20. 8 on ground floor, 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), unsuitable for disabled.
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, à la carte £40. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Live life close to the land at Hari and Colin Fell’s ‘refreshing, very special’ hotel, on a one-time farm in the Forest of Dean. The former farmhouse, barn and cider house, ‘renovated to a high standard’, stand in acres of ancient grassland surrounded by fields grazed by sheep and ponies – it’s a landscape best explored, perhaps, under the tutelage of Raoul, the in-house forager, who leads guests in search of wimberries and other wild treats. Closer to home, orchard and potager supply chef Rob Cox’s super-local 20-mile menu of ‘imaginative, well-presented and tasty’ dishes, perhaps ‘excellent’ guineafowl, boulangère potato, or roasted carrots, raisins, lime, nasturtium. (Just leave room for a ‘substantial’ dessert.) Modern bedrooms are ‘attractive and calming’, with original beams, wool blankets and home-made shortbread, perhaps an espresso machine or a roll-top bath. ‘We had one of the smaller rooms, but it was perfectly adequate – well equipped and quiet, with a comfy bed, a good walk-in shower and plenty of storage space.’ In the morning, a ‘very good’ breakfast fuels walks among the wild flowers. (Jane Bailey, Peter Anderson, Josie Mayers)
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Spring Special Offer
The Forest Awakens. Book a revitalising escape this Spring. Just a stone’s throw from this boutique rural retreat lies the mysterious beauty of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. This package has been created 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: Hatchling – £490; Hen – £550; Cockerel – £590; Suites – £630. Prices are based on two sharing, offer available from 1st March to 31st May 2018, not to be used in conjunction with other offers. Upgrade to the six course tasting menu for just £25 per person per night. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
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.