About Gilbies

Established for over 28 years and set in the heart of historic Hereford: find out more about this beautiful bar & bistro.


Hereford has recently given rise to a thriving food scene and seen a surge in independent restaurants which is no surprise, given our agricultural community and idyllic situation creating an abundance of fresh produce.

Many of the independent restaurants have upped their game and are responding to the changing needs of their customers. People are changing their eating habits and are demanding more for their money in terms of seeking out local produce, freshly prepared, ethical and sustainable food right down to eco-friendly straws.

Gilbies will be staying true to its roots. We’ll still be serving up a bistro menu of inexpensive food made up of home cooked dishes and a wide range of tapas dishes to provide a fresh, modern dining experience.

With a much-improved modern menu, and the best location in town, the team is ready to welcome you to the same relaxed, friendly atmosphere that Gilbies is renowned for.


You’ll find Gilbies Bar & Bistro in the heart of Hereford city centre, tucked away behind the half-timbered Old House. We’ve been here in this cosy courtyard setting for thirty years – and since 2016, a new team has been running the show.


Owners Rob and Hayley (and their daughter) recently returned to the area from Bristol to take on a new venture in their home town of Hereford. And they’ve made a few changes around here. Now we serve everything from tasty tapas and small plates and hand-picked wines, to hearty roasts and fresh coffee – and we’ve created a relaxed environment for you to enjoy at any time of day. 


We cater for a range of party sizes, and we're delighted to have catered for a number of wedding parties, so please call us to discuss bespoke menus in addition to our usual menus.


You're more than welcome to bring your dogs into the bar and area.


Want to take a look around? Head over to our gallery to see inside our Hereford restaurant and bar.