Blooming lovely flowers & plants by Vicky Thornton

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Most of their beautiful flowers are homegrown in their cottage garden in Harewood End, Herefordshire. Their flowers are arranged in a natural bespoke country style for weddings, funerals and all other special occasions.

For all enquiries please call 0757509137 or email

on Friday 16th June 2017 10am-5pm there are lots of lovely plants for sale. They would love you to join them where homemade cakes and drinks are being served.

RSVP to or phone 07557509137



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Here at the Wilton Court we are excited to announce we are now looking for a full time commis/CDP chef.

Must have a least 1 years previous experience


  • To follow the Formal Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point practices as set up within the department
  • To ensure the smooth running of his/her section and to see that all areas of the section maintain the Wilton Court standards.
  • To cook/ prepare any food on a daily basis as instructed by the head chef and second according to business requirements.
  • To follow the daily and weekly cleaning schedule as directed by the head and second chef and to log tasks completed


  • Under the guidance of his/her Head Chef and second chef to organise the shift on the section with regard to mise-en-place production and its service.
  • To maintain good employee relations with other staff
  • To report any problems regarding failure of machinery and small equipment to his/her Head Chef and to follow up and ensure the necessary work has been carried out.
  • To keep the section clean and tidy.
  • To pass all information to head chef
  • mise-en-place (report everything)
  • To inspect daily with the chef, all fresh food received to ensure quality is maintained
  • To ensure that high levels of cleanliness are maintained in all areas of the kitchen, such as machinery, small kitchen equipment, fridges and floors, following the kitchen weekly and daily cleaning schedules.
  • To record fridge and freezer temperatures as directed by the head and second chef


  • As specified daily by his/her Head Chef to ensure the overall smooth running of the section, e.g. setting up of food mise-en-place and china and silverware requirements, etc.


  • 16-18k per annul depending on experience

If you are fun & passionate about locally sourced produce we want to hear from you!

Pop Up Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale” at Lyde Court Hereford on Friday 26th April 2013.

Lyde Court has  great pleasure in announcing that  Pop Up Opera will be here again on Friday 26th April 2013, performing the marvelous “Don Pasquale”.

Don Pasquale is a comic opera the story of a young man, Ernesto, in love with the beautiful but penniless Norina. Ernesto’s uncle, Don Pasquale, a wealthy land owner, opposes the match and chooses a more suitable girl for Ernesto to marry. Ernesto refuses; the Don decides he will cut Ernesto out of his will; plans to marry to produce sons. Ernesto enlists the help of his uncle’s doctor, Malatesta, to dupe the Don into allowing Ernesto to marry Norina. Malatesta presents to the Don his demure ‘sister’ Sofronia, apparently a shy novice from Continue reading

Ross Ramblers Association launches Top Ten Herefordshire Walks

Ten Top Herefordshire Walks

Hot off the Press!  their brand new book, Top Ten Herefordshire Walks, is now published, priced at £3.95. The book features walks all over the county, designed and researched by Ramblers members.Herefordshire is a wonderful place to walk, and whatever your preference, you should find a walk to suit you in this book. There are the slopes of the Black Mountains  and the Marches (Clodock, Kington ), the wilder commons and downs of Herefordshire (Coppett Hill, Bringsty/Brockhampton), the renowned black and white villages (Pembridge), Herefordshire’s famous churches (Kilpeck), the Wye valley itself (Breinton, Coppett Hill), the traditional rolling countryside (Coddington, Burghill) or the ancient woodlands of Lingen. Two of the walks (Breinton and Burghill) are close to the centre of Hereford, and many are accessible by public transport.  Most walks have some excellent pubs and cafes nearby or on the route, and we give details of these, together with local points of interest.They recognise that books like this can get outdated quite soon as conditions on the ground can change, they intend to update everyone by this website with details of any changes.To get your copy please contact Tom Fisher on 01886 821544 or e-mail

Walking in England Free Walks to download and print

If you are coming to Herefordshire to walk you must follow the link to  If you then click on Herefordshire you can down load a t least a dozen free walks from 2 to 8 miles  in Ross and around Ross on Wye, Ledbury, Leominster and Hereford . Do take a look its fantastic. If you are coming to stay at Wilton Court we will be happy to print of maps during your visit

Events in Herefordshire September 2012

Plenty of reasons to visit 

Bromyard Folk Festival

Dates: 7th September 2012 – 9th September 2012
Times: 8pm Friday 7th to late afternoon Sunday 9th Sept.
Venue: Bromyard Folk Festival, Broadbridge, Bromyard  HR7 4NT


The Organisers
0777 283 1860 (24 hrs)


The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area – featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.    Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.

