The Sound Of The Forest

Source: Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association

Live music is very popular and a lot of the pubs in the Forest of Dean offer live music at the weekend, which is always advertised in the local papers The Review & The Forester the week before.

Of Particular Note And Regular Favourites:

The Miners Arms – Whitecroft

This pub which also offers good food, prides itself on its live music and has a well attended Open Mic event (every other Fri) and often has bands at the weekend and a Folk Club on selected Sunday evenings and also a Blues Club. They also have regular music festival weekends,

Phone 01594 562483 or visit and check out their entertainment and food pages.

Our Local Pubs

Our three most local pubs (The New Inn, The Globe and The Gamekeepers) often have music on from local performers.  Check out the listings behind the bar while you are down there.

Music Festivals:


If you are here at the right time we have also heard good things about the Linton Music Festival near Ross-on-Wye. Check out for details.


A whole week of music and comedians in various venues in Monmouth. Usually held in the last week of July – visit for details.


Coleford has a great music festival in the town in July. Keep an eye on the local papers for details or visit: for more details.