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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


The Forest Retreat is the hub of the Forest Holidays - Forest of Dean site which is open to everyone, not just guests. Here you’ll find our friendly team, on hand to help you get the most out of your stay in the Forest.

You’ll also be pleased to find a well-stocked shop, where the emphasis is on locally sourced produce and crafts. At the café and bar, meals, snacks and drinks are served all day and can be ordered to take away too.


Forest of Dean - Forest Retreat Menu


Quality Local Produce

The Forest Retreat shop is bursting with fresh local produce, providing everything from breakfasts to barbecues to big family dinners. You’ll find freshly baked bread, croissants, and bacon and sausage baps, along with meats from our local butcher and all the everyday essentials. We also stock a range of delicious handmade preserves and locally made artisan cheeses.

Eat in or Take Away

Delicious meals and snacks are served all day at the Forest Retreat. Order for delivery from the comfort of your cabin through our in-cabin TV system, or join us in the Forest Retreat café. From breakfast to dinner, meals are freshly prepared and bursting with flavour.  You can even pre-order breakfast packs and pizza packs when you book online.

Wines Beer and Cider

Meet up for a drink or two in the well-stocked bar at the Forest Retreat. Choose from an extensive range which includes local, Welsh, award-winning beers and ciders, and Peroni and Aspalls on tap, by the bottle or in cans. Take-home drinks include full size and single serve bottles of wine along with Champagne, beers and ciders.

Frozen meals that taste homemade

You don’t want to spend your holiday cooking, so we have teamed up with family company COOK, to offer you a mouthwatering selection of ready-prepared frozen meals. Lovingly prepared by COOK’s chefs, using high quality ingredients, and tasting as good as home cooked food, all you have to do is heat them and enjoy.

See the details of our cabins at Forest Holidays



  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafe or Tearoom
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dog Friendly
  • Evening meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair access


Bracelands Drive
GL16 7NN

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  • Coleford
  • Symonds Yat


Associated Businesses

Forest Holidays: Forest of Dean Cabins

Escape to Forest Holidays in the Forest of Dean and stay in luxurious woodland cabins set on Forestry Commission land, providing the perfect getaway for families, couples and groups of friends.

Self-Catering in or near Coleford
120 units sleeping 2 to 10