Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A wonderful find. We had a lovely few days.’ Praise from readers in 2019 for Hari and Colin Fell’s Elizabethan farmhouse-cum-boutique hotel in a Forest of Dean village. Bedrooms, some in converted outbuildings, have neutral decor, beams, many original features. They range from Hatchling to Hen to Cockerel to suites, all supplied with a Nespresso machine, minibar fridge, Bramley toiletries. ‘Steep stairs’ (not for the chicken-hearted) led to a barn bedroom with an ‘arched window looking over the fields where sheep and horses graze’, a small bathroom with a whirlpool bath. Another reader, on a third visit, loved the Byre, ‘a characterful ground-floor junior suite, beautifully fitted out and immaculately clean’, with roll-top bath and monsoon shower. Chef Rob Cox’s modern British dishes use home-grown and local produce. Perhaps ‘really delicious white onion soup with duck egg yolk, beautifully presented plaice, mussels and sea vegetables, delicious pork belly and dark chocolate tart’. Staff are ‘delightful and helpful’. Breakfast’s ‘excellent buffet, soft poached and creamy scrambled eggs’, local apple juices are ‘worth getting up for‘! (Sara Price, Andrew and Moira Kleissner)
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), restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 3 bedrooms, grounds, not in public rooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £129–£299, D,B&B £209–£389. Tasting menu £60, à la carte £42. Min. 2-night stay at weekends, some bank hols.
Forest Awakens Two Night Special Offer
Come for 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 put together to encourage you to explore this unique landscape as well as sampling the best in local and seasonal food and drink. This two night package includes dinner bed and breakfast and a packed lunch each day, plus a local walking guidebook in your room on arrival. Hatchling – £458. Hen – £518. Cockerel – £578. Suites – £718. Prices are based on two sharing, offer available from 1st March to 31st May 2020, not to be used in conjunction with other offers. Book before February 29, 2020, to get a complimentary bottle of champagne in the room on arrival.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.