The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head HotelSituated in the most picturesque street in the market town of Ross-on-Wye, this 14th century inn maintains many of its original features, including oak beams and a large stone fireplace. A great location for exploring The Wye Valley, Black Mountains, Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat, the hotel is within a 40 minute drive of Cardiff and Cheltenham. Goodrich Castle, The Forest of Dean and The Welsh Marches are also easily accessible for day trips. Ross-on-Wye itself is a small market town, nestling alongside the meandering River Wye. Its streets and shops are full of character, where you can browse at your leisure. Market days are on Thursdays and Fridays around and under the 16th century Market House.
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En suite bedrooms have complementary tea, coffee and mineral water.

Hotel details

Until the emergence of the railways in the 19th century, the hotel was a small coaching inn. An extra storey and a new facade were built in the 1860s. The hotel is able to cater for small functions and meetings.

General information

Rating : 2 stars
Size : 15 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:30 to 23:00
Check-out : 07:30 to 11:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The restaurant specialises in delicious home cooked dishes using local seasonal produce and is open throughout the day serving coffees, homemade cakes, lunches, cream teas and dinner. The award-winning chef uses local fresh market produce in the restaurant. The restaurant also has a 60 foot well as its centrepiece. The Kings Bar has a good range of single malts, wines and two local hand pulled real ales. The restaurant is also open to non residents and is extremely popular in the local area. To guarantee a reservation at the restaurant please contact the hotel in advance to make a booking. Bar meals are not served on Friday and Saturday nights.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. 


Free private parking is possible on site. 


Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges. 

Location & area


8 High Street
HR9 5HL Ross on Wye, Herefordshire


Travel information

By Car: M50 motorway: 2 km. Ross has a one way system. The best way to the Kings Head is: - Come off the A40 at Wilton. - Go over Wilton Bridge. - Turn right, heading for Palace Pound and Royal Hotel. - Follow the road to the High Street; the car park entrance is through the archway facing you. By Train: Gloucester or Hereford: 20 km By Bus: The coach/bus station is on Cantilupe Road, which is within walking distance.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

Please note, if cancelled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking and is non-refundable. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate.  Continental breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years are charged GBP 10.00 per night and person for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 27.50 per night and person for extra beds.  There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy