The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is a primary producer of top quality food and drink. Everything from cider, wine, artisan beer and cheeses, Gloucester old spot bacon and smoked Severn salmon, to organic juices and vegatables, free range chickens and eggs.
It is distributed locally and nationally and awaits every visitor. Many of our food producers have onsite shops, and produce can be found at regular Farmers' Markets and other outlets throughout the area.
The Abergavenny Food Festival is held annually on the third weekend in September and the Forest Food Showcase is held annually at Speech House on the first Sunday in October. The flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival takes place on the fourth weekend in October in the heart of Hereford. With many food stalls and demonstrations, they are great opportunities to try what the area has to offer.
All the establishments listed in this section of the website are inspected and rated under the National Scores on the Doors Food Hygiene Scheme and you will see the current rating on their individual pages. The minimum rating of 2 Stars must be achieved in order to be a member of our Association and listed on this website.
16th Century riverside Inn offering a variety of high quality food and real ales.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Symonds Yat
Misbah Tandoori Restaurant
Awarded Top 100 Restaurant UK Good Curry Guide. Large function room. Quality meals and excellent service. 10% Discount on take-away meals.
Restaurant in or near Monmouth
Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms
Awarded two rosettes since 2005. Finalist in the Flavours of Herefordshire Awards since 2003 and winners in the restaurant category in 2009. Silver Winners in the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards in the Taste of the Heart and Restaurant with rooms categories 2009 and 2010.
Restaurant in or near Ross-on-Wye
The Red Hart Inn
A traditional village pub serving Camra-acredited real ales, and good home cooked food. In Winter enjoy a seat by our log fire, and in Summer take advantage of our large beer garden & play area. Children and dogs welcome.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Longhope
Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Ltd
The Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Ltd makes traditional farmhouse cider and perry at Broome Farm, Peterstow, close to Ross-on-Wye. Sales from the farm cellar - 2pm - 6pm every day.
Food Producer in or near Ross-on-Wye
Ancre Hill Vineyard
We are a young vineyard on a sheltered sunny site, overlooking Monmouth town and the surrounding countryside. We grow four varieties of grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc & Triomphe. We also provide vineyard tours.
Food Producer in or near Monmouth
Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Cafe
The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop and cafe is set in the Wye Valley and is community owned and staffed by volunteers specialising in local produce. It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near St Briavels
Taurus Crafts Cafe
Whole-food cafe serving meals prepared on site using many local and organic ingredients including seasonal foods from the Taurus organic market garden.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney
Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheese
Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays. Home cured bacon and hand made sausages including gluten free also available.
Food Producer in or near Huntley
The Miners Country Inn
The Miners Country Inn a welcoming rural pub. Ideally situated to local tourist attractions. Offers a dynamic, locally sourced, changing menu alongside a range of ciders and local real ales. Large beer garden, well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar.
Pub / Restaurant in or near Coleford
Pots and Pieces Teashop & Gallery
This popular 5 star tea and coffee shop with a gallery is a great place to meet friends. A wide range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and light lunches can be enjoyed as you sit and enjoy viewing our original gifts.
Cafe or Tearoom in or near Ross-on-Wye
Family farm supporting the old breeds farmed the old fashioned way. Organically farmed Gloucestershire cattle, Berkshire & British Lop pigs. On farm butchery. Award winning food producer.