The Tap House Hartlebury
“Brewery flagship pub in an old railway station”
Trains still call at the unmanned Hartlebury station, but don't buy a rail ticket; instead buy a beer in its former ticket office, now The Tap House (flagship of the neighbouring Hartlebury Brewing Company), whose bench seating and railway-style signage recall the old days. A full menu in the oak-panelled restaurant and bar lists grilled sea bass; peri peri chicken sizzler; and tagliatelle carbonara, as well as sharing platters, burgers and chargrills, salads and vegetarian options.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
- Micro Brewery Ale
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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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