Ludlow Food Festival is our ‘go to’ event in September (they have other events in May and August too). Set inside the castle ruins in the beautiful, oh so foodie, town of Ludlow the festival has been running 26 years and it just gets better and better – we like to keep it balanced with an ice cream in one hand and a beer in the other.
Instagram – @ludlowfood
Website – www.ludlowfoodfestival.co.uk
Hay Festival is a much loved literary festival in Hay-on-Wye, roughly 28 miles from the estate. The festival takes place from 26th May 2021 – 6th June 2021 broadcasting the worlds greatest writers and free thinkers for free (online) hopefully we can be there in person in 2022. Check their website for up to date information.
Instagram – @hayfestival
Website – www.hayfestival.com
Viking Games is a brilliant outdoor activity/events company based in Hereford on a family farm surrounded by spectacular views of the Black Mountains and the Golden Valley. If you want to get outside and have a day to remember then give them a call and get yourselves booked in! Activities range from axe throwing to laser clay pigeon shooting, archery to molkky! You can go as a couple or a group and still have a great time, though some of the activities may not be suitable for young children so best check before you book. Check out their website for more information, news and exciting updates.
Instagram – @thevikinggameshereford
Website – www.theVikinggames.co.uk
Leominster Gold Club is roughly 7 miles from the estate. The club has an undulating parkland course measuring over 6,000 yards with 18 very different holes, each with a different challenge designed to test your skills to the limit. The course was cleverly designed with the first and tenth tees close to the clubhouse enabling the club to offer a variety of packages for an enjoyable days golf. Green fees start at £12.
Instagram – @leominstergolfclub
Website – www.Leominstergolfclub.co.uk
Oaker Wood Leisure is just 20 minutes drive from Pudleston Court. This 175 acre woodland adventure centre is a playground for adults as well as children. Paintball, Quad Trekking, Zip Wire and other High Rope Adrenalin Adventures, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Laser Clay Shooting, Target Shooting, Low Rope Assault Course and much more. They also run Activity Days especially for children in school holidays, as well as family adventure packages. Pre booking is essential for all activities
Instagram – @oakerwood
Website – www.oakerwoodleisure.co.uk
The Drapers Lane Deli is an excellent new addition to Leominster. Whether it’s coffee and breakfast pastries you’ve got a hankering for or maybe you’re planning a picnic and want a selection of cheeses to go with your freshly baked focaccia, they have it all.
We will also be offering a sweet treats box from Drapers Lane Deli as an option in our Celebration Package so ask us when you’re booking your stay!
Instagram – @drapers_lane_delicatessen
CSons are a Ludlow gem. This beautiful cafe is set on the banks of the River Teme so not only are the views glorious but the food is fab too, the owners have lived all over the world and the menu easily reflects that. You can also pop by for a takeaway coffee and cake, we like their labneh doughnuts which might just be the best use of labneh yet!
Instagram – @csons_food
Website – www.thegreencafe.co.uk
The Boot Inn, Orleton is the heart of this small village. During the pandemic their takeaway menu was an absolute sensation which quickly gained support from all the surrounding villages. Their food is simple pub classics done extremely well.
We love their Sunday lunch followed by the panna cotta.
Instagram – @thebootinnorlet
Website – www.bootinnorleton.co.uk
The Charlton Arms is situated on the edge of the cliff, high up above the the River Teme in Ludlow. With views across the town it’s undoubtedly a wonderful place to have a drink on a sunny day. However, The Charlton doesn’t stop with great views and a good range of local ales, the food is also fantastic! Their menu reflects the season well and has something for everyone so it’s the perfect setting for date night, family meal or catch up with friends. Their service is always spot on, it’s no wonder they won a Bib Gourmand in 2019 which was so well deserved and we can’t wait for them to open up again.
Instagram – @charltonarmsludlow
Website – www.thecharltonarms.co.uk
Pensons is a revelation. Since receiving its first Michelin star after only a few months, it’s gone from strength to strength. They use the best local produce which reflects their ethos of being an ingredient-led restaurant, having the emphasis is on seasonality and freshness which is evident from the moment you sit down. Whether you choose the a la carte or one of the tasting menus, Pensons is sure to bring the wow factor.
Instagram – @pensonsrestaurant
Website – www.Pensons.co.uk
The Church Inn is a 14th Century, Grade 2 listed hidden treasure. Blink and you’ll miss it as you stroll past the Buttercross and into the market square but The Church Inn is not one to be missed. The hearty British pub boasts great, local, handpicked ales and an entire wall of gin! There are traditional board games set into some of the tables to play whilst you wait which we love! The food is as good as you’d expect from people who pay this much attention to detail, the menu is pub classics done beautifully.
Instagram – @church_inn
Website – www.thechurchinn.com
Mortimers chef Wayne Smith has worked with everyone from Tom Aitkens to the Queen of Brunei! His food is exemplary which is why we recommend Mortimers to so many of our guests. Whether you visit for an a la carte lunch or go the whole hog and have the wonderful evening tasting menu, the food is always of an incredible standard (we also love the wine pairings) Make sure you put this one on your list, and get it booked when you stay with us, you won’t be disappointed.
Instagram – @mortimersludlow
Website – www.mortimersludlow.co.uk