Welcome to The Bench Mark

“Unclean, unclean…” the leper cries… (in mediaeval times at least)

I am really not quite sure when I shall re-open in these plague-ridden times – and I certainly do not trust any governmental suggestions…  I was hoping perhaps mid-August/September, but there are just too many hoops  to  jump through in what is, effectively, my home.

So, as things do not seem to be materially improving, I have decided to remain closed until further notice.

So, just for the record:  The Bench Mark is a private house that [used to] offer accommodation either on a conventional B&B basis or on a weekday ‘bed only’ basis, depending on what the guest requires.  The house is comfortable and centrally heated throughout, with no TV making for a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere (there is free internet though).  There were two letting rooms, both singles, simply furnished but with comfortable beds and cotton bed-linen.  The shower room/wc was shared.  The back garden is moderately secure, should you have been travelling by bike.

The 2020 rate for B&B…  is currently irrelevant… The house remains completely unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues – even the cat seems to prefer the ground floor. One thing remains unchanged – I still make delicious Seville orange marmalade, available from N0. 25 Delicatessen, at the bottom of the hill…

I can’t imagine why anyone should wish to contact me, but the details are:


a: The Bench Mark, 21 Church Street, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3BE

e: thebenchmarkbnb@gmail.com

t:  01544-231994 (messages only). The mobile is usually the better bet: 07739-178237