food and drink

From the grandeur of its wood panelled dining room, which seats 24, to its smaller kitchen diner and outdoor spaces, The Lodge is perfectly placed to host every kind of meal – formal or otherwise. Its impressively equipped kitchen means that preparing a feast or a light bite isn’t a problem either.

There’s even a world-renowned snail farm, L’Escargot Anglais, not too far away in Credenhill, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. If you’re after some slightly more traditional ingredients however, Court Farm Leisure, which is next door, has a superb farm shop. Depending on the season, you can even pick your own fruit.

If you’d prefer to focus on relaxing rather than culinary matters, we can recommend caterers to suit all tastes, put you in contact with domestic staff, or provide you with a quote for an all inclusive package. Alternatively if you’d like to eat out, Hereford offers enough restaurants and pubs to satisfy the largest appetite. The Cygnet at the Swan Hotel and the award-winning The Stag Inn in Titley cater for the upper end of the market. The Wellington Inn in Wellington has also won awards for it’s good use of local foods and there are countless other bistros and gastro-pubs if you’re looking for a relaxed setting.

For a more traditional country pub experience, The Bell Inn in Tillington, The Nags Head in Canon-Pyon and Unicorn Inn, Salutation Inn and The Marshpools Country Inn in Weobley all have their merits.

Finally, slightly further afield, about a 30-40 minute drive, is the market town of Ludlow. Affectionately known as Britain’s food capital, bar London, it has more Michelin starred restaurants than anywhere else in the UK. So the last thing you’ll do is go hungry.