Harts Barn Cookery School teams up with Hillside Brewery for a new yummy experience

If you’re a lover of curry and beer, Harts Barn Cookery School has teamed up with Hillside Brewery to bring you the most jam-packed, epic cooking experience in the Forest of Dean. With TV shows such as The Great British Bake Off gaining more and more popularity each year, this has caused people’s interest and … Continue reading Harts Barn Cookery School teams up with Hillside Brewery for a new yummy experience

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I Love Filming In… the Forest of Dean!

As you may be aware by now, the brand new Star Wars: The Force Awakens production was filmed in some of the most breathtaking and interesting regions in England. Did you know that a big chunk of the film was filmed in Puzzlewood, right here in the Forest of Dean? The forest is a natural … Continue reading I Love Filming In… the Forest of Dean!

A tasty treat for Chelsea pensioners

Lyndon and Maria Edwards of Hanley Farm Shop at Tidenham attended the annual ‘Ceremony of the Cheeses’ at the Royal Hospital in London. The ceremony dates back over 300 years; a Centuries-old tradition that began in 1692 when the Royal Hospital in London asked a local cheesemonger to provide the Pensioners with cheese as a … Continue reading A tasty treat for Chelsea pensioners

The Great (Forest of Dean) Pottery Throw Down Winner is Chosen!

The results are in... we have a winner! After much deliberation from the judges, the winner for the Hot Pot Pottery competition has been chosen. A panel of independent judges came along earlier this week to judge the pieces made in their Pottery Trial Classes, all lovingly made whilst the Great Pottery Throw Down was … Continue reading The Great (Forest of Dean) Pottery Throw Down Winner is Chosen!

From Harry Potter and Doctor Who to King Arthur and Star Wars: The Top Ten Filming Locations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Encompassing an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, spectacular castles and acres of ancient woodland, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has become a huge draw for film and TV makers, hosting multi-million pound motion-pictures alongside for smaller productions. The region’s unspoilt countryside, spanning both England and Wales, and the three counties of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire … Continue reading From Harry Potter and Doctor Who to King Arthur and Star Wars: The Top Ten Filming Locations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Festive Fun in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

What could be more magical this Christmas than a frost-covered woodland and mist rising off the river on a crisp December morning? When it comes to the festive season, The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has plenty to impress everyone. Get ready for the big day at Taurus Crafts where you can pick up … Continue reading Festive Fun in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean support the Agincourt 600 project

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory, taking place on Friday 25th October 1415 in Azincourt, northern France. Henry V deployed an army of 1,500 men-at-arms and 7,000 longbow men, organised into three divisions led by the Duke of York, Henry himself and Lord Camoys. Two months previously, Henry crossed the English Channel … Continue reading The Forest of Dean support the Agincourt 600 project