Catering

Tyrone Power

With over a decade of experience as a personal and private chef around the world Tyrone is able to offer a professional and discreet service. His passion and ability to be able to tap into the best local produce and use his contacts all over the world means that he can create a menu truly unique to the situation at very short notice and with the minimum of fuss. Should you wish to book Tyrone please go to his website for further information. Tyrone does not provde a set menu but charges a day rate plus the cost of food to create a menu that best suits your own individual requirements. This means that prices will vary so please contact him directly for a quote.If you would like catering, please give as much notice as possible so we can ensure the caterers are available for the dates you require.

Contact Details

Email: info@tyronepower-personalchef.com

Phone: 07920 066075

Website: www.tyronepower-personalchef.com

Heypesto

If you're looking for a Caterer for your event, then look no further.  Make your event extrra special with some superb food served with panache from an award-winning team.Whether you need cateting for your wedding, corporate event, party or special occasion, we can create some wonderful bespoke menus to match your budget.

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@heypestocatering.co.uk

Phone: 07970 151138

Website: www.heypestocatering.co.uk

Jonathan Butler - Private Chef and Caterer

A multi-award winning professional chef with over 25 years experience as both a chef and restaurateur. Make your sleeps 12 experience more memorable and relaxing by engaging Jonathan to provide your party with the highest quality restaurant experience whilst you enjoy your holiday. I am able to provide everything from simply breakfast to lunch, dinner, canapés or Barbecue. Using only the finest local ingredients and creating bespoke menu’s for your stay. I draw on my experience in some of the UK’s best restaurants and time in the Caribbean.

Interactive cookery classes and workshops can also be catered for – contact for details

Below are some examples of what is on offer:

One off Lunch or Dinner for 12 people – from £25 per person
A private chef would create and agree with the client a menu. They would prepare, cook and clean down the kitchen, the chef purchases all required ingredients and is included in the price. Staff could be provided to serve the meal (at extra cost).

Half Board for 12 people – from £30 per person per day
A private chef would create and agree menus for 2 meals per day, either Breakfast & lunch, Breakfast & Dinner or Lunch & Dinner. They would prepare, cook and clean down the kitchen, the chef purchases all required ingredients and is included in the price. Staff could be provided to serve the meal (at extra cost).

Full Board for 12 People – from £40 per person per day
A private chef would create and agree menus for 3 meals a day, could also include afternoon tea’s, cakes etc.
They would prepare, cook and clean down the kitchen, the chef purchases all required ingredients and is included in the price. Staff could be provided to serve the meal (at extra cost).

www.outsaucedconsultancy.co.uk
jon@outsaucedconsultancy.co.uk

Antony Vaks

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.

 

Website: www.antonyvaks.co.uk

Pampering

My Personal Sanctuary

My Personal Sanctuary is a luxury, organic and truly indulgent visiting spa service, offering branded in-house treatments to guests staying at stylish and award winning holiday homes and retreats across the UK. 

From the moment we arrive at your door our aim is to envelop you and your guests in calm, serenity and absolute relaxation. Our lovely treatments have been carefully designed to maximise relaxation and personal fulfilment, and our packages offer a combination of massage, traditional body scrubs, facials and hand and feet treatments. Our fantastic Pukka Herbs and Green People products are suitable for all ages or skin type and are sure to leave you feeling thoroughly pampered.

All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy, feeling aches and pains dissolve under the skilled fingers of our therapists. 

 Let Us Create Your Personal Sanctuary

We would love to look after you and your guests, whatever your party size and occasion.  So if you would like to speak to one of our team about the treatments we offer, please get in touch. 

Phone: 01625 540 557

Email: enquiries@mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk  Web: www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/MyPersonalSanctuary

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyPersonalSanc

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.

View Testimonials

Contact Details

Phone: 07878881299

Email: tracyhunttherapies@hotmail.com

Website: www.tracyhunttherapies.com

Activities

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

Website: www.active.visitforestofdean.co.uk

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!

 

Email: bookings@henswithpens.com

Telephone: 0203 291 3651

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
 

Website: Stand Up Paddleboarding at Ye Old Ferrie Inn

Entertainment

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.

Contact Details

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk

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; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. 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.?

Contact Details

Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk

Phone: 0117 939 5203

Website: www.thecraftyhen.co.uk

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. 

LiquorShaker

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!

Website: www.liquorshaker.co.uk

Travel

Taxis - Cadbury Cars Ltd

Private Car and taxi services.

Contact Details

Website: www.cadburycars.co.uk

Phone: 01934 837 246 - 07837 115 683

General

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Eating Out

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.

Location: Blakeney

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

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.

Location: Aylburton

Website: The Cross Inn

Phone: 01594 842823

The Manchurian

Very popular Chinese restaurant.

Location: Lydney

Phone: 01594 844555

Bengal Balti

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.

 Location: Lydney

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.  

Location: Lydney

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.
 

Location: Lydney

Website: Kaplan's Cafe & Bistro

Phone: 01594 845758 - 01594 832242

The Woodman

Location: Parkend

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.

Location: Parkend

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.

Location: Coleford

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.

Location: Newnham

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. 

Location: Broadoak

Website: The White Hart

Phone: 01594 516319

Bluebell Restaurant

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.

Location: Coleford

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.

Location: Coleford

Website: The Dog & Muffler Inn

Phone: 01594 832444

The Miners

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. 

Location: Coleford

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.

Location: Clearwell

Website: Tudor Farmhouse

Phone: 01594 833046

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