Testimonials at The Left Bank Village

8th August 2020 - Donna and Darren Wedding

Can I personally thank Gary for helping us arrange a meal for 30 the 'wedding party' at such short notice in under a week. The day went amazing from start to finish and we could not have wished for a better evening. All our friends that came down from Manchester were really impressed and some are even coming back. Thank you again for making our day so memorable. Darren and Donna

30th January 2020 - Applewood Permaculture Event

Please can you pass on our thanks to everyone who worked on our event above De Koffie Pot last Thursday. The space was perfect and the food and drink exactly what we needed and everyone loved it. The 2 very special diets especially appreciated the care you took on their meals. Also thank you Dan for stepping in at the last minute to look after us on the day. Best Wishes, Emma  Applewood Permaculture Centre

25th January 2020 - EMS Christmas Party

Thank you for Saturday! Everyone enjoyed it. Kind Regards, Daria

25th January 2020 - Lunch at De Koffie Pot

I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely lunch today.  I appreciate the trouble you probably went to as well to rearrange my table requirements... the three of us really enjoyed our meals though. Thank you, Francesca

14th January 2020 - Celebration of Life - Wake

I would just like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the funeral reception today. The food was fantastic and the venue and surround equally as nice. Please say thank you to all involved with supporting the function. Kind regards on behalf of the family, Steve.

10th January 2020 - Works Party - Halco

"Good morning Lili, Thank you to you and your team for everything on Friday!  It all went so well and the space was fantastic. I trust we can come again next year!" Kind Regards, Reuben Brown, www.halcoeurope.com 

15th October 2019 - Wally Gilberts Works Exhibition

Many thanks to you and Lili for accommodating us at De Koffie Pot last week. We all enjoyed doing the show there and although there were not masses of visitors, those who came were engaged and interested! The Private View was very successful too. It was also good to meet Karen and Gary, and Wally is already talking about next year!!! Best wishes Helen

18th September 2019 - Works Party - Cotswold BMW

We all had an amazing time thank you, the venue was exactly to our needs, the food was exceptional with everyone served efficiently, the bar staff who served & looked after us were cheerful and helpful. We had a small injury on the night (over-zealous Sumo Wrestling) and again, a member of The Left Bank team was on hand to patch things up with first aid knowledge. All in all a great time was had! A massive thanks to you personally Minnie, you have been a great help to me in organising this event. I'm very appreciative of your presence during the evening too, I certainly felt more confident knowing you were on hand keeping things on track! I hope I can repay the kindness one day. Kindest regards, Claire, Cotswold BMW & MINI Hereford

5th July 2019 - Party - Kim

"A big thank you to all your wonderful, friendly, accommodating staff, great food and the perfect venue. A good time was had by all... and the sun shone ☀️", Best Wishes Kim Hughes

24th May 2019 - Wedding (Harriet & Carl)

"Carl and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at the Left Bank! From start to finish it was amazing. The bridal suit was perfect, the food was out of this world and every single member of staff we came across were more than helpful and friendly. You ALL made our wedding day perfect and stress free. Lily keep doing what you’re doing, you’re amazing! Thank you so much. Love to you all!" Mr & Mrs Parker!

18th May 2019 - Wedding (Lydia & Josh)

"Hi guys, I just wanted to say the biggest of thank yous for the most incredible day on Saturday. It was so so so special, and I will never forget it. Thank you so so much again."

30th March 2019 - Wedding (Hayley & Wayne)

"Myself and Wayne would like to say a big thank you to yourself (Lili-Beth) and Nat for such a perfect day. You did such an amazing job making sure our day went seamlessly. It truly was the best day of our lives."

