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 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


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


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 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 Alma Inn

A real ale pub, set within spacious grounds. The Alma is cosy and relaxed, where visitors and locals alike can enjoy a good pint or tuck into a tasty bar snack or pub meal. Children & dogs welcome!

Pub / Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


3 Shires Garden Centre

The Gallery Restaurant, offers daily - breakfast, morning coffee, light lunches, Carvery, afternoon tea, and cakes. Peaceful lakeside setting, with outdoor and indoor children’s play areas.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Newent


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 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