If you're looking for a Caterer for your event, then look no further! Our 5* reputation for delicious homemade food and a dedicated team will make your day even more special & memorable, whatever the occasion. We have a huge variety of catering options available, including; street food, hog roasts, canapes, afternoon tea and sit down 2 or 3 course dinners. We are also happy to create bespoke menus to ensure we meet your exact requirements. Get in touch today via the details below:
Phone: 01452 713 902
Having a dinner party and need an experienced chef? I'm Antony Vaks, a professional chef with over 30 years experience in the catering industry. My team will come to your venue and create a delicious culinary experience for your guests while you're left to simply host and enjoy your party. Whether you're hosting a private family dinner, hen party, an important reunion event or BBQ, we are happy to help.
A Chef For All Seasons
The ethos of A Chef For All Seasons is simply one of consistent quality providing an unique and personal service. A Chef For All Seasons pride ourselves on being able to deliver a innovative and individual Fine Dining experience, that comes with a friendly and professional service.
Whether it be a Romantic meal for two, a Hen Party, a Dinner Party, Canapé Reception or even a Summer BBQ. During your personalised consultation Myles will provide clients with bespoke menus that will suit individual requirements and tastes.
My Personal Sanctuary
Introducing My Personal Sanctuary - a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service. That’s right, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your holiday property.
Their highly experienced hand-picked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive at your door. With a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head-to-toe using high end professional brands, you can tailor the treatments to suit your needs and your schedule.
Each bespoke pamper package includes:
- 1 or more visiting therapists – as agreed with you
- Heated treatment bed, fresh linen, products & music
- 30 minute treatment preparation
- 10 minute welcome and health consultation
- A number of hours of treatments – as agreed with you
- Short turnaround time between treatments
- Choose from a combination of 20, 30, 40, 60 or 90 minute treatments
Choice of treatments include:
- Body treatments
- Hand and feet treatments
- Mother-to-be treatments
- Signature treatments
1 hour Rest & Unwind Package £120, providing up to 3 treatments at £40.00 each
2 hour Rest & Unwind Package £180, providing up to 6 treatments at £30.00 each
3 hour Rest & Unwind Package £210, providing up to 9 treatments at £23.33 each
4 hour Rest & Unwind Package £270, providing up to 12 treatments at £22.50 each
5 hour Rest & Unwind Package £325, providing up to 15 treatments at £21.67 each
There really is no better way to relax your mind and body and add a touch of decadence to your break with us.
All bookings are subject to terms and conditions and availability, hence we advise booking early. For more information on treatments and pamper packages, contact the My Personal Sanctuary team on 01625 540557 or visit the MPS website at www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk.
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Tracy Hunt Therapies
Tracy Hunt Therapies provides a high quality mobile therapy service to individuals, groups, parties & events throughout Gloucestershire and into adjoining counties.
Tracy and her team of therapists are well qualified, experienced and genuinely care about the individual needs of each client, with a supportive and friendly approach throughout.
Mini and full treatments are available, with a full and varied choice. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and very competitively priced!
See the pamper party page on her website, and read the testimonials on the main menu.
Forest Of Dean activities
Please click on the link below to go to a pdf listing the activities that the Forest Of Dean can offer you
Hens with Pens
Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK with Hens with Pens.
Class duration: 2 hours
What hens get:
• Tutor and model comes to you
• Drawing materials provided
• Retro swing music included
• Berets and moustaches to wear for fun
• No experience necessary – you don’t need to be able to draw already!
1st hour: group drawing games/exercises 2nd hour: life drawing from a male model
All of our tutors are experienced and qualified artists. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to worry about your drawing ability – the idea is just to have fun!
Telephone: 0203 291 3651
Life drawing and modelling - for Hen Parties and other all-female parties
Both the female artist/tutor and the nude male model are experienced professionals, creating a fun relaxed environment. There is a healthy mix of life drawing tuition and guidance, enjoyable and challenging drawing games, and cheeky banter and naughtiness, including the opportunity for the girls to life model too!
