The Stagg Inn

Titley, Herefordshire

An ancient inn at the meeting of two drovers’ roads where farmers came to weigh wool has won awards aplenty as a dining pub-with-rooms since Steve and Nicola Reynolds took it over more than 20 years ago. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

An ancient inn at the meeting of two drovers’ roads where farmers came to weigh wool has won awards aplenty as a dining pub-with-rooms since Steve and Nicola Reynolds took it over more than 20 years ago. Steve trained at Le Gavroche, and in 2001 was one of the first pub chefs in Britain to hold a Michelin star, but the food today is more in keeping with the ethos of a rustic village local, complete with beams and novelty jugs. There are four small bedrooms with exposed timbers in the pub itself, three larger, homier rooms in the Grade II listed, Georgian/Victorian Old Vicarage five minutes’ walk away. Pub rooms are dog-friendly, while the vicarage benefits from a garden. All are supplied with fresh milk, tea and ground coffee, and if you want a beer in the afternoon when the pub is closed, there will be someone to pull you a pint. Locally sourced seasonal menus include pub classics such as fish and chips and Herefordshire steak Béarnaise, as well as more inventive dishes – maybe chaat roasted cauliflower, cauliflower purée and couscous, spiced chickpeas, sultanas and coriander, or herb-crumbed, pan-fried sea bass.

Hotel details

Address

Titley
Kington
Herefordshire
HR5 3RL
England

Telephone

01544 230221

Bedrooms

7. 3 at The Old Vicarage (300 yds).

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec, 1 Jan, 1 week Jan/Feb, 1 week June, 2 weeks Nov, every Sun eve, Mon, Tues.

Facilities

sitting room (Vicarage), bar, dining room (vegetarian/vegan menus), small outside seating area (pub), in-room TV (Freeview), 1½-acre garden (Vicarage).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £15.

Dogs

allowed in pub bedrooms (no charge), public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £100. À la carte £37. 1-night bookings occasionally refused bank holiday weekends.