For the first time we have decided to hold a Cookery competition open to everyone.

We hope it will be a huge hit with cooks, members of their families and their lucky friends as they begin practising & tasting ready for the big day!

We’re thinking something to impress using any Fruits of the Forest

Wow us with your very best creation, Make it a real show stopper

Be as inventive & original as you like, we can’t wait to see them!

To be judged @ 1:15pm in the Cookery Theatre at the event.

All entries must be submitted by 1pm.

This competition is free to enter & anyone entering the competition will get free entry to the event.

Prizes: – A unique opportunity to win a Forest Showcase rosette along with a Forest Showcase apron & meal for two.

To enter please complete the form below:


– THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – The winner will be announced & the new beer will be launched at the Forest Showcase at 1:30pm

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So you think you’ve got an idea for a great recipe? You think you could research and create a beer that the Forest Showcase and Forest of Dean could be proud of? Are you an artist, illustrator or designer that has a great idea for a pump clip? Then now is your chance…


Unknown-1We are looking for ale enthusiasts to get researching, home brewers to get their stock at the ready and beer fans use this an opportunity to research how their beer could become a Forest of Dean favourite.
We are looking for a beer that has character, body and is attractive to ale aficionados as much as the average drinker.

We aren’t bothered whether it is a light pale ale or a strong, dark stout, all we care about is it’s full of flavour.

You will find an entry form below You may want to include percentages of different types of malt and hops, or you may wish to just explain the blend in the section at the bottom. If you have samples of your beer, then that’d be great, though this isn’t a prerequisite for entry. There is plenty of information on hops and malts, so feel free to get researching and finding out and get creative!
If you have any questions, then don’t hesitate to contact brewers Josh Clayson and Steve Williams from Bespoke Brewery on 01594 546426 and they’ll give help and guidance aplenty.
The winning recipe will be invited in mid-September for a brew day with the brew team from Bespoke brewery to create their beer for the public to consume!



As part of the competition, we will be letting the creative juices flow like a fine ale with a competition to design the pump clip. Whether you are an artist, photographer or designer, then you can have a go! The theme of the pump clip is Heritage of the Forest of Dean.

Digital entries should be forwarded to – and any hardcopies posted to Forest Showcase, PO Box 4, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8YH. There is no age restrictions and amateur or professional, we’d love you to enter. Please make sure all your contact details are clear with your pump clip entry.