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.


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


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


Kaplans Cafe & Bistro

Our aim is quality food and service. Freshly cooked breakfast served all day. Large range of meals from light lunches to three course dinners. Children's menu. Fully licensed. Pre-booking available. Parties catered for. Highly recommended. Public car park at rear.

Restaurant in or near Lydney


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 Farmers Boy Inn

The Farmers Boy Inn Longhope is an Award Winning 17th century coaching Inn. Restaurant & Pub of the Year along with Multiple British Pie Awards. It's a truly Special Gem.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Longhope


Abbey Mill

Take a rest from all the attractions at the Wye Valley Centre in our friendly coffee shop and tearoom. Local food, beers and wine. Muddy boots to posh suits welcome.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Tintern


Severn & Wye Smokery, Cafe and Restaurant

Eat breakfast, lunch or supper in our stylish brasserie cum delicatessen and enjoy a feast of daily landed fresh fish, seafood and local produce. Shop. Eat. Relax.

Restaurant in or near Westbury-on-Severn


Green & Jenks Gelato House

Handmade Ice Cream lovingly produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Monmouth


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


3 Shires Garden Centre

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


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