23rd March 2019 - Wedding (Alex & James)

Just to say a huge thank you to you both for helping my husband and I have the BEST day of our lives. Particularly Lili-Beth the day before the wedding for keeping me calm when needed in certain situations! James and I had an incredible day, and had virtually nothing to worry about which was fantastic! You were both very thorough and organised, and the day went very smoothly. The next day, despite agreeing for us to come back and clear the venue, you had already done most of it by the time we arrived! You were very helpful with supporting us with the setting up as well which was incredibly helpful. I am not quite sure how you manage delegating to so many people in one go! It has inspired me to look into joining a wedding management team in the county as I would love to be able to share the uplifting and heart warming experience you do day in and day out. Best Wishes, Alex and James xx

2nd March 2019 - Private Event 

Dear Lili-Beth,
I would just like to say a very sincere thank you for all your hard work and the professional way in which you set up and ran our event on Saturday 2nd March and made it such a special occasion for Wendy and I. We were very impressed by the way in which you attended to the detail for the event. In addition, the way in which you kept me informed, but at the same time without being pushy. We had a number of officials from around Herefordshire and they all said how much they enjoyed both the venue and the evening, a very good advert for the Left Bank.
You are a credit to the Left Bank and we hope that our event will go some way to persuading others to book the Left Bank for their event? We wish you all the best for all your future events.
Thank you once again.
Yours sincerely,

23rd December 2018 - Christmas Party

"Just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your team for a wonderful evening last night , food was lovely and DJ played some great music. Have a lovely Christmas"

10th December 2018 - Christmas Party

"Everyone I spoke to had a fab time – thank you! I’m sure we will be in touch in the New Year about reserving a date for 2019. Thanks again for all your help!"

8th December 2018 - Christmas Party

"Just a quick email to say thank you so much for Saturday. Everybody had a really good time and thoroughly enjoyed the evening"

7th December 2018 - Christmas Party

"Just a quick email to thank your staff for a great party on Friday 7th Dec 2018 it was enjoyed by all and everyone had a really great time. Please pass on our thanks to your team for making it such a great evening we will certainly be back if you will have us Wishing you and your staff a great Christmas although you will be busy I am sure"

4th November 2017 - 40th Birthday

"Just want to say thank you for Saturday night. Everyone had a great time. The staff were excellent and the food was lovely. I will certainly recommend you guys to others. Thank you for all your help."

2nd November 2017 - Awards Ceremony

"I’d like to say a huge thank you to your team last night.  Everything ran very smoothly, the food was good (and hot!) the venue looked amazing and everyone had a really enjoyable evening"

13th July 2017 - Sixth Form Ball

"Please pass on my thanks to your staff for all that they provided at the sixth form ball."

12th May 2017 - Retirement Party

"Just an email to say thank you to you and your team for the support they gave enabling us to hold a small gathering at the left bank for our retiring service manager.  Staff were most helpful and very accommodating and whilst it ended up only being a small gathering, it was enjoyable. Thank you once again, it really was much appreciated." Nichola

22nd January 2017 - Baby Shower for Racheal

"I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who worked on the baby shower for us. It was a lovely day and mother-to-be thoroughly enjoyed it. The spread was INCREDIBLE! Best we have had by far!! If you could pass on our thanks to everyone that would be appreciated". Racheal

12th January 2017 - Vennture Christmas Party

"Thank you so much for last night, we all had a fantastic evening. The venue looked amazing, it was so lovely to be able to have some fun with our volunteers and treat them to a special occasion like last night. Thanks for all your help in coordinating". Micha, Project Development Manager

11th January 2017 - Lunch in De Koffie Pot

"I would like to say a big thank you for a super lunch at De Koffie Pot last Wednesday. I have written a blog about it for my on line magazine. Click here to see the blog. Michelle looked after us really well and I will DEFINITELY be back. I have tweeted and FB. It was nice to meet Gary too. Have a good week" Best wishes, Elaine

31 December 2016 - Wedding (Sarah and Rob)

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did leading up to the wedding. Rob and I had such an unbelievable good time! It all went so smoothly, Mike was fantastic at timings and order, a big thank you to Gary for the fireworks. It really was a super day/evening – the atmosphere was perfect. So many guests commented on the venue – it really is fantastic. Finally, thank you for Gwynne House – it really added to the wedding – somewhere to stay the night before, have a super tasty breakfast in the De Koffie Pot (The porridge was amazing) with very attentive staff, and such a cosy and relaxing place to stay. Good luck with all the other events planned this year, I’m hoping to attend the comedy night and jazz night you have advertised. I just thought I would attach a picture from the terrace that James took on the evening." Sarah and Rob