The sessions usually last around an hour and a half, but a couple of hours is allowed. Most properties for large groups will be suitable as a venue, and the sessions can also be held outside when privacy and weather permits.
All drawing materials are provided, as well as the appropriate artist's beret, and the girls get to keep their sketchpads at the end. We also take photos and send to the hen.
We charge £24.00 per head all inclusive, based on a minimum number of 12.
Tel/text: 07973 834876
Bigwell Fly Fishery
A good enjoyable challenge suitable for all ages & abilities with a variety of conditions in the pools, as well as a good size of hard fighting fish which can be fished for on both a catch & release or take basis. The lodge also has a good range of tackle for those forgotten items, items that u have run out or need replacing at reasonable prices, if you like cooked breakfast this is also your place!
Website: Bigwell Fly Fishery
Canoe The Wye
One of several canoe hire companies on the Wye. Starts from the Canoe Hire centre in Symonds Yat, taking you up river for the start of your Wye Valley Canoe Trip then you paddle back. Fabulous way to enjoy the area.
Website: Canoe The Wye
The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club
The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club
The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, with its championship 6,733 yard golf course, is set in superb countryside with spectacular views of the Welsh hills. It is one of the most outstanding golf courses, not just in Wales, but in the whole of the UK.
Website: The Rolls of Monmouth Gold Club
Stand Up Paddleboarding at Ye Old Ferrie Inn
Enjoy this increasingly popular activity amidst the spectacular scenery of the Wye Valley. Spend a while on the river after your thorough briefing and training and then relax with refreshments from the pub that has been standing on the banks of the River Wye since 1473
Fliss Howes Fitness
Fliss Howes is trained in numerous therapies and training techniques, including qualifications in sports massage, personal training, sports injury taping,nutrition and Pilates to name a few. She has all of the skills and knowledge to help you improve your fitness and well-being, as well as the ability to aid you in recovery from injury, or help you improve your athletic performance in many and varied sports and activities. Through incorporating all of these skills and the knowledge gained from each Fliss is able to offer an invaluable service to her clients in the form of Fliss Howes Fitness Therapy.
Bath Narrow Boats
Bath's Premier Boat Hire Centre
Based at Sydney Wharf or Brassknocker Basin - Bath.
Overnight hire, B&B breaks and day hire in range of boats.
Hire a self drive narrow boat, electric day boat, Canadian canoe or even a bicycle from either of the two bases allowing you to enjoy a great day out along the historic Kennet and Avon Canal.
Always email or call in advance to check availability
Recent guests hired a narrow boat for the day and Bobby 6 had this to say:
'It was really fun, we saw lots of wildlife and I got to drive!'
Private Cocktail Bartender
Hire your own private cocktail bartender for your celebration.
Three options available:
- Personal Cocktail Bartender - A personal bartender to come to your home and make cocktails for you and your guests
- Personal Cocktail Bartender and a Butler in the Buff
- Cocktail Clinic - A personal fun training session to teach you about cocktails and how to make them.
- All Inclusive Package - professional cocktail bartender for 2.5 hours, all ingredients based on 4 cocktails each, plastic glasses and menus. The perfect pre going out drinks party, hen party or just as a warm up before the party really starts!
Website: The Bar Tender
Phone: 0117 941 5825
Crafty Hen Parties
The Crafty Hen offers fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. Our flock of friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear, perhaps even for the wedding or hen weekend.? We tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the group requests. We come to your accommodation and provide all materials and equipment as well as expert tuition.
We can offer sessions in making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from. Why not select one of the most popular activities from flower crowns, knicker customisation, facinator making, cocktail rings, ceramic painting and gater making! You can even make your own bunting, why not work together and use this to decorate your wedding.? With some of our workshops we can offer vintage options, you can incorporate vintage fabrics and antique lace into your creations.?
The Crafty Hen is now also offering baby shower and Christmas workshops too. The range is so diverse you are sure to find an activitiy to suit your group.
Butlers in the Buff
Charming, innocent and just a little cheeky!
