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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Bromyard Graphic


The traditional town of Bromyard sits pretty on a hilltop with views of the Black
Mountains, Malvern Hills and Clee Hill. Among its Tudor timber-framed buildings and Georgian
shop fronts, you’ll find cosy cafes, bakeries and butchers, traditional ironmongers, greengrocers
and several pubs. Locals love a bracing walks across the beloved Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common which provide 500 acres of pristine common land.

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Bromyard Folk Festival

The Town of Festivals

The clue is in the name...Bromyard absolutely loves a good festival! Bromyard Folk Festival attracts an international line-up, whilst the Bromyard Speed Festival brings envy-inducing cars to the streets. Meanwhile, Bromyard Gala celebrates rural tradition, from steam engines to heavy horses, and there's also an annual scarecrow festival too. Right at the other end of the spectrum is the boutique independent arts and music festival Nozstock: The Hidden Valley. 

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Pensons

Michelin Star & Local Makers

Food and drink fans will already know the name Pensons. It's a stunning Michelin Star, ingredient-led restaurant on the lush Netherwood Estate. In the villages and farmlands all around, you’ll also find a plethora of prestigious food and drink producers. A guided tour of Wye Valley Brewery or Little Pomona Cidery is heartily recommended. And we love nipping to the vending machine at Instone Court Farm to pick up fresh fruit and veg plus local cordials and chutneys. Other homegrown brands to sample include Frome Valley wines, Celtic Marches cider, Mannings Juice and Peter Cooks Bread. And keep an eye out for the hops growing in the fields too.

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Bromyard town

Rich with History

Above the door of Bromyard’s medieval parish church is a Saxon carving of St Peter holding the keys to heaven, and inside you’ll find a 13th-century stone effigy of a knight. Little details like this - glimpses into history- are abundant in Bromyard and its surrounding villages. From the half timber-framed houses to the 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 you’ll find local maps, books and an archive of stories bringing people and places from the past to life.

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Bromyard

Walk the Herefordshire Trail

Bromyard is one of the stops on the 150-mile Herefordshire Trail, which takes in high ridges, soft river valleys, and a patchwork of orchards and farmland. 

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Bromyard downs

Roam Bromyard Downs

Bromyard Downs is common land, home to abundant wildlife and a favourite of local walkers. The wildflower meadows are stunning, especially the display of thousands of orchid in the summer. The Downs attracts many birds and butterflies and at 700m the views are cracking too.