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About Us

We are an independent family owned business and a truly unique venue, being Hereford's only Bar, Restaurant and late night Club. We cater for the older more discerning drinker and diner with emphasis on style, quality and service.

Saxtys has a long history in Hereford, opening in 1977 and trading continuously ever since.  We were the "Original" home of the Herefordshire Steak and have quietly been so ever since, despite many claims elsewhere!   Our speciality is top quality Herefordshire Steaks, supplied by our butcher who is within a stones throw of our premises and all sourced from local markets.  See our dedicated Grill menu and main dinner menu HERE.  Of course, no food offer is complete without a full complement of wines and with our own in house buyer we offer an unparalleled range of wines, spirits and drinks - see our Bar page for more info.  

Our other speciaility is parties!  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!

Amongst all this excitement and glamour our reputation for producing quality food is very important to us and our team of trained and qualified chefs under the watchful eye of Head Chef Gabor Vadasz produce a range of excellent menus to suit every taste and occasion.  Our food is all prepared in house and cooked to order using our own recipes.  Our Restaurant is open for food from midday everyday Wednesday to Sundays.  On Mondays and Tuesdays we are available for hire for large bookings.

We also have a range of party menu options from canapes to finger buffets to barbecues and will produce one-off menus for special occasions. We even do gift vouchers - an ideal present for someone who loves their food!  

The Library is where it all happens at the weekends: on Friday and Saturday nights, this becomes 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 Saxtys becomes packed full of party people on Friday and Saturday nights with the best local DJ talent.  We also open on Bank Holiday Sundays until 4am.  In the past we have been host to some premier Guest DJs including names such as Danny Rampling, Seb Fontaine, Graeme Park, Tall Paul, Allister Whitehead, Sonique and Annie Nightingale.

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 dining event.  See our Functions page for more information!

We have a rolling programme of special events and nights such as Wine Tastings, Dinners, Themed Nights 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: www.saxtyswines.co.uk – 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.   

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 fresh food and drink 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, feel free to pop in and please do not hesitate to call or email us if you would like any further information!