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

Address

Wilton Lane
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 6AQ
England

Telephone

1989 562569

Bedrooms

11. 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except first 2 weeks Jan.

Facilities

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.

Children

all ages welcomed (cots, high chairs).

Dogs

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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

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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