Food & Drink Tuesday, August 30th Words by: Mark Bowen, pictures by: Mark Bowen

It's official: Herefordshire is the cheapest place to buy a pint of beer

Food & Drink Tuesday, August 30th

It's official: Herefordshire is the cheapest place to buy a pint of beer

Herefordshire is the cheapest place in the UK to buy a pint. Officially.

According to a survey carried out by the Good Pub Guide, the average cost of a pint of beer in Herefordshire is £3.20. That's 87p cheaper than in London and 29p cheaper than the British average of £3.49. 

Have that, Dalston.

Herefordshire pubs in the Good Pub Guide 2017

Here are the Herefordshire pubs that get the Good Pub Guide stamp of approval. Dozens more are listed as Worth a Visit. Get your grubby, pub-loving mitts on a copy via the official site.

Butchers Arms, Woophope (HR1 4RF)

GPG says: "With enjoyable good cooked by the landlord, local ales and a friendly welcome, it's not surprising out readers like this half-timbered pub so much. To really appreciate the surroundings, turn left as you come out of the pub and take the tiny-left hand road at the end of the car park; this turns into a track and then a path, adn the view from the top of the hill is quite something."

Chase, Upper Colwall (WR13 6DJ)

GPG says: "It's particularly worth visiting this nicely traditional pub on a clear day: the seats and tables on the steep series of small, pretty back terraces look across Herefordshire and even as far as the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons."

Cottage of Content, Carey (HR2 6NG)

GPG says: "The place has much character and you can be sure of a warm welcome from the helpful, friendly licensees."

Crown at Woolhope (HR1 4QP)

GPG says: "Cheery village local with fine range of local ciders and perries, and popular food."

Feathers, Ledbury (HR8 1DS)

GPG says: "At first glance, you might be surprised to find this elegantly striking timbered hotel in these pages, but travellers have been welcomed here for over 400 years and the convival back bar/brasserie is full of a cheerful mix of drinkers and diners."

Inn at Welland (WR13 6LN)

GPG says: "There's a lively buzz of conversation adn a gently civilised atmosphere here... cool grey paintwork, a few carefully chosen modern prints and attractive seat fabrics."

Kilcot Inn, Kilcot (GL18 1NG)

GPG says: "Attractively reworked small country inn, kind staff, enjoyable local food and drink."

King's Head, Ross-on-Wye (HR9 5HL)

GPG says: "Welcoming bar in a well-run market town hotel with real ales and tasty food."

Three Horseshoes, Little Cowarne (HR7 4RQ)

GPG says: "Having run this carefully kept place for almost 30 yers now, a good many of their customers are well known to the friendly licensees but you can be sure of an equalliy kindly welcome as a newcomer."

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Having been in print for 35 years The Good Pub Guide (Ebury Press, £15.99) has whiff of National Institution about it. Out-of-date copies plug country pub corners the length of Britain and it's routinely one of the top selling food and drink apps for iPhone and iPad.

As well as picking out a Pub of the Year (for 2017, it's the Horse Guards in Tillington, Sussex) the "pub-goers Bible" lists more than 5,000 UK pubs deemed worth a visit, categorised by county and customer recommendation. 

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