Food & Drink

Ross-on-Wye is building a reputation for being a gastro town with diners coming from miles around to enjoy everything from traditional British cuisine to European, Italian, Thai, ‘Nouvelle Cuisine’ Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean dishes.

Restaurants in town

No 3 Restaurant

No 3 Restaurant no_3

3 Gloucester Rd, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5BU 01989 564997

No 3 has a buzzing, convivial atmosphere, and if you stroll past you’ll most likely see it filled with happy folk tucking into delicious dishes or sipping a tempting-looking cocktail.. It has built a reputation among locals who return for its food and drink, The European menu showcases a range of dishes including the gourmet burger, slow-cooked belly pork and seared fillet of bream, while the sharing platters are ideal for two. Desserts shouldn’t be skipped. With 30 years experience in the industry, the owners Darren and Charlotte promise an intimate and relaxed dining experience that offers something different for any occasion.

Leonards at 39

39 High St, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HD  01989 567830

The stunning interior design has restored this grade 2 listed building to its former glory, creating an elegant but casual drinking and dining experience. The rattle of cocktails freshly shaken by the cocktail bar team and swinging background music makes for a buzzing and vibrant evening. The drinks focus on cocktails, extensive wines by the glass, draft beers/ciders and large selection of spirits and combines with. A varied menu offers a selection of tapas style (small dishes) and a selection of worldwide main dishes as well as burgers, flatbread & sandwiches.


9 High Street, Ross-on-Wye. 01989 218180. E:
One of the latest taste experiences in the town, Indyum blends Indian, Chinese and other Asian food into what it describes as an elegant fusion. Eat in or takeaway menus and on Sundays and all-you-can-eat buffet.

Avellino Italian restaurant

The Red Lion Inn red-lion-front-view

Winters Cross, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6LH 01989 730546

A pub that prides itself on cooking food from local suppliers with a great atmosphere. Also has a campsite adjacent to the pub.

The Moody Cow

The Moody Cow chuck-wagon

Crow Hill, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7TT 01989 780470

Popular pub and small hotel featuring The Chuck Wagon daily specials. You can grab and go or relax in the courtyard garden and enjoy drinks from the bar. A particular feature of its steak cooking are Black Rock Cooking Stones.If you like to be in control, and the idea of a block of hand carved lava rock heated to 440 degrees doesn’t sound a bit scary Black Rock Cooking Stones might be just the thing for you. With inventive sauces, marinades and salads, they will sear one side of your steak, by the time it reaches you the other side will be seared too. You can then finish cooking every fork full exactly how you like it, right to the very last  bite.

Harewood End Inn

Harewood End Inn, Hereford HR2 8JT 01989 730 637

A friendly place with an atmospheric bar and a good sized garden. Situated on the A49 towards Hereford. Children, dogs and muddy boots are most welcome at The Harewood End Inn. On dark and rainy days there is a roaring fire to relax by and they boast ‘proper pub grub.

The Saracens Head Inn


Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL 01600 890435

The Saracens Head Inn offers riverside bed and breakfast accommodation, and award winning food, with a traditional pub feel.The Inn has stood for centuries in a spectacular position on the east bank of the River Wye, where the river flows into a steep wooded gorge, on the edge of the Forest of Dean, in Symonds Yat East. There are nine bed and breakfast rooms, most of which overlook the River Wye. There is a campsite adjacent and the pub operates a rope powered ferry across the river.

Glewstone Court Restaurant

Glewstone Court, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6AW 01989 770367

Get cosy by the cracking log fire and have a charming evening at Glewstone Court. Try the set New Year’s Eve menu from £75 and be surrounded by twinkling lights and the warmest of welcomes to ensure that you will enjoy a memorable  experience. Whether you are planning a quiet meal for two, private dining for six, or just enjoying your favourite tipple, the unique combination of excellent food, friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere will really get you in the spirit of the festive season.

