Cusop Dingle: a quiet spot in the timeless village which is "Kilvert Country". Photo copyright Garth Lawson.
“Excuse Fingers” has a particular resonance in the Hay-on-Wye area.
I belong to a fabulous local choir, The Helen Vereker Singers.
I love comfort food, so I have to take a fast walk every day to keep my weight down. Living in ancient oak woodlands on the border between England and Wales makes this easy.
The last few Saturday afternoons have been spent at beer festivals at pubs relatively local to us. Very little can beat an afternoon sitting in a beautiful beer garden, soaking up the summer sunshine.
Incredibly, on our doorstep are one or two claims to fame that I had no idea about - the Chase Distillery is Britain’s first and ONLY single estate distillery in the UK and they have the largest rectifying column in Europe and maybe even the world!
Take a pinch of old friends, a pound of great conversation, a spoonful of relaxed atmosphere and sublime food! If the only ingredient you are missing when you go out is sublime food, head to Verzon House.
THE monk from the Benedictine Priory at Little Malvern fell in love with a local girl and unfortunately broke his vows of chastity.
I'm lucky to have many fascinating National Trust houses within easy distance and one of my favourites is Berrington Hall in Herefordshire.
Berrington is a pretty 18th century house, with Capability Brown designed grounds, set amongst beautiful rolling hills and commanding impressive views. I try to visit frequently and always find something new.
The Rose And Crown - A Greene King Gem, Also My Local Pub, Friendly, Welcoming and Part of Tupsley Community, Hereford
I interviewed Michelle last week, the landlady of The Rose and Crown, Hereford. We had a lovely chat over a cup of excellent coffee!
It was with a low level of expectation that we set off to try a Saturday night dinner at The Castle Inn, Wigmore. We'd heard of no one who'd been there and the usual mob who recommended places to us hadn't been forthcoming about this one.
We were looking for somewhere to take my stepfather that didn't involve much walking. It was a loveley sunny day and we decided to visit Westonbury Mill Water Gardens in the village of Pembridge, Herefordshire.
How does one define a good pub? For me it has to be warm, friendly, good atmosphere, an excellent selection of wines and superb food. Well, guess what, I have found the very pub just eight miles from where I live.
I would like to nominate The Den as an excellent restaurant, recently opened in my home city of Hereford. I have been on two occasions so far and have had excellent food and service both times. Jade Owen, General Manager has agreed to answer some questions for me. Great to meet you Jade!
The Shropshire town of Whitchurch is well worth a visit, especially on the first Saturday of the month when it's Farmers' Market day. The selection of foods available on the stalls is always mouth-watering, from gourmet pies and free-range meats to home-baked sponge cakes and toffee.
Welcome to a new section on the website, called Around The UK. This will feature articles and interviews from different towns and cities.