Wye River Restaurants

River Wye Restaurants and Pubs

When visiting many of the fantastic towns and villages along the River Wye such as Symonds Yat and Ross-on-Wye, you may want to stop and eat at a restaurant or pub where the food is as good as the magnificent surroundings.

We’ve put together a list of these for you to check out at various points along the River Wye. Some are right on the riverbank and others are a short walk or drive away, but they will all make your holiday more memorable with a mix of great food and stunning scenery.

Michelin Star Restaurants

Although they may be off the beaten track, these restaurants have a UK-wide reputation for great food are within a short drive of our houses, making them well worth a visit if you’re a fan of top-rated chef’s with a signature style.

The Whitebrook, Monmouth

The Whitebrook is a Michelin Starred restaurant in MonmouthRegarded as one of the best restaurants in the UK, The Whitebrook offers top quality food from locally sourced ingredients. The unique aspect of each meal is that they feature something found in the surrounding countryside and the restaurant even offers the opportunity for you to join the Chef, Chris Harrod, and forage for your own ingredients, to be served to you as part of your meal.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.00pm
  • Dinner Menu 7.00 to 9.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please note: The Whitebrook is closed Mon – Tues

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The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny

The Walnut Tree is a Michelin Starred restaurant in AbergavennyWith a long history of great food, The Walnut Tree Inn offers an ever changing seasonal menu and will even cater to personal taste by prior arrangement. Run by Shaun Hill he has been at the forefront of British Cuisine since the Eighties with successive Michelin Star restaurants, each representing his personal philosophy of cooking.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 4.00pm
  • Dinner Menu 19.00 to 22.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please note: The Walnut Tree is closed Sun – Mon

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Bar/Restaurants

One of the most common sights along the River Wye are the old coaching inns and village pubs that have served travellers and tourists for centuries. In fact, some of our houses [link] have been converted from these types of welcoming buildings and is part of the charm of staying in them.

Those listed below continue this great tradition and are a good stopping point if you’re exploring the area or are a destination in themselves because of their fantastic locations offering great views of the Wye Valley.

As well as serving food the bars generally tend to serve many of the locally produced Ales, Ciders and Perries to give you a taste of this great countryside.

The Saracens Head, Symonds Yat

A hand pulled ferry crosses the River Wye to The Saracen's Head InnDating back to the 16th century, The Saracens Head has long been a popular inn with travellers and sightseers as it is situated in the heart of Symonds Yat, right on the banks of the River Wye. With great access to famous Yat Rock viewpoint and with river cruises and and a hand-pulled ferry, it offers many things to do after you’ve stopped for something to eat.

  • Lunch Menu – 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner Menu – 6.30 to 9.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Optional

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Wilton Court Hotel, Ross-On-Wye

The Wilton Court Hotel on the banks of the River Wye in RossThis 16th Century Elizabethan house located on the riverbank just outside Ross-on-Wye has been transformed into an award-winning restaurant. WIth fantastic views and great food this would make a special night out.

  • Lunch Menu – 12.00 to 2.00pm
  • Dinner Menu – 6.30 to 9.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for groups

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The Inn at Penallt, Monmouth

The Inn at Penallt in MonmouthshireWith a history of award-winning food, The Inn at Penallt combines its fantastic location with quality food. With local produce and vineyards contributing to the menu it offers a unique taste of Wales.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 4.00pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.00 to 9.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please note: The Inn at Penallt is closed Mon – Tues

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The Hardwick, Abergavenny

The Hardwick restaurant in the hills of AbergavennyRun by Stephen Terry, who has built a reputation with a number of leading international Chefs, The Hardwick is where he puts his ideas into practice with a wide array of food on offer. With fantastic views to accompany your meal, The Hardwick is a great experience.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 3.00pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.30 to 10.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

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Inn-on-the-Wye, Goodrich

The Inn on the Wye overlooks the River Wye near Goodrich CastleThe Inn-on-the-Wye is a popular stop for walkers from Symonds Yat and those visiting the nearby Goodrich Castle. The outdoor seating offers a great view over the River Wye and surrounding countryside.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.00 to 9.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 8pm
  • Table Reservation – Optional

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Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat

Ye Old Ferrie Inn on the banks of the River Wye in Symonds YatOne of the oldest pubs in in Symonds Yat, Ye Old Ferrie Inn is right on the banks of the River Wye. Offering another crossing point over the river via a hand pulled ferry it is another destination for intrepid walkers looking for a meal or those who just want to enjoy the view.

Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.30pm

  • Dinner Menu 6.00 to 9.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 3.00pm & 5.30 to 8.30pm
  • Table Reservation – Optional

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The Stonemill, Monmouth

The interior of The Stonemill restaurant in MonmouthExpertly crafted meals served in a tastefully converted 16th Century cider mill. Situated in the countryside just outside Monmouth, The Stonemill is an oasis where you can enjoy great food with no distractions.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.00pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.00 to 9.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

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The Mill Race, Walford

The Mill Race restaurant in Walford, near Goodrich and Ross-on-WyeAn award-winning village pub along the lanes between Ross-on-Wye and Goodrich. With locally sourced ingredients, some from their own farm, The Mill Race offers a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.00 to 9.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 3.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please Note: The Mill Race is closed on Mondays

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No.3, Ross-on-Wye

No. 3 restaurant and bar in Ross-on-WyeBased in the centre of Ross-on-Wye, this restaurant is known for its rustic menu, tasty cocktails and great service. A destination for most locals, if you’re visiting Ross-on-Wye, No.3 is an essential stop.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.30 to 9.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please Note: No.3 is closed Sun – Mon

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The Hostelrie, Goodrich

The Hostelrie is in the centre of Goodrich near the castleIdeally located for visiting Goodrich Castle, The Hostelrie is also only a few miles from Ross-on-Wye, Symonds Yat and Monmouth. This 19th Century Gothic building is far more welcoming than it might suggest with a home-cooked style menu and a bar stock with beverages from local micro-breweries as well as more widely recognised ales.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner Menu 5.30 to 11.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 10.30pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please Note: The Hostelrie is only open for the Dinner Menu on Mondays

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Old Court Hotel, Symonds Yat

The Old Court Hotel has many original features still in the restaurantThis grand 16th Century coaching inn near Symonds Yat is set in its own grounds and is known for its Tudor Dining Room restaurant. Additionally, it has a cosy lounge, two bars and a conservatory with a large patio area and manicured gardens making it perfect for a Summer’s day stop-off.

  • Lunch Menu 12.00 to 6.00pm
  • Dinner Menu 6.00 to 10.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 6.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

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The Bell, Skenfrith

The Bell in it's picturesque setting in SkenfrithOn the banks of the River Monnow sits this former 17th century coaching inn. A regular award winning restaurant offers locally sourced food and seasonal menus. In good weather you can sit outside and enjoy the Monmouthshire countryside or order a picnic and blanket to sit in the meadow itself. The Dog and Boot Bar is also popular for those with pets and walkers seeking refreshment.

  • Lunch 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner 6.00 to 8.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 to 5.00pm and 6.00 to 8.00pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

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The Potting Shed. Whitchurch

The Potting Shed's cosy charm is a well kept secretOnce of Monmouth, this “well-kept secret” has now moved to Whitchurch, near Symonds Yat and is as popular as ever. Welcoming cyclists, dog-owners and those with special diets they are happy to cater for any requirement for your visit by prior arrangement. As well as their regular cafe items they offer a ‘Posh Afternoon Tea’ and evening ‘Candlelit Dinners’.

  • Lunch 12.00 – 4.00pm
  • Dinner 7.00 to 8.45pm
  • Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please note: The Potting Shed is closed on Mondays

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Number Seven, Monmouth

Number Seven in Monmouth is a restaurant gaining a rapid reputation for qualityLocated in the heart of Monmouth town centre, this intimate restaurant is led by Mark Turton with a focus on comfort, quality and flavour. Having been trained and working for the Roux Brothers for 9 years, he has brought that level of excellence to Number Seven and has already received recognition in the Michelin Guide.

  • Lunch 12.00 to 2.30pm
  • Dinner 6.30 to 9.30pm
  • Table Reservation – Recommended for Groups

Please note: Number Seven is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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