The Beer and Cider festival is to take place on the spring bank holiday the 5th & 6th May and the Ross on wye Rowing club entry is £5.00 opens at midday on the 5th, featuring local brewed beers and ciders will be returning as well as new beers, music will be on offer with a full programme of bands and musicians on both days with some regulars and new bands to the festival, more information can be found on the website www.rossbeerfest.org food is also provided by the Ross rowing club seniors, aiming to raise funds for there stops and activities. so with luck the weather will be good, so why not join them on the 5th May & 6th may, for some entertainment.
below is last years show
The annual Steam and Country Show will take place on the Vauxhall fields in Monmouth on the 5th and 6th May, there will be a collectable and vintage auction and car boot sale all day on Saturday, with a dog show on Sunday. There will also be a large number of vintage vehicles on display from all over the country, including steam engines, military vehicles, cars, commercials and motor bikes with the welcome return of the Belgium organs “Rhapsody” and “Victory”, also a number of interesting trade stands and auto jumble with other attractions throughout the weekend and fair ground rides. Show starts from 10.am to 6.pm both days price of entrance is £6.00 for adults £3.00 for 12 to 16 and free for under 12
To see more about the club see there Website http://www.bordercountiesvintageclub.co.uk/
The Wye Valley River festival starts 5th May to the 20th May, its a wonderful series of magical family events, embracing innovative artistic work that inspires and challenges. follow the festival through the wye valley for more info go to www.wyevalleyriverfestival.co.uk. here are a few highlights from the 14th to the 20th May at Tintern abbey the museum of the moon (Ticketed Event). Luke Jerrams’s Lunar spectacle is best viewed as the evening light fades and it glows in the dynamic ruins of Tintern abbey. On the 5th and 6th May Jony Easterby’s magical woodland light and sound show is being held at Symonds Yat Rock, picnic amongst the trees and be entertained with music and song before immersing yourself in the trees at night, the festival finale in Llandogo on the 19th May includes an afternoon and evening of music, song, dance, then in the evening a dusk torch parade and fire sculpture. For More Information please go to there Webbsite http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/news55
Ross town council is pleased once again to be bringing the free series of summer concert back to the Bandstand. 2017 was an excellent year and saw the introduction of a more varied selection of bands.
This Year is no exception, with the introduction of a swing band which we hope you will all enjoy. the dates have been extended too and will include a proms style event to rival the Albert hall.
This years concerts start on the 20th May with Ross own Town Band so put the date in your Dairy and come join us, bring a picnic basket and make it a full afternoon, even if the weather takes a turn we will still continue so bring an umbrella, the bands will start from 2.30pm to 4.30pm every sunday, with the proms event being held on the 22nd July from 1pm to 8.30pm, so please bring your chairs picnics, hats and flags and your set to have an enjoyable day.
Line up for the year
20th May Ross town band, 27th May Jaycee Big Band, 3rd June A.W.Parker Drybrook Band, 10th June Bream silver band, 17th June Forest of Dean brass, 1st July Frampton silver band, 8th July Cinderford Town Band, 15th July JJ Swing Band, 29th July Parkend Silver band, 5th August Pillowell Silver Band, 12th August Gloucester Brass, 19th August Pandemonium Steel Pans, 26th August Ebbw valley Brass. Remember all these dates are on a Sunday, so come rain or shine we will be there and hope you will be as well.
This afternoon a Otter was seen swimming in the River Wye out side Wilton Court , one of the guests staying here this weekend noted something swimming in the river, they thought it was a stick to begin with but then noticed it was moving against the current ,(they then took the below picture) it then pops out of the water onto the river bank then dived back in and disappeared, on speaking with the owners Helen and Roger Wynn it seems that they are not the only ones to comment on seeing the Otter, last year another resident mentioned that they had seen the Otter out and about, unfortunately we don’t know if its a pair but who knows. This shows that the river is getting a lot healthier and cleaner, which intern means fish stocks are on the increase. I doubt the fishermen are going to very pleased about this, but hey that’s wildlife for you.
With the centenary of the end of the first world war, coming up on the 11th November 2018, poppies are on the mind of a few people this year, like the Bridstow spinners of Ross on wye, are busy stringing together piles of textile poppies, donated by thousands of knitters and fiber fans from all over the UK and Abroad. So far over 40,000 poppies have been sent, in support of a appeal by wonderwool of wales, in which the donated poppies will be strung out and displayed at Hall 3 at the Royal Welsh Show Ground at Builth Wells on the 28th and 29th April. So we say to the Bridstow spinners carry on stringing.
Also at the moment as mentioned in a previous post, The weeping window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom piper is on display at the Hereford Cathedral from the 14th march to the 29th April, which is well worth a visit.
We are now taking reservations for Easter Sunday lunch served from 12 noon last orders 2.00 pm. We look forward to welcoming you
Griddled asparagus, goat’s cheese, herb oil, sour dough toast (GF available)
Spiced potted crab, toasted ciabatta (GF available)
Pea and watercress veloute, pesto dressing (GF)
Beetroot cured gravlax, horseradish crème fraiche, pea shoots (GF)
Hickory smoked ham hock and pearl barley salad
Roast Hereford beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, pan jus (GF available)
Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, red wine gravy (GF)
Grilled skate wing, sauté potatoes, caper beurre blanc (GF)
Roast turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing roast potatoes, pan jus (GF available)
Mushroom, spinach and Wookey Hole wellington
All served with a selection of vegetables
Butterscotch tart, walnut ice cream
Cherry, rose and pistachio Pavlova (GF)
Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding, crème anglaise
White chocolate mousse, passion fruit curd, shortbread biscuits (GF available)
Selection of ice cream and sorbet (GF)
Selection of local cheese, grapes, celery, biscuits and chutney (GF biscuits available)
Coffee and Petit Fours
If you are coming to the Wye Valley during the next six weeks then visiting Hereford Cathedral is a must
Last night the Wilton Court enjoyed their annual Christmas Party and five of their shining stars were awarded achievement awards for all their hard work and commitment.
In their respective areas: From left to right Andre Jarvis, Sandra Esteves, Jamie Milnes,Jason Davies and Stefanie Marshall. Congratulations to them all!!
Visit Santa and his cheeky Elf at the Dean Heritage Centre in the Forest of Dean from 18th to 24th December, 11-2pm.
They can both be found sat by the fire in The Foresters Cottage this week. So why don’t you add some extra special Christmas magic to your Christmas.
Admission to visit Santa is included in the centre entrance fee. And every child will receive a gift.