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Food and Drink:

The Fountain Inn, Orcop Village. HR2 8EP (1 mile)
01981 540444
Walk down the road to this local pub or cross the fields, pass through the sheep gate and take the Green Lane, still about a mile walk but more unusual and a lovely alternative route. Perfect for a short walk and a drink.


The Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck. HR2 9DN (5 miles by road, 2 miles by footpath)
01981 570464

Primarily a food pub, so booking is essential. Be sure to give yourself time to look in at Kilpeck Church c.1140 famous for its Norman carvings.


Under The Nut Tree, Kentchurch. HR2 0DD (3 miles along the lanes)

07799 645491

Inside/outside dining. BYO.



The Garway Moon Inn. HR2 8RQ (7 miles)
01600 750270
A traditional Free House Pub overlooking beautiful Garway common.


The Bell at Skenfrith. HNP78UH (7 miles)
01600 750235


The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny. NP7 8AW (10 miles)

01873 852797


The Old Stables Fish and Chips, Ewyas Harold, HR2 OEX (7 miles)
01981 240237
The best fish and chips!


Things to do:

This beautiful area of Herefordshire is a delight for walking and cycling. There are numerous walks and cycle routes, local and further afield.
There are plenty of walking guides available in the DugOut with landmarks and photos on the guides to ensure that you find your way easily. Simply choose your walk and take the guide with you. If you want to wild swim, be sure to ask for directions to the river at Skenfrith.

There are many pictruresque market towns within easy driving distance of the DugOut: Hereford (10 miles), Ross (15 miles), Monmouth (10 miles), Abergavenny (18 miles), Hay-on-Wye (25 miles) and Leominster (24 miles). Whether you want to see historical churches and artifacts, like the Mappa Mundi and the Chain Library in Hereford Cathedral, or whether you prefer to poke around in antique shops in Leominster, or maybe you want to explore the art galleries and book shops in Hay-on-Wye. There is a host of things to do to suit all tastes.

We are spoilt with Food, Art and Music Festivals in this area;

Abergavenny Writing Festival 11 -13 April 2019

Hay-on-Wye has the world renowned annual Book Festival 23 May – 2 June 2019

Hereford Food Festival 8-9 June 2019

Ledbury Poetry Festival 5 -14 July 2019

Monmouth Jazz & Blues Festival  July / August t.b.c

Brecon Jazz Festival 8 -11 August 2019

Green Man Music Festival, near Brecon, 15 -18 August 2019

Bromyard Folk Festival 5 -8 September 2019

Abergavenny Food Festival 21 -22 September 2019 and also holds a Christmas market in December each year.