The Hostelrie at Goodrich Restaurant

The Hostelrie at Goodrich Restaurant

Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6HX 01600 890241

The Hostelrie is an 18th century pub with rooms located in the tranquil village of Goodrich in the beautiful Wye Valley, close to Symonds yet, the Forest of Dean and the charming market town of Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. This unique turreted building is packed with character, it has been recently refurbished by Daniel & Katherine Balanovsky, who purchased the Hostelrie in early 2021. The Hostelrie has 8 bedrooms, a traditional pub, a restaurant & a large beer garden perfectly located to explore the fantastic local area & all it has to offer.

Ye Old Ferrie Inn
Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL

Booking by online app only. River View (Inside) – This is a lovely oak extension which was rebuilt after the Storm Dennis floods of 2021. All tables have a stunning view over the picturesque River Wye. Please note dogs are not allowed in this area. All tables are on our lovely solid oak floor. Please note dogs are not allowed in this area. River Terrace Garden – all tables have a beautiful view over the lovely River Wye and all are dog friendly. However there are no covered areas so please dress appropriately for the British weather. River View (Inside).

Yew Tree Inn Peterstow

Yew Tree Inn Peterstow

Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6JZ 01989 562 815


The award winning Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Company are proud tenants of the Yew Tree Inn, on the A49 in Peterstow, and have run the pub since 2014. It servse a wide range of our bottled and draught cider and perry, as well as superb real ales, craft beer, wines and spirits. Come along and enjoy the large, spaced out cider garden and sample through the wondrous range of flavours in natural cider and perry. And the pub runs a well established caravan park. Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays are artisan Neopolitan pizza nights, made fresh by CPK Pizza. You can also order these to takeaway to enjoy at home or on the river. Preorder takeaways by emailing

The Crown At Whitchurch

The Crown At Whitchurch

Ross Road, Lea, HR9 7JZ 01989  750407

The Crown is a 15th Century Inn located in Lea, a charming village situated on the A40 between Gloucester and Ross-on Wye, bordering The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. It is a family run traditional village pub and you can always be assured of a warm welcome. Ask our staff about our Priests hole, beams from the Armada and not to forget our tales of things that go bump in the night. Our double sided circular wood burner is a real feature and there are two ‘real’ fires for the winter and two garden areas for summer visitors.

The Lough Pool Bar and Restaurant

The Lough Pool Bar and Restaurant
The Mill Race

Walford, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5QS 01989 562891

The Mill Race is an award winning, relaxed, informal village pub in Walford, three miles from Ross-on-Wye. The Mill Race is passionate about food and committed to sourcing local produce. Also offering external catering and food and drink hampers throughout the year, The Mill Race has won various food awards over the years and is featured in Alastair Sawday’s book titled “Eat Slow”.

The Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn

Goodrich Cross, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JB 01600 890692

This village inn, just off the Goodrich Cross exit of the A40, was once a coaching inn (a mounting block remains in place at the front). After much recent renovation, it boasts an L-shaped bar serving two separate seating areas featuring stone walls and fireplaces with wood burners. There is a separate barn-style restaurant, and to the rear is a skittle alley.

Weston Cross Inn

Weston Cross Inn

Weston Cross, Weston under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7NU  01989 562759

Lesley, Graham and family have been at the Weston Cross for over 20 years taking over ownership in February 2000.The Weston Cross Inn was built in 1832 and is located between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester, just off the A40.It is set in beautiful countryside surrounded by Penyard Woods and farmland where time has stood still for centuries.  It claims to be renowned for good food and many travel from far and wide to sample and enjoy.

The Old Court Hotel

The Old Court Hotel

Symonds Yat West, Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6DA

The Old Court Hotel retains the feel of an authentic and inviting Old English Inn, full of 16th Century character. The hotel has two well stocked bars, a beautiful Tudor Dining Room restaurant, a cosy lounge, an all-weather conservatory which leads on to a large patio area and beautifully kept gardens. The New Year’s Eve package includes a 2-night stay, a special dinner, plus breakfast. Hotel accommodation features many period rooms including three with Four Poster beds. As well bed & breakfast they also offer self-catering accommodation in holiday apartments and 3-bedroom holiday cottage.