The Royal Lodge
“Stylish rooms and a friendly team – an idyllic river valley location” - AA Inspector
SYMONDS YAT [EAST], HEREFORDSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The Royal Lodge stands at the top end of the village overlooking the River Wye. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and come complete with TVs and many guest extras; the bathrooms offer modern facilities. There is a cosy lounge with an open fireplace and two bars are available. Wholesome meals, utilising fresh local produce, are offered in the restaurant with panoramic views overlooking the river and valley. A warm welcome is assured.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 24
- Family bedrooms: 5
- Children welcome
- Private fishing
- Free TV
- DVD Player
- Direct Dial
- Lounge with TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
- Afternoon Tea
- Dinner Served
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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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