Parking is available to the rear in Bath Street car park.
The Barrels is the flagship of the Wye Valley Brewery, and was its home for
many years until April 2002. It is a former coaching inn built in the 18th
century situated at the east end of St Owen Street, Hereford. Part of the building
is actually formed from the old city wall.
A down-to-earth drinking establishment, it is one of the last multi-roomed
pubs in town and attracts an eclectic mix of clientele who come for the lively,
friendly atmosphere, and excellent quality beer (the Barrels always sells the
complete range of Wye Valley beers). No night out in Hereford is complete without
a visit to the Barrels!
Other features include a large walled and flagstoned yard at the rear, which
is used all year round, even in the winter with the aid of a heated marquee.
Every August Bank Holiday weekend, the Barrels host a major beer festival in
aid of local charities. This is a very popular event which includes not only
a wide range of beers, but also an extensive programme of live entertainment.
The Barrels is Cask Marque accredited, and was awarded Herefordshire CAMRA
Pub of the Year in 1992, 1996, 2003 and 2007.
The ‘Rosie’ as it is known locally is situated just off Bromyard
High Street at 5, New Road. It was built in 1823, becoming a public house
in 1848, and as far as we know, it is the only pub in England bearing that
The Rose & Lion is renowned in the town for its warm welcome and fine
quality beer and sets the standard for the town’s pubs according to a recent CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
The interior is traditionally laid out with flagstones in the public bar
and a comfortable, homely lounge which are known to the regulars as the House
of Commons and the House of Lords respectively. The attractive garden encompasses
a fine fish pond.
The Rose and Lion fields numerous teams competing in crib, darts, and cricket
to name but a few. Every year towards the end of December, the Rose & Lion
celebrates ‘Parsnip Day’ where the rent for the garden is paid to
brewery boss Peter Amor by Landlord Antony Gardner in the form of parsnips. This is now
a well established event and is a fun night not to be missed! There is a small
car park, though plenty of off street parking is available.
The Rose and Lion is Cask Marque accredited and was awarded Herefordshire
CAMRA’s Pub of the Year in 2001.