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Cherry Rebels to play free concert at View Cafe Bar, Chepstow – Sat 17 May 2014

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Cherry Rebels Free Gig at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

On Saturday 17th May 2014, we have alternative rock covers band Cherry Rebels playing a FREE concert at Chepstow’s View Cafe Bar.

Cherry Rebels are a four piece Alt Rock cover band based in the Rhondda Valleys. They play a wide variety from rock classics and new smash hits!

Their aim is to please the crowd and get
everyone up singing and dancing by bringing you a versatile
set ranging from ACDC, Rolling Stones, Beatles to
Foo Fighters, the Strokes and Kings of Leon, plus many more.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome, you can join the event on Facebook here.

Hot food is available from the View Cafe Bar until 9pm.

Some of the bands Cherry Rebels cover:

Cherry Rebels    •   Foo Fighters
    •   Stereophonics
    •   The Beatles
    •   Black keys
    •   Rolling stones
    •   Kings Of Leon
    •   Blur
    •   Pulp
    •   ACDC
    •   The Strokes
    •   Thin Lizzy
    •   Jet
    •   T Rex
    •   Black Sabbath
    •   Kaiser Chiefs
    •   Billy Idol
    •   David Bowie
    •   Metallica
    •   Steppenwolfe

Plus many more……..

Watch the Cherry Rebels in action


The View Cafe Bar can be found on the A48, just outside Chepstow at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Location of View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Detailed map and directions to View Cafe Bar>

We look forward to seeing you

Live music Free at the View Cafe Bar Chepstow

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The Avenue, live music Chepstow

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve an Autumn/Winter of live music coming up at the View Cafe Bar, free for everyone.

The Avenue, a four piece covers band, will be playing live concerts at the View Cafe Bar, Chepstow on the following dates:

• Sat Sept 7th
• Sat Oct 12th
• Sat Nov 23rd
Sat Dec 14th. Unfortunately the December Date has been cancelled. The band will return to the NDAC in April 2014.

They will be great shows and the perfect way to spend the evening after a day of diving or activities.

If you want to make a weekend of it, overnight accommodation is available at our Wigwam Village.

The Avenue Gig Dates

5 Star Standards Rating for View Cafe Bar, Chepstow

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Scores on the doors Chepstow

FODDCThe View Cafe Bar has been awarded the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’s highest standards rating of five stars by the Forest of Dean District Council – Environmental Health department.

To achieve a rating, The food safety officer inspecting a business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:

  •   How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored

  •   The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilitiesView Cafe Bar, Chepstow

  •   How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

At the end of the inspection, the business is given one of the six ratings. The top rating of ‘5’ means that the View Cafe Bar was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.

We are really pleased with the 5 Star rating awarded to our View Cafe Bar and it is testament to all the hard work carried out by the staff and the support from our customers.

The food standard rating for the View Cafe Bar can be viewed online here >

Along with the Stunning views and great food this official seal of approval reinforces that the View Cafe Bar a great place to eat and drink.


Here are some recent catering statistics. Between 01 April 2012 – 01 April 2013:View Cafe Bar, Chepstow

  •   we served 24,900 cups of coffee

  •   9,850 cups of hot chocolate

  •   22,890 cups of tea

That’s around 57,640 hot brews had by visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre over the past 12 months!

We have been delighted by all the supportive comments and feedback and we will continue to work hard and invest in the centre to ensure that we are the most forward thinking and friendly dive and activity centre in the UK. – judging by the increased visitor numbers month on month we must be doing something right!

If you have any comments of suggestions we would love to hear from you

Cashless Cash Cards arrive at NDAC

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

NDAC Cashless Cash CardsWe have been really pleased with the increased number of visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre this year. We think this is due to the continuing investments we make to improve the site whilst still being one of the most cost effective dive sites anywhere in the UK.
And were getting bigger thanks to your help!
We have been listening to your comments about the National Diving & Activity Centre and have decided to improve things further with a new and updated EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) Cashless Swipe System.
We are launching a new Cashless Swipe Membership Card system for all our in-date NDAC Members at the start of August this year.  This will mean that NDAC Members can pay for their entry, air fills, mixed gases, and food & drink from the View Cafe Bar, all with the swipe of a new NDAC Membership Card. You can even buy those little extra goodies from our dive shop with an ever-increasing range now being stocked.

So there’ll be no more having to carry your wallet or purse with you, instead just charge your card and pay at the end of the day. You can even dive with your card! 

This system is not just for the divers though, visitors staying in our Wooden Wigwam Village will also be able to have a swipe card for the duration of their stay.
The Swipe Cards are just one of the many benefits our members enjoy – so why not take this opportunity now to go cashless at the National Diving & Activity Centre and become an NDAC Member today

Deep Trouble at Monmouthshire Walking Festival

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Monmouthshire Walking Festival

22nd June – 1st July 2012
19th – 28th October 2012

The 2012 Monmouthshire Walking Festival starts on Friday 22nd June. They have a great and varied walking programme to suit all types of walker.

The first Monmouthshire Walking Festival in 2012 runs from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 1st July. From the highest point in Monmouthshire, Chwarel y Fan to the new Wales Coastal Path, from high moorland to wooded glades, from secluded countryside to busy market towns, the Monmouthshire Walking Festival has walks to interest and challenge you. If you are looking for local history, flora, fauna, churches, lost villages, hill forts, rivers, castles and gardens, then Monmouthshire Walking Festival has some of the best that Monmouthshire has to offer.

