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The Fountain Inn

Award winning village inn, close to mountain bike trails, RSPB Nagshead & the Dean Forest Steam Railway. Good quality, affordable accommodation is offered in a range of family, twin and single rooms.

Hotel in or near Parkend - 7 rooms


Alan and Michelle welcome you to their award winning village inn. Built 250 years ago, it was extended to provide accommodation for travellers when the Severn and Wye Railway began operating passenger trains to Parkend in 1875. It is now the oldest surviving building in Parkend and the many photographs and artefacts which adorn our walls provide a fascinating insight into the history of village life.

Located close to the heart of the Forest, the inn makes an ideal base for sightseeing, mountain biking, or exploring some of the many peaceful forest walks nearby. The cycle centre is just a few miles away, while RSPB Nagshead and the northern terminus of the Dean Forest Steam Railway are both situated in the village itself.

All seven guest rooms (including one specially adapted for the less-able) are en-suite, tastefully decorated and furnished, and have television and tea/coffee making facilities.

Or, if you are just looking for a something to eat, come and choose from our extensive menu of homemade dishes. On Sundays, we also run a popular carvery from noon until 3pm.

Opening Times

Accommodation is available all year round.


  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • High chairs available
  • Hotel
  • Large groups accepted
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Special Diets
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Wheelchair access


Fountain Way
Nr Lydney
GL15 4JD
O/S Ref: SO 615078

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By road

From the North; exit the M5 at junction 11 and follow signs for the Forest of Dean, UNTIL you see signs for Lydney. Follow the signs for Lydney UNTIL you see signs for Parkend. 

From the South; Exit the M48 at Chepstow. Take the A48 through Chepstow and follow signs for Lydney. In the centre of Lydney you need to turn left (signposted Parkend). When you reach the village of Parkend, turn left at the steam railway station and we are on the left..

By rail

The Fountain Inn is a two minute walk away from Parkend station, the terminus of the recently renovated Dean Forest Steam Railway. This provides a heritage steam-powered service between Parkend and Lydney Junction - the interchange for Arriva services to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chepstow, Newport, Maesteg and Cardiff.

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Parkend
  • Village



  • Single £60
  • Double/Twin £80
  • Extra person sharing, age 2 and under Free
  • Extra person sharing, age 3 to 12 years £15
  • Extra person sharing, age 13 and over £20
  • Dogs welcome £4


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The Fountain Inn

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