The Alma Inn

The Alma Inn, Linton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7RY, Tel: 01989 720355, Click here for map.
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You will find The Alma in the centre of Linton Village close to the spired church of St Mary with its ancient yew trees.  The pub gets its name from the Crimean War and the battle of the river Alma in 1854.  Parts of the building date from the early 17th century, but the feel inside is Victorian.The Alma is a traditional free house pub run by Dan and Gemma Evans since 2015.Emphasis is on providing a convivial atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable, from any age group and from all walks of life.  The Alma aims to be the hub of the local community, with well-supported pool and crib pub teams and regular social events.  We support local people, groups and businesses wherever we can.The pub is renowned for serving the highest quality drinks and specialises in real ale which is served in top condition.  Between the years 2001 – 2010 The Alma has been recognised five times in the CAMRA annual Pub of the Year awards in Herefordshire:
2001 Second Place
2002 First Place
2004 Best Country Pub
2005 Joint Winner and Best Country Pub
2010 Second Place

Regular Real Ales include Butcombe Bitter, Black Pear (Malvern Hills Brewery), JHB and Ludlow Gold, with an additional guest ale most weekends.  Guest beers tend to be drawn from the smaller and relatively local breweries.

Linton Festival®

The Alma also helps sponsor this festival (originally named “Linton Festival of Music and Ale”). The Festival is held each year in the grounds at the rear of the pub over the weekend closest to mid-summer’s day.The festival is very well run by an enthusiastic committee of volunteers. Their efforts have seen the festival go from strength to strength with more famous bands appearing, increased audiences from year to year and more money for local causes from the proceeds. Recent years have seen sell-out audiences of over 1000 visitors. A larger beer tent and token system have combined to keep everything flowing!

Linton Summer Sessions

Linton Summer Sessions were first staged in 2011 to replace the former Acoustic Roots festivals. Further Summer Sessions were held in 2012 and ​2013 with bands such as Viva Santana, Slowburner, Babajack, The Roving Crows, Little Rumba, The Baddoos, John Smith Band, Almageddon, plus many other local bands. Unfortunately we had to skip 2014 due to imminent change of ownership of the Alma Inn but now we’re back in full swing for 5th September 2015.​

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Other Activities

Music Night

An informal (mainly acoustic) music night is held on the first Thursday each of month from around 9pm.
It is well supported by local singers, musicians and bands.
Anyone interested in playing or listening needs only to come along.

Quiz Night

A pub quiz is held on the last Sunday of every month.  Teams of up to 4 people at £1 per person and prizes for the top teams. A light-hearted evening – meet people here or come with friends. Call Dan for information on 01989 720355.

Opening Hours

Lunchtimes Saturday 12 noon – 3:30pm (approx.)
Sunday 12 noon – 3.30pm (approx.)
Bank Holidays 12 noon – 3.30pm (approx.)
Evenings Monday – Thursday 6.30pm-11.00pm
Friday and Saturday 6.00pm-11.00pm
Sunday 7.00pm-10.30pm


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