Eating in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Eating

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is a primary producer of top quality food and drink. Everything from cider, wine, artisan beer and cheeses, Gloucester old spot bacon and smoked Severn salmon, to organic juices and vegetables, free range chickens and eggs.

It is distributed locally and nationally and awaits every visitor. Many of our food producers have onsite shops, and produce can be found at regular Farmers' Markets and other outlets throughout the area.

The Abergavenny Food Festival is held annually on the third weekend in September and the Forest Food Showcase is held annually at Speech House on the first Sunday in October. The Flavours of Herefordshire food festival takes place on August bank holiday weekend in the heart of Hereford. With many food stalls and demonstrations, they are great opportunities to try what the area has to offer.

All the establishments listed in this section of the website are inspected and rated under the National Scores on the Doors Food Hygiene Scheme and you will see the current rating on their individual pages.  The minimum rating of 2 Stars must be achieved in order to be a member of our Association and listed on this website.


Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms

Two rosettes since 2005. Finalist in the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards winners in the restaurant category in 2009. Silver Winners in the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards

Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


Saracens Head Inn

16th Century riverside Inn offering a variety of high quality food and real ales.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat


Beechenhurst Cafe

Freshly cooked breakfast and lunch using local, seasonal produce. Homemade cakes and a variety of drinks and snacks served by friendly staff in fabulous forest surroundings with children's play area.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Coleford


The Red Hart Inn

A traditional village pub serving Camra-acredited real ales, and good home cooked food. In Winter enjoy a seat by our log fire, and in Summer take advantage of our large beer garden & play area. Children and dogs welcome.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Longhope


The Old Dairy Tearoom

Freshly cooked & homemade breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas & cakes, served on bone china. Loose leaf speciality tea menu & quality coffee. Champions of local produce. Roast Sunday Lunch.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Longhope


The Alma Inn

A real ale pub, set within spacious grounds. The Alma is cosy and relaxed, where visitors and locals alike can enjoy a good pint or tuck into a tasty bar snack or pub meal. Children & dogs welcome!

Pub / Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Forest Retreat at Forest Holidays

Open to all. Enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar or freshly ground coffee, meals and snacks in the cafe; and stock up on essentials, treats and gifts in the shop.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Symonds Yat


Harry's Restaurant

Harry's is a friendly modern restaurant offering a wide menu selection , encompassing all dietary needs and serving fresh, modern and uncomplicated food with attentive professional service.

Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


Taurus Crafts Cafe

Whole-food cafe serving meals prepared on site using many local and organic ingredients including seasonal foods from the Taurus organic market garden.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney


Three Choirs Vineyard Restaurant & Rooms

The restaurant is set on a ridge overlooking the 75 acre vineyard. All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients and where possible local produce is used. Service is relaxed to enable you to enjoy the beautiful setting.

Restaurant in or near Newent


Swan House Tea Room

Swan House Tea Room is a family run business serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. Our meals and cakes are freshly prepared and made on the premises.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney


Old Court Hotel

A historic manor house which provides food and drinks to all that pass by. Close to the A40, but still walking distance to all Symonds Yat attractions. A perfect place to refuel or rest during your journey. Food served all day and everyday, including in theĀ a la carte dining room.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat