24. 8 in town house (a short walk away), some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
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.
occasionally in restaurant, bistro and reception.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed except in garden, on a lead.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
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.
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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