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.


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


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


Green & Jenks Gelato House

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

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Monmouth


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


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


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 Filling Station Cafe, Tintern

Super friendly café. Everyone is welcome including cyclists, walkers, tourists, families and residents. Great coffee, cakes, paninis, baguettes and more.

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


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


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


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