The Colliers Inn
Alehouse, Bunkhouse & Restaurant
Upper Lydbrook
Gloucestershire GL17 9PP
  01594 860 068
The Colliers Inn


Typically referred to locally as "The Joves", the Jovial Colliers was purchased in early 2017 by Matt Jones and his team and re-launched as "The Colliers Inn".

The Colliers Inn is a cosy and friendly pub located in the very beautiful Forest of Dean, in the heart of the Wye Valley. Recently refurbished the pub retains many of its original features including its stone walls, beams and original fireplaces one of which houses a huge wood burning stove.

At the rear of the pub there is a lovely terraced beer garden with a BBQ area.

As well as good, reasonably priced food and beer the pub also has very affordable accommodation in its bunkhouse, which was formally the pub's skittle alley.

The pub is situated in the friendly village of Lydbrook which has a rich history of coal mining, tin plate works, chemical works and forges but is now a peaceful residential village.

It is the perfect base for activity holidays being about a mile away from the River Wye and set amongst spectacular scenery. Canoeing, river running, cycling, climbing, caving, mountain biking are all on our doorstep as are other local attractions such as "Go Ape", "Pedleabikeaway", "The Beechinghurst Sculpture Trail" and many more.

This area is very popular for those who love the Great Outdoors with its many walks and an abundance of local wildlife.

With a warm welcome, relaxing accommodation and beautiful countryside on our doorstep The Colliers is the ideal base for your break.

Dogs, children and muddy wellies are all welcome.

We also have free WiFi available, please ask behind the bar for more information.

The Colliers Inn


Traditional Values, Modern Facilities

Here at The Colliers we pride ourselves on the quality and range of our ales. You will always find Sharps Doombar on tap, along with two guest ales that change on a regular basis.

Along with our ales you will discover a fine range of beverages from our well stocked bar.

For your entertainment we also have a pool table, a darts board and Sky Sports, along with a number of traditional pub games.

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Our bunkhouse accommodation was formerly a skittle alley, reputed to be the longest alley in the Forest of Dean. It was built in the early 1900s and was used as a rifle range for the home guard during the second world war. It is situated at the back of The Colliers Inn and opens out onto a large pub garden with a paved patio area and picnic tables.

The bunkhouse sleeps up to 21 people and is divided into four bedrooms sleeping, 8, 7, 3 and 3, with a large communal room which has a fully equiped kitchen area.

All of the rooms are heated and all of the beds are supplied with fitted sheets and pillows but you will need to provide your own sleeping bag or duvet along with a towel. There are separate gents and ladies washrooms along with two heated shower rooms with hair/body wash soap dispensers.

The bunkhouse costs £25 per person per night which includes a full cooked English or vegetarian breakfast. We can provide reduced rates for group bookings - please ask when you contact us.

Kettles, mugs and hair-dryers are provided but you will need to bring your tea and coffee, although we can provide these for a small extra charge should you forget!

Bunkhouse bookings can be made over the phone or via our booking form. We're fairly old-fashioned so phoning us on 01594 860 068 is usually the simplest and quickest.

Check in time is from 2pm and we ask that you are checked out before 11am. That said both these times are flexible so please ask if you have any special requirements.

Safe storage is available for bikes, canoes etc, we also have an outside tap for hosing down your bikes and wellies as well as drying facilities if you get wet on your adventures.

The Colliers Inn


Opening Hours

Tuesday (5pm-9pm)
Friday (6pm-9pm)
Saturday (8am-3pm and 6pm-9pm)
Sunday (8am-6pm)

Fathers Day Menu

Sunday 18th June, 12pm-6pm

Starters £4.50
Broccoli and Stilton soup
Garlic mushrooms on toast
Deep fried lamb ribs with coriander and mint salad

Mains £9.95
Roast beef with Yorkshire
Roast chicken with Yorkshire
Roast pork with apple sauce
BBQ chicken wings with chips and blue cheese salad
Goats cheese and caramelised onion salad with walnuts

Desserts £4.95
Lemon cheesecake with summer fruit
Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and ice cream
Cheese board with crackers and jelly
Bread and butter pudding with Custard

Beverage £1.50
Tea, latte, mocha, cappuccino, floater or hot chocolate

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New Management Brings Great Food to the Pub

“ During the time I've lived in this village, this pub has had a checkered history. But it was taken over by new management in the New Year and already there are signs of huge improvement ...”
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Stuart A • 19th January 2017

A great centre for exploring the FoD and great beer and locals

“ We stayed at the centre for 3 nights utilising this as our base for the weekend for delivering our outdoor first aid course for Mountain Bikers & Kayakers. The owner and staff are all very friendly, great beer and great locals too. Rooms, showers and kitehn area are to a good standard for a bunkhouse style centre ...”
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Cookpe • 18th August 2016

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Upcoming Events

April 8th 2017

8pm - 11pm

Echo Bandits

The Echo Bandits lurk in the shadows to take the echoes of past rock classics and deliver them screaming into today’s live rock venues. Like true but good hearted bandits, they borrow from the past and rework great songs to produce……………live rock music, just as it should be” in other words a 4 piece rock band available for all venues.

October 28th 2017

8pm - 11pm

The Modul8tors

The Modul8tors are a 3 piece covers band playing Mod, Ska, Northern Soul and Punk hits. Mainly from the 60s and 70s but also with the occasional more recent hit thrown in for good measure!

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Links to local activities and places to visit whilst you are staying the forest of dean area are provided below with a short description. We hope you enjoy your stay with us and your time in the Forest of Dean.

Activities and Adventure
Local Attractions
Local Food

Contact Details

Please note that reservations are only confirmed once we check availability.

   Upper Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PP

  01594 860 068
  Mon-Thu 16:00-23:00, Fri/Sat/Sun 12:00-23:00
The Colliers Inn

Contact Form

You can make a reservation by filling out the form below, Please note that reservations are only confirmed once we check availability.


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