Brand new Food & Drink Guide seals Herefordshire’s place as a Foodie Haven

Tourism specialists and county ambassadors Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire, have launched the tantalisingly tasty new ‘Herefoodie Guide 2022 celebrating the county’s craft and artisan producers, including exceptional restaurants, top notch bars, local farm shops, the cream of English vineyards, craft distilleries, top class butchers, bakers, and chocolate makers and much more.

The ‘Herefoodie Guide’, curated by Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire, shines a light on the huge range of Herefordshire’s finest foodie destinations to explore at your leisure, from Michelin Star dining, traditional cider production to the sublime, world-famous Hereford beef.

Supported by the Hereford Cattle Society, the new handy A5 gourmet guide (also available to view online or download via the Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire website) explains why the world-famous breed is such an emblem for the county steeped in agricultural history. Herefordshire is famed for its rich soils and undulating landscape, which creates the perfect environment for incredible produce, soft fruits and vegetables, such as asparagus, strawberries, cherries, potatoes, apples and more that make a true terrain-to-table or even tumbler ethos.

With such outstanding food provenance, it’s no wonder Herefordshire is home to a plethora of excellent and award-winning restaurants. Leading the pack is Pensons, who recently retained their Michelin Star for the third year running and gained a green star for sustainability from their beautiful Netherwood Estate location. UK Slow Food award-winner The Riverside at Aymestrey has also retained its accolade, while Chapters in Hay-on-Wye enter the Michelin Guide with a green star.

To sample some of Herefordshire’s world-famous beef, head to the Beefy Boys in Hereford City for a mouth-watering meal in laid-back surroundings, or look out for their high-in-demand food truck popping up at festivals across the Midlands and South West.

Visit Oakchurch Farm Shop (known locally as the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire’) and you’ll find a wide range of delicious local produce on offer in its vast food emporium, supporting local artisan producers as well as producing their own high-quality goods. Discover the ‘Spiced’ by Rayeesa range, a mouth-watering selection of authentic Indian sauces, created by local entrepreneur Rayeesa Asghar-Sandy, who also runs cookery classes from her farmhouse kitchen in Herefordshire.  

Experience the very best of Herefordshire’s food and drink offering at one of its many festivals, from the Beer on the Wye weekend in July, Kington’s Summer and Winter Food Festivals, weekly town produce markets to the ancient tradition of Wassailing in January, the Herefoodie Guide includes a list of some of the county’s best food and drink events to keep you busy year-round. 

Heidi Chamberlain-Jones from Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire and publisher of the new ‘Herefoodie Guide’ commented: “The team at Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire have worked exceptionally hard to curate a brand-new foodie guide to showcase the county’s incredible food & drink provenance in partnership with the Hereford Cattle Society. Bringing together all the wonderful producers right the way through to the award-winning restaurants and gourmet experiences available in this foodie enclave. We encourage people to visit Herefordshire and discover what this beautiful county has to offer, from artisan cider to lively food festivals, outstanding restaurants to exceptional farmshops.”

To find out more about the new ‘Herefoodie Guide’, see