Our in-house bakery is Ross's original bakery and has one of Tasmania's last working wood-fired brick ovens, specialising in old-fashioned sourdough breads.
Wake to the smell of fresh baked bread and enjoy our unique Bakery breakfast of hot bread, croissants and pastries straight from the oven to your table. If it defeats you we'll give you a little takeaway bag so you can take your leftover bread and croissants for morning tea.
Convict built in 1832, the Ross Bakery Inn is a classic Georgian house built from Ross sandstone, with a permanent listing on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Originally named the Sherwood Castle Inn, it served for many years as a coaching inn and horse change station on the Hobart Road. The Inn takes its present name from Ross Village's original Bakery that has operated alongside the Inn for over 150 years.
Today, the Ross Bakery Inn continues the tradition, offering travellers comfortable 3½ Star accommodation with stabling for the horses and the modern wonders of indoor plumbing.
We offer a small three bedded back packer style room above our Bakery for those who believe in Kiki, the character in the much loved Japanese anime "Majo No Takyubin" - loosely translated as "Kiki's Delivery Service". Note Kiki's room is up VERY steep stairs and does not have ensuite facilities; the toilet & shower are downstairs & outside of the building
If you're looking for a bit more space or privacy then our fully equipped Kirsty's Cottage is just down the street from our Ross Bakery. The Cottage has 3 bedrooms (2 queensize beds and 2 singles), a family sized kitchen and lounge. We do the same Bakery breakfast and the bakery. Ross Village is the best halfway stopping point between Hobart and Launceston and is only an hour's drive to the East Coast. You can feel its magic as you cross its famous bridge and stroll down streets lined with English Elms, past old sandstone buildings dating back to Ross' origins as one of Tasmania's early garrison towns.
Relax, explore and enjoy the ambience of a friendly village that has managed better than any other we know to remain unspoilt by commercialism.
Ross Village won the 2008 Tasmanian Tidy Towns Award and won the National Tidy Towns Heritage Award. PLEASE NOTE: Kiki's Room does not have ensuite facilities however the use of a shared bathroom/toilet is available. And guests staying in Kirsty's Cottage share the Cottage's single bathroom/toilet.