TUDOR FARMHOUSE, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, which won this year’s César award for Country House Hotel of the Year, is this month’s prize giver. Historic rustic farm buildings, sensitively converted, are the essence of this small friendly hotel. Eggs from the ducks and hens in the paddock, vegetables from the kitchen garden, wild garlic foraged from the Forest of Dean help the Chef, Rob Cox, to produce his ’20 miles’ menus. The bedrooms are comfortable and contemporary with espresso machines and fresh milk.
All you need to do to win this handsome prize of bed and breakfast for two at TUDOR FARMHOUSE is to SEND A REVIEW of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.
John Saul from Bedford is the winner of last month’s prize of bed and breakfast for two at the STAR INN Harome which won this year’s César award for Inn of the Year. A 14th-century thatched inn on the edge of the North York moors, its bar is filled with odds and ends and overall it is infused with style and wit. One room has a piano and a spa bath, another has a billiard table. Chef/patron Andrew Pern’s Michelin-starred cooking is definitely worth a detour. Savour his twice-baked Stinking Bishop cheese soufflé and navarin of Yorkshire Dales mutton. The prize, to be taken before the end of March, excludes Saturdays.