundings.

The Wellington

Wellington, Hereford
 

 
The Wellington is an award-winning country pub and restaurant, situated in the village of Wellington, in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

In the restaurant you’ll find daily changing lunch and dinner menus using the best local and seasonal produce.

The Bell Inn

Tillington, Hereford
 

 
A traditional family run pub serving good food

The Crown Inn

Woolhope, Hereford
 

 

An idyllic pub set in glorious countryside serving excellent food and using local suppliers and produce. Only 7 miles from Hereford or Ledbury.

Perfect modern pub food served in a traditional Inn with log fires and classical surroundings

The New Inn Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire, HR4 7LR



 

© Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence .

Compact 16th-c two-bar village pub, pleasantly relaxed and old-fashioned, with well kept Wye Valley, good value generous home-made food lunchtimes and Fri/Sat evenings, friendly landlord and regulars, cosy alcoves; nice garden with quoits and boules, closed Mon.

The New Inn

St Owens Cross, Hereford
 

 
Inside this very attractive pub, the lounge bar and restaurant are enhanced by huge inglenook fireplaces which crackle to the sound of burning logs all winter.  With a mixture of furnishings from settees to redundant pews, the ambiance is that of a time gone by, a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but with the quality and standard you have come to expect. Food is excellent and the bar offers a wide range of real ales as well as a fine selection of wines and spirits and of course what Herefordshire is renowned for...Cider!

The Crown

Old Hereford Road, Pantygelli, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 7HR


 

The Crown at Pantygelli is a thriving pub and restaurant, situated in this quiet spot between the Sugarloaf and Skirrid mountains, catering for both the modern traveller and local populace whilst still retaining the charm and hospitality of a bygone age.

Pantygelli translates into English as "the hollow of the grove" and the hamlet is set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in Monmouthshire with its contrasting combinations of mountains and rural pastures

  The Walnut Tree

  Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8AW
 

 

The Walnut Tree Restaurant sits on the B4521, two miles East of Abergavenny, and has been a famous inn and restaurant since it began in the early 1960’s. It is now run as a joint venture between Shaun Hill and William Griffiths. The Walnut Tree offers proper dining and drinking in an informal setting; for a glass of good wine with a plate of something, through to a full lunch or dinner!

The menu is an eclectic mix, based on personal taste and sound cooking techniques, rather than any particular country's cuisine. A unifying feature is a core of excellent ingredients, local where feasible and carefully chosen. No dress code or similar pomposity.

 

 
The tiny, picturesque village of C near Usk has been given a rare treat with the arrival of top chef, Matt Tebbutt. Returning to his homeland after eight years in London, Matt has transformed an old stationmaster’s house and former pub into one of Wales’ most exciting new restaurants. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having trained with many of the UK's leading chefs, from Marco Pierre White, to Alistair Little and Sally Clarke.

The Foxhunter has been completely refurbished by Matt and his wife Lisa. The couple have turned the old, Victorian pub into a stunning mix of original features and contemporary comfort. The informal setting combines Welsh flagstone floors and log-burning stoves with handmade furniture and crisp linen napkins. Clearly drawing on the influences of his celebrated mentors, Matt offers the very best of Modern British cooking, characterised by daily changing menus featuring local, organic ingredients and recipes which remain true to the flavours of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

  The Hardwick

Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 9AA
 

 
 

The Hardwick is a country pub which very much leans towards being a restaurant.

This is largely due to the owner, Stephen Terry, being a cook by nature and not a publican. The Hardwick is a place where everybody is made to feel welcome whether it be for a quick pint or meeting friends and family for lunch or dinner.

The aim at the Hardwick is for customers to leave feeling satisfied and that their expectations have not only been met but exceeded.

The philosophy is simple and honest. They source, cook and serve to the best of their abilities at all times. The produce is treated with the respect it deserves and served with the minimum of fuss and maximum of flavour. Seasonal produce is used which allows customers and staff alike to look forward to certain ingredients throughout the year.

