The Bridge Inn
The Bridge Inn is an idyllic 16th century riverside inn and restaurant in the village of Michaelchurch Escley. This characterful pub – located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park – is renowned for good food and drink and offers impressive accommodation too.
The reasonably-priced restaurant menu changes regularly but typical dishes include well-cooked steaks, belly pork, Persian lamb, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, and lemon and ginger salmon. Children’s meals are also available.
Set in the heart of cider country, it’s only right that you can enjoy award-winning local ciders (around 11), plus nicely-looked-after real ales, locally distilled spirits and a fine selection of wine from small vineyards.
The atmosphere is very relaxed and thoroughly in keeping with the wonderful setting. For those wishing to stay, there are three ensuite rooms at Bridge Farmhouse (less than a minute away). Other options include a romantic yurt, shepherd’s hut or the pub’s small riverside campsite.
By Ian Cooke, Herefordshire & Worcestershire editor