Eating and Parking

Whether you are having a family day out or taking part in one of the outdoor activities around the lake,  our restaurants are the perfect choice for a great dining experience. Find out about Salt & Malt and The Woodford below.

Salt & Malt:  Award-winning fish and chips in Chew Valley

‘Salt & Malt’ is based at our picturesque, family-friendly site at Picnic Area 1. It offers visitors a quintessentially British dining experience with a traditional tearoom, restaurant and fish and chips takeaway. There is also an ice-cream kiosk for the summer months, featuring ice cream made right in the Chew Valley.

Parking is available with a charge of £2; however, parking is free after 6pm. Also, if you spend more than £7 in Salt & Malt, you can get £1 back – just ask the team at the counter. The charge applies all year round.

For more information about the restaurant, opening times and booking, visit the Salt & Malt website.

The Woodford: A relaxing environment to enjoy delicious food

The Woodford is based at Woodford Lodge: a tranquil venue on the west shore of Chew Valley Lake.  Woodford Lodge is also home to our fly fishing activities and the grounds include the peaceful ‘life for a life’ memorial woodlands.

Whether you are coming for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or even afternoon tea, you will find a warm welcome every time. Sit down, take in the view and relax; the team will be delighted to welcome you and make sure you enjoy your time in this beautiful place.

No parking charges apply at Woodford Lodge.

For more information about the restaurant, opening times and booking, visit The Woodford website.

Annual parking passes

Annual parking passes can also be purchased at £20 per pass.  These are valid until 31 December and may be used at both Picnic Areas. You can download the application form for parking passes and Terms & Conditions below.