November is a time of transition, with the autumn colours giving way to the anticipation of the holiday season. In and around Bromyard, there are plenty of exciting events and activities to make the most of this unique time of year.
Whether you’re a local resident or visiting the area, here’s a guide to the top things happening in Bromyard this November and some great options for outdoor enthusiasts, arts and culture lovers, and delightful places to eat.
Kick off your November with a magical day in Bromyard. On November 18th, the town comes alive with a festive spirit like no other. Here’s what to expect:
11:00 am until late – Festive Market: Stroll through the market where local artisans and vendors showcase unique gifts, crafts, and delectable seasonal treats. It’s the perfect place to find that special something for your loved ones.
12:15 pm – Santa’s Parade: The man in the red suit himself makes a grand entrance in a lively parade. Get ready to welcome Santa Claus to Bromyard.
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Santa’s Grotto: Little ones can meet Santa and share their holiday wishes. Don’t forget to snap a picture with the jolly old fellow!
12:00 pm until late – Music & Entertainment: Live music and entertainment fill the air, creating a festive atmosphere that’s sure to put you in the holiday mood.
5:15 pm – Lantern Parade: As the sun begins to set, join the Lantern Parade to illuminate the streets with the soft glow of lanterns. It’s a beautiful sight to behold.
5:30 pm – Light Switch-On Ceremony: The highlight of the day arrives as the town’s Christmas lights are switched on. Witness the town come alive with the warm and welcoming glow of the holiday season.
Don’t worry about parking or entrance fees; it’s all free!
Every first Sunday of the month, Bromyard comes alive with its beloved market on the Square. It’s a gathering that locals and visitors eagerly anticipate. The market kicks off at 10 am and goes on until 2 pm, giving you ample time to soak in the delights.
What’s on the menu, you ask? Well, there’s a little bit of everything to make your taste buds dance with joy. From a heartwarming breakfast stall to options for piping hot and refreshingly cold foods, it’s a paradise for foodies on the move.
It’s not just a market; it’s a warm and delicious experience that Bromyard shares with all who join.
For nature lovers, we have some walk recommendations for you…
Wine Walk (4.6 miles)
Set out on the enchanting Wine Walk, beginning at the Frome Valley Vineyard. This 4.6-mile journey takes you through hop yards and cider orchards to The Majors’ Arms, a pub with breathtaking views of the Malvern Hills, the Black Mountains, and the Shropshire Hills. Your return to the vineyard promises a memorable experience filled with stunning vistas and local charm.
Jewel in the Downs (7.1 miles)
Discover the natural beauty of Bromyard through the Jewel in the Downs walk, which leads you up Bromyard Downs. This picturesque adventure provides impressive views of the town and its surroundings. For those who appreciate a little mud on their boots, this is the perfect choice.
Explore 114 hectares of common land, steeped in history and rich in nature. Along the way, you’ll encounter signs of old drovers’ paths and an abandoned railway line that once connected Leominster to Worcester. Don’t miss the small pound for stray animals just before you re-enter the town at the end of your walk.
Conclude your journey with a well-deserved meal at Three Horseshoes Inn, making this walk a perfect combination of outdoor exploration and local hospitality.
And speaking of a very well-deserved meal…
Treat your taste buds to a delightful journey at the Three Horseshoes Inn, a charming establishment steeped in Bromyard’s history. The Abell family, with deep-rooted connections to the area, transformed this pub during a global pandemic, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Expect a friendly atmosphere, exceptional food made from locally sourced produce, and a picturesque beer garden with a barbecue area and pizza oven. In addition, there’s space for marquee events in the adjoining field, making it a versatile venue for special occasions.
Whether you’re looking for a meal or a casual drink, the inn promises a delightful experience in the heart of Bromyard.
Arts & cultural events
The Guitar Icons (Nov 18th)
Experience the captivating tribute show celebrating legendary electric guitar players who have shaped the music industry. Enjoy faithful live renditions of iconic tracks in this dynamic and colorful performance.
Discover artist Oliver Jones’ thought-provoking large-scale pastel drawings at Berrington Hall. These works explore contemporary notions of beauty and perfection, reflecting on themes of body image and self-esteem, as well as our quest for these ideals in the digital age. Explore the clash of hyper-reality with Georgian elegance in this powerful exhibition.
Festival of Wood, The Autumn Colours of the Arboretum, Guided Walk (26th November)
Join the expert guide, Paul Ratcliffe, on a captivating journey through Queenswood Arboretum on November 26th. Delve into the beauty of late Autumn, discovering champion trees, Redwood Grove, and traditional woodland management techniques. Uncover the fascinating world of trees and history in the “Green Heart of Herefordshire
The end… for now!
Bromyard in November offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from festive lights to outdoor adventures and cultural exploration. It’s a time to relish the magic of the season and appreciate the beauty of Bromyard and its surroundings. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, Bromyard has something to offer everyone during this special time of year.