Let someone else do the cooking during your stay at Fairview Holiday Park and sample some of the fantastic pubs and restaurants nearby. There are a wide range of places to choose from, all within easy reach of the park.
Here we list some of our personal favourites – all tested by the Fairview team. We share our pick of the best places to eat in Herefordshire along with some of the best places to enjoy a good pint!
The Fishermans Arms is a traditional country pub situated on the Docklow Pools Estate. The welcoming team serve a wide range of food throughout the day, including hearty cooked breakfasts, tasty lunches and classic pub grub. Over the years the chefs have earned a fantastic reputation for their delicious Sunday carvery, which is a hit with locals and visitors alike. The meat comes from local butchers and seasonal veg is used whenever possible.
After your food we highly recommend enjoying the on-site woodland walk. It covers 40 acres of Herefordshire Countryside and perfect for walking off your dessert! In the spring the woodland is carpeted with wildflowers. In the autumn it looks stunning as the leaves turn orange and brown. Access to the walk is free to patrons of the Fishermans Arms.
The Kings Head has recently reopened under new management and the friendly team are already receiving rave reviews. The family run pub has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the menu boasts a wide selection of classic dishes and local ales.
If you’re visiting on a warm and sunny day, we highly recommend checking out the garden to the rear. The fantastic position affords visitors stunning views over the countryside and there are some quirky wooden dining pods to try out.
The Kings Head can be accessed via a scenic walk from Fairview Holiday Park. Please note the walk is across fields and can be quite steep in places.
The Stockton Cross is one of our favourite pubs in the area and just a short drive from our park. The menu is only small, but it changes regularly to make use of seasonal ingredients, including game. The talented chefs are always experimenting with new dishes and strive for perfection in everything they do. The focus is on quality and the meals on offer really are very special.
The interior is warm and inviting with a rustic country charm. The staff are friendly and attentive and will look after you during your meal.
The bar area of The Stockton Cross is dog friendly.
The Hickory Stick is part of the Grove golf and bowl complex and ideally positioned to enjoy a bite to eat after your game. The restaurant is set within a converted barn and has been decorated in a traditional style, which retains much of the original charm.
The friendly team serve an extensive menu – with plenty of options to choose from, including steaks, fish and vegetarian dishes. There’s also a specials board, which changes on a regular basis.
Cadmore Lodge occupies a stunning lakeside setting overlooking a 40-acre estate. The idyllic country retreat is surrounded by mature woodland and is a peaceful setting to enjoy a 3-course meal. The a la carte menu varies throughout the year, but if the sample menu is anything to go by, you’re in for treat. Afternoon tea is also available; however, this must be booked 24 hours in advance.
The culinary team use award-winning local butchers and vegetables come from a local supplier.
There are plenty of other restaurants in the local in the area to choose from. If our top picks haven’t quite taken your fancy, take a look at the list below.
Herefordshire is blessed to have some of the most naturally beautiful countryside and historic properties in the country. As such it should come as little surprise to know that the National Trust are custodians of many of these assets in the county.
Lots of our owners of caravan holiday homes have annual National Trust membership passes. This grants access to their locations near to our park as well throughout the rest of the UK. Here we take a look at some of the best National Trust days out in Herefordshire.
This impressive country house with extensive gardens and parkland is a must see attraction. It is located around 3 miles north of Leominster so just a 15 minute drive from our holiday park.
The mansion house was built in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley, son of the 3rd Earl of Oxford. Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces remaining intact by the architect Henry Holland.
The Trust have embarked on a large scale project to revive the ‘Capability’ Brown designed walled gardens. So far the project has made significant improvements particularly to the curved walled garden. Judging by the plans and progress made so far, we think the finished result will look simply stunning.
Take a step back even further in time and pay a visit to the historic Croft Castle. The castle is located in a beautiful setting surrounded by parkland, woodland and farmland. The castle building that stands today built in Tudor times is in fact the third building to be given this title. The original wooden castle would have stood in the grounds which are now the parkland. Next to the castle is the impressive church which is also available to enter. The church houses the tomb of Sir Richard Croft.
Outside there are extensive gardens and grounds to explore. There are five different marked walking routes to follow and also a play area for younger visitors. And when in need of refreshments the Carpenter’s tea room is the perfect stop. Tuck into some light bites, including jacket potatoes, sandwiches, cake, sausage rolls and pasties.
