We got our 100 dates scratch off list waaaaay back in 2020 but we didn’t manage to get many scratched off with the world being closed! So we are now trying to get started on working our way through them all again – starting with a stay in a bell tent located on The Shires Park in Hereford.
This weekend we thought we would scratch off our camping date, although we know to some people camping involves alot less luxury than where we stayed its as close to camping as we will ever get.
The Shires Park
The Shires Park is located Ullingswick, Hereford just off the A417.
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The Clubhouse / Bar
On site is a lovely little bar manned by the owners where you can grab a drink or snack. They also do breakfast hampers (Weekdays) or cooked breakfast sandwiches (Weekends)
You’ll also find a selection of games and packs of cards which kept us amused for quite some time.
Drinks were really reasonable – I was drinking single gins and lemonade and they were £4.50.
The Bathroom Facilities
The award winning shower block is beautiful. With a luxury feel and a lovely finish. You’ll find good sized showers with THE BEST water pressure, definitely good enough to wash your hair in (unlike some others we have experienced!)
There are 2 toilets and 2 showers in seperate cubicles along with 3 individual sinks. Hairdryers are supplied for you to use in here also.
They are also lovely and warm, even at 1am when I had to get up and go to the toilet, the lighting is also on a motion sensor which is a nice eco touch to ensure minimal electricity is used/wasted.
1 Bedroom Accommodation
In addition to offering general camping and the bell tent The Shires Park also has 2, 1 bedroom accommodations within converted shipping containers.
Fresh towels and toiletries are included and you also get your own enclosed garden area with bbq and fire-pit these accommodations are dog friendly with up to 2 dogs welcome per unit.
Bell Tent Accommodation
To the front of the bell tent you have a semi private area with a gazebo cover. 2 sun loungers, 2 chairs, a table and lots of solar powered fairy lights.
A rose arch leads you through to to bell tent entrance. This arch will be beautiful when the roses have grown all the way round! Especially when the nights come on just before it’s too dark to really see the archway.
Inside the bell tent, a double bed is supplied made up on arrival. Extra blankets, towels and toiletries are also provided for your stay.
Rose petals were also scattered on the entrance and in a heart on one of the blankets which was a cute touch.
Washing Up Facilities
Whether you stay within the camping area or in one of the ready made accommodations you have access to the washing up area. In here there is a communal fridge and freezer (and all the cushions for the outdoor sofas)
I had the best nights sleep (although I did wake up twice to go to the toilet and it felt a million miles away!) The hosts were so welcoming it was a great little find and we would love to stay again soon (maybe when they have electric hook ups on the pitches, I really missed having a socket!)
We tried a couple of the local pubs for drinks and one for food.
The Trumpet Inn – Ledbury
Address: The trumpet inn, Trumpet, Ledbury HR8 2RA
We stopped in at The Trumpet Inn Ledbury mainly because we got lost and it was the first one we came across.
They have loads of parking available, are dog friendly and have a large garden area with seating.
We only stayed for one drink – A pint of Madri and a single pink gin and lemonade cost us £9.20
The Three Horseshoes – Bromyard
Address: The Three Horseshoes, Little Cowarne, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4RQ
This pub was a lovely little find, although we accidentally stumbled across an Elvis tribute night! They have a beautiful big garden area with bar and BBQ area along with loads of seating and a giant connect4.
Due to the Elvis tribute, they weren’t serving the normal menu but a limited ‘american’ themed menu instead.
The onion rings were actually some of the best I’ve ever had. I hate soggy onion rings and these were lovely and crispy.
The whole meal cost just £23! And for comparision a single pink gin and lemonade and a pint of 1985 was £8.20.
We did make a swift exit before the Elvis tribute started but the staff were so lovely and welcoming we will definitely try and get back over there sometime.
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