Inn at Welland
Stylish contemporary country dining bar with good food and wines and nice tables outside
The good pub guide review
A 17th-c dining pub that's handy for the Three Counties Showground (home to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and numerous other events).The neatly dressed, efficient staff here serve a fantastic choice of wines by the glass ' 43, including champagne, sparkling and an unusually wide range of pudding wines; also, Ledbury Gold and Wye Valley Butty Bach on handpump, mocktails, cocktails and quite a few gins. The rooms have a chatty, easy-going atmosphere, grey paintwork, a few carefully chosen modern prints and chairs upholstered in attractive fabrics, with beige flagstones in the central area, wood flooring to the sides and a woodburning stove at one end. The good-sized tidy garden, offering tranquil views of the Malvern Hills, has tables with comfortable teak or wicker chairs on a biggish sheltered deck or on individual separate terraces set into lawn. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
Excellent food includes starters such as omelette arnold bennett, chicken liver parfait with smoked bacon jam and toasted focaccia, caramelised onion and Godminster cheese soufflé with rosemary cream, and seared South Coast scallops with local sweetcorn and preserved lemon. Mains might be charcoal-grilled Herefordshire beef (rib-eye or fillet) with portobello mushroom, roasted tomatoes and chips, slow-cooked Old Spot pork belly with bramley apple ketchup, rainbow chard and pomme anna, chalk-stream trout with red pepper quinoa, pak choi and chilli, and hay-baked duck breast with potato fondant, chard and pickled rhubarb. Puddings include blackberry soufflé with granny smith sorbet and maple and pecan tart with almond milk sorbet.
Inn at Welland, Drake Street, Welland, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6LN
Weekdays: 12-3, 5.30-11; closed Mon
Saturday: 12-3, 5.30-11