The Rising Sun, Woolaston Common: Fab, wholesome and homemade Pies!

Maria, Landlady at The Rising Sun, Woolaston Common, in the kitchen standing over her homemade pies

John & Maria are seasoned pub owners, having been in the trade for 30 years and they have owned the Rising Sun, Woolaston, for 5 years. The pub (like John and Maria!) has plenty of character. This stone building is 400 years old and is located in the beautiful countryside that flanks this part of the River Severn. So, as you’d expect, the garden has spectacular views and it gets very busy in the summer. Continue Reading This Article

Hillside Brewery event: live music, food & drink next Sunday!

Sample some of the fantastic drinks at Hillside Brewery on February 1st 2015!


We have some exciting news! Hillside Brewery is holding an event on February 1st (2015), with live music, their own beers, locally sourced ciders and wines and fantastic local grub from Cameron’s Quality Butchers and the Forest Bakehouse at Longhope. So, what is all of this in aid of? Well, it’s the first of their monthly celebrations that are set to take place over 2015. Continue Reading This Article

Miners Arms Whitecroft, sausages & mash to die for!

Mario - Owner of the Miners Arms, Whitecroft, posing for the camera whilst making his Scotch eggs.


Are you looking for pub food with a difference? Well, The Miners Arms is the one of the best pubs and restaurants for food in the Forest of Dean and they also put on live music too! The menu is packed full of local food and they even serve kid (as in goat, not children!) from the Cotswolds. Mario and Karen are big on the eating local ethos and are extremely enthusiastic about food. Their portion sizes are generous and the quality is fantastic – and it isn’t your standard pub grub! Continue Reading This Article