Taurus Crafts celebrates Tour of Britain 2016

In celebration of the Tour of Britain cycle race visiting the Forest of Dean for the first time in the events long history Taurus Crafts offers a free cup of filter coffee when cyclists arriving on a bike buy any of their delicious cakes. As a venue often frequented by local cyclists, visiting club riders … Continue reading Taurus Crafts celebrates Tour of Britain 2016

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Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Food and Beer Pairing Hillside Brewery have worked with working Infamous Catering to create 5 courses which have been specifically chosen to taste perfectly with five of their award-winning beers. Course 1 Beer: Over The Hill Dark Mild Food: Baba ganoush, pistachio dukka, crudites and flat breads Course 2 Beer: Legend of Hillside English IPA Food: … Continue reading Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Wild Boar – A taste of the Forest!

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.js The Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival are launching a new competition this year. ‘The Battle of the Boar Challenge’ is a cookery competition to find a healthy boar dish with a taste of the Forest! Each dish will be made from wild boar meat, all ingredients will be supplied by the event and … Continue reading Wild Boar – A taste of the Forest!

Opening of Art exhibition at the Inn at Penallt

Penallt is becoming the ‘go to’ village in the Wye Valley for culture, good food and family entertainment. Already this year there has been Shakespeare in the Park on Babington Meadow, The really popular Big Day Out for families at the Humble by Nature centre and the Vintage Cars and Bikes festival a couple of … Continue reading Opening of Art exhibition at the Inn at Penallt

Cycling tips to get you out and about exploring the #DeanWye

August and September are the some of the best months to cycle and especially with the Tour of Britain due to pass through the Dean Wye next month it’s time to get on yer bike! To help get you started on your very own ‘Tour of the Dean Wye’ tour, we’ve pulled together some top … Continue reading Cycling tips to get you out and about exploring the #DeanWye

Casualty filmed in the Wye Valley

Popular BBC drama Casualty returns on Saturday 27 August for series 31. The last series left viewers on an actual cliffhanger, with scenes filmed in Tintern in the Wye Valley. Characters Connie Beauchamp and her daughter Grace take an explosive dive off the side of the Wye Valley Road and those familiar with the area … Continue reading Casualty filmed in the Wye Valley

Vote for Tintern Abbey as a ‘hidden gem’

Earlier this year we told you that Pork Farms were on the hunt for Britain's Hidden Gems - those special places that you love to visit again and again that others may not know about.  Tintern Abbey has been shortlisted as one of the five Hidden Gems within the South West area (ok we know it's … Continue reading Vote for Tintern Abbey as a ‘hidden gem’

The EPIC Tour Continues – Next stop Tintern Abbey

Having turned many heads and appeared in many selfies over the past few weeks, Visit Wales’ EPIC art installation now continues on its tour of Wales as it travels south to Tintern Abbey. EPIC has appeared at the popular Cadw site in Monmouthshire today, Thursday 18th August and will remain there until the 25th of … Continue reading The EPIC Tour Continues – Next stop Tintern Abbey

Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Castell Roc 2016 18th August 2016 - 29th August 2016 Chepstow Castle An annual festival held within the stunning grounds ofChepstow castle. The festival hosts live music from some fantastic performers, each bringing their own unique sound to the historic venue. Catering for all ages, the festival offers a relaxed and chilled out atmosphere, locally-produced … Continue reading Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean rolls out biking bonanza in time for Tour of Britain celebration

With the Tour of Britain heading the region in a month’s time, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is celebrating all things cycling with an art trail of bikes decorated to represent the very best of the destination - from food to film. Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain takes place on the 8th … Continue reading Wye Valley and Forest of Dean rolls out biking bonanza in time for Tour of Britain celebration