INDEPENDENT eateries dominate the list in Tripadvisor’s best-rated restaurants in Ledbury.

With 74 places reviewed on the site, here are the top 5, as reviewed by Tripadvisor users.

1. Malthouse Cafe & Gallery in Church Lane comes top of the list, with 167 giving it an ‘excellent’ rating.

Tigertribal wrote: “We rang & booked a table for lunch as the restaurant is normally busy. We got tasty sandwiches and finished off with delicious desserts. Staff were friendly.”

2. The Oak Inn Staplow was given 346 ‘excellent’ ratings.

Tracy H wrote: “Service friendly and fairly fast considering how busy they were. Drinks came quickly, and order taken.

“We all enjoyed our food and had desert also good.

“Recommended. Nice country venue, pleasant outside eating area good service and food. Just the job.

"Would definitely revisit.”

3. Sitara on the High Street, was given 389 'excellent' ratings.

Lizausden wrote: "One of the best meals of this type we have had anywhere ...wish we lived closer and it would be our go to favourite."

4. Prince of Wales in Church Lane was given 219 'excellent' ratings.

StaffordEd wrote: "We called at lunchtime and was greeted with a warm and friendly welcome.

"Although mainly light bites they were well presented and very tasty. Will call here again on our next visit to Ledbury."

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5. Verzon House Hotel and Restaurant was given 202 'excellent' ratings.

KV76 wrote: "The food was stunning as was the setting, a table in the bar area which was exclusively ours until after our meal.

"Incredible cocktails and really knowledgeable waiter who gave us the 5-star service."

Millicent2Socks wrote: "This is one of my favourite places to eat - the menu is fresh local and in season."