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Get set for a hot weekend as the Chilli Festival returns to Eastnor for sixth year!

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Events, Festivals, Food & Drink | 0 comments

EASTNOR CASTLE, set in beautiful Herefordshire, is set for its sixth annual Chilli Festival this bank holiday (Sunday April 30th and Monday May 2017). This crazily hot, utterly fab food festival offers every type of food with chilli – from chilli chocolate, sausages, fudge and brownies to vodka, cheese and bread! With food brands like Hot Headz, Grim Reaper, Mushemi Fire, The Winking Chilli, Fat Man Chilli and Becky’s Bhajis you’re guaranteed to have spice, heat and plenty of pepper on your bank holiday at Eastnor! In past years, steel bands and salsa music blare out to greet you as you make your way into the grounds of this idyllic English castle. And it’s more of the same this weekend! The eleven-piece salsa band Los Squideros will be playing several sets, as are the popular Roving Crows, a Celtic folk band who will be playing a vibrant...

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10 stunning secrets of Herefordshire

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Drink, Events, Food & Drink, Places to visit & stay | 2 comments

IF YOU haven’t visited Herefordshire yet, or don’t know much about it, then perhaps the locals are keeping the secrets of one of the most glorious counties in Britain to themselves. You can’t blame them if they are. Over the years, Herefordshire’s outstanding natural beauty has bewitched writers such as CS Lewis who fell in love with its Golden Valley and spent many happy days walking or enjoying the scenery during long, meandering drives. The county is hilly, green, colourful and so diverse because of the many animals, fruit farms, orchard, rivers and historic country houses to visit on a day out exploring. Here are 10 things about Herefordshire you won’t want to miss anytime of the year: 1. The Golden Valley The Golden Valley in Wick is near the historic ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye where the annual Hay...

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