If you travel north towards West Malvern you will find the Brewers Arms, a very popular little pub at the southern end of West Malvern, just off the West Malvern Road on the left (near the pub's sign). It won "Worcester CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010" and also "Best Pub View" awards. Dogs and children are very welcome and there is outside seating / beer garden.
Further North along the West Malvern road, Sugarloaf Café is in the middle of West Malvern where the village meets the Hills. The path around the Hills dips down to Westminster Bank Spring and a little further down on the right is Sugarloaf Café. Owned and run by Elim Theological College as a small shop for their students, the cafe welcome's local residents and walkers and serves fantastic home made soup, cakes and hot drinks.
If you go south from Hayslad you will come to The Wyche Inn at the Wyche Cutting just round the corner on the Eastern side of the Hills. It has magnificent views, Real Ales and is dog friendly. They also serve proper home made meals if you fancy more than a sandwich.
Near the Wyche Cutting is also the Malvern Hills GeoCentre with Cafe H2O. This can be reached by going about 100m down the Walwyn Road towards Colwall, and is located at the rear of the Wyche Innovation Centre adjacent to the village green and Fossil Bank. The entrance and car-park are just behind the building approaching from this direction. This is the official visitor information centre for the Geopark Way and uses high technology to deliver information about the Malvern Hills and surrounding area. The Cafe offers tea, coffee, fruit juices, snacks, healthy lunches, cakes and ice-cream, as well as souvenirs and guides.
If you continue a little further along Walwyn Road, reaching the hairpin bends, turn left onto Chase Road and you will reach The Chase Inn. This is another small friendly pub with garden and lovely views. Being popular, it and can get crowded so reserve a table if you can.