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Pub Of The Month - November 2021 with Thuck Phat on the Pub Forum

Kilverts, Hereford

The Bullring
Hay-On-Wye
Postal town: Hereford
HR3 5AG
Phone: 01497821042

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Delboy 20 left this review about Kilverts

Nice looking pub in the middle of "The Town Of Books". I was glad to have a break from trawling around bookshops so I called in here and sat out the front for a pleasant half hour of people watching. Bass and Butty Bach were on offer. I went for the latter and it was spot on. I would gladly call again.

On 14th July 2021 - no rating submitted
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Chris Sawle left this review about Kilverts Hotel

Can't fault this pub, named for local Victorian vicar diarist. Serves great ales and cider.

On 9th October 2013 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Kilverts Hotel

Situated on one side of the town square, Kilverts is an imposing stone building housing a hotel, pub and restaurant. The wood-beamed bar is slightly to the left on entering and offered up four ales, (Waen, Otley and two Wye Valley) alongside Two Trees Perry and Gwent-Y-Ddraig Black Dragon cider. I trundled my way through three of the ales and thoroughly enjoyed the lot, Mrs Quinno enjoyed her perry too. A number of CAMRA awards are displayed as well as a large number of pump clips attached to the ceiling beams. Friendly service behind the bar. Definitely an up-market joint, our session was accompanied by live choral music courtesy of Radio 3. The big screen TV, which was turned on for the football at the request of a customer, was kept muted. We decided to eat here and were very pleased we did, dining in the pub area rather than the dedicated restaurant to the left. My pork roulade was delicious and, given the quality and portion size, was good value. Seating was an eclectic mix of comfy chairs and traditional wooden ones. One small negative was that there seemed to be a couple of sections of the pub (behind our seat for example) that looked a bit mid-renovation, hopefully it isn’t a permanent feature!

An enjoyable visit and based on this I’d say this is a must-do pub.

On 23rd June 2012 - rating: 9
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Mark Davey left this review about Kilverts Hotel

Visited the Kilverts in search of a pint of Butty Bach and was not dissappointed. Superb pint in a great pub. Nice staff and friendly locals, who were happy to chat about beer. Not sure what size of pub Soup Dragon wants, but this place seemed big enough to me and was only about half full on a damp Friday night. There was seating for 50 or more in the top bar and down the steps was a dining area with about the same. The place is much more than a pub than the Old Black Lion in town which is where we stopped for the night. I would certainly return to the Kilverts.

On 17th April 2012 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about Kilverts Hotel

A nice stone build in the main square, with dormer windows, front beer patio and rear beer garden.

The interior has a restaurant, which i didn't visit and a pub, which of course, i did. The pub part is one room, with a small bar in the corner. The decor is white, with beamed ceiling and supports, wood panel, along with a stone fireplace at one end and a marble-effect? one at the other. The decoration is a mixture of paintings, caricature/cartoon and the lamented but stunning Audrey Hepburn - oh, and a guitar. There were a collection of wine bottles and an array of real ale beer mats/pump clips. There was a big screen TV, not on. The service was excellent, the clientele mixed and sadly for a miserable person like me, the place was full both at lunch and evening when i popped back. It seems popular with the locals as a couple of the book sellers were in, that i had chatted to, when i returned.

I didn't eat here, but i wish i had. No idea of the quality, but the portions looked decent and nothing can be worse than the Hay Cafe, where i paid £11 for a couple of lamb burgers that were burnt and no thicker than one of the beer mats on the wall here.

Beer; usual tap things, with an excellent Butty Bach,a decent Arkells Moonlight and Brecon Brewery's Kilvert's Gold and an untried Bass on handpull.

I cant really pick much fault in the place, other than its too small for a misery like me - and i probably never bothered before as it is a hotel, rather than pub. I returned to this pub for my last of the trip simply as it was the best - if this place did a MILD, it would be hard to beat.

On 11th October 2009 - no rating submitted
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