Tudor Farmhouse

A lovely little hotel,’ writes a reader on a return visit to Hari and Colin Fell’s ingeniously converted farm buildings in the Forest of Dean. More

Contact details

High Street
Clearwell
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JS
England
01594 833046

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 14-acre grounds (garden, ancient grassland).

Background music

in restaurant and lounge at lunch and dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £130–£250, D,B&B £210–£330. Tasting menu £60, a la carte £35–£50. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A lovely little hotel,’ writes a reader on a return visit to Hari and Colin Fell’s ingeniously converted farm buildings in the Forest of Dean. Another reader, on arrival, was impressed by the ‘pleasant garden’, and a ‘warm welcome’. The bedrooms are all comfortable and contemporary, with espresso machine, and fresh milk in a minibar. A mid-price room, ‘up a steep, twisty staircase’, was ‘lovely, with superbly comfortable bed’, armchairs, a desk. ‘Decor was the currently fashionable grey, with a sisal carpet, which sounds clinical, but it wasn’t.’ The bathroom was ‘magnificent, as big as the bedroom, with roll-top bath taking centre stage, and a splendid shower’. In the ‘atmospheric dining room’, chef Rob Cox works with locally produced and home-grown ingredients, rare breed meats, eggs from the hens in the paddock, to create his ‘outstanding’ 20-mile menus. Typical mains: longhorn beef rump, ox cheek, celeriac, horseradish and shallot confit with red wine sauce; poached halibut, leeks, thyme gnocchi, wild mushrooms, chive and cream sauce. Service is ‘leisurely and friendly’, breakfast ‘equally good, with an ample selection’. (Peter Anderson, Andrew and Moira Kleissner)

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Tudor Farmhouse
High Street
Clearwell
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JS

Guest comments

'Our third visit, and we still love it, Our room was beautifully fitted out and immaculately clean. The dinner was excellent. Breakfast also lovely, with lots of locally sourced food. ' - Andrew Kleissner - March, 2019
'The dinners are astoundingly good;. The staff cannot do enough for you; ' - Tessa Stuart - July, 2018
'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
'A wonderful find. Delightful and helpful staff. Dinners were excellent. There are two dining rooms, an older one in the original farmhouse, the other in the modern extension which had more natural light but still felt cosy. The corridor conservatory area was a good place for afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks. Our bedroom up a steep staircase was a good size ,with an arched window looking over the fields with sheep and horses. The bathroom was small but had a whirlpool bath. Breakfast had an excellent buffet table and the cooked dishes were worth getting up for. ' - Sara Price - July, 2018
'A lovely little hotel. In the main building the low beams can be a danger to the head, but it is very comfortable. Our spacious room overlooked the road but it wasn’t a problem.The food has gone up several notches. All a bit nouvelle cuisine but absolutely fine with no suspicion that presentation was taking priority over flavour.Breakfast was good, with decent fruit salad and good fruit compote. ' - Peter Anderson - February, 2018

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide