Leominster has some lovely independent shops and quaint shopping streets for you to wander along. Drapers lane was my particular favourite, here you'll find some lovely antiques shops and local craft shops. In and around the town you will find some great looking butchers. deli's and by far a favourite of mine was the fantastic bakery opposite the Talbot Hotel on West Street - the bread pudding is to die for!
Grange Court was built in 1633 by the King's carpenter John Abel. This great looking black and white timbered building was formerly sited at The Buttercross, on the junction of High Street and Broad Street. It served as the town hall with an open-air market beneath. Around 1852 an Act of Parliament decreed it a traffic obstruction. It was sold to Mr Arkwright, of the Spinning Jenny family as a private residence and moved to its present location in 1855. When it came up for auction in 1939, the council bought it for Council Offices to prevent its sale and export to an American buyer.
This Grand building really does require further close up inspection. Make sure you get up close to admire the great carvings and inscriptions on the exterior of the building and don't miss the lovely sensory garden to the front.
The Ancient ducking stool can be found inside the Priory Church. This form of Punishment for minor offenders was used in Leominster since early Medieval times. Earlier days saw the offender forced to sit on the stool and ridiculed in Public. In later years immersion became part of the process and it is said every manor in the land posessed such a device. It is written in the Priory that "The ducking stool was not restricted to cantankerous or nagging women, for men who in the course of their trade who sold short measures or adulterated food or were found brawling in a public place could suffer this fate".
The Talbot Hotel is situated right in the heart of Leominster and provides an excellent base for...more
South Street, Leominster, HR6 8JA, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
46 Broad Street, Leominster, HR6 8BS, United Kingdom
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Just a great stay in luxury accomodation couldn't have wanted for more, lovely locals and food and...more
The Bangla Lounge is Leominster's best kept secret by far. It's situated above an optician on West Street very close to the town centre. The staff here are very friendly and offer to make a variation of anything on the already wide and varied menu. The restaurant hasn't got a licence for alcohol so you can take your own beers/wine to have with your food. I had chicken chat for starters, chicken dupiaza, with rice and a chapatti. It was all very nice indeed and very reasonably priced too.
Favorite Dish: The Chicken Chat is great.
The Milano Italian restaurant is small, cosy and very inviting. A very wide choice of meals are available on the menu. I chose salmon in a creamy sauce with taglietelle, profiteroles for desert and a glass of house red wine. The meal was really nice but the sauce lacked a little flavour. The profiteroles hit the spot and the house red was lovely.
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There is a lovely open air market held every Friday in Corn Square. Here you will find a variety of stalls selling everything from freshly made bread/cakes to clothing and even a present for your Pet!