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Welcome to the Old Village Pub - it's yours for the weekend!
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Welcome to the Old Village Pub - it's yours for the weekend!

The Anchor, Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Sleeps 6 - 20 7 Bedrooms 20 Dining

Large country house sleeping 20 with a bar, games room and hot tub, for families and friends visiting the Forest of Dean

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Anchor, Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, sleeps 6 - 20 in 7 bedrooms.

We've converted this charming village pub to provide a venue which will ensure you have a genuinely memorable holiday.

Indoors there's more than enough space to sleep 20, with a couple of cots for the little ones, and each bedroom has it's own bathroom, 6 en suite and one adjacent. The ground floor houses three reception rooms, one of which has a double sofa bed with an adjacent bathroom, ideal for the less mobile members of the group.

The atmospheric lounge has a wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player and music system, while the old world dining room with its barrel vaulted ceiling sings of days gone by and accommodates everyone round the table. There's an additional dining table in the adjacent kitchen.

On site, there's plenty to keep everybody amused: a games room with table tennis, pool, table football and more; a hot tub to unwind after a day's walking, canoeing or cycling in the Forest of Dean; a barbecue area and plenty of outdoor seating where you can chill and enjoy the sound of birdsong from the surrounding woodland. Is there much to do? Take a look at the tourist information website.

In the heart of the village of Lydbrook the nearby facilities are superb: 10 minutes walk will take you to a wonderful country pub, an organic restaurant, an Indian restaurant, a canoe launch on the river, and the Wye Valley Way for fantastic walking. Walk up through the woodland above and you'll land on the old Forest Railway, a beautiful even track that winds its way down to the river or off into the Forest - a kids paradise for exploration and adventure.

5 minutes drive will take you into the heart of the Forest of Dean with its staggering array of activities for people of every age and interest. If that's not enough, you're only 10 minutes drive from Symonds Yat, Ross on Wye, Coleford and Monmouth with numerous award winning options for dining out.


Dog Friendly

Up to 2 well behaved pets allowed - not on furniture please.


None specific though ground floor sitting room has sofa bed plus attached shower room/loo with disabled aids.




Range with large oven, 2nd oven, microwaves, 2 larder fridges, 2 freezers, 2 sinks, utility room, table and chairs, island unit, dishwasher.

Dining Room

Atmospheric barrel vaulted gothic space with long dining table, bar, and servery to 2nd lounge.

Sitting Room

3 sitting rooms, all interlinked, comprising original pub lounge with wood burner plus two smaller sitting rooms, one housing sofa bed with bathroom.

TV and Music Facilities

TV with Freeview in most bedrooms. Satellite TV in lounge. Second TV plus dvd player in Snug.

Games Room

Outdoor games room housing pool, table tennis,

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout plus wood burning stoves in both main lounge and snug.


7 bedrooms sleeping 20: 3 doubles, 1 twin, 2 family (double and bunks), 1 family with 4 singles. Gd floor room has bed settee + bathroom/loo.


White cotton linen provided throughout.


En suite showers and lavatories to all bedrooms except 6 which has a bath also. Ground floor bathroom with loo plus separate ground floor lavatory.

Children's Facilities

Games room plus gardens and woodland behind the house.


Hot tub, barbecue, terraces.


For 8 cars on site, extra nearby.


Outside only please.

Booking Information

Deposit 25% payable on booking with balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Refundable bond of £500.

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The Anchor

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Weekly Price
From £4150
2 Night Weekend
From £3000
3 Night Weekend
From £3250
Midweek per night
From £850


The Anchor sits in the centre of Lydbrook village between the River Wye and Forest of Dean, 15 minutes drive from Ross on Wye, Coleford and Symonds Yat.

  • Between Ross on Wye, in the Wye Valley, and Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, not far from Lydney and Monmouth.
  • Well equipped village shop/supermarket 10 minutes walk. Bigger shops 10 minutes drive away in Coleford or Ross on Wye.
  • 10 minutes walk to: Garden Restaurant, Forge Hammer Inn, River Spice Indian Restaurant. 5 minutes walk to Wye Valley Fry fish and chip shop. 4 other excellent pub/eateries within 10 minutes drive.
  • Cardiff 1 hour, Birmingham 1 hour.
  • In the Forest of Dean, Lydney 20 minutes, otherwise Hereford, 35 minutes.
  • Outside front door.

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