Herefordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023

On Saturday 24th February we were presented with our certificate for Herefordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023!   We are so delighted to be awarded this title for the fourth time since we took on The Alma in 2015.  This is testament to our fantastic staff who share the same common goals, to serve great drinks, great food and in a friendly and welcoming environment.  Thank you to those that attended the presentation ; it was a lovely occasion.  Thank you to Herefordshire CAMRA for all the voluntary work you do behind the scenes to promote Real Ale & Cider pubs.


Tender Advert: We are hoping to expand our kitchen!

Exciting times ahead – for a while now Dan and I have been dreaming of a bigger commercial kitchen! We feel the time is right to convert the old disused storage shed at the back of the pub and integrate the space with the existing kitchen to give our lovely kitchen staff more room to do what they do so well – create delicious meals for you to eat here at the pub – as well as being able to do more take-aways!  If you are a builder with the right skills and experience (or you know of someone who may be interested) please take a look at the “invitation to tender”  document attached and get in touch if you would like to discuss the project further.  We look forward to hearing from you :-).  Click here: Tender advert for Alma Inn commercial kitchen extentionFINAL ; or call us on 01989 720355.

December 2022!

Our December activities this year kick-off with the “Old Hat Pub Duo” Keith and Neil who will be playing some great 60s and 70s sing-alongs on Saturday 3rd December, from 8.30pm.  Then on Sunday 4th, our annual Santa Run will take place!  We will be gathering in our festive attire from midday, ready for starter’s orders at 12.30pm.  This event is open to everybody and is a great way to get into the Christmas mood!  Our December menu will be available from Wednesday 7th December and is available to see on the “Food” page of the website.  Christmas week itself will be busy at the pub, and we look forward to The Deadbeats joining us on the evening of Thursday 22nd December, to play us into Christmas.  And then the big finale of the year will be The Other Crowd, a fantastic local 5-piece band, who will be playing on New Years Eve.  Please do remember to book ahead if you’d like to eat with us.  No need to book for the music nights, if you’re just coming along for a few drinks and a boogie, but we recommend you turn up early if you’d like a seat!  Have a very Merry Christmas, and we look forward to welcoming you to The Alma soon.

Linton Summer Sessions

Linton Summer Sessions 2022 will be held on Saturday 3rd September – Tickets are on sale now! It’s £10 for adults (kids under 15 go free) and you can get tickets from The Alma. We’ve got yet another great line-up this year, including XL5, The Other Crowd, Ripcords, Jackdaw and others. We are also welcoming back to the event Fabionis pizza. And this year JR Coffee will be on site, offering freshly brewed coffee for anyone that needs a little perk-up throughout the day!

December fun

We are looking forward to December! We have a festive menu all ready prepared which will be available from Wednesday 1st December.  Follow the link on the “Food” page of the website to have a sneaky peek!

Our Santa Run is going ahead this year, on Sunday 5th December.  This is always great fun; everyone is welcome, whether young, old, two or four-legged!  But we do encourage a spot of festive clothing – whether it be a little bit of tinsel or full-on Santa outfit!

Music night is then on Tuesday 7th December, and the pub quiz a week later, on the 14th…so lots going on!

On Christmas Day itself the pub will be open from 12 – 2pm for those that would like to come out and raise a glass with us.

And our favourite local band The Other Crowd will be playing us into 2022 in style!

Take a look at our Facebook page for up-to-date details on all the activities listed above.  Merry Christmas everybody.



Re-opening on Monday 12th April

We are delighted to be able to open again on Monday 12th April!   Whilst we are initially limited to outside space only, we hope to make the most of it; Our marquee is still up in the beer garden, providing space for seven tables, and a smaller gazebo offers another three covered tables.  And hopefully the weather gods will be kind to us, and we will be able to provide additional seating at the front of the pub and in our field to the rear of the car park.

Our opening times are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday (drinks only):
6pm – 11pm

Wednesday to Saturday:

6pm – 11pm

Food served:
12pm-2pm & 6pm-9pm

Takeaway options also available

Sunday (drinks only):

12pm – 3pm

If you would like to eat with us, please call ahead.  All other seating will be allocated on arrival, on a first come, first served basis.

If you have enjoyed one of our take-aways over the last few months, and would like to order again, we are still offering take-away food.  But we suggest you order in advance to guarantee a pick-up slot.

Any questions, just give us a call on 01989 720355.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


Re-opening on 4th July – Opening times

It has been a challenging few months for us all – our thoughts are with all those who have suffered personally or lost loved-ones.

It has been pretty quiet here at The Alma.  Although whilst our cellar has been on holiday, we have been keeping busy in the kitchen serving hot lunches for those most vulnerable in our community.  And our take-away Fish and Chips have been very popular – hopefully providing a bit of a treat at the end of the week and a break from the potential monotony of living in isolation.

But great news…. we have been given the green light to open again on Saturday 4th July!  We will be open in the evening on the 4th, from 5pm, for drinks only.  We will be open Sunday lunchtime also for drinks only, but for the next month we will not be opening on Sunday evenings.  Opening times for July will be as follows:

Monday evening 6 – 11pm: drinks only
Tuesday evening 6 – 11pm: drinks only
Wednesday through to Saturday 12 – 3pm & 6 – 11pm: Food & drink
Sunday lunchtime 12 – 3pm: drinks only

We will not be taking any bookings for the first 2 weeks of July.  This is because we only have a modest sized indoor space hence feel it is the fairest way to operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please do give us a call on 01989 720355.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

We hope to see you soon!


Gemma & Dan



Happy New Year!

We have had a brilliant time over the festive period.  In early December we hosted a presentation evening when Linton Festival dontated over £8k to local charities.  A fantastic result.   Our Santa Run was also a huge success and raised even more money for Cancer Research UK.  We had a wonderful selection of santa outfits on display!

We are now taking a break so the kitchen will be closed until Wednesday 15th January.  But we are open for drinks in the evenings (and Sunday lunch) – usual opening times apply.

Thanks again for your support in 2019 and we hope to see you soon!  All the best.

Marches Region CAMRA Pub of the Year

Here at The Alma we are delighted to have received another CAMRA award!  We were named the Marches Pub of the Year 2017 and presented with our certificate in October.  To win this award we were competing with pubs across Herefordshire, Shropshire and parts of Worcestershire.  So if you are in the area, swing by for a proper good pint!

September – Changes to opening times

We are taking a little break in September.  Please make a note that the kitchen will be closed for the first two weeks in September (from Monday 4th to Sunday 17th September).  The kitchen will reopen on Tuesday 19th.  However, if you need to get your Alma fix, the pub will still be open in the evenings for drinks only (usual opening hours apply).  Any queries, please ring the pub.  Many thanks.