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 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
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.
2 Broad St, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7DZ 01989 764254
Visit this cafe for a break and try good grilled salads, pies and bacon. Nothing can be better than tasting tasty shortbread cookies, fruitcake and bagels. It is nice to enjoy great cappuccino, moccachino or hot chocolate. Caffe Eleganza is suitable for people who have lunch on the go as they can order dishes as a takeout.
The Ginger Nut Café
Kings Head Hotel Restaurant
8 High Street, Ross-on-Wye 01989 763174
This bar offers you great dishes of British cuisine. The chef at Kings Head Hotel cooks tasty roast beef, chicken and steaks. You can share perfectly cooked crème brûlée, pudding and ice cream with your friends and have a nice time here. Some clients recommend delicious craft beer, ale or wine at this place. Try the good espresso.
The Royal Hotel
Royal Parade, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HZ greeneking-pubs.co.uk
The massive menu includes tasty favourites such as prawn cocktail, a variety of steaks and sauces, fish and chips, burgers and the impressive ‘Snickerbocker Glory’, as well as lunchtime snacks. There is a great-value children’s menu, with chicken nuggets and chips. And it boasts a sensational view over the River Wye.
Riceberry Eat Thai
Cafe Zam Zam
The Mail Rooms
Gloucester Rd., Ross on Wye, HR9 5BS 01989 760920
A big Wetherspoons pub (but not as big as some). The usual selection of ales, beers, wines and spirits, a small garden and friendly atmosphere. The usual Wetherspoons value for money.
Avellino Italian restaurant
Taste something unusual from the Italian cuisine. Try nicely cooked sea bass, Italian pasta and king prawns at this restaurant. You can order good ice cream, banoffee pie and brownies. Order delicious house wine, limoncello or white wine. Finish off with a great latte.
Man of Ross
Wye Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7BS 01989 763111
One of Ross-on-Wye’s most distinctive pub/restaurants named after John Kyrle and featuring a sculpture by Walenty Pytel, it is a small pub inside with outside tables. It prides itself on its fresh fish menu and local ales. Very popular with locals and visitors.
White Lion Inn
Wilton Lane, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6AQ 01989 562785
A pub on the banks of the river. Just off the A40 road, this 16th-century riverside inn housed in a former police station is a five-minute walk from Wilton Castle and two miles from Ross-on-Wye town centre. The three cosy rooms, one with a four-poster bed, have en suite bathrooms and include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. There’s also an adjacent campsite on the riverbank.
Restaurants within ten mile radius
The Red Lion Inn
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
The Saracens Head Inn
Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL 01600 890435 email@example.com
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
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
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
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
Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6JZ 01989 562 815 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
The Crown At Whitchurch
Ross Road, Lea, HR9 7JZ 01989 750407 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecrowninnatlea.co.uk
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
Chef owner Paul and his wife Svenia Franklin have sympathetically refurbished the building creating a comfortable and warm interior. Paul’s comes from a classically trained background having trained in France.His style of cooking is modern British and classical French with an emphasis on taste and seasonality.The black and white timbered cottage has flagstones, rustic furniture and a wood burner which all add to the atmosphere and is surrounded by stunning Herefordshire countryside, bridleways and walks. There is a pretty outside beer garden that is used for dining (weather permitting) or you can just enjoy a local pint whilst relaxing after a walk. Dogs are welcome inside and outside but must be kept on a lead.
The Mill Race
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
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
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
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.