The Bridge Inn

Hereford, Herefordshire
Inn


The riverside setting is idyllic, the food is delicious, the young hosts are enthusiastic, and you can stay the night. What a treat!

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Getting here is half the fun, in the wilds of Herefordshire (but it could be tricky in the dark). In a pretty spot down by the river, beneath the Black Hill of Bruce Chatwin fame, the 16th-century Bridge started life as a house, achingly lovely on its river side with willows weeping down the footbridge. Walkers descend, so do dogs, and families and shooting parties, and Glyn is the nicest host. Inside, hops hang from dark beams and the wood-burner belts out the heat, there are solid wooden pews, scrubbed pine tables and small bar stools on the other side. It’s properly pubby yet there’s an organic and fine wine menu. Eat in one of two dining areas with contemporary colours on the walls; our pints of Butty Bach slipped down nicely and our food – hake with seafood stew, and barbecue brisket – was very, very good. Stay the night? We would! Four super country bedrooms lie in the farmhouse a minute away, with antiques, thick carpets, deep window seats, and a dark panelled sitting room below. In summer you can camp in the field above the pub or – for romantics –  in a super yurt with decking and a vintage interior up a wooded path.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Lunch £8-£22. Dinner £12-£22.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Hay Festival price for 2 per night: £165.
1 Double
From £95
2 Twin/doubles
From £95

Reviews

What a gem! It's all the little touches which help make this place a destination worth making a trip for. Fresh coffee, lovely biscuits, fresh milk and White Company toiletries. Lovely hosts and a short walk to a fantastic pub. We will definitely be back.

Emer, Bedfordshire

Had a wonderful couple of days in Herefordshire staying at the beautiful Bridge Farmhouse. Glyn and Gisela were the perfect hosts. Our en suite room was lovely and equipped with everything you could want. Really appreciated the fridge on the landing with. fresh milk and bottled water. Breakfast to die for. the Bridge Inn also owned by the owners is in a beautiful position by the river and serves excellent food. Will recommend this to all our friends.

Jude, Poole

Excellent. The room was lovely, the welcome was warm and both dinner and breakfast were superb. A beautiful part of the world that we hadn't explored before. We'll be back.

Mike, Ashby de la zouch

Proper pub, proper pub food, great walking from the door, a short hop to Hay for book buying and a very comfortable bed at the end of the day. Glyn is a warm host, his breakfasts set you up for the day. Brilliant stuff.

Nicola, Bristol

The farmhouse is a great place to stay, and the pub is a great place to eat. Glyn, who runs both, obviously knows what he is doing and everything is very relaxed. Our excellent breakfast was served in the farmhouse. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous - we were exploring by bike, and the roads are quiet (but very hilly!).

Doug

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Glyn Bufton & Gisela Vargas

  • Walks: Located in the shadows of the Black Hills The Bridge Inn is the perfect base for walking, from a general stroll in the Herefordshire countryside to a hike through the Brecon Beacons National park or a romantic riverside walk in the Wye Valley
  • Herefordshire has more apple orchards than any other county in the UK, so we are blessed with many, many great cider makers, we currently have eight from Herefordshire available. Lots of hops are also grown here & hence we have great beers
  • Activities: From cider making to distilling or canoeing to cycling we are wedged between the rolling countryside of Herefordshire & rugged peaks in the Brecon Beacons National park making it the perfect location for a huge range of activities
  • Views: The Gospel Pass is the highest road pass in Wales. The narrow mountain road climbs steeply from Hay-on-Wye to a height of 1,801 ft above sea level before dropping down into the valley to the south on its way to Llanthony Priory and Abergavenny
  • Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast in our farmhouse kitchen, in the bar at the Bridge Inn or when the sun shines sit outside overlooking the river Escley. We pride ourselves on serving great breakfasts. Breakfast is Glyns favourite meal of the day!
  • Festivals and Farmers Markets: Hay festival of literature and the arts and Abergavenny food festival are both within about a 25 minute drive. Our local farmers market in Vowchurch is held on the last Saturday of each month