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Wildlife Safari with Ed Drewitt

wildlife, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

By Travel Journalist WENDY GOMERSALL The first thing that stunned me most about great British wild boars – when they eventually pitched up – was their sheer size. I was expecting a kind of roughty-toughty pot-bellied pig-sized animal, not so cute, a bit hairy and grubby. How could something bigger possibly hide itself in the […]

Let us take care of your Christmas while you kick back and relax

wreath, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

If you’re looking to spend Christmas away from home, without lifting a finger, then look no further than our boutique rural retreat here in the beautiful Forest of Dean offering a choice of one, two or three-night breaks over the festive period filled with winter walks, gourmet dining in the award-winning AA restaurant, cosy log […]

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A Hidden Gem, the Gorgeous Forest of Dean – a blog post by Abi King

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

We were delighted to host Inside The Travel Lab AKA Abi King recently, here’s her lovely blog post about her stay in the Forest of Dean: Love the Cotswolds but looking for something new and a little more off the beaten track? Meet the Tudor Farmhouse snuggled deep in the Forest of Dean. Cosy indoors, […]

10 Reasons to Treat Yourself this January.

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

Why you deserve a winter getaway Starting the year, relaxed, restored and rejuvenated must be on this year’s Christmas wish list. Whether active, relaxing or indulgent, there are many reasons to escape this January.   Start your new year proactively Those new year resolutions don’t keep themselves. With a surge in popularity, outdoor pursuits are […]

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Tudor Farmhouse Named ‘Country Hotel of the Year’ by the Good Hotel Guide 2019

good hotel guide 2019

Boutique hotel Tudor Farmhousein the Forest of Dean, 20 miles from Gloucester, has just been named Country Hotel of the Year by the prestigious Good Hotel Guide2019; an independent guide to the best hotels in Britain and Ireland, published yesterday (Monday 08 October). This is one of ten special César awards presented to a small […]

Making sprouts sing!


Personally I love sprouts, but there are many perennial sprout dodgers out there who every year deny themselves the delight that is the good old Christmas sprout. This recipe should, in my view, change the opinions of even the most die hard sprout-avoider. The secret……. bacon and butter! Ingredients 500g sprouts cut in half 100g […]

Spring Time Reds

red wine Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

Spring is finally here and we’ve just added a few delicious light and fruity reds to the wine list to complement Rob’s lighter spring menu. We are Pinot Noir nuts so no surprise to see 3 new Pinots, but we have also added a delicious and classy Cabernet Franc. Pure Cabernet Franc (Domanie de Brau) […]

Rob Cox’s Tudor Farmhouse Sausage Meat Stuffing Recipe

sausage Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

With only a few weeks to go until Christmas here’s Rob’s recipe for his delicious Sausage Meat Stuffing: Ingredients Serves 10 25g unsalted butter 125g onion, chopped 850g sausage meat 10g garlic, chopped 10g fresh sage, chopped 2g fresh thyme, chopped 2 egg yolks 100g fresh breadcrumbs Salt & pepper Method Heat the butter in […]

Recipe – Cheesecake mousse, white wine poached apple, granola, rosemary oil

cheesecake recipe

Rob’s cheesecake mouse has been an instant hit on his new dinner menu.  Here’s how it’s done: Cheesecake 375g Philadelphia Cream Cheese 120g icing sugar 1 vanilla pod 500g double cream Whisk all ingredients until thick like whipped cream Place in a piping bag Apples 5 granny smiths 200g white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) 100g sugar […]

New wines!

wines, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

  Its been a busy month here.  We’ve been tasting, sniffing, debating, slurping, spitting (sometimes), eventually selecting and at last the new version of the wine list is ready…hope you like it!   We’ve been concentrating on our wines by the glass, improving the range and quality (where necessary) of the whites, reds and dessert […]

Recipe – Elderflower, Bramley & Gage gin panacotta, lemon sorbet, ginger crumble

elder, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

Our recipes are always very popular and its been ages since we posted one so sorry for the wait! We’ve recently contributed this recipe for a deliciously seasonal Elderflower, Bramley and Gin panna-cotta to the “A Taste of the West Country Recipe book” so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek. Hope you enjoy […]

From the kitchen Garden

garden at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

It’s great to see Jeanie, our resident gardener, working her magic in the kitchen garden again this year. All her hard work gives the team in the kitchen the opportunity to add an extra touch of magic to the dishes, especially with the introduction of a few more interesting and unusual fruit and veg. From the exotic, lesser […]