Redbrook is a pretty village on the bank of the River Wye in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The Village has a viaduct crossing the river joining it with Penallt which has a fantastic pub with a beer garden called the boat.
The area is fantastic for walking, including walking along the River Wye. One of my favourite walks is upstream along the river through meadows to Monmouth. You can also walk through the forest and farmland via Newland to Coleford or in reverse, as detailed by a recent walking guide.
The village has a shop for refreshments and supplies, which includes lots of snacks for lunch. Opposite the shop is a field with picnic tables where walkers can rest and enjoy some alfresco eating.
The river is popular with canoeists and kayakers and the village is where they come stop to end their day trip or stop for refreshments. The River near the Penallt Viaduct is popular with paddlers and swimmers. Fishing is also a popular activity on the river banks nearby. Before embarking, it is best to research licencing and permissions.
Redbrook Pubs & Restaurants
I enjoyed 2 meals at Redbrook Pubs & Restaurants 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.
The Boat Inn
A small friendly pub located over the old railway line foot bridge 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 Bell Inn Redbrook
The first and last pub in England is a very nice pub/hotel/restaurant with excellent food and a friendly atmosphere. Website.