The @aboutglos guide to good pubs and pub grub in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley AONB. There are many options to visit including many that are pet-friendly. Some villages such as Redbrook on the River Wye have 2 pubs and not much else, these establishments are the heartbeat of the community.
Pubs in The Forest of Dean
Some of the best forest of dean pubs that serve drinks and food throughout the local area.
The Farmers Boy
An award Winning 17th Century Inn set in the idyllic village of Longhope. This place specialises in gourmet pies including steak & Guinness, steak & ox kidney, Lamb pie and much more. About The Farmers Boy…
The Saracens Head at Symonds Yat East is a very friendly pub and restaurant located on the bank of the River Wye. It a very busy spot on sunny days, as it is near the campsite and near all the Symonds Yat activity centres.
Miners Arms Whitecroft
When visiting the Miners Arms, it is always welcoming, they serve good food and provide good service. T5he bar area is cosy with a friendly vibe, they also have a front and rear beer garden for customers to enjoy on warm days. https://www.theminersarmswhitecroft.com/
The Woodman Inn Parkend
A local pub in Parkend that @aboutglos recently visited after a day out at Dean Forest Railway. This is a nicely decorated establishment with a bar, restaurant and outdoor seating area. https://www.thewoodmanparkend.co.uk/
The Doghouse Coleford
A pub in the centre of Coleford that was recommended by The Forest Deli on Twitter. Wednesday nights they have a quiz night which was very busy and had a good vibe. The Doghouse served a good selection of local ciders and other drinks. They describe themselves as a Micro Pub that sells Real Ales, local ciders & great wine + our new gin bar! An old fashioned traditional pub but with a modern twist. https://www.facebook.com/Thedoghousemicropubcoleford/
The Angel Hotel Coleford
This is the first establishment you will see if arriving in Coleford by bus, it is housed opposite the clock tower in the centre of Coleford. A welcoming pub with a few bowls of finest dog water inside. The Angel serves an array of drinks at reasonable prices and from experience, the locals are a friendly bunch. https://angelhotel.southcoastinns.co.uk/
Punch House Monmouth
@aboutglos visited the Punch House pub at the end of a very long walk down the Wye from Symonds Yat. The pub was just what we needed and served us up a succulent burger and a local pie dinner. https://www.sabrain.com/pubs-and-hotels/south-wales/monmouthshire/punch-house-new/
The Boat pub is located just over river Wye from Redbrook in Penallt. To access it you need to cross the Penallt Viaduct (Redbrook Railway Bridge) by foot. They serve a very good selection of local ciders and meals for diners. https://www.theboatpenallt.co.uk/
The Ostrich Inn Newland
A recent @about discovery on a walk from Coleford to Redbrook recently when I noticed this quaint pub near to Newland Church. The Ostrich is a nice venue that serves great food and has a very nice rear garden. They describe itself as a free house renowned for excellent food. http://theostrichinn.com
Hearts Of Oak
Local Pub with Nice Simple Homemade Food Beer, Cider, Lager, Wine, Fresh Food. Located on The Hearts of Oak is located on The Cross in Drybrook.
The Bailey Inn
A typical country pub in Yorkley serving good food and local ale and cider.
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