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.


Foresters Family Restaurant

Foresters Restaurant is the perfect place to eat whether you're looking for a light lunch or evening meal. There's something for everyone and at such great value.

Restaurant in or near Parkend


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


Saracens Head Inn

16th Century riverside Inn offering a variety of high quality food and real ales.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat


The Fountain Inn

Beautiful, award winning, inn. Well known locally for its excellent meals and real ales. A wide choice of home-cooked meals available and on Sundays a popular carvery is available from noon until 3pm.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Parkend


Three Choirs Vineyard Restaurant & Rooms

The restaurant is set on a ridge overlooking the 75 acre vineyard. All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients and where possible local produce is used. Service is relaxed to enable you to enjoy the beautiful setting.

Restaurant in or near Newent


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 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


Moody Cow Country Pub and Dining

Welcome to the Moody Cow. At the Moody Cow we have created the perfect place to relax and enjoy superb food, drinks and hospitality in a delightful village setting. Children, dogs and muddy boots are welcome

Pub / Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


Harry's Restaurant

Harry's is a friendly modern restaurant offering a wide menu selection , encompassing all dietary needs and serving fresh, modern and uncomplicated food with attentive professional service.

Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


Cleeve Orchard Cider and Perry

Multi award winning whole juice craft Ciders and Perries made in Ross on Wye’s last working cider orchard. Prizes at the Big Apple, Royal Three Counties and the Great British Cider Championships have

Local Produce in or near Ross-on-Wye


Swan House Tea Room

Swan House Tea Room is a family run business serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. Our meals and cakes are freshly prepared and made on the premises.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Cafe

Café set in the Wye Valley and is community owned and staffed by volunteers specialising in local produce. It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near St Briavels