20. 8 on ground floor, 4 in farmhouse, 9 in barn, 7 in cider house.
lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 14-acre grounds (garden, ancient grassland).
in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 3 bedrooms, grounds, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £130-£250, D,B&B £210-£330. Tasting menu £60, a la carte £35-£50. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A lovely little hotel,’ writes a reader on a return visit to Hari and Colin Fell’s ingeniously converted farm buildings in the Forest of Dean. Another reader, on arrival, was impressed by the ‘pleasant garden’, and a ‘warm welcome’. The bedrooms are all comfortable and contemporary, with espresso machine, and fresh milk in a minibar. A mid-price room, ‘up a steep, twisty staircase’, was ‘lovely, with superbly comfortable bed’, armchairs, a desk. ‘Decor was the currently fashionable grey, with a sisal carpet, which sounds clinical, but it wasn’t.’ The bathroom was ‘magnificent, as big as the bedroom, with roll-top bath taking centre stage, and a splendid shower’. In the ‘atmospheric dining room’, chef Rob Cox works with locally produced and home-grown ingredients, rare breed meats, eggs from the hens in the paddock, to create his ‘outstanding’ 20-mile menus. Typical mains: longhorn beef rump, ox cheek, celeriac, horseradish and shallot confit with red wine sauce; poached halibut, leeks, thyme gnocchi, wild mushrooms, chive and cream sauce. Service is ‘leisurely and friendly’, breakfast ‘equally good, with an ample selection’. (Peter Anderson, Andrew and Moira Kleissner)
Winter Foodie Special Offer
A two-night Winter Escape for explorers and foodies. Stay for two nights this winter and enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast using all the finest local ingredients with the special tasting menu on one night. The experience will also include a basket of some of the favourite local goodies, and a food & drink trail map, so that you can visit some suppliers and local farm shops during your stay. Hatchling Room – £460. Hen Room – £510. Cockerel Room – £550. Suites – £610. Prices based on two sharing and are valid on bookings in December, January and February. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.