The National Trust’s Cwmmau Farmhouse in Herefordshire, is fantastic example of an early 17th century ‘black and white’ timbered farmhouse. The external look of this property is finished beautifully with stone tiled roof and red brick chimneys.
This destination is fairly exclusive though as the rustic English Farmhouse is only open for a handful of days during the year. So if you are planning on visiting be sure to check the opening days before setting off. In the warmer months be sure to bring along a picnic and immerse yourself in the wild flower meadow next to the property. It is around 25 miles away from our Herefordshire static caravan park on the western edge of the county.
The Weir Garden is a picturesque river side garden near Swainshill. It lies alongside the River Wye around 5 miles to the west of Hereford. The garden covers 10 acres, and was created by its prior owner, Roger Parr, and his head gardener William Boulter. If you visit on a sunny day the gardens make a lovely sun trap. Make sure you pay a visit to the impressive glasshouse too, there’s plenty of great floral specimens to see there. There is also a walled garden which presents different flowers and plants to enjoy with the changing seasons.
The stunning medieval manor house at Brockhampton dates from around 1425 and is built from giant timbers which were originally felled on the estate. The house is open five days a week and is surrounded by an impressive moat and is entered via a timber-framed gatehouse.
There is no shortage of things to do for younger visitors here. They can explore various nature trails, woodlands and wild flower meadows on the estate. Around the grounds there are a number of well marked walks. These vary in length from 2 – 4 miles. Be sure to keep an eye out for the wooden sculpture of Harold the Horse. He can be found on the green walk.
On a fine weather day you will be treated to some brilliant views of the surrounding countryside. We think Brockhampton is certainly one of the best National Trust days out in Herefordshire.
More often now people are looking to take a domestic UK holiday rather than travel abroad. With miles of countryside and hundreds of idyllic towns and villages to explore increasing numbers are now experiencing what is available in our back yards than ever before.
The demand for creating a second home and buying a static caravan holiday home has also increased significantly in recent times. Here we take a closer look at why holiday homes in Herefordshire make perfect staycation sanctuaries.
Herefordshire is blessed with some of the most stunning countryside in the country. With the Wye Valley to the south of the county, Malvern Hills to the east there is no shortage of outstanding natural beauty areas to explore. You are also within close proximity of the Shropshire Hills and Brecon Beacons.
Owners at our Herefordshire holiday park benefit from our peaceful and naturally beautiful location midway between Bromyard and Leominster. There are numerous nearby footpaths and bridleways which you can easily access to enjoy a stroll through the countryside during your Herefordshire staycation.
Owning a holiday home in Herefordshire is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. The rich and diverse wildlife attracts visitors from a wide area.
On our park you are likely to be treated to sightings of many bird species including owls, red kite and woodpecker. Mammals which we have seen include deer, hedgehog, otter and squirrels. Also our fishing lake is of course a great draw for wildlife and encourage fantastic bio diversity within our grounds.
We encourage our owners to get involved with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. They care for 55 Nature Reserves and work to inspire people of all ages to discover and care for the local wildlife.
Herefordshire staycations are a breeze as the transport links in and around the county are very good. With easy access off the M5 motorway traveling by car to the area is straight forward. The county experiences less visitors than areas such as Cornwall or the Lake District so the likelihood of being stuck in a traffic jam during peak seasons is a lot less.
There are sometimes a few worries of what to do with the dog when travelling abroad. However it is far easier to take your four legged family members with you when taking a domestic holiday.
We are delighted to be a dog friendly holiday park and welcome caravan owners dogs. The miles of open countryside and dog friendly pubs and attractions are sure to get their tails wagging!
Taking a staycation in Herefordshire doesn’t mean you are going to miss out on great holiday days out and experiences.
If you enjoy a drink head to the Chase Distillery. Here you can experience the secrets and skills which go into making their gin and vodka. If malts and hops are your preferred flavours then the Wye Valley Brewery will have some craft beer waiting for you.
For a more cultural experience take a visit to Hereford Cathedral, Hampton Court Castle, Eastnor Castle or Berrington Hall. All will give you a fantastic historic perspective of our fascinating county.
We hope all these reasons give you the inspiration you need to take Herefordshire staycations in the future. Looking to make it a more permanent holiday destination? Take a look at our caravan holiday homes for sale.