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


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


Green & Jenks Gelato House

Handmade Ice Cream lovingly produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Monmouth


Ritmo Tapas Bar

Spanish style cuisine. Upstairs dining area; downstairs bar. Enjoy cocktails, music and dancing till late. Group bookings and private parties welcome.

Restaurant in or near Coleford


Severn & Wye Smokery, Cafe and Restaurant

Eat breakfast, lunch or supper in our stylish brassiere come delicatessen and enjoy a feast of daily landed fresh fish, seafood and local produce. Shop. Eat. Relax.

Restaurant in or near Westbury-on-Severn


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


The White Monk

Warm and friendly café and shop right next to Tintern Abbey. Welsh rabbit, all day breakfast, cream teas & homemade cakes. Sandwiches made to order. Omelettes, bacon sandwiches and homemade soups.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Tintern


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 Cottage Restaurant

16C ironmasters cottage sympathetically converted to provide an intimate restaurant. There is a traditional a la carte menu offering Welsh border produce with varied fresh fish and vegetarian options.

Restaurant in or near Tintern


The King's Head Hotel & Restaurant

Town centre restaurant in ancient former coaching Inn. Fresh local market produce, fresh fish and game when in season

Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


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