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.


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


Foresters Family Restaurant

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


Saracens Head Inn

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

Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat


Bells Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is part of large leisure complex. Bar open all day for and bar snacks. The restaurant, open for breakfast and evening meals, serves superb cuisine.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Coleford


The Butchers Arms

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


The Whitebrook - restaurant with rooms

A restaurant with rooms tucked away in the Wye Valley. We are proud holders of one Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes putting us amongst the top restaurants in the country.

Restaurant in or near Monmouth


The Filling Station Cafe, Tintern

Super friendly café. Everyone is welcome including cyclists, walkers, tourists, families and residents. Great coffee, cakes, paninis, baguettes and more.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Tintern


Cleeve Orchard Cider and Perry

Multi award winning whole juice craft Ciders and Perries made in Ross on Wye’s last working cider orchard. Prizes at the Big Apple, Royal Three Counties and the Great British Cider Championships have

Local Produce in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Speech House Hotel

The hotel offers both bar food and ala' carte .dining both in the Orangery and the historic Verderers Court. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening meal. Open to non residents. Dog Friendly

Restaurant 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 Walnut Tree

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


The Forge Hammer & River Spice

Popular local village Pub and MicroBrewery 100m from the River Wye serving excellent real ales, ciders and lagers. Selection of bar snacks. Incorporating an Indian Restaurant.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Lydbrook