Bromyard is an unspoilt traditional market town in the east of Herefordshire, roughly equidistant from Worcester, Malvern, Ledbury, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow and Tenbury Wells.
Bromyard itself is full of old listed buildings, mostly from the 17th century and is unusual in having a High Street full of independent traders, free from the dull uniformity experienced in most towns from an overabundance of Identikit national chain stores.
Just outside the town are Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common, two beautiful areas of open common land. Additionally many old villages surround the town which give a glimpse into life as it was hundreds of years ago.
Yet this is no backwater. It has thriving industry with world class companies operating in the automotive sector, metal component manufacturing and scientific and agricultural services. Its shops are thriving without the sight of boarded up windows seen elsewhere and its schools are among the most successful in the country.
In particular Bromyard is known for its festivals – the Folk Festival, Jazz Festival and NozStock Music Festival lead the way; one of only two Hop Festivals in the country celebrates Bromyard as hub of the hop growing industry; the Literary Festival, Marmalade Festival, Scarecrow Festival and Town Criers Festival keep us entertained and Bromyard Gala and Bromyard Christmas Light complete the line-up.