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The Bridge Inn - Michaelchurch Escley

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Pandy to Hay on wye road via Longtown | Powys, Michaelchurch Escley HR2 0JW, England
+44 1981 510646
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are locals to Hay and eat here whenever we have time, sadly not often enough but then it keeps it special and a treat to look forward to! So it was Auntie Lizs' birthday and her choice was thankfully The Bridge, we were all ravenous and the menu satisfied everyone, even the fussiest of easters, everything we ordered was... More 

Thank Clare F
La Jolla, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glyn (owner) was a top host for a group of 18 friends I brought to Michaelchurch. We had a delicious buffet lunch that was extremely simple to organize with Glyn. The Scotch eggs need to be sampled if you go to the pub, even if you are passing through for a drink. The beer garden is beautiful and the service... More 

Thank thomaslgriffiths
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed very local to The Bridge Inn so it was the only pub in the area which we visited. The pub has 3 rooms - 2 mainly seated rooms, and 1 bar area with the usual rustic seating and standing areas. Our first visit was for lunch - sat in the bar area on a busy Sat lunchtime. Service... More 

Thank Dean R
Launceston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked our motor home here for two nights in an absolute jem of a place! A quiet, sleepy little hamlet close to the Welsh border and the breacons! Electric hook up and a clean warm shower room/ toilet. We stayed here just after Christmas and it was a real find. The food in the pub was not cheap but... More 

Thank vicky702016
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Landlord's farmhouse nearby. The pub is charming and so are the staff. One barman said he was a regular at the pub but liked it so much he now works there. The food is simple, honest fare and good value and the wine list is good. I imagine it is delightful next to the river in summer.

Thank boarder_12
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the bridge following numerous recommendations by family and friends for Sunday lunch. Arrived as per booking time however, we were presented with a menu which most definitely wasn't Sunday lunch. They had clearly run out of Sunday lunch but neglected to inform us of this and offered us beef. The beef turned out to be steak with a selection... More 

Thank Cyrilgreen
ManamentTripA, General Manager at The Bridge Inn - Michaelchurch Escley, responded to this review

Dear Cyril, Firstly thanks for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We were pleased to read you were recommended to visit us for our Sunday Lunch by numerous family and friends. Thanks for making the effort to come and give us a try, you are right that we were uber busy the Sunday you came to... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

So runs the old song. You won't find this one without a satnav. Go through Longtown on the road beyond Clodock at seemingly endless farm-mudded narrow road until a tiny junction - 4-way with B&B farmhouse on the left and imposing old church ahead of you. Slip unseen to the right past the old Church House and over a tiny... More 

1 Thank PLarge
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Stayed a few weeks ago. Amazing location, gorgeous building, great food and generous portions. I asked for a ginger, lemon and honey as I wasn't feeling great - not a problem. We stayed in one of their rooms which was wonderful - maybe need some insulation under the floorboards (although this may be hard to do as it's an ancient... More 

1 Thank DevonHendy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stunning location right beside the river. Great atmosphere lovely warm fire. Good choice of wines several organic . We ate here for two night and really enjoyed our meals. Would love to come back later in the year.

Thank Deborah G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

During a walking holiday in the area, 9 of us lads descended upon the Inn, needing a table and plenty of food and drink. The staff happily obliged, and turned a blind eye to our raucous, loud and occasionally sweary behaviour... They then found a nice nook to feed us in, slightly away from most of the guests in the... More 

1 Thank Dan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pandy to Hay on wye road via Longtown | Powys, Michaelchurch Escley HR2 0JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Michaelchurch Escley
  • Phone Number: +44 1981 510646
Riverside Inn with rooms, B&B and small Campsite with electric hook up available. Eat | Drink | Enjoy and Sleep

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