Wilton Court

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

A river runs through it. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A river runs through it. Originally a 16th-century courthouse, this mellow sandstone restaurant-with-rooms on the River Wye is ‘steeped in history’. Kingfishers, swans, peregrine falcons, even the occasional otter, are regular visitors. ‘The garden and patio areas make a wonderful place to relax.’ Inside, the historic manor house is full of character, with 16th-century stone fireplaces, exposed beams and wood floors offset by richly coloured rugs and Far Eastern objets d’art collected by owners Helen and Roger Wynn on their travels. Upstairs, bedrooms have ‘glorious’ views of river or gardens. Each is individually decorated with William Morris or Sanderson wallpaper and fabrics, and has ‘all the comforts’ expected. There’s a new chef in the Mulberry restaurant, Laura O’Brien, whose signature dishes, based on locally sourced ingredients, include pork tenderloin, fondant, sesame, carrot and ginger, radish, soy; fillet steak, dauphinoise, wild mushroom, purple sprouting broccoli jus. One reader found the house wines ‘especially 
good value’. The market town of Ross-on-Wye is 15 minutes’ walk away, and the beautiful Wye valley, Goodrich Castle and Symonds Yat are nearby. (B and JH)

Hotel details


Wilton Lane


01989 562569


11. 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.


all year except first 2 weeks Jan.


library, bar, restaurant, private dining room, Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre grounds, bar area and restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant.


all ages welcomed (cots, high chairs).


allowed in 9 bedrooms, public rooms, not in restaurant (£5 per dog per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B single £110–£160, double £135–£195, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) double £185–£245. Set dinner £33, à la carte £45. 1-night bookings refused Sat in peak season.

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