Castle House – Hereford, Herefordshire
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Castle House – Hereford, Herefordshire

This elegant Grade II-listed Georgian mansion, in a quiet, unrivalled location close to the historic Hereford Cathedral, is owned and run by the Watkins, a Herefordshire farming family. The 24 bedrooms and suites are stylish and individual, split between the main building and Number 25 Townhouse, where there are eight striking rooms. All offer an array of treats such as a decanter of Sherry and a hospitality box filled with local produce, to underfloor heating in the bathrooms that are stocked with L’Occitane products. Light-filled public spaces include the beautiful Waterside Restaurant & Bar, with uninterrupted views over the hotel’s pretty garden and the old castle moat beyond. Head chef Gabor Katona creates seasonal menus featuring locally sourced and homegrown produce, some from the kitchen garden on the Watkins’ nearby Ballingham Hall Farm. The hotel is very popular with guests and locals, especially for its traditional Sunday roast with the farm’s homegrown Ballingham beef and seasonal vegetables. You absolutely mustn’t miss its famed afternoon tea either – the best in Hereford. This hotel fits perfectly into its surroundings and ticks all the boxes.

Doubles from £165

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Castle House
Castle House garden
Castle House exterior with Jaguar car