Dogs - £50 per dog
This property is happy to take up to 2 dogs. Dogs are charged on a per dog basis at £50 per dog.
If you have more than 2 dogs please contact Kay on 07764 860009.
Food/Catering/Private Chefs/Buffets/Hog Roasts
Catering - Private Chef - All about the Food
We have catered many different parties since we have started - Canape Parties, Finger Food Parties, Street Food Style Parties, Full Afternoon Tea Parties to Elegant Dinner Parties - which is where it all started for me. Whatever the style of party you require we will create a bespoke menu to suit you and your guests.
Hey Pesto - Catering Private Chef Buffets
If you're looking for a Caterer for your event, then look no further. Make your event extrra special with some superb food served with panache from an award-winning team.Whether you need cateting for your wedding, corporate event, party or special occasion, we can create some wonderful bespoke menus to match your budget.
Max Waldron - Private Chef - Locally Sourced Creative Catering
After training in Forte de Marmi and founding a small restaurant in an ancient hilltop town near Marseilles, Max moved back to England to set up Max Waldron Food. The very best, carefully sourced ingredients, simply but creatively cooked, along with his personal non-corporate approach to catering has won him dedicated clients, amongst them Kelly Hoppen, Penelope Lively, the advertising agency Mother and the hairdressing salon Mahogany.
Telephone: 01452 831443 or 07989 949304 Website: http://maxwaldronfood.co.uk/
Infamous Catering - Ian Barnes
So the big sell! Infamous Catering is my boutique catering company based here in the Forest of Dean(Cinderford) My mantra is seasonal local ethically aware and above all tasty! I was working as head of food for Kate Humble at her farm/rural skills center. Prior to Launching on my own. Since then I have been doing a complete mix of things. Beer and food pairing with Hillside brewery, wood oven hen do's at Hidden valley Yurts, teaching meat and game at Harts Barn cookery school, street food style "bo ho" weddings at Millend Mitcheldean. Lots of veggie/vegan. I can do anything from a 5 course local taster menu for 8 to a low key relaxed wedding for 200 and almost any request in between. I can also do things like a foraging session and campfire/ fire pit cook. All sorts!
Telephone: 07954 583784 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarnesAndMarinater/
Orchard Catering has a reputation for fabulous food, superb service and attention to detail. We are a family run catering company based in Cheltenham, serving Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties, with more than 10 years experience in all types of events, large and small, from weddings to funerals, corporate functions, balls, parties and sporting events. At Orchard Catering we know that there is much more to arranging an event than just providing the food. We will assist you in the planning and smooth running of your function and ensure that you receive professional, friendly service and fabulous, plentiful food, imaginatively presented. The information and menus contained in this website are just the starting point, and we are happy to meet with you to develop your ideas and aspirations further.
Isabels Bakehouse - Wedding Celebration Cakes - Afternoon Teas - Cookery Demos and Classes
Isabels Bakehouse offers a wide range of catering options to groups and families. She can create mouthwatering wedding/celebrations cakes - and has a mobile crepe pod. She can teach you ice cupcakes or prived a scrupmtious afternon tea - her offering is wide and I can't do it justice here so please do look at her website to see if she can help you.
The Forest of Dean Hog Roast Company
The Forest of Dean Hog Roast Company are specialist Pig Roast Caters based in Huntley, Gloucestershire. Our pork comes from our own home-reared Gloucester Old Spot pigs or is from locally sourced suppliers of finest pork. We can cater for small parties of up to 50 people and also larger events such as weddings or fundraisers.We can cater for all events indoor or outdoor. We provide a year round event catering service and will do our best to provide any extras you require (see our Hog Roast Extras page).
Telephone: 07901631024 / 07546919652 or 01452 830705 Website : http://www.forestofdeanhogroast.co.uk/
Antony Vaks - Personal Chef - Cheltenham Catering Services
We have been providing Catering Services including a personal chef service throughout the Cotswolds and surrounding Counties for the last 10 years.Our services are extensive and we strive to provide excellence for your event. We can cater for your Hen Night or Weekend, a Dinner or Lunch Party for friends and family also Canapes/Drinks Parties, Garden Party or BBQ and Office or Corporate Business needs. You’ll be surprised how affordable a personal chef service or private catering services can be. We offer a complete service providing fully inclusive cooked, served, and cleared Lunch or Dinner.We also offer a very useful Delivery Only Bistro Selection, delivered to your venue with full re-heating and finishing instructions for your guidance.
Telephone: 01242 675041 or 07783 060599 Website:http://www.antonyvaks.co.uk/
Tyrone Power Private Chef
With over a decade of experience as a personal and private chef around the world Tyrone is able to offer a professional and discreet service. His passion and ability to be able to tap into the best local produce and use his contacts all over the world means that he can create a menu truly unique to the situation at very short notice and with the minimum of fuss. Should you wish to book Tyrone please go to his website for further information. Tyrone does not provde a set menu but charges a day rate plus the cost of food to create a menu that best suits your own individual requirements. This means that prices will vary so please contact him directly for a quote.If you would like catering, please give as much notice as possible so we can ensure the caterers are available for the dates you require.
Joshua's catering are pleased to offer an extensive catering services in Gloucestershire. We are can cook on site or being mobile we can bring the food to you. Our food is sourced locally, and it is prepared to the highest standards in our kitchens to give you tasty, wholesome food.Joshua’s have catered for a variety of clients offering a range of food from simple cold buffets to six course banquets from as little as 30 to 350 guests. The team have provided catering for several weddings, we have run our own restaurant and provided catering for corporate events.Please contact Joshua's catering for all your catering and party planning needs and requirements in Gloucestershire. Joshua's catering has a highly skilled and faithful group of staff, who have been with the company since its inception. We would like to think that we are a traditional local caterer providing an excellent standard of service to all.
Jonathan Richardson - Catering
After leaving school in 1990 in Barnsley south Yorkshire, I headed off to catering college in Sheffield where I began a progressive career, which took me to the dizzy height’s of “Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, Oxford” world acclaimed chef, Raymond Blanc’s flagship hotel, where I soon learned the discipline of the kitchen and the focus and dedication it takes to be at the top of the career ladder.After a few years of diverse kitchens - hotels, schools, pubs, restaurants, private residences and large scale outside caterers I now focus on private catering to you in your home. With 25 years of working as a chef, I can pass on this knowledge on the plate!
Telephone: 01285 407307 Mobile: 07876773902 Email: email@example.com
Harts Barn Catering - Hire a Chef
All you have to do is relax and enjoy the great food and service. Perfect if you are staying in self-catering and visiting the Forest of Dean
Frozen Food Delivery - Cook Food
At COOK we make remarkable food for your freezer, prepared by hand at our Kitchen in Kent, using the same ingredients and techniques you would use at home. We do have suppliers int he Gloucestershire area and have been servicing Viney Hill Country House and Whitehaven for some time.
Why are we different?
On every COOK dish you'll find the name of the chef who prepared your food.
Our food looks and tastes homemade (maybe even a bit better!)
Our founding principle in 1997 was to COOK like you do at home - that's how we shop for our ingredients too.
Telephone: 01732 759000 Website: www.cookfood.net
The Little Pickle - Private Chef
The Little Pickle was set up in 2014 by two people with a huge passion for great food, excellent service and homemade pickles. Since then Alex and Jess have been providing bespoke private catering and pop-up dining events in the Cotswolds/Gloucestershire and further afield. Our ever growing range of pickles and chutneys have been received with great success in several stores in the Cotswolds and food fairs across the UK
Telephone: 07966 724695 Website: www.littlepickle.co.uk
The Beaufort Hotel - Outside Catering
You don't have to come to us to enjoy our great hospitality. We can come directly to you! We'll deliver a delicious menu, of your choice, right to your door. The Beaufort Hotel has managed many outside events from a boardroom lunch for ten people to a summer wedding for over a hundred. We can cater for:
- Marquee Weddings
- Corporate Events
- Office Lunch Deliveries
- Private Parties
- Hog Roast
We can provide:
- Waiting Staff
- Drinks Service
- Cold buffets
- Tailored Menus
Love's Parties - Catering
We are a small family business who pride ourselves on high quality food and service. We are happy to serve afternoon tea for two, a children's party for ten or a Wedding for one hundred. Although we have sample menus for you to have a look at our aim is to provide a bespoke menu created with you to ensure that you have exactly what you want within your budget. We are based in the Forest of Dean and cater within a sixty mile radius
Vanilla and Oak Couture Cakes
Lovingly made in the heart of Gloucestershire by cake artist Anna Johnson.
Telephone: 07891 784134 Website: http://vanillaandoak.co.uk/
Cakes and Cupcakes for all occasions
Telephone: 07455 706860 Website:http://caked-up.co.uk/
Caption Catering - Including Afternoon Tea Takeaway - Ross on Wye
Caption Catering provides beautifully presented homecooked food. Specialising in buffets, grazing tables and afternoon teas
Caption Catering prides itself on providing beautifully presented home cooked food for Birthdays, Christenings and Special Occasions.
I am Karen and I have always had a passion for food, home baking and cooking. I am delighted to now be able to introduce you to Caption Catering, and be able to provide affordable catering to the highest of standards.
I am a mum of two and I simply love cooking! From an early age I have always been passionate about food, recipes and baking, I am delighted to now be able to turn that passion into a business that works along side my other passion of Caption Crafts embroidery.
Telephone: 077010 38089 Website: https://www.facebook.com/captioncatering/
Vanilla Mint - Mobile Hog Roasts and BBQs
Specialising in Hog Roasts & Barbecues
Welcome to Vanilla Mint, Specialists in hog roasts and luxury BBQ'S. We are a small family run business based in Chepstow, we work all over, covering South Wales, Gloucestershire and beyond, we have many years of experience within the catering industry and love working at different events.
From Golden hog roasts with delicious crispy crackling to mouthwatering flame grilled BBQ's, there is no better way to experience your meat being cooked by one of our experienced and friendly chefs.
Whatever the occasion, a Wedding, Birthday Party, Christening, Corporate events, Summer Garden Party or any other kind of function, we promise to deliver a friendly and professional service that is second to none, and always aim to exceed your expectations.
No event is too small or too big - we can cater for events ranging from 50 - 1000 guests! With Vanilla Mint as your caterer, you can leave all the hard work to us!!!
With a wide variety of menus to choose from we are sure that you will find exactly the right combination to suit your requirements.
Telephone:07857 692590 Website: https://www.vanillamint.co.uk/
Acorn Catering is a family run business based in the Gloucestershire area.We offer a variety of catering services inspired by our passion and love of food.
Our food offers the best local produce sourced from local farmers, butchers, bakers and cheese makers, that have all been prepared with love. Perfect for high capacity events, weddings, birthday parties and many other private and corporate functions.
In addition to our catering services we also provide a catering pop up that serves authentic Mexican street food, unique, full of colour and is a flavour perfect alternative for any event.
Hello from the Grazing Baby Team , we are a Midlands based grazing company specialising in grazing tables, platters and boxes , brie cakes and home to Bell & Graze.
