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Closing times may vary by restaurant. Please speak to a member of our team at your local restaurant for the most up to date timings. In general, our last food orders are at 9pm and last drinks orders are at 10pm (On Sunday it is 9pm). Please reserve your table online to avoid disappointment.

beefeater Starting Gate

Hereford restaurant details

Holmer Road




Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm


Outdoor dining

Function room

Breakfast serving times

Mon-Fri 6:30am - 10:30am

Sat-Sun 7am - 11am 

The menus



From eggs cooked just the way you like them, to premium sausages and back bacon rashers, hash browns and black pudding, you can build your breakfast to your taste. Not forgetting our delicious continental options, and Kids eat free breakfast too!




Enjoy fantastic food in our garden with a range of great dishes including steaks, grills and tasty puds. Our kids menu is full of favourites your kids will love. We offer a full range of drinks to complement your meal - choose from crisp beers and ciders to great gins and plenty more. Relax and let us serve up the perfect meal in our garden.

function rooms


Our restaurant offers the ideal setting for any event and every occasion - from birthdays and anniversaries to meet-ups, wakes and business meetings. With a range of food, drink and facilities on offer, we’re ready to serve up just what you’re looking for at your event. We'll need a minimum of 24 hours notice for function room bookings.


Book our function room by calling the restaurant or clicking on the email address below with the information required. 

Phone: 01432 274853 Email:

We'll need a minimum of 24 hours notice for function room bookings.

Starting Gate Beefeater grill restaurant in Hereford, Herefordshire

Join us at the Starting Gate Beefeater for a memorable meal out with your nearest and dearest. A steak restaurant in Hereford that showcases the very best of steak, savour a masterclass in flavour with 30-day-aged cuts fresh from the grill. Our Beefeater menu doesn’t just finish at steak either. We’ve also got amazing seafood options, plant-based wonders and classic pub grub. All sourced from eco-conscious suppliers with a shared passion for quality, without compromise.

Our team

Our team always go above and beyond to make sure that our guests have the best time here. From kitchen to table, we craft, create and serve each dish with care. We also serve up memories, framed in a home-from-home setting – that’s packed wall to wall with friendly atmosphere. It’s a package that we’re proud to be known for. And, we’ll be there waiting in the wings to help with any queries. Like meal tips, or even share our knowledge on things to do in Hereford – if you’re planning a day out in our small, but mighty city.

Our location

Built as a farmhouse in the 17th Century, the Starting Gate Beefeater is an important part of community life. Whether it’s that first date, long-overdue drink with a friend, or perhaps a bumper birthday with family, we’re here for all the moments that matter. Inside, you’ll encounter an eclectic mix of old and new features. Offering hints into the building’s history with quaint walls and timber frames, settle into a modern dining area that provides a spacious, airy feel. Outside, you’ll find a garden that’s perfect for a refreshing drink in the summer sun – courtesy of our bar mixologists. When the weather is on our side, outdoor dining in Hereford doesn’t get much better. Parking up? You can make use of hassle-free parking upon arrival.

Make sure to take a look at our offers page for all our latest deals and promotions.

Why we love Hereford

Our restaurant in Hereford is perfectly placed to experience the best of the local area. For culture vultures in search of art galleries and chic shops in the city, the cobbled streets of the Independent Quarter are a must-see spot. With the largest surviving medieval map made 800 years ago, and the biggest chained library in the world, Hereford Cathedral is an incredible location for history fans. Outdoor beauty is truly dialled up to 11 in and around the city too. From riverbank rambles to woodland wanders, get lost in nature on popular walking routes around Hereford. Spring is particularly scenic, with bluebells carpeting the woodland and explosions of botanical bloom all around. How about a river adventure? A 30-minute drive away, you can embrace the wild landscapes with a hired canoe – at your own pace – along the winding River Wye.

However you plan your day out in Hereford, you’re sure to fall in love with its charm.

Frequently asked questions

Our steaks are always popular! Our 10oz ribeye steaks are one of our tastiest cuts and, like all our steaks, they’re aged for a minimum of 30 days, grilled to perfection, packed with flavour and served with chunky triple-cooked chips, crispy flat mushrooms, juicy grilled tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.

You can’t beat our Sunday lunches here at the Starting Gate Beefeater. With our Sunday roasts you can choose from our specialty roast sirloin of beef, rump of lamb, half-roast chicken or butternut squash and ale pie, served with all the trimmings and our signature red wine gravy. You also get unlimited roast potatoes and other delicious extras.

It’s got to be our Premier Inn Breakfast, which we serve at the Starting Gate Beefeater – featuring a diverse selection of options that truly showcases the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, tea and coffee, toast and more.    

We’re totally family friendly and we can make your next meal out hassle-free. Our kids’ menu is full of dishes your children will love and our team are great with kids. Best of all, up to two kids can eat breakfast for free when an adult orders a Premier Inn Breakfast!  

From mid-week meals to special occasions, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at the Starting Gate Beefeater. You can book tables for up to 16 people online through our website, or call us on 01432 274 853 to find out more about Beefeater group bookings in Hereford. If you’re booking for a group larger than 16, just give us a call or select ‘other’ as the number of guests you want to book for on our booking page to let us know.  

If we have space, we’ll always try and find a table for you. But we recommend booking ahead, especially at the weekend when we’re at our busiest.  

Yes, we have a pub garden and outdoor dining, ideal for al fresco meals or simply a cool, refreshing drink in the sunshine!

Explore our Beefeater allergy and dietary information to find out everything about our menus before your visit.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes our food so delicious and where it comes from, go behind-the-scenes to learn all about our chefs and carefully selected producers. We’re passionate about our food at Beefeater, which is why we ensure only the best ingredients and care go into each and every recipe.  

Most of our Beefeater restaurants are accessible. As layouts and facilities can vary between restaurants, please contact our site directly if you have any specific questions about visiting this location – we’ll be happy to help.

Yes, we offer convenient parking facilities for our customers at the Starting Gate Beefeater. Subject to location, pricing and parking durations may vary – so please check with us before arrival.  

Wi-Fi is easy to access at most of our Beefeater restaurants. Connection speeds can vary, dependent on your chosen location. 

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