The Hotel Inspector gives Ledbury the thumbs up

Alex Polizzi, TV’s Hotel Inspector, enjoyed glamping in Herefordshire and was delighted by her visit to Ledbury:

‘There are lovely walks in the area, but as almost always, the lure of a town proved greater, and I had the excuse of needing to buy the ingredients for a stew. We bought beef at the award-winning Llandinabo Farm Shop in Ledbury, had a quick lunch at the Cameron & Swan café and delicatessen, invested in a bottle of Champagne at Hay Wines, bought a few early Christmas presents at Tinsmiths … ‘

The full story is here:

Confessions of a convert to camping

OpenHighStreet comes to Hereford

Will Ledbury be next? Openhighstreet.com offers the ability to shop with local high street shops and have produce delivered to your home at a time to suit you. Recently featured in the Observer/Guardian article, it may be what the high street needs to provide the convenience of the supermarket and provide the local, fresh, quality produce of the high street. Only available in Hereford now, will Ledbury be next?

After Food miles, here comes Beer Miles

The Prince of Wales pub in Church Lane has a beer menu that as well as describing the beer – fancy a “light and fruity beer with good hoppy bitterness”? then an Otter Bitter is for you – also provides the distance from the brewery. So that fruity Otter has come 87 miles, whereas a drop of Butty Back only has to stagger 9.5 miles to  quench your thirst.

Well done to the Prince of Wales for thinking local.