Pilgrim Hotel

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Dec, 2013

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The Pilgrim Hotel is an ideal base for walkers with plenty of routes round and about. The famous Wye Valley Walk is a short distance away and the Herefordshire trail passes within just a few feet of the hotel. Full details of the walks can be picked up at reception

Former Gloucester and British Lions rugby player Steve Boyle who owns this lovely hotel showed me and my wife around on our arrival, shared some of his local knowledge of the area and introduced a number of his team members who help make this such a friendly, welcoming retreat.

The Pilgrim specialises in quality Murder Mystery Dinners. A small team of actors lead guests through the details of a grizzly murder. The winning table gets a bottle of sparkling wine but, of course, it’s not the winning that counts it’s the fun of taking part. If you’re planing a short break here then you could combine a Murder and Mystery Dinner Night. A list of the dates are published on the hotel website.

There’s an excellent dining menu at reasonable prices and guests can choose to eat in the romantic candle-lit Valley Restaurant or the Conservatory. Dining is also available on the Terrace during the summer months. Alternatively you can eat in the comfortable Bar Area choosing from the Bar Meals menu. Deepak Kumar is the chef in charge assisted by Brent Castle. Deepak is classically trained and a member of the British Culinary Federation and Brent has won a number of prestigious awards in recent years.

I ate in the Valley Restaurant on both nights and can vouch for the excellent food and service!

Herefordshire is a wonderful area and I had a lovely time at this country house hotel. It’s ideal for a walking holiday and / or a relaxing short break away. All the staff I came across were professional and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and there’s a glovely friendly atmosphere.

You can see my video review of the hotel on Silver Travel TV and here's the link: www.youtube.com/user/silvertraveladvisor

David Powell

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