You don’t need an ology in food to read and understand the menu at The Hardwick because it does what it says on the menu.

  The Bell at Skenfrith

 Skenfrith, Monmouthshire NP7 8UH
  The Bell at Skenfrith, a fully restored former 17th century coaching inn on the banks of the River Monnow.

The restaurant, which uses produce from it's own organic kitchen garden, has two AA rosettes.  The Bell was voted michelin pub of the year for great britain and ireland in 2007

September events in Hereford and Shropshire

Including Leominster,Ludlow, Ross on Wye, Hay and areas. Great for that special extra for self catering


Craven Arms

Toddle Time

Toddle Time happens every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Have fun in the Onny Meadows exploring and letting off steam.

Every week there are different activities centred on exploring nature and the outdoors - you might also have to help the toddlers get crafty and creative.

Events are buggy-friendly and there is an indoor alternative in the event of bad weather.

Suitable for children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult.

Free of charge. No need to book, just turn up.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01588 676060

Hereford

The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.  Box Office - 01432 340555  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ludlow

Events Calendar produced by Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ Box Office: 01584 878141

Ludlow

Ludlow Castle Events for the year

JANUARY - Weekends Only ( 10.00 am - 4.00 pm)

Last admission half an hour before closing time.

Inclement Weather Conditions - Please telephone the Castle before starting your journey to check that the venue is open - we assess the situation daily in these circumstances.

Telephone 01584 873355 or 01584 874465

Ledbury

Events Calendar provided by Ledbury Market Theatre

Box Office opening hours are 08:45 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:45 to 16:30 Friday. Payment may be made by cash or credit card during those hours. Patrons may book there in person, or by phone, on 01432-383663. (Please note that this Hereford number is a direct line to our Box Office in St. Katherines.)

Our out-of-hours telephone booking number is 07967-517125. Tickets for all shows may also be bought on the door, subject to availability.

Telephoned enquiries for all live shows may be made to 01531-633760. However, bookings may only be made online or via the Box Office.

The Market Theatre, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2AQ.

Berrington Hall, Nr Leominster

Berrington Hall Calendar of Events

Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721

Brockhampton Estate, Nr. Bromyard

Brockhampton Estate - Events for the year

Brockhampton Estate, On the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, 2 miles east of Bromyard

Croft Castle, Nr Leominster

Croft Castle and Parkland Calendar of Events

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246

Hampton Court Castle, Nr Leominster

Hampton Court Castle Events for the year

Hampton Court, Herefordshire is a castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored.

The Gardens at Hampton Court are spectacular and although a recent development, are now receiving national recognition.

Ludlow Racecourse fixtures for the year

Ludlow Racecourse Meeting

Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.

Ludlow

various dates throughout the year

Ghost Hunts at The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years.

Room 211 apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests. One visitor awoke to find herself being dragged out of bed by her hair. Upon finally falling asleep again she awoke to find herself drenched in water, while the bed around her remained dry. Her partner meanwhile slept soundly, experiencing just a pleasant gentle stroking sensation on his face.

The apparition of a gentleman dressed in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing. The car park outside is the scene of a frequently witnessed 'modern' ghost which only seems seems to appear to men. A young, scantily clad girl has been seen on many occasions walking through cars before vanishing into thin air. It is thought that this is a very rare 'living' ghost, and a local researcher even believes he has found the girl in question. Now living elsewhere, she apparently used to take that route to visit a relative, and since it was such a happy time in her life, often visualises herself walking that same path again.

It is evident that The Feathers Hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and inexplicable incidents, so why not join Eerie Evenings for a night of otherworldly entertainment in this magnificent location?

