Pubs and Restaurants

glass house inn, longhope

(dog friendly)

The Red Hart Inn, Blaisdon, longhope


Originally a Cider Mill now a pub and restaurant.

THE belfry, littledean

Hasa pleasant variation on traditional pub meals, snacks and grill. Open Mon -Sat 11:30am – 2:45pm and 5:30pm – 9;00pm. Sunday Carvery 12 noon – 4pm booking essential Friday night is Burger Night and Steak and Sweet every Wednesday Night.


All dishes using locally sourced, fresh, seasonal produce. Odisha Indian Menu is available on-line at and is open from 6pm – 10pm 7 days a week. (Littledean Guesthouse is dog friendly)

Garden Cafe, The Malt House, Lower Lydbrook

Award-winning restaurant specialising in locally grown food. Set on the banks of the River Wye in extensive grounds. It is the perfect location for a refreshing lunch or supper. (dog friendly)

Three Choirs

The restaurant is set on a ridge overlooking the 75 acre vineyard. All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients and where possible local produce is used. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons.


Lovely cafe area. Child friendly and dog friendly.

The Forge Hammer and River Spice Indian Restaurant

A popular village pub 100m from the River Wye serving excellent real ales, local ciders and lagers. With a superior quality Indian Restaurant service authentic Indian Dishes.

Yew Tree Inn, Newent

Set in a glorious rural setting on the slopes of May Hill, formerly a cider house it retains many of its original features and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is an emphasis on home cooked, local seasonal produce. They also have a wonderful selection of local artisan ciders and well kept ales. (dog friendly)

The Curry Leaf, Cinderford

A popular Indian Restaurant and Takeaway famous for its expertly balanced blend of Southern Indian Spices.

The Lotus, Cinderford

Popular local Cantonese Restaurant serving marvellously cooked Chinese food.

Aunt Martha’s Victorian Tea Rooms

Experience the art of ‘having tea’ in our lovely victorian tea rooms. (Dog friendly outside in the gardens)

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant

An award winning restaurant within a 13th Century farmhouse, offering an excellent selection of dishes.

SPEECH HOUSE, nr cinderford

Superbly placed hotel in centre of Forest (former 17th-c hunting lodge), refurbished interior with oak panelling, huge log fire, all-day bar food from nice sandwiches up, real ales and afternoon teas in the big conservatory. (dog friendly)

Woodman, parkend

Roomy and relaxed stripped-stone carpeted bar, heavy beams, forest pictures and old tools, smaller back bar and dining room, stone fireplaces (one with woodburner), wide choice of enjoyable fresh food, ales such as Greene King, Fullers and Sharps, pleasant service; wheelchair access from car park, picnic-sets on front terrace facing green, sheltered back courtyard and garden, good walks nearby, open all day. (dog friendly)

The fountain inn, parkend

(dog friendly)


Lovely referbishment, with contemporary design. Friendly staff. Spacious with semost opveral rooms including a restaurant area. Gastro pub with lovely food including a salad bar. Live music. (dog friendly)

White hart, broadoak, nr newnham

Overlooking tidal Severn, plenty of tables out on high terrace by quay, sensibly priced pubby food from sandwiches up, Greene King ales, carpeted bar and dining area, low beams, nautical décor; piped music; wheelchair access (outside seating area is dog friendly)

Rising Sun, Parkend

Perched on wooded hillside and approached by roughish single-track drive, popular with walkers and cyclists, open-plan carpeted bar with modern pub furniture, Butcombe and a guest, straightforward well priced generous food from sandwiches and baked potatoes up, friendly service, lounge/games area with pool and machines; children and dogs welcome, wheelchair access with help, balcony and terrace tables under umbrellas, big woodside garden with play area and pond.

Red Lion, Westbury

Beamed and half-timbered traditional pub on busy road but by quiet church-side lane to river, cheerful obliging landlord, wide choice of enjoyable fairly priced local food, well kept ales such as Wye Valley, farm cider, decent wine, comfortable carpeted bar with wall seats, velvet curtains, open fire, snug off to the right, dining room to the left with log fire; children and dogs welcome, some seats out at front, more in back garden.

Millrace, watford

Contemporary furnishings in uncluttered rooms, emphasis on good quality food ingredients, attentive staff, terrace tables and nearby walks. Consistently well run, this is an airy, stylish dining pub with welcoming staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Wye Valley Bitter and Butty Bach on handpump, four local ciders, fairly priced wines by the glass and several malt whiskies. There are tables out on the terrace with views towards Goodrich Castle, a newly redesigned garden with plenty of dining space, and an external kitchen. They offer leaflets detailing pleasant nearby walks of an hour or so. (dog friendly)

Yew Tree, Cliffords mense

For those interested in provincial french wines from small producers just head for this friendly, well run pub. They have a seating area in their small informal wine shop making it a sort of wine bar with nibbles. They also have Cotswold Spring Gloucestershire’s Glory, Sharps Doom Bar and Wickwar BOB on handpump, local farm cider and good value winter mulled wine; using their own rare-breed pigs, home-grown vegetables and other seasonal local produce they have won awards for their food – service is prompt and genial. The smallish two-room beamed bar has an attractive mix of small settles, a pew and character chairs around interesting tables including antiques, rugs on an unusual stone floor, and a warm woodburning stove. You can eat more formally up a few steps, in a carpeted dining room beyond a sofa by a big log fire; daily papers. Teak tables on a side terrace are best placed for the views and there are steps down to a sturdy play area. Plenty of nearby walks, dog friendly.

saracens head, Symonds yat

Even on a miserable winter’s day, this friendly pub is packed out with happy customers. But of course, one of the main draws in summer is its stunning position at the epicentre of the most scenic stretch of the Wye gorge, far below the celebrated Symonds Yat viewpoint; picnic-sets out on the waterside terrace look across the river. Inside it’s warm and relaxed with cheerful staff who make you feel at home and the bustling bar has a buoyant atmosphere. Kingstone Gold, Mayfields Copper Fox, Theakstons Old Peculier, Wye Valley Butty Bach and HPA and a guest beer on handpump, 14 wines by the glass and local cider. Pool, games machine, TV and piped music. There’s also a cosy lounge and a modernised bare-boards dining room. It’s well worth approaching this spot on foot: an entertaining riverside walk crosses the Wye a little downstream by an entertainingly bouncy wire bridge at the Biblins and recrosses at the pub by the long-extant hand-hauled chain ferry that one of the pub staff operates. Plenty of nearby walks, dog friendly.


The Ugly Duckling Restaurant was the skittle alley of a public house which gives it an individual layout with a contemporary feel. Open Mon – Sat for light bites and Ugly Duckling favourites. For a sample menu visit their website

The Woodland’s Cinderford

Friendly pub serving good food, ales and wines.(dog friendly)