Iconic riverside pub to reopen

A pub and grounds right on the riverside that has been closed for several years is receiving a makeover and will reopen at Christmas 2021. But an attached former gift shop has been transformed into a café serving breakfasts and a range of meals throughout the day will be open at the end of September 2021. The Hope and Anchor is perhaps one of the most identifiable pubs in the town with benches and seating on the riverbank.

A grassy area owned by the pub has been christened ‘The Hope and Anchor Pleasure Garden’ where picnickers can relax under shady trees that border the pub. The bar will remain much as it has been, a place of rustic charm. but the restaurant will be dedicated to fine dining, according to owner and former mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Harry Bramer.

“We are restoring the Hope and Anchor to the way it used to be in the old days but updated, including seven guest rooms,” he says.