HEREFORDSHIRE has a wealth of pubs, catering to every taste.

From traditional country drinking pubs to gastropubs offering high end food, there is something for everyone in the Good Pub Guide's list of recommended pubs in the county.

Here are the nine pubs their experts say you should visit in Herefordshire:

Baiting House, Upper Sapey

This 19th century country pub offers well-kept local ales, wines by the glass, and a good selection of gins, the Good Pub Guide said.

It features flagstone floors in its characterful dining areas, where a menu of "well thought-of modern food" is served.

Outside, there is a pub garden and parking.

The pub also has rooms and self-catering lodges - some with their own hot tub!

The Bell, Tillington

A traditional, family run pub, The Bell hit the right notes for the Good Pub Guide.

The Bell has local ales on handpump, home-made cider, locally produced spirits, and wines by the glass.

It also serves up a range of lunch and dinner dishes, with the Good Pub Guide praising it for its high standards.

The Chase Inn, Colwall

Noted for its stunning views across Herefordshire, The Chase Inn is recommended by the Good Pub Guide.

It offers four well-kept cask ales alongside spirits, farm cider, and wines by the glass.

The pubs menu currently offers sandwiches, light bites such as breaded mushrooms and whitebait, and mains including beef and ale pie and fish and chips.

Cottage of Content, Carey

This charming and characterful pub serves up local ales, ciders, spirits, and wines by the glass alongside "highly thought-of food", the Good Pub Guide said.

The pub, which features a bar dining area with open log fire and a separate dining room, also has B&B rooms.

Outside is a pub garden, while parking is available across the lane from the pub.

The Crown Inn, Woolhope

Described by the Good Pub Guide as a "cider lover's dream", the Crown Inn at Woolhope offers some two dozen very local bottled ciders and perries, some home milled.

'Pleasing food' includes wood-fired pizzas, Sunday roasts, salads, sandwiches, and much more.

The pub also has a seven-bed Air B&B, which they say is perfect for family celebrations, shoot parties, and corporate events.

Kings Head, Ross-on-Wye

A "welcoming, ancient pub" with a fantastic atmosphere, the Good Pub Guide said.

The hotel offers a range of local ales, farm ciders, spirits, and wines by the glass at "sensible prices".

Their menu promises something to suit all tastes, with a focus on using local fresh produce, while those looking to stay a little longer can book one of the 15 ensuite bedrooms.

Saracens Head, Symonds Yat

A charming pub "known for its fantastic riverside location," the Good Pub Guide said.

It even has its own hand ferry to transport passengers across the Wye.

The Saracens Head serves up a range of local ales and ciders, with a wide selection of spirits and wines available.

A popular stop for walkers, cyclists, canoeists and fishermen, the pub offers "well regarded" lunches and dinners with a seasonal menu.

The pub has nine B&B rooms for those looking to enjoy the popular beauty spot for longer.

The Stagg Inn, Titley

One for the foodies, the Stagg has "a deserved reputation for its excellent and inventive food," the Good Pub Guide said.

On offer are a range of local ales, spirits, ciders, and perries, house wines, interesting soft drinks, cocktails, and mocktails.

Award -winning food is locally sourced where possible, and served in the pub's cosy bar and dining rooms.

Four en-suite bedrooms are available, while further rooms are available at the nearby Old Vicarage.


Three Horseshoes, Little Cowarne

The Shoes is described as a "bustling country pub with good food and drink and friendly staff" by the Good Pub Guide.

It serves up local ales, ciders, and perries alongside wines and spirits.

The pub's menu has a focus on using local produce where possible, offering favourites such as steaks, ploughmans plates, and wood fired pizzas.

Two refurbished en-suite bedrooms are available, while outside is a pretty pub garden.