For outdoor adventures from archery to climbing to bushcraft visit Wye Adventures.

Depending on your needs, here are the options available:

  1. Wye Bikes – will deliver to the hotel and specialise in electric bike hire.
  2. Pedalabikeaway – on the Family Cycle Trail and near mountain bike trails.
  3. Dean Forest Cycles – located in Parkend a short cycle from the Family Cycle Trail.

Located just 25 minutes from the hotel, Wye Canoes offers trips from a Half Day, Three Quarter Day, Full Day or Multi-Day Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board trip and journey up to the full 100 miles of this stunning river, from Glasbury to Chepstow, including Hereford, Ross, Kerne Bridge, Symonds Yat West or Redbrook, or if you feeling really ambitious why not try one of their Challenge Paddles?

Harts Barn Cookery School is all about cooking for all – all ages and skill levels are catered for, and they teach everything from banquets to basics!

They provide a huge range of regular cookery and baking classes, workshops, supper clubs and events plus they welcome group bookings, parties, corporate and private hire. All of their cookery classes offer a hands-on element and focus on gaining practical skills and knowledge as well as being enjoyable!

Here at the hotel, we offer a range of crafternoon teas to allow you to try a selection of crafts and enjoy one of our wonderful afternoon teas.

Downstream of Ross, the Wye passes through some famous areas and landmarks such as Kerne Bridge, Symonds Yat and the town of Monmouth. Below Monmouth the river becomes the border between England and Wales, quickening as it begins its final push to the estuary. Here are some of the Wye’s premier salmon fisheries which tend to be at their best in low water conditions. In most years, the section below Monmouth is the one that adds most to the Wye’s overall salmon catch. In addition, the Ross to Monmouth section the river offers more first class coarse fishing opportunities.

Please see here for details of all fishing options on the Lower Wye which are all within 30 minute drive of the hotel.

Please note you must have a rod fishing license for England and Wales if you’re fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line.

Our florist, Jo from Wye Valley Flowers, offers a range of courses at her flower farm in the next village of St Briavels.

We work with three organisations to bring you the best foraging experiences. The crop depends on season and ranges from a wide variety of edible mushrooms, wild garlic and sorrel, bitter cress, pennywort, wimberries, edible flowers and wild strawberries. Spring forages will be more about the hedgerow, summer will be fruits and flowers and the autumn will have a more mushroom focus. 

Redbrook Equestrian are based just down the road from the hotel, and have horses and ponies to suit all level.

SevernWye Equestrian offer pony trekking through the Forest of Dean.

Severnwye Equestrian offer llama trekking through the Forest of Dean.

Briary Hill Llamas offer you the opportunity to spend quality time trekking with their gentle llamas at their llama farm in Newent.

The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley School of Photography offers photography experiences to all ages and all levels in fabulous nearby outdoor locations. Your tutor, David Broadbent, is an experienced professional editorial and commercial photographer with over 35 years of experience. These jargon free and fun 2 or 4 hour sessions will elevate your photography skill level and understand your camera. 

The sessions are bespoke to you or your group and can be run at any time and date by agreement. As a Tudor Farmhouse guest we offer a complimentary pick up and drop service as part of the session.

Based in Littledean, Bird’s Pottery offers paint your own pottery experiences.

Hot Pot Pottery offers pottery classes, workshops, experiences & activities for all abilities and is based nearby in Eastbach, near English Bicknor.

Join DBC Leisure for a day of clay pigeon shooting, air rifle or archery. From absolute beginners and those who just want to have a go through to practised shots who wish to hone their skills, their friendly, qualified and experienced coaches will guide you every step of the way, making your time with them enjoyable, fun and valuable.

Paddleboarding Adventures offers skills tuition, guided tours and adventure days. They also offer SUP Yoga.

Join star storyteller Jim Bell for a unique outdoor experience, exploring the universe through the beautifully dark night skies of the Forest of Dean on one of our Stargazing Safaris based here at the hotel.

Court Farm Lakes offers swimming sessions and events, open water swim coaching , SUP, yoga and fitness on our beautifully maintained four acre site, situated just off the A48 in Woolaston, Gloucestershire.

Angela Jones Swim Wild offers introduction to wild swimming & cold water swimming as well as guided 1-7km wild swims. These take place in the Wye Valley & Brecon Beacons.

We’ve teamed up with Ed Drewitt, naturalist, broadcaster and wildlife detective to provide fascinating, entertaining and hopefully fun Wildlife Safaris and Dawn Chorus walks around the Forest of Dean. Ed also runs longer Nature Retreats.