A PUB in Hereford has plunged into liquidation – but its bosses are saying it's business as usual.

Secret Garden (Hereford) Ltd has gone into voluntary liquidation, with liquidators appointed to wind up the company.

The company, behind the Secret Garden pub in Coldwells Road, Holmer, couldn't continue because of its liabilities – usually meaning it cannot pay its debts.


A notice from director Dan Weager on the public record site The Gazette said that Brett Lee Barton of BLB Advisory, Rotherwas, had been appointed as liquidator to wind up the company.

In a joint statement, directors Dan Weager and Vicky Weager said all future bookings and events are safe as a third party was now involved in running the pub.

The pair said the hospitality industry took a "heavy blow" due to the Covid pandemic which has "put companies under great strain".

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They said companies now also had to contend with the price increases from the "ever-escalating cost of living crisis", and it resulted in Secret Garden (Hereford) Ltd "under increased pressure".

"To ensure the safety of the pub to the community and all its members of staff, Secret Garden (Hereford) Ltd has been purchased by a third party which is now operating within the pub," the statement added.

Hereford Times: The pub was transformed by Dan and Vicky Weager who reopened it in 2018 The pub was transformed by Dan and Vicky Weager who reopened it in 2018

"Secret Garden (Hereford) Ltd is now in voluntary liquidation.

"We are pleased to say that all future bookings and events are safe and secure due to the new company coming on board, we are also very excited for the future."


On the outskirts of Hereford city centre, Secret Garden describes itself on its website as a relaxed country pub with great food and a roaring fire.

The pub was known for many years as the Rose Gardens, then as the Rosie, before Dan and Vicky Weager reopened it in 2018.

"This traditional country pub was transformed by current owners, Vicky and Dan who have made the Secret Garden into a modern family pub," the website added.