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Brewery Lodge

(Ref. 968804)

Blakeney, near The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (31)
  • pub (29)
  • sue (22)
  • ian (22)
  • owners (21)
  • friendly (21)

56 Customer Reviews

  • "Was a nice place to stay lots of things to do in the area very comfortable and the people very helpful and kind."

    We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very clean property but in my mind let down by poor quality furnishings."

    Settees comfortable as were the beds. Microwave quite rusty, Hot water was never hot, had to boil kettle for washing up and water temp spoilt a lovely shower. Welcome wine, milk and chocolates appreciated. We ate at the pub and the Sunday Roast was excellent value, lovely deserts and large portions. Shame the outside of pub looks unkempt. Garden area needs a good tidying up. Owner did say the carpark was due to be updated. No local info provided or info for rubbish and where to put used bed linens and towels. Plenty walks in forest, well aware of boars churning up verges and fields. Rising sun served excellent food and the Fountain pub was good for a drink, we didn't eat there.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Mar 2024

  • "Property had everything you would require, was very well designed, and very comfortable."

    Ideal to be attached to the Pub for meals, drinks and a social evening. Nice location for exploring with many attractions close by.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Feb 2024

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic weekend in comfort ."

    The chocolates and wine were much appreciated and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back again

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean, with everything we needed for our stay The welcome gifts of chocolates wine and some milk were very thoughtful. The owners made us feel so welcome, it made our stay feel really special.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, central for great places."

    Could have done with a big mirror and hooks on bathroom door to hang towels up

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Oct 2023

  • "We've stayed here before, which is why we've come back."

    Sue and Ian are so very welcoming and treat us like old friends,. even on our first trip. Brewery Lodge is lovely and comfortable and adds to the enjoyment of our trip away. The New Inn serves delicious food at very reasonable prices. What more can I say? Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved every second of our stay the owners Ian and Sue were such lovely down to earth helpful people and the property was very clean and had everything we required."

    And only minutes away from walks in The Forest of Dean. The owners pub The New Inn was also spotlessly clean and very welcoming and dog friendly, the food was superb, highly recommend. The locals were also very friendly and welcoming. Also the welcome pack was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Will definitely return and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable week."

    The wine and chocolates on arrival were a nice touch. The hosts were friendly and helpful, we had suggestions on places to visit. The accommodation is attached to a pub, however we did not experience any issues with noise. We went along to the open mike night in the pub and had an enjoyable evening listening to the locals playing and singing.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time last year that we just had to return."

    Everything you need for a great holiday, a lovely apartment, great pub attached with friendly locals and all on the edge of the Forest of Dean which has so much to offer. We had a great week again and can't wait to visit again!!

    Reviewed by Keiran5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely week here."

    Comfortable accommodation that suited our needs very well, and owners Sue and Ian were welcoming and friendly. Welcome pack was also great. Brewery Lodge was equipped with everything we needed for a week away. When we couldnt get the Dvd to work Ian sorted it very promptly. We ate at adjoining pub on 3 occasions and food was great and we were made to feel very welcome. Would definitely stay again when next visit Forest of Dean. It would have been useful to have instructions for using electric oven ( as we have Gas oven at home), instead a google search came to my aid.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "We arrived on the late afternoon mid week , into a lovely , clean accommodation which was attached to the pub , once we had unpacked , we popped into the pub and was welcomed by everyone, we ate , drank and got to know all the regulars and the owners and family ."

    We loved every second of our stay , the local area is so pretty , can highly recommend staying here , hopefully we will return in the future . Our dog was made very welcome too . She had an absolute ball .

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property in a good location to enable you to enjoy and see the Forest Of Dean."

    The owners Sue and Ian along with their family and friends made us feel so welcome at The New Inn. We would definitely stay here again when visiting this area.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay thank you"

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2023

  • "WE had a great week at Brewery Lodge, Sue and Ian were very welcoming and had a lovely welcome pack for us, everything about the lodge was top class."

    We also ate out in the Pub several times and the food was very good with reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Always a pleasure to stay here."

    This wasn't our first visit and certainly won't be our last. Lovely clean, comfortable cottage. Sue and Ian go out of their way to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. I would also recommend the food that they serve at their adjoining pub The New Inn.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great holiday, Sue and Ian made us very welcome."

