Discover Hereford: The Barrels voted Hereford's favourite pub of 2013

Ledbury Reporter: Discover Hereford: The Barrels voted Hereford's favourite pub of 2013 Discover Hereford: The Barrels voted Hereford's favourite pub of 2013

A HEREFORD pub popular with people of all ages and walks of life has been voted favourite in the city.

The Barrels on St Owen Street took the title of Hereford’s favourite pub in the final round of the Discover Hereford 2013 competition – set up by MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire Jesse Norman.

The flagship Wye Valley Brewery pub received praise for its house beers, friendly welcome and outdoor area.

Second place went to The Stagecoach on West Street where landlord James Smith was praised by regulars for the quality of the pub’s food and the "cosy" atmosphere.

Third place was awarded jointly to The Broadleys and The Horse and Groom on Eign Street.

Tina Carey of The Broadleys was applauded for her hard work in improving the pub’s fortunes, while local drinkers hailed The Horse and Groom for its entertainment and GL cider on tap.

The competition was timed to tie in with the run-up to Christmas, and invited people to nominate their favourite places to eat, drink and shop in Hereford.

The winners received a certificate from Jesse and will be invited to a winners' party next month.

Prizes will also be presented for the best nomination in each round.

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5:06pm Tue 7 Jan 14

nickt2635 says...

Well done to all these pubs but i walked past "The Buckingham" today and it's all boarded up, anyone know why?
Well done to all these pubs but i walked past "The Buckingham" today and it's all boarded up, anyone know why? nickt2635
  • Score: 4

8:59am Wed 8 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

The Barrels is great in may respects, but one advantage in particular sets it apart.
You can smoke fags outside and have a pint of stout without freezing to death.

The smoking ban has almost wiped out pub culture.

It doesn't stop me though. I still pop out twice a week for a skinful and then come home and annoy the missus before falling asleep in front of the telly with the volume blaring and all the lights on.
The Barrels is great in may respects, but one advantage in particular sets it apart. You can smoke fags outside and have a pint of stout without freezing to death. The smoking ban has almost wiped out pub culture. It doesn't stop me though. I still pop out twice a week for a skinful and then come home and annoy the missus before falling asleep in front of the telly with the volume blaring and all the lights on. mizza21
  • Score: 9

5:55am Thu 9 Jan 14

silentbull2 says...

To be honest, there isn't much competition is there
To be honest, there isn't much competition is there silentbull2
  • Score: 0

6:12pm Fri 10 Jan 14

drjazz says...

Buckingham is being converted into another Tesco Express. Deep joy...........
Buckingham is being converted into another Tesco Express. Deep joy........... drjazz
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Fri 10 Jan 14

dodger3 says...

What I enjoy about the 'Barrels' is the diversity of its customers, young, not so old and fairly old (me). Never any trouble, pleasant staff and good beer.
What I enjoy about the 'Barrels' is the diversity of its customers, young, not so old and fairly old (me). Never any trouble, pleasant staff and good beer. dodger3
  • Score: 6

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