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Having told you last week what a wonderful publication the new Beer Guide is, I have to report some more very average (at best) beer… 447 more words

Charming cottage and very high-tech!

Valley View is a lovely cottage for two: comfortable, spotlessly clean and well-equipped plus it has amazing views. It also makes a really good base for exploring the area and there are plenty of accessible things to do. 775 more words


Summer Of Sound

The ‘Town Of Music’ Ross On Wye is getting ready to bask in a jam packed Summer Of Sound, with loads of brilliant events planned for the town and surrounding areas. 522 more words

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The ‘Town Of Music’ Ross On Wye is getting ready to bask in a jam packed Summer Of Sound, with loads of brilliant events planned for the town and surrounding areas. So no matter what your musical palate there will be a tasty treat waiting. For instance if you like brass bands, there are the regular Sunday afternoon concerts on Ross Bandstand. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful river surroundings while listening to a great selection of local bands. This year there’s also ‘Pandemonium Steel Pans’ playing as part of a spectacular ‘Proms in the Park’ event (20th August). There are plenty of opportunities to hear local choirs …and sing with them!. The Penyard Singers are always ready to welcome new members and St Mary’s Church is offering places on its ‘Come Sing’ event (July 23rd. Book to be a part of it). And if you can’t sing, why not try your hand at bell ringing! (also at St Mary’s). As usual the annual ‘Ross Country Music Festival’ (9-10th July), now in its 15th year, gives you the chance to jangle your spurs along to some blistering country tunes. You may even end up line dancing!. On the same weekend the Linton Blues Festival rocks up, and as always boasts an impressive line up. This year the Sunday night headliners are Texas bluegrass outfit ‘Hayseed Dixie’. It’s just a pity these two great events clash. Fast becoming a stock part of the Ross soundscape is ‘Ollie fest’ (25-27th August), organised to honour the memory of Ollie Floyd. Now in its 3rd year, this event is packed full of brilliant groups, as well as having a DJ night and other attractions like fairground rides. What’s more – its FREE. Then there are other festivals such as the ‘Dubs On The Wye’ at Wilton Sports Centre(16-18th June), which is new this year, and features plenty of music as well as an open air cinema (showing Grease). Another must hear gig is the ‘Down On The Farm’ festival near Abby Dore (11-13th August) which this year is headlined by legends ‘Eddie and the Hotrods’. Another brand new event this year is the ‘Ross Busking Festival’ (9th September). Organised by Nick Penny, in conjunction with ‘CreateRoss’ and Ross Town Council. This aims to fill the towns streets with all manner of live music, and hopes to be a regular feature which will encourage young talent. Last but not least, there is of course the local pub music scene, with many of the town’s pubs having regular nights of live music and DJ’s …and don’t forget Jacqueline’s nightclub with its monster silent disco, or The Larruperz Centre with monthly country music nights. To cap it all The King Charles II has started an ‘Open Mic’ night on Tuesdays, giving a great opportunity for budding musicians to get stage time. All in all the live music scene in and around Ross On Wye, the ‘Town Of Music’ is stronger than ever, so dust off your ears and do some soundbathing this summer. You can get links to all the shows and festivals planned, as well as info on all manner of other events via the towns dedicated ‘whats on’ website http://www.playross.com

River Festival 

May is full of birthday, two of my children and a few good friend, so we often take a short holiday at this time of year. 144 more words


Staycation - 3 Reasons to visit Ross On Wye

Bank holiday, an extra day and a reason to trial a staycation! Ross on Wye in beautiful Herefordshire is conveniently located in central England meaning it’s easy for most of the country to visit. 229 more words

A remarkable family

The remarkable family I’m talking about is my own! I have just come back from the annual family Easter holiday, not just my husband and children and partners, but my four cousins and their families too! 299 more words

Family Holiday

Brooks Country House Introduces Vintage Horseboxes as Stylish Glamping Option in the Wye Valley

Brooks Country House, the Georgian manor house hotel which opened between the pretty town of Ross-on-Wye and the cathedral city of Hereford last summer, will be introducing a glamping option just in time for spring. 693 more words

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