An Eerie Evening at The Feathers Hotel Includes:

~ Welcome Drink of Traditional Mead
~ Two Course Evening Meal
~ History Talk and Ghostly Tales
~ Platform Readings from our Spiritualist Mediums
~ Late Night Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation
~ Opportunity to use Ghost-Hunting Equipment
~ Séance and Controlled Contact Experiments
~ Optional Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast
~ Refreshments Throughout

*The event will run from approx. 8pm - 2.30am*
*Guests with hotel rooms can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am*

Contact: 0845 201 3994 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acton Scott

Acton Scott Working Farm

Amenities: Museum shop, Large car park. Restored in 2008/09, the School House Cafe offers home cooked meals, snacks and drinks. Undercover, animal free picnic area.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, 3 miles south of Church Stretton.

Ludlow

Usually once a month

Poetry Cafe

Gallery at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

First Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Bring your own or your favourite poems to read and discuss in convivial company.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Ludlow

Usually once a month

The Ludlow Pudding Experience

Oscars Restaurant at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

If a dinner with seven desserts is your idea of heaven, book your place at our monthly pudding extravaganza. There's a choice of main courses, then the pudding selection includes old favourites and intriguing new desserts to try, with a vote for the best!

Price includes main course, glass of house wine, all puddings and coffee

The vote: The winning pudding will make it to the top of the list next time along with six new contenders

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Ludlow

12th - 14th September

Ludlow Food Festival

Ludlow Food and Drink Festival started in 1995 and it's grown and grown ever since - not just in terms of numbers of visitors and exhibitors and events, but also in terms of reputation throughout and beyond the United Kingdom.

The objective has remained the same: celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Ludlow and the Marches. You won't find promotion of the globalised, standardised, industrially-produced products that you can find in every supermarket. What you will find here is an abundance of REAL food and drink - from rare breeds of meat to real ale, cider and perry, produced and sold by people who really care about what they are doing.

You'll also find that the festival is great fun. There's a brilliant atmosphere throughout the weekend that you won't forget. There really is something for everyone, from gourmet to sausage fan to beer lover. Once you've tried it you'll come to Ludlow again and again!

Bromyard

12th - 14th September

Bromyard Folk Festival

The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance . 

Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.

View programme

Bridgnorth - Kidderminster

18th - 21st September

Autumn Steam Gala

See website for details of programme


Bishops Castle

20th September

The Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair

One of the best value weekends entertainment in Shropshire. The whole town is full of music, steam, entertainment , exhibitions, stalls, shops, processions. This year promises to be the BIGGEST and BEST fair yet

As well as processions, Morris Men, Bagpipes, Steam Engines, Tractors, Classic Cars, Food, Drinks, Street Theatre, Dance, Concerts, Brass Bands etc etc, The Michaelmas Fair will include many other acts and attractions.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   General Enquiries John Lucas 01588 638154


Abergavenny

20th - 21st September tbc

Abergavenny Food Festival

The Abergavenny Food Festival will take place over a weekend towards the end of September. For the full programme go to their website.

Ross on Wye

26th -28th September

Ross Walking Festival

Walking Festival.  25th to 27th September 2014

Check the website for the programme of walks

Something to suit everyone!

May Events in Hereford and Shropshire

In Leominster, Hereford, Shropshire, Ludlow Ross, Hay and areas. Great for that special extra for self catering


Craven Arms

Toddle Time

Toddle Time happens every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Have fun in the Onny Meadows exploring and letting off steam.

Every week there are different activities centred on exploring nature and the outdoors - you might also have to help the toddlers get crafty and creative.

Events are buggy-friendly and there is an indoor alternative in the event of bad weather.

Suitable for children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult.

Free of charge. No need to book, just turn up.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Contact shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk or 01588 676060

Hereford

The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.  Box Office - 01432 340555  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ludlow

Events Calendar produced by Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ Box Office: 01584 878141

Ludlow

Ludlow Castle Events for the year

JANUARY - Weekends Only ( 10.00 am - 4.00 pm)

Last admission half an hour before closing time.

Inclement Weather Conditions - Please telephone the Castle before starting your journey to check that the venue is open - we assess the situation daily in these circumstances.

