AROUND THE MOON & I

Herefordshire is renowned for its stunning rural charm, quaint historical villages, delicious food,  produce and of course, cider making! Martha and Reuben have spent the last six years eating and drinking their way around the county - this is their Epicurean A-list, the creme de la creme of what they feel are Hereford's best and most unique food and drink experiences.

They have also thrown in some suggestions of fun things to see and do during your visit. 

 

Places to eat, drink & be merry

The Yew Tree - Our lovely local! Run by friend, neighbour and local farmer Phil.  A cosy, traditional country pub with scrummy food and lashings of local ciders.  Conveniently only a 7 min drive or 30 min stumble along the country lanes from The Moon & I.   

The Swan Inn -  Beautiful, recently renovated local pub with stunning outdoor terrace & charming landlords.  A 10 min drive from The Moon & I - expect delicious food, excellent cider and a warm welcome. 

The Green Dragon Hotel Elegant and stylish city restaurant dining situated in the centre of Hereford City - excellent Vegan / Vegetarian options. 

Off Grid Gourmet - An Epicurean adventure beneath the stars with the wonderful Hugh - Head Chef and Off Grid culinary genius.  Expect an evening you will never forget - locally sourced and cooked using only solar, fire or wind power.  A beautiful 20 min drive from us through some of the best Herefordshire countryside.

The Cottage of Content - Super romantic, rural pub with historic charm, open fires and gorgeous food.  Situated in the rural village of Carey, about 35 mins from The Moon & I.

 

Drovers Rest - Occasional pop-up supper club & themed food nights. About 10 mins drive up the hill from The Moon & I.

Bastion Street Feast - Monthly pop-up supper clubs in a super funky industrial unit in the Heart of Hereford City.

De Koffie Pot & Left Bank - Sitting on the banks of the river in Hereford City, super welcoming cafe-bar, packed full of character and atmosphere. 

Sensory & Rye - Sexy little cafe / restaurant in the heart of Hereford City.  Gorgeous coffee & brunches!

La Madeleine -  Cute family run French bistro in the independent quarter of Hereford's Church Street.  Killer coffee and croissants - perfect to accompany a lazy stroll about town or trip to the Cathedral. 

COTTO - COTTO is a family run restaurant and cocktail bar situated in the centre of Hereford City, offering contemporary dining in a relaxed and vibrant setting.

Pensons - Gorgeous, relaxed Michelin-star dining on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire border.  A little longer drive from us, but worth every taste-tastic mile.

The Bridge Inn - Idyllic riverside county pub in the quaint village of Michaelchurch Escley, serving traditional food and ales. 

Oakchurch Farm Shop - Fab local farm shop and restaurant, only 10 min drive from The Moon & I. 

THINGS TO DO!

Want to Canoe? Canoe hire launching from Hay on Wye. 

Sugarloaf Vineyard - Welsh vineyard, wine tasting, cafe and bottle shop.

Small Breeds Centre - Kington- Owl centre and farm park.

Chase Distillery Hereford distillery, shop, tasting and tours. 

Croft Castle & Parkland - National Trust property, parkland and cafe. 

Berrington Hall - National Trust property & gardens.

Goodrich Castle - English Heritage property, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. 

Monmouth Botanicals Monmouth Botanicals is a modern apothecary that uses the finest ingredients to create the most beautiful perfumes and home fragrances. Using traditional methods, all products are hand crafted in the stunning Monmouthshire countryside - workshops and group bookings available.

 

Holmer Park Spa - Local Herefordshire Spa offering luxury treatments and spa facilities. 

 

Rowlestone Ice Cream Dairy - Local dairy farm offering the most delicious ice cream in their parlour on site. 

Hereford Cider Museum - Learn how apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce either fine or 'farmhouse' cider: a centuries-old tradition still developing today.

Monkland Dairy - Monkland Cheese Dairy is a working dairy producing and selling local, artisan cheeses. Workshops and tours available on request, cafe on site. 

Wye Valley Falconry - Offering Falconry experiences and events in the Wye Valley. One to one experiences available.

Gwatkin Cider - The most delicious local cider producer! With on site farm / bottle shop so that you can stock up for you holiday and take a few home too (Gwatkin also host the annual epic Down on the Farm festival).

The Orgasmic Cider Company - Another fab local cider producer with on site bottle shop & occasional cider tasting. 

The Viking Games -  Traditional Nordic games adapted for the modern world! Expect axe throwing, archery, kubb and a cheeky bit of very 21st century paint balling. 

 

Hereford Bike TourDoes exactly what it says on the tin! 

Indoor Climbing Centre - Get your spider-man on! Indoor and outdoor climbing experiences in Hereford.

The Courtyard Theatre - Hereford's biggest live arts venue.

The Loft Cinema - Cosy little indie cinema with reclining chairs & beer on tap. What more could you want!