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 Ostrich Inn

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

Pub / Restaurant in or near Newland


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Cafe

Café 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


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 Filling Station Cafe, Tintern

Super friendly café. Everyone is welcome including cyclists, walkers, tourists, families and residents. Great coffee, cakes, paninis, baguettes and more.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Tintern


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 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


Clearwell Caves Cafe

A gem of a cafe - drop in even if just passing by - serving delicious light meals, homemade soups, cakes and superb leaf teas or Illy aribica coffee. The cafe walls are lined with fascinating mining memorabilia.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Clearwell


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


The Red Lion Bar & Kitchen

A contemporary, family-friendly, all day destination - pop in for a drink, take-away, breakfast, lunch or supper

Pub / Restaurant in or near Newent