Most of the main concerts, ceilidhs and workshops are held in marquees at the Broadbridge site. We also use The Falcon Hotel, The Hop Pole Hotel and Bromyard Town Football Club.

The festival starts on Friday at 8.00 pm with a concert, a grand ceilidh and a ‘folk club’ on site with a Morris procession through the town at 9.00 pm. The evening concludes with a late night song session at 11.45 pm. Saturday morning is taken up with various workshops, singarounds, meet-the-artist sessions, concerts and dance displays. In the evening you will be able to choose from two concerts, a ceilidh, a musical variety concert, plus a late night club session – all on site. Workshops for dedicated dancers will be held all day.  Sunday morning has a similar pattern to Saturday plus the popular Folk Services in local churches. Sunday afternoon features a song concert and a grand ceilidh. A variety of children’s events are held during the day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be Morris and other dance displays throughout the weekend – in the town and on site.

h.Art Week

Dates: 8th September 2012 – 16th September 2012
Times: Various
Venue: County wide, HR4 9BW


Leoni Linton
01432 261818


Herefordshire’s Open Studios 11th event, giving visitors exclusive access to artists’ studios, workshops and special exhibitions..

h.Art, Herefordshire Art Week, is an annual showcase aimed at promoting the large number and wide variety of artists and craftmakers working in the region. both within the local community and to visitors from the region and across the UK with the specific intention of increasing sales of work.



Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride

Dates: 8th September 2012
Venue: HR4 9BW


Ben Sladen or Kevin Hewison or


Have a fun day out visiting churches and chapels by bike, horse or on foot, getting as many sponsors as you can.

Cycle or walk around the churches of Herefordshire and raise money for the Church or Chapel of your choice and the Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust  (non-denominational). A day out in the countryside – around Hereford City or our  market towns. Choose your own route – Go at your own pace.

Money goes towards vital funds to save Herefordshire churches for future generations.

Kington Horse Show & Agricultural Society

Dates: 8th September 2012 – 8th September 2012
Times: 9am-6pm


01432 850444


Kington Show is a traditional agricultural show with Horse, Cattle, Sheep and Poultry classes culminating with a Grand Parade of Livestock. There will be Dog and Horticultural classes together with Young Farmers and Shearing competitions.  There will be something for everyone, even an after show dance.  The Carcase Competition has been a huge success with many of the carcases being auctioned for sale later on in the day, and there will be someone on hand to butcher the carcase into smaller joints.

There will be nearly 200 trade stands at the event, with many local producers, arts and crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes, tractors, you name it, it’ll be there!



ENTRY FEES: £10 adults, £8 pensioners, £5 10-16 year olds, children up to 10 years free


Hay Fayre

Dates: 15th September 2012 – 16th September 2012
Times: 10am – late
Venue: The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay on Wye Hereford HR3 5BG


01497 821762


Festival Tents

“Organised by the same team that brought you ‘How The Light Gets In’, comes Hay Fayre. Whatever you’re after; Craft fair? Food market? Festival? We’ll have a bit of all three!

Hay Fayre is an exciting and unique series of events launching in the summer of 2012. It challenges the notion of the traditional fair with a flavour of the extraordinary.

Hay Fayre finds its home at The Globe, a prestigious café and arts venue in the quaint market town of Hay-on-Wye. Stood in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and internationally renowned for its literary and philosophy festivals, the town wins the hearts of all who visit. Summer months see thousands of tourists passing through, keen to experience the unique shopping and rich culture, to which Hay Fayre will undoubtedly contribute.

Doors open at 10am for shoppers, browsers and curiosity seekers. Free live acoustic music begins at lunchtime through until the evening, when the Saturday Sessions in the main globe take place. The colourful Acoustic Tent won’t be getting much rest. Drop by and check out our riotous, rolling day-to-night programme of music, comedy, spoken work and talks – there’s a bit of everything in the mix and much of it free. A mini-festival of its own

The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross (1461)

Dates: 15th September 2012 – 16th September 2012
Times: 11:00am and 5:00pm
Venue: Hampton Court Estate, Hope-Under-Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0PN




The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross on February 2nd, 1461 at Mortimer’s Cross Edward Earl of March gave battle to Owen Tudor in what became a pivotal battle in the ongoing “Wars of the Roses” campaign between the houses of York and Lancaster.

