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.


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


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


The Chocolate Bar

We are a small artisan Chocolate Business based in the Forest of Dean. We use local ingredients wherever possible, and we use only organic chocolate.

Local Produce in or near Lydney


Severn Cider Ltd

Small family business producing award-winning traditionally made cider and perry on the banks of the River Severn. Still and sparkling; bottled and draught.

Local Produce in or near Newnham


Kelsmor Dairy

Award winning independent Ice Cream Makers, with our own Guernsey Cows and a family run team.

Local Produce in or near Grosmont


Apple County Cider Co

Apple County Cider Co is the creation of the award winning cider producer Ben Culpin. Ben has been producing cider for six years, during which time he has won numerous awards including Great Taste.

Local Produce in or near Monmouth


Plump Hill Farm

Small family farm producing local, traditional and rare breed lamb, pork and beef. Premium produce from pedigree stock with proven provenance; emphasis on animal welfare. Meat like meat used to taste.

Local Produce in or near Huntley


WyeDean Deli Confidential Food & Drink blog and magazine

A fun and vibrant magazine and on-line blog with all of the news, views and back story to the areas fabulous food and drink producers, growers, restaurants, chefs and cooks.

Local Produce in or near St Briavels


Foxtail Distillery

Foxtail is a handcrafted small batch Gin which is made in the heart of the Wye Valley using locally foraged botanicals to create what we like to call 'The Spirit of Herefordshire'.

Local Produce in or near Ross-on-Wye


Orchards Cider & Perry Co

Award winning ciders and perries produced using traditional methods and local fruits.  Traditionally crafted cider and perry.  

Local Produce in or near Tintern