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Lichfield Vaults, Hereford

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user reviews of the Lichfield Vaults, Hereford

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Looks good from the outside and inside with its wood panelling and church pews but my pint of Adnams Broadside was distinctly average and the London Pride, Wainwright and Rhymney Gold didn't tempt me.
paul_d102 - 29 Nov 2021 20:21
On a swelteringly hot day, this cool shaded, flagstoned bar was the perfect place to stop. Had a pint each of Adnams Broadside, Caley's Flying Scotsman and Doom Bar - all excellent. Imaginative food served up by a cheerful barman completed a very welcoming package.
Kenny260556 - 1 May 2015 13:57
Called in for lunch. Heineken pub. Beer good. Adnams and Caledonian excellent. Menu is very Greek inspired, decent enough food, but a little pricey for the portion offered. Excellent service from Andy the manager.
herefordalechick - 7 Jun 2014 09:54
Excellent pint of well kept Adnams Broadside. Good service, well worth a visit!
beerbelly66 - 6 Mar 2014 21:54
Two of us called in for lunch. Good food and excellent pint. Staff seem friendly and helpful. It is a little bit tucked away but seems popular.
hopster69 - 30 Sep 2013 15:29
Not a bad place. Full and lively. Superb whiskey collection. Doom Bar, Deuchars, Broadside, Bass and Flying Scotsman. Forgot how good Deuchars was till I got here.
The_in4mer - 30 Dec 2012 17:11
This pub is quite difficult to find. It is beautifully located in a narrow street slap bang in the city centre. On my Saturday evening visit, it was fairly crowded and the 2 bar staff were struggling to cope, especially as all the lagers seemed to be going at once! As such, it took nearly 10 minutes to get served. Caledonian Deuchars IPA & Flying Scotsman, Adnams Broadside, Sharps Doom Bar & Bass were the ales. A busy pub that didn't quite live up to my initial expectations.
blue_scrumpy - 29 Jul 2012 21:19
Excellent little pub tucked away on a side street off the High St, it's a must find.

Saturday lunchtime when I popped in and it was busy with a mix of punters, a fair few seemed to be in for the food. I didn't have any food but the French onion soup looked and smelt cracking.

A couple of decent ales on draught of which i have the Flying Scotsman, a lovely dark beer from the Calendonian brewery north of the border.

As stated by various other reviewers this place should be on a Hereford pub crawl.
lezford - 24 May 2012 13:21
Good city centre pub down a lovely alleyway and very friendly. An oddity is the Greek food - but it's done very well - a meze was carried off with some flair and the vine leaves tasted home made. The ales are well kept although it's a mite disappointing that no local brewery is represented (unlike the cider). Doombar, Flying Scotsman etc were the decidedly non-Engish choices. Still an essential part of any Hereford pub crawl.
BoehmBawerk - 8 Apr 2012 08:55
Also went here Saturday lunchtime. Nice pub right in the centre of town. As reviewer below said a good amount of real ales were on offer but maybe not the most exciting selection.

Owner was very friendly. They do a Greek Platter which I had and it was very tasty, a nice change from the normal pub burger offering. A French Platter was also on the menu which sounded nice too.

There is a patio area at the back if you are of the nicotine persuasion.
rwjc22 - 7 Mar 2012 17:48
Met up here on Saturday lunchtime. Had Doom Bar, Flying Scotsman, Adnams and Deuchars all good. Excellent food with a cypriot twist. Landlord Andy and staff very welcoming. Very clean pub, good atmosphere, will definitely come again.
DavidtheWomble - 4 Mar 2012 14:29
Disappointing. Beer choice limited (although these days Bass is a rarity) and no proper cider - surprising in Hereford. It seemed a bit laddish and I imagine it could get quite loud when busy.
djw - 22 Feb 2012 16:11
Much improved with beer range not bad and quality outstanding on my visit. Friendly staff as well.
daveinbrum - 20 Nov 2011 16:29
Range of beer is poor considering the local options on offer, used to be much better. But reasonably comfortable hostelry in attractive part of the city.
Lordsnootie - 18 Sep 2011 12:10
Nice cosy little city-centre pub with extensive wood panelling. Good to see Greek-Cypriot specialities on the menu - not just the usual identikit pub grub. Not the world's most exotic beer range, but my pint of Bass was fine.
Heatonian - 4 Jul 2011 22:55

With a BITE rating of 7.9, this was my first port of call during a recent short break in Hereford. For me the downside was that all the 5 real ales on offer were more or less mainstream brews. There are some great local micros and it is a great pity that none were represented. I cannot fault my Adnams Broadside. Our food was top notch too and the staff were very friendly and efficient. The number of other customers, of all ages, confirms that the management have got their act right. 9/10. It would have got a 10/10, if a decent local brew had been available.
steve2905 - 23 Apr 2011 02:28
Brilliiantly run pub.
The landlord should give lessons in his profession.

