Tudor Farmhouse

Clearwell, Gloucestershire

‘A hit! More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A hit! Just our kind of hotel,’ say trusted reviewers of this ‘small but luxurious’ retreat set in ‘ravishing countryside’ in the Forest of Dean. Owners Hari and Colin Fell have given the 13th-century farmhouse and clutch of farm buildings a boutique feel, so that rooms with beams and exposed stonework are equipped with ‘everything of the highest quality’. Bedrooms vary in size (the smallest ‘is not big but is well furnished’); all have a coffee machine and Bramley toiletries. Families might opt for the cottage suite – ‘perfect for us upstairs and the little ones on the ground floor’, with direct access to the ‘lovely’ garden. New chef Joe Williams joined last autumn but ‘style and quality’ of the seasonal dishes, made from local ingredients where possible, remain unchanged. The tasting menu is ‘quite superb’, and includes such delights as duck liver parfait with red onion marmalade, and pork belly with pickled pear and parsnip purée. Breakfast is ‘utterly delicious’, in particular the scrambled eggs. ‘The chef has changed but the house style and quality haven’t.’ ‘Superb in every way.’ (Peter Anderson, Andrew Kleissner, T and SR)

Hotel details


High Street
GL16 8JS


01594 833046


20. 8 on ground floor, 4 in farmhouse, 9 in barn, 7 in cider house.


all year.


lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, 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.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in 3 bedrooms, grounds, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B £129–£299. Tasting menu £60, à la carte £49. Min. 2-night stay at weekends, some bank holidays.

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Special offers

Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

3 for 2 offer. Come to the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley – perfect for walkers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors – and stay a bit longer with this special offer. Book two nights dinner, bed and breakfast and get a third night’s bed and breakfast free. Three night packages start at £438. This offer is valid for stays Sunday to Thursday. Three of the rooms (two hatchling and one hen) are dog friendly so if you wish to bring your four-legged friend you can for an extra £10 per night. These offers are for new bookings only, is subject to availability and cannot to be taken in conjunction with any other offers. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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