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Wilton Court Restaurant Finalist Forest Business Awards 2019

Wilton Court’s Head  Chef  Laura O’Brien  and Rebecca Billis General Assistant were delighted to be the runner up out of 32 entries for the Restaurant of the Year  category presented at Forest Awards on Thursday  the 11th April  at the Bells Country Club, Coleford Please follow the link for all the winners and finalists https://www.forestbusinessawards.co.uk/

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The Wizard of Oz Courtyard Theatre Hereford 24th to 27th April 2019

Duration: 140 minutes

RSC version by L. Frank Baum | Directed by Ellen Dorsett
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart | Dance & Vocal Arrangement by Peter Howard
Adapted by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay
By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

One stormy day a young farm girl, Dorothy Gale, decides to run away from home but she is swept away by a tornado and finds herself in the magical land of Oz. With her faithful dog Toto at her side, she sets off on an adventure to find her way back home. She must journey along the yellow brick road to the Emerald city to ask the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard for help. Along the way she makes some rather strange but wonderful friends, the Scarecrow who would like a brain, a Tinman who wishes he had a heart and the cowardly Lion who just needs some courage.

The friends face many dangers along the way, mostly sent by the Wicked Witch of the West who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s ruby slippers. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage by The Courtyard’s Junior Youth Theatre  For  details of tickets please follow the link .https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/the-wizard-of-oz/

Why not stay at the Wilton Court  we have a stay  three  nights for the price of two including dinner on two of the evening and you will still have time to explore the breathtaking Wye Valley for further details and availability please follow http://wiltoncourthotel.com/stay-3-nights-for-the-price-of-2-at-wilton-court/

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Visit Wales Gold Award 2019

Deputy Minister for Culture , Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis Thomas, made the announcement for the Gold Awards 2019.  The annual list recognises accommodation business offering the highest standards of quality, exceptional comfort and hospitality. Wilton Court  was one of  only 129 properties to have made this prestigious listing .

Roger  and Helen Wynn said: ” We are incredibly proud to receive the Visit Wales Gold Award 2019 , it is a testament to the total dedication and consistency  of our team who always go that extra step to ensure that we we meet and exceed our guests expectations,  that has resulted in us being included in the Gold list since 2009. Many congratulations to all the team ‘


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Helping Wilton Court to Reach New Potential Guests

As you may or may not be aware, Wilton Court has a facebook page where we promote all of our menus and accommodation deals to the wider social media community. This is under the name of Wilton Court – Restaurant with Rooms.

We are aiming to get people more involoved with our posts, whether it is liking, sharing, commenting or even checking in to let friends and family know that you are dining with us.

To like the page is ever so simple, search our page on facebook and click the like button on the right hand side of the page.

This would help to get more people engaged on the Wilton Court Facebook page.

If you as reading this are also interested in helping with engagement of the wilton court Facebook page, follow the link on How to Like and Check in on Our Facebook Page

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Hereford Race Course Ladies Day 9th March

Why not come and stay at Wilton Court and enjoy our Spring Magic special rates for the weekend 8th and 9th of March and visit the  Ladies  Day races  the afternoon of the 9th March

Please ring us for rates and availability  from £149.00 per night for two  to include English breakfast and a three course a la carte dinner  or check our on line bookings . For further details of the races please follow the below link


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Ross Reinvented 15th to 17th March 2019

If you are planning a break between the 15th and 17th of March check out our Spring Magic offers on our web site  and Enjoy Ross Festival of  Music and Arts 

‘Ross Reinvented’ happens over the weekend of 15th-17th of March 2019.  The festival opens on Friday with a soul party to remember featuring great live band  – ‘THE MIGHTY PLEDGE’.  Saturday sees the arrival of ‘THE ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN’ – a classical treat
for the ears. ‘Kids Sunday’ features the brilliant puppets of ‘NOISY OYSTER’ in a Circus show not to be missed.
There will also be performances of 
‘Hush Now, Hidden Women’ in the town centre on Saturday. We end the festival on Sunday
afternoon with the launch of our fantastic virtual reality project:- The reinstatement of John Kyrle’s Fountain up on the Prospect
-and the first stage of what we hope will be an ongoing Ross wide project, the ‘Museum Without Walls’.

Please follow they link for further details and to book tickets http://www.createross.co.uk/ross-reinvented.html




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The Courtyard Theatre Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Society present The Mikado March 20 to 23rd 2019

Join the multiple award-winning Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan  Society for their production of  The Mikado , a topsy-turvy musical satire of English society set in the fiction town of Titipu. Featuring some of the iconic duo’s best known songs including Three Little Girls and I’ve got a Little List, it is the story of some unlucky star-crossed lovers, a less that satisfactory quota of beheadings and the county jail and one enormous conspiracy.

Come and stay at the Wilton Court on our Spring Magic package and if you reserve tickets for the matinee on Saturday 23rd you will be back in time for dinner in our award winning restaurant. For further details of our Spring Magic please visit our on line bookings or ring us direct on 01989 562 569 

For further details and tickets please visit https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/the-mikado/

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ART 25th February to March 2nd 2019 at the Malvern Theatre

Art is a phenomenon and one of the most successful plays ever. Having opened in 1996 it has taken every major theatre award. Why not stay the night at the Wilton Court and attend the show . There is a matinee on Wednesday and Saturdays so you could be back to enjoy dinner at Wilton Court  please click here for details and booking  https://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/art/

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New Exciting Menu at Wilton Court


A new year and what a way to kick it off with a new exciting menu from our new head Chef Laura O’Brien and her team. Using local produce, we are really promoting what the Wye Valley and beyond has to offer. With both a lunch menu and a la carte dinner menu there’s something for everybody to enjoy, as either a celebration, intimate evening with your loved ones or just a catch up with friends.

Dinner menu


  • Homemade soup
  • Salmon terrine, citrus creme fraiche, dill, ciabatta wafer
  • Venison carpaccio, blackberries, horseradish cream, hazelnuts
  • Hereford hop twice baked souffle, baby leeks, parmesan crisp, pomegranate
  • Dorstone goats cheese and caramelised red onion tart, dressed rocket, aged balsamic
  • Slow cooked pork belly, celeriac remoulade, caramelised apple, celeriac puree
  • Truffled wild mushrooms and spinach vol au vent, garlic cream
  • Scallops, spiced cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower, black pudding bon bon, pancetta


Main course:

  • Rib-eye steak, sweet potato fries, garlic mushrooms, peas, peppercorn sauce, watercress
  • Mozzarella & tomato gnocchi, lemon pesto, tenderstem broccoli
  • Herb crusted hake, seafood cassoulet, poached egg, samphire
  • confit duck leg, herb croquette, braised red cabbage, cherry reduction
  • Fillet steak, pomme puree, braised shallot, wild mushroom, cavolo nero, Jus
  • Pan roasted chicken supreme wrapped in pancetta, pea & saffron risotto, crispy sage, jus
  • Gourmet burger, crispy pancetta, cheese, brioche bun, baby gem, tomato, gherkin, truffle fries, coleslaw
  • Feta & roasted root vegetable tart, spiced israeli cous cous, peashoot salad



  • Pistachio and olive cake, poached peaches, candied pistachio, apricot ice-cream
  • Blackberry & lemon eton mess
  • Caramel pannacotta, honeycomb, gingerbread, salted caramel,
  • trio of chocolate
  • orange and cinnamon bread and butter pudding, creme anglais


For availability or to discuss enquiries please give us a ring on 01989 562569 or email on info@wiltoncourthotel.com

alternatively you can book through book-a-table, please click here.








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