In 2011 Herefordshire will be celebrating the Year of the Orchard with a range of events that will be featured on the cider route, web site www.ciderroute.co.uk
There’s always something happening in Herefordshire, whatever time of year you decide to visit- food, literary, music and walking festivals, medieval re-enactments, art and crafts, farming and countryside events. Here’s a sample of what’s on.
- 26th MAY-5th JUNE- Hay International Literature Festival www.hayfestival.com
19th- 26th JUNE- Shobdon Festival www.shobdonfestival.co.uk
17-19 JUNE- Three Counties Show Ground www.threecounties.co.uk
18-26 JUNE- Herefordshire Walking Festival www.walkingfestival.com
24-26 JUNE- Dore Abbey Music Festival www.doreabbey.co.uk
1-10 JULY- Ledbury Poetry Festival www.poetry-festival.com
2-3 JULY- Bromyard Gala- Countryside Show and Steam Rally www.bromyardgala.org.uk
8-10 JULY- Beer on the Wye Festival www.herefordcamra.org.uk
16-17 JULY- Much Marcle Steam Rally www.muchmarclesteamrally.com
29-31 JULY- Nozstock Music Festival www.nozstock.com
4-7 AUGUST- The Big Chill www.bigchill.net
2-4 SEPTEMBER- Broome Farm Cider Festival www.rosscider.com
10th SEPTEMBER- Kington Show www.kingtonshow.co.uk
10- 18 SEPTEMBER- H Art Week www.h-art.org.uk
1-2 OCTOBER- Ross on Wye Walking Festival www.ross-on-whywalkersarewelcome.co.uk
15-16 OCTOBER-Cider Making Festival www.cidermuseum.co.uk
15th OCTOBER- RHS Apple Show www.hergest.co.uk
22-23 OCTOBER- Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival www.visitherefordshire.co.uk
11-13 NOVEMBER- Hereford Contempary Art and Craft Fair www.h-craftfair.co.uk
For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website www.wiltoncourthotel.com
How many of us have a loyalty card loitering in our purses and wallets. Now in the first scheme of its kind in the UK there is now the chance to obtain a loyalty card that is loyal to local shops and businesses in Ross and across Herefordshire. If you take advantage of this great opportunity cardholders get exclusive treats and offers along with invitations to new product launches as well as exclusive Truffle Cardholder events. The Truffle loyalty card promotes Herefordshire’s local businesses and helps them flourish. In short there will be weekly email of offers from the participating businesses which are collated by Truffle Herefordshire, and sent to cardholders. This will be backed up by a website and viral marketing using Twitter and Facebook. Customers are able to sign up for the scheme at any of 220 shops and business already signed up including shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs and many more. You can even sign up from the comfort of your own home by going online to www.truffleherefordshire.co.uk and the card will be sent to you. Businesses have shared access to Truffle card holders to promote their business to them, and they are part of a scheme that aims to redress the balance from huge corporates to smaller local businesses. This has been made possible with support and funding from Herefordshire Council and Hereford City partnership. Truffle Herefordshire is a Not for Profit Enterprise.
For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website www.wiltoncourthotel.com. Wilton Court currently extends a 10% discount on food to Truffle card members excluding promotional, Mothering Sunday and private dining menus.