Telephone 01584 873355 or 01584 874465

Ledbury

Events Calendar provided by Ledbury Market Theatre

Box Office opening hours are 08:45 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:45 to 16:30 Friday. Payment may be made by cash or credit card during those hours. Patrons may book there in person, or by phone, on 01432-383663. (Please note that this Hereford number is a direct line to our Box Office in St. Katherines.)

Our out-of-hours telephone booking number is 07967-517125. Tickets for all shows may also be bought on the door, subject to availability.

Telephoned enquiries for all live shows may be made to 01531-633760. However, bookings may only be made online or via the Box Office.

The Market Theatre, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2AQ.

Berrington Hall, Nr Leominster

Berrington Hall Calendar of Events

Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721

Brockhampton Estate, Nr. Bromyard

Brockhampton Estate - Events for the year

Brockhampton Estate, On the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, 2 miles east of Bromyard

Croft Castle, Nr Leominster

Croft Castle and Parkland Calendar of Events

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246

Hampton Court Castle, Nr Leominster

Hampton Court Castle Events for the year

Hampton Court, Herefordshire is a castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored.

The Gardens at Hampton Court are spectacular and although a recent development, are now receiving national recognition.

Carding Mill Valley

Carding Mill Valley Calendar of Events for the year

National Trust Education, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG

Telephone: 01694 725006  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Events Calendar for the year

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Ludlow Racecourse fixtures for the year

Ludlow Racecourse Meeting

Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.

Ludlow

various dates throughout the year

Ghost Hunts at The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years.

Room 211 apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests. One visitor awoke to find herself being dragged out of bed by her hair. Upon finally falling asleep again she awoke to find herself drenched in water, while the bed around her remained dry. Her partner meanwhile slept soundly, experiencing just a pleasant gentle stroking sensation on his face.

The apparition of a gentleman dressed in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing. The car park outside is the scene of a frequently witnessed 'modern' ghost which only seems seems to appear to men. A young, scantily clad girl has been seen on many occasions walking through cars before vanishing into thin air. It is thought that this is a very rare 'living' ghost, and a local researcher even believes he has found the girl in question. Now living elsewhere, she apparently used to take that route to visit a relative, and since it was such a happy time in her life, often visualises herself walking that same path again.

It is evident that The Feathers Hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and inexplicable incidents, so why not join Eerie Evenings for a night of otherworldly entertainment in this magnificent location?

An Eerie Evening at The Feathers Hotel Includes:

~ Welcome Drink of Traditional Mead
~ Two Course Evening Meal
~ History Talk and Ghostly Tales
~ Platform Readings from our Spiritualist Mediums
~ Late Night Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation
~ Opportunity to use Ghost-Hunting Equipment
~ Séance and Controlled Contact Experiments
~ Optional Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast
~ Refreshments Throughout

*The event will run from approx. 8pm - 2.30am*
*Guests with hotel rooms can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am*

Contact: 0845 201 3994 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acton Scott

Acton Scott Working Farm

Amenities: Museum shop,  Large car park. Restored in 2008/09, the School House Cafe offers home cooked meals, snacks and drinks. Undercover, animal free picnic area.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, 3 miles south of Church Stretton.

Ludlow

Usually once a month

Poetry Cafe

Gallery at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

First Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Bring your own or your favourite poems to read and discuss in convivial company.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Ludlow

Usually once a month

The Ludlow Pudding Experience

Oscars Restaurant at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

If a dinner with seven desserts is your idea of heaven, book your place at our monthly pudding extravaganza. There's a choice of main courses, then the pudding selection includes old favourites and intriguing new desserts to try, with a vote for the best!

Price includes main course, glass of house wine, all puddings and coffee

The vote: The winning pudding will make it to the top of the list next time along with six new contenders

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Clun

30 April - 1st May

Clun Green Man Festival

The Clun Green Man Festival is a traditional springtime festival, held on the first May bank holiday weekend of the year. The Festival takes place in the picturesque town of Clun in South Shropshire.

