Where to eat in Herefordshire, Shropshire and borders. Heaven for those interested in good food and fresh local produce. 

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Where to eat in Ludlow and surrounds

includes Ludlow town centre, Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms


Where to eat in Church Stretton and surrounds

includes Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth, Welshpool, Shrewsbury


Where to eat in Leominster and surrounds

includes Leominster town centre, Titley, Aymestry, Lyonshall, Kington


Where to eat in Bromyard and surrounds

includes Bringsty, Bromyard Downs, Knightwick, Stoke Lacy, Docklow


Where to eat in Knighton and surrounds

includes Knighton town centre, Presteigne, Clun, Bishops Castle, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells


Where to eat in Hereford and surrounds

includes Hereford town centre, Wellington, Woolhope, Tillington and St Owen Cross, Abergavenny


Where to eat in Hay and surrounds

includes Paincastle, Whitney on Wye, Three Cocks, Glasbury on Wye


Where to eat in Ross and surrounds

includes Wilton, Walford, Upton Bidhop, Glewstone, Sellack and Symonds Yat


Where to eat in Ledbury and surrounds

including Much Marcle, Dymock and Gloucester Borders


Eat in Knighton

Where to eat in Knighton

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.

The Horse and Jockey Inn

Wylcwm Place, Knighton town centre

Originally a 14th century coaching inn, the Horse & Jockey offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, owned by the same family since 1989.

The inn offers a cosy lounge bar with log fire and a main bar with weekend entertainment. At the end of the large courtyard is an 80 seater restaurant which offers an extensive menu. Booking is essential at weekends.

Milebrook House Hotel

Milebrook, Knighton

Country House Hotel and restaurant on the River Teme, surrounded by beautiful gardens and countryside with an award winning restaurant, open to non residents.

The Red Lion Pub

West St, Knighton town centre


Local pub good food but does have tv in bar which may put off a few people.

George and Dragon

Broad Street, Knighton town centre

Quaint local pub which serves good food in a welsh country feel restaurant.  Serves real ales and good selection of wines, all food cooked fresh.

Saffron Restaurant

Bridge St, Knighton town centre



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Indian restaurant, dated decor but good food.


Inn on the Green

Wentnor, Bishops Castle

Family run country Inn, close to the Shropshire Way.  Real ales, bar snacks, restaurant and where possible using local produce

The Three Tuns

Bishops Castle

Famous and historic pub and brewery has been in the heart of Bishops Castle since 1642.  Recently refurbished and enlarged it maintains the spirit of the original. Modern eclectic menu using locally sourced produce

The Poppy House

Bishops Castle

The emphasis is on good food and wine. Our food is imaginatively prepared using the best of local, seasonal produce. Our strengths are good home cooking at reasonable prices. A wide selection of hot and cold meals are available including our popular full English breakfast, cider battered fish & hand-cut chips and our special roast of the day on Sundays.

The Castle Hotel

Bishops Castle


Food is the Castle Hotel's greatest success story. All freshly prepared by Nicky and Shell, the portions are generous, the quality superb, and the prices reasonable. You can take your meal in one of our comfortable and cosy bars, or in the relaxed surroundings of our oak panelled dining room, which is believed to feature in a Mary Webb novel.

There is always a good selection of Nicky's famous home-made desserts available, and a first class selection of over thirty different malt whiskies will help you complete your meal in style.

The Boars Head

Bishops Castle

Enjoy traditional pub food, using local meats and seasonal vegetables where possible. Try one of the fresh fish dishes or homemade vegetarian options with a vegan choice always available.  If you are a 'puddy' person then we're sure you'll enjoy one of the traditional homemade British family favourites and, there's custard.

Children eat free
Monday - Saturday between 4 - 7

Child friendly. High chairs available.

The Six Bells

Bishops Castle

Real Ale Pub. Six Bells Brewery brew real ales for the Six Bells Pub and other pubs over a wide area. Drop in to the pub for a pint of Big Nev's, Cloud Nine or BB Goldings amidst convivial company, or to sample one of the monthly specials.  Food is served Tues - Sat lunchtime and evening and Sunday Lunch, freshly prepared from local produce in our kitchen.

The Sun at Norbury

Norbury, Bishops Castle

A renowned restaurant, especially for couples no children, log fires and dinner by candlelight.  Open to non residents weds - sat evening and sunday lunch, booking recommended.

The White Horse Inn

The Square, Clun

Friendly and comfortable Inn situated in the old market at the centre of Clun.
The Stiperstones Inn The Stiperstones Inn, Stiperstones, Shropshire, SY5 0LZ

The Inn is in a great location for walking the Stiperstones ridge, the Long Mynd and surrounding countryside, or for just chilling out in beautiful surroundings with a good book.

Open everyday from 11:30am, the Inn is a traditional free-house which has been in our family for over 40 years, and has a public bar, lounge bar, beer garden and two dining rooms.

Offering morning coffee, afternoon tea, and real ale. Between 12:00pm and 9:00pm they serve a full menu with over 30 main courses, including: vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options in either of the two dining rooms or by one of the roaring log fires in the bar areas.

The Powis Arms

Lydbury North


The bar is proud to serve award winning local real ales and discuss the merits of the ales with any interested party.  There is also a full bar service of other beers, lager and ciders and a comprehensive selection of Malt whisky.

Restaurant where excellent local produce is perfectly cooked and served in pleasant surroundings. Bar food is also available, prepared and well presented for your satisfaction.

The Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells


A superb à la carte menu is available each evening, served in the elegant surroundings of the Radnor and Miles  Restaurant and Conservatory or, for a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere, enjoy an informal yet delicious dining experience in Spencer’s Bar and Brasserie.

Using the best of British and local produce, they ensure that the menus are memorable and the dining experience delicious. Recognized by the AA with the award of a Rosette a delightful dining experience.

Venison and wild game are in abundance, a wealth of seafood is available from the Welsh coastline and they source organic local produce. Breakfast sausages are made by the local butcher in Rhayader and free range chickens, eggs and Welsh black beef are second to none. Welsh cheeses are the finest anywhere and, of course, the most tender-sweet Welsh mountain lamb from local farmers.

The Red Lion

Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells LD2 3PN


A great pub with a friendly atmosphere, has a bar and restaurant with a good selection of food to suit everyone.  Home made meals and local beers are a real draw, with fires for cold evenings The Red Lion is well worth the visit.

The Red Lion has a long and illustrious history, the first mention of it being in 1188, when a travelling monk, whilst recruiting for the crusades, travelled to Llanafan to pay respect to St Afan's remains (the church is opposite the pub). Whilst at Llanafan he recorded he stayed at the Inn in the village.  The floor at The Red Lion is made of large slates from the original church.

The Drawing Room Builth Wells

Set in the heart of Wales, this beautiful five-star, two-rosette restaurant with rooms started life as a Georgian country residence built in 1725.

Lush grazing along the River Wye produces prime Welsh Black beef and succulent lamb from local farms for the restaurant.

The Dawsons’ philosophy - Quality food, cooked simply with the freshest of local ingredients. The menu changes seasonally and features great classics with a modern twist.

The Drawing Room is situated alongside the A470, just 3 miles from the Royal Welsh Showground, 20 minutes from Brecon, and within easy reach of the Cambrian and Black Mountains.

Eat in Ross on Wye

Where to eat in Ross on Wye

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The Kings Head

High Street, Ross on Wye town centre

In the centre of the market town of Ross on Wye. A historic Inn with oak beams, stone fireplaces, winding stairs and even the odd ghost. Real Ale, Camra recommended, Award winning Chef using local fresh produce.

Orles Barn

Orles Barn, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6AE


Orles Barn is an AA graded 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms with 2 Rosettes. It is a beautiful, character property in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire with origins dating back to the 14th and 17th Centuries

Chef, Dan Wall offers two menus, one for the 2 Rosette Restaurant and the other a Market Menu serving local, seasonal food simply produced. The bar has a log fire and comfortable sofas and they have a Private Dining for up to 12.

Winner of best restaurant in the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards 2010

Wilton Court Hotel and Restaurant

Wilton, Ross on Wye

Dining and Private Dining The Wilton Court prides itself on using the finest local produce from primarily Hereford and neighbouring counties when specific ingredients need to be sourced from further afield. This has resulted in being a finalist in the Restaurant category of the Flavours of Herefordshire since 2003 and Winner in 2009. They have also been awarded two rosettes by the AA for the last five years and was the silver winner in the restaurant category in the Heart of England Tourism Awards 2009.

Glewstone Court Hotel and Restaurant

Glewstone, Ross on Wye

Glewstone Court has received numerous awards and accolades over the years and is set amongst fruit orchards in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Wye Valley just five minutes from Ross on Wye, ten minutes from Monmouth and a quarter of an hour from the Royal Forest of Dean which is great for rambling in.

The Mill Race

Walford, Ross on Wye

Great food, local ales and ciders, an extensive wine list in a relaxed informal atmosphere.  Real log fires in the winter and a large sun terrace in the summer - all in a village pub. The menu changes regularly but is always focused on simple food cooked well.

The Loughpool Inn

Sellack, Ross on Wye


A charming 16th Century country inn near Ross-on-Wye, with fine restaurant and dining bar. Idyllically nestled beside an ancient lough pool, magnificent weeping willows and wild ducks - in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Perfect for nature lovers and walkers on the Herefordshire trail.

Cottage of Content

Carey, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 6NG


The Cottage of Content in Carey is a warm cottage pub and country restaurant located within beautiful unspoilt countryside a short drive from Hereford and Ross-on-Wye.

Richard and Helen Moore the owners at The Cottage are keen to maintain the fine reputation this award winning venue has had for the last few years and have refurbished the pub in keeping with their commitment to quality. With 25 years Head Chef experience, Richard's new menu is already satisfying diners from near and far. We welcome all diners to take a look at our Sample menu . Families are always welcome to dine and children's menus are available.

Great food and good ales are served in a convivial and informal atmosphere, where all are encouraged to join the social aspects of pub life.

Harry's Restaurant

The Chase Hotel, Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye

Harry`s Restaurant has been transformed into a modern fresh dining venue. Whilst retaining the original Georgian features of tall ceilings and ornate plaster covings. The decor has been transformed with subtle tones of creams, tans and blacks, plush leather seating and pale silk drapes add warmth and a air of class. Harry`s Restaurant is renowned for superb, traditional cuisine and excellent service and has been awarded an AA Rosette for fine dining

The Saracens Head Inn

Symonds Yat East, Ross on Wye
The Saracens Head serve a wide variety of dishes that change from season-to-season from Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu and daily specials board. Sandwiches and filled organic baguettes are also served during lunchtimes.

The chefs use fresh ingredients which are locally-sourced whenever possible.

Meals can be enjoyed in the informal dining room, the lounge area, the bar or on the riverside terraces.

The Moody Cow

Crow Hill, Upton Bishop, Ross on Wye
Charming rustic Country Inn offering the best that grows in Herefordshire, local and guest ales.  Served in a warm, friendly relaxed atmosphere; patio for summer socialising and a cozy fire for those chilly winter nights.

The Crown at Whitebrook

Whitebrook, Nr Monmouth
wheretoeatthecrown Set in 5 acres of tranquil gardens, The Crown is a Michelin Star Restaurant. Decorated in a smart modern manner with tasteful art on the walls the atmosphere is one of sophistication but with an intimate feel. Friendly, attentive service and wonderfully prepared locally sourced food. The menu is modern and a must visit for any food lovers. The Crown has won numerous awards for both wine and food.

Eat in Hay on Wye

Where to Eat in Hay on Wye

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.

Three Tuns

Broad Street, Hay on Wye town centre


The Three Tuns dates back to the early 16th Century – although some records make even earlier reference to this, the oldest pub in Hay on Wye.

Great food and good range of wine and ale if you are going to Hay it is worth a visit.

The Famous Old Black Lion

Lion Street, Hay on Wye town centre


The main part of this Inn dates back to the 17th Century, however some parts can be traced back to the 1300's, it is situated close to one of the original entrances to the walled town of Hay on Wye.

Award winning restaurant and a british menu constantly changing to reflect the seasons.


The Bullring, Hay on Wye town centre

Kilverts is a family run Inn, with a good reputation for food and real ale it is a good place to try.


9 High Town, Hay on Wye town centre

Opposite the Castle, Shepherds is a great place for a light snack, ice cream, tea and cakes.  Good food pleasant surroundings and nice staff
The Tram The Tram Inn, Church Road, Eardisley, Herefordshire,HR3 6PG


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Mark & Kerry moved into The Tram Inn in Eardisley in 2010.

With an emphasis on being a family friendly pub, The Tram Inn hosts numerous delights. With a beautiful garden, one cannot resist the temptation of spending a lunchtime or evening sipping one of our local ales in the delightful surroundings enjoying the friendly & welcoming atmosphere. With fresh home cooked dishes available from Tuesday – Saturday both afternoons and evenings, and fresh home cooked roast dinners on Sundays, The Tram Inn is more than the perfect venue to meet your requirements when looking for a meal out.
The Red Lion Bredwardine, Herefordshire, HR3 6BU


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The Red Lion Hotel is situated in the tiny hamlet of Bredwardine, which nestles on the banks of the River Wye just twelve miles from Hereford, and 8 miles from Hay-on-Wye.

Built of red brick, its origins lie in the seventeenth century when it was used as a coaching inn, also the lounge bears the name The Courtroom. This is where the circuit judge of the day used to sit in judgement.

