A HEREFORDSHIRE town has seen different cafes, restaurants and businesses open in the last six months that have added to its community feel.

Ross-on-Wye has many independent and chains among its streets.

Most recently Coffee#1 set up a franchise in High Street, offering locals more options for coffee spots, while pubs went under refurbishment.


Here’s a list of places that have opened in Ross-on-Wye in the last six months:


Hereford Times: Coffee#1 opened in JulyCoffee#1 opened in July (Image: Coffee#1)

Coffee#1 opened in Ross-on-Wye's Market Place, in the centre of town, offering hot and cold drinks and food.

The chain has other branches across the country, including Hereford.

Ross' stands out in the centre of town with its green building and white sign.

Inside Ross' is a bookcase for customers to use while they enjoy their time in the café.

Customers can also sit on its vintage looking armchairs around coffee tables.

It opened its doors on July 31 at 9am. Its opening hours are Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Victoria’s Café

Victoria’s Coffee Shop is another new arrival in Ross-on-Wye and opened back in April.

The cosy interior is an eclectic mix of retro and art deco furniture and fittings, with a pair of red velvet drapes framing the front window.

A range of cakes, bakes and savoury snacks are on offer, including a brunch which is available from 10am to 4pm.

Also on the menu is a clotted cream tea plus a wide range of Victoria’s unique creations including egg-free Wagon Wheels, nut-free carrot cake, Mars bar Rice crispy slices, Cadbury Creme Egg ‘scotch eggs’, chocolate & Oreo cake, cinnamon buns, and breakfast croissants.

Dor’s Garden

Hereford Times: Stacey Gibson opened her new shop Dor's Garden in AprilStacey Gibson opened her new shop Dor's Garden in April (Image: Stacey Gibson)

Dor's Garden is a high street garden shop on the ground floor of number 6 in Ross-on-Wye's High Street.

It opened in April, and its owner Stacey Gibson has been working in the retail horticultural industry for the last eight years and running her garden design business for the last five.

The grade-II listed building was formerly home to Harrison Clark Rickerbys Inc Shawcross, a solicitors with roots in Ross-on-Wye going back to 1820.

But Ms Gibson gave it a whole new look when she took it on, with new carpets and signage.

Lily beans Coffee Shop

An historic Herefordshire pub revealed its plans to open a new café in spring of this year.

Inn on the Wye, in Kerne Bridge near Ross-on-Wye, has undergone a revamp this month but has now announced it is also set to open a new café.

Louise Turley, who owns the 17th century pub, said she wanted to create a fresh and on trend atmosphere as opposed to the dark and unappealing area it once was.

Lilybeans Coffee Shop opened on May 2 and offers a bright and inviting space for local and tourists to enjoy teas, freshly ground barista coffee, cakes, pastries, breakfast rolls and light lunches.

It is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

Here’s a list of places that have had a refurbishment in Ross-on-Wye in the last six months:

Inn on the Wye

Hereford Times: Inn on the Wye refurbished its pub in AprilInn on the Wye refurbished its pub in April (Image: Inn on the Wye)

Inn on the Wye, in Ross-on-Wye, refurbished its once dark area inside the pub in April and it is now a light and trendy area for punters to enjoy a freshly made pizza.

Its owner Louise Turley added other elements including new signage and a plant wall as a backdrop ready for Instagram selfies.

This dog-friendly pub is in the heart of the Wye valley overlooking the river Wye and ancient Goodrich castle and a few minutes from Symonds Yat, Beechenhurst, the famous Puzzlewood.

It continues to serve its current lunch menu, including its one-metre-long pizza.

Hope and Anchor

Hereford Times: Hope and Anchor, in Ross-on-Wye, refurbished its pub in MayHope and Anchor, in Ross-on-Wye, refurbished its pub in May (Image: Hope and Anchor)

The Hope and Anchor, in Ross-on-Wye, has gone through extensive refurbishment in the first six months of the year.

It will officially be reopened on June 2 with a programme of music and other activities over the four-day jubilee celebrations.

The investment by the owner and the hard work and dedication by all builders and local contractors has meant that this once thriving riverside pub was restored as a family-run business and community asset.

It now offers pub food, café, bar, contemporary fine dining restaurant, accommodation, live music, and events, as well as quality beers and ales and home-cooked food seven days a week.