"On behalf of the Curtis family, a note of thanks for all the hard work by you and your team in marking Robert and Sarah's wedding such a success. You came up trumps with the whole event for which I am personally very grateful." Kind regards. David (Father of the Groom)

"We just wanted to thank everyone for making the day so special. The left bank is such a lovely venue.
Would you also thank Mike, he was very professional and so helpful." Kind regards, Ann & Bryan (Brides Parents)

3rd December 2016 - Christmas Party

Can I just say what a great night had by all at Arctic Circle on Saturday night. Everyone here has commented how superb the food was and that the venue was an excellent place to have the Christmas party at. Clean tidy and pleasant staff to go with it, therefore I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for your kindness and hospitality on Saturday night. Thanks again Carey and have a successful Christmas and I am sure all companies will feel the same.  Steve (Arctic Circle)

2nd April 2016 - Jodie's Birthday Party

"Thank you very much for hosting my birthday party.Lovely evening - everyone enjoyed the venue, delicious soup, music and great customer service. Please pass on my thanks to the staff especially the manager who looked after us well. Hope it was benificial for you too. I know a lot of people will be returning customers. See you again soon. "

12th March 2016 - Spitfires Rock 'n' Roll Evening

“A huge big thanks to everyone at left bank for helping my parents enjoy their 51st wedding anniversary. You were amazingly helpful in setting up the evening so they really enjoyed themselves, and they thought the spitfires were great and enjoyed reminiscing over all the 50s and 60s song. You are so well equipped to help someone in a wheelchair with genuinely easy access, lifts, loos and table side service. I can't thank you enough for making their day and highly recommend you to others." Tracy Emery

11th March 2016 - Fundraiser for Womens' Cancer Charities

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Gary for kindly offering us the venue, it's a beautiful venue. Thanks to all the staff that were so friendly and helpful plus Sy and Minnie, thank you your organisation and assistance on top.  We raised a massive £6,200 for women's cancer charities, without your kind support we wouldn't have been able to achieve that. So thank you again so much."  Jacky and all the Hereford Heifer's 🙂

10th December 2015. Redmayne-Bentley Wine Tasting

"The room looked lovely and the evening worked well with the clients being able to sit in groups of 6. Simone and Flo looked after us very well too. Thank you so much for arranging for us to have the larger tables – I really appreciate it. It was a very enjoyable evening and I think the clients will have gone away with a very good impression of the Left Bank". Thanks again, Karen. Investment Manager. Branch Manager. Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers. http://www.redmayne.co.uk

8th December 2015. Christmas Party

Hi , Everyone at the Left Bank. "We would like to say a very big thank you for a very enjoyable night on Saturday.  We all enjoyed it very much. Food was lovely , venue was great, disco fun , thank you again ,all my staff had a great time, and thats what its all about" Linsey. Red Hair Studio. x

7th December 2015. Christmas Party

"I wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we all had Saturday night for out Christmas party. The food was amazing and the room looked stunning. Hats off to you all, was a great night. Kind Regards. Sally. HLC Nursery Manager

15th August 2015 - Wye Valley Rotary Charity Dinner Dance

"I am writing on behalf of the Wye Valley Rotary Club to thank you for allowing us to use the Left Bank venue for our Summer Ball. We all had a great evening, and the success was largely due to the fantastic venue. Many thanks for your help and assistance" David Evans

5th May 2015 - Hereford Cathedral School PTA Ball

"Huge thanks to you and your team for Friday evening.  Rob Mitchell and his team were brilliant. We can never thank you enough for your support over the past 2 years. My time as Chair is drawing to a close but I have managed to get an equally lovely Mum to take on this crazy role! I hope she & her team will continue to use Lyde Court & The Left Bank. I have advised them to book early!!!!   Just like we did years ago!! Where has the time gone?! Thanking you and Karen again." Helen. Chairman HCJS PTA

Saturday 4th April 2015 - Surprise Birthday Party for Matt

A huge thank you for our fab party, Matt was over the moon with it and everyone was great and very accommodating.