Social Life

Compared to major cities, Hereford often seems a bit quieter at first. But your social life needn't suffer - there are some great things to do in The Shire.

HerefordStudent at College Road

We have some great pubs and restaurants in Herefordshire, with the Barrels and The Spread Eagle remaining firm favourites of our adult students. We're lucky to have clubs such as The Jailhouse and Mamma Jammas on our doorstep too. The 'Jaily' boasts DJ performances from leading names in alternative and dance music, as well as bands and solo artists. Nero, Wu-Tang Clan's GZA, The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club and Chase and Status are just some of the artists who've paid a visit to Herefordshire. The Jailhouse team are heavily involved with Nozstock Festival, which is held in the County every year.

GZA performs at The Jailhouse

Hereford Skate Park is one of the best skate parks in the country, and some of our students have chosen to study at HCA because of it. There are some fantastic sports clubs in the county, including roller derby and wheeled sports, rowing, football, netball and rugby to name but a few. Check out our Sport & Leisure section to find out more about key activities many of our students take part in.

The Courtyard plays host to some amazing exhibitions, comedy performances and live theatre. There are some great amateur dramatic groups who tour smaller venues too.

Those interested in walking, crafts, theatre and vocal groups will also find a wide variety of activities on offer. Want to find out more about Herefordshire? Check out Visit Herefordshire for lots of tourist information.