The Hop Pole Inn
“Culinary hotspot above the Severn Valley”
The Hop Pole Inn is on the outskirts of the picturesque Worcestershire town of Bewdley, set close to the ancient Wyre Forest, and has a great atmosphere. Lovingly nurtured and matured over the past six years by Louise and Daren Bale this destination dining pub offers a shabby-chic meets comfy contemporary style in a warmly welcoming environment. Lunch and dinner menus change with the seasons and feature fresh produce from regular local suppliers. Look out for themed and gourmet evenings and live music nights.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £9.95
- Open all year
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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