The Foodie Tour – Section 4


By 2020 Tricia Thomas

The High Sheriff’s Foodie Tour of Herefordshire 2020

From Dulas, Ewyas Harold was just up the road and it was a pretty picture of a folks enjoying a Sunday evening. Over the main A465 and then toward Garway and Orcop Hill. More view filled miles along hill lines with vistas on either side if only for the trees. From Lanwarne to Hoarwithy over the beautiful River Wye and on to Kings Caple. A section of 20 miles, it was a smoother run than Section 3 and we were delighted to arrive at Westons Cider.

Westons had kindly provided their Perry, Cider and a very popular low alcohol Stowford Press – all delicious and most welcome after our day on the Foodie Tour.  Westons Cider is in essence Herefordshire, and being there was a very fitting end to a truly Herefordshire day.

Meg and Ella had drawn the raffle by random, electronic means, and prize winners were greeted with their good news on arrival so that people did not have to wait for all the cars to come in - some stayed and some drifted off. Caroline and Tracey came in as 'last car'and the tour was over. What wonderful volunteers they had all been.

At last, an event we could actually take part in, see friends and still comply with social distancing, discover parts of our county whilst supporting and promoting our fantastic hospitality venues, of which Herefordshire has many. And the sun had kept shining!

I was so delighted everything went according to plan, Bill's brilliant route and the welcoming venues made for a special day and thanks to all concerned, we raised a fabulous amount of money for Herefordshire charities.

After 113.5 miles of the Foodie Tour, at around 7.15pm we were homeward bound. I was back behind the wheel of my late father’s Jaguar XK140, which he never really got to drive, knowing he would have loved me driving his car that day, and he would have loved every mile of the High Sheriff’s Foodie Tour of Herefordshire.