The Riverside at Aymestrey
“Good honest cooking on the edge of the forest” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Close to Ludlow and Hereford on the edge of Mortimer Forest, this 16th-century black and white timber-framed inn features a kitchen that is serious about its food, with produce from their own garden. The menu changes daily and dishes are simple and honest.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 22
- Wines over £30: 18
- Wines by the glass: 18
- Cuisine style: Classic British
- Vegetarian menu
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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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