Tudor Farmhouse

Clearwell, Gloucestershire

‘A wonderful find. More

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)

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, free Wi-Fi, 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, D,B&B £209–£389. Tasting menu £60, à la carte £42. Min. 2-night stay at weekends, some bank hols.

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Christmas 2019 Special Offer

A festive break at Tudor Farmhouse is filled with everything magical about this time of year; the smell of mulled wine, the warmth of a roaring log fire, twinkling decorations and just the right amount of festive cheer. Christmas Eve: The Christmas festivities begin on Christmas Eve with a visit to the magical Clearwell Caves where you’ll discover the secret world beneath the Forest. Then back to the hotel for some warming mulled wine and homemade mince pies while listening to the sounds of the brass quartet before dinner. Christmas Day: What better way to start Christmas Day than with a sparkling Bucks Fizz breakfast, before enjoying a delicious traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. In the evening the light buffet is the perfect way to end the day. Boxing Day: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before leaving the hotel, and why not wrap up warm and head out for a festive walk with the hotel’s guide, Geoff, returning in time for afternoon tea. In the evening have a chilled Champagne and a 5-course tasting menu followed by the fun Casino. Prices are as follows: Three Nights: from £1100. Two Nights: from £850. Mention GHG on booking and receive matched wines with the meal on Boxing Day free of charge.

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