    Very handy having pub next door, lovely food. Property very comfortable and had everything you need. Only downside would be the shower room/toilet, could do with a glass panel between toilet and shower. Shower curtain a bit mouldy.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Sep 2022

  • "Fridge not big enough for a family, beds not comfortable could feel all the springs in the mattress and WiFi kept tripping out."

    Noise level from pub was unbearable on Friday and especially Saturday night, which was karaoke night 8.30-12pm. You have to be aware that the lodge is in the beer garden and you will get people sat one step from your front door, so at times inappropriate language was used. On the plus side milk chocolates and wine was a nice touch. Owners really friendly, and centrally based for travelling.

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Aug 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay here."

    Clean and tidy, very accommodating of my dog, felt very welcome. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Brewery Lodge."

    From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome by everyone and nothing was too much trouble. The lodge is lovely and compact and has everything we needed. We'll definitely be back if we're in the area again.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was the second time we stayed in the cottage and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first."

    The deputy managers were friendly and helpful as were everyone we met in the New Inn. Would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Cheryll5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brewery Lodge is an ideal location to stay, the New Inn is the best pub we've been in for a long time with very friendly customers, good food and wine."

    Sue and Ian certainly know how to make everyone welcome and we would thoroughly recommend the property to everyone - with or without dogs! Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice quiet, clean and comfortable two bed cottage."

    Well situated for southern areas of Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, close to Lydney which has a train station.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Really clean and comfortable. The owners, Sue and Ian Williams made us very welcome. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2022

  • "Sue and Ian were very welcoming and knowledgeable hosts, chocolates and bottle of wine on arrival was an unexpected nice touch."

    Great location for exploring. Our dog was also welcome in both the cottage and the adjoining pub.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A massive thank you to Sue Ian and all of their amazing family and Locals who made everyday of our trip really special and welcomed us so warmly."

    Highly recommend everyone to pay a visit here. Until next we return good luck with everything Sarah Fran & Zara

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely flat, close to everything we wanted to do, comfortable and clean."

    Chocolates, bottle of wine and milk a nice touch. Not much of a view but quiet and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Would not have any trouble booking this again or recommending it to anyone else."

    Lovely hospitality thank you

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2022

  • "The lodge was lovely, warm and clean."

    A welcoming box of chocolates and bottle of wine in there on our arrival were very much appreciated. Hosts Sue and Ian were very easy to get on with and gave us good advice about places to visit and the history and roots of the area. One thing perplex us, there was no welcoming pack or instructions on what to do before leaving. As regular users of Sykes cottages we followed the expected routine of leaving it as we found it, put the bed linen in a pile and left the rubbish bag by the door.

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2022

  • "Property very clean."

    Had all necessary amenities. Lovely owners and pub regulars very very welcoming. Two minute walk to get into the Forest of Dean for fantastic dog walks. Loved the sheep that just wondered around.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Feb 2022

  • "A wonderful stay."

    Such a warm welcome from Ian and Sue set the standard for the whole holiday. Made everything feel like no trouble at all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2021

  • "From the first time we met Ian and Sue we realised how friendly they and their family are."

    We were made to feel that we had known them for years. The cottage was lovely and comfortable and listening to their future plans for the pub things can only get better and we wish them all the luck in the world, and hope to see them again in the future. Mitch and Helen.

    Reviewed by Aiden5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in the Forest of Dean."

    Sue and Ian at the New Inn were excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was just as described and was very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners and their family were very helpful and welcoming."

    They were also very dog friendly, I think our puppy loved her first holiday! Only ate at the pub once, but it was lovely, and they even bought out water and biscuits for our puppy.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Jul 2021

  • "Sue and Ian were great hosts and the Brewery Lodge exceeded all expectations."

    Every was supplied and the accommodation was immaculate. The locals in the pub were very friendly and the food in the pub excellent but beware if you have a small appetite. In all we’re had a great week at the Brewery Lodge.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a beautiful location next to the pub which belongs to the owners Sue and Ian."

    They, their family and locals made us feel so welcome and made our stay a great one. Our puppy was more than welcome both in the cottage and the pub and she had the best time ever. Location was perfect to visit so many beautiful places and we will definitely book again as soon as we can. So pleased we booked Brewery Lodge.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners were so nice and friendly."

    Would certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by Cheryll4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a great time at brewery lodge."

