In 1981, she got married to David Watson. As a loving spouse they bought Hintlesham Hall in Hintlesham, Suffolk. They are still together and this is also her only love affairs.
After completing her secondary education, Ruth began her career as a graphic design. Then she joined Good Food Guide and became an inspector. She entered into the hotel line after being married with David. Together they bought a restaurant and within short period of time they turned this restaurant into a 33-room hotel. She also began writing food articles after that. Her net worth is believed to be in millions.