A POPULAR and long-running cafe at Herefordshire beauty spot Queenswood will be closing soon.

A sign has appeared in the café at Queenswood Arboretum and Country Park at Dinmore, between Hereford and Leominster, revealing that it will be closing its doors next month.

All furniture and kitchen appliances are up for sale ahead of the closure, after which Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will take control.

Hereford Times: The sign details the closure of the cafe.The sign details the closure of the cafe. (Image: Helen Reed)

The trust currently manages the arboretum, wider woodland, visitor centre and all other facilities on the site, in partnership with New Leaf Sustainable Development, and will reopen the café in the spring of this year.

The trust said it plans to introduce sustainable practices in the café as they have done elsewhere across Queenswood, including sourcing over 70 per cent of all food and drink from local suppliers, using plant-based packaging and reducing waste. 

All profits made by the café will fund their work at Queenswood managing the arboretum, conserving the native woodlands for wildlife and improving visitor facilities and accessibility across the site.


A spokesperson for the trust said: “We plan to retain a family-friendly menu, eat-in and takeaway facilities as well as offering a wide range of plant-based options.

“The café will also offer a great range of gluten-free and sugar-free options to promote healthy eating. We also look forward to being able to offer a wide range of ‘eat and park’ offers.

“We will be making café improvements this spring. While these improvements are being made we will continue to operate a reduced café offer on-site.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the café with a full menu from early summer.”