Places To Stay Locally:
A Beautiful place to stay, close to the centre of Ross-On-Wye. Glewstone Court is a beautiful retreat, for those who have travelled a way and for locals alike.
The Kings Head Hotel
With its beautifully cosy panelled lounge and bright vibrant dining room this hotel has the best of both worlds. Perfect for staying in the centre of town, or for a spot to eat, the kings head is always a go-to for the locals, so it must be good!
Set in the heart of Symonds Yat The Saracens Head is the perfect spot for a tranquil summer get away. Right on the River Wye the hotel has amazing views and walks to offer during the day and simply delicious and highly recommended food served at night. A favourite of all the team here at Fritz Fryer.
Wilton Court Hotel
Perfect for a romantic get away with river views Wilton Court is the only AA 5 Gold Stars Restaurant with rooms, two rosettes and a breakfast award” in Herefordshire.
Three Choirs has developed a unique process of growing modern grape varieties side by side with world-renowned grapes, such as Pinot Noir and Muller Thurgau. Perfect for a wine connoisseur looking for a getaway in a tranquil setting.
For those with pure food indulgence in mind, No 3 offers a relaxed, modern, European menu for light lunches, dinner, after work cocktails and bar bites. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, the owners Darren and Charlotte promise an intimate and relaxed dining experience that offers something different for any occasion.
Richard and Hayley Mayo opened Truffles with a vision to stock the best local produce available so you can be sure you're buying the best of Herefordshire. Known locally for their Sandwiches, with doorstop bread and the finest, local produce will guarantee satisfied tummies all round.
RiceBerry Eat Thai
This lovely independent Thai eatery is perfect for a light lunch or for a group to dine together. Small and Intimate Riceberry Eat Thai is perfect for every occasion
Café Eleganza is rated the top Café In Ross-On-Wye on Trip Advisor, for very good reason. Simple dishes executed very well, all washed down with James Gourmet coffee, see below.
Audrey’s Fish Bar
A family ran business since 1968, Audrey’s is an institution in Ross-On-Wye. Avid collectors for charity and true traditionalists, you can expect your freshly cooked cod and chips to be wrapped in newspaper with penny sweets for afters.
Leonards at number 39
The sister bar of no3, Leonards is a cocktail bar come Tapas eatery. With sumptuous small dishes and an extensive cocktail menu the staff are well versed in what is necessary to make the best Singapore sling, but also welcome requests off the menu. The best bit about Leonards is that the lighting was supplied by us!
Supporting Local Businesses :
Alder Preece Electricians
Alder Preece are a professional, knowledgeable team that you can rely on. Be it Domestic, commercial or industrial The Alder Preece should be able to help in any eventuality.
A local illustrator and all round talent Brittany can turn her hand to anything. In recent months she has been working with us here at Fritz Fryer to rebrand our packaging and stationary. You can find her on the Ross Market most Saturdays in fair weather selling her illustrations and Jewellery wears.
An independent shop specialising in bicycles, everything to know about bikes is practiced by the Revolutions team. Open since 1921 the business is now in its third generation, passing down knowledge and hand skills in the workshop, the team can repair most things, and build bikes from scratch.
A perfect shop to drop in on if you need a gift, a pick me up or something beautiful to adorn the home or garden. From Scrummy Textiles, to handmade jewellery and edible smelling soaps Lizzie Bunting has it all.
Room In Hay
If you are looking for help or inspiration for your interior, contact Coralie at Room In Hay. She has a lovely selection of fabrics, paints and wallpapers and a very good eye as to where to use them.
Hus and Hem
Hus & Hem means house and home in Swedish, a suitable name for a shop that sells exactly that, lovely Scandinavian things that furnish, decorate and brighten up your home. The shop in itself is a delight to visit, a real treasure trove of things you will always need, and some you never knew you did.
Wobage is a ceramicist heaven. Focusing mainly on offering hands on workshops Wobage has built up a worldwide reputation. With a gallery and Artists’ studios the site is well worth a visit.
James Gourmet Coffee
A local company who roasts their own coffee beans- James Gourmet coffee has built a local and national reputation and now supplies exclusive coffee shops- trade and private clients. Perfect for coffee Enthusiasts and possibly those on the fence; let the team win you over.
The passion at Monteas is undeniable, a true expert in the language of loose leaf tea David will be able to help find a suitable tea from his collection of over 90 teas for your palate just after a few questions of your likes and dislikes. Well worth a visit for any tea lover.
Royal College of Art graduate Sunny Todd established 'Sunny Todd Prints' with his wife Emma in 2013; they work from their studio in Herefordshire to produce beautiful, irresistible patterns for interiors, fashion and products. It could be Fabric by the meter, readymade cushions or bags the Todd Duo are always up for a challenge and are brimming with good ideas.
Dan Barker is a true professional. Very knowledgeable and pragmatic Dan’s character and attention to detail will shine through in all the photographs he takes. He will put you totally at ease if it’s a portrait session you’re after as he is such a friendly chap.
Pedal A Bike Away
You can find everything you need to get into the great outdoors at Pedal A Bike away. From Bike rental, to courses on how to survive in the wilderness. The centre also has a great Café you can kick back in after you have ventured along one of the pre-planned trails. A must for mountain bikers, down-hill riders or those who are looking for a leisurely family ride.
A talented photographer with a passion for architecture and its history. Also one of the nicest people you could meet. We spent a wonderful couple of days on our photo shoot at a local farm with Andy, to take the photos for this website.
Pastel Coast films
Sam and Amber make up the duo behind Pastel coast films. Based in Falmouth they specialise in Videography, photography and sound design. They were behind the wonderful video of the Fritz Showroom, see below.
Places to Visit:
New to the Herefordshire Scene is Herefordshire Live. A holding space for all that is new and exciting. For what’s coming up and the best places to eat and drink. What to see and Where to be. Keep an eye out for exciting things happening.
Forest Of Dean
A great resource of what’s going on in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley area. Top places to stay, things to do and where to eat. You will also find out everything you need to know whilst planning your trip from this one site.
Go Ape is the UK’s number one forest adventure. Do you have a head for heights? Children that would love to run off steam amongst the tree tops or an adventurer in the family that is always climbing trees in the back garden the Go Ape is for you.
The Sculpture Trail
Perfect for a Sunny Sunday afternoon with the family or a muddy adventure on a two wheel friend, the sculpture trail has something for everyone. Dotted around the forest you will find art works from critically acclaimed artists that are there to trigger your imagination.
A mystical woodland that you will get lost in. A warren of moss covered rock faces, adventure walks and benches to oversee the dismay on people’s faces. Puzzle wood is known to be closed for short periods of time, which will be stated on their website, for filming. Most recently the mossy landscape was featured in the recent release of Star wars.
Clearwell Caves are a now a working mining museum where you see the impressive and atmospheric caverns the iron miners made. You can dine in the largest of the caverns around Halloween and Christmas time. If not you can meander up and down between the caverns and let it all sink in.
The Best way to see the Wye Valley is on the river Wye. With Canoe Hire from Ross-On-Wye Canoe hire it couldn’t be easier. With pre-set route there will be a route for all abilities.
Hereford Cathedral is a must see, It is famous for housing both the spectacular medieval map of the world, Mappa Mundi and the cathedral's unique Chained Library, there will be nothing else in the country like what you can see at Hereford Cathedral.