Good Hotel Guide Review
Readers are drawn back time and again to this hotel in ancient grassland, with rustic-chic bedrooms in a farmhouse, cider house and barn, and the magical Forest of Dean on the doorstep. ‘The staff were as friendly, the bedrooms newly decorated,’ reported one. ‘Our fifth visit to this lovely little hotel,’ wrote another. Bedrooms range from ‘hatchling’ to ‘cockerel’ and suites. All have a minibar fridge, espresso machine, Bramley toiletries. ‘A hatchling room was plenty big enough for one and probably okay for two,’ a third reader related, noting that an umbrella was provided for a scoot through the rain for dinner. A ‘spacious, comfortable four-poster room’ had ‘a fairly small, low window, not much of a view’, a big bathroom with freestanding bath and monsoon shower. The food receives consistent praise. ‘We had delicious lamb with vegetables from the garden.’ ‘Duck hash with a poached egg was very tasty; poached and torched salmon excellent; passion fruit mousse with mango sorbet very good indeed.’ The resident sheep, ponies, chickens and ducks seem equally happy with their lot. (Sara Price, Peter Anderson, John Gibbon, Martin Daly)
20. 4 on ground floor, 4 in farmhouse, 9 in barn, 7 in cider house.
lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, treatment room, in-room smart TV, EV charging, 14-acre grounds (garden, ancient grassland), restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £25, under-6s stay free, children's menu.
1 small dog allowed in 3 bedrooms (£10 a night, bed, bowl, treat).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £167, singles from £157. À la carte £45, tasting menu £65. Min. 2-night stay Sat Easter–end Oct.
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'Autumn Leaves Package' Special Offer
Autumn Leaves Package. This two night package includes dinner bed and breakfast, an Autumnal Cocktail each before dinner each night, plus a travel set of hand-made Bramley toiletries. From £520 for two people for two nights. Mention the Good Hotel Guide on booking and get a free bottle of champagne in your room on arrival. See more info here. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.