INTRODUCING THE FOREST RETREAT

The heart of our Forest of Dean location


The Forest Retreat is the central hub of our Forest of Dean location. Here you will meet the team who will help you make the most of your holiday. Your Forest Ranger is also on hand for forest facts and expeditions. Drop into the café any time of the day for snacks, cakes and coffee. Enjoy a drink and a meal at the Forest Retreat or stock up on essentials, treats and gifts in the shop.

MEET THE FOREST OF DEAN TEAM

Your forest concierge


Drop into the Forest Retreat and meet the team whose job it is to make sure you enjoy your holiday. We’re on hand to offer help and advice and to book activities and adventures for you. You’ll also want to meet your Forest Ranger who will help you to uncover the secrets of the forest around you.

A GREAT SELECTION OF QUALITY FRESH PRODUCE

For delicious home-cooked meals in your cabin.


The Forest Retreat shop is bursting with fresh local produce, providing everything from breakfasts to barbecues to big family dinners. You’ll find freshly baked bread, croissants, and bacon and sausage baps, along with meats from our local butcher and all the everyday essentials. We also stock a range of delicious handmade preserves, cheeses and locally made honey.

TASTY MEALS AND SNACKS TO EAT IN OR TAKE AWAY

Take a holiday from cooking


Delicious meals and snacks are served all day at the Forest Retreat. Order for delivery from the comfort of your cabin through our in-cabin TV system, or join us in the Forest Retreat café. From breakfast to dinner, meals are freshly prepared and bursting with flavour. You can even pre-order breakfast packs and pizza packs when you book online.

A SELECTION OF WINES, BEERS AND CIDERS

Including some local award winners


Meet up for a drink or two in the well-stocked bar at the Forest Retreat. Choose from an extensive range which includes local, Welsh, award-winning beers and ciders, and Peroni and Aspells on tap. Take-home drinks include full size and single serve bottles of wine along with Champagne, beers and ciders.

REMARKABLE MEALS FROM THE “COOK” RANGE

Frozen meals that taste homemade (or maybe a little bit better!)


You don’t want to spend your holiday cooking, so we have teamed up with family company COOK, to offer you a mouthwatering selection of ready-prepared frozen meals. Lovingly prepared by COOK’s chefs, using high quality ingredients, and tasting as good as home cooked food, all you have to do is heat them and enjoy.

FOREST GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS

With something for everyone, including the dog!


The Forest Retreat shop has some wonderful ideas for holiday gifts and souvenirs and a range of toys and games, including some irresistible soft toys, to keep the children happy and busy. There’s everything from woodland and wildlife themed souvenirs to beer and cider gift packs.

Pottery Painting for Children

Woodland themed fun for rainy days


Buy your pottery painting pack at the Forest Retreat and we’ll make space for the children to get creative. Who knows what you’ll end up with; perhaps an orange frog, a green owl or a colourful woodland fairy. As the children pour creative energy into their masterpiece, we’ll pour you a coffee and you can enjoy a few moments peace of your own. No need to prebook; just turn up, have fun and leave with a special holiday memento.