Welcome back to the last part of my travel review to Forest Holidays in the Forest of Dean. In part 1, I gave a little tour of the wonderful, romantic cabin at Forest Holidays and in part 2, I shared some sights close to the holiday site
In this last part, dad and I wanted to share some information about the dinners that we ate. Dad likes his fine dining and researches food options as an important part of his holiday planning
A couple of closer Michelin starred places were unfortunately closed the weekend that we visited. So, dad looked at the nearby Welsh foodie town of Abergavenny, which was about half an hour’s drive away
The Walnut Tree is a restaurant with a long and noble history. Though it did lose its way for a few years when it changed hands, the kitchen is now back safely under the steady hands of chef Shaun Hill and holds a well deserved Michelin star
The menu is mainly classical British/European with the odd nod to more exotic influences. All the dishes oozed flavour, the mark of a great kitchen and the produce is top notch. How could it not be with its location?
The Hardwick is another well established fine dining establishment run by chef-patron Stephen Terry, who has been on Great British Menu. It’s in a stunning rural location with dramatic views of the surrounding hills. The menu is also British/European but less classical than The Walnut Tree. Dad and ‘future mom’ preferred the food at The Walnut Tree as the flavours were more pronounced and clearly defined but both meals were very enjoyable
This concludes my review of the brilliant long weekend that dad, ‘future mom’ and I shared at in the Forest of Dean. There’s so much to do, see and eat in the area that we would be very happy to return there again one day