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This characterful historic pub with rooms set deep in the lovely Herefordshire countryside has charming, comfortable rooms and amazingly good food. There are great walks on the doorstep.

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THE LOCATION

Surrounded by pretty gardens and countryside, guests can wildlife spot, enjoy numerous walks and fly fishing is also available. Hereford is 30 minutes by car and foodie destination Ludlow isn't too far away.

Eight miles from Leominster, the inn is beside the 1931 bridge over the River Lugg on the main road through Aymestrey.

By car: around 1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham, 2 hours from Bristol and 3 hours 30 minutes from York. There is free parking on site.

By train: Cardiff to Ludlow takes 1 hour 30 minutes; Manchester to Ludlow takes 1 hour 50 minutes - after which, a taxi takes 20 minutes. Book trains to Ludlow.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

There's a relaxed, welcoming ambience. The bar and restaurant have low ceilings with dark beams, and artworks refelect the countryside location. We loved the wood burner for chillier nights and the cosy candelight in the evenings.

THE FACILITIES

Staff pull out all the stops - you can take a tour of the kitchen garden and order packed lunches, or even chocolates, flowers and champagne. Enjoy the setting at a table by the river or in the pretty garden - or pick up a map for local walks.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

Rooms can be found in the main building and garden, while the suites are in an annexe. All rooms are tasefully furnished and decorated in neutral colours. Bathrooms have heated towel rails, power showers and sustainable British toiletries.

Room types: King, Snug Double, Garden Room, Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Noble Isle toiletries, luxury bathrobes, tea and coffee-making facilities, homemade biscuits, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The restaurant and bar focus on serving local and seasonal produce from the best artisan suppliers in Herefordshire and the Welsh borders. This includes trout from local rivers, honey from their own beehive and produce from the kitchen gardens and orchards. The food is creative and exciting - think lemon verbena ice cream, battered Herefordshire snails, gin-cured trout and braised pheasant stew.

Restaurant: two AA Rosettes, British cuisine. Open Tue-Sat 12-3pm, Mon-Sat 6-9pm and Sun 12-6pm. Mains from £12.50.

Bar: local ciders, extensive wine list. Open daily.

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