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About Us

We are an independent family owned business and a truly unique venue.  

Saxtys has a long history in Hereford, opening in 1977 and trading continuously ever since.  Our business has expanded into Wine sales online and in our dedicated shop. We offer a wide range of wines, spirits and drinks in our Bars and are happy to arrange specialities wines and drinks events tailored for you.

Our speciaility is parties and events!  We love a good party and we cater for various functions, dinners, weddings, and all sorts of events, big and small, both in house and externally. For more information or to make a booking, click here.

The present owners, the Symonds Family, took over in 2001 and have an even longer history in the licensed trade with a family history of cider making stretching back nearly 300 years!   Our sister business is NSA Event bars, a well respected mobile bar company well known on the events and show circuit and a familiar presence at events such as Badminton Horse Trials, Silverstone F1, Ascot and the CLA Game Fair.

As time has evolved, so Saxtys has gone through many incarnations but still holds a firm place in the heart of Hereford thanks to our many loyal customers who we welcome back time and time again.  Our independance has enabled us to buy locally, source wines and champagnes direct from the houses and shippers and enabled us to bring you the best quality products we can find at very competitive prices, carving a reputation as a solid and reliable established Herefordshire business. 

Amongst our many lovely local customers, we have been priviliged to welcome paralymians Sasha and Nyree Kindred, Singer KT Tunstall, comedian Jim Davidson and actor Rhys Ifans to Saxtys in the past, as well as a host of other sporting personalities and superstar DJs.  A few years ago when we used to hold a regular live lounge we welcomed Herefordshire's very own Ellie Goulding who performed for us before she became the international superstar she is today.  Our celebrity superstar list was recently topped however in April 2014 when Professor Stephen Hawking was a guest at one of our Champagne Tasting nights - an incredible honour!   We have even made appearances on the TV as a location for, amongst others, The One Show, Come Dine with Me, Take Me Out and hosted the E4 Skins Party back in January 2011!

Wehave a range of party menu options and will produce one-off menus for special occasions. Please contact us fore information.

The Library is where it 's at on Saturday nights, this is Saxtys main club area. The music policy is simple – no cheese, just funky tracks that make you want to dance!  With its current 3am license, our resident DJs provide a good mix of commercial dance in the main room alongside deep house in the front bar - two areas dedicated to just good music.  We are an over 21s venue on Saturdays, free entry up to 11pm, then we charge admission of £6 after.  Please contact us for details of our VIP deals.

The Library is also our main room for parties - up to 70 people can be seated and 150-200 for buffets. Sporting and charity dinners are also held in the library as well as everything from birthday parties, wedding receptions to conferences. We also have a Champagne Bar that can be hired out and a Garden Bar that is open on the weekend club nights along with our Barbecue. We prise ourselves on being experience event specialists and enjoy helping you to host the perfect party or special event.  See our Functions page for more information!

We have a rolling programme of special events such as Wine Tastings and Charity Events etc. For more information about our events and current offers, see our What's on page.

In 2010 we set up our online Wine business: – a high quality online Wine Ordering Service operated from the heart of Saxtys.  Customers both local and national can order from us with a fixed rate delivery anywhere in mainland UK or local customers can pick up their order from Saxtys for free. We are extremely competitive with our prices online and it's a great way to enjoy our wines at home, or perhaps to purchase a gift for someone special, we also do bulk orders and glass hire for local weddings, parties and events.   We also now have a dedicated shop at number 39 - Widemarsh Street.  For more information, take a look HERE

Saxtys is at the core of each branch of our business and here our aim is simple: to provide the highest quality standards in everything we do.  From the drinks we prepare and serve in clean, comfortable and welcoming surroundings, to the friendly and professional ambience we provide to all our customers.

So if you don't know us, or have not visted for a while, please have a look through our website and please do not hesitate to call or email us if you would like any further information!