Welcome to the Talbot Hotel, Leominster.
The Talbot Hotel is a hidden gem of a retreat, nestled near Hereford in the center of Leominster, a quaint market town dating from the 7th century.
The Talbot Hotel provides 29 En-suite Oldy Worldy Rooms, Free WiFi, Restaurant, Bars, Conference Rooms & Function Rooms.
This charming 15th Century coaching inn is a fine example of the areas black & white timbered buildings. The charm & character is equally evident inside, with oak beams setting the mood for an oldy-worldy stay! In the heart of the Marches, you really can get away from it all.
Leominster, "The Town in the Marches", is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, where England & Wales nudge each other back & forth along Offa's Dyke.
Leominster is an historic market town of approx. 11,000 people in Herefordshire which dates back to the 7th century.
In the town you will find a wide variety of shops, cafes, pubs & antique shops, making Leominster the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon strolling around in the pleasant surroundings of this historic wool town.
Dating from the 15th Century and originally a Coaching House, the Talbot hotel has been extended by addition of what was once a saddlers shop, a grocer’s by the name of ‘Saxby’, a pub known as ‘The Vaults’ and J. Welsch, a small ladies & gents tailors.
In West Street, the Talbot Hotel was built at a crossroads called the Iron Cross. This is where public executions took place in the town.
Probably the most famous victim was a Catholic priest named Roger Cadwallader who was executed in 1610.
The Talbot Hotel was built some 50 years later but visitors have reported seeing a dark figure dressed in a cloak.
The people who know the story think it is the martyr. However, others say that, since these are licensed premises, it is more likely to be the spirit of William of Wycombe, noted as the composer of the early English lyric ' Sumner is i cumin in'.
William was exiled to the monastery in Leominster for licentiousness but did not mend his ways and was excommunicated.