Goldings joins two lotus bell tents, a cosy cabin and countless barrels of beer, to make up Kingstone – a real hive of activity that comes with all the hustle and bustle you’d expect of a working micro-brewery. If Ed & Tori aren’t giving tours and talking malts with guests, they’re usually knee-deep in children or prepping pizza dough for the wood-fired oven. In the summer, the glade has a great community vibe and a communal al fresco dining area – perfect for small groups!
Just up the hill from this hub, and sitting pretty in a wild flower meadow, Goldings shepherd’s hut is the ideal panacea for world-weary urbanites. Sleep tight with eggshell stable doors, old Edwardian furniture, fairy lights and antique Persian rug. On rainy days, you’ll be thankful for the electric heater in the hut and the short hop to the shared log cabin with hot shower, loo and kitchen area - chat to other happy campers as you wait for the kettle to pop!
Gather forest fruits from the patch for a bellyful of raspberries and loganberries which the laid-back hosts are happy to share. Arrange a Brewery tour with Ed or book a pasta or bread making evening with Tori. After a day of exploring the ruins of Tintern Abbey, canoeing or going Ape in the Forest of Dean or trekking through the ancient woodlands, sup a cold bottle of treacle-coloured ale at the bar at the top of the hill, open a few times a week.
1 kingsized bed
Space for 1 baby no charge. Please bring own travel cot.
Space for 2 adults from £10 per adult per night Space to bring your own 2 man tent. Please bring your own bedding. This may be cold in the winter!
Kids & Pets
Children are very welcome. Sorry, no pets.
Heating, lighting & bedding
**The on-site bar hosts a monthly wood-fired pizza night. If you're looking for a lively evening of pizza-eating with other campers, call to find out dates**
***For group bookings, the double bedroom in Hop Cabin may be available for additional 2 guest at an additional charge of £25 per person per night. Please note that the cabin’s washing and cooking facilities are shared with Calypso, Cascade and Goldings. Please call us to enquire and book the additional sleeping space on 0117 2047830***
At Kingstone Brewery
There are plenty of options at the brewery itself: there's a bar on site where they do a great range of beer which you can pair with a Ploughman's lunch served in summer.
Please note this isn't always open so please liaise with Ed after booking.
There are pizza evenings on the first Saturday of every month and there's also the farm shop with cheeses, chutneys and other local bits and pieces.
If you give her some advance notice, Tori can also arrange some supplies ready for when you arrive.
Going out - a few pubs & restaurants worth a try
The Brockweir Inn in Brockweir - (3 miles) a lovely friendly local pub that serves quality home cooked pub food! The Anchor, Tintern - just beside the grand old Abbey, it is a great setting for a relaxing meal.
The Whitebrook at Whitebrook - perfect for if you are looking for something a bit special for a treat - it's Michelin starred too!
Wye Valley Hotel, Tintern
Moon and Sixpence, Tintern
Lion Inn Trelleck
Lamb Inn, Clearwell
Wyndham Arms, Clearwell
Boat Inn, Redbrook
At the brewery
If Ed and Tori are around, it's usually possible to tour the brewery and talk/taste malts with Ed (closed Thursday and Sunday). If you did want to spend more time getting involved in the brewing process then we also offer 1 hour, half and full day courses which cost £25.00, £50.00 - £100.00. You will learn all about the brewing process as well as home cooked food. Finally, you will return home with some beers to enjoy!
A little further afield...
A visit to Tintern Abbey is really amazing and once you are on the inside you will be surprised by its size. It is a wonderfully majestic site.
Tintern is also a lovely village to walk around with unusual and fascinating little shops! Tori's favourite is Stella Books as they have over 30,000 rare or out of print books - you will be bound to find a memorable story there!
For the adventure seeker: there is mountain biking, tree top zip wires, kayaking and wild river swimming! If any of these interest you then Ed & Tori will be happy to let you know all about them.
Clearwell Caves - 4500 Years of mining history in an amazing cave system.
Puzzlewood - magical woodland in the Forest of Dean.
Dean Steam Railway - Dean Forest railway.
A day out at Go Ape! Forest of Dean, 11 miles away, is always recommended for Tarzan swings and epic zip wires.
Ask Ed & Tori for more information on the local area.
~It was great, great location, easy to get to on public transport, really cosy and Ed was very welcoming and accommodating. And of course it was a brewery so fab for beer drinkers!! Had everything you needed in a separate shared hut, with kitchen facilities and a clean toilet, bath and hot shower.