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.


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


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 Barn at Severn & Wye - Cafe and Restaurant

Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner in our stylish café or restaurant and enjoy a feast of daily landed fresh fish and seafood. We have a amazing food hall, gift shop and fish counter. Shop. Eat. Relax.

Restaurant in or near Westbury-on-Severn


Green & Jenks Gelato House

Handmade Ice Cream lovingly produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Monmouth


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 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 Ostrich Inn

Proper 13th century country pub opposite the Cathedral of the Forest. 8 Real Ales. Great food.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Newland


Sixteen Community Cafe

Sixteen is a friendly welcoming cafe offering fresh meals made from local ingredients supplied by local businesses.

Cafe or Tearoom 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


Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

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

Restaurant in or near Clearwell


Old Station Tea Room

Situated next to the River Wye set in 10 acres of Riverside meadowland, beautiful views.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Tintern