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The Miners Arms

Forest of Dean | Gloucestershire, Lydney GL15 4PE, England
+44 1594 562483
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Forest of Dean | Gloucestershire, Lydney GL15 4PE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The original date for our Christmas meal was "snowed off" so our visit last Sunday evening had been re-arranged. I understand our organiser had asked if we could have a different menu but was told that we couldn't as the food had already been bought....More

Thank LSK349
Reviewed 5 days ago

There isn’t really anything positive I can say about this place. They were very good with our party by re-arranging our meal due to us having to postpone last year. This is the only good thing about their service! We had originally booked to visit...More

Thank Jack P
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Whilst staying locally we were lucky to find this super pub. We enjoyed delicious food great selection good wine. The friendly staff when unable to find us a taxi went above and beyond the call of duty and the owner actually drove us home. So...More

Thank kathymoorman
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

No trouble at all, I would have got you home sooner if the old fellah in the first car wasn't giving directions! Lol! See you soon. Mario

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and spending the day riding the rails on the Dean Forest Railway. Both the railways leaflet and a good food guide we found in our rented cottage recommended the Miners Arms so we planned our train times around it....More

1  Thank SunshineSukie
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feeling warm and fuzzy! Mario

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at whist spending a day on the steam railway. We both went for the Sunday roast. I had pork and my wife had chicken. They were some of the best roast dinners we’ve ever had. We also had some great desserts. Great...More

1  Thank Paul G
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon! Mario

Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We dropped our eldest lad off at Lydney fair for the evening and internet searched for a dog-friendly pub to eat in and have a drink before picking him up again. So glad we found The Miners Arms (not to be confused with any other...More

Thank Shirley H
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Thanks Shirley, Really nice review, I shall share it with the world. See you again soon! Beer Fest next weekend with live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there be beer and zider too!!! Kind Regards mario

Reviewed October 9, 2017

Given the reviews on TA we were looking forward to a lunch at the Miners Arms, en route to the Dean Forest Railway, but were somewhat underwhelmed. When asked for drinks we started by asking for a glass of tap water - which was greeted...More

Thank familytravel4x4
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Fish pee in water, just saying. It was a jest as that was, sorry. Pre-grated quality cheddar, I hold my hands up, one less job in a busy small kitchen and handy for ciabattas and to top our cauliflower cheese on Sundays. Guilty as charged....More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were recommended The Miners Arms and we were not disappointed. We just had a light lunch and had been told we were too late but the girls just showed us the Lunch Menu and we ordered, our food arrived soon after with a smile....More

Thank stevieDW
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

We love the DFR, I am lucky enough to hear the sound of a steam train passing my bedroom window. I try not to scare the children and sheep by waving in my jimjams but forget sometimes! Glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful...More

Reviewed September 27, 2017

Well...after too may years i finally had the chance to return to The Miners. Happy to report that my memory served me well. The lovely combination of a genuine "locals" pub with excellent food is a winning formula.I took a group of friends who were...More

1  Thank john w
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Glad we are still up to scratch! If you had that amazing 16oz Rump it is awesome. I have put 10oz rib-eyes on now, they are to die for. Thank you for coming to see us and say nice things! Mario

Reviewed September 24, 2017

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with an extensive menu . The staff are very friendly and the food was good. Recommend for lunch

1  Thank jackie_rogers59
Mariominers, Owner at The Miners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you! Mario

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Kenneth L
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Mariominers | Property representative |
Sorry just seen this. My bad, too late I know but for the record open 7 days from noon for lunch.
Kenneth L
April 5, 2017|
Response from Mariominers | Property representative |
Lunch from midday until 2.30 later if busy. Apologies for late reply message went to our junk folder! Best to call 01594 562 483 regards Mario
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Mariominers | Property representative |
Let us know and we will have you covered! Currently on menu is sweet potato and coconut curry (Vegan) and by request for a party we have added to their menu mixed bean cassoulet (Vegan). Call and let us know your needs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $26
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
11:50 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forest of Dean | Gloucestershire, Lydney GL15 4PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney  >  Whitecroft
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562483
  • E-mail
The Miners Arms is a family run, award winning Freehouse Pub & Restaurant. It has a stunning 4 star Holiday Cottage with wifi, forest views and a hot-tub. The Miners is a popular, locally supported pub as well as being a destination venue for diners and live music lovers. It is host to Jazz and other music nights. A friendly place with log fires set at the gateway to the forest of dean. Owners Mario & Karen welcome walkers, dog owners, children, drinkers, diners and musicians! Good freshly made local produce cooked with love. All served in a clean and welcoming environment. Call to make your reservation, book your party or even to have a game of traditional skittles! The Miners is open 7 days a week from midday every day of the year. Lunch and dinner is served daily and booking is always advised!
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