    The owners were great and really welcoming. The accommodation was compact but we are a family of 4 and it suited us perfectly. You can access the forest in 2 mins, great for exploring. Perfect place for a week!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage met our needs perfectly, it was spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. It was in a perfect location to explore the surrounding area and the adjoining pub was a huge bonus. The owners and the locals in the pub made us feel so welcome, we will definitely be back. I cannot recommend this property and part of the world highly enough!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our week."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "A gem! A dog-friendly cottage/lodge handily situated in the garden of the village pub & close to a number of attractions in the Forest of Dean and wider."

    The 2-bedroom accommodation is fitted with all amenities including a decent kitchen area, lounge & spacious wet-room. Note that the ground floor contains one bedroom & the wet-room whilst the lounge, kitchen and bedroom with en-suite are upstairs. The location & lodge were very comfortable and everything was very well-presented - there was even an arrival gift, most welcome. In these strange times it would be worth saying that everything possible was done to make the accommodation "Covid-safe", and that was appreciated. We would like to thank Sue & Ian for making us feel very welcome indeed and I would finish by recommending the local pub for its lovely homemade food and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was perfect for visiting places."

    The hosts were very welcoming and the food was great in the New Inn

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely stay, and made better by the lovely friendly hosts and their family, the locals in the pub, were lovely and made us so welcome."

    The accommodation is based near the Forest of Dean, which provides great places to walk, if you want a relaxing weekend this the place to stay, a car is a good idea to visit some of the local attractions, Karen, Jacqui and Jasper the dog

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a fabulous place this is, set on the edge of the Forest of Dean."

    The Lodge has all that you could possibly need for a great holiday. It is self-contained and very comfortable. It is attached to the pub but you wouldn't know it. no noise, nothing. What you do get is great hospitality and great food from Sue and Ian if you choose to eat in there. It's a very friendly place. There are woods close by to walk or you can go to other parts of the Forest of Dean, there is so much to see and do there that we hardly ventured out of the forest during the week. So much great scenery and fabulous walks. All in all, this was a great holiday in a wonderful location. p.s. our dog Bonnie enjoyed it too

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped home in a peaceful area."

    Good location for exploring the Forest of Dean and Welsh borders. Attached to the owner’s pub so very convenient to nip out for a drink or meal. Good quality, homely food and we ate there several times. Owners and locals all very welcoming and friendly. Had a lovely and relaxing time

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "This holiday was great for us!"

    (2 adults, 2 children, 1 dog) The cottage is lovely with a great layout and was spotlessly clean. Its is in a really handy location to explore the area. The owners are very welcoming and having the pub next door is great!Food is brill and you walk out the front door of the cottage into a lovely beer garden. A very lovely few days away :-) The donkeys in the field next door are very friendly too!

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very nice clean place."

    A lovely gesture of wine and chocs on arrival. My daughter is disabled so wet room and downstairs bedroom were ideal. Only problem is that the lounge area is upstairs which I did not realise, so she was distanced from us. She could not come up to eat with us so we all sat in downstairs bedroom together!. Besides that it was lovely their, and would recommend it to people who can climb stairs. Myself and hubby and dog would stay again.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jul 2020

  • "Owners are lovely."

    Very well equipped cottage. Perfect for walks near by and definitely dog friendly. We had a fantastic holiday and would happily book it again. Even wine and chocolates on arrival. Only thing I would warn people to check pub and restaurant opening times. They finish serving food at 2.30 on Sunday and closed on Mondays. However will say Susannah is an excellent cook, her faggots and mash were the best I have ever eaten.

    Reviewed by Bernie4.1Sep 2019

  • "Great place for exploring the Forest of Dean."

    Ian and Sue were very welcoming and the pub is a great addition to this accommodation ! The accommodation itself had everything we needed for a family stay. Very quiet location and no noise from the pub.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2019

  • "Owners Sue and Ian were very welcoming and helpful."

    They even took pity on us oldies and unloaded the car for us . We only stayed two nights, wished we could have been there longer but it was not possible in July. Only problem was directions to the New Inn / Brewery Cottage. Initially on the information sheet it states that when you arrive at New Road, Lydney you have got there. Only problem is that the New Inn is not in New Road. When we phoned Sue re key etc, she gave us better directions.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2019

  • "Ian and sue the owners were brilliant,nothing was too much trouble, all the staff in the pub were friendly the attached cottage is of a high standard and extremely comfortable absolutely ideal for a few days stay even though it’s attached to the pub you can’t hear anything during opening hours, it’s a very quiet village and not being on a main road there’s not a lot of traffic either, we would definitely stay here again."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very small kitchen not enough room for 4 people short of kitchen things shower ..."

