Mallards Café

Our Cafe at Mallards Pike Lake

Our Cafe at Mallards is set next to the beautiful lake, one of the most scenic spots in the Forest of Dean

With access to and from the Colliers Trail (previously the family cycle trail), 2,3,5 & 10km running routes, Go Ape, and a fully acccesible trail around the lake itself, there is plenty to do here in addition to eating and drinking…

Malteser Cake in window with view of lake behind.

Locally Sourced & Home Cooked Food

Friendly Mallards Pike Cafe offers a wide range of wholesome, home made breakfasts, lunches, great coffee, amazing cake, local ice cream and spectacular views. We pride ourselves on sourcing the best local ingredients from the best local suppliers and we hand make over 90% of our menu items.  There’s usually delicious gluten free & vegan options too. Well behaved dogs are always welcome. And don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card!

*** Opening Times***

Monday – 10am-4pm

Tuesday- 10am-4pm

Wednesday – 10am-4pm

Thursday – 10am-4pm

Friday – 10am – 4pm

Saturday and Sunday – 9.30am – 4pm

Family sat at picnic bench next to lake with bikes propped up at either end.

Kids sat back to back on tree stump next to lake with lollies and little girl smiling at camera.

Watch the Wildlife

Mallards Pike Lake is just perfect for wildlife watching, forest walks, waymarked trail running, getting an adrenaline buzz with GoApe, following the Gruffalo Trail or taking a break from your bike ride on the Family Cycle Trail. It’s a real Forest of Dean gem and is a popular spot to explore.

At Mallards Cafe you can sit in or relax on a lakeside picnic bench and soak up the view.


Why not hire a bike to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean with your family?  Just collect your bikes from our Pedalabikeaway base at the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre and follow the fantastic Colliers Trail (previously known as The Family Cycle Trail) with a stop for lunch or coffee and cake at the Mallards Pike Café for a well earned break on your family day out!

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