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.


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


Kaplans Cafe & Bistro

Our aim is quality food and service. Freshly cooked breakfast served all day. Large range of meals from light lunches to three course dinners. Children's menu. Fully licensed. Pre-booking available. Parties catered for. Highly recommended. Public car park at rear.

Restaurant in or near Lydney


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


Kilcot Inn

The Kilcot Inn where Gloucestershire meets Herefordshire is a  traditional pub with en-suite bedrooms.  We offer locally sourced, seasonal food, a wide range of ales and ciders, and a well thought out wine list focusing on quality and value. 

Pub / Restaurant in or near Newent


The Cottage Restaurant

16C ironmasters cottage sympathetically converted to provide an intimate restaurant. There is a traditional a la carte menu offering Welsh border produce with varied fresh fish and vegetarian options.

Restaurant in or near Tintern


The Whitebrook - restaurant with rooms

A restaurant with rooms tucked away in the Wye Valley. We are proud holders of one Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes putting us amongst the top restaurants in the country.

Restaurant 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


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


The Farmers Boy Inn

The Farmers Boy Inn Longhope is an Award Winning 17th century coaching Inn. Restaurant & Pub of the Year along with Multiple British Pie Awards. It's a truly Special Gem.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Longhope


The Bell at Skenfrith

17th century coaching inn overlooking the river - Exceptional restaurant &bar - Taste of Wales Award - AA 2 Rosettes Children's menu served up to 6.30pm. Children over 8 welcome in the restaurant during the evening.

Restaurant in or near Grosmont


Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

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

Restaurant in or near Clearwell