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Dec 25, 2013 04:46 AM

Worcester/Malvern area - worthy dinners?

Any thoughts?

Seems to be something of a food desert - not even Hardens lists anything.

We last stayed in Malvern in 2007 but ate in the hotel that time (on a deal). Was only OK, although the restaurant is now rated #1 on TripAdvisor, which may not say much, of course.

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  1. Hi there - hope I'm not too late with this, but there are one or two pubs worth looking at, both off the A44 to the west of Worcester.

    The Talbot is on the B4197 and is a pub which has served decent locally-sourced food for much longer than most. I have had some great meals there and some only ok, but it is definitely worth a go if you are thereabouts.

    Further west on the A44 (or just off it on a very small road) is the Live and Let Live pub. It's in Bringsty (the address is Bringsty Common) and is a gorgeous old boozer with an open fire. We ate there once, very cold and tired, and I remember feeling like it was the best place to be at the time, but I can't remember what the food was like. From what others say on various websites, it sounds like it's decent quality British pub food. It's along a rough track, so be prepared to drive further than you think you should go! ‎

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    1. re: Theresa

      Bags of time - we're thinking of going to the Gardening Shoiw in May (I like to start meal planning early :-0 ).

      Talbot sounds bang-on. Any boozer that forages food and has brawn on the menu has to be worth a bash. Many thanks.

      1. re: Harters

        If you do go to the Talbot, it may be better to ask if you can eat in the bar - it's a nice old one with a bit of atmosphere and an open fire (but hopefully you won't need that in May...). I've always found the restaurant/dining area a bit soulless - it's a personal thing, and it's still in the old building, but from the photos on the site it looks like it's still the same decor as the last time I went a few years back.