With wonderful independent shops, historic charm and one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Herefordshire to see out 2015, why not plan a late, great escape to Ledbury this year? Even when the leaves fall and winter starts to bite, you’ll find a warm welcome at the Feathers Hotel and several great reasons to come and enjoy mini breaks in one of England’s prettiest market towns:
Not relishing the seasonal rush at the big shops? Ledbury is the perfect antidote to bland, busy superstores. Independent shopping is alive and kicking on our cute medieval streets, with gifts to suit the pickiest of friends and relatives. The town is particularly rich in arts, crafts, fine food and refreshingly different goods (see our previous shopping blog for some stand out independent stores).
Past Times, Present Wonders
Cobbled streets and Tudor houses; old world craftsmanship and exquisite listed buildings. Such features give Ledbury a rare beauty whatever the season, but look especially magical with a dusting of frost or the glow of Christmas lights. Particular highlights include the town’s various timber-framed buildings, which go back several centuries, such as our very own premises and the charming Market House (see the official Ledbury site for more on local heritage sites). Be sure to leave plenty of time to browse and admire the old town- and don’t forget to bring your camera.
Equally important as past heritage is Ledbury’s living tradition of great local produce. Ledbury country and farmers markets are always a good bet to pick up something succulent (listings here) , whether you crave delicious smoked meats or classic farmhouse cider.
Equally though, you can get an authentic taste of Herefordshire without leaving the comfort of the hotel with our own award-winning Fuggles Brasserie and Quills Restaurant. From exquisite smoked trout to prime Herefordshire steak, what could be better than beautifully cooked local food by a cosy open fire?
Festive Cheer and our Special New Year’s Eve Party
Well in advance of Christmas itself, Ledbury is a magically atmospheric place in the winter. Keep an eye on our main site and Facebook page for details of the annual Christmas Lights Switch On, festive markets and more, or why not come and celebrate with us? Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a private party booking we would love to see you.
You could say that we save the best for last however, as we say goodbye to 2015. Our annual shindig is sure to be one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Ledbury. It starts with Champagne and canapés, before a fabulous four course meal. The evening then continues with music from the Heather Wensley Quarter, before we get ready for the chimes of midnight and Old Lang Syne to the tune of the pipes. (Visit our seasonal events section for further details on the festive period).
Do please book early to avoid disappointment either via our main site or simply by contacting our friendly team at the hotel (01531 635266 /Email: Enquiries@feathers-ledbury.co.uk).