Babysitter is on route, you’re looking and feeling fabulous and you’ve popped in a tic-tac – you are officially date ready. Blessed with beautiful parks, gardens and country homes gardens, breath-taking views and great nightclubs, there’s no shortage of romantic date ideas in Herefordshire and places to visit in Herefordshire.
Whether you are taking your long term partner out or meeting someone new for the first time, we have plenty of ideas to satisfy your interests from a fine dining experience at a fancy restaurant, to a cosy theatre and cinema night, to canoeing on the river wye, to a game of darts in a cosy pub!
We’ve narrowed our favourites down to the following recommended romantic date ideas in Herefordshire so all you need to do is turn up and be the fabulous you that you are!
Fancy a cosy film night? Then The Gateway, an independent cinema space in Ross on Wye featuring luxury seating, high-quality surround sound system, and a high definition big screen, is the date night for you.
You can enjoy a pre-screening meal, snacks (popcorn is a must) and an extensive collection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for you both to enjoy!
Spice date night up with a class at Eastnor Pottery where you will be able to explore creativity and share the therapeutic benefits of working with clay.
The Pensons Restaurant is located in some previously derelict farm buildings that have been beautifully and imaginatively restored.
One of the restaurants offering seasonal tasting menus, exquisite wine pairing, mind blowing cocktails and beautiful scenery, you will love every second of your visit.
The Riverside Inn Aymestrey is an award winning pub, situated deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside just on the southern edge of the Mortimer Forest, so ideal if wish to get in a quick walk before setting up camp in the bar.
Watch the swans go by from the riverside while sipping a cool real ale. Stay into the evening and enjoy one of the venues offering live music in Herefordshire whilst keeping warm and cosy by the firepits.
The Moody Cow is the perfect place to relax together and enjoy superb food, drinks, and hospitality in the pretty village of Upton Bishop, Ross On Wye. Their wine list is carefully selected to include new world favourites and some stunning locally produced wines.
As well as our popular real ales, the Moody Cow stock a range of continental lagers and local ciders so you will be spoilt for choice!
Queenswood is the only designated country park in the county that includes an 47 acre tree collection with over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world. Lovely date idea for a chilled and relaxing day out.
The Saracens Head Inn offers riverside seating, award winning food, with a traditional pub feel, perfect for any date night especially if the weather is on point.
The Saracens Head Inn is an ideal place to stay and discover The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, The Welsh Marches, and the Valleys of South Wales with some incredible walks with idyllic panoramic views to enjoy together.
If you are keen walkers in general, then absolutely check out our ‘best places to walk in Herefordshire’ and explore some of the most amazing views in the Midlands.
The Bridge Inn has everything you might need for a fabulous date night, being an award winning 16th century riverside inn plus campsite with romantic yurts idyllically located in the small village of Michaelchurch, Escley.
Enjoy local ciders and beers, alonge with a fine selection of wine from small vineyards and local aromatic spirits.
Lover of Thai food? Then you’ll love visiting the Thai Gallery who use the finest and freshest ingredients imported from Thailand, offering all the authentic flavours to their traditional Thai dishes.
Treat your partner to some delightful, seasonal cocktails in the Verzons trendy bar, then enjoy an exquisite meal in the restaurant where all dishes capture the flavours of Herefordshire. Complete your night by escaping to one of the Verzon’s rooms where you can relax in Egyptian cotton bed sheets and large luxury bath tubs.
Chase Distillery is a unique date venue that gives you the opportunity to unlock some of the secrets and skills that go into creating Chase’s award-winning range of spirits. You will be expertly guided through the entire distilling process and finish off back at the Chase Bar where you will be able to relax and enjoy a tasting of Chase’s wide range of award winning products…and maybe purchase a bottle from their Boutique Distillery Shop that you can enjoy while back at home!
If prefer wine, then take a look at our 4 Best Wine Tastings in Herefordshire and get sipping that grape!
Always a warm, friendly welcome when visit the Kilpeck Inn, located in the historic village of Kilpeck in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Take a detour and visit Kilpeck’s beautiful Romanesque church and panoramic views.
Treat your special someone to a spa day at Holmer Park Spa & Health Club, an award-winning day spa based around the principle that you book time, not treatments. You both will feel revitalised, restored and relaxed to the max after spending an afternoon at Holmer Park. Relax, you’re in wonderful moisturised hands.
If turning this romantic date into a full blown weekend, then you must check out our ‘8 Best Romantic Glamping Getaways’ or ‘6 Best Caravanning & Camping Places To Sleep Under The Stars’ and escape for the entire weekend!