Join us at Hampton Court Castle as we re-enact this battle. Re-enactment groups and traders from all over the Country will be in attendance. Wander through the Living History Encampment, see the soldiers and camp followers as they prepare for battle.

Listen to medieval music and watch the medieval dancers (join in if you wish!), visit the Barber Surgeon if you dare! Take aim on our archery range and generally immerse yourselves in 15th Century life.


See website for various prices

Wildflower Wonders of the World lecture with Herefordshire Nature Trust

Dates: 15th September 2012
Times: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Whitecross School, Three Elms Road, Hereford, HR4 0RN.


Stas Calder Herefordshire Nature Trust
01432 356872


To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Herefordshire Nature Trust is convening an illustrated lecture by the established wildlife photographer and author Dr Bob Gibbons who will be showcasing his work on ‘Wildflower Wonders of the World’.  It will include breathtaking pictures of numerous flower rich sites from across the globe.

Dr Bob Gibbons is a freelance author, lecturer and tour leader.  His natural history tour guide visits Europe, South America & South Africa and he has written over 35 books including traveller’s guides on European Wildlife.  His photography has been used within numerous wildlife magazines and publications.

Light refreshments will be made available.

To book a place, please get in contact.


Tickets are £8.00 for Trust members and £10.00 for non-members

Bowlympic Games for 2012′ with Bowjangles

Dates: 16th September 2012
Times: Venue open from 4pm, performance starts at 7pm
Venue: Lyde Court,  Hereford HR1 3AE

01432 357753


Bowjangles combine fiery musicianship with energetic dance moves, Vaudeville comedy and four part harmony singing in a dazzling stage show which will leave you spellbound. This stunning act harks back to the good old days, when entertainment talent was truly multidimensional. Every member of the quartet has a rare ability to engage with the audience whilst using movement to express themselves when playing. You just won’t believe what this four piece are capable of!

Come and experience it for yourself.

The Venue will be open from 4pm serving a selection of wine, local cider, ales and soft drinks, along with stone baked Pizzas  cooked to order.

Bowjangles will perform the Bowlympic Games at 7pm.

Casa Mama’s Pizzas will be prepared on site and cooked in her wood-fired oven. A delicious Tiramisu dessert will follow.


Tickets:  Adult – £8.00   Child – £5.00   Family – £25.00

Kington Walks

Dates: 21st September 2012 – 24th September 2012
Venue: HR5 3BQ



The inaugural Kington Walking Festival

With over 20 walks for all abilities and ages and a programme of related talks and films, the Kington Walks festival is a four day event based in this handsome market town in the Welsh Marches.  From full day treks to ambles and strolls, there are walks to suit all ages and abilities.  And it’s not a hard slog:  you’ll find themed walks for families, foodies, scientiests, historians, natural historians, geographers.

Besides walking, the town is a superb hub from which to visit a host of local attractions and discover the diversity, rich history and beauty of the Marcher landscape.


Sub Circus Festival

Dates: 22nd September 2012 – 24th September 2012
Venue: Herefordshire


The Organisers
07858 261 079


A brand new intimate boutique festival, showcasing a circus of sounds, from gypsy swing, house and dub, to reggae, samba and funk. Brimming over with dancing,debauchery and magic.

Small but perfectly formed, the Sub Circus Festival is a creative celebration of music and art, inviting guests into a fully immersive environment, to discover new music, friendships and fantasies.

There will be a carefully curated line-up of the most eclectic and diverse music the UK has to offer, as well as an impressive programme of entertainment and interactive live art performances. From Badger Badger, a creative
collective usually found doing their thing in the woodlands of Secret Garden Party and Glade, to the dubtastic Reggae Roast- the UK’s most vibrant reggae collective and the legendary resident DJ’s Cerca Trova, London’s most clandestine house and electro night.



Event Page:

Early Bird Tickets £30:

– This is an 18+ event.

– Ticket includes weekend camping.

– Location will be revealed on ticket purchase.

We look forward to seeing you!!! Please follow us @Subcircustweets and check our website for details.

Catering to a mere 500 guests, Sub Circus is proud to be going back to the roots of festival culture. With no sponsors or corporate branding, this enables the festival organisers to make every guest feel special, and give them the space to dance like no one is watching.

This intimate festival is set to create a unique experience, with a weekend of pure unadulterated mischief and fun, where anything is possible and nothing is quite what it seems.



Early Bird Tickets are only £30 + Booking Fee.

