Picnic in the forest of dean and Wye Valley

freshly made just for you

Experience our picnics brimming with local quality ingredients and fabulous flavours

You want to be sure you have the most locally sourced freshest quality food for when you are out and about exploring the Forest of Dean, because experiencing what’s local is part of the picnic experience for you. Great food, ready to collect and ready to eat, with minimal prep. It doesn’t have to be a big picnic, if you like what you have ordered, we hope you will definitely be back for more. Why spend time looking for something else when you can be enjoying the great outdoors and all the activities the Forest of Dean has to offer.

We can provide cutlery, plates and serviettes (which are either recycled or recyclable) on request and for no extra charge, meaning you can take your picnic straight from the deli to your destination. We can even box cheeses separately so they’ll stay cold and not get squished, because no one likes a warm, squished cheese!

Order your picnic online or call us on 01594 833001. As long as we know by 4pm the day before you need your picnic, we’ll have it ready and waiting for you to collect the following morning from 10:30am. Not sure what you fancy? Have a look at some of our handpicked ideas below.

Backpack Picnic

Grab your backpack, throw in a picnic full of local flavours, and hit the trails!
From: £8.00 per person
  • Individual quiche of the day
  • Homemade sausage roll
  • Two Farmers crisps
  • Apple and blackcurrant flapjack
  • Hullabaloos Elderflower Presse (optional)

Forest Feast Picnic

Who says you can’t eat well in the great outdoors? Take your tastebuds on a forest adventure!
From: £19.95 for 2 people
  • Rustica sandwich of the day
  • Homemade wild boar scotch egg
  • Wild boar crisps
  • Homemade cake
  • Local cheeses with crackers and chutney (optional)
  • 2 local beers (optional)

Celebration Picnic

Let’s raise a toast to real food in the forest!
From: £42.50 for 2 people
  • Local cheeses with crackers and chutney
  • Selection of meats from the deli counter
  • Homemade smoked mackerel pate
  • Homemade coleslaw
  • Sunshine rosemary and garlic pitted olives
  • Homemade cake
  • Forest Deli locally handmade chocolates
  • Bottle of Three Choirs Classic Cuvée sparkling wine (optional)

Explore Our Favourite Picnic Spots in the Forest of Dean

Frequently Asked Questions

No, as your picnic will be freshly made and put together in the morning, we are only able to offer click and collect.

As our picnics contain homemade treats made on the day you collect it, we recommend that you enjoy your picnic the same day. We know you’ll want to dive straight in anyway!

If you’re planning on taking your picnic on a day out into the forest, we can provide cold packs to make sure everything stays as cold and as fresh as possible. 

As standard, we’ll put your picnic in squish-proof containers and forest eco-friendly paper bags. However, if you are planning a special occasion, we can provide alternative containers such as a picnic hamper or even a basket for the front of your bike! Just let us know if you would like one of these when you place your order. A deposit will be required on collection.

Yes, we have fully biodegradable and plastic free plates, cutlery, and napkins which we can pack into your picnic so it is ready for you to enjoy whenever and wherever.

Like our hampers, if you are planning on enjoying our picnics as a celebratory treat or just gifting someone else a tasty forest picnic, we can include a personalised gift message. Just type in your chosen message in the “Gift Messages” box when you enter your details when placing your order online.

We’ll do everything we possibly can to assist, however, we do regularly use many of the specified allergens in our kitchen. If you have a food allergy or special dietary requirement, please contact us before placing your order.

We are more than happy to create a larger picnic for you. Please contact us before placing your order to let us know the number of people you are looking to cater for.

We have a ready-made vegetarian picnic for our “Backpack Picnic” which you can order here. However, if you would like one of our other ready-made picnics made vegetarian, please contact us and we will offer some alternative suggestions. We do also have the option to create your own picnic.

Yes, like our hampers, we offer ready selected picnics or an option to create your own tasty picnic. Have a look at the rest of our online shop here and let us know in the “Order Notes” when you enter your details in the checkout that you would like it as a picnic.

Feel free to contact us in the deli by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01594 833001.