    Very small kitchen not enough room for 4 people short of kitchen things shower room could do with what very bad could do with table lamp in sitting room

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Aug 2018

  • "A very well equipped cottage,nice and clean."

    Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely quiet break enjoying the beautiful countryside around the cottage."

    We were made very welcome and made use of the pub next door both for drinks and a meal. The cottage was lovely and clean with everything we needed it was very peaceful. My father struggled walking and the ground floor bedroom and wet room was ideal. We hope that we will be able to return one day.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage fitted out tastefully."

    Clean and conveniently located for our purpose. Very quiet considering attached to the pub of the owners. Owners were great and couldn't do enough for you even to the extent of personally cooking us a delicious pub meal on arrival on Sunday long after their Sunday lunch service had finished and food was no longer on offer. Local pub drinkers very friendly too. Highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground twin, 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with, WiFi, Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Public parking
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub next door. Note: One well behaved dog allowed.

The property

Blakeney 1.4 miles.

Perched near to the peaceful village of Blakeny, on the southeast edge of the magnificent landscapes of the Royal Forest of Dean, lies this delightfully bright, semi-detached cottage, Brewery Lodge.

Showcasing spacious living areas and encased in stunning surroundings peppered with walking and cycling opportunities, Brewery Lodge makes a perfect dwelling for those who love to traverse the outdoors and are seeking to explore all that this tranquil area has to offer.

Conveniently adjoined to the owners’ pub and boasting reverse-level living, step into your new home-from-home to discover a well-stocked kitchen, hosting all the necessary appliances required to prepare delectable feasts; set the table as your other half cooks up a storm, ready to enjoy over a bottle of fizz and toast to a wonderful adventure.

Snuggle up on the plush sofa with your loved one ready to watch a film or two, ahead of retreating to either a charming double bedroom or a ground-floor twin, both hosting plenty of storage for your holiday wardrobe.

Come morning, complete your routine in an immaculate ground-floor shower room before heading out to explore the local area.

The nearby village of Blakeney offers an ample selection of services including a shop, pub and several eateries and restaurants, ideal for treating your loved ones to a hearty lunch or cold beverage; for the watersport enthusiasts amongst your group be sure to embark on an adventure to Mallards Pike, enveloped in stunning backdrops, the lower lake can be booked by guests for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding or raft-building activities.

Journey further into the beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean, where during the summer months you may visit the nearby Yat Rock and watch the Peregrine Falcons or explore the Clearwell Caves, an unusual iron mining museum that dates to the Bronze Age.

The forest is also home to Puzzle Wood which showcases pre-Roman open cast iron workings and a maze expanding 14 acres of rock ravines and pathways, and if you happen to visit when the tides are at their highest, you may be lucky enough to witness the natural phenomenon of The Bore where a large wall of water cascades the Severn at up to 20 miles per hour.

If it’s bustling city life you’re seeking, Gloucester is also within accessible reach by car, offering magnificent architecture, a wealth of amenities including shops, restaurants, pubs, and cafes, as well as its notable Gloucester Prison.

Well-positioned to tour Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye also, Brewery Cottage is the perfect base to explore all that Gloucestershire has to offer.

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About the location


Gloucester 16 miles; Monmouth 16 miles; Ross-on-Wye 17 miles.

The ancient village of Blakeney lies on the southeast edge of the Royal Forest of Dean and was once a site of a Roman Villa dating back to 75AD. Equidistant to Gloucester and Monmouth, the village boasts many 16th and 17th century buildings, with a charming 16th century coaching inn, and also offers a good selection of amenities including a fish and chip shop, village store and Post Office, as well as numerous walks and cycle routes. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bike or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course can be enjoyed by the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities available in this unspoilt area. The eerie caverns and ancient caves of Clearwell are close by, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path for wonderful walks. Close by, Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone rock, popular with climbers, and well known for its viewpoint. Visit the historic town of Monmouth, which offers a fusion of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, or the lovely town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses and delightful riverside walks, both home to excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacon National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield.

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