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 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

    '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
    'We could not have been more comfortable. All bedroom furniture and fittings were of the highest quality, and we had a small but charming conservatory with two comfortable chairs and a private garden with a table and four chairs. The hotel itself was excellent -plenty of cheerful, intelligent, helpful young people provided excellent serve. The food was good but not outstanding. ' - Lord Cormack - March, 2017

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