The Saracens Head at Symonds Yat

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Dining with the Fam

What. No Nando’s? No worries, what the region lacks in fast food chains it makes up for with locally sourced crowd-pleasing burgers, ice cream, pies and veggie and vegan food. Hungry teens will love the variety and generous portions.


Giant Pies and Behemoth Burgers - The Farmer’s Boy

This inn is gaining a reputation for big food with its big ugly burger challenge (a 12-inch burger, the equivalent of eight quarter pounders). A challenge for all the family though is the giant pie, as big as a baby and made to order! Guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

Real Fish and ChipsSevern & Wye Smokery

The region’s most acclaimed smokery is located on the edge of the forest by the River Severn and is the perfect pit stop to refuel with some authentic fish and chips. If you are self-catering stock up here too on all manner of fishy and smoked delights in the deli and fish mongers.

Good BurgersThe Butchers Arms

This traditional pub in the heart of Clearwell offers an amazing range of burgers, including three tasty vegetarian options. Start with loaded nachos and finish with an ice cream sundae.

Carnivorous TeensThe Ostrich Inn

For teens with a carnivorous appetite, The Ostrich Inn provides some very meaty options. Enjoy the locally sourced wild boar sausages or feast on a rack of ribs (extra napkins provided).

RiversideSaracens Head

The ideal combination with a day of canoeing, kayaking or SUPing, the Saracens Head is located at Symonds Yat where many trips end. Enjoy classic hearty meals including mac and cheese, burgers and a selection of fish. It is also where Netflix’s Sex Education is filmed.

La de da teaThe Speech House

Live like a queen (or king) with a spot of afternoon tea in the Orangery at the historic Speech House hotel. Enjoy tea served in fine bone china and a tiered cake stand of indulgent treats.

Gourmet teens - The Lyon Inn

For those who enjoy sophisticated dining this pub only allows over 11-year olds in the restaurant after 7.30pm. No highchairs, no nuggets but handmade pasta, gourmet burgers and popcorn brûlée for dessert. Delicious.

Award Winning GelatoGreen & Jenks

Amazing traditionally made ice cream at the heart of Monmouth, this café offers it all with sorbets for vegans and flavours including Oreo Cookies and Nutella. The perfect place to cool down on hot summer days.

Local & Sustainable - Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Café

This shop and café is community owned, run by volunteers and specialises in local produce. There’s even a zip wire outside for young and old to enjoy, as well as wifi for updating the socials.



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Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Cafe

  The Café has proved to be one of the most popular aspects of the Vill...

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Green & Jenks Gelato House

Gelato At Green & Jenks Gelato House we offer a range of freshly made...

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Saracens Head Inn

The Saracens Head Inn occupies a unique position on the East bank of the River Wye wher...

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The Barn at Severn & Wye - Cafe and Restaurant

Come and experience Gloucestershire's number one foodie destination The Barn at Sev...

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The Butchers Arms

The Butchers Arms is one of the oldest pubs in the Forest of Dean, we have been welcomi...

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The Farmers Boy Inn

Dating from the 17th century, this Traditional Award Winning Country Inn situ...

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The Lyon Inn

The Lyon is all about friendly service, a great atmosphere and diligently prepared fres...

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The Ostrich Inn

Proper 13th century country pub opposite the Cathedral of the Forest. 8 Real Ales. Grea...

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The Speech House Hotel

The Gloucestershire based Speech House Hotel offers all level of dining experience from...