Worcester BID says our bars and restaurants are doing all they can to keep visitors safe.

"The surge in independent bars, restaurants and cafes in Worcester city is what makes us stand out against the rest.

From local deli’s sourcing fresh local produce to fine dining and quirky cocktail bars. Worcester is the perfect destination to take a break from our busy lives and rest, relax and refuel.

There is something for every taste palate, at every stage of the day. Quaint and cosy cafes serving homemade cakes; ethically sourced coffee shops to caffeine-kick start your day and cool, contemporary café bars serving brunches. From avocado smash to a full English, do not miss out on the nation’s new favourite meal.

Just a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral are historic Friar Street and New Street where two of Worcester’s oldest and most historic pubs are located. The Cardinal’s Hat in Friar Street is the city’s oldest inn dating back to the fourteenth century, serving craft ales and the most delicious home made pies and sharing boards. The King Charles House on New Street is now a restaurant and holds a special place in British history. As King Charles fled after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651 the residents of New Street held off Cromwell’s army so he could escape.

Other popular bars and restaurants on Friar Street and New Street are: Friar Street Kitchen, Heroes, Sugo Rustica, The Swan, Bar 23, Bottles, Chesters, The Brick Room, Saffrons Bistro and Papas Café.

With so many amazing places to rest, relax, refuel, our insider secret tips include: Chesters, New Street, Tequila Flights tasting boards; Cardinal’s Hat, Friar Street, homemade pies and Georgian Rooms to b&b in style; Bolero, for drinks at the bar with truffle oil and parmesan fries and Papas Café in New Street for amazing coffee blends.

These independent businesses are the future of the High Street and rely on your support to keep them going. They are doing everything they can to make sure visitor safety is the priority and that the guidelines are implemented and followed and to take care of you. There is a taste and mood for all ages so make a day of it with friends and family and let Worcester take care of you."