The Verzon has now changed tack and is re-inventing itself as a younger more chic restaurant-hotel. The outside still retains that Georgian elegance but once through the door strong paint colours soon wake one up. The bar has some interesting furniture including some expensive sofas and chairs. Felt very male in atmosphere but spotlessly clean - the special gin glasses are very attractive.
The food in the restaurant was good- and very well priced. Good quality ingredients which ensured that you felt well afterwards. The meat was very tender and had been cooked to perfection. The Queens pudding was ambitious and it was difficult to taste the rhubarb- as the balance was wrong. However, i ate it all! The glass of wine from a Chase vineyard was excellent.
I personally didnt think the farmhouse tables worked in the beautiful Georgian restaurant. The bicycle lamp shade would have worked better in the bar. Sure no one wants a stuffy environment to eat in but one also wants to escape to beauty rather than farmhouse chic.
One could detect from the enthusiasm of the young staff that this is an establishment that will continue to improve. I for one am looking forward to seeing the Verzon set the mark for good food in a beautiful setting.
- Also Known As:
- Verzon Hotel Ledbury
- The Verzon Hotel Ledbury, Herefordshire