Herefordshire is a bit of a foodie’s county – it prides itself on excellent home-grown meats, vegetables and dairy produce.
For reliably excellent pub food, served by a welcoming couple, try The Tram Inn in Eardisley, only 5 minutes away (tel: 01544 327 251).
Just 3 minutes from Newport House, Almeley is home to The Bell's Inn, where Lisa and Jason run a great deli and serve light meals, cakes and home-made soups.
If you want a gourmet experience, you can try Michelin Star restaurants The Stag at Titley, 20 minutes away (tel: 01544 230 221).
Also in Ludlow by the river and open for lunch only, try the slow food Green Café (tel: 01584 879 872).
There is also the Riverside Inn in Aymestrey, 20 minutes away (tel: 01568 708 440).
In Hay, a 20 minute drive from Newport House, you can try The Granary(tel: 01497 820 790), The Three Tuns (tel: 01497 821 855), or The Old Electric Shop (tel: 01497 821 194) for Californian-style freshly made vegetarian food in a fun setting. There is also The Globe(tel: 01497 821 762), serving lunches, cake and drinks during the day, and often with good concerts on in the evening.
And by the River Wye in Glasbury, The River Cafe offers delicious Italian-inspired pasta and seafood dishes (tel: 01497 847 007).
Tinto House (20 minutes away)
Availability from 10 October onwards. On the Wye's quiet banks in the heart of Hay, a home filled with personality, art and good food. A restful base for bookworms and walkers.
Call John or Karen Clare on 01497 821 556.
Eco Pavillion (10 minutes away)
In Brilley, at the home of garden lecturer/writer/researcher Noël Kingsbury.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01497 831 189.
Lower Way Farm, Kington (10 minutes away)
Lovely en-suite room with small kitchen at the home of potter James Burnett-Stuart.
Tel: 01544 231 557 or email email@example.com.
Brobury House, Bredwardine (10 minutes away)
Three rooms in a charming Victorian house on the banks of the River Wye with extensive gardens.
Tel: 01981 500 229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castle House, Hereford (30 minutes away)
Quiet and comfortable 24 bedroom hotel in the heart of Hereford’s historic centre.
Tel: 01432 356 321
The Little Wood House
Eco-lodge in beautiful surroundings, run by the wise Jeff and Carey Glyn-Jones. Sleeps up to 6 people.
White Heron Properties
The Colloquy (sleeps up to 33 people), the Gardener’s Cottage (6 people), the Forge (3 people) and more: gorgeous places to spend a night or more, just 10 minutes’ drive from Newport House.
New Inn Brilley (15 minutes away)
A wagon Overt the Valley with amazing views, that sleeps 2, a Tabernacle Angels, that sleeps 5. A cob roundhouse Mother Earth, with unbeatable views, soak in the hot tub whiskey barrel on the decking that sleeps 5 or 6. A Loggers Cabin, relax in the roll top bath tub on the decking under the trees and with a view, sleeps 2. The Self Catering Suite that sleeps up to 4.
Tel: 01497 831 284 or email email@example.com.