The programme is full of live music, drama, colour and medieval malarkey and is fun for all the family.

Builth Wells

29-30 April.  2-3 September

The International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales

The International Antiques fair of Wales takes place twice a year at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. It attracts up to a thousand stand holders from across the continent.
Web:  www.continuityfairs.co.uk

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY.  Tel: 01584 873634 Mob: 07703 558600 / 07831 672211

Hergest Croft, Kington

1st May
Flower Fair

10.30am – 5.30pm.

A variety of stalls consisting of unusual plants from a range of nurseries, crafts and preserves. activities for children.

Free Guided Walk to see spectacular Rhodedendrons and Azaleas. Events in aid of a charity. Normal admission applies

Malvern Showground

11th -14th May

The Malvern Spring Gardening Show

The plants and people show kicks off the gardening season with a whole host of glorious gardens, plants and beautiful features.

Meander round the stunning collection of Show Gardens, watching out for bicycles and Daleks as you browse the new range of themed gardens based on the Tour De France and Dr Who TV series.

Lose yourself in the blooms of the sprawling Floral Marquee and pick up tips from the experts all around including the Landscaping Live area and Allotment Theatre. Visit the Plant Pavilions and watch your plant list grow before your eyes! Once stocked up find all the latest gardening gadgets and essentials in the vast array of tradestands, all helping bring your garden and imagination to life.

This colourful and blossoming show certainly deserves the strap line ‘the plants and people show’ bringing together inspirational ideas, practical tips and a fantastic day out for real gardeners.

Admission prices & Visitor info >> Opening times: 9am - 6pm. Postcode: WR13 6NW .

With the beautiful Malvern Hills as a backdrop join us for a special day out filled with inspirational ideas for real gardeners.

Book online or call 01684 584924

Bishops Castle

5th -6th  May

Bishop's Castle May Fair

Contact 07860 859062 for more details

Ludlow

10th - 11th May

Ludlow Spring Festival

USUAL OPENING TIMES:5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

In the grounds of the castle at Ludlow a celebration of Beer, Bangers and Music

Ludlow

13th - 14th May

Marches Transport Festival

Alongside the Ludlow Spring Festival a display of classic and vintage vehicles in and around the castle in Ludlow

We are looking forward to the revised 2-day format alongside the Ludlow Spring Festival.  This does bring its challenges; especially displaying on the Saturday without access to the Castle Square only the Entertainment Square.  We hope to be able to have the small commercials, tractors and motorcycles in the Outer Bailey of the Castle grounds and the large commercials going onto the Entertainment Square.

Bishops Castle

10th May

Bishop's Castle Round & About Walk

For details contact 01588 638818

Royal Welsh Showground

20th - 21st May

Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival

"the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living"

A record attendance at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Spring Festival for smallholders and gardeners and those interested in a sustainable way of living has confirmed its status as one of the most popular attractions in Wales.

Hay on Wye (Strictly speaking in Wales)

25th May - 4th June

Hay Festival

Hay Festival is a gathering in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Writers, comedians and musicians that have the capacity to change our lives, to share new visions of the world, and to do that incredibly sexy thing – to renew our sense of wonder.

 

Also worth considering is the The Greatest Adventure: Love in the Time of Tinder, A weekend of Philosophy at Hay. https://events.iai.tv/life/the-greatest-adventure

Aston on Clun

28th May

Arbor Day

Held every year on the last Sunday in May. The famous Arbor Tree, a black poplar tree, where each year, we celebrate Arbor Day, with a children's pageant remembering the 1786 wedding of a local squire.

Aston on Clun, Shropshire SY7 8EW

October Events in Hereford and Shropshire

Including Leominster,Ludlow, Ross on Wye, Hay and areas. Great for that special extra for self catering


Craven Arms

Toddle Time

Toddle Time happens every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Have fun in the Onny Meadows exploring and letting off steam.

