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I have been sseveral times for lunch, mid week and Sundays. The staff and food are wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NannyJane34
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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Well done to Rich Daniels, a Freeminer of the Forest of Dean, who organised and hosted an out of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Brian D
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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been sseveral times for lunch, mid week and Sundays. The staff and food are wonderful. Lots of interesting bits and pieces to read and look at.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NannyJane34
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This place is out of the way good parking staff friendly, on entering building was inviting clean and quick service food good but I think a bit over priced, o but the toast was not up to much that was not just my opinion but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Well done to Rich Daniels, a Freeminer of the Forest of Dean, who organised and hosted an out of season tour of the mine. Fascinating, informative and very entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Hopewell Colliery has a new Cafe and this is well worth a visit. Many friends have visited and have given very good reviews. Well worth a visit. Might pay to make a booking as it does get very busy.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mel P
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Fascinating one hour tour with a short walk down the pit. Very informative and insightful. Couldn’t fault Richard who was our patient guide (and also a miner) - a real character with a great sense of humour. Loved it. Great cafe too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank whiteleybob
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Really interesting & enjoyable visit / tour of colliery. Richard was an especially informative & humorous guide. This visit was ideal for a rainy, for families & adults. The food served with in Hopewell colliery cafe was really tasty, good portions, quick & very friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Grace W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Our party had a great tour, led by a very knowledgeable working miner. He was more than happy to answer all the questions our group asked and by the end we really appreciated the hard and dangerous life of the miners. If you are in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This was amazing. I didn’t know what to expect but the information we were given on our tour was excellent. I think to be told about something like mining, from a working miner! makes all the difference to understanding the complex nature of the work....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic guided tour that lasted for around a hour. The guide answered all our questions and was amazing to hear how the miners extracted the coal. Quite a steep climb on the way out of the mine.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on our 4th wedding anniversary Rich , our guide, is a Freeminer, and helped us understand how mining has changed little over the years. Really informative and interesting visit which was about 1 hour 15 in total at a cost of £6.50 each We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Q5671VWjohng | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Dogs are allowed on site, but not in the mines.
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Bernie W
23 May 2016|
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Children have to be old enough to wear a helmet and walk unaided down a relatively steep incline holding a handrail.
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