Herefordshire & Wye Valley Life summer tea at the Mill Race, Walford

PUBLISHED: 01:44 23 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:32 20 February 2013

Herefordshire & Wye Valley Life summer tea at the Mill Race, Walford

Herefordshire & Wye Valley Life summer tea at the Mill Race, Walford

Herefordshire and Wye Valley Life held a summer event for clients and contacts at the award-winning Mill Race at Walford, near Ross-on-Wye

Herefordshire and Wye Valley Life held a summer event for clients and contacts at the award-winning Mill Race at Walford, near Ross-on-Wye. Afternoon tea with an array of delicious sandwiches and cakes was served to the guests who heard editor Joanne Goodwin describe the magazines traditional Great British content, combined with its innovative digital offering of web, apps and e-newsletters for advertisers and readers.



Mill Race manager Hayley Coombs talked about the inns extensive use of local produce and the recent award in the HEART of ENGLAND fine foods Awards for best hospitality provider. Nearly all the produce comes from within 30 miles of Walford, with some from the companys own farm. The HEFF judges praised the Mill Race for its exciting, contemporary local menu along with a relaxed atmosphere in a very picturesque setting and congratulated the owners on their commitment to local produce.



On Monday July 2 at 7pm, the Mill Race is holding a supplier night with Rowlestone Farm. Mark and Mary Williams of Rowlestone are dairy farmers and use the milk from their own herds to make delicious ice cream.They have developed and made new, flavoured ice creams especially for the evening. Richard Kaye, the Mill Race chef, will create a menu incorporating the specially made ice creams, including savoury versions. Mark will talk about their farm and ice cream production.The evening will cost 16 per head for a three-course meal and talk.



The Mill Race is also raising money for the Joshuas Wish to Walk fund. A row of sunflowers has been planted in a flowerbed outside the pub with customers invited to buy a sunflower for 5 and watch it grow each week. The owner of the tallest sunflower each week will get a free drink in the bar. Michelle Thornley of Wye Valley Flowers (www.wyevalleyflowers.com), who supplies the pubs flowers has agreed to do the measuring of the sunflowers every Friday.



A promise auction on June 23 at Bishopswood House, Bishopswood, (part of the M. F. Freeman Group which owns The Mill Race) supported the event for eight-year-old Josh Freeman, a pupil at Walford Primary, School, who has cerebral palsy and is hoping to have life-changing surgery in the USA.



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The Mill Race is on the border of south Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean. It is a multi-award-winning pub (HEFF Diamond Awards, PubChef, The Publican, Flavours of Herefordshire), serving good quality local food, ales and ciders at sensible prices and has one of the most extensive and well-researched wine lists in the area. Inside, the pub has recently been refurbished and there is a pretty sun terrace. The Mill Race is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday from noon-2pm and 6pm-9.30pm, Saturday for food from 10am-2.30pm and 6pm-9.30pm and Sunday from noon-9pm.



The Mill Races Pizza Kitchen is open Tuesdays and Thursday from 5pm and Sundays from 6pm. To eat in or take away.




The Mill Race, Walford, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5QS. 01989 562891.
www.millrace.info



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