Every week there are different activities centred on exploring nature and the outdoors - you might also have to help the toddlers get crafty and creative.

Events are buggy-friendly and there is an indoor alternative in the event of bad weather.

Suitable for children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult.

Free of charge. No need to book, just turn up.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01588 676060

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.  Box Office - 01432 340555 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ludlow

Events Calendar produced by Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ Box Office: 01584 878141

Ludlow

Ludlow Castle Events for the year

JANUARY - Weekends Only ( 10.00 am - 4.00 pm)

Last admission half an hour before closing time.

Inclement Weather Conditions - Please telephone the Castle before starting your journey to check that the venue is open - we assess the situation daily in these circumstances.

Telephone 01584 873355 or 01584 874465

Ledbury

Events Calendar provided by Ledbury Market Theatre

Box Office opening hours are 08:45 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:45 to 16:30 Friday. Payment may be made by cash or credit card during those hours. Patrons may book there in person, or by phone, on 01432-383663. (Please note that this Hereford number is a direct line to our Box Office in St. Katherines.)

Our out-of-hours telephone booking number is 07967-517125. Tickets for all shows may also be bought on the door, subject to availability.

Telephoned enquiries for all live shows may be made to 01531-633760. However, bookings may only be made online or via the Box Office.

The Market Theatre, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2AQ.

Berrington Hall, Nr Leominster

Berrington Hall Calendar of Events

Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721

Brockhampton Estate, Nr. Bromyard

Brockhampton Estate - Events for the year

Brockhampton Estate, On the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, 2 miles east of Bromyard

Croft Castle, Nr Leominster

Croft Castle and Parkland Calendar of Events

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246

Hampton Court Castle, Nr Leominster

Hampton Court Castle Events for the year

Hampton Court, Herefordshire is a castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored.

The Gardens at Hampton Court are spectacular and although a recent development, are now receiving national recognition.

Ludlow Racecourse fixtures for the year

Ludlow Racecourse Meeting

Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.

Ludlow

various dates throughout the year

Ghost Hunts at The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years.

Room 211 apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests. One visitor awoke to find herself being dragged out of bed by her hair. Upon finally falling asleep again she awoke to find herself drenched in water, while the bed around her remained dry. Her partner meanwhile slept soundly, experiencing just a pleasant gentle stroking sensation on his face.

The apparition of a gentleman dressed in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing. The car park outside is the scene of a frequently witnessed 'modern' ghost which only seems seems to appear to men. A young, scantily clad girl has been seen on many occasions walking through cars before vanishing into thin air. It is thought that this is a very rare 'living' ghost, and a local researcher even believes he has found the girl in question. Now living elsewhere, she apparently used to take that route to visit a relative, and since it was such a happy time in her life, often visualises herself walking that same path again.

It is evident that The Feathers Hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and inexplicable incidents, so why not join Eerie Evenings for a night of otherworldly entertainment in this magnificent location?

An Eerie Evening at The Feathers Hotel Includes:

~ Welcome Drink of Traditional Mead
~ Two Course Evening Meal
~ History Talk and Ghostly Tales
~ Platform Readings from our Spiritualist Mediums
~ Late Night Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation
~ Opportunity to use Ghost-Hunting Equipment
~ Séance and Controlled Contact Experiments
~ Optional Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast
~ Refreshments Throughout

*The event will run from approx. 8pm - 2.30am*
*Guests with hotel rooms can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am*

 

Acton Scott

Acton Scott Working Farm

Amenities: Museum shop, Large car park. Restored in 2008/09, the School House Cafe offers home cooked meals, snacks and drinks. Undercover, animal free picnic area.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, 3 miles south of Church Stretton.


