Forest House, Cinder Hill, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8HQ - T.01594 832 424

Forest House is a beautiful 18th century Grade II listed building

four star picsilver award

It was home to the pioneering iron masters David Mushet and his son Robert from 1772-1891, from whom the Bessemer process originated. The house has been extended and sympathetically modernised but still retains many charming original features and a beautiful garden which can be enjoyed by all!

It was 'love at first sight' when Barbara and Simon Andersen first viewed the house and they became the proud new owners in March 2016.

Andersens, the restaurant, serves great home cooked food specialising in slow cooked meat dishes, extra matured 'Celtic Pride' steaks and fabulous fish and seafood dishes. It is now a firm favourite with residents and locals alike and it is advisable to book a table especially at the weekends.

The eight en-suite bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and come complete with TV/ DVD players, hair dryers, complimentary hospitality trays and luxury Elemis toiletries.

The surrounding area of the Wye Vally has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and includes many attractions including Symonds Yat, Puzzlewood, Beechenhurst and the fabulous Sculpture trail, many family cycle trails, Clearwell Caves and the Dean Heritage Centre to name just a few. Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle and Chepstow Racecourse are all close by. Forest House is also well placed for guests attending weddings at the nearby Clearwell Castle.

Free parking is available on site and a secure cycle shed is available to store your bikes in overnight.


The surrounding area of the Wye Vally has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and includes many attractions including Symonds Yat, Puzzlewood, Beechenhurst and the fabulous Sculpture trail, many family cycle trails, Clearwell Caves and the Dean Heritage Centre to name just a few. Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle and Chepstow Racecourse are all close by. Forest House is also well placed for guests attending weddings at the nearby Clearwell Castle.

Andersens Restaurant, serving excellent homemade food including fresh fish, Celtic Pride steaks and slow cooked dishes, not forgetting the fabulous desserts. All served in a relaxed dining atmosphere.

  • Christmas Menu 2018!

    It’s that time of year already! Our Christmas menu will be running from Saturday 1st December – Friday 21st December 2018. Click on the link below to download and print our festive menu. Reserve your table with only a £5 deposit per person. Christmas menu 2018

  • What’s on in Coleford and Wye Valley 2018?

    With so much going on in The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley this year we have selected just a few dates for your diary. For more information visit the relevant websites or www.wyedeantourism.co.uk 14th – 20th May Coleford Walking Festival In and around Coleford 5th – 20th May Wye Valley River Festival Wye Valley […]

  • It’s Official!

    We are super proud to announce that we have been awarded a Visit England Four Star Silver award!  Thanks go to (among others), James Cole Bathroom design, Luke Cole Electrical services and Calico Interior Design, who helped us and all of our members of staff achieve this award.  Thank you.

From the the Clock Tower in the centre of Coleford go up the High Street, past the cinema on your right, Tesco Express and Nisa on your left; over the mini- roundabout and the Hotel is on your right-hand side. The car park is at the rear of the Hotel, approached by turning right into Hampshire Gardens. The Hotel Reception is accessed directly from the car park.
If you arriving from Chepstow, turn left at the first set of traffic lights, follow the road and turn left into Hampshire gardens.