Royal Wedding Celebrations at the Wilton Court Restaurant with rooms


To celebrate the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William over 50 guests joined in the celebration at the Wilton Court. Guests were served on arrival at 10am with tea coffee and home made danish pastries. Two large television screens were installed in the Mulberry Restaurant for guests to enjoy the ceremony followed by, Bellini s and canapes, a three course sumptuous lunch and wedding cake. Pictured guests raising a glass to the Royal couple wishing them every happiness in the future.


Herefordshire’s Hidden Extras

Tour Guides for Herefordshire and Welsh Boarder

Marches Tours & Talks – our tour guide association – takes its name from this area of western England, which is called ‘The Marches’ meaning a ‘boundary’ – the boundary between England and Wales. One of the counties in these Marcher lands is Herefordshire – still a secret place known only to those who really seek it out. Here you will see an unspoilt rural landscape at its most beautiful, where you can wander and walk. We have no motorways and no theme parks – just a slower pace of life which gives you time to think and relax.

Each of the CDs are on sale at £5 from local Tourist information centres or direct from marches Tours and Talks (£6 inc p&p) or visit

  • ‘The Golden Valley & Beyond’ (via Longtown, Craswall, Hay-on-wye, Peterchurch and Abbeydore)
  • ‘The Black & White Villages’ (vis Leominster, Weobley, Kington, Pembridge, Earisland)
  • ‘Ledbury and Beyond’ (via Much Marcle, Much Cowarne, Bishop’s Frome, Castle Frome and Bosbury)
  • ‘Ross-on-Wye & Beyond’ (via Goodrich, Yat Rock, The Kymin, Monmouth, Garway and Hoarwithy)

The Forest of Dean Morris Men dancing to celebrate St Georges Day

The Forest of Dean Morris Men will be dancing here at Wilton Court Ross on Wye at 6.00 pm on St George’s Day- Saturday 23rd April. Come and join in on the fun!

Hoping to join them on the day will be Wimberley Cloggers and Wild Oats Morris

For more information call Barry on 01594 824177

Marche-The midlands association for restaurants, caterers, hotels and entertainment

More than ever before, the Midlands’ hospitality and tourism industry is critical to the Region’s success. Awareness of the Region nationally and internationally, as a thriving business center, as an unmatched location for tourism and with an unrivaled selection of locations for events – is at its highest ever level.
Marche is committed to promoting and protecting the interests of the industry. With a membership drawn from independents or part of a chain, large or small, supplier or service provider – Marche provides a unique focus for organisations of all sizes from every relevant section of the industry.
Another exciting MARCHE Awards for Excellence Ceremony took place on Sunday 27 March at The International Convention Centre in the heart Birmingham, centre of our region. Over 100 tables of guests cheered to finalists as they waited to hear the results of the competitions. Katie Ruddock , Assistant Manager of Wilton Court Restaurant with rooms was ’Highly Commended in the Manager of Tomorrow Category ( Pictured centre with Mark Blake deputy chairman Marche  and sponsor – Heath Thomas , Antony Collins Solicitors. Well done Katie many congratulations on your achievement.  Daniel Lewis commis chef was also one of the 12 finalists in the young chef category.

Herefordshire Truffle a card for all seasons

We Accept Truffle HerefordshireHow many of us have a loyalty card loitering in our purses and wallets. Now in the first scheme of its kind in the UK there is now the chance to obtain a loyalty card that is loyal to local shops and businesses in Ross and across Herefordshire.  If you take advantage of this great opportunity cardholders get exclusive treats and offers along with invitations to new product launches as well as exclusive Truffle Cardholder events. The Truffle loyalty card promotes Herefordshire’s local businesses and helps them flourish. In short there will be weekly email of offers from the participating businesses which are collated by Truffle Herefordshire, and sent to cardholders. This will be backed up by a website and viral marketing using Twitter and Facebook. Customers are able to sign up for the scheme at any of 220 shops and business already signed up including shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs and many more. You can even sign up from the comfort of your own home by going online to and the card will be sent to you. Businesses have shared access to Truffle card holders to promote their business to them, and they are part of a scheme that aims to redress the balance from huge corporates to smaller local businesses. This has been made possible with support and funding from Herefordshire Council and Hereford City partnership. Truffle Herefordshire is a Not for Profit Enterprise.

For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website Wilton Court currently extends a 10% discount on food to Truffle card members excluding promotional, Mothering Sunday and private dining menus.

The Great Pancake Race

Pancake Race March 2011Ross Market Square, Tuesday 8th March from 2.30pm

Prizes for winners and special achievements. There will be a Best Dressed Pinny Competition (sponsored by Essential Sewing) at 4.30pm in the Market Square.

We invite members of the public, the local business community, Charities, Schools, Pubs and all other organisations to the Great Pancake Race on Tuesday 8th March at 2.30pm in Broad Street.

The race is a simple 50m or 100m sprint, each entrant is to provide their own Frying Pan and each person must wear non-slip shoes suitable for running and an apron. Pancakes will be provided and each participant will be required to toss pancakes at the beginning, middle and end of the race.

Entry fee is £1 per person if pre-booked (£3 on the day) Any extra funds raised will be donated to the Association of Ross Traders to raise the profile of the town for the benefit of visitors and traders.

You can download you entry form to the race here.

For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website

Plenty of reasons to visit Ross

Ross on Wye - Stunning location

Attracting visitors to Ross on Wye, the jewel in the crown of the Wye Valley is an on –going task for lot of people , including members of the Association of Ross Traders.

In the summer the Wye Valley AONB  are planning a very special event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wye Valley being given this special protection as it was recognised as such a wonderful place.

On Saturday 18th June a Georgian celebration has been planned for Ross. This will feature an historical procession through the town with notable Georgian celebrities such as John Kyrle, Coleridge and Nelson led by local historian and author Heather Hurley. They will progress down to the River Wye where Nelsons trip down the Wye in 1802 will be reconstructed. A Georgian jamboree will be held on Ross Riverside with re-enactors demonstrating various aspects of Georgian life and will feature musket and sword demonstrations, rope making and boat building plus a look at Georgian costume food, wine and music.

The Ross event will also feature the John Kyrle Walk from the bandstand which will open the Herefordshire Walking Festival. For further details please E-mail

For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website