Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

With the culinary traditions of both England and Wales to choose from, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has become a real centre of culinary excellence. From the beautiful orchards and vineyards that produce award-winning cider and wine, to restaurants that garner Michelin stars, you’re in foodie heaven that is the Wye Valley and … Continue reading Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just over a week away, and with everything from gourmet train journeys to archery on offer, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is the perfect place to spoil dad. Before the big day, you’ll need a gift and Hot Pot Pottery is offering to fire and prepare mugs by Sunday 14th … Continue reading A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

International acclaim for Wines from Wales for Welsh Wine Week

  Three of Wales’ vineyards have something special to celebrate in the run up to this year's Welsh Wine Week which starts on Sat. 23rd May & runs until Sun. 31st. May. The results of the International Wine Challenge competition 2015 have just been announced and commended awards were given to Ancre Hill Estates (Monmouth) … Continue reading International acclaim for Wines from Wales for Welsh Wine Week

Where to Refuel – Our Favourite Cafes and Restaurants

Feeling a bit peckish? Here are a few of our favourite places to sit down and chow down in Dean Wye...  Humble by Nature - This local cafe uses the produce grown on the farm with a menu that changes with the season. Stop by Thursday - Sunday from 10-4, and for groups, private dining is … Continue reading Where to Refuel – Our Favourite Cafes and Restaurants

Mother’s Day Ideas in Dean Wye

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we’re guessing the regular old chocolate and flowers is getting a bit old. Do something different this Mother’s Day with The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley: Take mum to dinner on the Royal Forester dining train. For £39.50 each, you can take her on an all day trip and … Continue reading Mother’s Day Ideas in Dean Wye

Bumper harvest for Tintern Vineyard

After an almost perfect year for vineyards in Wales, Parva Farm Vineyard at Tintern in the beautiful Wye Valley reports that they have completed their harvest. This has turned out to be one of the best ever with over 10 tonnes of grapes picked from the hectare of vines growing on the farm. Colin Dudley … Continue reading Bumper harvest for Tintern Vineyard

It’s Welsh Wine Week!

The 24th May -1st Junes marks a national celebration of Welsh wine! You may not know it but the British wine industry is booming thanks to the warmer climate and the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley has an three top vineyards producing bottle after bottle that would rival our French neighbours. Here is our … Continue reading It’s Welsh Wine Week!

Welsh Wine Week

This year Welsh Wine Week runs from Sat. 25th May until Sun. 2nd June. It is an exciting time for Welsh vineyards with our wines now being accepted as good in their own right and able to stand up against the rest of the world. The newly formed Welsh Vineyards Association will be doing their … Continue reading Welsh Wine Week

Parva Farm Vineyard does it again!

At the recent English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, held at Plumpton College in E. Sussex, Parva Farm Vineyard won yet more awards for their wines.  This is the largest national competition for wines produced in the U.K. and is judged to an international standard so awards are much sought after by the vineyards … Continue reading Parva Farm Vineyard does it again!

Welsh Wine Week in Monmouthshire

Welsh Wine Week - From Saturday 28th May until Sunday 5th June 2011 Welsh Wine has come of age- it is at long last being recognised for it’s quality and individuality, not only nationally but internationally also. Last year Ancre Hill Estates at Monmouth were awarded a silver medal in the International Wine Challenge and … Continue reading Welsh Wine Week in Monmouthshire