The reputation of the dining-room relies on well prepared home-cooked food, using as much local produce as possible, such as prime English beef, spring lamb, fresh vegetables, pheasant and venison from the local estate, and of course, fresh Wye salmon from our own stretch of the river which all combine to satisfy your gastronomic needs.

The Boat Inn Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 6EH


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Spacious, quiet and neatly kept redbrick pub with big windows and picnic-sets in pleasant garden for lovely views (people have watched riverside otter family playing); wide blackboard choice of good food, good friendly service, real ales inc a guest, farm cider, comfortable L-shaped lounge with dining area, games room with pool; children welcome.

The Rhydspence Inn

Whitney on Wye, Nr Hay on Wye

A 14th Century Country Inn situated on the Welsh border of the Wye Valley, the Rhydspence Inn enjoys magnificent views of the Welsh hills and picturesque Herefordshire countryside

The Pandy Inn

Dorstone, Herefordshire, HR3 6AN


Dating from around 1185 The Pandy is said to have been built by Sir Richard de Brito during his construction of the neighbouring village church, in penance for the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Beckett. Situated in the heart of the sleepy Herefordshire village of Dorstone, just 4 miles from the World book capital of Hay-on-Wye, The Pandy inn is reputed to be the oldest pub in the county.

Today the inn retains much of its historic character and offers a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike. After a long walk, cycle or drive in the picturesque Golden Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park the Pandy Inn is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a pint of local ale and a fine meal.

The Roast Ox Inn

Painscastle, Nr Hay on Wye

A traditional country pub serving good food and real ales.  Lots of events and entertainment going on throughout the year.

The River Cafe

Glasbury on Wye, Hereford HR3 5NP

The River Cafe is a licensed, contemporary space overlooking the river.  Fresh food cooked daily, local ale, and some excellent homemade cakes. They are open from 9.00am until approx 11.00pm Wednesday to Sunday. Advisable to book.

Three Cocks Inn

Three Cocks, Nr Hay on Wye

This substantial Inn, a listed property believed to date from the 15th Century, was for many years a coaching inn on the main Hereford to Brecon road. Three Cocks was also an important junction of the Hereford, Hay & Brecon Railway with the Mid Wales Railway in the golden years of steam.  Good food served simply, warm atmosphere
 The Felin Fach Griffin  Felin Fach, Brecon, LD3 0UB
eathayfelinffachgriffin The Felin Fach Griffin, a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons, not far from the market towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell.
 Restaurant 1861  Cross Ash, Nr Abergavenny NP7 8PB
 eathay1861 Simon and Kate King are delighted to present their restaurant 1861 in Cross Ash, Abergavenny.

Having been a chef for nearly 18 years, Simon has worked in some of the best kitchens in the UK. His working career began for the Roux brothers at the 3 Michelin starred Waterside Inn at Bray.

Following a 3 year stint at the Waterside Simon moved on to become Martin Blunos’ right hand man at the famous 2 Michelin star Bristol and Bath restaurants of Lettonie. While working with Martin Simon was trained in the importance of food provenance and how simple seasonal ingredients treated respectfully create the best culinary experiences.

After Lettonie, Simon came to Wales and took up the head chef position at Llansantffraed Court Hotel. It was while at Llansantffraed Court that Simon met his wife to be Kate. Having always lived in Monmouthshire with her family, after leaving university Kate returned to work in some of the most popular restaurants in Monmouthshire before joining Llansantffraed Court and working as their wedding coordinator.

1861 is born from these experiences, with a quest for truly fabulous food produced locally using local farmers, butchers and vegetable producers, they both feel that Monmouthshire is now a real ‘foodie’ destination, and hope to live up to the excellent standard that already exists in the area. They aim to provide excellent food at reasonable prices, with as local a provenance and as little carbon mileage as possible, as well as creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere to sit back and enjoy a well deserved lunch or evening out!

Eat in Ludlow

Where to eat in Ludlow

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Aragons Restaurant

Off Castle Square, Ludlow town centre

This is a small intimate cafe/restaurant in the town centre ideal for snacks and lunches but it also opens in the evenings for meals, good menu and excellent food at reasonable prices.

The Church Inn

The Buttercross, Ludlow town centre

A traditional inn with real ales, good food and a warm welcome.  Using local, seasonal produce it has a changing menu to reflect what is at its best.  Historical interest the inn dates back at least seven centuries.

Chang Thai Restaurant

off Castle Square, Ludlow town centre

A wonderful Thai restaurant with authentic cuisine at reasonable prices, worth a visit.

The Green Cafe

Mill on the Green, Linney, Ludlow, SY8 1EG

Closed Mondays Booking is advised, we operate 2 sittings early between 12 and 12.30 and late 1.30 onwards, allowing 90 minutes per table.

