The Stagg Inn and Restaurant
“Part-medieval old drovers' pub” - AA Inspector
This well-established and celebrated rural gastro-pub stands where the wooded ridges of west Herefordshire nudge the Welsh border. Locals congregate in the small bar to chat, snack and drink beers from Ludlow and Wye Valley, and Herefordshire real ciders. The rambling layout incorporates several dining areas, where a starter of Hereford snails, Monmouth ham, mushroom and parsley might be followed by local lamb, rump and slow-cooked shoulder; seabass fillet, shrimps, samphire, courgettes and new potatoes. A specials board extends the options, while Sunday's set lunch could introduce you to Herefordshire beef, with roast topside served with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Nearby Chase Distillery provide gins and spirits for cocktails.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: 2
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About the area
Herefordshire is split in two by the River Wye which meanders through the county on its way to the Severn and the sea. Largely rural, with Hereford, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye the major towns and cities, its countryside and ancient villages are the county’s major asset.
Visitors can take advantage of a number of the trails which will guide them through areas of interest. Those especially interested in historic village life should try the Black and White Village Trail, which takes motorists on a 40-mile drive around timber-framed villages from Leominster to Weobley (established in the 17th century and known as a centre of witchcraft in the 18th), Eardisley (where the church boasts a 12th-century carved font), Kington, Pembridge and others. Other trails include the Mortimer Trail, the Hop Trail and the Hidden Highway, which goes from Ross-on-Wye to Chester. Hereford has a small Norman cathedral, which has a great forest of pink sandstone columns lining the nave. Inside is a chained library, a 13th-century Mappa Mundi (map of the world) and one of only four copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta.
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