The Bridge at Wilton
Wilton, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6AA
There's no doubting that Ross-on-Wye provides the perfect setting for a quintessential English weekend escape, with its quaint streets, intriguing shops and fantastic destination eateries - and The Bridge at Wilton is the icing on the cake. The idyllic setting of this multi-award-winning hotel and restaurant is just the beginning of its alluring story - because what you'll find inside more than matches any expectations the beautiful exterior affords. Described by Paddy Burt of the Daily Telegraph as 'a riverside seat of epicurean excellence, illuminated by a light touch', The Bridge attracts gourmet food lovers from around the country. Its Michelin Guiderecommended, two-AA-rosetted restaurant has a solid base of local visitors too, who can't get enough of head chef Nick Seward's truly imaginative dishes. Nick utilises a wealth of the finest produce from Herefordshire and beyond to create a medley of international flavours. You might begin with luxurious Cornish lobster ravioli with squash purée, caramelised pineapple and a chilli and vanilla dressing, then move on to sirloin of Herefordshire beef with braised shin and perfectly complementary boulangére potatoes, trompette de la mort mushroom purée, red wine and thyme. Finish with Herefordshire apple compote, and you'll soon be planning your next visit. Lunch is an equally luxurious affair with a separate menu. Or why not indulge in a leisurely afternoon enjoying The Bridge's collection of international wines' With eight beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, you'll quite possibly never want to leave.