When visiting the Royal Forest of Dean and surrounding area, or when maybe just passing through on the way from Gloucester to Cardiff and the scenic Welsh coast, the perfect place to break the journey is at the Red Lion in Westbury-on-Severn.
The Red Lion sits on the A48 main road at the entrance to the village. Just look for the tall spire of the Westbury Parish Church and the village cross and there the visitor will find this fine unassuming pub.
The pub has a snug bar and large warm restaurant and (as we remember it) wonderful food. Try an ale in front of the warm fire on a cold and frosty day.
There is en suite accommodation and of course a hearty breakfast.
From the A48, Bell Lane runs down past the pub to a group of delightful cottages on the pub side and on the other side of the lane we have the late 13th century Westbury Parish Church.
Take the time here to visit the church with its 153 ft (47m) detached bell tower, its Elizabethan pews and its Norman font. There are also a pair of exquisite 18th century brass chandeliers.