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. The ‘style and quality’ of the seasonal dishes, made from local ingredients where possible, is liked. 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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