Welcome to Beechenhurst Café

We are a family run business that set out to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with amazingly good food and drink, all served with a smile from the heart of the beautiful Forest of Dean.

From the beginning it was important to us to create somewhere we would go ourselves with our family, so we are pleased to welcome everyone, and our team really hope you’ll notice that our menu has been thoughtfully put together to cater for all tastes, appetites and dietary requirements. We also have a special menu for your little ones!

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, also a great starting point for the famous Sculpture trail, family cycle track or one of the way marked walks starting from Beechenhurst Lodge.

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 are constantly working hard 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 excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you.

P.S. We don’t take pre-bookings as there is plenty of seating inside and out for everyone.

Daily Specials and News

Our Specials for Today

Please check our daily specials board in the café.

Our Food

The café is open daily from 8:30am, serving a wide range of tasty hot and cold locally sourced food (including superb daily specials), delicious cakes and freshly baked pastries, as well as a range of hot and cold Fairtrade drinks.

We also cater for Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarians and Vegans!

We don’t believe in serving fast food, but we do believe in serving good food as fast as we possibly can! Take a look at our menu to see what takes your fancy for your next visit.

Take a sneak peak of the Café and our Food

It’s hard not to be exceptionally proud about the friendly and pleasant environment which we’ve created at Beechenhurst Café. From the stunning natural scenery, wholesome food and warming drinks, we’re really pleased to welcome you.
But don’t take our word for it, take a closer look for yourself.

Our Ethos

We are really committed to being as green and sustainable as we possibly can. Working as an ambassador for the Forestry Commission, we feel it is even more important to take action to help reduce unnecessary waste, pollution, and simply create minimal negative impact on the global and local environment wherever possible.

Find out more about the ongoing changes we’re making in the café to ensure our bit is being done by following the link below.

Facilities available at and around Beechenhurst

For more information about the facilities available, please follow the link.

A bit more about Forest of Dean and It’s History

The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical, and cultural region in the western part of England in the county of Gloucestershire. The forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife and really is a fantastic place to explore. The forest has evolved over the centuries and has a very interesting history. In medieval times it was a royal hunting forest!
Interested to know more about Forest of Dean? Have a further read here.

Things to do on your visit to Beechenhurst Café

There’s lots to do whilst you’re here at Beechenhurst Lodge, from exploring the Forest, to swinging through the trees like a monkey at Go Ape, or hiring a bike and exploring the forest on two wheels.

Take a look at some of our partners on site and start planning your visit today.