Bromyard

Festival town. Foodie heaven. Wildlife walks.

  • Traditional high street with independent shops
  • Fantastic local food producers
  • Rich history of hop-growing, cider-making & blacksmithing
  • Flair for festivals
  • Easy to access walks & wildlife 
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The traditional town of Bromyard sits pretty on a hilltop, with far-reaching views to the Black
Mountains, Malvern Hills and Clee Hill. Among its Tudor timber-framed buildings and Georgian
shopfronts you’ll find cosy cafes, bakeries and butchers, traditional ironmongers and greengrocers,
and several tempting pubs. Enjoy a bracing walks across the beloved Bromyard Downs or, a little farther east, the 500 pristine acres of Bringsty Common.

Love Your Bromyard Break

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Bromyard Folk Festival

The Town of Festivals

The clue is in the name – Bromyard absolutely loves a shindig! Bromyard Folk Festival attracts an international line-up, while Bromyard Speed Festival brings envy-inducing cars to the streets. Bromyard Gala celebrates rural tradition, from heavy horses to steam engines – and there's even an annual scarecrow festival. At the other end of the spectrum, the boutique independent arts-and-music festival Nozstock: The Hidden Valley punches above its weight with a packed roster of big-name and upcoming acts. 

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Pensons

Michelin Star & Local Makers

Food and drink fans flock to Pensons, the Michelin-starred, ingredient-focused restaurant on the Netherwood Estate. But the villages, hop fields and farmlands all around town are also studded with prestigious producers. Sample the wares of Wye Valley Brewery or Little Pomona Cidery on a guided tour or tasting, or nip to the vending machine at Instone Court Farm to pick up fresh fruit and veg plus local cordials and chutneys. Other homegrown brands include Frome Valley wines, Celtic Marches cider, Mannings Juice and Peter Cooks Bread. .

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Bromyard town

Rich in History

Above the door of Bromyard’s medieval parish church is etched a Saxon carving of St Peter holding the keys to heaven, while inside you’ll find a 13th-century stone effigy of a knight. Such historic details are abundant in Bromyard and its surrounding villages. From timber-framed houses to farmhouses, fields and stone-floored pubs of Bishops Frome, Bringsty, Pencombe and Cradley, you can feel the rich history of hop-growing and cider-making. At the Heritage Centre in Rowberry Street, maps, books and archive brings the past vividly to life through the stories of real local people and places.

Out and About

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Bromyard

Walk the Herefordshire Trail

Bromyard is a key stop on the 150-mile Herefordshire Trail, which traverses high ridges, soft river valleys and a patchwork of orchards and farmland on a rewarding circuit of the county. 

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Bromyard downs

Roam Bromyard Downs

No wonder this common land is a favourite with local walkers: it's rich in wildlife, with abundant birds and butterflies, plus spectacular wildflower meadows – the summer displays of thousands of orchids are mesmerising. Rising to an altitude of 700m, the views are cracking, too.

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