Ross-on-Wye has rapidly gained a reputation as being the ‘town of independent shops’. For visitors who prefer their high street shopping experience to be far less corporate. There are very few recognisable high street band names in the town and a good many highly original retail outlets and arts and crafts specialists to attract those looking for something they can’t buy anywhere else.
Made in Ross is a co-operative of local arts and craft producers living within 20 miles of Ross-on-Wye and you can find their gallery and shop upstairs on the first floor of the historic Market House in the centre of Ross-on-Wye. Take the stone staircase of this Grade II* listed building up to the top and enjoy the wonderful views down Broad Street (or you can take the lift on the east side of the building).
Dedicated to the development of Ross as a thriving and creative place, the diverse range of work that its members produce and sell is beautifully displayed seven days a week at the historic Market House in the centre of Ross. Members manage the exhibition space and volunteers are on hand to welcome and assist visitors from 10am to 4pm every day.
A small part of their sales go towards the upkeep of this wonderful building and to support the Courtyard, an educational arts charity. In 2016, Made in Ross was shortlisted for the tourism attraction of the year by Visit Herefordshire out of entries from the whole county.
Opening hours: Daily from 10am until 4pm
Find us at: Made in Ross, First Floor, The Market House, Market Place, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5NX
Telephone: 01989 769398
A fine collection of contemporary abstract art set within a 17th Century Grade II listed building, Gallery 54 is accessible to everyone who enjoys viewing paintings, ceramics and glassware. The building has been sympathetically restored to revitalise the quality and solidity of its natural building materials. Fusing original features with clean-lined contemporary design, this beautiful space has an understated elegance and quirky appeal and currently exhibits work from over 20 artists – some garnered from rich local talent, whilst others are national and international artists.
54 High Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5HH / Tel: 01989 567917 / email@example.com
An unusual mixture of an upmarket paint shop, selling the very highest quality paints and a quirky gift shop just along Croft Court off Broad Street. Tel: 0989 566222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Although this bedroom furniture company has a showroom in the town the bulk of its trade is done online. 20 High Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 01989 762227 email@example.com
Objets D’Art and elegant handmade, upcycled items ideal for gifts or the home. If you are looking for something off-the-wall it could well be here. Open Thurs/Fri/Sat.
25 High Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 01989 564507 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interesting and atmospheric antique shop directly opposite the rear of the Market House. Sells quality old furniture and an eclectic collection of items.
36 High Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 07533 101486 email@example.com
Feathers and Frocks
Not many towns these days can boast having a milliner in residence. But Feathers and Frocks run by milliner Judi Evans displays her distinctive skill in making a huge range of hats and fascinators as well as outfits in sizes 8-26.
Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5BU Tel: 07582971481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serendipity Furniture, restored and upcycled. They can locate and restore furniture to order. 36 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye.
Tel: 01989 218181 email@example.com
A gourmet’s paradise, this long-established deli attracts the crowds. Delicious savouries, cheeses, drinks and unusual foods as well as a busy lunchtime takeaway.
46 High Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 01989 762336 firstname.lastname@example.org
A beautiful shop crammed with pots, plants and faux flowers and with a huge array of home decor, including lighting, cushions and dining. We also sell gifts including candles, chocolate, jewellery, bath and body, cards and more.
35 High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5HD email@example.com
If you are looking for something different to wear, this just might be the place to find it. Retro designer clothes, preloved and beautifully presented.
20 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 07886708771
Once inside Lizzie Bunting’s delightful shop it becomes hard to leave such is the variety of gifts and home accessories on display.
35 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7DY Tel: 01989 564542 firstname.lastname@example.org
A lovely selection of children’s clothes and toys inside a bijou shop.
30a Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7EE Tel: 01989 762404 email@example.com
Ross-on-Wye’s premier outdoor sports and activity shop stocking a huge range of goods for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.
Croft Court, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 01989 565676
Fashion goods and accessories including stylish handbags, dresses and scarves. Now incorporating The Silver Store.
