Things We Love

  • The Mappa Mundi and Chained Library are must see things to visit while you are in Hereford and are five minutes walk from East Friars. We’ve been told that the Cathedral Tower Tours are really good and not scary at all.

  • The Courtyard Centre for the Arts has a packed programme of drama, comedy music and film together with a lively cafe bar.

  • Try the fantastic Wye Valley Brewery Beers – we love Butty Bach and you can get a pint at The Barrels or The Courtyard. The Beer in Hand is a fantastic Craft Brewery (and you can take your dog) within walking distance and up-cycled from an old laundrette! On Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays A Rule of Tum offer the best pop up dining, be it burgers, fish and chips or Sunday lunch. Once tried never forgotten.

  • You are on one of the AA’s 1001 Best Walks in the UK. Literally step out of the gate and turn left. Within minutes you will be on the river bank, walking along the Wye, over a disused railway bridge and a pretty Victorian foot bridge.

  • If you are here on a Thursday or a Saturday you can enjoy the Farmer’s Market in High Town. We buy our sausages and bacon from Mr Tudge who has his stall there. Or a short drive to Tillington and pick your own fruit and veg – or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, Mountain Boarding!

  • Hire a canoe and paddle downstream. The local canoe companies will arrange to bring you back to East Friars. A day’s paddling on The Wye is an unforgettable experience. You may see otters, kingfishers and fish leaping. You’ll certainly have fun.

  • Further afield, there are many marvellous places to discover in the county. Go on the The Black and White Village trail to the North of the County. Stop for lunch at Pembridge’s New Inn. Travel out West to Hay-on-Wye, town of books and the literary festival. To the South lie the Golden Valley, Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean.

  • Some great places to eat: The Courtyard Cafe Bar, Ponte Vecchio, anything by A Rule of Tum, The Kilpeck Inn