Why We Love Ross-on-Wye

We opened our shop in the beautiful town of Ross-on-Wye in 1997 and we haven’t looked back since. Nestled in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, it’s a pretty market town with bustling shops, cafes and a fantastic sense of community. We’ve taken some time to reflect on what makes this town so special.

One of our favourite things about Ross has to be the beautiful River Wye, which snakes through the heart of the town. It’s the 5th longest river in, at almost 215 km long and a popular spot for canoeists and kayakers. We love taking long evening strolls along the river and soaking up the beautiful scenery.

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Over the years, Ross has become quite the tourist hotspot. Its proximity to the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat makes it the perfect place for local tourists to grab a bite to eat and learn more about the local history. The market house in the centre of the town is a regular point of interest to tourists and an impressive historical landmark. Built in the 17th century, the market house is now home to the Ross Heritage Centre, where you can learn about the rich history of the local area and the development of the town since the stone age. 

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There’s some great sports teams in the town too. One of our wonderful members of staff Haydn has been working as a coach at local football team Ross Juniors for over 7 years and we love keeping up to date with their progress. Last year, the team were in desperate need of new kit, so we were honoured to sponsor a new set of shirts for them

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 The sense of community in Ross is like no other and we’re happy to have such loyal and friendly customers coming into the shop regularly. With annual events like Ollie Fest and Ross Carnival, it’s great to be part of a local community that comes together to support one another and fantastic worthy causes.

What’s your favourite thing about Ross? Let us know on our Facebook page!