Castle House

Castle House

Castle House is Hereford city's boutique hotel, owned and run by a local farming family.  A Grade II listed villa, the hotel has 24 individually designed, luxury ensuite bedrooms, with 8 in a nearby Townhouse, Number 25. Situated in a quiet part of the city, yards from the historic cathedral, the hotel has a pretty 'secret' waterside garden with a new restaurant opening in 2021.

The Watkins family's Ballingham Hall farm's kitchen garden grows much fresh produce for the hotel's award-winning restaurant - a true Farm to Fork story here!  Head Chef, Gabor Katona, liaises daily with Colin the gardener and trusted local producers when sourcing his seasonal menus.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, Castle House is well-known for being the best place in Hereford for a classic Afternoon Tea.


  • Facilities

    • Baby changing
    • On-site cafe/restaurant
    • Free Wi-Fi
  • Drinks Menu

    • Bar
  • Amenities

    • Breakfast available
    • Secure cycle storage
    • Drying room
    • Private outdoor space (e.g. patio/garden)
  • Welcomes

    • Children welcome
    • Coach parties
    • Free entry
    • Accepts groups
    • Corporate hospitality
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
    • Disabled facilities
  • Parking

    • Free parking
    • Private parking
  • Special Features

    • Garden
    • Historical Interest
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Directions & Parking

Map pin Castle House
Castle Street
City Centre East. Follow Brown signs Castle House, right into Union St, St.
Owen's St, right into Cantilupe St, right into St. Ethelbert's St. Hotel is on
the left corner of St. Ethelbert's & Castle Street.

Caring For The Planet

We have 2 energy efficient boilers and use Target’s Carbon Trust accredited induction hobs/electric planchers/salamander grill; the induction system limits the amount of air-con/extraction and eliminates the need to burn gas constantly. We have LEDs throughout, the guestrooms' energy-saving system turns off lights and non-essential powerpoints on keycard removal. We recycle paper, cardboard, glass and continue to reduce single-use plastic. Our farm kitchen garden grows vegetables, fruits, herbs/salads & pedigree meat for the restaurant’s menus & flowers for the hotel. Our suppliers are trusted, mainly local producers and artisans.
  • Composting
  • Eco-cleaning products
  • Eco-toiletries
  • Recycling (>75% of all waste)
  • Refillable cleaning products and toiletries

Castle House Recommends

Castle House's secret' water-side garden and restaurant are a must-see when visiting Hereford. The hotel has created a circular City and River Walk, both of which take just over an hour. The two walks have guide points and interesting stories about this medieval city.