There’s no shortage of great pubs in Ross-on-Wye. This beautiful part of Herefordshire is blessed with brilliant local beer and cider breweries with taps around town for you to sample some of the good stuff. We’ve also picked out some exceptional gastropubs, with options near Ross-on-Wye’s top attractions, should you get peckish or parched during a day trip.
Nightlife in Ross-on-Wye
If you’re looking for the local Wetherspoons it goes under the name of The Mail Rooms and you can find it on Gloucester Road, down the road from No 3 Restaurant, one of our favourite places to eat in Ross-on-Wye. You know what to expect from a Wetherspoons pub. The building itself used to be the local post office, as the name suggests, and now offers cheap drinks, fast pub grub, and a lively atmosphere. Around the corner on Broad Street, another drinking den from the same vein is the King Charles II. It’s a big Marston’s pub with seriously good value food a solid selection of drinks, and a decent atmosphere.
Cider fans will surely want to visit the Yew Tree Inn in nearby Peterstow. It’s a couple of miles, or just over a five-minute drive, from our Ross-on-Wye hotel, so grab yourself a designated driver and make your way to CAMRA’s top cider pub in Herefordshire county. The inn makes and serves its own Ross-on-Wye cider and perry, as well as offering a great selection of guest ales, wines and spirits. The kitchen cooks up a simple menu of homemade food that is simply delicious. On top of that, the Yew Tree Inn plays host to the annual local Cider Festival, one of our most recommended Ross-on-Wye entertainment events of the calendar year.
If you’re plotting a visit to Goodrich Castle, one of the top activities in Ross-on-Wye, and you’re looking for somewhere to grab a drink or some food nearby, The Mill Race should be right up there at the top of your list of options. They source the best local produce to put on a seasonally-changing menu of delectable food, which combined with the rustic setting makes for a prime place for a pit stop.
Last of all, if you don’t mind a 20-minute drive from our hotel, then it’s worth mentioning the Hillside Brewery, which you’ll find on the road to Gloucester. It’s an award-winning, family-owned fantastic little brewery that’s making some of the best ales we’ve tasted. Pay a visit and you can take a tour of the brewery, sample the good stuff at source, and – on clear sunny days – soak up some stunning views of the English countryside.
When you decide it’s cocktails O’clock, head to the High Street and call into Leonard’s at 39. It’s a stylish bar with a tasty tapas menu, a nice wine list with a wide range of options available by the glass, and some of the best cocktails in town. The guys and gals behind the bar know their stuff, so don’t be shy in asking for a recommendation. It’s the perfect place for sipping away an evening.
Another local favourite is Jacqueline’s on Broad Street. By day it’s the iconic yellow corner cafe covered in graffiti, but it’s fully licensed and at night becomes a good option for dancing and dastardly drinks deals.