Castle House

Hereford Castle is long gone, but ducks bob happily on the old moat beside the terraced garden of the Watkins family’s hotel. More

Contact details

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

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 (in main house only), lounge, bar/bistro, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terraced garden, ground floor wheelchair accessible.

Background music

occasionally in restaurant, bistro and reception.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed except in garden, on a lead.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £140-£185, double £155-£250, D,B&B double £200-£305. Tasting menu £60, a la carte (restaurant) £40, (bistro) £30.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Hereford Castle is long gone, but ducks bob happily on the old moat beside the terraced garden of the Watkins family’s hotel. A Regency villa (formerly two town houses), it is pleasingly in harmony with the ‘congenial street scene’. There are further bedrooms at Number 25, a Georgian building. All are ‘very well furnished’, those in the main hotel in more traditional style. Some have direct garden access, fresh milk, a decanter of sherry, underfloor heating. The service is ‘cheery’, from ‘intelligent, helpful’ staff. ‘Good but not outstanding’ meals owe much to provenance, with the use of produce from Mr Watkins’s own farm – fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, rare breed lamb, Hereford beef (not to mention cut flowers for the rooms). From creative menus put together by executive head chef Claire Nicholls, with head chef Gabor Katona, a typical dish might be pan-fried chalk-stream trout, Grenobloise sauce, almond tuile. In the bistro there is simpler fare. On sunny days, meals are served alfresco. Among the treasures in the cathedral, a stroll away, are the Mappa Mundi and a Magna Carta of 1217.

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Map

Castle House
Castle Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2NW

Guest comments

'It’s difficult to find any fault with it. It has GHG favourites like real coat-hangers, fresh milk in the room fridge, and brisk and pleasant service. Overall very high standards including very professional staff. We stayed in two rooms: - Room 25 - smallest in the town house but elegantly fitted out - Room 20 - large and very fine in basement of town house - like a self-catering apartment with private garden. Excellent food, and a good wine list - more wines by the glass would be nice ' - Stephen and Pauline Glover - July, 2018
'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

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