The Courtyard Chase Lounge is opening!


We are excited to announce the opening of The Courtyard Chase Lounge, our brand-new independent restaurant, lounge bar and rooftop terrace within our beautifully renovated space!

Chase Lounge bar space including different styles of chairs and tablesTall black bar stools tucked under a shelf table, against a green panelled wall

The Courtyard Chase Lounge has been created with the support of Chase Distillery, who have invested in it’s development and supported in the design of the new space.

Chase Distillery are a British field to bottle distillery, handcrafting an award-winning range of gins and vodkas from the potatoes grown on their farm in Hereford.


“We are so proud to be supporting The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s cultural and creative champion. Both of our companies roots are firmly based in this glorious county, and we can’t wait to enjoy a Chase cocktail in the newly refurbished lounge. From our distillery to their stage, roll on people returning to their seats!”

James Chase – Chase Distillery


The Courtyard Chase Lounge will be open initially from 5pm, Thursday – Saturday and will be serving a mixture of small plates and traditional main dishes. Guests can relax and enjoy a Chase cocktail in the setting of the stylish new bar area or go alfresco on the rooftop terrace before heading into the exclusive restaurant to sample a range of innovative small plates created by Head Chef, Dale Williams.

Two women wearing sunglasses and holding drinks, relaxing on an outdoor sofaBlack marble topped table with gold spiked legs

“We can’t wait to get back in the kitchen doing what we love – using local fresh ingredients to produce simple but tasty food, while also supporting our local suppliers. In these trying times it is ever so important we support each other. We look forward to welcoming people back in very soon!”

Dale Williams, Chase Lounge Head Chef


The Courtyard’s Transform The Yard capital expansion project has also seen a complete renovation of the downstairs Café Bar, which now boasts an additional glass fronted space and an increased seating capacity.

The Courtyard Café Bar will continue to serve quick, healthy meals and light bites throughout the day and remains an ideal space for lunch with friends, a work meeting or pre-show food and drink. The Café Bar will reopen to the public on Thursday 20 May from 10am. Tables must be booked in advance, you can book here now.



The Courtyard are delighted to be hosting Exclusive Launch Events on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 May.

Guests will have first look at the new Chase Lounge bar and restaurant and will be served tasters from the new food and drinks menus. There will be live entertainment and surprise free gifts. Book your tickets to the launch events below!

We’re sorry but the launch events are now sold out!

Following the Exclusive Launch Events, The Courtyard Chase Lounge will open to the public on Saturday 22 May, you can book your table for the Chase Lounge or Café Bar now!


Photography: T Henderson