The best-kept secret of the Forest of Dean.
For those who follow me on Instagram, you are fully aware that a week ago I was living my true country boy fantasy in Gloucestershire, UK. I joined forces with Ollie (@ByOllieB) and Victoria (@Philorose) to experience The Forest of Dean, spend a couple of nights in the historic landmark and taste the best local dishes. We showcased our latest fashions and collaborations, as well as got to know each other a little bit more. *squad game strong*
During our stay at The Speech House Hotel, we decided to explore the area and see what else was in store for us. Luckily, our pretty little ray of light, Victoria Ambrosino, found Tudor Farmhouse. *claps* It’s a fabulous countryside retreat located in Forest of Dean, Coleford. The place offers 20 instagrammable lofts, cottages and rooms, as well as a mouth-watering seasonal menu with a modern twist.
Right at the back, we explored The Lofts and it completely changed the way we see British country getaways. With large oak doors, high ceilings with exposed beams, the loft (pictured below) looks very spacious and cosy. Therefore, I wanted to stay here forever! *starts planning his countryside living*
In the evening, we had the opportunity to try their six-course tasting menu. Tudor Farmhouse uses only the finest seasonal ingredients. Therefore, the whole menu was compiled from the fresh, organic and local produce. To enhance this whole experience, all six meals were accompanied with a flight of matching wines from all over the world. So, I was preparing myself for this moment… Since birth, pretty much. We kick started our evening with some cocktails. I opted for the Old Fashioned (pictured below). *d’oh*
During our dinner, I really enjoyed the roasted carrot, raisin, lime, nasturtium, complimented with the Royal Tokaji “The Oddity” Dry Furmint wine (pictured below). It really set the tone for dishes to follow.
The peak of this whole experience was when they brought the Roasted Gloucester Old Spot pork belly, apple purée, turnips, scallops & ginger jus with Barbera Briccotondo “Fontanafredda” wine. At that point, I was telling all of my secrets to my blogging pals. Oooh! *tries to drink more water in order to find his way back*
If you’re visiting The Forrest of Dean, I strongly recommend you to visit Tudor Farmhouse for dinner and a cosy little stay in the country house. So, I’m hoping to come back at some point very soon. Perhaps, a romantic getaway? Who knows! *hopeless romantic*
High Street, Clearwell,
Forest of Dean, Coleford