The Royal Hotel Ross on Wye sits in the heart of the historic Herefordhsire Town of Ross on Wye with views over the Wye valley with easy access via the A40. The Royal Hotel stands high above the horseshoe bend of the River Wye, commanding some of the best views of the surrounding countryside. This majestic grade II Georgian country hotel was built in 1833 on the original foundations of The Bishop's Palace, dating back to the 13th century. By 1851 it had become the staging-post for 16 of the 22 coach services which passed through the town. Thanks to its superior location and facilities, the Royal Hotel had become the town's principal inn, and one of its devotees was Charles Dickens, who frequently used it while visiting his business manager George Dolby, a resident of Ross on Wye, and planned his Celebrated American Book Reading Tour whilst staying here. Ross on Wye is famous for its Market Square, farmer's market and antique shops, and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region.
At the end of the M50 take the first exit signposted South Wales. At the next roundabout take the A40. At the third roundabout take the B4260 – you will see the hotel on the top of the cliff.
The hotel has 42 comfortable en suite bedrooms of individual character ranging from romantic feature rooms with spectacular views, to character filled single rooms in the old stable block. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wifi.
With four fabulous function rooms, The Royal is the perfect setting for picture perfect weddings, family celebrations, parties, private dining, business entertaining, meetings, conferences and events. The Buckingham Suite can cater for up to 85 ceremony guests and 125 guests for an evening reception. The Coach Room can cater for up to 40 ceremony guests and 40 guests for an evening reception. The Wedding Breakfast is served in the spectacular Barrett's Restaurant which can accommodate 85 guests. The hotel has a Wedding Licence.
Relax in the contemporary Riverside Bar, with the most spectacular views, and enjoy some tasty bar snacks and seasoned ales. In the summer months you can dine outside on the decked terrace and enjoy the beautiful countryside from one of the highest points in the area.
The traditional Barrett’s Restaurant, with large windows and sparkling chandeliers is the perfect place to enjoy our seasonal menu, with a wide selection of modern and traditional British favourites to suit every taste. To complement your meal you can choose from our specially selected wine list.