Amazing Bees

In the 1980s the Varroa mite was inadvertently introduced to Britain. All bee colonies are affected by this parasite, which kills it’s honeybee hosts leading to the death of the entire colony within 2 years. Most bee keepers respond to this threat by treating the hive with toxic chemical  miticides. Apart from the fact that … Read More

Gloucestershire Charcuterie

An artisanal, small batch charcuterie based in the Forest of Dean. We care about providence, and want our customers to know exactly what goes into their food, so we aim to use the highest quality natural ingredients, natural botanical preservatives and curing agents where possible. All our ingredients are sourced from with 20 miles of … Read More

Oakdean Cottage

We make home baked vegan friendly cakes just outside Blakeney in the Forest of Dean. I have been baking without eggs, dairy, or other animal products for 15 years since becoming aware of my own food intolerances. However, I live in a house of omnivorous cake lovers and we are always in search of delicious … Read More

Forest Hog

Carefully manufactured for the health of the earth and your home. Tough on dirt, gentle on our environment.

Forest Deli

Forest Deli is a Cheese Shop and Delicatessen in Coleford

Hanley Farm Shop

Hanley and Severndale Farms are situated in the beautiful countryside between the Wye Valley (officially recognised as an AONB – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the Forest of Dean, overlooking the River Severn estuary, 2.5 miles north of Chepstow and adjacent to the A48. In 1956 Bill and Kath Edwards moved just 1 mile … Read More