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


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


Saracens Head Inn

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

Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat


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


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


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


Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

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

Restaurant in or near Clearwell


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


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


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 Anchor Inn, Tintern

12th Century Pub next to Tintern Abbey. Extensive gardens, kids play area, onsite parking & Tearooms that open between March & October. Local Real Ales & Ciders, home cooked, locally sourced food.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Tintern


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