Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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A wealth of local eateries, an array of local beverages…just two of many reasons to tickle your taste buds in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

The great thing about being on holiday is that you can indulge yourself with new or just more of, your favourite foods and drinks. Whether dining out or eating in, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has some of the best, independent establishments to choose from.

With such a wealth of choice you’ll not only delight in your surroundings, but be extremely well fed and watered.


Harts Barn Cookery School

Cookery School for all ages and budgets. We offer holiday activities, parties, hire a chef service, cooking and baking classes. Bespoke activities for family groups and friends are available.

Attraction in or near Longhope


Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney


Smarts Traditional Cheesemaking

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Attraction in or near Huntley


Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is a small market town in the south of Herefordshire offering excellent places to stay, eat and shop. Set in beautiful countryside it’s a great place for fresh air, walking and canoeing.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Truffles Delicatessen

Truffles Deli is a foodie haven for young and old alike. Stocking everything a deli should and more

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop

The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, cafe and conference room is community owned and staffed by volunteers.  It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology and specialises in local food.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


Goodrich Castle

Explore the 12th century keep, chapel and maze of small rooms. Climb to the battlements and take in the amazing views of the Wye Valley. Relax in the cafe or enjoy a family day out at one of our special events during the holidays.

Attraction in or near Goodrich


Hanley Farm Shop

A wide range of local produce from Berries to Beers. We source most of our produce within a 30 mile radius from our shop meaning that the food is as fresh as possible, and also supports local traders.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


All Seasons Delicatessen and Licensed Cafe

A carefully chosen range of quality foods from local, regional, national and European producers. Locally roasted coffee or speciality tea, delicious cakes and savouries.

Attraction in or near Newent


Tudor Sweets

So many of the sweets that you loved as a kid just don’t seem to be around any more so people are delighted to find that their old favourites are still available from this speciality sweet shop in Ross-on-Wye.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Forest Deli

Large cheese selection from local & further afield. Local beers & ciders. Pates, Meats & Salamis. Sweet & Savoury Snacks. Coffees & teas to enjoy at home. Lots of lovely cooking ingredients.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Labels Shopping

One of the UK's leading outlet shopping destinations. Well-known brands; Clothes, Shoes & Accessories, Bags & Luggage, Bedlinen & Towels, Cookshop, Gifts, Café & Seafood Bar, Foodhall with Butcher.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye