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“Lucky Fownhope!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Greenman
Ranked #1 of 2 Fownhope B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lucky Fownhope!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Herefordshire seems to be such a sad contradiction in that it offers such a wealth of fine produce yet has so few places to eat to which one feels impelled to return; the Greenman is one of them.

It was recommended to us by someone who had not visited it since it was refurbished and he spoke very well of it as it was. We first visited a little over 18 months ago after its reopening and must have returned to eat there at least 20 times since, which surely speaks for itself! Were it within easy walking distance as it is for those who live in the delightful village of Fownhope and we could treat it as our "local", we'd probably be well on the way to bankruptcy by now!

Parking is easy and convenient; the location, close to the glorious Wye, is a delight. The refurbishment has been carried out with great imagination. The service is consistently excellent - efficient, observant and pleasant but never overbearing - and we are always made to feel most welcome. The Greenman is family run - and it shows - although I'm sure that we are far from alone in missing Ramon and Sue now that they're no longer putting in their appearances! The talented chef has never once let us down, his offerings being consistently very fine and occasionally excellent even beyond the high expectations to which the Greenman has long since accustomed us.

We have had about four stays there and, whilst Room 10 is our favourite room and is a decent size with a little balcony overlooking the always well-kept garden, it has no bedside tables and the noise from an extractor on the side of the neighbouring Wye Leisure Centre can be something of a nuisance and appears to be 24/7. Some of the other rooms are rather small and certainly not really best equipped for long stays (wardrobe space being quite limited). Bathrooms have been refurbished beautifully and at considerable expense, although some are a little cramped.

We had the most delightful New Year's Eve experience there almost a year ago and a Spanish evening at the end of last March was truly spectacular; a few more such special occasions might not be a bad idea - so, on with that thinking cap, Felipe!...

Overall, we are very fond of the place and have just booked once again for lunch in three days' time.

All in all, the Greenman is one of Herefordshire's real gems!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

The Green Man stepped in when another local Country pub let us down 3 days before my son's 18th Birthday Party. It was no trouble for them to cater for all 12 of us and they looked after us impeccably. The staff were lovely, friendly and very professional and truly made my son's 18th b'day party a day to remember. The food was of an exceptionally high standard and enjoyed by us all. Thank you Green Man for a fantastic party and we will most definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had lunch here on the 3rd November 2012 with My Mother In Law on her birthday. The meals were of excellent quality supported by excellent service. A joy to return and we will be back but next time it will be for dinner. I can hardly wait!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Arrived with my husband and our daughter to a friendly courteous welcome, everything just kept getting better from that point on. The Rooms were clean and very well set out while staying true to the six hundred year old building. All the staff were helpful, the food was fantastic, we enjoyed our first night so much that we stayed another night. I am telling all my friends in Australia about this experience.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

We had a fantastic meal here for my mum's birthday and I'll definately be going back again. The food was really nice, well presented and decent portions sizes - can fit 3 courses in without struggling to finish or being left too hungry at the end. The staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful. The Green Man inn is split into a bar, sit down restaurant and an area with sofas and arm chairs where we retired to for a coffee at the end of our meal.
I'd recommend a visit to anyone who happens to be in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for just a night and were surprised and delighted. Good food, rooms recently done up, plenty of hot water, and friendly people. All that with real ale and a good wine list. I wish it were closer.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

I selected this inn after some research on the internet. The photos and the menus looked to be the sort of thing I was after for a weekend break. I was not at all disappointed. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The rooms were clean and well appointed and the bathroom had a great shower. A brighter shaving light might have been useful, but that's just being picky since my nose is still where it was the previous morning [luckily]. The restaurant was spacious with a very good atmosphere. The menu gave us a choice dilemma, but the smoked duck salad and steaks which we selected were really good. I especially liked the realistic mark up on the interesting wine list. Some of the bin ends were offered at less than 100% mark up. I have already recommended this place to friends and intend to make a repeat visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Greenman
Address: Fownhope HR1 4PE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Fownhope
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Fownhope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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