The Temple Bar Inn
"Still a proper pub complete with a pool table, well-kept real ales, oak beams, flagstones and a blazing fire, this is an inviting spot with a friendly atmosphere and accomplished cooking" (The AA, 2014)
First licensed in the 1850s, The Temple Bar Inn has also been used over the years as a court house, corn exchange, stable, butchers and school room. Previous innkeepers claim to have seen ghosts in the oldest parts of the building, and it has been suggested that the land on which it is built has links with the Knights Templars. It is situated in the centre of the village of Ewyas Harold in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, an area of natural beauty steeped in history.
Sympathetically and extensively refurbished, its atmosphere is a welcoming and comfortable one for locals and visitors alike. The Jinman family owners manage it as a freehouse, with bar, games room, restaurant, outside seating area, function room, and three ensuite B&B rooms. The rustically simple décor, relaxed environment and friendly staff make this a great place to eat. Food is served every day – either in the bar or restaurant, but not on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday evenings.
The kitchen staff, led by Philly Jinman, like to showcase food and drink from the local area, and the weekly changing restaurant menu reflects their passion for good food that is freshly prepared from seasonal ingredients that are locally produced wherever possible. The Inn caters for those with special dietary needs, though it helps to mention these when booking.
The Inn was Highly Commended for Best Eating Out in Visit Herefordshire’s Awards for Excellence 2016.