4 Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5BU Tel: 07712 233401 firstname.lastname@example.org
Impressive collection of ancient artefacts, jewellery, rugs and furnishings from around the world. Nearest thing in the town to a romantic soukh.
Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 07769 650843 email@example.com
Ross-on-Wye’s other award winning delicatessan and organic store including fruit and vegetables and natural organic products.
18-19 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7EA Tel: 01989 566683 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovely, shiny shop selling high quality silver products. Now moved to Lainey’s Handbags, 4, Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye.
Tel: 0771 2233401 email@example.com
An antique corner shop stocked with high quality pine furniture.
43 High Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5DH Tel: 01989 563103 firstname.lastname@example.org
How often have we longed to find an old-fashioned sweet shop nestled under a Tudor black and white timbered building. The sort of shop Dickins would have loved.
High Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL Tel: 01989 566449
Lovely shop packed with gifts, unusual cards and gift books. Well worth browsing around. Cantilupe Road, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 01989 763698 email@example.com
Vintage items bought and sold. House clearance, valuations.
16 Gloucester Rd, Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5BU Tel: 01989 565554 or 07528 943903
Elegant designer clothes in this charming boutique. Popular styles for women who desire style and quality.
The Maltings, Ross-on-Wye (close to Sainsbury’s)
Elegant shoes, handbags and fashion accessories in stylish High Street boutique. 5, High Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL Tel: 01989 218055 firstname.lastname@example.org
Man of Ross Gallery
Modern day impressionist painter and teacher Anthony J Avery owns an eclectic art gallery where filled with original watercolours and oil paintings. He also teaches, running classes for both experiences and beginner artists.
i, Edde Cross Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7BS Tel:01989 768118 www.anthonyjavery.co.uk
Everything for the angler. Ross-on-Wye attracts droves of anglers each year.This well stocked shop is a haven for fishermen (and women).
4 High Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL Tel: 01989 218081
A gift emporium with a wide range of jewellery of other attractive artefacts.When you are looking for that special present.
30 High Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 3BZ 07769 340238
An emporium of retro collectibles, objets d’art, quirky, unusual items. Visitors can spend an hour or more browsing the vast selection of items for sale
2 High Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5HL Tel: 07534 005569 email@example.com
Packed with every conceivable kitchen utensil, The Cookshop is a long-established culinary and kitchen equipment supplier in the town.
Bijou florist on Gloucester Road serving locals and tourists alike. Walk into the scented interior for a comprehensive selection of flowers and blooms.
Essential Sewing Services
The premier sewing materials and equipment supplier in the town, including garment alteration service, home measuring service and, with Curtain Rescue, a curtain, blind and fabric supply and repair service.
31 Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5LE Tel: 01989 566406 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
As befits ‘The Town Of Music’. River Music is the centre of the local music scene selling a vast selection of guitars and other stringed instruments plus musical supplies, from plectrums to guitar strings.
Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 01989 566856 www.river-music.co.uk
Lyons Gold Raw Design Gallery claims to be a hidden Herefordshire gem, exhibiting exciting works of art from contemporary to functional. It sells all things beautiful, stating: “Shining a light on raw beauty lost within the cracks of society, ultimately bringing the general public closer to the wonderful work of art. The gallery stocks works by local and national artists including Danni Bradford, Daniel Hooper, Paul Bennett and Nicky Chubb.
Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye, 01989 564354 email@example.com
A ladies boutique selling an exciting range of women’s fashion, a magnet for ladies looking for that ‘something special’. An attractive, welcoming space where designer and everyday fashion mix under the helpful eye of owner Julie Baggot.
38 High Street, Ross-on-Wye,
Sells a huge number of engraved wooden gifts from family trees to bowls and everything in between. Owner Claire Dartnell gives engraving demonstrations. Also stocks other gifts for special occasions.
High Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5HL Tel: 0770 3060203 firstname.lastname@example.org