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


Kilcot Inn

The Kilcot Inn where Gloucestershire meets Herefordshire is a  traditional pub with en-suite bedrooms.  We offer locally sourced, seasonal food, a wide range of ales and ciders, and a well thought out wine list focusing on quality and value. 

Pub / Restaurant in or near Newent


The Miners Arms

Award winning family owned free house pub and restaurant. A friendly pub where locals eat & drink with regular entertainment. Tourists are delighted to discover us and come back time and time again.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Parkend


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 Alma Inn

A real ale pub, set within spacious grounds. The Alma is cosy and relaxed, where visitors and locals alike can enjoy a good pint or tuck into a tasty bar snack or pub meal. Children & dogs welcome!

Pub / Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Butchers Arms

One of the oldest pubs in the Forest, welcoming locals and visitors since the 13th Century. Our menu combines signature dishes with traditional British favourites using local suppliers if possible.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Clearwell


Goodrich Castle Cafe

Relax and unwind in the atmospheric surroundings of Goodrich Castle Tearoom offering a mouth-watering selction of drinks and snacks, all made from local produce.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Goodrich


The Ostrich Inn

Proper 13th century country pub opposite the Cathedral of the Forest. 8 Real Ales. Great food.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Newland


The Bell at Skenfrith

17th century coaching inn overlooking the river - Exceptional restaurant &bar - Taste of Wales Award - AA 2 Rosettes Children's menu served up to 6.30pm. Children over 8 welcome in the restaurant during the evening.

Restaurant in or near Grosmont


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