Tudor Farmhouse

In a ‘remote’ position in the Royal Forest of Dean, this ‘relaxing’ hotel occupies an ‘attractively converted’ farmhouse surrounded by ‘imaginative’ gardens and expansive countryside. Guests receive a ‘warm and genuine’ welcome from Hari and Colin Fell, the owners; service is ‘outstanding’. Visitors in 2015 found the hotel ‘pleasantly full for late February’. Four bedrooms are in the main house (up a steep spiral staircase); others are in a refurbished barn and cider house in the grounds. All are decorated in a contemporary country style. ‘Our room was lovely: comfortable beds, sumptuous linen, an exceptional hot drinks tray; good lighting – you could sit up in bed and read.’ In the restaurant, chef Martin Adams uses home-grown and foraged ingredients in his ‘very good’ modern menus, perhaps a ‘tender, flavourful’ confit pork belly, burnt apple purée, roasted shallots, beetroot fondant. In the summer, guests may take al fresco meals and afternoon tea in the cottage garden. ‘Excellent’ breakfasts have freshly squeezed juices, fruit, croissants, ‘wonderful’ local honey; ‘full marks for marmalade almost as good as my mother makes’. (Gwyn Morgan, MC)
  • The service was outstanding. The food was very good. The hotel was pleasingly full for February, bearing I mind its remote location.

    Gwyn Morgan, 05/03/2015

  • 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

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Contact Details

Tudor Farmhouse

High Street CLEARWELL Gloucestershire England GL16 8JS


01594 833046

Further Information


20. 8 on ground floor, 9 in barn, 7 in cider house.


all year.


lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 14-acre grounds.

Background music

'discreet' in restaurant and lounge.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2015] per room B&B £100--£230. À la carte £35. 2-night stays only in selected rooms weekends May--Sept.

GHG voucher offer

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