A Herefordshire village pub is to become home to a roadside milk vending machine.

The Tarrington Arms on the A438 at Tarrington between Hereford and Ledbury changed hands last October following a local campaign to save it.

Its new owners now plan to turn the garden and play area to the west of the pub into a 14-space car park, including a “temporary wooden structure” to house the milk vending machine, accessible 24 hours a day.

A new garden area would then replace the current car park behind the pub – a move which would solve the “safety concern” of the play area being accessed across the car park driveway, Lesley Cole’s application says.


New gates would prevent drivers going beyond the new car park, while a currently “collapsing” retaining wall by a stable block to the rear would be rebuilt around a new storage area.

“We would also like to extend water and waste to the area at the side of the stable block for a potential future project,” her application adds.

Comments on the application, numbered 231119, can be made until May 27.

Formerly the Foley Arms, the late 18th-century inn is grade II listed.