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 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 Old Dairy Tearoom

Freshly cooked & homemade breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas & cakes, served on bone china. Loose leaf speciality tea menu & quality coffee. Champions of local produce. Roast Sunday Lunch.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Longhope


Jewel Balti

Contemporary restaurant & take away serving Indian/Bangladeshi cuisine. From firm favourites to the unusual and exotic we hope to excite your taste buds.

Restaurant in or near Monmouth


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


The Red Hart Inn

A traditional village pub serving Camra-acredited real ales, and good home cooked food. In Winter enjoy a seat by our log fire, and in Summer take advantage of our large beer garden & play area. Children and dogs welcome.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Longhope


Bells Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is part of large leisure complex. Bar open all day for and bar snacks. The restaurant, open for breakfast and evening meals, serves superb cuisine.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Coleford


Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

13th Century Farmhouse + AA 2 Red Rosette Restaurant for intimate meals and retreats.

Restaurant in or near Clearwell


Old Court Hotel

A historic manor house which provides food and drinks to all that pass by. Close to the A40, but still walking distance to all Symonds Yat attractions. A perfect place to refuel or rest during your journey. Food served all day and everyday, including in the a la carte dining room.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat


3 Shires Garden Centre

The Gallery Restaurant, offers daily - breakfast, morning coffee, light lunches, Carvery, afternoon tea, and cakes. Peaceful lakeside setting, with outdoor and indoor children’s play areas.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Newent