Ludlow

Usually once a month

Poetry Cafe

Gallery at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

First Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Bring your own or your favourite poems to read and discuss in convivial company.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Much Marcle

11th - 12th October tbc

Harvestime Festival

The Big Apple’s Harvestime Festival is a unique blend of activities in and around orchards, combined with traditional cider and perry making.

For an afternoon, a day or a full weekend – The Big Apple is a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge a few miles to the west of the market town of Ledbury. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples.

Every year since 1989, the award-winning communities of these tiny parishes have put together a collection of small rural events based in and around Much Marcle to enable you to share with us in our tradition of apple growing and cider making.

Dates: 12th October 2012 - 13th October 2013
Times: Various
Venue: Much Marcle Memorial Hall,  HR8 2LY  

Contact: The Organiser www.bigapple.org.uk

Hergest Croft. Kington

11th October

Autumn Fair

Sunday 13 October 2013 at 10.30am – 5.30pm.

Free Guided walk to see spectacular Autumn Colours and many craft and plant stalls

Hergest Croft Gardens, Hergest Croft Estate Office, Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3EG

Tenbury Wells

3rd October tbc

Tenbury Wells Applefest

This festival has now become a regular event in Tenbury in October each year. The apple is celebrated in all its forms including cider. Keep an eye on the Events page for further details or see www.tenburyevents.com.


Kidderminster - Bridgnorth<

25th October, 30th - 31st October

Take the Ghost Train - a family fun event

Take one of our evening 'Ghost Trains', if you dare, for a thrilling ride out into the countryside from Kidderminster to Highley and return. Trains depart at: 6.20pm & 6.55pm Advance booking is essential.

Arrive at our station at Kidderminster from 5.30pm where 'Disco Daddy' will be there to entertain you before your ghost train departs out into the night and, hopefully, back! Our station at Kidderminster will be dressed for halloween and our restaurant and giftshop will be open before your ghost train departs. The children (and the grown-ups) are welcome to come in fancy dress. There will be a fancy dress parade for the children with a small gift for just taking part. Keep a sharp look-out as you travel along. Some of our stations are supposed to be haunted, not to mention the long dark tunnel! On the train you may meet up with some of our frightening staff who will be giving out spooky goody bags to all the children. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes. You DO NOT leave the train during your journey. A trolley serving of hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available on the train.

March Events in Hereford and Shropshire

Events in Leominster, Hereford, Shropshire, Ludlow Ross, Hay and areas.  For great days out.


Craven Arms

Toddle Time

Toddle Time happens every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Have fun in the Onny Meadows exploring and letting off steam.

Every week there are different activities centred on exploring nature and the outdoors - you might also have to help the toddlers get crafty and creative.

Events are buggy-friendly and there is an indoor alternative in the event of bad weather.

Suitable for children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult.

Free of charge. No need to book, just turn up.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01588 676060

Hereford

The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.  Box Office - 01432 340555  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ludlow

Events Calendar produced by Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ Box Office: 01584 878141

Ludlow

Ludlow Castle Events for the year

JANUARY - Weekends Only ( 10.00 am - 4.00 pm)

Last admission half an hour before closing time.

Inclement Weather Conditions - Please telephone the Castle before starting your journey to check that the venue is open - we assess the situation daily in these circumstances.

Telephone 01584 873355 or 01584 874465

Ledbury

Events Calendar provided by Ledbury Market Theatre

Box Office opening hours are 08:45 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:45 to 16:30 Friday. Payment may be made by cash or credit card during those hours. Patrons may book there in person, or by phone, on 01432-383663. (Please note that this Hereford number is a direct line to our Box Office in St. Katherines.)

Our out-of-hours telephone booking number is 07967-517125. Tickets for all shows may also be bought on the door, subject to availability.

Telephoned enquiries for all live shows may be made to 01531-633760. However, bookings may only be made online or via the Box Office.

The Market Theatre, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2AQ.

