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Welcome to the Blacksmiths Arms

Good Beer, Good food, good holiday accommodation,

B&B and campsite in the Forest of Dean


We are a family business. Situated in the quaint village of Alvington  on the main A48, near the Forest of Dean. Within a  short drive of Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham., and not too far from Cardiff, We are well situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, close to the River Severn and  River Wye valley. Alvington is situated half a mile from the banks of the River Severn but just down the road from historic town of Chepstow, with its racecourse, golf resort, exciting nightlife and famous castle at the foot of the Wye Valley.  We have a cribbage team meets at the pub every other Tuesday, and a pigeon racing group meeting every Thursday. We have a pool table.

We have an extensive menu. Dogs are allowed in the public house provided they are kept under control on a lead.

View of Lydney

Tintern Abbey

Our Camp Site

Inside the Pub

Close to the river Severn and beautiful Wye valley and full of historical woodland ideal location for cycling, walking, rambling, canoeing, photography, watching wild birds and animals, fishing, the Forest of Dean has it all , why not come and have a short break here.

Tintern Abbey, Hopewell Colliery , Clearwell caves, Dean Forest railway, Historic Chepstow Castle, Forest Visitor Centre Beechenhurst, Ross on Wye, Symons Yat, Puzzlewood, Lydney Docks and many more places of interest within easy reach.

We have a small campsite, where you can camp at reasonable prices, toilets and showers are available on site, and there are a limited number of electricity hook ups. Dogs are allowed on site provided they are kept on a lead and their “pooh” removed.

A free house, fine wines and real ales, nice atmosphere and good food, pool and darts facilities, large outdoor area children's play area at rear adjacent to the large car park. We have accommodation available from  £45 per night for a twin room. We also have a barn conversion which sleeps 4 available as a holiday let.

Beautiful Location

Camp & Caravan site

The Pub

Within easy reach there is Golf, Caving, Canoeing, Sailing, rope climbing, abseiling, biking, rambling, hiking, steam railways, riding, fishing,  visiting a coal mine, puzzlewood maze, racing at Chepstow  Racecourse. There is an outdoor activity centre with lots of activities at Chepstow close to the UK National Diving centre which is minutes away by road.

Fresh local produce a good set menu and a wealth of specials on our boards updated daily, and a range of vegetarian meals available.

We have several special offers to tempt you, ask about  our dining vouchers, or special meal discounts for campers using our campsite

In addition to special events at Easter, Mothers day or Christmas we have some special events  in nearby locations  e.g. forest bluebells in May or Lydney Park estate in May to see the rhododendrons or special events held at nearby Taurus Crafts

Things to Do

Food and Drink

Special Offers

Special Events

Places to Go

Canoeing on the wye

Fresh Local Produce

Our Special Offers

Bluebells in Soudley woods

Opening Hours

 Mondays Bar only 7.30 pm  onwards

Food is served  in the evenings

Tuesday to Sunday 6.30-8.30 pm  Bar only after 8.30 p.m. and

Friday to Sunday 12-2.30 pm and  6.30-8.30 pm Bar only after 8.30 p.m, food is served with  a good selection of beers wines and real ales.  

Discount vouchers available for £10


Activities Mail: inquiry

Blacksmiths Arms, Main Road,

Alvington, Lydney. GL15 6AU.

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A summer BBQ

will be held at the Blacksmiths Arms on 25 August fro 1 p.m.

Bouncing castle for the little ones