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In the Village
What to do by Month
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All within 2 miles
Eat & Drink
The Walwyn Arms Pub - 01531 660 601
Run by Mark & Jen
A traditional family friendly pub in the village of Much Marcle. We offer a great selection of ales, ciders, fine wines and locally sourced food from high quality local Herefordshire suppliers.
The Royal Oak Pub – 01531 66030
Run by Dan & Jess
The Royal Oak prides itself on maintaining what an old worlde pub should be. A quintessential English pub with exposed wooden beams, log fires and candlelit tables are just a small part of what's waiting inside to welcome you. As soon as you walk inside, the ambience, the charming character and the warm cosy environment creates an amazing sense of relaxation and peace. The front of house team are here to make your visit extra special from the greeting to the service. We pride ourselves on high standards of customer care whilst our chefs work tirelessly and passionately preparing and creating fabulous homemade dishes to tantalise your tastebuds. Whether its our fabulous homemade soups, terrines or pies, to the freshest market day fish or to our award winning meats, there is always something to satisfy all tastes. Food is prepared fresh onsite and cooked to order to maximise freshness and optimise taste.
The Slip Pub – 01531 660246
Run by Elliot
A charming and traditional country pub, located just off the beaten track, serving the best produce sourced from around the UK in the best possible way.
Visit in the Village
Hellens – 01531 660504
Set in the rural landscape of Herefordshire, Hellens Manor is a much-loved historic Tudor/Jacobean home, owned by the Pennington Mellor Munthe Charity Trust, with an incredible tapestry of stories, characters, art, furniture, grounds and formal gardens. Hellens is open for guided tours from April to October along with our vintage tearoom. Hellens is a unique and exclusive venue for tailor-made weddings, retreats or events in an idyllic setting.
St Bartholomews Church
St Bartholomew’s dates from the 13th century and is of considerable architectural interest. The church is normally open from 9am until 6.30pm in summer – closing earlier in winter. If you visit our church, give yourself plenty of time to look round.
The Norman tub font is mid12th century and is the sole remaining relic of the Norman Church which once stood on the site.
Beside the church, hidden by trees, is the motte where Mortimer’s Castle once stood. It is thought that the church tower could have been built from the stone that once formed the castle walls.
Inside the church are several beautifully carved tombs.
Local Cider Makers in the Village
Westons Cider - 01531 660 108
Tours of the cider making process and an on-site shop selling their wares. Please telephone us to check availability and pre-pay for tours, ahead of your arrival on 01531 660108.
Lyne Down Cider – 07807 719226
Run by Ian & Sabine
Come to Lyne Down for cider tasting or sit in our orchard and enjoy a relaxing glass of cider or perry. Cider, perry and other farm produce available to purchase from our workshop.
Greggs Pit – 01531 660687
Run by James & Helen
Established in 1994, we make real Herefordshire cider and perry using 100% juice of vintage varieties of apples and pears, harvested from traditional standard orchards.
Woodredding Cider - 01531 660257
Run by Brian & Fran
The mention of cider conjures up different memories depending on your first experiences.
Why not invite a group of friends to a tasting session?
We can provide a tasting pack of 6 bottles with guidance on how to organise the event with tasting notes for £25 including postage.
Events by Month all within 2 miles
MARCH - Kempley & Dymock Daffodil Walks (3 weeks)
Explore the pretty countryside, orchards and woodland surrounding the village of Dymock on this circular walk in the Forest of Dean. The trail runs for about 9 miles through Dymock Woods and Kempley Green with lots of wild Daffodils to look out for in early spring. Also look out for bluebells and butterflies in the section through Dymock Woods. To extend the walk you could further explore the woods which include Hay Wood and Queen's Wood.
The Poet's Path also runs past Dymock. You could pick this up and enjoy a walk along the river Leadon to Ketford.
APRIL/ MAY - The Big Apple in Blossom time (2 days)
The celebration of all things cider and the blossoming apple trees
MAY - Hellensmusic (up to 9 days)
Hellensmusic is a music festival that takes place every Spring in and around Hellens Manor, Herefordshire. The event’s aims are threefold: to create opportunities for world-class musicians to collaborate outside the concert circuit and explore new ideas; to provide a platform for talented music students to learn from leading experts; and to bring great music to this corner of England, inspiring local audiences, both children and adults, to a greater understanding and appreciation of all music.
Hellensmusic has a strong focus on music education and training for the young. The main concerts take place in the early evenings, and during the day the resident musicians deliver a series of masterclasses to talented students from the best music schools and colleges. During a week of intense musical work, students have the chance to learn from renowned professionals from some of the best orchestras and ensembles in the world, receiving fresh, candid advice at a crucial time in their development. The course culminates in two final concerts where they have the opportunity to show what they learned throughout the week and to perform side by side with their tutors.
JUNE - The Hellens Garden Festival (2 days)
This Festival is about discovering all that you can do with gardening and attending to the earth and environment. We believe that you can create and grow, wherever you live, whether you have a windowsill or a field. That working with Nature, we can enhance biodiversity, learn valuable lessons and that being outdoors can improve our well being.
JULY - The Steam Rally in July (2 days)
A superb array of Steam Traction Engines, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Commercial Vehicles, Vintage Motor Cycles and Cars, Stationary Engines, Fairground Organs, Models and Crafts.
AUGUST - British Eventing Horse Trials (2 days)
What is says on the tin, a great day out with the horses.
SEPTEMBER - The Large Model Aeroplane Show(2 days)
Much Marcle Model Show will provide facilities and support to enthusiasts of aero modelling - both building and flying. Over the years the Club has come to concentrate on radio-controlled fixed wing model aircraft powered by internal combustion engines or, increasingly, by electric motors and etc.
OCTOBER - The Big Apple Harvest time (2 days)
The celebration of all things cider and the HARVEST of the apple trees - resulting in...CIDER!
Slightly further afield...under construction - more soon...
Canoeing on the river Wye
Cathedrals and Churches
Forests & Nature
Farms & Play
Off road driving