With so many of Herefordshire’s rural pubs offering Sunday lunch, the only problem you’ll have is deciding where to go. Or you could simply work your way through our selection of some of the best...

The Bridge, Kentchurch
The Bridge Inn re-opened earlier this spring under the management of Kasia and William Chambers, both of whom bring considerable experience in hospitality to the new venture.
Completely refurbished, The Bridge offers roasts on Sunday, with brunch on Saturday and gourmet bar snacks as well as cocktails, G&Ts and mocktails as well as smoothies, homemade sodas and more. Open six days a week (closed Mon) from 12noon until 12midnight (11pm on Sundays).
www.thebridgeinnkentchurch.com/01981 241158

Riverside Inn, Aymestrey
Andy Link at The Riverside Inn is one of the county’s award-winning chefs. Recently awarded Herefordshire’s best pub in the The National Pub and
Bar Award., the Riverside Inn was also awarded 9 out of 10 by The Telegraph. Everything is cooked freshly on site, and the kitchen garden is an important ingredient - Sunday lunch will always feature Garden Soup, as well as a choice of roasts, which might include guinea fowl, roast beef or roast pork. There are even designated ‘dog tables’ in the bar to accommodate diners’ four-legged friends, but do mention it when booking.
www.riversideaymestrey.co.uk/01568 708440

Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck
Another of the county’s great country pub/restaurants, where head chef Ross Williams sources as much as possible from nearby artisan and award-winning suppliers and producers for his menus. In addition to the Kilpeck Inn’s main menu, you’ll also find a selection of sandwiches and a short fixed price lunch menu available at lunchtime. Sunday lunch will include a choice of roasts, as well as a vegetarian and fish choice, plus a selection of enticing desserts .... if you’ve still got room.
www.kilpeckinn.com/01981 570464

The Loughpool, Sellack
Paul and Svenia Franklin have combined the traditional country pub with a restaurant serving the highest quality local produce. A recent menu included Huntsham Farm 32 Day Hung Topside of Roast Beef; Roast Loin of Orchard Pork or Provençale Vegetable, Spinach and Brie Calzone, with starters ranging from Carrot and Coriander Soup to Bubble n Squeak Cake in a Black Pudding Crumb.
www.theloughpool.com/01989 730888

The Moody Cow, Upton Bishop
Offers the warm welcome of a rural pub with a not-your-run-of-the-mill pub food – here, everything is made from scratch, including all the chutneys, dips and sauces, not to mention the puddings and, for vegetarians, a nut roast packed with brazil and cashew nuts and served with vegetarian gravy.
www.themoodycowpub.co.uk/01989 780470

The Oak Wigmore
Discover head chef Rory Bunting’s love of foraging and the flavours of wild food on an exciting menu. A sample Sunday lunch menu features a choice of roast sirloin of rare breed beef, Roast Berkshire Pork Loin, or a balsamic red onion and beetroot tart tatin for the vegetarian in your party. 
www.theoakwigmore.com/01568 770424


The Stagg Inn, Titley
Steve and Nicola Reynolds have won a clutch of awards including the accolade of Herefordshire Dining Pub of the Year in 2016’s Good Pub Guide, as well as taking the National Award twice in the past. Sunday lunch is a three-course meal only, but coffee can be substituted for a course if desired. Though how you’d choose to substitute bread and butter pudding and creme anglaise with a coffee ....
www.thestagg.co.uk/01544 230221

Cottage of Content, Carey
The irresistibly named and award-winning Cottage of Content, country pub and restaurant serves both a la carte and tapas menus from its idyllic away-from-it-all location in Carey. The Cottage of Content was named last year’s Country Pub of the Year by The Good Pub Guide, and offers a traditional roast plus trimmings every Sunday.
www.cottageofcontent.co.uk/01432 840242

The Crown Inn, Woolhope
Traditional pub food as well as a selection of more refined, restaurant style dishes, accompanied by an impressive 35 local cider and perries – The Crown is the UK’s Cider Pub of the Year, and listed in The Times’ top 20 country pubs. Their Sunday lunches have won awards and, as they say, “we are very proud to offer superb local meats, all with their own gravies served in a jug! And Yorkshire puddings and stuffing with everything!”
www.crowninnwoolhope.co.uk/ 01432 860468

Temple Bar, Ewyas Harold
The AA’s ‘Friendliest B&B in the UK’ doesn’t just serve breakfast – a short lunch and dinner menu, cooked to order by chef/patron Philly Jinman, celebrates Herefordshire beef with two steaks always offered and, of course, a delicious traditional Sunday roast, with plenty of Yorkshire puddings. All finished off with a choice of delectable home-made desserts.
www.thetemplebarinn.co.uk/01981 240423

The Bookshop, Hereford
Enjoy a Sunday lunch at the restaurant which, in 2017, picked up an award at the Observer Food Monthly Awards for ‘best Sunday lunch outside London’.
A Rule of Tum’s Dorian Kirk said: “Winning Best Sunday Lunch means so much to our team. A national award like this celebrates everything that Herefordshire is about - beautiful meat, beautiful vegetables and great gravy.”
www.aruleoftum.com/01432 343443

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