Wedding feasts , beautiful boxes and bespoke platters are whats on the Grazing Baby menu . Each creation is laden with cheese, mouthwatering charcuterie ,seasonal flowers and fruit that will keep your guest coming back for more. Everything is handmade ,freshly prepared and delivered throughout the Midlands. We put the social element back in dining
Made with passion and made for you
Website: https://www.grazingbaby.co.uk/ Telephone: 07469 186119
Sweet Cuisine -Bakery in Coleford
Bakery based in Coleford, Forest of Dean
Telephone: 07484 713390
The Horsebox - Private Dining and Chef Hire
The Horse Box catering also offer an exclusive private dinning service in Bristol & the Cotswolds . Our team of highly esteemed chefs can deliver a gourmet meal to your door or prepare stylish restaurant quality food in your kitchen.
Our chefs built their careers in many of the world’s best restaurants and achieved Michelin’s ‘Bib Gourmand’ awards for many years running. One of our team will consult with you personally, design your bespoke menu, source the best local ingredients, and prepare an outstanding meal that is sure to impress you and your guests.
Website: http://thehorsebox.online/ Telephone: 07540700710
Homemade Fudge delivered to your door!
S’more’a’licious - Kits & Baked S’more Graze Boxes
Northern Ireland's first and only luxurious S'mores Kits & Baked S’more Graze Boxes freshly made to order, with the option to include our amazing Handcrafted Gourmet Mallows or Homemade Belgian Hot Chocolate Bombs.
Ideal for those cosy nights in or the perfect accompaniment for a trip to the beach, a walk in the forest or a hike up the mountains. The perfect treat to make your day or night complete!!
Do you have a special request or wish to customise your s'mores kit to suit a special occasion then contact us to make it happen! Or perhaps you have a specific dietary requirement? Nothing is a problem for the team at S'more'a'licious we love to create that perfect squish for all occasions to suit everyone!!
S’more’a’licious have introduced the U.K & Ireland's first Baked S’more Graze Box which is perfect for that get together with friends and family and will satisfy the sweetest tooth! Do you need to cater for a large gathering and wish to have your S’mores Grazing Board delivered and set up then contact us to discuss our Event Graze Boards options.
No matter who you share your sweet treats with squishy goodness is guaranteed and you will fall a little S'more in love with our kits.
View our collections now www.smorealicious.com/collections
The Manchurian Chinese Restuarant and Take Away
Very popular Chinese restaurant.
Telephone: 01594 844555
The Ugly Duckling
Welcome to The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant where our philosophy is to deliver good food simply cooked. The team enjoy delivering an excellent yet affordable dining experience and where possible, the menus incorporate local seasonal produce. We are also proud to be a recommended establishment by Coeliac UK. For all those who have specific dietary requirements, you should not have to miss out on good food. Just let us know your specifications when making a reservation.
Kaplans Cafe & Bistro
Kaplan’s Cafe & Bistro is situated Lydney and Coleford in the Forest of Dean, just a stone’s throw from many local attractions. It is a great place to relax and is an ideal place to take the kids, with an extensive children’s menu and many healthy options on our adult menu, including salads and low fat meals, you are sure to have a good time.
A traditional country Inn located in Parkend, at the heart of the Forest of Dean. Bordered to the West by the River Wye, and to the East by the River Severn. The Forest of Dean offers the opportunity to experience truly magnificent contrasting countryside, with walks and cycle ways through 27,000 acres of Crown Forest. The Woodman Inn is an ideal base from which to discover this beautiful area with its wealth of history and activities.
The Fountain Inn & Lodge
The Fountain is a charming, traditional 200 year old village pub in the heart of the Forest of Dean, offering bed & breakfast as well as self-catering group accommodation in the Fountain Lodge. We provide a welcoming atmosphere to both locals and visitors to the area, with the Dean Forest Railway bringing steam trains almost to our door. Step into this atmospheric country pub to see an incredible range of interesting artefacts and tools filling every corner, with many relating to local crafts and history. Or try your arm at the local game of Quoits.
The Rising Sun - Mosley Green, Parkend
The Rising Sun Inn is a beautiful Pub steeped in the history of the Forest of the Dean, and has been the focal point for families resident in the Moseley Green for over two hundred years. Originally situated in the centre of several Coal Mines and a Blacksmiths the passing of time has seen the end of the Industrialisation of the Forest of Dean and you would now find it hard to believe that trams and trains ran only yards from the Pub doors.
The Speech House Hotel
The Gloucestershire based Speech House Hotel offers all level of dining experience from a light meal in our bar or Orangery to full Restaurant service.
The Orangery and bar provides a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some traditional pub food after a day's business, travelling or sightseeing. Our bar is open to both residents and non residents. It offers a perfect environment for informal meals, light snacks, all under the personal guidance of our head chef.
Website: The Speech House Hotel
Phone: 01594 822607
The White Hart
If you are looking for a friendly pub in the Forest of Dean then look no further than The White Hart. Established for over a century we offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere with great food in the most pleasant of surroundings. Wether you're out for a walk or passing by, coach parties welcome as well as families or just popping in for something to eat.With exceptional views of the River Severn, we are the ideal choice for any occasion so to find out more please feel free to get in touch.
Excellent food is prepared on the premises by our award-winning chef and served in the bluebell restaurant. the restaurant is open from monday to saturday evenings and is extremely popular with local people.
The Dog & Muffler Inn
A warm and welcoming inn in the magical Forest of Dean. Originally a Cider House, with its own cider apple orchard and a cider press which can still be seen in the garden. It has been extended over the years and the interior has been designed to make you feel completely at ease.
The Tudor Farmhouse
Awarded ‘Cotswold Life Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2013’, Martin Adams and his team serve high quality, seasonal produce cooked simply, served in a relaxed, unhurried style. The imaginative menus reflect the produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden plus ingredients foraged in the hotel grounds. All other produce is sourced within a 20 mile radius wherever possible. The restaurant is open all year round and the cottage garden is open during the summer months for al fresco dining and delicious afternoon teas.
The Wyndham Arms
Gloucestershire has a rich agriculture and is especially well known for its succulent pork, flavoursome cheeses, winning wines and ales. Our top chefs create an exciting menu taking advantage of the freshest local ingredients, cooked and simply presented to appeal to those who enjoy good food at reasonable prices. Our menu offers classic British fayre with an up-to-date twist.
We are a family pub on the outskirts of Cinderford, in the beautiful Forest Of Dean. We don't serve fast food, we serve Great Home cooked meals - as fast as we can. We pride ourself on the friendliness and efficancy of our staff and go out of our way to ensure you enjoy your experiance. The Woodlands Started is History an on old manor for the Mine Forman, with its own private tennis court. These days it's a humble family pub on the outskirts of the Market town of Cinderford in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The Pub was taken over in September 2011-FamilyFourLtd. Armed with Family & Friends,Landlady Sonya Liddiatt set to modernise an old crumbling building making it into a working, functional pub. The New restuarant & Function room refurbishment was completed in June 2012 - with its new fixtures and fitting and double glazed windows, the restuarant and function room are truely stunning & so is the food. The function room itself is a real transformation with a butcher block topped bar & fully funtional toilets, projecter and DISCO it's a breath of fresh air, compared to your usual fuction suite - perfect for weddings, christening, children parties and much more .
Telephone: 01594 827923
The Red Hart - Blaisdon
The Red Hart Inn is a family owned free-house located on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean. The traditional bar area has flagstone floors and oak beams with a wood burner which helps to create a welcoming atmosphere. Dogs are also welcome in the bar area. Outside we have a large beer garden and childrens play area. On the patio we host barbecues on Saturday nights throughout summer (weather permitting). We serve good home cooked food seven days a week, our ingredients are sourced locally and we even rear our own pigs. The Red Hart Inn is included in the 2012 good pub guide, and has been accredited LocAle status by CAMRA. We serve four real ales and a cider on hand pull, and regularly use local breweries. In addition to our fine beers, we have a great wine list offering wines from around the World.
Telephone: 01452 830477 Website: http://www.redhartinn.co.uk/
Three Choirs Vineyard - Gloucestershire
One of England’s oldest and largest vineyards nestled deep in the Cotswolds. Open all year with wine tasting and tours every day. Visit, relax and take a gentle wander through the vines or join us for food in our restaurant. Stay in our rooms and lodges overlooking the vine clad valleys.
Telephone: 01531 890223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Butchers Arms - Clearwell
One of the oldest pubs in the Forest of Dean.They have been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1802 and pride ourselves in providing excellent service and good quality food.
Telephone: 01594 834313 Website: http://thebutchersarmsclearwell.co.uk/
The Forest Of Dean is one of the few surviving Royal hunting forests which still boasts a herd of wild fallow deer. There are many places of interest within the forest which attract many visitors throughout the year. The Belfry is nestled on the edge of the forest and originates from early mining days. It was then known as The George and was used by local people after a hard nights work down the mines, in fact the pub was frequently full at 4.00am in the morning! The George, like mining in the Forest fell on hard times and was closed by its brewery owner. It was purchased in 1991 by the Bell family who with the help of local people have created The Belfry.
Tel: 01594 827858
The Glasshouse Inn is a charming red bricked pub in a picturesque spot on the slopes of May Hill surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Inn has been trading as a public house since 1891 and its strength lies firmly in its simplistic, unspoilt, almost timeless tradition. We have an excellent reputation for fine food and ales in a traditional pub atmosphere surrounded by beautiful countryside. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our fish, meats and fresh ingredients are sourced from local suppliers and are of the highest quality. We aim for excellence with every meal and look forward to welcoming you.
Steve & Jill Pugh took over the Glasshouse Inn in December 1996 and have turned the Glasshouse Inn into one of the best pub and restaurants in the area. High quality food is served in comfortable and traditional surroundings. The traditional pub & restaurant has grown steadily in popularity over the years with people travelling far and wide to sample the delights of this unique establishment.
This year has seen a new and exciting venture for Glasshouse Inn. We have recently finished building work on three holiday lodges to the rear of the current property. These luxurious lodges offer high class accommodation in beautiful surroundings with an emphasis on comfort and convenience. All lodges feature fully fitted bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Added luxuries include private parking next to each lodge, satellite TV and wifi internet access. However the lodges will retain the country feel of the beautiful surrounding countryside. The lodges are now fully ready for occupation and we are now taking bookings.
Telephone: 01452 830529
The Saracens Head - Symonds Yat
Our ancient Inn offers riverside bed and breakfast accommodation in Symonds Yat, Herefordshire. With beautiful Wye Valley views and nearby Forest of Dean walks. The Saracens Head Inn & Pub, has stood for centuries in a spectacular position on the east bank of the River Wye, where the river flows into a steep wooded gorge, on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
Situated in the heart of the Wye Valley between Ross on Wye and Monmouth, this family run Inn is popular with walkers, cyclists, canoeists, fishermen and fans of good food and real ales; and offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation, with most rooms overlooking the River Wye. Eat and drink in the flag-floored bar, cosy lounge or the restaurant/dining room; or watching the ancient hand ferry from one of our riverside terraces.
Telephonel: 01600 890435 Email: email@example.com Website: http://saracensheadinn.co.uk/
Chris Harrod is following his life’s dream, applying his training at Le Manoir to good effect, and fast building his own reputation at The Whitebrook. Acclaimed by the Good Restaurant Guide, 3 AA rosettes, for restaurant with rooms, and the coveted Michelin star.
