Wetherspoon, King’s Fee
The King’s Fee is a Wetherspoons pub and restaurant.
Wetherspoon sell top brand drinks at sensible prices and pub food whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or would prefer an evening meal, there is a wide variety of options.
The name of this pub recalls the early years in the history of Hereford. The central area around the cathedral was the Bishop’s Fee (or property) and the rest (within the city walls) was the King’s Fee. Hereford’s ancient cathedral is dedicated to the city’s patron saint Ethelbert, the Saxon king murdered at the behest of King Offa on the outskirts of Hereford in AD794. During Offa’s reign, the city expanded. The extended area became known as the King’s Fee, the eastern part including the ancient priory of Saint Guthlac.
Many of our pubs are restored from interesting and, in several cases, unique buildings. On this page, we’ll be exploring the history of our pubs, adding many more pubs in the months and years ahead.
Wetherspoon’s chairman and founder, Tim Martin, said: “We take immense pride in the restoration and refurbishment of wonderful buildings into Wetherspoon pubs. We feel that it is right to celebrate the history of the buildings.”
Strolling along the banks of the River Wye, enjoying the vibrant centre of High Town, or immersing yourself in our local history and historic architecture – they are all just a short walk from each other in Hereford City.
You may prefer to visit our historic Black And White House Museum, Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi. Then you can sit back and relax in a coffee shop or enjoy a show at The Courtyard Theatre. There is something for everyone.
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