What we’re about
As a family run business, we wanted to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with wonderful food – somewhere we would go ourselves with our family. That’s why you’ll find we welcome everyone and our menu has thoughtfully been put together to cater for all tastes and appetites – even little ones have their own menu. We don't take pre-bookings, as there is plenty of seating inside and out for everyone.
We believe that our food and refreshments should reflect our beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, that’s why our team has carefully selected and sourced the best local ingredients to serve you delicious breakfasts, lunches, light snacks and our tempting selection of homemade cakes.
Freshly prepared each morning, from our homemade lasagne to our signature 16 hour roasted pulled pork to our carefully selected local seasonal daily specials, we believe there's something for everyone - including Fairtrade Coffee and Rainforest Alliance Hot Chocolate.
Where are we?
Welcome to Beechenhurst Café in the Forest of Dean – lovingly maintained by the Forestry Commission for the enjoyment of all.
Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst Cafe sits on the former site of the Speech House colliery. . It is now the ideal base for a family day out with the adjacent adventure play area suitable for all ages and abilities and a great starting point for the famous Sculpture trail, family cycle track or one of the way marked walks starting from Beechenhurst Lodge.
It provides a beautiful and tranquil setting giving enormous pleasure to those who visit all year round. Beechenhurst is also host to Go Ape tree top junior adventure, the climbing tower and Archery. Create your own adventure in a world of trees.
Joe and Jimmy are there to welcome you with a friendly smile and always keen to make sure the service exceeds your expectations.
Offering a relaxed atmosphere, extensive menu, great service and wonderful views our team are on hand to make sure your visit to Beechenhurst cafe is a memorable one.
If you've enjoyed exploring the Forest of Dean you are sure to have worked up an appetite and our chefs understand that you want good food-fast!
They use their extensive experience to create a menu that is wholesome, fresh and full of flavour. Sourcing the best local and seasonal ingredients. Our dedicated kitchen team take care in creating amazing dishes for you to enjoy either outside amongst the fresh, forest air or inside beside our log burner at cooler times of the year.
Our dedicated team are here first thing every morning preparing our fresh ingredients for you to savour during your time at Beechenhurst Cafe.
From front of house to our dedicated kitchen staff, our team is constantly working to make sure you and your family have a memorable time, every time you visit. Whether it’s a quick coffee you’re after or a relaxing lunch, our staff are always on hand to deliver you good, fresh food, and an excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you.