Chris’ new style of cuisine, using locally sourced food and freshly foraged herbs, is served to advantage in our intimate, friendly restaurant. We believe in delighting all aspects of our guests’ senses, from the visual appeal of the restaurant and the cuisine, to the pleasant personal comfort of good service. The restaurant’s natural stone and wood create a stylish yet relaxed ambience.
Restaurant Manager Andy Stoneley and his team believe that excellence and warmth give exceptional personal service – borne out by our Visitor Book. For each dish we recommend an individual wine to complement your experience.
Telephone: 01600 860254 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Walnut Tree
A famous inn and restaurant since the early 60’s, The Walnut Tree sits two miles east of Abergavenny. It offers proper dining and drinking in an informal setting. There are around 20 tables simply laid. The restaurant seats up to 70 diners and we open from Tuesday to Saturday, lunchtime and evening.
The food is an eclectic mix, based on Shaun Hill’s personal taste, paired with sound cooking techniques; rather than a particular country's cuisine. A unifying feature is the core of excellent ingredients.
Telephone: 01873 852797 Email: email@example.com
Le Champignon Savage
Situated within the historic spa town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, Le Champignon Sauvage is the perfect place to relax whilst visiting the Cotswolds. David Everitt-Matthias and his wife Helen have been running the restaurant since 1987. In that time they have been quietly amassing a range of accolades including…
- Two stars - Michelin Red Guide.
- Two stars - Harden’s Guide.
- 4 AA rosettes.
- Good Food Guide 8/10 rating, 2014 Chef of the Year.
- Catey Chef of the Year.
- Decanter Restaurant of the Year.
- 10/10 Marina O’Loughlin, ‘ The Guardian’.
- 18/20 Matthew Fort, ‘The Guardian’.
On entering Le Champignon Sauvage, guests will immediately notice an intimate feeling with a refreshing lack of pretension. The restaurant is warmly decorated with a display of bold modern works of art, generous table sizes and comfortable chairs. Helen’s graciousness, blend of informal conversation and professional discretion, creates a happy atmosphere with unobtrusive seamless service. Combined with David’s culinary confidence and imagination this will give you a most pleasurable experience.
David's many awards reflect the esteem in which he is held as a chef. Recognised as one of Britain's leading craftsmen, he is always in the kitchen and has never missed a service. He is also known for his tireless experimentation with anything from the most humble to the most expensive ingredients, and an “ability for making dishes taste more of themselves than the original ingredient”.
His food is a cross between the ‘terroir’ and modern French with very original touches. The menu changes seasonally with great care taken to source the finest local ingredients.
There is also a series of cookery books, demonstrating David’s cooking style and philosophy, enabling both the home and professional cook to recreate the dishes of Le Champignon Sauvage.
Telephone: 01242 573449
The Aunt Martha Victorian Tea Room
Looking for an experience to remember? Then step back in time and enjoy refreshments at Aunt Martha's Victorian Tea-rooms and gardens. Meet Aunt Martha and her staff, all dressed in period Victorian clothes, and waiting to give you a warm welcome. Enjoy what was once standard - pretty table clothes - nice china - proper serviettes - loose tea - sugar cubes and of course, tasty homemade food served in style. Food allergies like gluten and dairy intolerances are catered for. WINNER of the Cotswold Life magazine 2014 award for the best Local Tea Room and Finalist in the 2014 Taste of Gloucestershire Awards for the Best Independent Tea-rooms. Conveniently placed to the M4 & M5 Motorways, the cities of Cardiff & Bristol and the major towns of Newport, Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Oxford & Swindon.
Telephone :- 01594 824514 (office hours only please) Website: http://www.auntmartha.co.uk/
The Old Dairy Tea Room
The premier venue in the Forest for enjoying traditional afternoon and cream teas with an ever-changing lunch specials board featuring fresh, local produce. Housed in a cosy, traditional tearoom setting, you'll find beautiful bone china, a friendly relaxed service and good old fashioned recipes. The Old Dairy serves everything from breakfasts & light snacks, to home cooked lunches, including Sunday roasts (booking advisable for Sunday lunch). Gluten-free bread, cakes & gravy, soya alternatives to dairy - including a heavenly homemade dairy-free chocolate cake! - always available.
Telephone: 01452 831221 Website: http://www.olddairytearoom.co.uk/
Old Station Tea Room, Nr Tintern
Situated in the original railway waiting room you can enjoy a range of freshly prepared meals and delicious home baked cakes (including lavender cake), traditional bread pudding and strawberry cream teas as featured in the AA afternoon tea guide). Indulge in a fireman's shovel grilled breakfast. For lunch a variety of freshly prepared sandwiches and panini's, as well as our famous Tintern cheese platter. Homemade soup and bacon rolls are available all day. We serve only rainforest alliance coffee, freshly ground and available as cappuccino, latte, americano or espresso. For tea lovers we stock fair trade tea and at least 11 other infusions.
Website : www.tinternvillage.co.uk
The Riverside Wine Bar - Chepstow
Curtis and his team at The Riverside Wine Bar look forward to welcoming you to this stylish venue. Situated in idylic settings beside the River Wye, it is the perfect place to meet friends. Serving an extensive selection of wines, spirits, cocktails as well as lagers and real ales, The Riverside Wine Bar is a fantastic place to go after work, for a night out or to celebrate a special occasion. You can even hire the venue for a party. As well as an excellent choice of drinks, you can also order from a great selection of Tapas, or just sit back with an "Illy" coffee and a piece of homemade cake.
Telephone: 01291 628 300 Website: http://www.theriversidewinebar.co.uk/
Shangri-La Restaurant - Chepstow
For a true taste of the Orient, a visit to the Shangri-La Restaurant is a must. Be impressed with the stylish black & gold colour scheme, neatly dressed tables and a relaxing calm ambience. What’s more – the waitresses are also smartly dressed in traditional Malaysian costumes. The extensive menu at Shangri-La are based around Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean and Japanese cuisines. There is a fabulously wide range of dishes to choose from, so you will never left without a choice! Shangri-La Restaurant first opened its door to customers in November 2006 and was founded by a family relocated from London. The restaurant is currently managed by their youngest son – Kevin Ong.
Telephone: 01291 622 959
Lime Tree - Chepstow
Your friendly neighbourhood café bar, a hidden treasure on the cobbled streets of Chepstow.
Telephone: 01291 620959
Gloucester Farm Shop and Kitchen
At Gloucester, we delight in feeding throngs of hungry motorists each year. Our approach to food has not changed from the simple ethos we worked to when Tebay first opened back in 1972. It's important to us that our produce is local, seasonal and that our food is home-cooked. That's why we make as much of our food as possible in our kitchens every day. It means we can choose what goes into recipes (and what doesn't) and that the end result reaches you quicker, fresher and tasting better. At Gloucester, we serve lamb and beef from surrounding farms, source chicken and eggs from local producers and ensure that as far as possible dishes are influenced by seasonal produce - so don't expect pumpkin soup in April or asparagus in October. But we do promise mince pies at Christmas.
Kitchen: 7am - 9pm
Our Kitchen offers a range of homemade soups, hot meals, a healthy deli counter and salad bar, home baked cakes plus fair trade tea and coffee and freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Quick Kitchen: Open 24 hours daily
Our Quick Kitchen offers stews, pies, soups and salads plus sandwiches and cakes and fair trade tea and coffee to take away.
The Globe Inn - Alvington
We are a traditional yet modern free-house and restaurant situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean and close to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are passionate about good food and use locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible. We also have a good range of cask ales, lagers, ciders and wines.
Our relaxing bar and restaurant areas feature oak beams and a log fire. For the summer months we also have a large sunny beer garden. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Globe Inn, Alvington.
Tel: 01594 528300 Website: http://www.theglobealvington.co.uk/
Our multi award winning restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience and only the freshest local ingredients from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
Telephone: 01594 836632
The George Inn And Millingbrook Lodge
The George Inn is located adjacent to The Millingbrook Lodge, where we serve a selection of fine locally sourced real ales along with draught beers, lagers, ciders, a range of wines and spirits combined with great home-cooked meals which can be sampled in our comfortable and welcoming lounge, restaurant and bar. The Landlord Ian and his team keep an impeccable cellar and continue to offer award winning service. Situated in the heart of Aylburton village and located on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, The George Inn is ideally located for tourists and business-persons alike with easy travel links to Lydney, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Chepstow or Cardiff. The George Inn prides itself on great service, fresh home-cooked meals, a forest famous reputation for great value for money and has a ‘second-to-none’ standing within the local community.
Toast - Catering and Coffee Shop Harry Potter Themed Afternoon Teas
Serving craft beers, ciders & wine together with simple honest food. Open Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm, menu served until 2pm. Cakes and cream teas available throughout the day. Friday evening bar between 5pm and 10pm.
Toast.tutshill can be hired for private events, ranging from casual afternoon teas, cocktail parties through to private parties.
The White Heart Newnham
Great pub food serving until 9pm - Riverside and dog friendly
Stone Rock Pizza
We absolutely love Pizza, who doesn’t? But there is something very different about real Neapolitan pizza, the kind that is produced with high quality ingredients, using traditional dough making methods and fired at high temperatures in a clay oven. We spent 18 months researching, sourcing the right ingredients and learning about exactly what it takes to make a pizza of this quality. I’m now a certified pizza chef but to provide even more authenticity we’ve recruited a top Pizzaiolo in Pasquale Mangiacotti who has based himself here in Chepstow and helped us perfect our sourdough.
Telephone: 01291 621616 Website http://stonerockpizza.co.uk
Tudor Farm House
Telephone: 01594 833046 Website: http://www.tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk/eat/
Swan House Tea Room
A family run business situated on the A48, overlooking the Cone Valley Brook. Swan House Tea Room is the perfect venue to enjoy a morning coffee, glass of wine with a light lunch, cream tea or delicious homemade cake. Afternoon Tea our speciality.
Telephone: 01594 528365 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pepper Mill - Chepstow
The Pepper Mill Restaurant & Grill. Serving mouthwatering meats and Sunday lunches in the heart of Chepstow.
Telephone: 01291 630572 Website: http://www.peppermillchepstow.co.uk
At Lydney Brew, community is important. Ours is a place where people from all walks of life come to enjoy each other’s company. If you’re a cyclist, a rambler, a dog walker, or someone wanting to have a business meeting, everyone is welcome.
All our staff are there to make your visit enjoyable. They have a good knowledge of the tea, coffee and food that is on offer, so do ask them if you have any questions.
Telephone: 01594 841729 Website : http://lydneybrew.co.uk
Miners Arms - Whitecroft
We are a family run business that set out to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with amazingly good food and drink, all served with a smile from the heart of the beautiful Forest of Dean. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst Cafe sits on the former site of the Speech House Colliery. It is now the ideal base for a family day out with the adjacent adventure play area suitable for all ages and abilities, also a great starting point for the famous Sculpture trail, family cycle track or one of the way marked walks starting from Beechenhurst Lodge.
Una Vita Cocktail Bar - Chepstow
Cocktail Bar Chepstow
Telephone: 01291 624666
Parkend VIllage Shop
CaterIng for locals and tourists alike -Parkend Village Shop, Post Office and The Postage Stamp Cafe has all your essentials for the home or tent! The Coffee Shop does very nice breakfasts
Telephone: 01594 563565 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkendvillagestore/
The Rising Sun Pub - Woolaston, Lydney
This stone building is 400 years old and is located in the beautiful countryside that flanks this part of the River Severn. So, as you’d expect, the garden has spectacular views and it gets very busy in the summer.
