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.
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
16th Century riverside Inn offering a variety of high quality food and real ales.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat
Foresters Restaurant is the perfect place to eat whether you're looking for a light lunch or evening meal. There's something for everyone and at such great value.
Restaurant in or near Parkend
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
A famous inn and restaurant, the Michelin starred Walnut Tree offers proper dining and drinking in an informal setting. Food is an eclectic mix, based on chef Shaun Hill’s personal taste.
Restaurant in or near Abergavenny
Welcome to the Moody Cow. At the Moody Cow we have created the perfect place to relax and enjoy superb food, drinks and hospitality in a delightful village setting. Children, dogs and muddy boots are welcome
Pub / Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye
The Gallery Restaurant, offers daily - breakfast, morning coffee, light lunches, Carvery, afternoon tea, and cakes. Peaceful lakeside setting, with outdoor and indoor children’s play areas.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Newent
13th Century Farmhouse + AA 2 Red Rosette Restaurant for intimate meals and retreats.
Restaurant in or near Clearwell
One of the oldest pubs in the Forest, welcoming locals and visitors since the 13th Century. Our menu combines signature dishes with traditional British favourites using local suppliers if possible.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Clearwell
Proper 13th century country pub opposite the Cathedral of the Forest. 8 Real Ales. Great food.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Newland
Handmade Ice Cream lovingly produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Monmouth
The Kilcot Inn where Gloucestershire meets Herefordshire is a traditional pub with en-suite bedrooms. We offer locally sourced, seasonal food, a wide range of ales and ciders, and a well thought out wine list focusing on quality and value.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Newent