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 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


Ty Gwyn Cider

Ty Gwyn Cider - Real artisan/craft farm cider in a stunning location on the Welsh border. Visit our destination cider shop for a warm welcome and free tasting.

Local Produce in or near Grosmont


Green & Jenks Gelato House

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

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Monmouth


Three Choirs Vineyard Restaurant & Rooms

The restaurant is set on a ridge overlooking the 75 acre vineyard. All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients and where possible local produce is used. Service is relaxed to enable you to enjoy the beautiful setting.

Restaurant in or near Newent


Bespoke Brewing Co.

The Bespoke Brewing Co. is a traditional brewery producing high quality, award winning beer with a bespoke label design service.

Local Produce in or near Mitcheldean


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


Taurus Crafts Cafe

Delicious lunches, cakes, daily specials and local ice cream. Serving locally roasted organic coffee and specialty teas.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney


Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheese

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Local Produce in or near Huntley


The Pantry @ St Briavels

The Pantry @ St Briavels features a micro-cafe, off-licence, and a great range of fine foods, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices.

Local Produce in or near St Briavels


Truffles Delicatessen

Truffles Deli is a foodie haven for young and old alike. Stocking everything a deli should and more

Local Produce in or near Ross-on-Wye


Parva Farm Vineyard

Vineyard tours. Award winning wines. Wine and mead tasting. Sales/gift shop /plant sales. Picnic area. Open all year round.

Local Produce in or near Tintern


Silver Circle Distillery

Home to Wye Valley Gin and series of small batch limited edition seasonal spirits, Silver Circle Distillery is a great place to spend an hour or two tasting unique spirits and enjoying lovely views.

Local Produce in or near Tintern