Forest of Dean independent venues taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

UPDATED: From the Dean Heritage Centre to Perrygrove Railway, family days out in the Forest of Dean just got better with so many independent cafés, pubs and restaurants taking part in the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August 2020.

Participating restaurants, pubs and cafés in the Forest of Dean will be offering the chance for diners to save 50 per cent on food and non-alcoholic drinks, thanks to the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Between Mondays and Wednesdays, from Monday 3 August 2020 to Monday 31 August 2020, plenty of venues across the Forest of Dean will be offering the discount – with savings of up to £10 per person.

As an independent business ourselves, we are passionate about supporting the Forest of Dean’s independent restaurants, cafés and pubs – with SoGlos’s journalists handpicking some of our favourite independents taking part in the scheme in the city, so far.

We have also rounded-up the independent eateries taking part in Eat Out to Help Out in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury and the Cotswolds too…

Eat Out to Help Out at Forest of Dean restaurants

The Speech House Hotel in Coleford

Taking part in the government-backed scheme, The Speech House Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed lunch or traditional afternoon tea, with fine dining experiences also available.

Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell

The boutique Tudor Farmhouse has signed up for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, giving diners the chance to try its 2AA Rosette restaurant for less this August. And with all its ingredients soured from local suppliers, it’s a great way to support independent food producers in the Forest of Dean.

Severn & Wye Smokery in Chaxhill

Sample Severn & Wye’s incredible produce for less, with its café and restaurant taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout August. Take your pick from its diverse breakfast and dinner menus, which showcase its delicious range of smoked fish products.

Leonards at 39 in Ross-on-Wye

Grab a bite for 50 per cent less at Leonards on Ross-on-Wye’s high street, with a tasty range of main meals and small plate dishes to choose from. Even better, Wednesday is burger night with brand-new specials announced every week.

Eat Out to Help Out at Forest of Dean pubs and bars

The White Hart in Broadoak

A riverside pub with a nautical theme, The White Hart is serving up pub classics for less this August. It also boasts an extensive breakfast menu with a variety of full English options. Delicious!

The Yew Tree Inn in Longhope

This charming, family-run pub is taking part in the new government-backed scheme, offering discounted pub grub from its impressive riverside spot – perfect for relaxing on a summer’s day.

The Fountain Inn in Parkend

Punters can enjoy up to £10 per person off meals at The Fountain Inn in Parkend, with a new updated menu to choose from, spanning traditional favourites as well as more innovative dishes.

The Woolaston Inn in Alvington

A Nepalese restaurant serving up authentic Gurkha cuisine, head to The Woolaston Inn for an incredible mid-week meal at half the price.

The Woodman Inn in Parkend

Found in the heart of the Forest of Dean, this traditional country inn has registered to take part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August.

The Miners Arms in Whitecroft

Boasting an impressive beer garden and 50 per cent off its menu of rustic pub grub, the Miners Arms is a great place to stop for a bite to eat when exploring the Forest of Dean this August.

Eat Out to Help Out at Forest of Dean cafés

Dean Heritage Centre

Dean Heritage Centre’s coffee shop is open for takeaways to enjoy in the picturesque grounds, with pre-booked homemade picnics, ploughman’s and afternoon teas available to order in advance for half-price on Wednesdays througout August 2020, thanks to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Puzzlewood in Coleford

Make the most of a magical day out at Puzzlewood, with the onsite café offering 50 per cent off food and soft drinks throughout August. There are plenty of sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats to choose from – with children’s lunch boxes available too.

Perrygrove Railway in Coleford

For more family fun, head to Perrygrove Railway where the café is serving up grub for less during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. From stuffed jacket potatoes to paninis, there’s plenty for grown-ups to munch while little ones tuck into a tasty kids lunch box.

The Old Dairy Tearoom in Longhope

Serving scrumptious cakes, traditional afternoon teas and freshly-prepared lunches, customers can eat at The Old Dairy Tearoom in Harts Barn Craft Centre for 50 per cent less this August.

The Roundabout Café & Tearoom in Cinderford

Supplied by the local butcher and bakery, The Roundabout Café & Tearoom is a great place to grab a half-price bite – and support other Forest of Dean independents in the process.

For the full list of venues taking part in #EatOutToHelpOut across the UK visit

© SoGlos
Monday 17 August 2020

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