Experts in etiquette, “Butlers in the Buff” will transform any party or event – whether it’s a corporate event, a birthday celebration, hen night or just a girl’s night in - into a truly memorable evening.
Operating nationally, they have a range of Butlers on offer. So wherever the event, you will be provided with the perfect butler! And if you would prefer them to wear something other than their pinny, the Butlers can tailor their outfit to match the party’s theme. How about a topless Butler in trousers, or even a kilt?!
So, let our lovely butlers take the stress out of entertaining, sit back and enjoy the view while your butler tops up your drinks and waits your guests hand and foot.
Butlers in the Buff provide a premium, highly professional, bespoke service that is at once truly decadent and truly sophisticated.
Special Offers for Sleeps12
Fantastic rates for Sleeps12 customers only!
Prices start from £139.00 for 1 butler for 2 hours. Please conatct Emily in the office for more details on this offer. Or call Butlers in the Buff direct on 01275395336
LiquorShaker is a cocktail events company that brings cocktail making to you.
For groups wishing to learn about making cocktails for themselves, the beginner’s “Introduction to Cocktails” or the more advanced “Cocktail Masterclass” are LiquorShaker’s lively, yet instructional cocktail courses, both of which help you to learn the essentials required to make professional quality cocktails at home.
If you are planning a special occasion or event and need someone else to make the drinks for you, Liquorshaker should be your first choice for mobile cocktail bar service. We will work with you to create your perfect menu, with customisation such as requirement including favourite cocktails, complementing the event’s theme or assisting in the promotion of a product at launch.
We take our cocktail making seriously so that you can concentrate on having fun!
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The Cock Inn
The Cock Inn is a 16th Century coaching inn situated on the edge of the picturesque Forest of Dean.
The Cock Inn is a distinctive and much loved part of the local community that extends a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. We offer great accommodation, food, drink and warm hospitality in a lovely area with a large beer garden to enjoy the scenery in the summer months and a warming log fire to make things cosy on colder days.
Website: The Cock Inn
Phone: 01594 510239
Note: Food unavailable Monday and Tuesday evenings
The New Inn
Location: Viney Hill
Phone: 01594 516781
The Cross Inn is a traditional and stylish country pub located at the gateway to the Forest of Dean.
Family run and offering a warm welcome with fine food and expertly conditioned wine and ales, The Cross is the focus of the community and the most popular pub in the area.
Website: The Cross Inn
Phone: 01594 842823
Very popular Chinese restaurant.
Phone: 01594 844555
We welcome you to Bengal Balti tempted by an unrivaled range of authentic & imaginative finest indian popular dishes. Our food is cooked to the highest standards only using the best quality & freshest ingredients. Our approach to healthy cooking is that we try to minimize additives in our dishes.
We never forget that without our customers, many of whom have become friends, none of this success would be possible. So Enjoy your meal & have a memorable experience.
Website: Bengal Balti
Phone: 01594 842283
Note: they will cater for larger parties and will deliver if requested in advance
The Ugly Duckling
Welcome to The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant where our philosophy is to deliver good food simply cooked. The team enjoy delivering an excellent yet affordable dining experience and where possible, the menus
incorporate local seasonal produce.
We are also proud to be a recommended establishment by Coeliac UK. For all those who have specific dietary requirements, you should not have to miss out on good food. Just let us know your specifications when making a reservation.
Website: The Ugly Duckling
Phone: 01594 844210
Kaplans Cafe & Bistro
Kaplan’s Cafe & Bistro is situated Lydney and Coleford in the Forest of Dean, just a stone’s throw from many local attractions.
It is a great place to relax and is an ideal place to take the kids, with an extensive children’s menu and many healthy options on our adult menu, including salads and low fat meals, you are sure to have a good time.
