Proper traditional pub just off the centre of Hereford, an easy walk. A locals pub, simple, no gimmicks, there appeared to be a bar area and a lounge area with outdoor seating too. Multiple winner of Herefordshire pub of the year, which you can understand, although there are some new kids on the block now giving them competition. Lots of Hand Pulls available but all the beers were Wye Valley, even the ’guest beer’. Well worth a visit.
Visited on a Friday afternoon in October 2015. It’s about 10 mins from the station and a bit closer to town than the Victory. Nice 2 roomed affair. Picked up the new Dorothy Goodbody Autumn beer, in decent nick. Nice feel to the place, wasn’t too busy.
Prices OK. If you’re a Wye Valley then it’s a must!
A strange one this, I came back from living away for a few years to find this place the most popular pub in Hereford and it is certainly a busy place. Price probably has something to do with it. Great pub if you want to meet people and enjoy the buzz of a busy venue. If, like me, you are a bit of a beer geek then don’t bother. It’s Wye Valley or Wye Valley (yawn). Staff very friendly but for a place that wins CAMRA pub of the year most years a very uninspiring selection of beer.
Visited regularly. This is arguably THE place to drink in Hereford. Home of Wye Valley Beers which are always great and very well priced here. It’s a huge pub although always busy, don’t expect to get a seat if you’re there in the evening. Good outdoor area too.
Visited on Thursday 17/10/13 around 22.50 - this was the life and soul of Hereford, the whole town seemed to be in here!!! I visited here back in 2000 and it was nowhere near as busy then - however the table football table has vanished!
4 sprawling rooms surrounding a central bar. There is also a well appointed multi level beer garden out the back with sheltered areas and heat lamps for smokers - this was also packed !
Beers all from Wye Valley as you’d expect, half a dozen cask and one keg, plus some guest ciders. The place was well staffed and we never had to wait despite the crowds.
There was also some free food on the bar, think it was some kind of Chinese stew but all that was left by the time we arrived was a few prawn crackers!
Decent stop if in Hereford and great VFM at £2.30 a pint!
This used to be home of the Wye Valley Brewery, the old outhouses and courtyard now play host to music and beer fests.
Inside are four rooms, a table football game sits in one, a pool table in another, a big screen for sporting events takes over another while conversation rules in all four most of the time.
Wye Valley (who still own the place) supply the beers and a good selection is always avaiable, Thatchers Traditional Cider is also on tap to compliment the four or five cask beers to choose from.
Friendly locals and shoppers rub shoulders with beer hunters; this is only 50 yards and across the road from ’The Victory’ another fine pub in Hereford (home of The Spinning Dog Brewery).
Don’t know about food, but the beer is good. Staff have always been fine on my three visits, the last one being in 2010.
Fin (996) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 29, 2009
Visited here 28-12-09. Very busy place with a few rooms off of it which all seemed full of regulars and the occasional shoppers. Beer is from the Wye Valley Brewery based nearby at Stoke Lacey. I had the seasonal offering ’Santa’s Delight’ which was fine but I think with Wye Valley their core range seem to be the best of a solid bunch off beers. Friendly place with a great pubby feel, frequented by all ages, enjoyable place.