Supper with Claire Thomson


May 25th 7pm

The celebrated chef & food writer cooks a superb, seasonal menu showcasing local ingredients.

limited tickets available here for this sumptuous feast

You will be welcomed with a drink & canapés on arrival, then served a delicious three course meal, after which, Claire will say hello & sign copies of her new book.

Claire has written about food for various publications including the Guardian, Telegraph and BBC Good Food Magazine. She has appeared on BBC1’S Saturday Kitchen & BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She lives in Bristol with her husband & three children. Her latest book is New Kitchen Basics. Her previous books include The 5’ O Clock Apron & Art of the Larder.

@5oclockapron on twitter and instagram


9 High Town

Hay on Wye


01497 821 898

Mon-Sat 9-5.30
Sun 10-5.30

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We are a small coffee shop in the beautiful, eclectic, bustling town of Hay on Wye. Come & visit us for home-made cake, delicious coffee & lunches and of course, we are the home of the fantastic, locally made ice cream dream that is Shepherds Ice cream.


The ice cream is made with sheep's milk, which is firstly, delicious, but also has a high milk solid content, meaning the ice cream is much lower in fat than conventional ice creams as it's made using only whole milk. Flavours change with the seasons and lots of yummy local ingredients go into making it.

Here are some for starters: Tayberry (this is a sorbet actually, so it's vegan), strawberry, white chocolate, gooseberry & elderflower crumble, mint choc chip, Lebanese coffee, chocolate, marmalade, cherry yoghurt, blackcurrant cheesecake, mango and passion fruit (also vegan) lime & mint, vanilla, damson & sloe gin, toffee honeycomb, hazelnut, pistachio and many, many more.   


Shepherds Parlour

[ Coffee. Ice cream. Lunches ]



       We are thrilled to bits to be able to make scrumptious lunches from fabulous ingredients, sourced ethically and locally. We are delighted to work closely with all sorts of food producers and growers to put the best of the best on your plate.


This is a team effort.  The cakes are  made in our on-site kitchen,  at our kitchen a few miles away in Clifford or by Tam  in Dorstone.  The salad is grown in Dorstone too by Judy, as is the fruit for the jams and cakes.  This is no little endeavour & we are extremely grateful for all the love & care which goes into growing & preparing these delicious things for us. 


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