A new and exciting addition is coming to Whitestone Business Park, as allpay Ltd proudly unveils its latest venture, The Sidings – a farm shop and cafe that promises to be a delightful culinary destination like no other.

As a sister establishment to the renowned award-winning Carriages Restaurant, The Sidings is set to redefine the dining experience in two beautifully refurbished train carriages, upon its opening in Spring 2024.

Nestled in the heart of Whitestone Business Park, Hereford, The Sidings boasts a unique concept that seamlessly combines elegance with nostalgia.

The first-class train carriage will be tastefully restored to offer an intimate setting for up to 30 guests, while the standard-class carriage will be transformed into a haven for food enthusiasts and lovers of English wines.

“At The Sidings, we will not just be offering a meal; we intend to present an immersive experience that takes you on a journey through taste and ambiance,” says Nick Briggs, Executive Chef of Carriages restaurant.

The Sidings Farm Shop intends to be a treasure trove of locally sourced produce, from artisanal delights to fresh seasonal vegetables. Guests can explore a curated selection of the finest local produce and English wines, ensuring that every visit to The Sidings is a celebration of regional flavours.

Adding to the allure of The Sidings is the enchanting landscape and alfresco dining area that will surround the train carriages.

Designed and curated by Peter Dowel, award winning garden designer of Leaf Creative, the garden is set to be a visual feast that complements the culinary delights served within.

Peter Dowel himself expresses his excitement, stating, “Designing the garden at The Sidings was a thrilling challenge. It’s an honour to contribute to a project that seamlessly marries nature and gastronomy.”

As part of the esteemed allpay Ltd business, The Sidings joins the ranks of the award-winning Carriages Restaurant in setting new standards for gastronomic excellence. Together, these establishments create a culinary destination at Whitestone Business Park that promises unforgettable experiences for all who step aboard.

Michelle Pacey, Managing Director of allpay Ltd, shares her enthusiasm for the project: “The Sidings is not just a farm shop and cafe; it’s a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences in Herefordshire. We invite everyone to join us on this journey and experience the magic of The Sidings.”

Embark on a gastronomic journey like no other at The Sidings – where culinary excellence meets timeless charm.