Due to the Covid situation there will not be much open at the moment but below is a list of things to do and places offering food and drink at the time of writing (December 2020). We advise booking ahead in all cases. We will add a more complete list of local attractions hopefully in the spring! Please see our noticeboard as we will try to add information as the situation progresses.

FOOD

The Nest

Little Verzons | 6 mins
Shop open, take away and some table service. A great little country market shop with licensed cafe and kitchen, oven ready meals and puds, store cupboard and toiletries, deli, bakery, meats fruit and veg, local alcohols and juices, orchards, wooded walks, childrens play, and garden centre! It is very dog friendly and they do picnic hampers to take away (including their famous scotch eggs!) We love this place.
01531 670816

The Trumpet Inn

Trumpet | 6mins
Providing a take away menu at least. A beautifully crooked black&white coaching inn rumoured to date back as far as 800 years , simple pub grub, good beer and with a lovely garden it is great for families.
01531 670277

Verzon House Hotel

Little Verzons | 7mins
Table service. Country house hotel with high class restaurant championing local produce. They also offer traditional afternoon teas and cocktail classes.
01531 670381

The Moon

Mordiford | 7mins
Table service. Traditional country pub on a particularly picturesque bend of the River Wye. Good selection of ales and brilliant food.
01432 873067

Walwyn Arms

Much Marcle | 12mins
Table service. A family favourite of ours for a carvery lunch 7 days a week and until 8pm on a sunday. Restaurant menu also. Great for families.
01531 660601

Hop Pocket

Bishops Frome | 13mins
Intending to be fully open from 2nd December. A shopping village with independent shops including clothes, award winning wine shop specialising in local wines/beer/spirits with a tasting area. Amazing toy shop with lots of wooden and unusual toys. restaurant, food shop, craft shops, gift shop, antiques, play area, garden centre etc. Set in and around the works houses of an old hop farm!
01531 640323

A Rule of Tum: The Burger Shop

Hereford | 18mins
Take away and table service. Fantastic gourmet burgers with all the trimmings! All Herefordshire produce and probably the best burgers you will find anywhere.
01432 351764

A Rule of Tum: The Book Shop

Hereford | 18mins
Take away and table service. Their slightly newer next door sister company, the Bookshop champions the Hereford cow with it's steakhouse and the Observers' 2017 'Best UK Sunday Lunch'.
01432 343443

The Cottage of Content

Carey | 21mins
Table service. One of the oldest pubs in the county, there are rolling terraced lawns at the rear and a babbling brook and hidden nooks at the front. This was one of our favourite places to go as children and the perfect place to eat outside on warm evenings. There are both bar and restaurant menus and it won 'Best country pub of the year' 2017 in the Good Food Guide.
01432 840242

DRINK

Westons' Cider

Much Marcle | 13mins
Tours should be back on with prior booking, shop open, play area closed. This area of Herefordshire is famous for it's cider and Westons are probably the most well known of the local producers. They have quite a facility here complete with restaurant, tea rooms, shop, shire horses and play area. They also run tours of the cider mill.
01531 660233

Olivers' Cider and Perry

Ocle Pychard | 11mins
Click and collect or delivery! Traditional producers with an extensive range of styles and single varieties, very much for the enthusiasts. They have a shop and on Saturdays they open their ciderhouse and offer tastings all day. On other days they say if you phone ahead they should be able to show you round and let you try a few of their wares.
07768 732026

Greggs' Pit Cider and Perry

Much Marcle | 13mins
Ring ahead for shop or visit. Particularly famous for their old variety perrys, Greggs' have an on site shop open thursday to monday (advisable to phone ahead) and on tuesdays and saturdays they run free deliveries to the local area! They are also very happy to arrange a guided 'Walk, Talk and Taste' through their ancient orchard, within which lies their equally venerable cloth and board stone press.
01531 660687 | 07473 900840

Wye Valley Brewery

Stoke Lacy | 15mins
No tours at the moment but shop may be open. Our favourite local brewer, they have several pubs around the county and a shop at the brewery where they also offer tours. Their 'Butty Bach' is the quintessential British draught ale.
01885 490505

Frome Valley Vineyard

Bishops Frome | 17mins
Shop appears to be open. Producing classic English still and sparkling whites from their vines on the slopes of the Frome Valley, they have a shop open tue/wed/thursday and offer tastings and tours of the farm including a trellising system exhibition vineyard..
01885 490768

Chase Distillery

Preston Wynne | 16mins
Should be open for tours, open for shop and click+collect. Previously having founded Tyrrells crisps the family are now distilling fine vodkas and gins from their own potatoes. They have an onsite shop and bar and they offer tours of their mixed farm and distillery.
01432 808141

ATTRACTIONS

Yarkhill Church

3mins
Grounds open and possibly the interior. Dating from the 12th century and still containing it's Norman font, this is where the eminent campanologist Fabien Stedman was raised and baptised. They are all about the bells here, welcoming visitors just to have a quick go or you can book an hour long bell ringing session!
01905 813323

Newbridge Farm Park

8mins
Open from 19th December, advanced booking only. Working farm attraction with animals large and small, ride on tractor play, soft play, full size bumpy tractor and trailer ride, sandpit adventure playground, haybarn climb and swing playground.
01531 670780

Eastnor Castle

17mins
Grounds at least open for bookings. This massive early 19th century Neo-medieval Revival castle sits in a sprawling estate of woodland, farmland, lake, arboretum and deer park. The interior is a directory of 19thc interior design styles.Other than strolling round the castle and grounds there are many different events, activities and shows on throughout the year, and Eastnor is also the home of the limit testing Landrover Off Road Experience!
01531 633160

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich | 30mins
Grounds at least open for bookings Looming over the River Wye, an English Heritage maintained and very well preserved Norman castle housing 'Roaring Meg', only surviving civil war mortar cannon. Regular civil war reenactments.
03703 331181

WALKS AND CYCLING

Marcle Ridge Circular

4.5miles
Ancient woodland on the steeper west slope, the east slope has some of the finest agricultural land anywhere in the world with evidence of Saxon ridge and furrow strips. Plants you may find include orchids, spurge laurel, and of course the glorious pear and apple trees of the Ridge.

Mordiford Circular

4miles
9 arched 14th century bridge, Norman church, James Wyatt designed neo-classical Sufton Manor with grounds by Humphry Repton, traditional orchards and and perhaps the Mordiford Wyvern!

Capler Circular

2miles
Ancient woodland with myriad mosses and ferns, bluebells and bellflowers, riverside bends before rising up to Capler viewpoint for a spectacular view of the River Wye flood plain and an Iron Age hillfort.

Haugh Woods

 
850 acres of saxon owned woodland designated a SSSI due to it's national importance for butterflies and moths. There are miles of paths for walking and cycling some with picnic benches and information boards along the way.

Three Rivers Cycle Ride

9 or 30mile routes
From Colwall Station, quiet lanes, the sheltered banks of Cradley Brook, climbing for expansive views and dropping into the Frome Valley, up and down to the River Lodon and return to Colwall. There are several pubs and also Frome Valley Vineyard, Chase Distillery and the Hop Pocket along the route.