We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Gilbies Bar & Bistro

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4 St. Peters Close | Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DL, England
+44 1432 277863
Website
Today
10:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 201: English reviews
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gilbies is a classic and has built up a reputation for its breadth of selection. Soup and sandwiches, tapas and snacks or top of the range lunches and dinners. Also a popular bar with the best terrace for Summer drinking or dining in Hereford.

Helpful?
Thank John J
wales
Level Contributor
95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table at Gilbies for our friends anniversary On our recommendation of it being so good We have eaten here a quite few times over the past 20 years It's about 100 mile round trip so could have chosen from quite a number of places as it's always been great as you'll see from my previous review of... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank mtx7x
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated New Year's Eve at Gilbies in Hereford. The staff were incredibly warm and welcoming and the bar was well stocked with an assortment of wines, beers and spirits. The food was delicious and there was a lot of it for the modest fee we paid. Overall, an essential visit for anyone looking for a quality bar/eatery in Hereford city... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter C
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You ask "Why go to a bistro and have fish and chips?" I answer that it's because the cod and chips I'm just eating now is the tastiest and moistest I've had in years. And big portion too!

Helpful?
Thank John G
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A group of 7 of us visited Gilbies for our family Christmas meal. Upon arrival it sounded like we were entering a night club with loud booming music, and the bar spilling over to the restaurant area. We sat down to a table dressed in a cheap plastic table cloth and our table was surrounded by people having a pint,... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Rebecca W
GilbiesRob, Owner at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Rebecca W Thank you for taking the time to feedback your experience to us. Although it doesn't state so in your review I believe that the day of your meal with us may have been on Christmas eve (or the day before) which is just about the busiest day of the entire year for us - particularly in the bar.... More 

England
Level Contributor
438 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went into Gilbies for a few drinks with family. Lovely and quiet on a Thursday night. Some nice cold beers and great service. What more can you want?

Helpful?
Thank adam_nwuk
GilbiesRob, Owner at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

adam_nwuk Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us and we will look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We attended Gilbies today for our department meal and we were appalled by the service. The man that served us was not welcoming and didn't smile. We asked for a jug of water when we arrived and had to ask again as 20 minutes later it hadn't arrived. When he brought the food to us one of my colleagues tried... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Julie D
GilbiesRob, Owner at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Julie D Thank you for your feedback. I am obviously disappointed with your comments and as a result have spoken to the staff member who I believe this concerns. This person is someone with vast experience who ordinarily provides our customers with exemplary good service and I can only apologise that this wasn't your experience on the day you came... More 

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Not a great start when ordering a drink I was told that I couldn't have it in a tall glass! as that was not how they served it. I have been here before and it was lovely and well deserved it's good reputation, however I believe that it has changed hands recently and is suffering. As we were a large... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank potter63
GilbiesRob, Owner at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Potter63 Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Gilbies as we do value your feedback although I am obviously disappointed that your experience wasn't entirely positive. You are correct in stating that there are new owners of Gilbies however it would inaccurate to call us 'newbies' as I was first involved with Gilbies in 2008 and... More 

Level Contributor
202 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

OMG a friend decided to take me for a supprise meal and when I saw where we we were going I was very dubious after having been before and not having enjoyed myself. Well what a difference it was. A very warm and welcoming feel extremely friendly atmosphere. The food was so good it was so much better than I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cyndi M
GilbiesRob, Owner at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Cyndi M I am so happy that you gave us another chance and that it paid off for you! Thank you for your kind comments and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Northwich, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great place to stop for lunch or dinner. Great lively atmosphere. Snacks are amazing price and taste.

Helpful?
Thank lovetravel899
GilbiesRob, Owner at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we will keep up the good work! More 

Travellers who viewed Gilbies Bar & Bistro also viewed

Hereford, Herefordshire
 
Hereford, Herefordshire
Hereford, Herefordshire
 

Been to Gilbies Bar & Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 St. Peters Close | Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Hereford
  • Phone Number: +44 1432 277863
Description
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle in a picturesque courtyard overlooked by St. Peter's church spire. Here is, quite simply, the only place to visit if it is a continental flavour that you are looking for. Where else in this little market town could you sit outside under the canopy of a huge grapevine and enjoy a pitcher of Europe's finest beer or lager?Here is an ideal spot to relax and contemplate life whilst sipping one of the worlds many varieties of wine.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gilbies Bar & Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?