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The Stockton Cross, Leominster, Herefordshire

The Stockton Cross

3.3
3.3
135 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Welcome to the Stockton Cross!
A delightful Herefordshire country pub and dining room. Friendly welcome, great ales & ciders, a surprisingly large wine list and classic pub food with a twist

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Country kitchen, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01568 612509

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Leominster

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Hazle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful food in every way and does not live up to the pictures or the menu on the pub website
  2. c

    chrisb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    your open table had no communication with STOCKTON cross so the booking was not expected no provisions for allergies i.e. gluten intolerant. had to bring own bread
  3. RC

    RichardC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely meal, good service and we had an enjoyable evening.
  4. R

    Ronn

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed, not much choice of food, poor table seating position, staff reasonably enthusiastic but sadly clueless
  5. SF

    SueF

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ate here in a Saturday night and booked a table as this is a popular pub. Welcomed and shown to our table. Drinks ordered and brought to us which is always a nice touch. Menu had a good range of food and prices were fair. Food was tasty and portions generous. Whitebait could have been crisper and pastry on steak pie looked very pale but tasted ok. We had starters and main courses and didn’t have room for the dessert choices. Overall a pleasant evening with just a few tweaks needed. Good place to visit.
  6. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food nice not much choice service ok considering I think 2 of waitresses were new so in time I think will rate a good rather than fair
  7. D

    Dissapointed

    Shropshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Sadly this dining experience was a big disappointment. I had been to this pub two times previously when it was first done up. Both times were good. The food was only a little better than ok - the pie was not a pie - it was dried out pastry with a filling that clearly had been ladened with bisto and or tasted like in was tinned stew. There were vile blue bottle flies everywhere and I kept having to get up and open the window to try and get rid of them. The decor was tiered and dirty - won't be going again.
  8. RC

    RosemaryC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The proprietors had just lost their chef but managed to prepare and present value and quality pub grub, and were careful to ensure we were happy with our dinner. Good value, best of luck in finding a new chef.
  9. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I dined there twice in a week, though only had a main course. The food both times was well cooked and presented using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. The ambiance was good, some people at the bar and quiet music, so a nice level of background sound. The building looked well maintained and clean with simple decor. And it has a carpark and garden.
  10. AE

    AlanE

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We all ordered fish and chips; the batter was not properly cooked!
  11. V

    Victoria

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food at reasonable prices. Friendly service. Lovely old pub.
  12. MM

    MargaretM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly welcome and service. Good pub grub, served hot and very tasty. I could certainly recommend the pea and mint soup.
  13. r

    roberth

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Informal setting Good choice and standard of food Great hosts
  14. SB

    SoniaB

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely be visiting again soon 🙂
  15. r

    rubies6969

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great old school landlord and rock solid food
  16. PS

    PaulaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth a visit. Food amazing. Fantastic staff. Will be back
  17. A

    Annabelle

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to have a chef back, at our local pub. Delicious Sunday lunch. Looking forward to going again soon
  18. WA

    WendyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked table for 12.30. Good service selection of beers good food good service. Will go again
  19. B

    Bark1ng

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked for Mother’s Day via Open Table. Phone call on the way telling me they don’t have a chef, aren’t open for food and that thy are no longer using Open Table. Atrocious situation and communication. I was quite sympathetic until I looked st reviews and saw that this has been happening since last September. I won’t be using Open Table again
  20. SF

    SuzanneF

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Sadly we could not have dinner here as the pub currently has no chef. Do not book through this app but ring the pub. The bar man was very apologetic and explained that Open Table has been asked to stop allowing bookings. Hopefully a chef will be in place soon as previous visits have been very good.
  21. g

    groundhog

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don't go there they don't do food ! They are taking bookings and can't be bothered to call to let you know that they don't have a chef so can't feed you. We were meeting friends there and other would be diners and were informed upon arrival the kitchen is closed. Not good.
  22. HM

