The Feathers

On the high street of a medieval market town, this black-and-white-timbered 16th-century former coaching inn is today a 'great' town hotel 'with many locals passing through'. It is owned by David Elliston. The 'lovely old building' retains much of its long history in beamed rooms, antique furnishings and original features such as a 'quirky' old staircase. In the oldest part, 'comfortable, clean' bedrooms have exposed beams and original 17th-century wall paintings; high-ceilinged rooms in what was once a grand ballroom are more modern. All rooms have tea- and coffee-making facilities, dressing gowns and slippers. The 'busy' Fuggles brasserie has 'a good atmosphere'; in the Quills restaurant, chef Suzie Isaacs's modern dishes are served under chandeliers. Typical dishes: twice-baked Gruyère soufflé; wild sea bass fillet, pistachio mortadella croquettes, buttered sprout flowers. Light meals and afternoon tea are available in the bar and lounge; drinks may be taken in the walled garden in warm weather. A visitor who stopped in for morning refreshment reported an 'excellent experience: log fires, helpful staff, good coffee'. (David Haigh, and others)
  • Charming panelled restauramt hung with hops. Very helpful barman and serving ladies, all English. Good, straightforward pub food.

    C R, 28/05/2012

  • Still a great place to stay, quaint and atmospheric as ever, with many locals passing through. Excellent welcome at Reception, and bags carried up the quirky old staircase. The bedroom on the second floor was not large but very comfortable, with a view over the High Street. Everything very clean. Bathroom small, but adequate. The excellent Mary still presides benevolently as manageress, and Michael the long-time waiter is as eficient as ever. In fact all the staff are good and friendly. We had a delicious dinner in Fuggles Brasserie, which was as usual very busy, which adds to the good atmosphere. Breakfast was cheerfully served and had good choice. Still a great place to stay, but the Leisure Centre at the back needs a bit of refreshing and updating.

    Roland Cassam, 21/06/2011

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Local attractions

Eastnor Castle
A 19th-century castle with a maze, an adventure playground and views of the Malvern Hills
Morgan Motors
Take a tour of the vintage car factory.

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Contact Details

The Feathers

High Street LEDBURY Herefordshire England HR8 1DS

Telephone

01531 635266

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

22, 1 suite in cottage, also self-catering apartments.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, brasserie, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, function/conference/wedding facilities, spa (swimming pool, 11 by 6 metres, whirlpool, gym), civil wedding licence, courtyard garden (fountain, alfresco eating), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed, only guide dogs in restaurant and brasserie.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2014] per room B&B £145-£235, D,B&B £165-£195. Set menu (Sun-Thurs) £18.95-£22, à la carte £32.50. 1-night bookings occasionally refused weekends.

GHG voucher offer

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