The magnificent Royal Hotel is situated near the centre of the market town of Ross-on-Wye, next to the historic St Mary’s Church. The hotel stands high above the horseshoe bend of the River Wye, commanding some of the best views of the surrounding countryside. This Grade II Georgian country hotel was built in 1833 on the original foundations of The Bishop’s Palace, dating back to the 13th century. By 1851 it had become the staging-post for 16 of the 22 coach services which passed through the town. Thanks to its superior location and facilities, The Royal became the town’s principal inn, and one of its devotees was Charles Dickens, who frequented it. Today, it is renowned locally for its excellent food, warm welcome and great hospitality.
There are three charming spaces to choose from, and we are able to cater for up to 60 guests for wedding breakfasts in Barratt’s Restaurant.
For guests looking for a more informal day, our Coach Room and the Buckingham Suite function spaces can cater for finger buffets for numbers up to 100 guests.
For your guests requiring overnight accommodation, The Royal Hotel has 42 comfortable bedrooms, all en-suite with television, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary wifi.
The Royal has been granted a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies – and the hotel offers the ideal choice. After the ceremony, you and your guests can relax and unwind with a celebratory drink whilst having your photographs taken.