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We are a family business. Situated in the quaint village of Alvington on the main A48, near the Forest of Dean. Within a short drive of Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham., and not too far from Cardiff, we are well situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, close to the River Severn and River Wye valley. Alvington is not only on the edge of the Forest, and half a mile from the banks of the River Severn but just down the road from historic town of Chepstow, with its racecourse, golf resort, exciting nightlife and famous castle at the foot of the Wye Valley.
We have an extensive menu and Food is served daily Tuesday to Sunday
12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm, served with good selection of beers wines and real ales. Dogs are allowed in the public house provided they are kept under control on a lead.
The nearest town in Gloucestershire is Lydney, 2 miles away. Bristol, with its gigantic shopping mall, and fantastic music scene is a 35-minute run across the Severn Bridge. This is a convenient place to stay if you wish to visit the Cotswolds, the Cheltenham Gold Cup or the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff or the National Diving Centre.
View of Lydney
Our Camp Site
Inside the Pub
Close to the river Severn and beautiful Wye valley and full of historical woodland ideal location for cycling, walking, rambling, canoeing, photography, watching wild birds and animals fishing, the forest of dean has it all , why not come and have a short break here.
Tintern Abbey, Hopewell Colliery , Clearwell caves, Dean Forest railway, Historic Chepstow Castle, Forest Visitor Centre Beechenhurst, Ross on Wye, Symons Yat, Puzzlewood, Lydney Docks and many more places of interest within easy reach.
We have a small campsite, where you can camp at reasonable prices, toilets and showers are available on site, and there are a limited number of electricity hook ups. Dogs are allowed on site provided they are kept on a lead and their “pooh” removed.
A free house, fine wines and real ales, nice atmosphere and good food, pool and darts facilities, large outdoor area children's play area at rear adjacent to the large car park. We have accommodation available from £40 per night for a twin room. We also have a barn conversion which sleeps 4 available as a holiday let.
Within easy reach there is Golf, Caving, Canoeing, Sailing, rope climbing, abseiling, biking, rambling, hiking, steam railways, riding, fishing, visiting a coal mine, puzzlewood maze, watching racing or visiting the, Sunday Market at Chepstow Racecourse. There is an outdoor activity centre with lots of activities at Chepstow close to the UK National Diving centre which is minutes away by road.
Fresh local produce a good set menu and a wealth of specials on our boards updated daily, and a range of vegetarian meals available.
We have several special offers to tempt you, ask about our dining vouchers, or special meal discounts for campers using our campsite
In addition to special events at Easter, Mothers day or Christmas we have some special events in nearby locations e.g. forest bluebells in May or Lydney Park estate in May to see the rhododendrons or special events held at nearby Taurus Crafts
Canoeing on the wye
Fresh Local Produce
Our Special Offers
Bluebells in Soudley woods
Mondays Bar only
7.30 pm onwards
Tuesday to Sunday Bar and Food
12.30 - 2.30 pm 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Bar only 9.30 pm onwards.
Discount vouchers introduced for £10 and £20 SEE SPECIAL OFFERS
We offer 10% discount for campers taking meals and drinks together, when you stay at the Blacksmiths arms campsite.
Playing Live at the Blacksmiths Arms
26 September 8.30 p.m.
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