Weobley is a historic black and white village in Herefordshire, it is pronounced “webbley” – I have family that live there so I visit Weobley on a regular basis. Weobley is a short-drive from Hereford and Leominster, it has three pubs, three churches, a restaurant, lots of brilliant places to stay, shops and services. Weobley’s ‘emblem’ is a magpie; in 2001 the artist Walenty Pytel completed a sculpture of a magpie, the sculpture was made after the village won ‘Village of the Year’ in 1999. The images below show the magpie and part of the village:
In the village there is a popular church called ‘the Church of St Peter and St Paul’, it has a spire that is the second tallest in the county. Weobley also has castle ruins and a high school and primary school with a revolutionary system of heating. The church is shown below:
If you’re looking for somewhere to have a drink in Weobley I recommend you visit The Sanitation Inn or the Red Lion. The Sanitation Inn is my favourite place to visit in this part of Herefordshire because it offers brilliant food and the staff are very friendly.
A great place to go if you’re looking for an ‘escape’ is The Marshpools Country Inn (www.country-inn.co.uk) which is just outside of Weobley in Ledgmoor. I have visited here many times, the last time I visited was March 2012. The Marshpools is a family run pub and has a very warm and friendly atmosphere, the inn was originally a thatch cottage and is situated in a quiet location.
- In pictures: Herefordshire’s black and white villages (ontheluce.com)