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The Mill Race

Pub near the River Wye where local produce truly is local

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
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. 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 (Saturday 12-11.30 Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6.30-9, Saturday to Sunday 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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