Berrington Hall, Nr Leominster

Berrington Hall Calendar of Events

Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721

Brockhampton Estate, Nr. Bromyard

Brockhampton Estate - Events for the year

Brockhampton Estate, On the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, 2 miles east of Bromyard

Croft Castle, Nr Leominster

Croft Castle and Parkland Calendar of Events

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246

Hampton Court Castle, Nr Leominster

Hampton Court Castle Events for the year

Hampton Court, Herefordshire is a castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored.

The Gardens at Hampton Court are spectacular and although a recent development, are now receiving national recognition.

Carding Mill Valley

Carding Mill Valley Calendar of Events for the year

National Trust Education, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG

Telephone: 01694 725006  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Events Calendar for the year

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Ludlow Racecourse fixtures for the year

Ludlow Racecourse Meeting

Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.

Ludlow

various dates throughout the year

Ghost Hunts at The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years.

Room 211 apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests. One visitor awoke to find herself being dragged out of bed by her hair. Upon finally falling asleep again she awoke to find herself drenched in water, while the bed around her remained dry. Her partner meanwhile slept soundly, experiencing just a pleasant gentle stroking sensation on his face.

The apparition of a gentleman dressed in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing. The car park outside is the scene of a frequently witnessed 'modern' ghost which only seems seems to appear to men. A young, scantily clad girl has been seen on many occasions walking through cars before vanishing into thin air. It is thought that this is a very rare 'living' ghost, and a local researcher even believes he has found the girl in question. Now living elsewhere, she apparently used to take that route to visit a relative, and since it was such a happy time in her life, often visualises herself walking that same path again.

It is evident that The Feathers Hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and inexplicable incidents, so why not join Eerie Evenings for a night of otherworldly entertainment in this magnificent location?

An Eerie Evening at The Feathers Hotel Includes:

~ Welcome Drink of Traditional Mead
~ Two Course Evening Meal
~ History Talk and Ghostly Tales
~ Platform Readings from our Spiritualist Mediums
~ Late Night Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation
~ Opportunity to use Ghost-Hunting Equipment
~ Séance and Controlled Contact Experiments
~ Optional Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast
~ Refreshments Throughout

*The event will run from approx. 8pm - 2.30am*
*Guests with hotel rooms can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am*

Contact: 0845 201 3994 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ludlow

Usually once a month

Poetry Cafe

Gallery at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

First Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Bring your own or your favourite poems to read and discuss in convivial company.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Ludlow

Usually once a month

The Ludlow Pudding Experience

Oscars Restaurant at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

If a dinner with seven desserts is your idea of heaven, book your place at our monthly pudding extravaganza. There's a choice of main courses, then the pudding selection includes old favourites and intriguing new desserts to try, with a vote for the best!

Price includes main course, glass of house wine, all puddings and coffee

The vote: The winning pudding will make it to the top of the list next time along with six new contenders

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141

Kempley

15th-16th March

Kempley Daffodil Weekend

The Golden Triangle that straddles the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire border, centre on Kempley, is 'must' in March. After the winter, you can see fields of yellow as the swaying heads of our native daffodils burst forth.

Come and join either the organized walks along the daffodil way or hop aboard the minibus tours of the daffodil fields and woodlands. It is a wonderful family occasion with something for old and young to enjoy. There are historical displays in St. Edwards Church built in the style of the Arts & Crafts movement, telling the history of the church and of the daffodil railway that for so many years carried visitors to our beautiful area from the cities of Birmingham and London. And at the end of every visit there is a chance to enjoy the delights of home cooking, teas and ice cream as visitors peruse the stalls both in the church grounds and the village hall and join in the raffle.

Various venues around Hereford

1st - 17th March

Borderlines Film Festival

A stimulating range of the very best films from around the world and close to home showing at venues across Herefordshire and the Marches.With this year, a new film award, Under Open Skies, for amateur and professional documentaries on Britain's natural world - visit http://www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk/under-open-skies.shtml to enter. For more details contact 01547 540159

The Courtyard (and other venues), Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR