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 vegatables, 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 the fourth weekend in October 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.
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
Awarded two rosettes since 2005. Finalist in the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards since 2003 and winners in the restaurant category in 2009. Silver Winners in the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards in the Taste of the Heart and Restaurant with rooms categories 2009 and 2010.
Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye
Misbah Tandoori Restaurant
Awarded Top 100 Restaurant UK Good Curry Guide. Large function room. Quality meals and excellent service. 10% Discount on take-away meals.
Restaurant in or near Monmouth
Pots and Pieces Teashop & Gallery
This popular 5 star tea and coffee shop with a gallery is a great place to meet friends. A wide range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and light lunches can be enjoyed as you sit and enjoy viewing our original gifts.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Ross-on-Wye
Bordello Banquets offers three course dinners, Morrocan two course meals and Mediterranean style deli/tapas buffets, cocktail and chocolate tempering training. It also hosts a Supper Club and can offer bespoke and up-market catering for specialist boutique PR events if required.
Other in or near Mitcheldean
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 Tearoom
Relax and unwind in the atmospheric surroundings of Goodrich Castle Tearoom. Located within the brand new visitor centre, the tearoom offers a mouth-watering selction of drinks and snacks, all made from local produce.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Goodrich
Crooked End Farm
At our family run farm we're passionate about raising good, honest, organic food. Our on-site shop features our eggs, lamb, pork and bacon, great sausages, delicious fruit and vegetables in season and selected local produce.
Food Producer in or near Lydbrook
Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Cafe
The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop and cafe is 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
Taurus Crafts Cafe
Whole-food cafe serving meals prepared on site using many local and organic ingredients including seasonal foods from the Taurus organic market garden.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney
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 King's Head Hotel & Restaurant
Town centre restaurant in ancient former coaching Inn. Fresh local market produce, fresh fish and game when in season