What We Love
- A boutique farmhouse surrounded by the Royal Forest of Dean, with breakfast and dinner option
- Exploring the stunning Wye Valley on bikes
- Taking a leisurely stroll around the quaint market town of Ross-on-Wye
- Tucking into the rare breed pork belly on Tudor Farmhouse's award-winning restaurant menu
What To Know
- This countryside escape exudes rustic charm
- Produce is sourced from the hotel's garden and local purveyors
- Family-friendly: There's an extensive children's menu and nature trails to keep the kids occupied for hours
- The walls are thin; light sleepers should bring earplugs
Surrounded by the Royal Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel beckons as a luxurious country escape to the heart of Gloucestershire. Found in the village of Clearwell, near Monmouth and Ross-on Wye, it’s an ideal destination for escaping the urban humdrum in favour of soaking up rolling rural landscapes.
Both welcoming and relaxing, the stylish converted farmhouse has retained many of its original features. Fresh neutral walls with flashes of exposed stonework are framed by high-quality wooden fixtures, which tie in beautifully with the luxury Bronte fabrics that appear throughout.
With 14 acres of farmland to explore, 20 individually charming rooms and a restaurant that won the prestigious prize of Taste of the West Restaurant of the Year 2015 and two AA Rosettes, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel exceeds expectations when it comes to chic countryside retreats. Not only does it have a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence tucked comfortably under its arm, Condé Nast Traveller also lauded the hotel in a recent glittering review and Sawday’s have named it English Hotel of the Year 2016.
Bantam rooms are cosy and stylish, whilst Cockerel rooms are spacious with seating areas, roll-top baths and unique features such as exposed beams or four-poster beds. Suites are even more spacious, with generous seating areas, roll top baths and monsoon showers.
Just as you’d expect from the winners of Cotswold Life Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2013 and a two AA Rosette-winner, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel serves up quality seasonal produce cooked simply and to perfection. Some of the ingredients even come out of the hotel’s own kitchen garden and grounds. The team try their hardest to source the rest from within a 20-mile radius.
With country pursuits coming from all angles, this is a location that suits just about every pace, from scenic walks in the Wye Valley and foraging in the hotel’s grounds to water sports at Symonds Yat Rock and indulging in a flutter at Cheltenham Racecourse.
How to Get There
The heading pretty much sums it up, lovely little hotel with a charming restaurant. Great wine list too, we opted for the organic Chablis, not one we had seen before but would have again. Bread served before meal was excellent, food we equally good and served by a charming young lady from Neath ( sorry I did not get your name) . Have not been here for decades, but having had such a good time we will be back again soon,
Stayed in a Cockerel Room 2. The room was a good size and well equipped with a spacious luxury ensuite. The fresh milk left daily in the fridge was a good touch but the biscuits were a bit lacking. Overall the cleanliness of the room, communal areas, restaurant etc was of a good standard. The breakfast was of a very good quality and catered for all needs. We particularly enjoyed the porridge with double cream and honey to which we added a selection of nuts, seeds and fruit. The cooked breakfast was delicious, especially the bacon and sausages. We ate in the restaurant on the evening of our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the non-alcoholic cocktails and nuts/olives in the lounge area beforehand. The amuse bouche which was beetroot and apple soup was a nice appetizer, especially alongside the fresh cut soda bread. All courses were of a good standard, but we felt a portion of mixed seasonal vegetables would have added to the main course (we don't agree with having to pay extra for side dishes of vegetables when the main itself is £24). We particularly enjoyed the salt caramel tart, dark chocolate macaroons and popcorn icecream dessert, infact it was the highlight of the meal. The coffee and petite fours at £4 each with a half full latte glass and a passionfruit jelly and a small square of chocolate fudge was a little disappointing ...especially when we have eaten at other places where we have been given a choice of 4 petite fours each out of a selection and enjoyed luxurious hot drinks. A special mention and thanks must be given to Felicity who served us at breakfast and in the evening. She needs to be commended for her manner and conduct, politeness, professionalism and the fact that she was always happy to accommodate any requests with a smile and willingness. Overall the staff are a credit to Tudor Farmhouse and add to the quality of the experience. A little surprised that a couple were given only one rather overcooked and slightly burnt hen biscuit on departure, surely an establishment of this caliber can stretch to two...and give guests a more memorable departure. Would book to stay again but only if we were able to secure a deal with Secret Escapes as we feel the rates are a little high. With a few tweaks and taking some of the good ideas to the next level this little gem has the potential to be outstanding.
We recently visited the Tudor Farmhouse for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The accomodation was beautiful and the food in the restaurant was amazing. The farmhouse is a small and well cared for hotel and staff were very attentive and offered excellent service. There is a very pretty garden which provides a very pleasant setting for coffee/tea or evening drinks. We will definitely plan a return visit.