The National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow is the start and finish point for the Deep Trouble walk taking place on Saturday 30th June 2012.

Starting at 10am Walk Leaders Clare Scutts and Sue Rawle will be your guides for the day. Starting at the National Diving & Activity Centre you will pick up the Gloucestershire Way and then Offa’s Dyke path as you follow the course of the Lower Wye valley. Diverting via the Lancaut Circular walk you’ll enjoy the woods below the impressive limestone cliffs, an area protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). After you reach the chapel of St. James, you’ll return along the Offa’s Dyke path to once again pick up the Gloucestershire Way and return to the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.

Deep TroubleDeep Trouble is a crime fiction novel set in a scuba diving club based in the Forest of Dean and the storystarts in the National Diving & Activity Centre near Chepstow. It is unusual in that the crime scene is at the bottom of the sea on a wrecked submarine. There are a number of murderous motives including an illicit love affair, an inheritance and suspects include an irascible drinker and a manipulative philanderer. Sue Rawle is a diver herself but the story is entirely fictional as all her diving buddies in Forest Pirates are lovely people! Sue used to be the Overlooking the Wye Scheme Manager so the walk will also mention a couple of the sites which benefited from conservation works recently.

Sue Rawle will sign copies of her book Deep Trouble at the end of the walk. Alternatively for the intrepid why not try The Wire – the longest zip wire in the country which operates at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow!

Start & finish point

National Diving & Activity Centre
NP16 7LH

(ST 555954)

The National Diving & Activity Centre is located 1.2 miles east of Chepstow on the A48.

Location Map for NDAC>


Walk Leaders

Clare Scutts and Sue Rawle
Date: Saturday 30th June 2012 10:00a.m.




Approx 7 miles

Time to walk

Approx 4.5 hours



One steep descent and ascent. One central section crosses loose boulder scree near the shore, not safe for small children or the unfit.

For your rucksack

A packed lunch or alternatively food and drink can be purchased at the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

  Chepstow Walks


£5 per ticket

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Sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor, Monmouthshire Walking Festival are able to provide a great offer.

Purchase any ticket for the June Walking Festival and you will get a voucher giving you a cool 15% off current Cotswold Outdoor stock! Cotswold Outdoor have stores throughout the country and the voucher is valid at any store and on-line!

Tickets for Monmouthshire Walking Festival can be bought through the tickets page on the Monmouthshire Walking Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth Tourist Information Centres (fee applies).



Chepstow Walk

The View Cafe Bar opens Good Friday

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The View Cafe Bar, coming soon to the NDAC
The View entrance

The View Cafe BarWe are extremely pleased to announce that The View, our new Café Bar complex, will open at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow on Friday 6th April 2012 (Good Friday) at 7am, with the licensed bar open from 11am to 11pm.

With breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar will serve an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar. We also have two very posh coffee machines that make a lovely freshly ground coffee, perfect to prepare you for a morning dive.

The construction works have taken around 22 weeks to complete and, we’re sure you’ll agree from the images, the results look amazing.

The View Café Bar will be for everyone; Divers and visitors alike will be able to sit inside or out on the decked veranda. When you sit at one of our tables with the stunning views across the water you’ll see why we’ve named our Cafe Bar ‘The View’!

The View at Chepstow's NDAC interior

As a little thank-you for your support, We are offering all residents staying in our Wooden Wigwam Accommodation a 10% discount on all food for the duration of your stay. So after a long day of activity at the NDAC you will be able to relax into the evening with a cold beer and a delicious meal.

We are working hard and continuing to invest in the site to provide you all with a superb facility and what we feel is the best inland dive site in the UK.

We have big plans for the future and a number if new activities will be coming to site over the next few years, kicking off later in the month with The Wire, one of the UK’s longest Zip wires!

Thanks to all our visitors for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in The View Cafe Bar very soon.

The View Cafe Bar overlooking the NDAC Quarry Chepstow

Wigwams and Café Bar

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Commencement of Phase 2 & 3 Works

Wigwam Accommodation & The View Café Bar at NDAC

Cafe Bar

We would like to apologies for any inconvenience the site works may be causing to you on your visits to the National Diving & Activity Centre. We are working at quickly as possible to be the first Inland Dive Site in the UK to offer on affordable low cost on site accommodation, purpose built Café Bar and improved diver facilities for 2011.

Wigwams arrive on trucksThe £250,000.00 investment shall be split into two phases Wigwam Accommodation (completed April/ May) the planning permission has been submitted. It is anticipated the units will be available as soon as planning is granted on or around 07 April.

Phase three The View Café Bar will yes serve alcoholic drinks and on site Café with a wide choice of hot and cold food available throughout the day. Planning has already been granted and on site works will start in the next few weeks. It is anticipated that works shall be completed around Aug of this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and divers for there continued support so please keep on supporting us so we can in turn invest in you.

Many thanks Darren & Kaye

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New Café Bar at NDAC

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

New Cafe Bare a National Diving & Activity Centre

Work on a new Café Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre will start in the next few weeks with a four month projected turnaround planned.

We will keep disruption down to a minimum while the enabling works are conducted and would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

Sadly we will have to get rid of the old catering unit that you have been used to over the past few years, but we think you will be more than happy with our new café and bar!


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