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Beechwood Restaurant

Royal Forest of Dean College | Five Acres, Berry Hill, Coleford GL16 7JT, England
+44 1594 838436
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  • Excellent97%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (3 reviews)
“burns night” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Royal Forest of Dean College | Five Acres, Berry Hill, Coleford GL16 7JT, England
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The waiting staff were friendly and professional. The food was excellent - and I enjoyed every mouthful - we both agreed it was the best meal we have enjoyed out in a long time. The students were a credit to the staff, and the food...More

1  Thank sarahindrybrook
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My Wife,Daughter in law and Grandson were invited by my Granddaughter who is currently a student of catering at the college to have lunch at the Beechwood. Long ago memories of parents evening were rekindled. What a glorious surprise, Very professional in all aspects, all...More

2  Thank wildroverwales
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A delicious three course lunch beautifully served by the students to over 60 members of Monmouth U3A. The three courses were followed by mince pies and coffee, and all agreed the meal was very good value for money.

2  Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

11 fine dined at the Beechwood this evening, very pleasant experience with most attentive but not intrusive students learning their craft with visible enthusiasm! The Gravlax starter was very good and the Turkey main excellent. Sweets were nicely presented, followed by mince pies and coffee....More

3  Thank Sarabande44
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beechwood is run by the FOD College, with the students being taught all aspects of the catering industry, yes, sometimes the service can have blips, as is always the case when people are being taught and trained, however, having said that the food is always...More

2  Thank david p
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Having never been before but my Mother is a regular to the Events I was looking forward to nice meal. Upon arrival we were shown to table and offered a drink. I had the Chicken Tikka skewers for Starter, Mixed Grill for Main and Crepe...More

3  Thank Clive S
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Recently we were very fortunate to be able to return to The Beechwood to a Best of British Night. Once again we were entertained to a very high standard in all aspects for our visit. From the friendly and pleasant welcome onnwrrival and throughout the...More

Thank Margaret Derek L
Reviewed 29 April 2016

As always we were greeted and welcomed by the smiling faces of Sam Watkins' students. They are definitely on track to go the distance. The service was great, the food was excellent. The restaurant is always decorated to compliment the theme of the night. The...More

1  Thank Edwina C
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Beechwood Restaurant puts on various themed nights during the year, my last review was on the excellent Burns Night in January. Since then we have enjoyed two more themed evenings, the French Night on the 13th April and the Indian Night, last night 27th...More

Thank Mozwats
Reviewed 28 April 2016

It was my wifes birthday, so hearing how great the food and service is at the Beechwood I made a booking with Sam. I could go on and on about how fabulous the experience was, but I have not got the time. To round it...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Forest of Dean College | Five Acres, Berry Hill, Coleford GL16 7JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Coleford
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 838436
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Description
The Beechwood Restaurant is open to the public on Thursday & Friday lunchtimes from 12.00-2.0pm and 20 Wednesday evenings throughout the academic year from 7pm onwards. The food is cooked and served by students who are in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd year training to be young chefs, waitresses, waiters and supervision staff. Thursday and Friday we serve a Table d'hôte menu with prices starting from:• 2 courses - £7.00 (over 60's)• 2 courses - £8.00 (under 60)• 3 courses - £8.00 (over 60's)• 3 courses - £9.50 (under 60).Wednesday evening we serve a 5 course Al la carte menu at £19.95 per person. Christmas starts at the Beechwood on Thursday 01st December 2016. Come along and try our 4 course traditional Christmas lunch for £16.50 per person. Bookings are essential as we have no spaces for walk in's due to repeat bookings. We welcome everyone to the Beechwood and if you have any dietary requirements, please advise on booking and we can adapt the menu to suit your requirements. We have high chairs for children and can print the menu in Brail or larger font if we have pre notice.
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