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Forest House

Family run guest house and restaurant in the historic town of Coleford in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Close to the Wye Valley and Symonds Yat, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Hotel in or near Coleford - 8 en suite rooms


Forest House is an 18th century Grade 2 listed former ironmaster’s house in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

We are a family run guest house in the historic town of Coleford in the heart of the Forest of Dean. We are only three miles from the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Our four star accommodation is both spacious and comfortable. We have eight rooms all with en-suite facilities, a mixture of double, twin, king-size and family rooms.

Andersens Restaurant is a popular venue in the local community, open Tuesday - Saturday evenings, but is available to residents Monday - Saturday.  We can accomodate up to 25 in the main restaurant and up to 14 in the small dining room making it an ideal choice for family and friends to get together.

We also have a fully stocked bar where you will find all of your favourite tipples.

Although Forest House is small, you'll always get a big and friendly welcome - a real ‘home from home’.

Our 4 Star guest accomodation comprises of:

  • Four king-size rooms.
  • One double room.
  • One twin room.
  • One superior double with sofa (can be converted into a double bed)
  • A large family room, which benefits from two interconnecting bedrooms.

Each room has:

  • En-suite bathroom with power shower.
  • Flatscreen TV with freeview channels and DVD player.
  • Complementary hospitality tray with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mineral water and biscuits.
  • FREE Wi-Fi.
  • Hairdryer.

Children over 8 years of age are welcome.  For large group bookings, younger children may be allowed.  Please call direct for details.

Forest House has free parking and a secure shed for storing your bikes. We also have a large mature garden for your enjoyment.


Opening Times

Open all year with the exception of a two week period over Christmas and New Year.


  • Building of historical interest
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Evening meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Hairdryer
  • Hotel
  • Large groups accepted
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Special Diets
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television


Cinder Hill
GL16 8HQ
O/S Ref: SO 574 104

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We are situated in the centre of Coleford at the top of the high street and the rear car park is accessed via Hampshire Gardens.

  • Coleford
  • Town