Castle House

By the remains of the medieval castle moat, this ‘excellent’, ‘welcoming’ hotel ‘would be difficult to better’, says a trusted Guide correspondent this year. More

Contact details

Castle House
Castle Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2NW
England
01432 356321
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

24. 8 in town house (a short walk away), some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounge, bar/bistro, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview, Sky Sports), civil wedding licence, terrace, garden.

Background music

light jazz in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £150, D,B&B from £195. À la carte £40, tasting menu £50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

By the remains of the medieval castle moat, this ‘excellent’, ‘welcoming’ hotel ‘would be difficult to better’, says a trusted Guide correspondent this year. The Grade II listed Regency villa, its wrought iron balcony thick with flowers in season, is run by local farmer David Watkins and his son, George, with the help of ‘plenty of cheerful, intelligent, helpful’ staff. ‘We couldn’t have been more comfortable.’ Choose between bedrooms in the main house, traditionally decorated with antique pieces, or more modern rooms in Number 25, a Georgian town house down the street. ‘Our town house suite had furniture and fittings of the highest quality, with a large sofa, a small but charming conservatory with comfortable chairs, and a private garden with outdoor seating.’ Informal meals are served in the bistro; book ahead for chef Claire Nicholls’s ‘good’ modern dishes in the Castle restaurant. Using meat and vegetables from the owner’s farm, seasonally-changing menus might include fillet of Hereford beef, squash, pickled shallots, braised shin. The cathedral is a stroll away; the River Wye across the green. (Lord Cormack)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Castle House
Castle Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2NW

Guest comments

'We were well received. A very pleasant location. The old moat provides a good backdrop to the lawn at the back, where drinks and meals may be taken. Our room was large and well-furnished with a comfortable siting area and an over-large bed Breakfast was satisfactory, dinner a bit mixed – but first-class guinea fowl. ' - David Nicholls - October, 2016
'An excellent stay from every point of view. We did a D,B&B deal for £275 per night which was good value. Room 7 was a spacious suite, recently refurbished, so spotless! A very comfortable bed, good quality toiletries, fluffy towels and bath robes, two TVs, and a large and comfortable sitting area. Meals were outstanding - good cooked breakfast and a good choice at dinner - Herefordshire beef, guinea fowl, rack of lamb etc. Staff were all very friendly and efficient. ' - Richard Burridge - November, 2013

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