The ‘Town Of Music’ Ross On Wye is getting ready to bask in a jam packed Summer Of Sound, with loads of brilliant events planned for the town and surrounding areas. So no matter what your musical palate there will be a tasty treat waiting. Continue reading
Man of Ross, John Kyrle’s, life has been brought to life by the children of local John Kyrle High School in collaboration with Mark Sanderson.
Click on the link to be taken back in film 380 years. John Kyrle was born in 1637 and moved to Ross in 1660. That was the same year the King Charles II came to the throne of England after the 11 years that the country spent without a monarch.
Ross On Wye’s very own comedy club ‘CrazyBird Comedy’, was back at the Ross Sports Club for a third time last Friday (12th May), and the sellout audience enjoyed another hilarious night as regular jovial host, Geoff Whiting introduced a whole raft of accomplished comedians for their delectation and delight.
First up was likeable standup Joseph Wilson with a whole gaggle of regional accents and impressions. His Donald Trump was very good, Continue reading
As part of the build up to Herefordshire’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021, Ross-on-Wye is rebranding itself as ‘Town Of Music’. We thought we’d put that claim to the test last Saturday night (01/04/17) by spending the evening in search of the lost chord.
Actually it turned out there was an lot on offer, so we were only able to sample a few. We could have chosen to see the Ross Choral Society singing Hayden’s ‘Seasons’ at St Mary’s Church, or caught ‘Ruddigore’ the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, at the Phoenix Theatre. There was also the monthly Country and Western night (Yeehaw!) at The Larraperz Centre.
Mandy Moo’s has been open for over three years and, thanks to locals and visitors alike, this small laid back and (well behaved) dog-friendly Café has gone from strength to strength. With a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating and a 5 star TripAdvisor rating it seems to have found a winning formula by buying quality local and premium ingredients whilst achieving great value for money and excellent customer service. Owner Amanda Price commented “it’s hard work but I enjoy running the café enormously and find it great fun.”
Situated on Cantilupe Road, close to where it meets Gloucester Road, Mandy Moo’s started out as a take away salad, sandwich bar but soon changed into a café specialising in homemade cakes, scones, vegetarian soups, quiches and homemade meals and, of course, the AMAZING Salad Bar. You can call in for your breakfast (available all day and voted one of the best in town*) knowing it will be freshly cooked with nothing fried, or sample the veggie savoury or have a scrumptious cream tea. Once a month the Sunday Lunch Club is held. It is extremely popular and usually booked well in advance. If you would like to join please ring to add your name to the reserved list.
Linton Village Hall is a great place to see music. It’s quite small, but perfectly formed. (Probably about the same size as Phil Collins’ farmhouse kitchen – that’s assuming
his kitchen is very large and the sink, Aga and giant double american fridge with integral ice dispenser have been removed, and a stage installed at one end).
The Crazy Bird Comedy Club landed in Ross-on-Wye for its second night last week, and the show was even funnier than the first one!. A winning formula of four class acts and compere had the sellout crowd roaring their socks off. Continue reading
Mandy Moo’s has been open for over three years and, thanks to locals and visitors alike, this small laid back and (well behaved) dog-friendly Café has gone from strength to strength. With a 5-Star Food Hygiene rating and a 5-Star TripAdvisor rating it seems to have found a winning formula by buying quality local and premium ingredients whilst achieving great value for money and excellent customer service. Owner Amanda Price commented “It’s hard work but I enjoy running the café enormously and find it great fun.”
On a cold but sunny morning I set out with husband and dog for a leisurely walk down by the River Wye. A walk I hadn’t done for some time and was greatly looking forward to. We started from Cleeve Lane in Archenfield Road, walking past the entrance to Cleeve Farm, where the metalled road ends and becomes a track. Continuing down the lane, in the dappled sunlight, we past by an ancient orchard before going through a metal gate. At this point the path goes through a gap in the red sandstone cliff that the town of Ross-on-Wye sits upon.
Soon we were out in the open fields of the Wilton Sports Ground, avoiding the pitches, and heading straight for the river bank in front of us. When we reached the river we turned right and walked along the bank until we came to Wilton Bridge. On the opposite side of the river at this point you can see The White Lion PH and Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms. Both offer a warm welcome and good food. To reach them you would have to take the steps up to the road and cross the ancient stone bridge.
The first meeting of the ‘createRoss’ cultural partnership group took place last week (16th November). createRoss has been set up to feed ideas into the City of Culture 2021 bid which Herefordshire is applying for. Continue reading