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.


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


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 Forge Hammer & River Spice

Popular local village Pub and MicroBrewery 100m from the River Wye serving excellent real ales, ciders and lagers. Selection of bar snacks. Incorporating an Indian Restaurant.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Lydbrook


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


The Old Dairy Tearoom

Freshly cooked & homemade breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas & cakes, served on bone china. Loose leaf speciality tea menu & quality coffee. Champions of local produce. Roast Sunday Lunch.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Longhope


Usk Museum Cafe

Great cafe in the centre of Usk. Coffe, Tea, refreshments, cakes, Welsh breakfasts, lunches

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Usk


The Speech House Hotel

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

Restaurant in or near Coleford


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


Swan House Tea Room

Swan House Tea Room is a family run business serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. Our meals and cakes are freshly prepared and made on the premises.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney


The Butchers Arms

One of the oldest pubs in the Forest, welcoming locals and visitors since the 13th Century. Our menu combines signature dishes with traditional British favourites using local suppliers if possible.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Clearwell


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