The summer solstice has now passed, and we are officially in the summer season! (Woo! 🙌)
Here at LWYL, we are all summer sunshine seekers (and partial to a lovely meal sat in beautiful surroundings!) so we thought this would be the ideal opportunity to share with you a few of our top local Worcestershire Bars/Restaurants to visit this summer! 🙌
We have made sure that all of our suggestions have something special about them, for example, they are out in the open fresh air, dog friendly, historic or have incredible views of the Worcestershire Countryside!
Sound good? Read on!
The Holt Fleet, Worcestershire
The holt fleet is a family owned and run restaurant since 1983. Nestled on the banks of the River Severn Worcestershire and set in fourteen acres of its own grounds, The Holt Fleet is a fantastic venue with some amazing views.
It is situated just outside the black and white picturesque village of Ombersley and only 4 miles from Worcester!
As a former hotel, The Holt Fleet was rebuilt in 1937, but dates back to the late 18th century when it was a popular stop for Victorian riverside cruises to take in the now famous Thomas Telford bridge, which was constructed in 1828.
Today, with great food, a bar, outside seating pods and a bistro, it is still as impressive and as popular for dining and weddings.
We would highly recommend paying The Holt Fleet a visit on a scorching hot British summers day!
Address: Holt Heath, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR6 6NL
Hanbao is a Gourmet Burger and Cocktail bar based in Worcester city centre.
Founded in 2016, the original dream for Hanbao was to create a quality spot for diners to enjoy the ultimate in fast food.
And we can confirm, they have achieved just that!
The unique burgers and cocktails served at Hanbao are all about heavy indulgence, great food, great environment and great service.
They have recently unveiled their beautiful rooftop terrace, which is open for walk-ins and drinks from early afternoon until late.
We would also highly recommend the cocktails at Hanbao, in particular, the Gin Soda! 🍹
Sitting outside on the rooftop terrace will certainly be a place we frequent this summer!
Address: 4 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DB
The Olive Branch is a beautiful authentic taste of the Mediterranean situated right in the heart of Worcester city centre.
The Olive Branch have been serving real tapas for over ten years with great Chefs who create daily specials from market-fresh produce.
Although they are pretty tucked away in a quiet street just off the main high street in Worcester, the outside seating area at the Olive Branch is amazing!
The outside seating means you are sat just in the shadow of the sandstone church with little olive trees painted on pots around you, which really makes you feel like you are on holiday!
Address: 6 Church Street, Worcester WR1 2RH England
The Courtyard, which is based in the heart of Bewdley, is a beautiful, welcoming small restaurant specialising in freshly grilled food; from a range of mouth-watering steaks to highly sought-after fish and seafood specials, with a contemporary twist.
The Courtyard is particularly beautiful in the summer as you are able to enjoy the scenery with great views of the famous River Severn, as well as the idyllic village of Bewdley from their bi-folding doors whilst you enjoy your meal!
As well as offering a vast range of dishes, The Courtyard offer a range of refreshing drinks at the bar including craft gins, cocktails and local ales.
We highly recommend visiting on a hot summers evening!
Address: 3/4 Severn Side South, Bewdley DY12 2DX England
Eckington Manor, nestled in the Avon valleys on the border of the picturesque Cotswolds, is where you will discover something very different and very special (especially in the summer sunshine!)
Spending time soaking up the sun and surroundings at Eckington Manor is one of our favourite things to do!
You can even brush up on your cookery skills at Eckington Manor’s state of the art cookery school. The teachers allow their cooks to learn the story of food: from garden fork to dinner fork and all their ingredients are fully traceable, produced on their farm and grounds or sourced from local producers. Cooks are also able to learn how to choose and treat quality ingredients, creating dishes with wonderful flavours using simple recipes that can be enjoy again and again.
Food is really at the heart of Eckington Manor. They combine British and European cuisine with the odd dish from further afield to create diverse and imaginative menus that incorporate locally grown produce from both their own farm and the surrounding areas.
Address: Eckington Manor, Hammock Road, Eckington, Worcestershire, WR10 3BJ
Sat on the edge of the idyllic village of Callow End at the foot of the Old Hills. The Old Bush is a traditional English pub serving fine ales along with ciders, larger and a good selection of wine. The kitchen serves a variety of tasty dishes all cooked in house and some yummy homemade desserts.
The Old Bush at Callow end is a great little pub with a fabulous beer garden that is amazing to visit in the summertime!
The Old Bush also have a large aviary and a fantastic play area for small children to enjoy (whilst you soak up the summer sunshine!)
Address: Upton Rd, Callow End, Worcester WR2 4TE
Colwall Park is a fabulous (dog friendly) country house hotel based in magical Malvern, Worcestershire.
Located in the centre of a peaceful rural village on the sunny western flanks of the breath-taking Malvern Hills, with footpaths leading directly to the hills from their landscaped gardens, this is one not to be missed this summer!
We suggest escaping to Colwall Park for a tranquil country break one weekend in the summer. Whether it is a romantic getaway or a walking break, within these stylish surroundings, Colwall Park ensures you experience everything from award-winning cuisine with mouth-wateringly good food, to a cosy bar filled with any beverage you would like!
They are also a dog friendly hotel and welcome well behaved ‘clean paws.’
Address: Colwall Park Hotel Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QG
We hope you enjoy the Worcestershire Summer sunshine and don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram pics (@lwyl_worcs) for a chance to be featured on our Love Where You Live page! 💕