The Wizards & Cloisters Picnic

Dates: 23rd September 2012
Times: 12:00 – 4pm
Venue: Castle Green, Hereford HR1 2NX


City Events Manager
07837 641857


A great day out for all the family including: Competitions with Sunshine Radio, Games, Fancy Dress, Face Painting, Wizard Wonky with magic shows and  much, much more.



Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival

Dates: 28th September 2012 – 30th September 2012
Times: Various
Venue: Market House Visitor Centre, Ross-on-Wye sHR9 5BZ


Information or
01989 562768


A weekend of walking in the glorious countryside in and around Ross-on-Wye.  Three walks on Friday and five each day on Saturday & Sunday.   There is something to suit everyone.


£3.00 per walk non-refundable booking fee, except the foodie walk on Friday 28th

Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen

Dates: 29th September 2012 – 30th September 2012
Times: 10am to 5.30pm
Venue: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs.  WR13 6NW


Alison Payne
01432 769543


Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Leatherwork, mirrors, photography, furniture, wooden artefacts, pottery, textiles and much more.

Malvern Autumn Show – Three Counties Showground

Dates: 29th September 2012 – 30th September 2012
Times: Opening times – 9am – 6pm
Venue: The Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW


01684 584924


The Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. After a long year there’s nothing better than enjoying the fruits of the wonderful season. A show for food and gardening lovers, the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more. Families and Friends can enjoy a day out to remember.

This year organisers are very excited to announce that brilliant Jean-Christophe Novelli will be joining them for both days of the show cooking up some delicious dishes and offering top tips and advice.

Don’t miss out on coming up close and personal with this fantastic chef.


See website for various prices

The Flavours of Herefordshire Awards

Flavours of Herefordshire Young Chefs one step closer to Italy!

With more entries than ever before for the Flavours of Herefordshire Young Chef category, judges had an extremely difficult task of shortlisting the counties young cookery talent this year. So much so, judges were unable to narrow down the shortlist to two from industry and two in training as previous years. There are actually four from industry and three from the training category.
“Standards are extremely high for this year, and we very excited about the cook off next month” said Stuart Leggett from
Herefordshire College of Technology.
Finalists from the Cook-off will then be put through their paces during a head to head final at the allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Festival on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2012. The overall winner will then be announced and awarded their prize at the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards Dinner held at Lyde Court on 2nd February 2013.

This is the first year the overall prize winner will receive tickets to the 2013 Host Event in Milan, Italy to include Hotel and Travel expenses courtesy of Axon Enterprises Limited and Electrolux.
“This prize is a fantastic opportunity for the winner to visit the most prestigious catering equipment exhibition in Europe. Axon hopes this prize will provide a springboard for upcoming talent in the industry and education sector, and to showcase their flair and passion with their recognition rewarded with this exceptional prize” says Paul Emberton of Axon Enterprises, based in Hereford.
The shortlisted Young chefs through to the next round and competing at the cook off at Herefordshire College of Technology on Wednesday 12th September are announced:

Students through to the next round are:
William Baker – Herefordshire College of Technology
Benjamin John Dean – Herefordshire College of Technology
Kelly Tipton – Herefordshire College of Technology

Industry Chefs through to the next round are:
Marcus Esteves – Castle Lodge Hotel, Wilton, Ross On Wye
Hannah Telfer – Glewstone Court, Glewstone, Ross On Wye
Thomas Evans – Sun Inn, Winforton
Stacy Barber – Wilton Court, Wilton, Ross On Wye

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival 27th 28th October 2012

Entertainment for the whole family!

Children’s fun & food activities competitions

Live cook offs and demos all weekend | Live celebrity demonstrations Mary Berry CBE | Ready Steady Cook’s Tony Tobin
Katy Ashworth from CBeebies| Tented Food Pavilion
Outside food market
Mouth-watering local produce

FREE entry to our new location
in Hereford City Centre

Other Events:

>Halloween Fancy Dress and Pumpkin Carving Competition

>County Cook Off!

You can find out more at:

Broadfield Court Estate Gardens and Vineyard Herefordshire

Classic old English Gardens, Vineyard, Shop and Court Cafe including David Austin Rose Garden and working kitchen garden

  • Open daily all year except Christmas and New Year
  • Admission free – Open 10.30am-4pm 1st October – Easter 10am -4.30pm  Easter- 30th September
  • Court Cafe- serving refreshments all day
  • Gift shop including plants and Broadfield wines for sale
  • Wine tasting parties , and guided tours Ample parking

A delightful place to visit during your stay in Herefordshire . For further details please visit