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Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9RS, England
+44 1432 274853
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in for a few drinks the bar staff were very friendly. Monty was very helpful in assisting with deciding which drinks to have!

Thank Greg S
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is always so slow to be presented, and portion size isn't the best, and is on the small side for the prices.

Thank hixxy98
Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smiling staff, restaurant a nice place to sit and the food although not haute cuisine is to a good standard. I would definitely go back and would go with friends for a meal out.

Thank alantgardner
Hereford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Used to be a great restaurant/pub, but since refurb feel that it has gone downhill somewhat. Went for Sunday lunch at 2pm, no Sunday roasts left and no veg option left. Feel it has lost its homely atmosphere. What a shame as used to eat there a couple of times a month.

Thank Dangie971
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole evening was terrible from beginning to end. Food not available but not told when ordering, wrong drinks delivered, waited for ever, meals arrived wrong and at different times. Just everything was poor! Will never go back. Didn't write this review, but a friend visited and said exactly the same thing. From being given a prawn cocktail with no... More 

Thank Samantha H
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For family reasons we often stay in Premier Inn next door which is excellent but this Beefeater is the worst I have ever seen. Staff are unprofessional, service is erratic as is the food and I have been overcharged more often than not. Keep hoping it will improve but so far it is consistently poor.

Thank Donald P
Hereford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here today. W Staff very friendly and attentive and my meal was absolutely fantastic. Had pear salad (first time ever) with 10oz rump steak and chips, steak cooked just to how I asked. Very impressed!

Thank herefordian1978
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food & the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a busy service for them but they coped well and made sure each customer received a high level of service.

Thank Viking195616
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a spa day so decided to make a weekend of it staying at the premier inn as the beefeater was next door. the quality food was as good as i could ever have expected the only criticism for me was the size of the large plate supplied for the mixed grill was still to small (joke) every item... More 

1 Thank Don H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It is 12 months since we last visited the Starting Gate pub for food. This time there were 8 of us this time. We were served by a waitress that clearly was out to prove a point but failed miserably. One by one we gave our order, and not once did she write any order down. 35 minutes after placing... More 

4 Thank Tracy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Hereford
  • Phone Number: +44 1432 274853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?