The Feathers

For almost 500 years, this black-and-white-timbered Tudor pile has been run as an inn on the High Street of a medieval town. The ‘lovely old building’ is today owned by David Elliston. The history and original character (beamed rooms, ‘quirky’ staircase, leaded windows) have been carefully maintained. Visitors in 2015 found their room ‘very good’, the food and the attitude of the staff ‘excellent’, but encountered inconsistency when booking. Bedrooms have coffee/tea facilities, bathrobes, free Wi-Fi. Coaching rooms have original Tudor beams; ‘very comfortable, clean’ rooms in the converted Victorian ballroom are light, with a high ceiling and modern furnishings. ‘Busy’ Fuggles brasserie has thickly hung hops on the ceiling; in the more intimate Quills restaurant, chef Suzie Isaac’s modern dishes might include hot-and-sour chargrilled baby aubergine, herbed rice; Cotswold venison loin, root vegetables, curly kale. In warm weather, light meals and drinks might be taken in the walled garden. A ‘good choice’ of fruit; cereals; ‘very tasty’ full English is ‘cheerfully served’ at breakfast; ‘good coffee’. Hotel guests enjoy free access to the inn’s spa which has a swimming pool.  
  • 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


01531 635266

Further Information


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


all year.


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



all ages welcomed.


welcomed in bedrooms and public areas, only guide dogs in restaurant and brasserie.

Credit cards

all major cards.


[2015] per room B&B £150–£240, D,B&B £165–£195–£250. Set menu (Sun–Thurs) £18.95–£22, à la carte £30. 1-night bookings occasionally refused weekends.

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