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.


Harts Barn Supper Club

Our regular Supper Clubs feature a different culinary theme every time and always offer a true tapestry of flavours.

Restaurant in or near Longhope


The Lamproom Cafe at Clearwell Caves

A gem of a cafe - drop in even if just passing by - serving delicious light meals, homemade soups, cakes and superb leaf teas or Illy aribica coffee. The cafe walls are lined with fascinating mining memorabilia.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Clearwell


Hillside Brewery

Traditionally crafted real ales. We use only the finest ingredients and our own mineral rich bore hole water to create full flavour real ales naturally conditioned in the cask or bottle.

Local Produce in or near Longhope


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 Orangery at The Speech House Hotel

A great spot for informal dining for a business lunch, a stop-off during sightseeing, or a reward after a refreshing dog walk in the forest.

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


Hire a Chef

Catering of all kinds from a romantic dinner for two to parties of 70 plus, indoor or outdoor. Let the restaurant come to you!

Local Produce in or near Longhope


Verderers' at The Speech House Hotel

The hotel offers both bar food and a la' carte dining both in the Orangery and the historic Verderers Court. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening meal. Open to non residents.

Restaurant in or near Coleford


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 Walnut Tree

A famous inn and restaurant, the Michelin starred Walnut Tree offers proper dining and drinking in an informal setting. Food is an eclectic mix, based on chef Shaun Hill’s personal taste.

Restaurant in or near Abergavenny


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