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Cottage of Content

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English, Pub
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Carey HR2 6NG, England
01432 840242
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
quaint and lovely

After having eaten quite a few times here in all seasons I have to say I have never been disappointed ! The surrounds are rural and peaceful and the welcome warm and friendly. The food is very good and excellent value for money served by pleasant and accommodating staff. The desserts are my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Colettewattswilkins
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After having eaten quite a few times here in all seasons I have to say I have never been disappointed ! The surrounds are rural and peaceful and the welcome warm and friendly. The food is very good and excellent value for money served by pleasant and accommodating staff. The desserts are my favorite! We tend to eat here for... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Driving back for the east Midlands to Wales stopped top see some friends in Herefordshire who suggested the Cottage of Content for lunch. After a adjusting to country lanes following a motorway cruise we safely arrived . I was not disappointed this was a wonderful sunday lunch in a different league to the usual pub fare. Plenty of a wide... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We called in for lunch on a bright but cold March day. We were shown to a nice table in the bar by a warm fire. The menu had a good range of pub classics and specials. My wife had fish & chips and I had Herefordshire rib-eye steak (with a little help from Daisy). Both were delicious. There was... More 

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Shropshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Tucked away in the middle of the countryside close to the Wye Valley, this is the perfect pub, that has great character. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by either the owners Richard and Helen or their very friendly staff, you feel welcome. We stayed two nights and although the bedrooms are not pristine ,this is a... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Started 2015 with Sunday Lunch at the Cottage on both the 4th & 11th January. We had the lamb first time & the beef second. Both excellent, home made gluten free soup, a treat for my wife who is Coeliac, Richard ( owner / chef ) makes her special gluten free gravy, nothing is to much trouble. Friendly & efficient... More 

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herefordshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had been to the cottage before and we couldn't wait to get back but...The food was okay but there certainly was not enough of it and the menu lacked imagination. The vegetarian dishes were very small, presented on the plate very nouvelle cuisine style, they lacked finesse and flavour (vegetarians do not necessarily have dainty appetites). The game crumble,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I visited this pub with two friends of mine to have lunch after visiting nearby Hoarwithy church. I am from the area and have known the place for years. It is located off the beaten track, so it is a nice quiet spot to have lunch. First impression when we went in to order the food was terrible. The woman... More 

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A delightful venue nestled in the wonderful Herefordshire countryside plays host to an excellent lunch and dinner menu, serving seasonal food of a very high standard. I stopped in for lunch with my family recently where the service was very attentive and the food on offer was superb. The ales were well kept and there was also a good cider... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Ok #1 in Carey is a prized accolade but so far as I could see besides two other cottages and shire horse the pub is the only establishment in Carey. If you think Simon Rogan's L'Enclume in Cartmel is remote, then the CofC is the Ultima Thule of culinary travel. It lies deep in the picturesque Herefordshire countryside and we... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were a group of 6 adults and 6 children after a nice Sunday lunch after a big walk, Cottage of content was perfect! The food was excellent. We all had the roasts on offer which were a good size, great meat, and particularly nice parsnips?! The service was more than you would expect in a pub, all staff were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carey HR2 6NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Carey
  • Phone Number: 01432 840242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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