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.


Hanley Farm Shop

A wide range of local produce from Berries to Beers. We source most of our produce within a 30 mile radius from our shop meaning that the food is as fresh as possible, and also supports local traders.

Local Produce in or near Chepstow


Green & Jenks Gelato House

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

Local Produce in or near Monmouth


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


Hillside Brewery

Traditionally crafted real ales. We use only the finest ingredients and our own mineral rich bore hole water to create full flavour real ales naturally conditioned in the cask or bottle.

Local Produce in or near Longhope


Westons Cider

For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill Visitor Centre, join a tour, sample our ciders or local apple juice and perhaps have tea and a cake or a lovely lunch.

Local Produce in or near Ross-on-Wye


Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheese

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Local Produce in or near Huntley


Forest Deli

Large cheese selection from local & further afield. Local beers & ciders. Pates, Meats & Salamis. Sweet & Savoury Snacks. Coffees & teas to enjoy at home. Lots of lovely cooking ingredients.

Local Produce in or near Coleford


Hire a Chef

Catering of all kinds from a romantic dinner for two to parties of 70 plus, indoor or outdoor. Let the restaurant come to you!

Local Produce in or near Longhope


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


Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Ltd

The Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Ltd makes traditional farmhouse cider and perry at Broome Farm, Peterstow, close to Ross-on-Wye. Sales from the farm cellar - 2pm - 6pm every day.

Local Produce in or near Ross-on-Wye


Forest & Wye - artisan ice cream

Artisan Ice Cream made the traditional way in small batches with natural ingredients and our local fruit is seasonal & hand prepared. Farm fresh local milk & rich double cream. New! Truly Alcoholic.

Local Produce in or near St Briavels


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