We work closely with local producers to provide a seaonal menu, based on simplicity and strong flavours. We make everything ourselves apart from the bread and jam. The menu changes daily. We also have a seperate tea and cake menu.

Ludlow Food Centre & Conservatory Barn Cafe

Bromfield, Ludlow

Located on the A49 north of Ludlow in Bromfield this is a farm shop with a difference, the food centre is situated on the fringes of the Earl of Plymouth's estate and sells produce from local farmers.  The cafe is situated in the same complex and serves food using the same local produce.

The Clive Bar & Restaurant

Bromfield, Ludlow

The Clive is situated very close to the Ludlow Food Centre (above) and is renowned for its modern British cuisine, worth a trip for a special occasion but you may need to book in advance.

The Charlton Arms

Ludford Bridge, Ludlow

Riverside Hotel with spectacular views over the River Teme. Great food but service can sometimes be a bit slow, best to book to guarantee a table.

The Crown at Hopton Wafers

Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0NB

Beautifully located in glorious countryside a short drive (20 mins) from Ludlow this pub/restaurant is full of character and charm with a nice restaurant separate from the bar.  Serving local produce the food is reasonably priced and good quality.

Dinham Hall Hotel

Dinham, Ludlow

Located close to the castle this is a five star hotel which has a great dining room, booking is advisable

Ego Bar

Quality Square, off Castle Square, Ludlow town centre

Tucked away in a cute little square this is a modern wine bar and restaurant, good food in convivial surroundings.

La Becasse

17 Corve Street, Ludlow town centre

Michelin starred restaurant, one for a treat, incredible food and wine served impeccably, well worth a visit.  Booking is advisable

Mr Underhills

Dinham Weir, Ludlow

Michelin starred restaurant, with a wonderful tasting menu on offer, always checked with you first, booking is essential. Yet another restaurant for a special occasion or treat, well worth the visit.

The Olive Branch

Bullring, Ludlow town centre

A well-known focal point in Ludlow's thriving restaurant scene, The Olive Branch Restaurant and Coffee House offers, during the daytime, a counter service providing a deliciously wide range of snacks, drinks and full meals. In the evening the ambience of the restaurant is transformed into an intimate, candle-lit venue with full table service. All our dishes - at whatever time of day - are prepared following our own unique recipes and use the freshest local ingredients

Shapla Balti House Restaurant

58 Broad St, Ludlow town centre

Traditional Balti Restaurant in the centre of Ludlow.  Click on picture for review.

The Feathers Hotel

Bullring, Ludlow town centre

The restaurant is in the heart of this Jacobean building, recently refurbished in 2009 it has been awarded an AA rosette for its food.  Average prices worth a visit just to say you have been there!

The Crown Country Inn

Munslow, Craven Arms

18th Century historic Country Inn, 2 AA rosette award winning meals from local produce, mentioned in the good food guide.

The Wheatsheaf Inn

Lower Broad Street, Ludlow town centre

18th Century Inn situated next to the Broad Gate a Ludlow landmark, one of the old gates to the town of Ludlow.  Choice of local ales and good food

The Live & Let Live

Neen Sollars, Nr Cleobury Mortimer

A great pub with immense history and character with real ales and fantastic food being offered evenings during the week and lunchtime and evening at the weekend.  Highly recommended to visit in the heart of glorious countryside a real rural gem.

The Peacock

Burford, Nr Tenbury Wells

A 14th Century Inn with a cosy feel, in the winter roaring fires. Good food and nice surroundings.

Rocke Cottage Tea Rooms

Abcott, Clungunford, Craven Arms

Quaint tearooms for light lunches with lovely gardens, advisable to book during the summer months or be prepared to wait for a table.

The Jolly Frog

Leintwardine, Shropshire SY7 0LX
The Jolly Frog is well known for its extensive fresh fish menu, complimented by fine Italian, French and local dishes or a handmade pizza from our Italian wood burning oven. Located within easy reach of historic Ludlow, the young classically-trained team pride themselves on the highest standard of service within a warm and informal atmosphere.

The Colliers Arms The Colliers Arms, Tenbury Road, Clows Top, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY14 9HA
Colliers Arms

The Colliers Arms is a traditional country pub set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside only a few minutes drive from Bewdley and Kidderminster. We are family-owned and run. The original ambiance of the Country free house pub has been retained inside the bar and lounge areas, while the separate restaurant has a relaxed and more modern feel.

The outside patio and beer garden has a picturesque and charming setting where you can enjoy the excellent fayre. You can sit and enjoy the views over Rock church, the largest Norman church in England.