Tudor Farmhouse

Clearwell, Gloucestershire

The chocolate-box charm of a centuries-old farmhouse, barn and cider house in flower-filled gardens does not immediately suggest a boutique hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The chocolate-box charm of a centuries-old farmhouse, barn and cider house in flower-filled gardens does not immediately suggest a boutique hotel. But within, you find beautiful bedrooms, blending contemporary styling with rustic features such as beams and exposed walls. Owners Hari and Colin Fell arrived here from London in 2003, beguiled by the surrounding Forest of Dean, and our readers love what they have created. ‘Idyllic visit, as always,’ reads a typical report. ‘Hari and her team are second to none.’ Rooms range from cosy Hatchlings to spacious Cockerels and suites, with a roll-top bath, monsoon shower, maybe a four-poster. A grazing menu will see you through from lunch to a cream tea. At dinner, locally sourced dishes might include cod with mussel broth, sea vegetables, saffron potatoes or wild mushroom and summer truffle Wellington. ‘The whole meal was outstanding.’ Breakfast brings ‘superb Wye Valley smoked salmon, an impressive array of juices including several apple varieties’. ‘Lovely garden, lovely walks suggested by the hotel in ravishing countryside.’ (Ann and Philip McCormack, Andrew Kleissner, and others)

Hotel details

Address

High Street
Clearwell
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JS
England

Telephone

01594 833046

Bedrooms

20. 4 on ground floor, 4 in farmhouse, 9 in barn, 7 in cider house.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, treatment room, in-room TV (Freeview), 14-acre grounds (garden, ancient grassland), restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25, under-6s stay free, children's menu.

Dogs

1 small dog allowed in 3 rooms (£10 a night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £129. Tasting menu £60, à la carte £49. Min. 2-night stay at weekends, some bank holidays.

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Comments about Tudor Farmhouse

Idyllic visit, as always. We had promised ourselves a return trip just as soon as the Tudor Farmhouse reopened. The new garden layout is lovely, the food excellent and the welcome from Hari and her team is second to none. We’ve already booked another stay in two weeks’ time. - Ann and Philip McCormack - July 2020
Small but luxurious; everything of the highest quality. Very nice staff. Utterly delicious breakfast and ravishing countryside all around. - Sybille Raphael - September 2019
It is a very special hotel - worth a detour - beautifully renovated in a rustic style with tasty locally sourced organic food. The staff were friendly and helpful and the small tranquil garden was enhanced with a little stream and an abundance of flowers. - Jane & Martin Bailey - July 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide