Forest of Dean Restaurants, our guide to the best places to eat out in The Forest of Dean, including in Cinderford, Coleford, Lydney, Wye Valley and Symonds Yat. We hope to help you choose the best eatery for your situation. Maybe you are…
- Looking for a nice tasty or healthy lunch.
- A posh restaurant for a special occasion or date.
- A quiet, traditional pub.
- Some international cuisine.
- Or something different
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I have noticed an improvement in the quality of meals eaten out this summer. A particular favourite was the rib eye steak at the Saracen’s head pub in Symonds Yat East after my walk down the River Wye from the bus stop at Joy’s green.
Another 2 meals were in Redbrook after a walk from Monmouth down the Wye, and another when I left Redbrook heading downstream. I enjoyed a nice homemade chilli at The Boat in and a monster mixed grill at The Bell. There are many pet-friendly eateries in the locality as well.
Forest Of Dean Restaurants
Some suggestions for places to eat out in the local area.
The Miners Arms in Whitecroft
The Miners Arms Inn Whitecroft is a family-owned restaurant & free house pub. It is a destination restaurant that embraces the wonderful local food from in and around the Forest of Dean. They have a great menu that includes some great options, including a hearty mixed grill. Their mixed grill includes lamb, steak, gammon and much more.
The Farmers Boy Inn in Longhope
The Farmers Boy Inn is in Longhope, within the Forest of Dean. The pub-restaurant is all about hearty meals and comfortable accommodation. They strive to provide comprehensive hospitality services while keeping it local and low-key. The Farmers Boy Inn collects various accolades, including the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
The restaurant takes pride in a wide range of delicious pies they serve up, including massive gourmet pies. Their biggest pies weigh 4.5 kilogrammes. They fill the menu with traditional British cuisine, vegan and gluten-free options. Also, there is a choice of drinks to wash it all down. https://farmersboyinn.co.uk
Mad Nanas Tearoom in Littledean
Mad Nanas Tearoom, formerly known as Bethel Tearoom, is a cosy venue in Littledean in the Forest of Dean. Visit and refuel in the tearoom with a hot drink or one of their delicious pastries.
The Boat Inn in Newland
A small friendly pub located over the old railway line footbridge from the main village of Redbrook. A nice selection of pub grub and an amazing choice of different local ciders and real ales, although I didn’t attend the Boat hosts a band night on Thursday evening and sounds good fun. Website.
The Woodman in Parkend in the Forest of Dean
A local pub in Parkend near to the Dean Forest Railway’s last station. The Woodman is a nicely decorated place with a bar, restaurant and outdoor seating area. They have an excellent selection of drinks and food on the menu. This included some dishes, including Forest of Dean wild boar. https://www.thewoodmanparkend.co.uk/
Saracen’s Head in Symonds Yat
A very nice pub in the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat East. They also have a reputation for serving excellent food. The Saracen’s Head is a great restaurant to dine out at lunchtime or in the evening. Their steaks are rather special and a real treat after a walk in the area.
The Angel Hotel Coleford
The Angel Hotel is opposite the clock tower in the centre of Coleford. They are a welcoming pub that serves an array of drinks at reasonable prices. For food, they have a bar menu or a full restaurant menu for diners wanting more than pub grub. Their faggots and chips are a rather delightful meal. https://angelhotel.southcoastinns.co.uk/
The Ostrich Inn Newland
Between Coleford to Redbrook, near to Newland Church, is The Ostrich Inn. This is a pleasant venue that serves great food and has a very nice rear garden. The Ostrich Inn describes itself as a free house renowned for excellent food. The menu looked impressive with delights like beef wellington, Brie de Meux, Wild Mushroom and Truffle Tart with Smoked Salt and Truffle Creme Fraiche and a choice of others to suit most tastes. http://theostrichinn.com