If you’re looking for somewhere extra special to enjoy a celebratory meal with family or an intimate dinner with your partner, why not check out one of the many restaurants to be found at the region’s best known hotels ...

The Green Dragon Hotel

Serving a mix of classic and modern dishes with a spotlight on local, seasonal and sustainable produce, created by executive chef Simon Bolsover. The stylish and contemporary restaurant, set in the classic 1920s panelled dining room, takes booking seven days a week.

Whether omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, the chefs promise a menu to tempt every taste. Look out for special seasonal suppers throughout the year too.

greendragonhotel.com/01432 272506

Castle House Hotel

Eat in the award-winning Castle Restaurant overlooking the pretty gardens and the old Hereford Castle moat, or in the Bar & Bistro and on the Garden Terrace.

Head Chef Gabor Katona and his skilled team are passionate about sourcing ingredients locally, particularly in a county with an abundance of innovative, independent food and drink producers whose livelihood is based in the county and the Marches, with many of them enjoying long-established relationships with Castle House. The restaurant's seasonal menus, which reflect these close associations, change regularly with much of the fresh produce coming directly from the kitchen garden on nearby Ballingham Hall farm.

Gabor Katona's menus are both imaginative and brilliantly executed.

castlehse.co.uk/01432 356321

Llangoed Hall

New head chef Sam Bowser's portfolio includes time in kitchens including Whatley Manor, The Square and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, and was most recently head chef at Dormy House where he launched MO, a new concept restaurant.

"The opportunity to work at this award-winning restaurant in a stunning location is one I couldn’t pass up to showcase modern British food that I'm passionate about.

The hotelʼs award-winning restaurant is the perfect setting for fine food and offers fine dining in a fresh, light and elegant room of Wedgewood blue and white with original paintings adorning the walls, candlelit tables with crisp white cloths and an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.


Fishmore Hall, near Ludlow

The hotel's restaurant, Forelles, is open to all, residents and non-residents and offers the opportunity to discover the best of Shropshire dining with the innovative cooking of the young head chef, Joe Gould, and his team, who aim to source the majority of their ingredients from within a 30-mile radius of the hotel. Though, being in landlocked Ludlow, seafood and fish comes from the Isle of Skye and Brixham. Choose from a three-course a la carte menu or tasting menu to be enjoyed by the entire table.

fishmorehall.co.uk/01584 875148

Glewstone Court

Chef Michael Fowler is elated by the opportunity to open a signature restaurant in the beautiful and historic manor house that is Glewstone Court. Michael has more than 20 years’ experience as Executive Chef and was a finalist in the ‘Chef of the Year’ category in the 2015 Food & Drink Awards. Most importantly, as a highly talented and experienced chef, Michael loves cooking!

Glewstone Court offers a four- and six-course taster menu and are now taking bookings for a special Valentine’s dinner.

glewstonecourt.com/01989 770367

King’s Head, Ross-on-Wye

At the newly refurbished King’s Head Conservatory restaurant, the chefs use local market fresh produce, offering a tantalising menu, with something to suit all tastes. The restaurant, awarded an AA rosette as one of its 2000 UK restaurants 'inspected for culinary excellent in 2019.

kingshead.co.uk/0800 801098

The Angel, Abergavenny

Guests entering The Angel are greeted with a warm welcome before entering the The Oak Room (dining room). Chef Wesley Hammond leads The Angel’s talented culinary team to provide guests with a memorable dining experience. Chef Hammond values the brilliance of simplicity that involves choosing the freshest and finest ingredients.

The Angel's award winning Afternoon Tea is served in the Wedgewood Room.

angelabergavenny.com/01873 857121

The Swan, Hay-on-Wye

Herefordshire, the Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Marches are all known for their wonderful produce, and the head chef at The Swan has created new modern, local menus, including seasonal Welsh dishes using produce from local suppliers. Menus offer classic dishes, that are well executed, while the Garden Room Restaurant offers a truly luxurious experience in classical surroundings.

swanathay.com/01497 821188

The Verzon

Sourcing local produce for us is not just for fashion, it is our passion. Owned and run by a Herefordshire farming family who believe that the fewer miles their produce travels, the better. "Less time from field to fork means that more goodness and flavour is retained. We believe in Herefordshire farmers and their passion to provide outstanding ingredients. Then it’s up to us to take what’s on our door step and really capture the flavours of Herefordshire."

verzonhouse.com/01531 670381

The Clive Arms Restaurant with Rooms

Ludlow town is renowned for its food excellence and at the Clive Arms "we like to think we are helping to uphold this reputation. Our chefs use fresh, local and seasonal ingredients to create food that is traditional with a modern twist.

"We use ingredients from our farms including seasonal vegetables grown in our walled garden. Our bread, cheese, jams and pickles are handmade at the award winning Ludlow Farmshop and our meat is prepared by the onsite butchery team."

theclive.co.uk/01584 856565