Telephone - 01594 529282 Website - https://www.facebook.com/therisingsunwoolaston/
The Wyndham - Clearwell
A family-owned and run business with over 30 years' experience delivering fine hospitality and excellent food & drink
The Wyndham is owned and run by Country House Weddings Ltd, a family-owned and run wedding venue group that has collectively held over 10,000 weddings in its five exclusive-use venues since its conception. The chairman and founder, Harry Bramer, still presides over the business today and whilst The Wyndham may differ from its sister venues when it comes to weddings, it does share two core tenets of the business: fine hospitality and excellent food & drink.
The Glade Tea Rooms
The Glade Tea Rooms Ltd is an exciting new location to relax and enjoy homemade locally-sourced food in the heart of Wentwood Forest. It is family-friendly giving children the opportunity to freely play enjoying all that the woodland offers as well as offering activity packs and forest school activities. Wentwood is one of the Queen’s Canopies acknoweldging the immense history and beauty of the woodland. It is a hive of outdoor activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, dog-walking, family-fun, history groups and running to name but a few, all of whom we welcome for a filling lunch, sustaining breakfast or just a cuppa and cake while some tasty treats are also on offer for our canine friends!
The Whitebrook - Near Monmouth
At the Whitebrook, our passion is to deliver flavour, creating new menus using the freshest ingredients. Our superb restaurant service combines with a relaxing ambience, so that our guests have a truly memorable dining experience.
Chris and his team prepare original dishes using locally sourced food flavoured with freshly foraged herbs and plants to create the surrounding valley on the plate.
We welcome guests to enjoy lunch, dinner or our tasting menu.
To complete the peace and tranquillity of your visit, we offer eight comfortable rooms overlooking the glorious Wye Valley and woodland.
Website: https://www.thewhitebrook.co.uk Telephone: 01600 860254
Amici - Italian Restaurant - Coleford
Website - https://www.amicicoleford.co.uk/ Tel: 01594 837877
Bengal Balti - Lydney
Telephone: 01594 842283 Website: http://www.bengalbalti.com/
Jimmy's Kitchen - Chinese
Jimmy’s Kitchen opened in 2006 and was an instant success. It is now considered to be one of the best Chinese take-aways in the Forest of Dean by many of Jimmy’s loyal customers. Our menu features a choice of over 150 dishes from various regions of China, Hong Kong and Thailand. All of which are prepared on site using only the best and freshest ingredients. We only use British meat from a local supplier and use no GM products. The professional chefs working at Jimmy’s Kitchen have been trained by Jimmy himself and have over 30 years experience between them. Head Chef He Qiang has been working for Jimmy for over 15 years. Please inform us of any food allergies before ordering. If you have any special requests or requirements, please do not hesitate to ask. We can only accept cash as payment.
Telephone: 01594 845333 Website: http://www.jimmyskitchen.co.uk/menu/
Charcoal Grill - Burgers, Kebabs
Telephone: 01594 844940
D & M Pizza - Delivery
Ruddy's Fish and Chips
Telephone: 01594 842497
The Forge Hammer - Indian Restaurant and Take Away - Lydbrook
The Forge Hammer is located in Lower Lydbrook and set in the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 100m from The River Wye. We are able to offer a range of cask conditioned ales, draught lagers and ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. From March until the end of September we have a Gourmet Burger truck situated in the car park at The Forge Hammer. Serving a selection of different snacks, meals and drinks. Why not visit their website at http://www.deli-verance.co.uk/ to find out more. Open in the morning to serve early birds whether they be local, canoers, walkers or just passers by. Incorporated within The Forge Hammer is River Spice Indian restaurant. Offering a new and exciting taste of the Indian Sub-Continent. River Spice staff offer diners a complete gastronomic experience. We work hard in maintaining exceptionally high standards of cooking and service for every customer. We cater for group bookings, events, special occasions and outside catering. To view the restaurant or takeaway menu please click on the button below
Telephone: 01594 860310 Website: theforgehammer.co.uk/
Al's Plaice Fish and Chips
Telephone: 01594 836423 Website: http://www.alsplaice.co.uk/
Pizza and Kebab Takeaway in Lydney
Telephone: 01594 844459 Website: https://rominos-pizza.business.site/
Do you live in the Forest of Dean or are you visiting the Forest of Dean? Why not come by and try our takeaway? We are located in the heart of the Forest of Dean, in the nice and quiet village, Whitecroft.We serve traditional Chinese foods, some English foods and kids meals, so every one of your family should find something they fancy on our menu.
Telephone: 01594 562111 Website: https://www.whitecroftchinese.co.uk/
Forest Of Dean Activities
Please click on the link below to go to a pdf listing the activities that the Forest Of Dean can offer you
Hens with Pens
Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK with Hens with Pens. Class duration: 2 hours Price: £250 for up to 15 hens, and £50 for every group of 1-5 hens more. What hens get:
- Tutor and model comes to you
- Drawing materials provided
- Retro swing music included
- Berets and moustaches to wear for fun
- No experience necessary – you don’t need to be able to draw already!
1st hour: group drawing games/exercises 2nd hour: life drawing from a male model. All of our tutors are experienced and qualified artists. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to worry about your drawing ability – the idea is just to have fun!
Westonbirt - The National Arboretum
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is located in Gloucestershire, three miles from the Cotswold market town of Tetbury. The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and internationally important tree and shrub collection is managed by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.The 15,000 labelled trees (around 2,500 different types of tree) come from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates. Planting started in the 1850s by Robert Holford; the rich Victorian landowner to whom the Westonbirt estate belonged.Within the 17 miles of accessible paths and five national collections,children become young adventurers, adults connect with trees throughguided walks, workshops, self-led trails or volunteering. Westonbirt Arboretum consists of three main areas. The Old Arboretum (a dog free zone) is a carefully designed landscape dating from the 1850s offering beautiful vistas, stately avenues and trees from around the world. Silk Wood (dog-friendly) is an ancient, semi-natural woodland which has exotic plantings throughout its landscape, whilst the Grade I registered Downs hosts species-rich grassland and is a great picnicking location. Westonbirt attracts over 400,000 visitors per year and is known worldwide for its spectacular autumn colour and the springrhododendron, azalea and magnolia displays. The arboretum is popular for groups, individuals and educational visits.
Lydney Park Estate
Lydney Park Estate is situated between Gloucester and Chepstow in the Forest Of Dean. The original mansion house at Lydney Park was built by the Wintour Family who were prominent supporters of King Charles I. In 1719 Lydney Park Estate was acquired by Benjamin Bathurst and his descendants have owned it ever since.
In 1876 the family demolished the original road-side mansion house, moving to a new house in the centre of the deer park. In 1935 Captain Charles Bathurst was created Viscount Bledisloe for his services as Governor General of New Zealand. Rupert Bathurst is the fourth Viscount Bledisloe, his father Christopher having died in 2009.
Telephone: 01594 842844 Website: http://www.lydneyparkestate.co.uk
Elton Giant Mazes - 3 Maize Mazes & the Activities Maze
The Elton Farm Maize Mazes, located between Newnham upon Severn and Westbury upon Severn are now a top Forest of Dean visitor attraction. The photo shows a young visitor exploring the Elton Maize Mazes.
Beechenhurst Outdoor Adventure
Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the forest, and is a great place to start your adventure. Discover the Sculpture Trail, play area, cafe, climbing tower and Tree Top Junior.
Puzzlewood - A magical day out in the Forest of Dean
What is the Magic of Puzzlewood? Could it be the maze of pathways winding through the gulleys of mossy rocks, the twisted roots of the yew trees or the bridges, lookouts and other things you can find on your way round? Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with its fantastic tree and rock formations, through this 14 acre ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood you have visited. JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood, and it's easy to see why.
As well as the woods we have lots of animals, a willow maze, indoor mazes and a toddler racing track, an outdoor playground, plenty of picnic benches, a cafe and gift shop with lots of local crafts. The magical scenery of Puzzlewood has made it a popular location for filming and to date we have played host to a number of exciting television dramas including Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis.
The National Diving Centre
Please see the website for an array of diving activites availble just 10 miles from the properties. Please also take a look at The Wire - Great entertainment for the whole family. The Wire is one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the NDAC Quarry. Launch yourself from the 70m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80m deep flooded quarry. Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour this exhilarating ride will take your breath away!
Join us in our leafy hangouts for an unforgettable adventure. Our magical forests are the perfect place to let loose, have a laugh, and reconnect with your Tribe. Whether you’re eight or eighty, with a head for heights or not – we’ve got the perfect adventure for you.
Forest of Dean Sculpture
The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and The Forestry Commission have worked in partnership for the last 30 years to create this vital Sculpture Trail that enjoys visitors of over 300,000 people per year. We rely on donations and fundraising to commission new works for the trail.
The works were deliberately discrete in the woodland. The idea being that visitors would have to seek them out or come across them by chance. However, their popularity demanded footpaths and signposting. Nevertheless, the Forest is not a gallery. It is a location, a place, an industry, an environment, a dwelling place for flora and fauna and a site for leisure activity. The sculptures and the environment are of equal value and do not compete for attention. The Forest of Dean has a fascinating history and the immediate impression of rural idyll and romantic landscape belies the historical tensions between industrial and sylvan, man-made and natural, utopian and dystopian, settlements and forest, all of which have shaped this unique environment. As such it presents a rich source of inspiration – not only for artists – but for everyone.
We invite visitors to enjoy the works on a wide range of levels. You will not find labels and information on the route, but instead are encouraged to investigate the sculptures in your own way. You, of course, will bring with you your own stories, narratives and experiences which will influence the way you encounter these artworks in the forest. We hope you enjoy them now and come back again soon – either in another season (as these sculptures enjoy ever-changing visual contexts) or to see the new works as they appear over the next phase of commissioning.
Dean Forest Railway
Our 4 1/2 mile line runs through beautiful woodland and countryside offering visitors a chance to experience the relaxing pace of a typical country branch line. With our 5 stations along the way you'll have time to explore the local area, taking in woodland walks and country pubs or venturing down to the Severn estuary to explore Lydney Harbour with its fantastic views across the Severn. Our volunteers work hard to ensure you have a great day out, we hope you can find all you need to know on our website and come and visit us soon!
Wye Canoes Hire, Guiding and Instruction
Canoeing the River Wye is one outdoor experience not to be missed, voted by the WWF as the public's favourite river! So whether it's running the rapids at Symonds Yat or just taking a lazy cruise through stunning scenery of the Wye Valley, come and experience this unique river for yourselves. Wye Canoes offers great outdoor activities to suit everyone's tastes.
Experience this stunning loca at its best with our affordable half/full or multi-day Professionally Guided River Trips, or if it's just the equipment you're after then look no further than our Self Guided River Trips either which are perfect for small or large groups and beginners to experienced canoeists. Our equipment is modern, safe and reliable and we have highly trained, experienced river guides and instructors who will ensure you get the most out of your day out and are on hand should you need any friendly tips or advice.
