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Eating in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean


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.

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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

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 Mill Race

Great food, local ales & ciders, affordable wines in a relaxed local pub atmosphere.  We source local produce from the best suppliers to provide our customers with the best quality food.

Pub / 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

The Inn at Penallt

A warm and friendly 17th century country inn and restaurant.  Changing menu using localy sourced produce where possible.  Changing selection of real ales and cider, wine by the glass and carafe.  Children, walkers and dogs all welcome. 

Pub / Restaurant in or near Monmouth

Severn Cider Ltd

Small family business producing award-winning traditionally made cider and perry on the banks of the River Severn. Still and sparkling; bottled and draught.

Food Producer in or near Newnham

Ty Gwyn Cider

Ty Gwyn Cider - Real artisan/craft farm cider in a stunning location on the Welsh border. Visit ourr destination cider shop (open end of May 2015) for a warm welcome and free tasting.

Food Producer in or near Grosmont

The Fountain Inn

Beautiful, award winning, inn. Well known locally for its excellent meals and real ales. A wide choice of home-cooked meals available and on Sundays a popular carvery is available from noon until 3pm.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Parkend

Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheese

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays. Home cured bacon and hand made sausages including gluten free also available.

Food Producer in or near Huntley

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 Wharf House

Welcome to the award-winning waterside restaurant and accommodation, The Wharf House. It is situated on the edge of the historic city of Gloucester and offers a fine blend of setting and dining.

Restaurant in or near Gloucester

Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen

Grounded in Indian cooking techniques and inspired by the wealth of British produce, Rayeesa brings authentic Indian cuisine to Great British homes through her frozen cooking sauces and cookery school

Food Producer in or near Hereford

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