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Behemoth

B&B Hereford recomendations?

Three of us tomorrow night. Any recommendations?
Cheers
Nick

I'm away, otherwise you could come here.

Starting gate is a premier inn, and fine. Green dragon to be avoided at all costs. Castle house is great but expensive.

England's gate, bodenham, is out of town, but a lovely pub with rooms.

http://hopbine.com/ is the only b&b I know. Heard nothing bad about it.
Behemoth

Thanks, why did I think you were in Ludlow? Is there a spare key under a plant pot?

Any recomendations for food. Mid range nothing too fancy
Nick

Thanks, why did I think you were in Ludlow? Is there a spare key under a plant pot?

Any recomendations for food. Mid range nothing too fancy


Nope, Hereford, about 4 miles out of the centre.

Food.
http://www.burgershop.co/ is a great burger shop.
http://www.pontevecchiohereford.co.uk/index.htm fabulous Italian, but if you're only here tonight, I think it's shut.
http://www.bunch-of-carrots.co.uk/ not far out of town.
http://www.lichfieldvaultshereford.co.uk/ is a pub in Church Street which weirdly does great Greek food, (and more standard stuff too). There's also a little place three or four doors up called The Stewing Pot. Think Bistro.
Just opened this week is a Tapas bar Here which is supposed to be really, really good (well known local caterer is the chef) which is opposite The Left Bank, on Bridge Street. The pub next door, the Black Lion is a-maz-ing, if only for the decor. http://blacklionhereford.net/ No idea what the food is like.
We have a new city centre retail park, if you have no soul, but need Nandos/wagamama/zizzi/stuff like that.
The Spread Eagle, on King Street is a pub with food, and good enough.
The Den, on West Street gets good reviews, but I've not had time to go yet.
And The Thai on Wye, in the same Street will be great, and you will eat alone, almost certainly, on a Monday in Hereford.
http://www.gilbies.co.uk/ is a bar down a tiny alley near to McDonalds in the High Street. Sharing platters, tapas, nibbles, main menu, and beer made from strawberries. Vino collapso on offer. Anyone in there over about 6 foot and making you feel insecure and weak works for the SAS. They'll be wearing boots, not trainers, and North Face jackets. I just hope they're less conspicuous at work.

All the pubs will let kids in.

And, for a pint, you need to find either The Barrels http://www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk/pubs/the-barrels-hereford/ which is the best pub in Hereford, or http://www.beerinhand.co.uk/ which you will love. Assuming you love beer, served in an old laundrette. Genuinely, it's worth finding. Dog, child and women friendly, no food until the weekend, but lots and lots of real ale and cider, served from racking that used to hold tumble driers. No music, TV, gaming machines, pool, or people in sportswear. Might be someone with a guitar. Or a fiddle.

If you must have a curry, find the Glass Tandoor on Commercial Street. It's upstairs, above the Golden Galleon. But, beware, we don't have much of an Indian population locally, so the general standard is low.

For Chinese, Hum Ming Garden, on Ledbury Road. Possibly closed Mondays.

If you require a brunch time snack, seek out All Saints Church in the city centre. You can avoid the God stuff, and have great bacon and eggs on toast. http://www.cafeatallsaints.co.uk/

If you have specific dietary requirements, eg vegetarian, GF, peanut mentality, bring sandwiches.
Cathryn

There's the hotel opposite the Cathedral if you want An Experience. It's great in a weird kind of way. Smile Small children will be wowwed and especially when you walk into what appears to be smart restaurant and it turns out to be gandhis chopsticks. After I had insisted on moving to a slightly more decent bedroom, me and my daughter loved it (and it has a carpark right in the middle of the city). But this does come with the weird warning.

We stayed just outside Hereford this year. Fine and unmemorable.
Nick

There's the hotel opposite the Cathedral if you want An Experience. It's great in a weird kind of way. Smile Small children will be wowwed and especially when you walk into what appears to be smart restaurant and it turns out to be gandhis chopsticks. After I had insisted on moving to a slightly more decent bedroom, me and my daughter loved it (and it has a carpark right in the middle of the city). But this does come with the weird warning.

We stayed just outside Hereford this year. Fine and unmemorable.


The Green Dragon. See above. It's awful.
Cathryn

Do you think it's managed to get worse? Such a shame as it's in a marvellous position. wellington womble

I think I might come along just to go the Thai on Wye! Nick

It's a great restaurant, I use it often, for takeaway, and they always force crackers and chilli dips with a beer on me, on the house. But, midweek, it has few sit downs. LynneA

Don't stay in the central Hereford Travel Lodge if you want to sleep.

Yes, it is conveniently located, has parking and so forth, but every time we've stayed there, the restaurant on the ground floor seems to have a hen party.

We stay at the Grafton branch - the pub next door serve Brains beer.
Nick

Don't stay in the central Hereford Travel Lodge if you want to sleep.

Yes, it is conveniently located, has parking and so forth, but every time we've stayed there, the restaurant on the ground floor seems to have a hen party.

We stay at the Grafton branch - the pub next door serve Brains beer.

My son, bless him, is 18, and part of two local rugby clubs. They tell me the restaurant below the Travel Lodge is ace. Curry, rice and a pint for a fiver. And it's always full of his mates.

So, I apologise. If it's any consolation, I've been using a chainsaw and axe for the last three hours, just beneath his bedroom window, and I think he's getting very grumpy with me.


ETA: The restaurant is now shut due to 'noise restrictions and lease issues'.

ETA 2: Yes, he's up now, and quite grumpy. Apparently, it's been really noisy since very early on (about 9.30).
Behemoth

Staying at the England's Gate. Food good. Rooms a bit "how much?" For a Yorkshire man. Beer garden was too tempting to make it into town. vegplot

http://www.cafeatallsaints.co.uk/ is good. Nick

If young 'un needs cheering up tomorrow, turn right out of the pub into the village. Opposite the post office is Baches Bargains. It's amazing. There's nothing you cannot buy there.

Nothing.

In other news, Warrington, by street light is gorgeous. Rooms are cheap and the bar is free!
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