THE Royal Hotel in Ross-on-Wye has re-opened following a three-month refurbishment.

Extensive work has been undertaken on all areas of the hotel, including its 42 bedrooms and suites, bar, reception, function rooms and restaurant. The building's exterior has also been redecorated, while an additional bar has been installed in the Buckingham Suite.

The hotel's new managers Matt and Sally Perkins took over the running of the building earlier this year.

Sally said: “It has been an absolute joy to watch the Royal blossom during this refit and we are tremendously proud of how far it has come.

"The reaction from our customers has been extremely positive and people locally have said how pleased they are to have such great looking bar, restaurant and hotel on their doorsteps.”