Phone: 01594 563273
Note: Varied restaurant type menu - highly recommended but can get very busy
The Fountain Inn & Lodge
The Fountain is a charming, traditional 200 year old village pub in the heart of the Forest of Dean, offering bed & breakfast as well as self-catering group accommodation in the Fountain Lodge. We provide a welcoming atmosphere to both locals and visitors to the area, with the Dean Forest Railway bringing steam trains almost to our door. Step into this atmospheric country pub to see an incredible range of interesting artefacts and tools filling every corner, with many relating to local crafts and history. Or try your arm at the local game of Quoits.
Website: The Fountain Inn and Lodge
Phone: 01594 562189
The Rising Sun - Moseley Green
The Rising Sun Inn is a beautiful Pub steeped in the history of the Forest of the Dean, and has been the focal point for families resident in the Moseley Green for over two hundred years. Originally situated in the centre of several Coal Mines and a Blacksmiths the passing of time has seen the end of the Industrialisation of the Forest of Dean and you would now find it hard to believe that trams and trains ran only yards from the Pub doors.
Location: Moseley Green
Website: The Rising Sun Inn
Phone: 01594 822607
The Speech House Hotel
The Gloucestershire based Speech House Hotel offers all level of dining experience from a light meal in our bar or Orangery to full Restaurant service.
The Orangery and bar provides a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some traditional pub food after a day's business, travelling or sightseeing. Our bar is open to both residents and non residents. It offers a perfect environment for informal meals, light snacks, all under the personal guidance of our head chef.
Website: The Speech House Hotel
Phone: 01594 822607
The Ship Inn
When you eat at The Ship Inn you’ll experience great tasting, well presented comfort food … so good that you’ll want to return again and again like so many of our food loving diners and guests. From our Homemade Faggots to our Homemade Burgers, all the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers, just take a look at our reviews on Tripadvisor. We endeavor to only use foods that are in season and only of the highest quality with the option of Gluten Free items.
Website: The Ship Inn
Phone: 01594 516283
Note: Group bookings need to be advised well in advance
The White Hart
If you are looking for a friendly pub in the Forest of Dean then look no further than The White Hart. Established for over a century we offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere with great food in the most pleasant of surroundings. Wether you're out for a walk or passing by, coach parties welcome as well as families or just popping in for something to eat.With exceptional views of the River Severn, we are the ideal choice for any occasion so to find out more please feel free to get in touch.
Website: The White Hart
Phone: 01594 516319
Excellent food is prepared on the premises by our award-winning chef and served in the bluebell restaurant. the restaurant is open from monday to saturday evenings and is extremely popular with local people.
Website: Forest House & Bluebell Restaurant
Phone: 01594 832424
The Dog & Muffler Inn
A warm and welcoming inn in the magical Forest of Dean. Originally a Cider House, with its own cider apple orchard and a cider press which can still be seen in the garden. It has been extended over the years and the interior has been designed to make you feel completely at ease.
Website: The Dog & Muffler Inn
Phone: 01594 832444
The Miners Country Inn is a family run 'Free House' in the small village of Sling in the glorious Forest of Dean. It is an award winning gastro pub with 3*AA dinner award, silver 2014 Taste of the West and Late Rooms top guest rated. We have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere whether you just stop for a relaxing drink in the bar or come to enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant. Outside the restaurant is a large beer garden with a paved seating area and a large lawn for the more active.
Website: The Miners Country Inn
Phone: 01594 836632
The Tudor Farmhouse
Awarded ‘Cotswold Life Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2013’, Martin Adams and his team serve high quality, seasonal produce cooked simply, served in a relaxed, unhurried style. The imaginative menus reflect the produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden plus ingredients foraged in the hotel grounds. All other produce is sourced within a 20 mile radius wherever possible. The restaurant is open all year round and the cottage garden is open during the summer months for al fresco dining and delicious afternoon teas.
Website: Tudor Farmhouse
Phone: 01594 833046
The Globe Alvington
We are a traditional yet modern free-house and restaurant situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean and close to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are passionate about good food and use locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible. We also have a good range of cask ales, lagers, ciders and wines.
Our relaxing bar and restaurant areas feature oak beams and a log fire. For the summer months we also have a large sunny beer garden.
Website: The Globe Alvington