Tudor Farmhouse

'Blissfully quiet; a good bolt-hole from the city.' Renewed praise comes this year for Hari and Colin Fell's 'relaxing' hotel in a converted old farmhouse in the Royal Forest of Dean. 'An attractive courtyard and imaginative Japanese-style gardens around the buildings offer scope for privacy,' says a regular correspondent. Original features have been retained in the public rooms where 'unremitting music' might play. Bedrooms are spread between the main house, a converted barn and a cider house. 'Our room was lovely, with comfortable beds, sumptuous linen, good lighting and an exceptional hot drinks tray including a Nespresso machine. The bathroom had a washbasin that looked handsome but was so small that I couldn't wash my face without flooding the floor; a case of design over functionality.' In the award-winning restaurant, chef Martin Adams uses ingredients from the kitchen garden for his menu. 'Dinner was a triumph. I had the beef cooked three ways, roasted sirloin, terrine of confit shin and bone marrow croquettes. Desserts, including my treacle sponge, were equally impressive.' Breakfast, 'in peaceful silence', was 'excellent'. (Matthew Caminer, and others)
  • A real find. The welcome was warm and genuine, and the stay was comfortable and relaxing. The attractive courtyard, the garden up the hill and the imaginative Japanese-style gardens offered plenty of scope for sitting out of doors. Dinner was a triumph. The wine list was interesting, good value, with a good range of wines by the glass. Breakfast was excellent too. The bedroom was lovely. Really comfortable beds, sumptuous linen, an exceptional hot drinks tray; good lighting: you could sit up in bed and read. There was a slight feeling of the hotel having been designed by a designer, and working the TV apparently required a PhD in electrical engineering. There was unremitting music in the public areas in the afternoon and evening.

    M C, 09/08/2013

  • A very pleasant stay. The farmhouse, barn and outbuildings have been attractively converted but oak beams and original features have been retained. Our fairly small room at the front of the main farmhouse was up a steep, uneven, old wooden spiral staircase and would be unsuitable for the elderly and infirm, but there are easily accessed rooms in the outbuildings. The gardens were pretty and well maintained. The staff were helpful and friendly,the meals tasty and well presented.

    Jane & Martin Bailey, 21/08/2012

  • The decor, staff and ambience were pleasing. Good value for money. We were upgraded to the Cider House room and greeted with flowers and chocolates. Extremely comfortable bed; modern funishings blended well with the old-world beams. The blinds were thin. Modern bathroom fittings did not always live up to expectation. Lovely bath towels, and they abide by their environmental pledge to avoid unecessary laundry. The staff called us by name and were very efficient even when the hotel was busy. Some inconcistency in the cooking. Dinner was good, but the only change on the menu during our stay was the fish. Hari and Colin were around to greet us at the beginning of our visit.

    Suzanne Lyons, 20/08/2011

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Contact Details

Tudor Farmhouse

High Street CLEARWELL Gloucestershire England GL16 8JS

Telephone

01594 833046

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

23, 5 on ground floor, 11 in barn, 7 in cider house.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 14-acre grounds.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2014] per room B&B £95-£210. À la carte £35-£40. 2-night stays only in selected rooms weekends May-Sept.

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