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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
hidden gem

well off the beaten track in lovely wye valley, becoming a regular choice for dinner during cheltenham festival in march. very good meal in cosy surrounding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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189 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought the food was very very average. We were disappointed as Herefordshire as a County serves up fabulous food. The place is lovely. The staff were, we thought, uninterested. They forgot our drinks and we didn't realise until we got home that were were charged for a large wine when second time around we ordered medium wine not large... More 

Thank Strollingalong
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

well off the beaten track in lovely wye valley, becoming a regular choice for dinner during cheltenham festival in march. very good meal in cosy surrounding.

Thank MikeA15
Leeds, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Thankfully our eating companions had stayed here over 30 years ago otherwise we would never have found it. During the autumn/winter you may well have the pub to yourself in the early evening - apparently the place fills out when the farmers arrive later on! Once the heating had warmed the place up and we'd sampled some of the local... More 

1 Thank Will_Of_The_North
Wantage, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

4 of us had a perfectly adequate meal here, steak, fish pie, and belly of pork. The atmosphere and service were good in a lovely old beamed pub but the fire was not lit and the helpings were rather small for the prices charged. Not very good value.

1 Thank Loretta L
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

7 of us went here for a family Sunday meal for a birthday, the service and staff are great, the place is lovely, the food was very nice, but, the portions are small, we all had a starter, main and dessert but most of us were still hungry, I don't want this to sound like we're big greedy pigs, but... More 

Thank Geoff-Steph
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Had a fantastic meal with friends here on a busy Saturday evening. Varied menu, good service and food prepared to a very high standard, all at a very reasonable price. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Highly recommended to all!

Thank Anon2636
Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We visited the restaurant twice in august ( for Birthday dinners ) The Service on the first visit was not very good we think because of staff shortages ( an advert outside for staff gave this clue ).However the food was good & the second visit was better .

Thank Heather B
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

asked to get there for 6.30 because of a big party later and they wanted to take our order. didn't open till 6.45 and took order at 7.15. Food was excellent, well timed, high quality good value, just a personal place not an identikit.

Thank monocularman
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Really good quality food prepared by Richard, the chef and owner, using local, very fresh produce. No ready made, microwave food here. Here is a chef who knows seriously how to cook. His rib-eye steak and sea bass were both cooked to perfection, and Friday night tapas were utterly delicious and great fun. Richard and Helen and all their staff... More 

Thank Liz H
Hereford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Cottage is tucked away in a little village near the Wye river. You meander through lanes with views of the river, high hedgerows, wild flowers. By the time you reach the pub, you've fallen in love with the area. The pub is traditional with beams, dried hops and stone floors. There are local beers and ciders. The menu is... More 

Thank 70weekender

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

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