Follow the River Lugg north from Hereford (or, to be more practical, the A465), and you’ll soon reach the welcoming village of Sutton St Nicholas, home to the Golden Cross Inn, a traditional Herefordshire pub and restaurant.
A longstanding community hub complete with live music, the bar inside the Golden Cross serves a hearty menu of snacks and main meals alongside its range of craft ales, fine wines and Herefordshire ciders. Those stopping off for a late lunch can enjoy a range fresh ciabatta sandwiches, from Cajun spiced chicken to goat’s cheese and red onion chutney. There’s also the Farmhouse single or double burger, served with a portion of chip shop style chips.
If you’re after something more substantial, perhaps to fill a large hole in your stomach after a long day exploring Herefordshire’s beautiful countryside or the nearby Brecon Beacons, the Golden Cross’s Head Chef has tailored a refined menu of classic British and international nourishment. Curry of the Day sits alongside beef lasagne and steak and kidney pie, meaning every member of the party will leave satisfied.
With an ever-changing menu due to the seasonal availability of the locally sourced produce used, and a whole calendar of events ranging from pool and darts, to more energetic sports like tennis, visitors to the Golden Cross Inn’s experiences will vary each time. One thing is for certain though, this Herefordshire pub will always extend the warmest welcome to diners.