The New Inn, St Owen's Cross

West Midlands Herefordshire Hereford

  • From £160 a night
  • 3 Guest Rooms
  • Contemporary Coaching Inn

AA Best Restaurant with Rooms England 2023-2024

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When the new owners bought The New Inn 5 years ago, it was well in need of some TLC. And, as a pub close to their own hearts, they were more than ready to take on the challenge of giving this 16th-century coaching inn a new lease of life, with a winning combination of old-fashioned beams and plaster, chic rooms and fabulous food. As a result, it's a wonderfully warm and friendly place, with tasteful, stylish rooms and exquisite food, set in breathtaking Herefordshire countryside just outside Ross-on-Wye.

The pub has a lovely bar and restaurant, and although it still maintains a traditional look, it's very sophisticated and contemporary, with stripped-back light oak beams. The three AA Rosette restaurant serves first-rate food with a strong emphasis on local produce and seasonality. They have three very elegant bedrooms, rated 5* by the AA, which come with cosy throws and robes, ultra-comfy beds, WiFi and Smart TVs, tea and coffee facilities, and crisp, modern en-suite bathrooms. The rooms are all spacious but the largest one is almost a suite, with a wow-factor glass-walled bathroom and a free-standing bath – very romantic, and perfect for a weekend away. They also offer beautiful, contemporary self-catering accommodation less than a five-minute drive away at Teal Barn, which sleeps eight people.

The New Inn is above all a pub for those looking for something a little bit special, with over 50 wines by the glass and a great choice of ales, bespoke cocktails and an enormous list of gins – including plenty of local specialities! The food, too, is top-notch – think orchard pork, wild sea bass, blackberry souffle… – and as well as the contemporary yet rustic dining room, there's a lovely secret terrace to enjoy eating and drinking al fresco. They offer à la carte, a set lunch option, two fabulous tasting menus, and lighter dishes at the informal bar. In fact, they're a finalist in two categories of the 2024 Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards: 'Gastro Pub of the Year' and 'Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year' – watch this space...

The pub also enjoys an excellent location, close to the bustling market town of Ross-on-Wye, with the beautiful Wye Valley and Symonds Yat, and the gorgeous small town of Ledbury not far away.

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Open Thursday–Sunday all year round. Closed on Christmas Day.


Double rooms from £160 a night including breakfast.

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Contact Website  01989 553 387  The New Inn, St Owen's Cross, St Owens Cross, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 8LQ

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Rated ★★★★★ over 8 reviews


Thoroughly recommend

We chanced upon the New Inn while travelling back from Ross on Wye and were very pleasantly surprised. Superb food (even the bar menu), very friendly and attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend eating here.
Aug 8, 2023 by Steve Bateman

Absolutely perfect Sunday lunch

Fabulous food, staff and surroundings. Already recommended to all my friends.
Jul 31, 2023 by Barry Davies

Exceptional service

A last minute booking as we needed a place to stay for the night. Service exceptional. People friendly and down-to-earth. Food delicious, wine perfect, presentation excellent.
Apr 30, 2023 by Mariliz Alimperti

Food was so amazing

My partner and I went for my Birthday meal last night. Omg the food was so amazing, haven't eaten anything like it in my life time. The staff was amazing and very professional and polite. Jess the front of house was so amazing.
Mar 10, 2023 by Vivien Hurley

Friendly and knowledgeable staff

Stopped for a quick drink en route to Kington. We both chose the local cider from Two Farmers and enjoyed both the berry and apple flavours. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. At the time we entered everyone else was leaving so we had the lovely beer garden to ourselves.
Mar 3, 2023 by Lynee Telfer

One to remember!

Popped in for lunch on my way back from Abergavenny. Often can be awkward eating alone (especially without a book), but the staff were super welcoming and sweet. Very comfortable atmosphere with fantastic food to top it off! Definitely one to remember!
Feb 9, 2023 by Rosalind Craddock


The food here is unreal. Best burger I've had in a while and it's really good value as well. Staff are super friendly and it has a nice cost feel to it. Highly recommend.
Jan 8, 2023 by Craig Latham


Excellent place. Very nice garden to sit in.
Jan 6, 2023 by Shaun Burnes

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