    HelenM

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You typed: "Please DO NOT book anyone into The Stockton Cross Inn at present. There is no chef and your patrons will be disappointed angry and very hungry when they turn up to find the kitchen closed, with the nearest restaurant pub many miles away!"
  23. MI

    MICHAELC

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi guys you might like to update your site. The restaurant at this pub is closed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No chef booking cancelled after driving there
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food, nicely presented but quite expensive
  26. AP

    AndreaP

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Welcome is always friendly. Food always excellent. Visit regularly. Love it.
  27. M

    Miranda

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful warm and welcoming, great service , great food, always an absolute delight 🙏💗
  28. B

    Bunnie

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    We had looked at the menu previously online and decided the food looked great . When we arrived a different menu was presented. This should have been updated online. It was expensive and hardly anything on the plate ! We were looking forward to a hearty meal but were disappointed. The staff were friendly but overall I wouldn’t be visiting again
  29. HB

    HilaryB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Visited for a booked meal at 7pm and was very surprised to find ourselves the only customers! This was such a shame as we had a superb meal with very friendly and professional service. The chef certainly knows his stuff, with fabulous flavour combinations and top quality ingredients. The beef we had was melt in the mouth tender and very flavourful. Staff were meticulous about COVID rules and we had no concerns whatsoever in that regard. Such a pity that when so much effort is put into running this pub/restaurant they are not being supported through these very difficult times for them, by customers through the doors.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Friendly staff, tasty food, especially the dessert. Shame it has to close for a month!
  31. i

    ianw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Visited Friday 2nd November, the food was very, very good but our overall experience was let down by a noisy group of people just there for a drink - without any real thought for others.
  32. AP

    AndreaP

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a few times now. Food is excellent. Service very good. Always an enjoyable experience in a beautuful old building. Dog friendly too, a bonus.
  33. TO

    TheOwlpen

    Perthshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal here that was only a few notches away from outstanding. Notable were the chicken liver and mushroom starters. Also the braised beef was fab! Nice also to get good complimentary sourdough. This is a place well worth seeking out!
  34. GB

    GrahamB

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely old pub. Nice Sunday roast. Friendly staff. Dog friendly.
  35. CV

    ClareVN

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal for the four of us the beef in particular was probably the best we have ever eaten, the chef deserves Michelin star’s aplenty. We had a dog friendly table, the staff made a great fuss of her and we were away from anyone who may have been unhappy to share space with Belle whilst they were eating. The Argentinian Malbec “La Colonia” also need a big shout out as not only did it complement the beef you could probably drink it with any combination of food, brilliant.
  36. SJ

    SteveJ

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 2 course special. Divine beef dripping with bread followed by our 2 courses. Parfait was light but rich with loads of flavour. Home made brioche too. Fish and chips with secret ingredient crushed peas and venison sausages in unctious gravy went down a treat. Great meal lovely atmosphere and service. Safe. Please visit and support everyone.
  37. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had Sunday lunch. The roast beef was lovely - rare which is how I like it. Gelt that the chicken leg at the same price wasn't perhaps as good value.
  38. M

    Maria

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The kitchen produced excellent food and service was charming. The pub was a little empty although friendly but I think we picked a quiet night -Saturday ? Unfortunately the log burner was out of action which probably would have enhanced the atmosphere but the landlord kindly increased the heating.
  39. HB

    HilaryB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A superb evening meal at this lovely country pub/restaurant. All staff were friendly, professional and ‘COVID aware’, and tables were well spaced out. There was fabulous complimentary sourdough with both butter And beef dripping to choose from. Two of us had different beef dishes and agreed that the beef was the most tender and flavoursome we had had for a very long time. The chef knows his stuff as all the ingredients melded wonderfully. Our guest had the fish dish and also felt that the flavours complimented each other superbly. Would definitely recommend the Stockton Cross and we will be returning!
  40. DL

    DarrellL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Great wine. Can’t fault it. I wish we lived closer

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Stockton Cross is rated 3.3 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Stockton Cross

Kimbolton, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0HD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leominster

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Country kitchen, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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