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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


What we’re about

As a family run business, we wanted to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with wonderful food – somewhere we would go ourselves with our family. That’s why you’ll find we welcome everyone and our menu has thoughtfully been put together to cater for all tastes and appetites – even little ones have their own menu. We don't take pre-bookings, as there is plenty of seating inside and out for everyone.


We believe that our food and refreshments should reflect our beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, that’s why our team has carefully selected and sourced the best local ingredients to serve you delicious breakfasts, lunches, light snacks and our tempting selection of homemade cakes.

Freshly prepared each morning, from our homemade lasagne to our signature 16 hour roasted pulled pork to our carefully selected local seasonal daily specials, we believe there's something for everyone - including Fairtrade Coffee and Rainforest Alliance Hot Chocolate.

Where are we?

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst Cafe sits on the former site of the Speech House colliery. . It is now the ideal base for a family day out with the adjacent adventure play area suitable for all ages and abilities and a great starting point for the famous Sculpture trail, family cycle track or one of the way marked walks starting from Beechenhurst Lodge.

It provides a beautiful and tranquil setting giving enormous pleasure to those who visit all year round.

Beechenhurst is also host to Go Ape tree top junior adventure, the climbing tower and Archery. Create your own adventure in a world of trees.

Opening Times

  • Summer 08.30 to 18.00
  • Winter 08.30 to 16.30
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafe or Tearoom
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High chairs available
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Special Diets
  • Wheelchair access


Beechenhurst Lodge
Speech House Road
GL16 7EG
O/S Ref: SO 614120

Enter your start address:

Turn off Speech House road for Beechenhurst Lodge (signposted).

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Parkend