We offer great value adventure experiences which often combine exciting outdoor activities with canoeing or kayaking, or you can have a fun day out Climbing, Caving, Gorge Scrambling, Hiking, Orienteering, Mountain Biking or learning Bushcraft and Survival skills in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. These Adventure Experience Packages are ideal for large groups, corporate team building, and stag or hen parties. We also provide professional One to One Instruction to develop your canoe and kayak skills, plus a range of Courses in Coaching Paddlesport, Bushcraft and Survival, First Aid and Safety & Rescue.
Based in Symonds Yat West, on the edge of the Forest of Dean between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, we offer all these fantastic activities and outdoor pursuits to take advantage of our idyllic location at the heart of the Wye Valley.
If you need any advice regarding your Wye Valley Adventure please don't hesitate to call and speak to a member of our expert team !
The Cyril Hart Arboretum
The Cyril Hart Arboretum was established in 1915 with trees brought back by the Victorian plant hunter Ernest Wilson from his 1910 explorations of China. At the time the arboretum was known as the Speech House Arboretum it was later renamed the Cyril Hart Arboretum after Dr Cyril Hart who dedicated a lifetime of service to forestry and was a Senior Verderer (1952 – 2009) of the Forest of Dean.
The collection of trees has been added to over the years and now contains species found from around the globe. The Arboretum is managed by the Forestry Commission with the help of a team of local volunteers. There is a level surfaced trail around one side of the arboretum, the rest is unsurfaced but still flat and can easily accommodate pushchairs and those less able. The arboretum is within a fenced area making this site popular with dog walkers, whilst enjoying the area please be a responsible dog owner.
A series of manmade ponds lie in the Cannop Valley. Located beside the middle pond there is a large grassed area ideal for family games and picnics. The popular fishing lake is an idyllic spot to view local birdlife, including Mandarin ducks. The car park provides good access to the Family Cycle Trail, cyclists are requested to stick to this trail rather than using the pondside paths. The ponds are leased to Yorkley Angling Club for fishing, day tickets can be purchased from the club bailiff at the bankside. Please note there is a close season in place from Mid March to May each year. Please keep dogs under control and out of the water when fishermen are present.
Soudley ponds are a haven for wildlife and are surrounded by an impressive stand of douglas fir trees. The pondside paths are surfaced and start from both the north and south carpark. Bridges allow access between the ponds, please do not encourage children to play in or around the spillways. A steep walk up the ridge takes you to the Blaize Bailey viewpoint overlooking the River Severn. Soudley fishing syndicate lease the lower pond for fly fishing, the other ponds are nature reserves.
Speech House Woodland
Speech House Woodland is situated close to the most famous building in the Forest of Dean - The Speech House. The Speech House was built in 1676 by the King as a "court" where local people could have their say, regular verderers meetings are still held here to discuss the management of the vert and venison. There are many old oak trees dotted along the site and some large beech trees line the car park and track. You may join the circular Sculpture Trail from the car park. Woorgreens Nature Reserve is just a short walk away. The reserve is jointly managed with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
Wenchford - Blackpool Brook Picnic Area
A popular picnic site with picnic tables, bbq places, an easy access path and a paddling area. The Blackpool Brook trickles through the site under the dappled shade of the large oak trees. An easy access path runs down from the car park to the picnic site.
New Fancy - Formal Coal Mine Site Beautiful Views
Formerly the site of the New Fancy coal mine. The old spoil heap now provides spectacular views across the Forest. It is an ideal place to watch birds of prey soaring above the woodland. Other features at New Fancy include the Geomap, a walk on map showing the underlying geology of the forest with mines and quarries marked on, plus the Roll of Honour Sculpture. There is easy access to the Family Cycle Trail from the car park.
Nagshead Nature Reserve
A small carpark serves the Nature Reserve which is a joint project with the RSPB. A daily bulletin board lets you know which species of birds may be seen in the locality. There are two wildlife hides and two waymarked walking trails which can be found near the centre. The centre is manned by volunteers and is not open all year round, please contact the local RSPB office for more details 01594 562852.
Peddle Bike Away - Cycle Hire and Cyle Tracks
Looking for things to do with the kids? The Forest of Dean Family Trail is, quite literally, the perfect place in Gloucestershire for a day out with the family or a gentle cycle with friends. It’s a beautifully tranquil place to spend your spare time. It’s safe too. The 11 mile (17km), traffic-free trail explores the quieter parts of the forest, using old mining railway tracks and forest roads. Accessed directly from Pedalabikeaway, the green graded Family Trail is rideable by all ages and abilities.
It gently follows the Cannop Valley before climbing gradually through ancient oak and beech woodland to Drybrook Road Station.
If you’re lucky you may spot some of our resident wild boar and roe deer populations, or even an elusive goshawk, before descending to the picnic spots at Cannop Ponds and back to the cycle centre.
We have a massive range of bikes of all shapes and sizes, plus all the accessories (including kids seats, tagalongs, trailers and electric bikes) to ensure the whole family can get out and enjoy the forest together.
Clearwell Caves, a uniquely special home to so many amazingthings!
An extensive natural cave system, set in a beautiful valley. Walk through the show-caves and mine workings with exciting displays throughout. Remarkably, Clearwell Caves have produced artists' pigment for over 4,500 years and ochre pigments are still mined here today. You see our ochre workshop where pigment is still produced. Iron ore was mined here for over 2,000 years, until 1945; making Clearwell Caves one of the most complex and ancient mine systems in Britain. Going underground here is a great experience for all the family and an essential part of any visit to the Forest of Dean.
Whitecliff 4 x 4 Training and Experiences
Whitecliff 4X4: We’ve been running Land Rovers and Range Rovers on our private 4X4 off-road training site since 1997.
We provide Introductory, Advanced and Owner-driver courses as well as Junior off-road experiences for those who are 14yrs and over. The Introductory half-day and Advanced full-day courses can be booked on a 1:1 basis, so more driving, lots of practice and vehicle with instructor all to yourself for the duration. For individuals or groups who are looking for an enjoyable team building, stag/hen event or a corporate day-out. We also offer professionally recognised 4×4 off-road driving certification, which complies with workplace health & safety regulations.
Wye Valley Miniature Golf
A twelve-hole roman ruin fantasy set in spectacular scenery in the Wye Valley.
An outstanding outdoor course with all-weather artificial-turf fairways. The design unites a picturesque roman ruin theme, retro minigolf style and adventure golf features for ultimate playability for all ages. Everyone loves the challenge of minigolf, and this course is a real leveller so you never know who’ll win. Where else can children beat their parents with a club in a fair contest? This course is unusually accessible for wheelchair users. Ball-lifting aids and soft or short putters are available, so that even a toddler can play. Extra rounds are half-price. Customers of the amazing Hedge Puzzle or the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo get all their rounds at half-price
The Dean Heritage Centre - Gruffalow Trail Bradley Hill Woodland Trail
What is the Dean Heritage Centre? The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean.
The Gruffalo Woodland Trail
Our woodland trail based on the much loved children's book, The Gruffalo. Back by popular demand, wander with the famous mouse as he makes his journey through the woodland, meeting the various animals along the way. Discover how he gets out of some tricky situations and enjoy the brilliant story, whilst admiring these much loved character carvings. Are you brave enough to have a go at our wobbly bridge - while your there can you spot our Rainbow Trout, kingfisher and dippers - you may also get lucky and see our ducklings.
Ferret Walking at the Dean Heritage Centre
Home to four resident ferrets, Sonic, Bramble, Brimstone and Nancy. Visitors can experience being walked by a ferret, much to the amusement of those taking part and any onlookers. Join us as we excercise these furry mammals Monday to Friday, including bank holidays, but weather permitting, as ferrets don't like to walk in the rain.
Pony Trekking - Horse Riding
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
The Liam Bond Golf Academy - Tidenham, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Paintballing - Blakeney
Paintball is Forest of Dean Paintball & Airsoft is a small family run business with over ten years experience putting on events for private parties, corporate days, team building, stag and hen parties and just plain old shoot 'em up days. The site is located in Blakeney overlooking the River Severn.
The 50 acre site has many facilities including toilets, car parking and lockup for valuables. The site itself features varied terrain which makes every combat zone unique. cu
Website: http://www.forestofdeanpaintball.co.uk Dean Paintball layed have different objectives and scenarios; it is then down to you to achieve your particular task without getting 'marked' (paintballed) by your opposing team.
The Wild Place - Outdoor Adventure
Wild Place Project is a fun, family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for wildlife & people through our conservation and education work. We aim to inspire families to enjoy nature with a number of outdoor adventures from discovering wildlife from the UK and around the world with our seasonal themed trails, explore the woods and climbing in the undercover Fun Fort. Or simply to enjoy a great range of hot food & drinks in our quaint guest village. Visitors to Wild Place Project can meet amazing animals from across the world from the mischievous lemurs of Madagascar to the striking grey wolves of Europe.
Lydney Park Run 5KM - You must register beforehand
What is Lydney parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Lydney Boating Lake, Lakeside Gardens, Lydney, GL15 5RH. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won't get a time. How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! Lydney parkrun needs you! It is entirely organised by volunteers - email email@example.com to help.
We're friendly! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the garages, by the lake, and enjoy the pleasant surroundings - please come and join us!
Trapped - Escape Rooms Gloucester - featuring Zombie Apocalypse
Based on the Japanese online game 'Takagism', Escape Rooms is a real-life room escape game which requires players to work together to solve hidden puzzles to escape a locked themed room, before the 1-hour timer runs out. This exciting new concept, brings the popular online game into real life and gives players the opportunity to use their intuition, teamwork skills and intelligence to accomplish a unique and challenging task. The game is incredibly popular in Asia, the US and several European countries. Thousands of people have played worldwide and 99% say they would visit
Experience a trigger pumping game more explosive and heart-pounding than any movie or video game. Exciting and futuristic games that let's anybody be an action hero.
BattleSports is based at Elton Leisure, with purpose built game zones in open rural terrain, an assault course, a close quarters maze and more team building activities to offer, we are conveniently located 11 miles from Gloucester just off the A48.
The Long Distance Walkers Associates
A route through the Forest of Dean, Severn Plain and Cotswolds linking the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path National Trail to the Severn, Cotswold, Oxfordshire and Heart of England Ways. The guide also provides details of a link from Tewksbury to the Worcestershire Way. See also Three Choirs Way.
The route through Stow on the Wold has been improved by the construction of a footpath to the west of Stow Hill. This is a safety measure to allow walkers to cross theFosse Way at the top of the hill where there is a central refuge, rather than have to cross half way down where there are 3 lanes of fast moving traffic.
Forest Climbing Ltd
Located in Cinderford, Forest Climbing Ltd provides a fun atmosphere for bouldering, parties and fitness in one convenient location. Contact us for a free visit and meet our friendly, professional staff.
Westbury Court Gardens
Dutch water garden - a rare and beautiful survival. Originally laid out between 1696 and 1705, this is the only restored Dutch style water garden in the country. Visitors can explore canals, clipped hedges and working 17th-century vegetable plots and discover many old varieties of fruit trees.
Forest Of Dean Adventure Golf
Pirate Island is up and running! Come and enjoy twelve holes of pirate adventure themed golf. It's great fun for all ages, our new purpose-built course is fully accessible and designed to allow everyone to have a great time. There are challenges at every turn with croc-infested water, pontoon crossings and something different at every hole. We've got a great viewing platform and cafe where you can take a breather after your round, or somewhere comfortable if you'd rather sit it out and watch.
Telephone: 07990 958084 or 07785 540133 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Of Dean Adventure
The Adventure Starts Here. Discover the beauty of the Forest of Dean from a different perspective – climbing as high as you dare, swinging on a trapeze, getting to grips with a bow and arrow or getting muddy (maybe!) on our assault course. We offer a mix of great activities from our two sites at Bracelands and Beechenhurst – book online to find out what’s available, we’d love to see you! Whether you’re looking for something to keep your children busy for an hour or so, want to challenge yourself or have a fiendish plan to get the whole family involved, Forest of Dean Adventure is great for all ages and abilities. We also cater for groups – children and grown-ups alike! All activities are run by trained instructors who will ensure high standards of safety at all times. They’ll make sure you get the most out of the experience – and that you have plenty of fun!
Telephone: 01594 821003 or 07584 710202 Email: email@example.com
Inspire to Adventure
Outdoor activities are more fun when you do them together! Inspire2Adventure welcomes many groups throughout the year - from scout and guide groups to hen parties to companies on their awaydays. We take pride in working with each group to make sure they get the most out of their time with us and can tailor our offer to fit your specific requirements. Our activities take place in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley in Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. These areas offer some breathtaking scenery and there are plenty of other attractions around if you're planning to stay for a few days. And if you're travelling from further afar, we're ideally located and within easy reach from Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham, and London is just 3 hours away.
Your group adventure starts here!
Sandford Pool - Trout Fishery
Whether you are a beginner or expert fly fisher we have some of the best hard fighting brown & rainbow trout ready for you to challenge! What makes Sandford special is our crystal clear spring fed pool. This provides excellent levels of oxygen for the fish all year around and allows you to stalk large trout making it a perfect day out for all skill levels. Our friendly staff will make your day a special day, so come and join us for some excellent sport!
Telephone: 07931 115 301 Website: https://www.sandfordpooltroutfishery.co.uk/
The Bespoke Brewery Company
The Bespoke Brewing Co. is a traditional brewery producing high quality, award winning beer with a bespoke label design service. Create your own labels for our Real Ale to make a great gift, or use our design team to personalise the beer for your wedding day, event, venue, club, corporate day or Christmas party. Bespoke labelled bottles make a great talking point for any event. The beer is produced on the site of the old Wintles brewery in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, formerly a large independent Victorian brewery. Closed down in the early 1900’s we have now resurrected the traditional art of brewing on the same site. Using our bespoke recipes, the real ale is hand crafted on site using only premium ingredients. Rigorous quality control and tasting ensures that the finished product offers a great taste every time.
Telephone: 01594 546426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Centre for Birds of Prey
Telephone: 01531 820286 Website: https://www.icbp.org
Hillside Brewery - Beer Tasting and Experience Days
We are only a small brewery and we are very proud of that. In fact writing this website is stopping me doing deliveries or helping our head brewer with the latest creation!And it is that creation, that passion to enjoy another great beer that keeps us getting up in the morning (although the view does help!). We love what we do and, to be honest, the people we do it with and who we do it for. Be that a cask going to a pub locally or, as our reputation grows, further afield or it a group coming in for a brewery tour. The enthusiasm they have for us to produce a great tasting beer is more than enough for us to head in to the brewery and get the mash tun going! Our range is evolving as we realise what our customers like and, ok let’s be honest, what they don’t! We now have a great core range which we brew and we are adding craft specials to this selection on an ongoing basis.
Now all we ask is take a look around the website, try a beer, book on to a tour or use our great venue to host an event – whatever it is we just want you to like what we do and let us know what you think as well. Superb experience days at Hillside. All are experience days are suitable for over 12’s and can even enjoy the brewery tour but unfortunately they won’t be able to sample the beer until they are over 18!
Telephone: 01452 830 222 Website: https://www.hillsidebrewery.com/experience-days
We look forward to seeing you at Hillside Brewery!
Severn and Wye Smokey
Severn & Wye Smokery is situated between these two great salmon rivers on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Starting with two flagship products, smoked wild salmon and smoked eel, the business has grown to produce a full range of smoked fish products.
Telephone: 01452 760191 Website: http://severnandwye.co.uk/
DBC Leisure - Shooting School
The Forest of Dean's Premier Shooting School
Join us for a day of clay pigeon shooting, air rifle or archery. From absolute beginners and those who just want to have a go through to practised shots who wish to hone their skills, our friendly, qualified and experienced coaches will guide you every step of the way, making your time with us enjoyable,fun and valuable. We ensure you have our full attention by pre-booking all activities so that you have your own designated time slot and coach. Planning a corporate event or hen/ stag party? Then our country sports are a great day out and at DBC Leisure, groups and parties are more than welcome. Our lodge provides tea and coffee making facilities, an undercover seating area, and for all day events we offer on-site catering. DBC Leisure is also mobile! We can come to you and provide a touch of country life to your event or function. Whether its a wedding, garden party or most outdoor events, our activities add an exciting alternative entertainment. BASC affiliated shooting ground - Affiliation Number GSO183
Telephone: 01594 833 940 or 07850 969 169 Email: email@example.com
Briery Hill Llamas - Newent
Spend quality time trekking with our gentle llamas at our farm in Newent. Our business, Briery Hill Llamas was established by three animal enthusiasts, Lisa, Angel and Steve Fox. After working in the farming industry for many years, they decided to sell up and live their dream of llama trekking and owning animals. Our farm is located on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean, and is now home to fourteen llamas, five rescue dogs,pigs,chickens and two cows.
- Unique experience
- Stunning location
- Friendly and experienced staff
- Afternoon tea now available
Whirlikids - Indoor Play Area
Telephone: 01291 628700 Website: http://www.whirlikidz.co.uk/
Severnwye Equestrian & Llama Trekking
Severnwye Farm is the base for Severnwye Equestrian and Severnwye Llama Trekking. Over 15 years we have built up a centre with rare breeds, wild boar, llamas, giant rabbits, horses, ponies, mules and donkeys. Over the last year we have built indoor stabling and a large training arena for the equestrian operations. These include livery and pony trekking. We welcome visitors to Severnwye Farm, and those using the facilities or coming on treks in the forest can also see the other animals we have
Telephone: 01594 528482 or 07929 372933 Email: info@SevernwyeLlamaTrekking.co.uk
Severn and Wye Smokery
Severn & Wye Smokery is situated between these two great salmon rivers on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Starting with two flagship products, smoked wild salmon and smoked eel, the business has grown to produce a full range of smoked fish products. The Rivers Severn and Wye are synonymous not only with wild salmon but also with my passion, the elver and eel, the two rivers being one of Europe’s biggest elver fisheries. I am very privileged to have spent my childhood fishing and collecting this Silver Harvest with my father. I gained invaluable life experience which has formed the basis of my decision to start Severn & Wye Smokery.
Telephone: 01452 760191 Website: http://severnandwye.co.uk/
Dean Forest Cycles
Dean Forest Cycles is situated in the village of Parkend in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Being at the start of the family cycle trail makes our centre the perfect starting point to explore the forest. Whether you venture out at a leisurely pace with all the family or go a whole lot faster on the network of single track mountain bike routes it's up to you. Whatever your choice we are sure you will have a great time.
Telephone: 01594 368009 Website: http://www.deanforestcycles.co.uk/
Bird's Pottery - Littledean
Bird’s Pottery is a family run business founded by Georgie Turner/Bird. Georgie Bird initially studied at Bournville College of Art, then moved on to study a BA Hons 3D Design specialising in Ceramics and Glass at Birmingham City University. Georgie Bird has worked over the past 20 years freelancing for the BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company and Independent Films as a Prop Maker, Scenic Artist and Standby Art Director.
Georgie has also worked for companies including the likes of Taurus Crafts (Camp Hill Trust) and Stepping Stones (a resettlement unit for adults with severe learning difficulties and mental health,) where she taught her trade. She has extensive experience of teaching creative work with children and adults in various settings, including pre-schools, schools and colleges, and with adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues. Georgie has sold her own ceramic and textile work at arts and craft fairs, and still works on a commission basis. She is now excited to be fulfilling her dream of going back to her first love, and is delighted to be able to welcome you all to Bird's Pottery
Telephone: 01594 822554 Website: birdspotterylittledean.com
Eastnor Landrover Experience
Experience the true spirit of adventure in its purest form. 66 miles of carefully managed trails in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the grounds of Eastnor Castle. Land Rover Experience Eastnor provides a unique adventure that encourages drivers to push both the vehicle and themselves to the limit. The terrain here is so varied and challenging that it has been used for decades as a secret test facility to refine and test the off-road capability of every new Land Rover. Featuring steep slippery inclines, articulation tracks, ruts, open ground and deep water, you really will have a true-to-life driving experience.
So whether you are looking at organising an event, professional driver training for your company, adventure days or a gift voucher for that special someone in your life. Land Rover Experience Eastnor is a truly unforgettable experience
Telephone: 01531 638777 Website: https://www.eastnor.landroverexperience.co.uk/
Broadstone Park Fishery
Broadstone Park Fishery offers two lakes stocked with Carp, Rudd, Bream,Trout and Perch.Fishing lessons are available for anyone interested in starting up the sport.The Fishery is ideal for beginners and experienced anglers alike. Its the perfect place to relax and enjoy a good days/weekends fishing.
There is a small cafe and shop available with toilets.
Telephone: 07980 744163 Website: https://www.broadstonefisheries.com
Trippenkennett Farm - Fishing
Trippenkennett farm lies in attractive countryside, popular with the day visitor and is easily accessible from Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth or Hereford. If you’re coming from further afield then we are only 10 minutes from the M50 or 25 minutes from the M4. We have lived here for over 30 years and I’m sure if you visit you will be able to see why. Our coarse fishing lakes were built in 2009 and we have accommodation onsite in a converted barn or a small camping and caravan site. Please take a look at our website and come and visit in person soon.
Telephone: 01981 580442 Website: http://www.tkfarm.co.uk
Forest Of Dean Wildlife Tours
Forest of Dean Wildlife Tours is a guided tour company, based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The forest covers an area of approx 42 sq miles, and features an incredible variety of habitat types. Here in the forest we have a wealth of SSSIs (Site of Special Scientific Interest), as well as numerous nature reserves. The RSPB have their Nagshead reserve here and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have a reserve in the centre of the forest at Crabtree Hill and Woorgreens Lake.
With such a high concentration of amazingly diverse habitats in the forest, it’s hardly surprising that you can find a huge number of different bird, mammal, plant and invertebrate species here.
Our aim is to help you see the best the forest has to offer, to help you enjoy the wildlife and to encourage understanding of how important these wildlife populations are. If you’re still new to wildlife watching then we can identify species for you and you’re welcome to ask as many questions as you like!
Our tours take in fantastically diverse areas of the forest, with the aim of showing you the wealth of wildlife here. We include the use of a spotting scope to help identify more wary species from a respectful distance to avoid disturbance . We also have a range of reference books to help identify different bird and invertebrate species.
King Arthur's Cave
King Arthur's Cave is the most well known of the limestone caves located at the Doward, near Symonds Yat and is an extremely interesting place to visit. It can only be reached on foot, however the walk is not difficult.
To find the caves take the Symonds Yat West exit from the A40 and follow the signs for the Doward, park in the lay-by just before you reach the Doward Park camp site and follow the track down into the woods, passing the old quarry (pictured below)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fun yet challenging practise. SUP is ideal for those looking for an accessible entry into water sports activities. For those looking to reconnect with nature. For those looking to find their tribe of like-minded people. From beginners to advanced paddlers it offers fun, challenge and peace in equal measures. Falling in the water is all part of the fun. The freedom to fall, to embrace what we might see as failing helps us to let go of our expectations and self-judgement. Find us at Mallard’s Pike Lake in the Forest of Dean.
Wye Valley Falconry
Wye Valley Falconry offers Private Experiences and Events to fly, handle or view a variety of encounters flying a number of Birds of Prey. All experiences with Wye Valley Falconry are entertaining and informative. Private experiences are hands-on, interactive and offer participants to fly our Birds of Prey and watch their unique flying techniques that make them some of the worlds most incredible hunters and predators in the world. Locations are in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire with backdrops of the mountainous views of the Brecon Beacons or the rolling Shropshire Hills.
Telephone: 07955 630684 Website: https://www.wyevalleyfalconry.co.uk
Hanley Farm Shop
Hanley and Severndale Farms are situated in the beautiful countryside between the Wye Valley (officially recognised as an AONB – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the Forest of Dean, overlooking the River Severn estuary, 2.5 miles north of Chepstow and adjacent to the A48.
Our philosophy is for our animals to be free range, grazing lush organic pastures, supplemented by traditional home-grown crops which include hay, silage, lucerne, maize, barley, peas, and kale.
The milking herd also enjoy luxury accommodation during the winter months with beautiful views across the River Severn.
The Farm Shop is fully licensed and has its own in-house Butchery, Deli and Café. Everything we sell is sourced locally wherever possible. Since opening we have received numerous awards for our food, including 4 Great Taste Awards. In 2014 we received the Wye Valley AONB Farmer Award and were runners up for the Sustainable Farmer of the Year in the National Farming Awards. In 2016 we won the prestigious Small Farm Shop of the Year Award.
Telephone: 01291 626642 Website: http://www.hanleyfarmshop.co.uk
Wave Inland Surfing Lagoon and Artificial Wave Pool
Perfect surf all year round. The Wave is an inland surf destination where everyone can surf and bodyboard on consistent, safe waves all year round. We are the first inland surfing venue in the northern hemisphere to use Wavegarden Cove technology providing over 1,000 waves an hour.
Ninja Warrior UK - Gloucester
Inspired by ITV’s hit programme Ninja Warrior UK! You can climb, balance, jump, swing across different obstacles using your inner ninja skills. Ninja Warrior Gloucester has the famous warped wall for every inspiring Ninja to conquer.
Telephone: 01452 528669 Website: http://ninjawarrioruk.co.uk/gloucester/
Old Down Country Park - Bristol
Old Down Country Park is an award-winning attraction set in breath-taking countryside. You and the family can enjoy 66 acres of open space, gardens, woodlands and spend hours of fun in our play areas with jumping pillow, an adventure playground, trampolines, and more.
Come and meet our farm animals which you can stroke, cuddle and handle. There is also a Yurt to hire for birthday parties and family gatherings with a log burner.
The rustic Barn Café caters for all the family and is open daily from 10am – 3pm offering hearty cooked breakfasts, delicious lunches and a range of hot and cold snacks, homemade cake and great coffee served in the beautiful converted stables and warmed by a log fire.
Telephone: 01454 414081 Website: https://olddownestate.co.uk/country-park/
Silver Circle Distillery
Silver Circle Distillery produce handmade craft spirits in the Monmouthshire village of Catbrook, deep in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We launched the distillery in June 2019 with the aim of developing an exciting spirits brand that uses local ingredients in unique products that are synonymous with the Wye Valley. We are a Welsh distillery and proud to be part of a growing scene of craft spirits producers in Wales.
Wye Valley Gin is our first and signature product. Inspired by the lush woodland and meadow walks that criss cross through the valley, Wye Valley Gin combines the fresh, leafy flavours and floral notes of wild local botanicals with the tang of grapefruit. A vibrant, flavourful gin that is as unique as it is drinkable and a statement of what can be expected from the distillery in the future.
We also produce a small batch series of limited edition products which has so far included a honey and black pepper infused gin and a blackberry liqueur made with blackberries picked locally through a cooperative scheme we set up. Look out for more small batch products in the series in 2020.
The distillery is open to the public every Thursday between 10am and 4pm and hosts regular cocktail nights. From March 2020, a “Distil Your Own Gin” workshop will take place every Saturday afternoon.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://silvercircledistillery.com/
Dean Laser Clay - Newnham
Dean Laser Clay Ltd is a family run local business based in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The main focus of Dean Laser Clay is clear: To get people taking part in outdoor leisure activities instead of being stuck in front of a screen 24/7.
Acknowledging people’s love for technology, Dean Laser Clay uses the latest product in Laser Clay Pigeon shooting from Lasersport International to ensure all participants have the best time possible participating in this accessible leisure activity.
Our friendly family run company have decades of experience between us in dealing with all kinds of customers so you can rest assured you will be in the very best of hands for the duration of your event.
We look forward to hearing from you soon
Telephone: 07961 978136 Website: https://www.deanlaserclay.com/
Upside Down House
Fantastic Fun photo opportunities at Upside Down House now at Bribbs Causeway Bristol
Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve
Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve is an urban nature reserve in the heart of the southern part of Cheltenham. It was once part of the Great Western Railway on the Cheltenham to Banbury line but after the closure of this route in the 1960s it was taken over by Cheltenham Borough Council who designated it a kilometre-long, nature reserve.
There is a wide variety of natural habitats represented in this small area which stretches from the back of the Travis Perkins on Mead Road, under Pilley Bridge on the Old Bath Road, almost to Sandy Lane. For wildlife it is a corridor, or if you are a bat a flyway, from close to Leckhampton Common into the heart of the southern part of the town.
Cycling in the Wye Valley
A new 1,000m long tunnel on a disused railway line in the picturesque Wye Valley built as part of a long-running project to transform the track into a cycle path has opened.
The Wye Valley Greenway project developed the long-since defunct railway line between Chepstow and Monmouth.
This week, 143-year-old Tidenham Tunnel which lies on the old railway line near the National Diving and Activity Centre just outside Chepstow opened to the public for the first time.
The project to turn the derelict railway tunnel into part of the greenway has been ongoing since 2019.
Paint On Me - Pottery Painting
Pottery painting is a perfect activity to get creative it’s suitable for any age, gender or ability. All painting and workshops take place in our beautiful underground studio and stunning cave with a unique vaulted ceiling. Our gorgeous venue makes your outing feel a like an extra special treat.
We have a great range of bisque to choose from that’s changes regularly, so there’s always something different to suit every pocket and taste. Our gorgeous coloured paints are lead free, non – toxic and food safe; they’re also completely water soluble so you can get creative without any worries! We’re always around to give you guidance and a few tips.
If you’re super busy but still want something personal and hand-painted, why not let us create it for you? We work with you to achieve the perfect design for that special gift, whether that be for a Wedding present, Anniversary present, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, important birthdays, the list is endless!
If you’re just visiting Chepstow and worried about not being around to pick up your pottery, don’t! We can post your masterpiece to just about anywhere in the world, all you need to do is pay a small postage fee! There’s no studio fee to pay and lots of help; all you need to find your inner artist! So if you’re looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate a special day or just looking for something to do with friends and family, pop in or give us a call!
Website: https://www.paintonme.co.uk/ Telephone: 01291 408330
Raglan Farm Park
Since the Williams Family threw open their barn doors to the public in June 2016, Raglan Farm Park has quickly grown to become a firm favourite for young and old alike. There’s so much to do…and so much room in which to do it! We have over 25,000 sq foot of undercover indoor space, with 7 ‘soft play’ themed areas. Play areas cater for age ranges from 18 months to 11 years… Outside there are zip wires, swings, slides, roundabouts, trampolines, ‘ride-on’ tractors and go-carts! There are ‘astro-turf’ paths around the park, so, even if the ground is damp, you won’t be! We are proud to announce that, in 2108, we were awarded the ‘Visit Wales’ quality visitor assurance standard too.
Forest of Dean Wildlife Tours
Forest of Dean Wildlife Tours is a guided tour company, based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The forest covers an area of approx 42 sq miles, and features an incredible variety of habitat types. Here in the forest we have a wealth of SSSIs (Site of Special Scientific Interest), as well as numerous nature reserves. The RSPB have their Nagshead reserve here and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have a reserve in the centre of the forest at Crabtree Hill and Woorgreens Lake.
With such a high concentration of amazingly diverse habitats in the forest, it’s hardly surprising that you can find a huge number of different bird, mammal, plant and invertebrate species here.
Our aim is to help you see the best the forest has to offer, to help you enjoy the wildlife and to encourage understanding of how important these wildlife populations are. If you’re still new to wildlife watching then we can identify species for you and you’re welcome to ask as many questions as you like!
Our tours take in fantastically diverse areas of the forest, with the aim of showing you the wealth of wildlife here. We include the use of a spotting scope to help identify more wary species from a respectful distance to avoid disturbance . We also have a range of reference books to help identify different bird and invertebrate species.:
Crafty Hen Parties
The Crafty Hen offers fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. Our flock of friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear, perhaps even for the wedding or hen weekend.? We tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the group requests. We come to your accommodation and provide all materials and equipment as well as expert tuition. We can offer sessions in making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. You can even make your own bunting, why not work together and use this to decorate your wedding.? With some of our workshops we can offer vintage options, you can incorporate vintage fabrics and antique lace into your creations.
LiquorShaker is a cocktail events company that brings cocktail making to you. For groups wishing to learn about making cocktails for themselves, the beginner’s “Introduction to Cocktails” or the more advanced “Cocktail Masterclass” are LiquorShaker’s lively, yet instructional cocktail courses, both of which help you to learn the essentials required to make professional quality cocktails at home. If you are planning a special occasion or event and need someone else to make the drinks for you, Liquorshaker should be your first choice for mobile cocktail bar service. We will work with you to create your perfect menu, with customisation such as requirement including favourite cocktails, complementing the event’s theme or assisting in the promotion of a product at launch. We take our cocktail making seriously so that you can concentrate on having fun!
Telephone: 07472 489698 Website: http://www.liquorshaker.co.uk/
Ladies Entertainment with a charming, attractive male model (or male & female model) Want to test your drawing skills, in a nice way of choose. How about adding a Male Life Drawing class to your event. Duration - Approx 2/3 hrs (no min # hens).Materials - Pads, pencils etc provided.
Green and Jenks
PLANNING A PARTY? Deciding where to go for your do? Sorting out a soiree? We may just have the room for you! From children’s ice cream making parties, to special occasions or a catch up with old friends we can cater for you. Ice cream cakes can be booked in advance, making your celebration a little bit different. We work with outside caterers so we can supply a wide range of food choices including our home made gelato’s, sorbets and frozen yogurts.
