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Cottage of Content

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Carey HR2 6NG, England
01432 840242
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Gem of a pub and excellent food and very friendly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
PAFShropshire
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Shropshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shropshire
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were recommended this pub by the b & b owners and found the staff friendly and the food was really lovely and something a little bit different, it was certainly very popular so we were pleased we have been advised to book in advance.

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scotland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Traditional Sunday roast menu on offer -large portions -meat quality first rate Relaxed atmosphere-friendly staff

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Booked for Sunday lunch on 7th September. My wife has to eat gluten free which was not a problem for the very good chef. Food was excellent;(Roast Beef etc) good value for money; service and staff were very good. Beautiful and quite isolated location but it was a sunny day and we sat in the garden and it was a... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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