Tudor Farmhouse

‘Lovely’ bedrooms, ‘triumphant’ dinners and a ‘warm, genuine welcome’ come together at Hari and Colin Fell’s relaxed hotel on a former working farm in the Forest of Dean. More

Contact details

Tudor Farmhouse
High Street
Clearwell
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JS
England
01594 833046
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 14-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘discreet’ in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £100–£230, D,B&B £170–£300. À la carte £30–£45. Min. 2-night stays at weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Lovely’ bedrooms, ‘triumphant’ dinners and a ‘genuine welcome’ come together at Hari and Colin Fell’s relaxed hotel on a former working farm in the Forest of Dean. Stylish rooms (some recently refurbished) are divided between the main house and two airy, converted outbuildings: expect exposed beams, wool blankets with matching cushions, arty black-and-white photos; on the tea tray, a capsule coffee machine, fresh milk and home-made shortbread. The farm and kitchen garden provide most of the ingredients for the restaurant, where new chef Rob Cox’s ‘20-mile menu’, using super-local produce, might include Longhorn beef rump, braised feather blade, watercress, wild mushrooms. (The philosophy gamely informs the drinks list, too, with Tintern wines, Monmouthshire cider, and beers from local breweries.) Sample local honey and home-made marmalade at breakfast, along with ‘excellent’ cooked dishes. Ask for a picnic and strap on those hiking boots, afterwards: the hotel is set in acres of wild flower-rich ancient grassland; Offa’s Dyke Path is a stroll away. Foraging courses, in search of wimberries or wild strawberries, may be arranged. (MC)

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The Forest Awakens

Join us this for a revitalising escape this Spring. Just a stone’s throw from our boutique rural retreat lies the mysterious beauty of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. This package has been put together to encourage you to explore this unique landscape as well as sampling the best in local and seasonal food and drink. The two night stay includes dinner bed and breakfast each day, a packed lunch for two and a local walking guidebook. Prices from £490 per room.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Tudor Farmhouse
High Street
Clearwell
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JS

Guest comments

'This hotelis very special.In a peaceful village, it is composed of a group of buildings renovated to a high standard, with attractive and calming modern interiors and a delightful garden with a stream. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the meals imaginative, well presented and tasty, using home-grown or locally sourced ingredients. A very enjoyable and refreshing stay. ' - Jane Bailey - July, 2016
'The service was outstanding. The food was very good. The hotel was pleasingly full for February, bearing in mind its remote location. ' - Gwyn Morgan - February, 2015
'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. 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. ' - MC - August, 2013

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