- This page: B&Bs, guest houses, camping, small hotels, self-catering.
- ‘Eat and drink’ section – local pubs, beer and wine producers, refreshments on or near the Hills, veggie choices.
- Places of interest in cycling distance, more or less, including some refreshment ideas:
- Places in Malvern and the immediate vicinity: see Local Interest.
- Sustainable Tourism ideas.
- Our Active Visits section – walking, cycling.
- Getting to Malvern.
This is our own selection, based on a variety of factors, including green credentials, walker/cyclist friendly, interesting web sites, locations or features. Note: these aren’t paid ads unless stated as such. Feedback on your experience welcome – please use the contact form.
Vegetarian Vacations is a worldwide directory of tour operators, B and Bs etc offering vegetarian or vegan food. Website run by friends of MalvernTrail.
Marlbank Inn near Welland has a small campsite attached, WR13 6NA (01684 310603).
As does the Robin Hood pub at Castlemorton, WR13 6BS (01684 835212).
The Turbles caravan site at Castlemorton (01684 833234) is connected with Plume of Feathers pub.
Kings Green Farm, Kings Green Berrow, WR13 6AQ ( 01531 650272).
Blackmore Camping and Caravanning Club site, WR8 0EE (01684 310280).
Noted but not so local
- ‘Organic camping’ may be available at Birds Farm Cottage, How Caple, HR14SR, phone 01989 740644.
- And also further on at Windle Park (B&B), Hardwicke near Hay-On-Wye, HR3 5HA phone 01497 831666.
The Buzzards organic smallholding near Mortimer’s Cross, north Herefordshire has a small camp site, as well as self-catering cottages. Basic facilities but very helpful proprietor – we visited May 2018 and suggest you don’t use the lane coming from the south (very overgrown!).
The Bull’s Head pub at Craswall, on the east side of the Black Mountains, did have basic camping facilities but closed at 2018.
Old Country House B&B has gained both a ‘green business award’ and ‘silver wildlife award’. Near Mathon, just west of the Hills. Also well reviewed on responsibletravel.com.
The self-contained Myrtleberry Studio B&B (plus Myrtleberry Hobbit) has direct access onto the beautiful Castlemorton Common and the Malvern Hills. “Dogs, cyclists and walkers are most welcome”, bike lock-up available. Working to be greenest B&B possible (wormery, ground source heat pump etc.). Phone 01684 833648.
Treherne House, Guarlford Road (a little east of town). Classic quality without the snobbishness and with modern facilities. Cycle storage, and also cycle hire, available.
Cannara Guest House, near Barnards Green, likes this website, and has a strong endorsement for their veggie breakfast option.
Orchard Side B&B is near the Swan Inn in at Hanley Swan, and has secure garaging for bikes.
Ashbury B&B mentions “a garage to store your bikes”, and is at the northern end of the hills.
Malvern Hills Hotel is right next to British Camp, for easy access on to the Hills. Popular bar with local beer, restaurant.
See Wyche Inn listed under Hill refreshments below. Should have good views.
Sally Beds Bed and Breakfast is just over the Hills in Evendine Lane, Colwall.
Colwall Park Hotel is close to Colwall railway station and has easy access on to the Malverns.
Cottage in the Wood, Malvern Wells. 3 star hotel and restaurant, always with veggie option.
Link Lodge B&B in Malvern Link, originally built circa 1700. Elgar connections and rooms with curved walls.
Cowleigh Park Farmhouse B and B in black and white timber-framed farmhouse, plus adjoining self-catering cottage (up to 6) and ‘cider press’ (2). Cowleigh Road, just outside of town.
Bidders Croft B&B in Welland has/had some bicycles to lend to guests and lots of storage space for visiting bikes. Website no longer working, so may have closed.
The Malvern Retreat, self-catering next to Treherne House near Barnards Green.
Hillside House Good views over Great Malvern and the Severn valley.
The Corn Mill, near Bosbury – between Colwall and Ledbury. A good location on a working hops and apple farm, a fine looking website and accommodation, plus a link to us, warrants their inclusion here.
White House Cottages, Aylton – west of Ledbury. We don’t have any comments on the self-catering cottages, but they’ve got a good What’s on diary for tourists on the web site.
Hareley Farm, Linley Green, WR6 5RF. A restored Grade II listed barn on a working ‘rare breeds’ farm, towards Bromyard. Phone 01886 884362.
A bit further away, Maggie’s Retreat is between Bromyard and Tenbury Wells at Stoke Bliss. For 1 or 2 or up to half a dozen people.
Shepherds Rest, Much Marcle – historic features and good views.
Barn-Forge House a few miles west of Ross.
Upper Newton Farmhouse Kinnersley, Herefordshire, HR3 6QB. B&B and self catering. Tudor farmhouse, Slow Food Herefordshire members.
CountrySOLE Self-catering ‘eco-lodge’ the Little Wood House on an organic farm, Almeley. Wood stoves, solar energy, state of the art composting toilets.
Little Quebb holiday cottages have “four bicycles for the use of guests”, and easy access to the nearby black and white villages.
The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast, Llanigon, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5QA is a vegetarian option out west.