Picnics and barbecues at Beechenhurst

Picnics and barbecues at Beechenhurst

Beechenhurst is perfect for a picnic in the forest with plenty of space and benches for you to use. The main lawn in front of the cafe has plenty of space and so is great area to get the whole family together. You are welcome to bring small gazebos, but to prevent forest fires please do not bring your own barbecues.


The Glade (see photo)

In the Glade we have a gas barbecue available to hire for £60 on weekdays or £75 at weekends. This has its own undercover area and the price includes two free allocated parking spaces. 


In order to protect this special landscape from the risk of fire please follow our guidance:

  • Never leave the barbecue unattended.
  • Make sure that all rubbish is taken away with you. Please leave the barbecue area clean and tidy.
  • Please do not collect wood from the forest to use on your barbecue. The forest is a special place and home to many kinds of wildlife - some make homes in the wood on the ground.
  • Open fires, portable/disposable BBQs or camping stoves are not allowed. The only way to barbecue is to hire our barbecue site.
  • Only one small gazebo per barbecue booking, please no large party sized tents. Beechenhurst is a popular place so please be considerate of other visitors.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Useful information

Beechenhurst, Speech House Road, Coleford, GL16 7EL
Please tidy up after yourself and take all litter away with you.
Booking essential
Barbecues can be booked up to 30 days in advance. 48 hours notice is required.
Opening times
The BBQ is available to hire from 11.00am until 4pm.
Protect our wildlife
Please do not feed the wild boar or other forest animals.