The Government has provided a postcode checker to find restaurants registered under its Eat Out To Help Out scheme. Unfortunately, in its current incarnation, the tool is rather limited for three reasons:

  • You can only search for restaurants within a 2-mile radius. In rural Herefordshire, that’s not very helpful – it can easily be over two miles to the nearest town. In my case, Kington and Presteigne (just over the border) are both over two miles away. UPDATE 28th July 2020: The radius of the search has now been increased to 5 miles.
  • You need to know the postcode. If you’re on holiday in Herefordshire, you might not know this – and you might also be inclined to travel a little further on a day out.
  • No contact details for the restaurants is currently listed. You have to hunt it down yourself.

I’ve therefore put together a list of the restaurants in the Kington area that currently appear, along with links to their website if they have one, allowing you to quickly see what’s available in our corner of north-west Herefordshire.

Kington area restaurants

In the centre of Kington itself:

  • La Gala (Kington)
    01544 598564
  • The Royal Oak (Kington)
    01544 231864
  • The Burton Hotel (Kington)
    01544 230323

To the west of Kington:

  • Dunfield House (less than 5 minutes’ drive out along the A44 from Kington)
    01544 230563

To the north of Kington:

To the east of Kington:

  • The New Inn (Pembridge, about 10 minutes’ drive from Kington)
    01544 388427
  • The Kings House (Pembridge, which is still about 10 minutes’ drive from Kington)
    01544 388029

I’ll be adding to this list periodically, as (one hopes) more restaurants sign up – though if the official Government search facility is beefed up to provide a map view, this may not be necessary. Comments welcome, especially if I’ve missed a restaurant or entered incorrect information.

All subject to change, no responsibility taken for accuracy, etc. Hope it helps someone out there.