Some of our close friends…

Local people you say – aye local people… but good people! Below are a few of our friends that can help make your trip to Hillside Brewery even more exciting / relaxing (delete as appropriate!).


Battlezone Archery

Battlezone Archery combines the skill & experience of archery and the thrill of dodge ball through a safe, fun and unique archery experience.

Think Paintball but with bows & foam tipped arrows.

Suitable for the whole family from 12+ onwards.

Clay Pigeon Shooting at Chessgrove Shooting School in Longhope as part of an experience day at Hillside Brewery

Chessgrove Shooting School

Chessgrove Shoot is on a working Gloucestershire farm offering clay pigeon shooting. Steve Batt has many years shooting experience & a flair for providing shooting tuition.

They welcome individuals and groups of all sizes & experience for just an hour or two or a full day.


The Farmers Boy Inn

Set in the Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Countryside this part of the Country is truly a hidden gem. A family run Inn with a “Home from Home” atmosphere with an amazing energy & passion for the well being of its customers & friends.


Harts Barn Cookery School

Harts Barn Cookery School is all about ‘COOKING FOR ALL’ from Banquets to Basics. We are based in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire on an awe inspiring site dating back to 1068.

All classes offer a hands-on element and will focus on gaining practical skills and knowledge.


Kilcott Inn

On the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, the Kilcott Inn, recently restored is open from 7am- 11pm, 7 days a week.  Whether its a delicious meal sourced from local produce, a refreshing drink from their extensive repertoire of real ales, ciders and wines, or even a comfortable room for the night, the Kilcott Inn has it all.  See their website for more details.  We promise you, you won’t be disappointed.


The Speech House

The Speech House Hotel, is a former 17th century hunting lodge set in the heart of the idyllic Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Having 2 Hillside Brewery beers on draught makes it an ideal visit.

Hillside brewery Craft Beers

Mrs Mills Yurts

Fabulously stylish Yurts are located on May Hill – between the Forest of Dean and The Wye Valley.  Luxurious Glamping for Foodies.

Hillside brewery Craft Beers

Forest Holidays

Escape to luxury self-catering woodland cabins, many with private hot tubs, set exclusively on Forestry Commission land just 13 miles away from the brewery. Forest Holidays are perfect getaways for families, couples, groups of friends and even your dogs in our specific pet friendly cabins!

Blaisdon House Boutique Hotel

Blaisdon House

Blaisdon House straddles the Cotswolds to the East and the Royal Forest of Dean to the West, making it an ideal location to explore the rich and diverse County of Gloucestershire. Located in the sleepy village of Blaisdon you will find this luxurious B&B, perfect for a relaxing rest away from the pressures of everyday life.

A photo of the outside of The Lyon Inn Pub. With a great selection of real ales and beer, its well worth a visit.

The Lyon Inn

From the welcoming bar to the wonderful restaurant you will find The Lyon offers all you could want; from meeting friends for coffee and fresh cakes, a burger and a pint, a lingering lunch or a 3 course evening meal prepared freshly for you by our skilled chefs, using locally sourced, daily delivered seasonal produce and a wine list especially prepared to pair well with our menu and a great range of local beers.

Local accommodation Wharton Lodge with picturesque grounds and dog friendly.

Wharton Lodge Cottages

Three beautiful cottages surrounded by manicured gardens and parkland, provide comfort and tranquillity for couples or small groups. An idyllic place for romantic escapes, short breaks or longer relaxing holidays. Grosvenor and Harewood are dog friendly cottages with private, walled courtyard gardens. Elgar cottage is not suitable for pets. Open all year, short breaks available 3+ nights.

May Hill Shepherds Hut

May Hill Shepherd’s Hut

Take a look at this beautifully converted Shepherd’s hut will all of the luxuries you could wish for.

They will even drop you off and collect you from one of our brewery tours so you can get the full experience without the chat about whose turn it is to drive.

Mill End Mitcheldean.

Mill End, Mitcheldean

Mill End is the perfect venue to combine refreshment, entertainment, accommodation, creativity and business – it offers boutique accommodation for large groups of up to 40 guests, within a ten minute drive of Hillside Brewery. We are very happy to welcome mid-week corporate bookings at Mill End, & friends & families & hens for weekend milestone birthdays & anniversary celebrations. We offer a 10% reduction for Hillside Customers.

Rock lodge local accommodation interior shot.

Rock Lodge

A cool new place to stay.  Family-run self-catering set right in the Forest of Dean with amazing views and woodland walks.  Short stays and flexible start dates.  Dog, cyclist and walker friendly.

Blakeney Hill Cottages looking at the beautiful Forest of Dean, from the hot tub.

Blakeney Hill Cottages

Secluded luxury holiday cottages tucked away on the edge of the Forest of Dean on Blakeney Hill with views of the River Severn.

Fully furnished campervan available to hire with all the luxury of your own kitchen

Wanderlust Campervan

Want a weekend with a difference? We can arrange for you to have a fully kitted out camper van allowing you to explore to your hearts desire. Full insurance is provided too so you can see what Gloucestershire & The Forest of Dean has to offer. Several campers available, check them out below.

Custom handmade cakes made for every occasion.

Heartsease Cakes

Heartsease Cakes believe in creating unique cakes which taste as good as they look. Whatever your occasion be it wedding, celebration or corporate event, make it an occasion to remember with a cake from us.

Zen Pamper Company

Zen Pamper Company

Relax – Unwind – Renew – Mobile Spa Treatments brought to you in the comfort of your own home or hired accommodation. Perfect for Hen Party’s, Group Gatherings, Milestone Birthdays & more.. Enjoy being pampered with our luxury beauty and holistic treatments giving you more time to relax and enjoy your occasion. Packages to suit all groups and sizes, for more information check out our website

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