The village of Downton, long before the building of the gothic Downton Castle, clustered around Old Downton Lodge.

The village and the lodge were abandoned when Black Death swept the country.

Ironically that has allowed parts of the Lodge and the timber framed farmhouse to survive exactly as they were in medieval times.

Now the buildings have been painstakingly converted to form a unique boutique hotel that is perfect not only for shooting parties but also for summer ramblers and other visitors to the area.

Please visit www.olddowntonlodge.com for more information.


Head Chef Karl Martin produces a daily changing tasting menu of five, seven or nine courses, for which he draws inspiration from local produce when he visits the Market and from his foraging expeditions in the Herefordshire countryside.

The Old Downton Lodge has been awarded a 3 AA Rosette Award.

Dinner is available on Tuesday to Saturday night only, between 6pm and 9pm.
Please contact the Old Downton Lodge for more information:

T. +44 (0) 1568 771826