About Us

Multi award winning country inn with five b&b rooms in the midst of the Royal Forest of Dean, serving modern British food and ale.

Our Story

Where It All Began

Having met working together and travelling around the country, Sam and Steve had returned to Sam’s roots when they saw that The Miners, in the village that Sam had grown up in, was available. Over a glass of wine on a Sunday evening it was all set in motion, two weeks later we were in and opening.

The premise has always been to serve local excellent produce in a relaxed gastro-pub setting, providing a balance between the pub’s history as a local drinking venue and highlighting the exceptional skills that Steve has picked up over his time working with some of the best chefs in the country.

To this day the venture is a work in progress, with developments and improvements being worked on constantly.

Come visit us!

What We Offer

Daily Fresh Menus

We change our menu daily and work with local producers to bring you the best seasonal ingredients in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley.

Fresh Ingredients

We use only super fresh products most of which are sourced within a 10 mile radius, from local producers..

Tasty Meals

Hearty local steaks and carve your own Sunday joints. And on Tuesdays and Wednesdays enjoy 2 courses for just £12.95 .


A family friendly country pub with great atmosphere. Serving locally produced Real ales, wines, ciders and spirits.


Our multi award winning restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience and only the freshest local ingredients from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.


Comfortable and bright rooms,  the perfect base to explore the wonderful Forest of Dean.


Drink Selection

You don’t have to eat with us, you are more than welcome to just pop in for a drink in our relaxed and cosy pub.





Don’t forget our soft drinks and teas and coffees.

Click HERE for an ever growing list of our drinks on offer.

Tripadvisor Testimonials

What People are Saying

Surprisingly great food for vegans & vegetarians

“We were looking for somewhere to have lunch on a busy Easter Monday and came across this place. From the outside it didn’t look promising and even whilst we waited for our food the ambience wasn’t that appealing. But the food was absolutely wonderful. My vegan daughter was really impressed as were the rest of us vegetarians.”


“Excellent food”

“Stopped here for lunch and they were very accommodating, allowing our dog to join us at our table in the bar. The menu was interesting and the food was excellent, the best I’ve had in the area. Looking forward to returning on our next visit.”


“Top lunchtime meal”

“Excellent local food and great service on what looked like a fairly busy Thursday afternoon.! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! :)))”


“We were visiting from London for walking in the wye valley region when we fell across this pub based on its reviews.
We can on a Thursday where we had a taste of the forest menu, two or three courses for £14/16. I had the boar burger which was honestly incredible.
We love the restaurant so much we came back the following night!
Fantastic food, fairly priced, all locally sourced and lovely staff. Best pub we’ve both been to in a long time!”


Hours of Operation

Drop Us a Line

Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

The Miners, Sling 

Chepstow Road

GL16 8LH

Telephone: 01594 836632 


Our Privacy Policy

Hi All,

We are hoping that you and yours are all well and keeping safe.

As you have all seen and commented we have been working really hard since March 20th (that seems a world away!!) to get the pub ready for reopening.

We have scrubbed, painted, brushed, mowed, cut, updated, organised and planned throughout. We hope that you all like the new look and can see that we are maintaining the standards that have given us 5 stars on the doors for the preceding years.

We believe that the pub is ready to go. As always the welfare of our staff and customers is paramount and with a small team we want to be in a position to have time to react to the government guidelines and ensure our full team can be in. With this in mind we have decided to open from 5th August.

We are eager to be back and excited to have a date to work to! Rooms are available to book online now and we will start to take table bookings from the end of next week.

Whilst things are obviously going to be different we will continue to provide our outstanding food and service and we are certain that all of you fabulous customers will help us to embrace a new normal.

As we have had an extended ‘break’ we have also decided that this year we will be open Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve - we have already booked a band in (although this is obviously dependent on the current social distancing measures at the time). Menus will be available and bookings taken as soon as we re-open.

Exciting times ahead! And once again thank you all for your ongoing support.

The Team at The Miners.