A joy to go there
ruardean - 12 May 2010 12:52
Nice pub, nice beer, Andy the Landlord is a top bloke.
Ivan_Dobski - 12 Mar 2010 14:46
Completely agree with everfything said by others - plus they now sell Hobson's Bitter.
JimmyRibble - 27 Jan 2010 13:45
I can only agree 100% with previous comments. Since moving to Herefordshire some 9 months ago I've only ever visited this pub when in town because I'm more than satisified with the whole set-up. Sadly, I'll be moving to Switzerland in the next 3 months and have therefore only a limited number of chances to sup the excellent Adnams Broadside - one of the real ales currently on offer.
mothpoet - 23 Jan 2010 10:37
Just returned to Hfd after 5 years away and glad to say the Lich has returned to its glory days. Friendly customers and a crcking landlord in Andy whi used to keep the Pig & Drum in worcester. Rugby on telly and cracking beer. this pub runs a close second to the Barrels for best pub in town, and would come high in any town.
jimbosmith - 24 Nov 2009 10:45
A traditional pub recently returned to its former glory by the new landlord. I can echo the previous reviewer and state what a top guvnor he appears to be. When we arrived after the game our visiting group must have numbered about fifteen. When we arrived on hand pump there was Theakston XB and the increasingly rare Bass. The Landlord acknowledges everyone straight away and says 'won't keep you a moment' if he cannot serve you straight away. Even though he was serving on his own he went down the cellar and put on another beer Theakston Black Bull Bitter. The Landlord said he had only been here for about 4 and half months. As I noticed the religious icons above the bar closest to the front door I had to ask the connection. He stated that he and his family were living in Cypress for a number of years and that he has his best icons upstairs. The Landlord is rightfully proud of the pub and suggested I read the history he had displayed in a frame opposite the bar. On this showing hopefully it will appear in the GBG soon.
Love_good_ale - 21 Apr 2009 01:38
Landlord/Barman is a gent. Really superb clean bar.
tortoise68 - 20 Apr 2009 13:37
The BEST pub in Hereford, recently returned to the shire and was pleased to see the pub under new management, and a what a great job the new couple are doing! Great food, great beer, great pub.
armenia007 - 26 Feb 2009 12:23
This pub is great, again another quality Hereford drinking hole. Very relaxed and cosy. old but fresh, great staff that can offer a quick service.
unlucky_kentucky95 - 1 Feb 2009 20:37
Is under new ownership now and I am told the TVs and settees have been removed and stripped back to a basic proper pub. Have yet to visit. My friend says is now owned by a Greek gent and apparantly knows how to look after ale. I think he said they had Theakstons on tap. Got to be an improvement on what it was before.
Lady_Y - 17 Jan 2009 18:46
Definetly one of the best pubs in town,overall,service 10/10,good patio area,good for the football,and normally pretty chilled out place to go.
rob3597 - 30 Jul 2007 22:38
Nice to see this pub has good facilities for us smokers - a large patio area which is both welcoming and well kept, cheers the Litch, keep it up.
mckln335 - 9 Jul 2007 10:46
Definitely worth looking it - sometimes the Vaults has a great range of real ales - and other times, strangely, not much to offer - but if it can get the guest beers in it is definitely one of the real pubs to be found in Hereford.
Lordsnooty - 30 Jun 2007 15:01
Very nice pub, has a real cosy feel to it. Not one to go in if you are on a night out looking to get completely arseholed, but definitely one to visit if you are mooching around town on a saturday with nothing to do. Very pleasant atmosphere - one of the better pubs in hereford.
mckln335 - 19 Jun 2007 12:23
Comfortable pub with (usually) a very good choice of ace ale. One of the few good pubs in Hereford city centre.
Lordsnooty - 9 Jun 2007 11:15
THE NICEST PUB WE VISITED IN HEREFORD.STAFF WERE ATTRACTIVE AND VERY FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING.FOOD WAS AMAZING,WOULD DEFINETLY GO AGAIN.GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE.A MUST SEE!!!
anonymous - 22 Feb 2006 17:28
Under new management again I believe...opened up outside and it is attracting a varied clientelle.

Does some of the best food in the town.

Worth a visit.


homerj - 3 Jun 2005 16:54
18th Century pub near Cathedral. Although opened out into one room, it still has a cosy feel. Was excellent until managerial change last year. Where it used to have regular guest beers and an eclectic clientele. The last time I went in there were no guest beers and only two blokes playing darts. This was an evening visit, in my experience, the pub has more atmosphere in the daytime. Beers were excellent, not so good now.
Jimbo Smith - 8 May 2004 23:22

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