Welcome to our family business. Situated in 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. Situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, close to the River Severn and River Wye.

Nearby is the 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.

Dogs are allowed in the public house provided they are kept under control on a lead.

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, come and have a short break

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, 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.

Places to Go>>

Beautiful Location>>

Within easy reach there is Golf, Caving, Canoeing, Sailing, rope climbing, abseiling, biking, rambling, hiking, steam railways, riding, fishing,  visiting a coal mine, puzzlewood, racing 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.

Things to Do>>


Fresh local produce a good set menu and a wealth of specials on our boards updated daily, and a range of vegetarian meals available.

Food and Drink>>

Special Events>>

The blacksmiths often host special events

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.



Booking advisable




Booking advisable

Blacksmiths Arms, Main Road,

Alvington, Lydney. GL15 6AU

Blacksmiths Arms Alvington  -   Forest of Dean  –  Gloucestershire


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Pub Events

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  Opening  hours


Bar only

7.30 pm  onwards

Tuesday to Sunday

Food served 6.30-8.30 pm.

Bar only after 8.30 p.m.

Friday to Sunday

Food served 12-2.30 pm & 6.30-8.30 pm.

Bar only after 8.30 pm.

We will be serving both food and drink.

As you can imagine things will be A LOT different so we ask that you are patient with us and follow the restrictions in place. This is for both you and our staffs safety and wellbeing. We will have teething issues no doubt but please work with us and not against us.

• When you arrive at the pub there is sanitizer on the wall at both doors, please use this on your way in.

• We will ask you to wait at the door where a member of staff will check to see if you have booked and then lead you to a table.

• Under the guide lines we can not have any one standing drinking at the bar you must be at a table.

• We will are more than happy to serve you at the bar however you will need to go to the designated queuing area and observe any and all social distancing which is marked out on the floor.

• There are a number of posters and signs through out with guidelines to help.

Special Boards show today’s specials but will vary day to day