From tossing turnips to vegetable creatures, chickens and even goats, the Forest Showcase Food & Drink festival is an event with a lot more going on than most food & drink festivals. It will be held in Speech House Hotel grounds, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire,on Sunday 4th October from 10am and will be … Continue reading Family Food Festival Fun!
Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell has won the English Hotel of the Year award in the Sawday’s British Hotel awards. The Sawday’s award comes within weeks of two 2015 food and farming accolades: Taste of the West recently awarded Gold to Tudor Farmhouse’s restaurant, shortly followed by Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards shortlisting it for Best … Continue reading Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell wins English Hotel of the Year award
Lyndon Edwards, an organic dairy farmer from Chepstow has been announced as the deserving recipient of the Dairy Ambassador of the Year award at this year’s Cream Awards, which were held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. In addition to the farm, Lyndon, a member of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association, runs … Continue reading Chepstow farmer wins Dairy Ambassador of the Year award
With the Rugby World Cup officially kicking off this week – we’ve got over a month of exciting matches, many of them being held a stone’s throw from the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in Gloucester and Cardiff. Not only that, the Scotland and USA squads based in Hartpury College. For those travelling for … Continue reading How to make the most of the #WorldCupPlayground
The Michelin Guide 2016 revealed the UK’s restaurants cream of the crop today, and chef owner Chris Harrod is thrilled to have retained the coveted Michelin star for The Whitebrook, a restaurant with eight rooms set in the Wye Valley. ‘There is no denying the value Michelin brings to our restaurant. It’s a huge moral … Continue reading The Whitebrook – retains Michelin star for a second successive year
Gloucestershire, including the Forest of Dean, has been shortlisted in VisitEngland’s search to find the country’s Home of Sport. The search to establish England’s ultimate sporting capital began in June, when VisitEngland asked the public to nominate their top sporting experiences and venues across the country. Over the following weeks, more than 2,000 submissions flooded … Continue reading Gloucestershire in the running for England’s #HomeofSport
Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of dean this week!
Why shouldn’t a village have an art festival? ‘Art in Penallt’ was conceived six years ago when a small group of local artists and residents came together to organise an exhibition of eclectic art in the village of Penallt. The festival is now recognised by artists and visitors from far afield and this, the fifth … Continue reading Penallt Art Festival – September 24-27
How would you like to win a short break in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean? We are giving you the opportunity to do just that! Award-winning Wharton Lodge Cottages provide comfortable, luxury accommodation which is great for any country or wildlife lovers and will be your base for your three night stay. Surrounded … Continue reading Win a short break in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean!
Ross Cider Festival A weekend of camping, music, food and more music at theRoss Cider Festival – The Gathering at The Yew Tree Peterstow from the 4th – 6th September. Camping is available, so you can enjoy a three days including live music everyday from 5pm With a wealth of award-winning, local ciders – it’s … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week