Ross on Wye

Flavours of Herefordshire Winners


Already Herefordshire’s only highly commended 5 stars restaurant with rooms Wilton Court has once again been recognised as ‘’Restaurant of the Year’’ in the ‘’Flavours of Herefordshire Awards’’ 2011.
The award was presented to Wilton Court’s owners Roger and Helen Wynn by TV chef celebrity Jean-Christophe Novelli at the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards dinner held at Hereford Racecourse on Friday 21st October
Wilton Court were also commended in the ‘’Breakfast of the Year’’ category and 24 year old Commis Chef Cal Banner was winner of the’’ Young Chef in Industry Award’’.
Cal went on to win the cook off of the Young Industry Chefs seasonal starter to include pumpkin. The cook off was judged by Jean Christophe , cooked in front of a live theatre audience during the Flavours of Herefordshire two day Food Festival also held at Hereford Racecourse.
Roger and Helen are absolutely delighted at Wilton Court’s hat trick of awards. Said Roger Wynn ‘’It is the teamwork and all the hard work that everyone puts in that makes it happen. We are very proud’’.

Double Treat

Rossiter Books Photograph

Double Treat

A double treat for motoring and racing fans and filmgoers at the same time. Rossiter books, of High Street, Ross are staging a special book-film event at the Phoenix Theatre, Ross. Called An Evening with Senna, Tom Rubython, author of a new biography on the life of Ayrton Senna will be talking about his book, and signing copies. This will be followed by a screening of the much acclaimed documentary on the life of Senna, reputedly one of the best ever Formula 1 racing drivers.

AN Evening with Senna will be held on Saturday, November 5th, so should go with a bang. Starting time is 7pm and the total cost is £8.00 (including the normal £5 film charge)

It is hoped this will be the first book-film presentations at the Phoenix. Continue reading

Field Fayre-The Organic Store


The Soil Association and Field Fayre- The Organic Store are encouraging people in Ross to ‘Discover reasons to love organic’ for organic September 2011.
Now in its sixth year, Organic September is an annual celebration of all things organic. There are so many reasons to love organic. Organic means choosing foods you can trust that delivers better standards for the animals and the environment.
Organic food is produced from natural farmings systems which are kind to animals, avoid the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers and GM ingredients are banned. Continue reading

Le Marche de France comes to Ross

The last of the European markets to visit our lovely, lively market town this year, Le Marche de France from Normandy, will be setting up its stalls on Saturday 1st October in Broad Street alongside the usual Saturday market. With a wide selection of authentic French food, including meats, breads and cheeses and a selection of craft items including leather goods it offers shoppers the opportunity to sample and buy products which give a real flavour of French national cuisine and speciality items. There is something to suit all tastes with a chance to buy more unusual gifts or even better to treat yourself with. Continue reading

Ross-on-Wye Walkers

In July 2009 Ross became the 30th town in the country to gain accreditation as Walkers are Welcome town. Walkers are Welcome (WaW) towns are villages that have something special to offer walkers. It is not organised by the Council; it is a grass-roots initiative, and is run by the communities themselves. Ross Rambles became aware of the scheme in 2007 and two members, Sam Phillips and David Collin, attended the first national Conference in October of that year. In January 2009 a Steering Group was incredibly successful in raising funds, so they set about getting new leaflets and brochures designed and printed. These brochures included a leaflet with 14 bus walks as well as a booklet on “Doggie” walks. These have been very successful and are now available throughout Ross in our many stores and cafes. Continue reading

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 http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/forestofdeanmorris/

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 www.wiltoncourthotel.com

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 information@wyevalleyaonb.org.uk

For details of where to stay or dine during your visit please visit our website www.wiltoncourthotel.com