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.


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

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

Restaurant in or near Clearwell


The King's Head Hotel & Restaurant

Town centre restaurant in ancient former coaching Inn. Fresh local market produce, fresh fish and game when in season. AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence

Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


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