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Well done to Rich Daniels, a Freeminer of the Forest of Dean, who organised and hosted an out of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian D
Titchfield, United Kingdom
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Last Sunday of the season.

Fascinating one hour tour with a short walk down the pit. Very informative and insightful. Couldn’t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well done to Rich Daniels, a Freeminer of the Forest of Dean, who organised and hosted an out of season tour of the mine. Fascinating, informative and very entertaining.

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopewell Colliery has a new Cafe and this is well worth a visit. Many friends have visited and have given very good reviews. Well worth a visit. Might pay to make a booking as it does get very busy.

1  Thank Mel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating one hour tour with a short walk down the pit. Very informative and insightful. Couldn’t fault Richard who was our patient guide (and also a miner) - a real character with a great sense of humour. Loved it. Great cafe too.

Thank whiteleybob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting & enjoyable visit / tour of colliery. Richard was an especially informative & humorous guide. This visit was ideal for a rainy, for families & adults. The food served with in Hopewell colliery cafe was really tasty, good portions, quick & very friendly...More

1  Thank Grace W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our party had a great tour, led by a very knowledgeable working miner. He was more than happy to answer all the questions our group asked and by the end we really appreciated the hard and dangerous life of the miners. If you are in...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing. I didn’t know what to expect but the information we were given on our tour was excellent. I think to be told about something like mining, from a working miner! makes all the difference to understanding the complex nature of the work....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic guided tour that lasted for around a hour. The guide answered all our questions and was amazing to hear how the miners extracted the coal. Quite a steep climb on the way out of the mine.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on our 4th wedding anniversary Rich , our guide, is a Freeminer, and helped us understand how mining has changed little over the years. Really informative and interesting visit which was about 1 hour 15 in total at a cost of £6.50 each We...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic guided tour of the mine. The guide was excellent, really informative. Excellent visit.

Thank staffordshire1
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great home cooked food, great value, friendly, helpful staff. Recommend the full English. Not been disappointed yet with any of the food after several visits.

Thank Carole S
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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.