DBC Leisure - Shooting - Clay Pigeon - Archery
Join us for a day of clay pigeon shooting, air rifle or archery. From absolute beginners and those who just want to have a go through to practised shots who wish to hone their skills, our friendly, qualified and experienced coaches will guide you every step of the way, making your time with us enjoyable,fun and valuable. We ensure you have our full attention by pre-booking all activities so that you have your own designated time slot and coach. Planning a corporate event or hen/ stag party? Then our country sports are a great day out and at DBC Leisure, groups and parties are more than welcome. Our lodge provides tea and coffee making facilities, an undercover seating area, and for all day events we offer on-site catering. DBC Leisure is also mobile! We can come to you and provide a touch of country life to your event or function. Whether its a wedding, garden party or most outdoor events, our activities add an exciting alternative entertainment. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Telephone: 01594 833940 Website: http://www.dbcleisure.co.uk/
Palace Theatre - Local Cinema
Hunks In Trunks - The World Famous Naked Butler and Chef Company
We are a leading provider of naked butlers and the Naked Chef Catering Service for hen nights, private parties and corporate events across the UK. Hunks in Trunks is a great fun way to enjoy any event whether it be a birthday, private party or a hen night we guarantee our naked waiters will be the highlight of your evening. Our naked butlers are confident, polite and most of all professional in all that they do and guarantee to make your hen party, private function, wedding or corporate event a memorable one. The 'Naked Butler' attire is used at many of our hen party and corporate events consisting of an apron, collar and red dickie bow including the option to go for a bare bum!
Telephone: 0330 1117579 Website: https://www.hunksintrunks.co.uk/
Kerry Scorah - Magician
Gloucester Magician for your Wedding, Party or Event. Equally at home in a formal, or more relaxed setting delightful Gloucester Magician Kerry Scorah’s close-up sleight-of-hand performances mix fabulous magic and comedy to leave audiences spellbound. Kerry has won praise from her peers and she has appeared at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including The Magic Castle in Hollywood and even in fabulous Las Vegas, the magic capital of the world. She is a magician based in Gloucester but performs all over the world.
Telephone: 07876 332933 Website: https://www.kerryscorah.co.uk/
Twist & Pout
Twist & Pout offers a bespoke professional party planning service for all occasions. From stag & hen's and children's parties to first wedding dance services and birthday parties - we have the perfect service for you. Or perhaps you're looking for a corporate event that is a little bit different - our planning teams will be happy to help you create the perfect event.
We service every city in the UK and even offer our services abroad in Ibiza, Marbella, Barcelona and Dubai. No party is too big, small or far away for us to tackle.
Parties are notoriously hard to plan. With so many people to organise and booking countless events with numerous suppliers - the whole process can become a stressful experience.
Our teams truly take the stress out of party planning, we do all the leg-work for you ensuring you do not have to book through multiple suppliers or pay over the odds.
Our bespoke service ensures you and your attendees will have the best time possible. After all, organising fun is what we do best! And what's best is our planning service is completely free - it really is a win-win situation.
Twist & Pout has over 10 years experience in party planning and thousands of our happy clients can testify that we offer the best service around.
Telephone: 01708 727677 Website: https://www.twistpout.co.uk/
Katie Vintage Cocktails
Stylist of vintage cocktails and a gin influencer based on Instagram.Rreviews of gin and cocktails brands.
The Bartender UK - Online Cocktail Bar Solutions and Cocktail Workshops
THE BARTENDER ETHOS: GREAT COCKTAILS NEED NOT COST THE EARTH
Our aim is to be able to provide great cocktails for everyone, not just the rich and famous. We began our operations in 2005, giving customers the freedom to have a mixologist for as long as they want with hourly rates for bartender hire.
TheBartender was also the first cocktail company to give the client the option of purchasing their own ingredients and glassware on a ‘shopping list’ basis, to again give the client the freedom to shape their spending, thus helping their budget to stretch that little bit further. Our team of cocktail bartenders are hand-picked for their personality and charisma, as well as their drinks making skills. We do not employ robots to serve drinks; we prefer to entertain with drinks. We have an office team of account managers, comprised of award winning mixologists, bar consultants, and event managers all ready to look after your event, no matter how large or small.
Website: https://www.thebartender.co.uk/ Telephone 0207 193 4948
Tracy Hunt Therapies
Tracy Hunt Therapies provides a high quality mobile therapy service to individuals, groups, parties & events throughout Gloucestershire and into adjoining counties.
Tracy and her team of therapists are well qualified, experienced and genuinely care about the individual needs of each client, with a supportive and friendly approach throughout.
Mini and full treatments are available, with a full and varied choice. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and very competitively priced!
See the pamper party page on her website, and read the testimonials on the main menu.
Glo Pamper Ltd - Spa Treatment and Pamper Parties
Whether you are planning a weekend away in stylish self-catering accommodation for a family get-together or celebration, are throwing a hen party, organising a kids pamper party or simply want to treat your employees to an office massage, we have a fabulous team of fully insured mobile beauty and holistic therapists that will travel to you to provide the ultimate pamper party, mobile treatments or spa to you.
Experience Luxury Treatments at your Self-Catering Accommodation or Home
Indulge in a range of luxury treatments to ensure that your family / friends get-together, honeymoon, babymoon, weekend away or celebration is one to remember. We offer an range of exquisite Spa To You packages to suit individuals, couples, groups and children of all ages.
Enjoy a Pamper Party
We live, sleep, breathe girls pamper parties. Our Hen pamper parties are the perfect relaxing daytime activity and our make-over parties ensure that you and your girlfriends feel gorgeous for your big night out. We ensure that whatever the occasion that we will make you and your girlfriends will glow inside and out.
As You Like It Pamper Parties
As You Like It Pamper Parties was formed by Karen Lesto, a Beauty and Complementary Therapist with 20 years experience, as well as being a qualified trainer and experienced pamper party planner. We pride ourselves on providing high quality and professional Beauty Treatments for pamper parties and weddings of all sizes across Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds with packages starting from just £23pp. Our Therapists are chosen carefully and are all highly qualified, professional, reliable and have a passion for the industry. We endeavour to provide the highest customer care and make your pamper party one to remember! So, whatever the occasion, we have a pamper party for you! Don’t see anything in the packages that suit? No problem, we can make up a bespoke package to suit all individual needs!
Telephone: 07787 123847 Website: http://asyoulikeitpamperparties.com
Ease Holistic Therapy
In-house Relaxation provided by Ease Holistic Therapy Holistic treatments designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. Go on treat yourself…….. Let the spa visit you. I have over 16 years’ experience and have worked in a variety of settings; spas, festivals, health centres and gyms. References can be provided. I am fully qualified and insured.
Telephone: 07766 545137 Email: email@example.com
Fliss Howes Massage
An ideal addition to your birthday parties, hen parties, fund raisers or just girly nights in. Fliss Howes and her team of qualified therapists and beauticians can offer range of pampering treatments at your home or choice of venue. Often there can be constraints on space and facilities but we can provide a range of treatments to meet all needs. Treatments that we can bring to you:
- Back, neck and shoulder massage
- Indian head massage
- Holistic facials
- Hand & arm massage
- Usui Reiki
- Nail art
- Ear piercing
All of our therapists are fully qualified and insured. Pamper parties are individually tailored for each event and payments can be per treatment or as a full package for the evening.
Love Pamper Company
You can choose from a wide range of luxury treatments with packages starting from just £20 pp. A fully trained therapist will come direct to you and set up a spa environment with candles and calming music before carrying out your choice of treatments. For a full list of treatments we offer please contact us and we will be happy to talk you through our packages. We also offer pop up spas which are proving more and more popular in the work place and local businesses along with pamper days or evenings, please ask one of our therapists for more details
Hatherley Manor Hotel Spa
Enjoy a relaxing Spa Day at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa
Website: https://hatherleymanor.com/the-spa Telephone: 01452 730217
So Spoilt offers a wide range of mobile pamper packages, services, and treatments to customers in their home or in a venue of their choice. Whatever the occasion hen parties, girl’s night in, birthdays or baby showers we have it all.
We provide the most gorgeous range of pamper packages to suit everyone’s budget and age or you can contact us directly to create your own. Our team of mobile So Spoilt Specialists will travel to you and will ensure that you are totally spoiled!
Telephone: 07837 757185 Website: https://sospoilt.co.uk/
Come to Good - Wellbeing Food Retreats
Do you need delicious nourishment, top to toe, inside and out?
We’re about bringing people, food and wellbeing together. Whether it be around a nourishing feast, at an inspiring retreat or through a restorative massage treatment we leave you energised and ready to step back in to the world afresh.
We currently offer wellbeing treatments and delicious nourishing food at various locations and events in the Forest of Dean and wider environs of Bristol, Gloucestershire and the south west.
We are also developing a series of retreats set in the beautiful surrounds of the Forest of Dean. Here we will invite you to carve out enriching experiences, with yourself, colleagues or family members and take time to be creative, be active or find stillness amongst the busy digital day-to-day.
Lydney Train Station
- K & T Taxi in Lydney - Telephone: 01594 845913
- Severnside Taxi in Lydney - Telephone: 01594 844421
Bells Hotel and Golf Club
The Bells Hotel combines traditional, elegant style with convenient modern facilities to ensure your stay is as relaxing and welcoming as possible. Staffed 24 hours a day, we’re always on hand to provide you with a warm welcome, no matter what time you arrive.
Forest Hill Golf Club
Forest Hills is a naturally undulating parkland golf course set in the beautiful Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire with panoramic views over the old market town of Coleford to the hills of Herefordshire beyond. Forest Hills is currently regarded as being one of the finest golf courses in Gloucestershire, with such excellent drainage that the tees and greens can be used all year round. It has an open door to visitors and offers the opportunity for experienced players and beginners alike to challenge themselves on our well drained course. The PGA hold West region golf events at the club including the Forest Classic and visitors come from the surrounding counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire as well as Bristol, Cardiff and Worcestershire.
Telephone: 01594 810620 Website: www.foresthillsgolfclub.co.uk
Lydney Golf Club
Lydney Golf Club is the oldest and only members club in the Forest of Dean, founded in 1909, the Club celebrated it’s Centenary in 2009. In 2011 the Club moved to it's new course in Naas Lane, the new 9 hole course has been constructed to a high standard and with 3,500 trees planted will, in the next few years become one of the premier courses in the area.
Telephone - 01594 842775 Website: www.lydneygolfclub.co.uk
St Pierre Golf Course - Chepstow
Built around a charming 14th century manor and a beautiful 11th century church, The St Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, is renowned as one of the UK’s finest golf courses. Following a £1.8 million facelift, every element of the hotel has been restored to perfection and with two contrasting courses – the Old Course and the Mathern Course – it is a wonderful place to stay and play. A former host to the Curtis, the British Masters and the Solheim Cup, both courses have recently been given a £2 million upgrade by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design. The Old Course is built around an 11-acre lake and studded with many ancient trees, including a giant 400 year-old chestnut that dominates the 2nd hole. It is a delight to play and can claim one of the finest finishes in golf with a thrilling 235-yard par-3 18th including a shot over water to an elevated green protected by sand. The Mathern Course is shorter than the Old but has been vastly improved since its overhaul, when 18 new tee sites were added, bunkers were reconstructed and repositioned and a modern irrigation system installed. Its signature hole is undoubtedly the 14th, which crosses two rivers, but there is lots to enjoy, however you play. As well as exceptional courses, you’ll find a state-of-the-art Golf Academy where golfers of all abilities can hone both their long and short game.