PLACES TO EAT
THE SARACENS HEAD INN, SYMONDS YAT EAST, HEREFORDSHIRE
Views from the terraces make this traditional pub on the east bank of the River Wye a popular spot for lunch. Classic hearty fare, from cider-cooked mussels to Welsh Black steak, feature on the menu, as well as vegetarian options such as Cheddar and herb gnocchi or spiced bean burger on sourdough bread (saracensheadinn.co.uk).
TIN TABERNACLE TEAROOM, BAILEYS, BRIDSTOW, HEREFORDSHIRE
Having browsed the homeware in the Baileys store, take some refreshment in this quirky former church building, which was salvaged by the owners and set up in the grounds. Alongside sandwiches is a selection of locally made cakes. Open weekends only (baileyshome.com).
TUDOR FARMHOUSE, CLEARWELL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
From the bread to the ice cream, everything served in this hotel’s rustic-style restaurant is made in the kitchens. Head chef Rob Cox and his team also use fruit from the hotel’s own trees in some of the seasonal food on offer (tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk).