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Hopewell Colliery

Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706
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More interesting than I thought.

Visited as day was wet and cold and thought it would be suitable and it didn't disappoint. Rich... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Mine visit

Great 45minute tour down this working iron ore mine. The miner who took us down did an excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited as day was wet and cold and thought it would be suitable and it didn't disappoint. Rich, our guide, made the tour interesting and informative and grateful I work in an office! Slightly steep slope as you enter so good sensible footwear advisable and...More

Thank Shareebabes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 45minute tour down this working iron ore mine. The miner who took us down did an excellent talk and the whole family found it fascinating. Had lunch at the restaurant there which was good home cooked food. The puddings looked nice. Can thoroughly recommend...More

Thank harrietberry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative tour in a small group. Gained a real insight into the history of mining in the area and coal extraction at Hopewell. The visit lasted 2 hours and there is a very good restaurant when Sunday lunch was served. You need good...More

Thank Richard19542015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guided tour down a former working pit for Forest of Dean free miners. It's not your image of what coal mining is but truly fascinating and brought to life by our guide who the next day was going down the neighbouring pit to cut...More

Thank stephendK8149VR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother & I decided to try Hopewell Colliery Cafe for Sunday lunch.... it was AMAZING. The food was delicious .... the staff were excellent... nothing was too much for them..... we didn't have to wait long for the food either. I highly recommend this...More

Thank ampleandcuddly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very interesting visit to this fabulous place. Rich is a very knowledgeable guy and made the tour fun. Food and drink reasonably priced and excellent standard. All staff really friendly and smiley. A very enjoyable couple of hours . Thank you 😁

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had just stepped off the train from Paddington and was not expecting to be taken down a mine for a tour. It was fascinating. To my ignorance, I did not know there were mines in the area and that there are still active mines....More

Thank richardsoni462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Hopewell Colliery for the first time (even though we've lived in the area all our lives) and I can't believe it's taken so long for us to pay them a visit. The restaurant serves some lovely 'home cooked' food and the portions...More

1  Thank Randyvanbag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good fun, really informative, v interesting and super friendly tour guide called Rich. The kids (boys aged 9 and 6) found it fascinating as did us adults and grandparents. Don't wear flip flops though like I did, it's a bit chilli and slippy down there!

Thank Anna J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and decided to wait for the next tour, so we had refreshments in the cafe. Staff were lovely, food was very well priced and arrived quickly.we didn't have any but the deserts looked amazing. Put on hats with battery packs attached for the...More

Thank queenstompi
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Suzanne J
22 May 2017|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Dogs are allowed on site, but not in the mines.
Bernie W
22 May 2016|
Response from Ian S |
Children have to be old enough to wear a helmet and walk unaided down a relatively steep incline holding a handrail.