Head for secret gardens and sunny terraces in our city and market towns, unwind by a river or feast on a farm.
The Lion, Leintwardine
What could be lovelier than lunch in the gardens at The Lion? The lawns run down to the River Teme, with stunning views of the Welsh Marches behind, whilst the menu is a showcase of seasonal local produce.
Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat
Symonds Yat is just the spot for an adventure! Hire a canoe or paddleboard to launch from Ye Olde Ferrie Inn and return afterwards for a well-earned lunch on the riverside terrace, accompanied by a local tipple.
Bridge Inn, Michaelchurch Escley
Glorious food in an idyllic setting is on offer at the Bridge Inn. Deep in the Golden Valley, it will summon everyone’s inner romantic, with its weeping willows and views of the Black Mountains.
Castle House Hotel, Hereford
An enchanting spot near the Cathedral, Castle House Hotel is famed for its afternoon teas. Sample the finest sandwiches, scones and sweet treats in the gardens, which overlook the former Castle moat.
The Riverside, Aymestrey
This characterful black and white former coaching inn, so typical of North Herefordshire, sits alongside the River Lugg. It’s a real treat to dine alfresco and the excellent menu always features favourites from the kitchen garden.
Hen and Dot Cafe, Flanesford
Basking in its glorious green surroundings by the River Wye, Hen and Dot Cafe is based at Flanesford Priory. Call in after a trip to Goodrich Castle or Ross-on-Wye, for a delicious brunch or fabulous cake.
The Hope & Anchor, Ross-on-Wye
What better than a pint of Wye Valley ale overlooking a lovely stretch of the River Wye? Add in great pub menu food and you're onto a winner! And on sunny weekends, the pizza oven is fired up too. Yum!
Feasts on the Farm
Drovers Rest Farm
Magical foodie gatherings are a speciality at this organic farm near Hay-on-Wye. Book your place at a five-course Wild Feast, or a simpler Food Night, to enjoy communal meals cooked on open fires, accompanied by lush cocktails.
Eat at Green Cow Kitchens or book for one of their Fire Pit feasts complete with barbecued meat from the home farm, delicious charred vegetables and a series of scrumptious sides. Yum!
Secret Gardens & Sunny City Terraces
Stockton Bury Gardens, Leominster
The Tithe Barn Cafe at this beautiful garden just outside Leominster is open to all. Admire the planting as you tuck into their delicious salads, quiches and cakes, made with local and homegrown produce.
La Madeleine, Hereford
French favourite La Madeleine is found on Church Street, in the independent quarter. Tuck into homemade specialities in their chic secluded garden which catches the sun by day and is lit by candles in the evening.
The Malthouse, Ledbury
Relax over superb brunches, lunches and cakes in the tranquil courtyard garden at The Malthouse. Hidden away on Ledbury’s pretty cobbled Church Lane, it also has a gallery which is perfect for a mooch.
The Ledberry, Ledbury
Weave your way through this lifestyle boutique on Ledbury’s Homend to find their stylish garden (and absolute suntrap). Catch up with friends over coffees or cocktails, accompanied by a sharing board.
The Yard, Hereford
Step through the arch to discover The Yard, a colourful, urban eating and drinking space bedecked with fairy lights and tents. Order excellent eats from The Bookshop or The Burger Shop and you’re all set!