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“Locally sourced ingredients are always of the highest quality, and the wines (supplied by the excellent Tanners of Hereford) always do justice to the food”, say fans of this well-known pub, in a tiny village. But while it was the Good Pub Guide 2018’s dining pub of the year for Herefordshire, our feedback this year was quite unsettled with a couple of “ghastly” visits reported.
In a tiny village in Herefordshire, this popular pub has a big fanclub, despite being quite remote. There were some gripes this year about the prices (“the food may be good, but when we got the bill we felt it’s not *that* good!”), but the main picture is of “consistently high-quality cooking”.
To first-timers, this “amiable and welcoming” inn can seem an amazing “find” in a tiny village in rural Herefordshire, although its ongoing success is fully “evidenced by the difficulty in booking somewhere so remote”. It combines “gorgeous cooking with stylish ingredients, with an equally delectable and fairly priced wine list”.
“A splendid pub meal in one of the most quintessential country inns” – an enduring formula for success for Steve Reynold’s “rustic” hostelry, where, on most accounts, the cooking is “always delicious and very original”.
Steve and Nicola Reynolds have owned and run the The Stagg Inn for the past eighteen years with the help of a comitted and long serving team of staff.
The inn is at the meeting point of two old drovers' roads and has been added to and changed over the centuries. We have tried to be true to this rustic heritage and serve local produce in the cosy bar and dining rooms.
Over the years we have won various awards for our food and drink, we are Herefordshire Dining Pub of the year in the Good Pub Guide 2016 and have twice won their National Award.
The Vicarage is a lovely Grade II listed, part Georgian and part Victorian residence with spacious rooms, original features and a large garden There is also a guest sitting room. All rooms have televisions, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk and real coffee, a stocked mini-bar with drinks at pub prices and free wi-fi. The Vicarage is quiet apart from the Church bells chiming. Guests are given a key to the front door, there are no internal locks on room doors, but a privacy chain can be put on when in the rooms.
We have three ensuite rooms for guests at The Stagg Inn. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and good sized double beds, there is free wi-fi and dogs are welcome to stay in the pub rooms. The pub can be noisy at the weekends and is locked up at Midnight, if guests wish to return later the Vicarage is the place to stay.