I've been out researching the great unknown for book 5 and have been seeking shelter in hostelries around the great County of Herefordshire. I'd like to recommend a couple of places because I really enjoyed my stay...
Mount Pleasant Bed and Breakfast.
Aymestrey, Aymestrey HR6 9SU , England
Let's start with the defining characteristics.
BED! Big, comfortable, situated in large clean rooms with beautiful views.
BREAKFAST! Enormous fry up with locally sourced produce or scrambled egg on toast or just fruit, cereal and coffee. I tried them all and I wish I was still there so I could have them again.
The owners are friendly, the wifi is good and the location is perfect for walking, cycling, driving or just getting a night's rest in the middle of a busy travelling schedule.
Their website is here.
Plus down the road is....
The Riverside Inn
Aymestrey, Herefordshire HR6 9ST
Which has 21st century amenities in a 16th Century house and while the bedrooms are brilliant the main attraction is the....
FOOD! Which is five star gourmand locally sourced meals to die for at very reasonable prices.
Plus a warm welcome from the host and fast and efficient service from the serving staff.
So remember the name Aymestrey (pronounced AIM-stree) next time you happen to be far from the Smoke.