We’ve put together some of our favourite places to grab a cuppa in The Forest of Dean!
Whether you’re visiting the local attractions or seeing friends and family, it’s always good to know a good spot to stop for a cup of tea or light lunch. Our team that lives in and around the Forest of Dean have put together a list of their favourite cafes in the area to help you choose where to visit.
The Coffee Shop is not only locally owned but serves locally sourced produce. The café stands proud at the crest of the hill on Bream Road and offers a range of hot and cold food and drinks. It’s dog friendly and has plenty of seating with a relaxed atmosphere. There’s also seating outdoors which overlooks the community club and the valley.
Not only a coffee shop, but upstairs is also styled after an American Diner. The café hosts community and charity events throughout the year, organised by the owner.
The Coffee House is located on Bream High Street, at the junction of St Ann’s Cross. Directions can be found here.
Found within Harts Barn, The Old Dairy Tearoom is a charming café with a menu built on local produce. Whether you’re stopping for a drink, lunch or their famous cream tea, you can relax in rustic and tranquil settings of the Norman hunting lodge.
As well as the tearoom, you can enjoy wandering around an eclectic mix of small businesses housed at Harts Barn and the historic grounds. You can find antiques, jewellery and handcrafted gifts as well as an original cider mill and press.
The Old Dairy Tearoom is located in Harts Barn, Monmouth Road. For directions, click here.
Greenhill Coffee House gets its own roasted coffee directly from Greenhill Coffee Roasters, just down the road! They offer a range of food and drink which can be enjoyed at the cafe or takeaway.
With a cosy atmosphere, their friendly staff are experts in coffee, but also make a terrific cup of tea or cocoa! This café is popular among locals and visitors alike. There’s on-street parking right outside or if that’s not available there’s a pay and display carpark a few minutes’ walk away, though the area can be a little hilly.
You can find Greenhill Coffee House at the Market Street triangle in Cinderford. Get directions here.
This large, family run café sits in the middle of Beechenhurst Lodge, a hot spot for families and nature enthusiasts. Their friendly team serve locally sourced hot and cold food as well as a variety of drinks and snacks which can be enjoyed inside or outside.
Beechenhurst Café, as well as being surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, is right next to a children’s play area and the start of many walking trails, including the Sculpture Trail. The ground floor entrance is flat and near to accessible toilets, and the first floor of the lodge is accessible by a ramp at the rear. Blue badge parking is nearby and connected by a flat path, other areas of the lodge and carpark do not lend themselves to wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
Beechenhurst Café is located at the heart of Beechenhurst Lodge, just off Speech House Road. You can find directions here.
Hopewell Colliery, tucked away on Speech House Road not only hosts mine tours and has a museum, but has a large café open all year round. This café offers hot meals as well as light snacks to go with your cup of tea. After some relaxing refreshments, why not take a look around the surface museum which is free to enter.
Hopewell Colliery has a large carpark with blue badge spaces close to the café with a path leading right to the door. The café is airy and spacious and easy to access. Parts of the mine are still active, so you might even see a cartful of coal making its way past!
You can find Hopewell Colliery between Cannop and Broadwell on Speech House Road. For directions, click here.
As a local tourist hotspot, there is a bounty of independent and accessible cafes and teashops around The Forest of Dean. Whether you’re just searching for a cuppa, or looking for somewhere to take your loved ones out for afternoon tea, there’s plenty to choose from in the Forest of Dean area.