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The King's Head Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Ross-on-Wye
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable with excellent food”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We booked into the Kings Head after first looking at The Royal - enough said. The room at the top of some wonderfully windy stairs was comfortable and well appointed. Would not have recommended it for my 92 year old mother though! We went out for a walk around Ross and met someone who advised us to eat as well as stay there because the chef was a gnats crochet off his first Michelin Star. Which was born out at dinner. The taste combination of baked hake and blood orange was stupendous and the Rump of lamb with its red currant and garlic was a real melt in the mouth experience. Chapeau le chef! The price was excellent too! The staff were friendly and efficient. We would love to repeat the experience. Would like to say that it was all perfect, but the tiniest niggle was the bright blue standby light on the TV which was overpowering and turned into a blue flashing light in the small hours disturbing sleep. Full English breakfast was perfectly cooked and set us up for a busy day scrambling round The Forest of Dean. Thanks for a great stay.

Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Although we have had lunch here before, we had never stayed, so decided to enjoy the Burns Night dinner and stay the night. It was absolutely lovely, the food was brilliant and the room with its large oak beams and slightly sloping floor a delight. The breakfast was fantastic, and for £8.00 for non residents, I don't know why the good people of Ross aren't queuing up outside!I couldn't finish mine, so there was no room for the generous toast and marmalade after, maybe next time!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We didn't stay in the hotel as we'd already booked somewhere else, but on the first night of 3 decided to eat here. The food was so amazing and the staff incredibly friendly and polite that we went back for the next 2 nights!! We were shown round several of the rooms which have all been recently refurbished to a pretty good standard. If we come back to Ross on Wye again, we will definitely be staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Nice oldy woldy hotel in heart of Ross on Wye. Lovely big room with all you would need. Very quiet other than creaky floorboards due to the hotels age.
Disappointed with menu as clearly states on web site about specials, asked while there but told they dont do specials.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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lautrecs99, Owner at The King's Head Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the King's Head. Unfortunately, our website did have an error, which we hadn't spotted in reference to daily specials. We are sorry and do apologise for the inaccuracy.
This has now been amended to represent accurately the food offering we provide. Our restaurant has an a la carte menu, using local produce, which changes every four weeks or so with the seasons. We believe by offering around twelve starters and twelve main courses, the menu is large enough for variety whilst compact enough to main quality and freshness. We do still have specials on occasions but not on a regular basis.
Thank you again
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed at the hotel for one nightB&B on the 4th jan everything was lovely the room breakfast and the staff nearly stayed at the Royal hotel which was not very welcoming I will definitely stay here again hopefully in the summer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We loved our stay at the Kings Head. The family room was the best we've ever stayed in - the kids were delighted with their own room (and own TV!) and the whole room was beautifully refurbished.

We ate in the hotel restaurant - the food was great - and picked out books from the bookcase to read at night. The breakfast was wonderful. The most enormous range of cooked breakfasts, from the traditional full English to eggs several ways to porridge.

And finally, the staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful. One oddity was that you can't drink the hotel tap water, but they were very happy to get us free bottled water.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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lautrecs99, Owner at The King's Head Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your review,

We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed their stay at the King's Head and look forward to hopefully see you again in the near future.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Stayed at hotel for one night stay B&B 23/11/12. Atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Chose superior room which was a lovely room overlooking the High Street. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in.

Paid for evening meal in the restaurant, the food was outstanding. They have an excellent chef and all produce is locally sourced.

Breakfast - what can I say but amazing. The choice, the portions, the quality.

Staff - all extremely friendly and helpful.

Hotel has own car park, so you do not have to drive round looking for car parking space

Will defintely return again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The King's Head Hotel
Address: 8 High Street | Herefordshire, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Ross-on-Wye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The King's Head Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic hotel in the centre of the market town of Ross on Wye. Ideal location for Cardiff, Cheltenham or visiting the Wye Valley, Excellent restaurant using market fresh ingredients, local real ales, friendly popular bar. Free wi-fi, and free car park to residents. All rooms on first and second floor, a listed building with old oak beams and stone fireplaces. There is no elevator. ... more   less 
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