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Traditional food in the heart of the forest

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Set in the ancient and beautiful Forest of Dean, where wild boar and deer roam free, The Dog & Muffler was once a cider house with its own orchard and cider press; the press can still be found in the large garden. Once a favourite watering hole of playwright Dennis Potter, visitors can now mingle with locals supping pints of Wye Valley ale or one of several ciders on offer. The seasonally changing menu offers the dishes such as barbecued pork loin with bourbon sauce; duck with Morello cherry and red wine sauce; caramelised shallot tart Tatin with marinated goats' cheese; and prize-winning pies.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 12-3.30 6-11.30
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Wye Valley Butty Bach, Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press and Mortimers Orchard, Lilley's Apples & Pears

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

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