De Koffie Pot cafe: The Bohemian Hang-out of Herefordshire


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Welcome to the Left Bank Quarter of the county where bohemians roam in the secluded area part Parisian chic meets Dutch-inspired leisure. Overlooking the River Wye it gives you a glorious view of the River Wye and only a 2 minute walk from the high street.

It’s a cosy cafe with a quaint and rustic farmhouse feel inside plus open seating outside. The upstairs is dedicated to the art exhibition of the moment and Friday music nights where local musicians sing and attendees dance along to their music. Arms swaying, gypsy skirts flowing depending on the type of music played. On rare afternoons off locals are found sipping coffee, nibbling cakes or perhaps a Pieminster pie. Some with a book in their hands, others doodle in sketchpads. It’s family friendly and sometimes the pet dog tags along too. A wandering child walks up to the blackboard and notices the pretty handwritten white cursive…

On the blackboard you’ll find the weekly usual of yoga or meditation classes. If you’re lucky a poetry reading night may be on. The first poetry event held there was organised and performed by local poet Catherine Vaughan in March 2016. Nowadays a plethora of cultural activities take place from burlesque dances classes, life drawing as well as the Politics, Ethics & Environment nights and don’t forget the Pub Quiz! Most recently they’ve been one of the venues for the Herefordshire Cultural Partnership which discusses culture ventures in the county as well as Herefordshire’s forthcoming bid to be City of Culture in 2021.

On its footstep is The Left Bank which has it’s Speakeasy Nightclub, comedy nights and formal events. It’s also available for private hire.

So if you’re ever visiting our city pop along to De Koffie Pot cafe, located on Bridge street, hidden behind the Left Bank. 

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The Waring family also run Lyde Court for Weddings (and were named Herefordshire Wedding Venue of the Year 2016) and The Left Bank which hosts events, parties and now Weddings.

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