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The Mill Race

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The village is sometimes known as Walford-on-Wye to distinguish it from another of the same name in the north of the county. The pub is close to the River Wye, just upstream from the picturesque gorge at Symonds Yat, and the Forest of Dean. On the other bank is Goodrich Castle, home to ‘Roaring Meg’, the only surviving Civil War mortar, which the Parliamentarians used to breach its walls. A refurbishment has left the beamed and flagstoned pub even more comfortable inside, especially now that banquette seating has replaced church chairs in the rustically furnished dining areas. Warm up by one of the wood-burners, or maybe relax on the terrace and watch the buzzards drifting overhead. Just under two miles away on its own 1,000-acre farm estate, the pub rears free-range beef and game. It also grows its own animal feed, some fruit and vegetables, while the woodland conjures up wild boar, rabbits, deer, wild garlic and mushrooms. Dedicated local producers look after the rest. Dinner might typically begin with Hereford Hop rarebit with spiced fruit chutney; or devilled mackerel fillet, cucumber, mint and cumin seeds; followed by cider-braised pork belly, apple, black pudding and wholegrain mashed potato; whole Cornish plaice, parsley crust, lemon and herb butter; or root vegetable and chestnut pie, creamed celeriac and kale. Steaks are aged for a minimum of 30 days and there is a separate pizza menu that offers a slice (or several slices) of Italy. Wines from Herefordshire appear on the globe-spanning list.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6-10.30 (Sat 12-11.30 Sun 12-11)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2, Sun 12-4
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 6.30-9, Sat-Sun 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Wye Valley Bitter & Butty Bach, Gloucester Priory Pale, Hillside Legless Cow & Pinnacle
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

B4234 from Ross-on-Wye to Walford. Pub 3m on right

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