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One of the best preserved

17th Century Inns in the Country

Temporary Closure

Re-opened 9th February 2024 at midday!

We are now back open with our usual opening hours.

We were closed for repair works from Monday 8th January 2024 to midday on Friday 9th February.  This closure allowed us to fully refurbish the toilets, fix the structure of the cellar, replace all the pipes and pumps that provide the drinks, renew the kitchen flooring, repair the tables, and do a number of other repairs that need doing.


An ancient pub in the Forest of Dean & the Wye Valley

The Ostrich Inn is a charming and ancient pub situated in Newland, a beautiful village that lies on the western edge of the Forest of Dean and in the Wye Valley, both areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Come visit us, everyone is welcome! We offer some of the best local ales, food, and the best pub garden in the area! 


We are a family run pub, serving real ales.
Everyone is welcome!

Come in and enjoy real ales from local brewers and good locally sourced food (dogs, children, walking boots and bikes are welcome but optional!)

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We LOVE dogs, so bring your fluffy friends to come to meet us. If your are lucky you might even meet our pub mascot, our Miniature Schnauzer Bertie!

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We are a family-run pub. All families are welcome. If you have any specific queries feel free to reach out via email or phone us.

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Cyclists & Walkers 

We love cyclists and walkers too.  Try one of our circular walks. We know how annoying it can be if you don't have a safe space to lock up your bike- so you can use our pub garden.


Shortly, we will have bike racks - keep an eye on our social!

We will try our best to cater to everyone's needs and be as inclusive as possible.


Since we are a 17th Century pub, wheelchair access is challenging at this time. If you have specific accessibility needs and would like to know more, please give us a call on
+44 (0)1594 833260 or email us at

Food & Beer

Locally sourced ingredients & delicious seasonal dishes are our speciality

We regularly update our menus - click above for details!

SPECIALS - in addition to the regular menu our chefs prepare special dishes that change regularly.  Please check out our Facebook or Instagram feeds for details.


Our dishes use the best ingredients sourced locally and are prepared on site by our chef, Mark, and are cooked to order. 


Our menu changes regularly so please check back here for updates.  Deserts change weekly so here we have provided a sample menu.


We aim to be as inclusive as possible through our veggie, vegan, and gluten-free options. Contact us if you would like to know more!


Our beers & ales are from the best breweries in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire & Monmouthshire,

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Bookings & Opening times

Bookings & opening times

For bookings for more than 6 people:e-mail us or call us on 01594 833 260. 

For all other bookings, please book below:

Bookings are available from midday on 9th Febuary 2024

Opening hours:

Monday - Closed (except bank holidays)

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-3pm & 6:00-10pm

Friday & Saturday 12-11pm

Sunday 12-6pm (10pm on bank holidays)

Food served:

Wednesday & Thursday 12-2:30pm & 6:30-9:00pm

Friday & Saturday 12-2:30pm & 6:00-9:00pm

Sunday 12-4:30pm 

Booking Terms & Conditions

The following terms apply to all bookings. 

  1. We allow a 15 minute grace period for late arrivals, after that we will regard you as a 'no show'.  If you are running late, please just call and let us know and we will do our best to accomodate your new arrival time if we can.

  2. Bookings for 4 or more seats require confirmation by provision of card details.  Your card details may therefore be taken when booking and, if they are taken, they are stored by the payment provider Stripe as a security deposit in order to reserve your table.

  3. No money will be deducted from your account except in the event of a 'no show'. If you cancel with a minimum of 24 hours notice, no fee will be charged. In the event of a 'no show' on a booking of 4 or more seats you will be charged a 'no show' fee of £12 (inc VAT) per seat booked.

  4. We will only cancel your booking after we have confirmed it if there is an error or omission in the on-line booking system, or if it is necessary for us to do so for reasons beyond our reasonable control, for example damage to the building, power cuts, or staff sickness that cannot be covered by other staff members.

  5. Your booking is time-limited.  We may require your table for another party after 90 minutes (for bookings of 2), 120 minutes (for bookings of 3 to 8), and after 150 minutes for bookings of more than 8.  This time limit does not apply for bookings from 7:30pm.

  6. Please note that we are particularly busy on Sundays and we will almost certainly require your table back as per these time limits on a Sunday. 

  7. If you need a longer reservation, for example for a celebration or because a member of your party requires longer to eat, then please call us on 01594 833 260 as soon as possible after requesting your booking and we will do our best to accomodate you if we can.

  8. Payment is of course required in full before you leave the premises.  We accept cash (GBP) and most major payment cards, including Apple Pay and Google Pay.  All prices include applicable VAT and our VAT number is printed on the till receipts. 

  9. Guests with allergies or intolerances must inform our serving staff of their needs before they order. 

  10. Unless agreed otherwise for private events, no charge is made for service.  All gratuities received are distributed to our staff. 

  11. Rights of admission and service are reserved at all times to the on-site management.

  12. Our privacy policy applies and can be found via the link on the home page of our website.   


See all open vacancies below

Current Vacancies 

27 December 2023:

Some of our brilliant team are moving on to new adventures in the new year.


If you are interested in working with us, then please contact Nick at the pub (contact details below)

Contact us

Contact us

Feel free to contact us for any queries you may have, we are here to help.

The Ostrich Inn, Newland

Coleford, Gloucestershire,
GL16 8NP

+44 (0)1594 833260

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