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Forest House

4.8 (856 reviews)
Cinder Hill
Tel: 01594 832424
Forest House is an 18th century Grade 2 listed former ironmaster’s house in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire We are a family run guest house and restaurant in the historic town of Coleford in the heart of the Forest of Dean. We are only three miles from the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat, an area of outstanding natural beauty. 4 star accommodation with a silver award! Our four star accommodation is both spacious and comfortable. We have eight rooms all with en-suite facilities, a mixture of double, twin, king-size and family rooms. Although Forest House is small, you'll always get a big and friendly welcome - a real ‘home from home’.
Total rates, from Sat 16 Nov 2019, to Sun 17 Nov 2019, for 1 nights.
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Facilities

  • Cot on Request
  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Laundry And Dry Clean (Charge)

Policies

Check In: Between 12:30 and 23:00
Check Out: Between 7:00 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Limited parking is available on site and is free of charge. On street parking is available and is free of charge. Parking is available nearby and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.8
out of 5
856 reviews

100% recommend

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4.8
out of 5

12th November 2019:

This was a return visit. We stayed in a standard double room which was comfortable and had a spacious en-suite. However, it had a slopping ceiling which I kept walking into and the wardrobe was only half size, so dresses were crumpled. That is my only niggle. The breakfasts and dinner were excellent and the staff friendly and efficient. Complimentary coffee/tea excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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We visited Gloucester cathedral and the quays with our friends. Recommend a visit.

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5
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11th November 2019:

Thank you for the extra large very comfortable bed that even a giant can get a great nights sleep. We loved the Trivia games that we could sit and play whilst having a coffee or a drink from the bar a super touch Our evening meal ( as our breakfast also ) was top quality and cooked with great care Would highly recommend my friends and family to stay with you

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5
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11th November 2019:

A very nice relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. You are always made very welcome.

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The Forest of Dene is lovely particularly in the autumn with such wonderful colours.

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5
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11th November 2019:

A great family room that met all our needs. Comfy beds and plenty of storage.

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5
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8th November 2019:

Excellent host and great hotel, our room and breakfast were first class. delicious coffee on tap in the reception.

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5
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8th November 2019:

Good people, lovely rooms, good water pressure, nice food and drink.

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4.5
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7th November 2019:

Lovely small Hotel with on-site parking and free wi-fi. Spacious and spotlessly clean rooms, excellent breakfast and possibly the best Restaurant in the area. If we lived nearer, 'Andersens' would definitely be our favourite restaurant. Fresh food beautifully cooked and presented. Although it will be a great loss, we wish the owners every success in their new BHH venture.

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The sculpture trail in the Forest is interesting. Avoid Lydney, the signs to the dock take you to a boat graveyard! I understand re-generation is on the cards so in future years it might be worth a visit. Symonds Yat Rock is around 15 mins drive from the Hotel and is well worth a visit for the amazing views. The Woodman Pub (around 2 miles from Coleford) has a nice restaurant and good pub food.

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4.3
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4th November 2019:

We enjoyed the warm welcome we received and appreciated the helpful suggestions made on what to do during our stay. we were impressed when following a small difficulty with my husbands dietary needs this was catered for the following morning.

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The sculpture trail is well worth walking , particularly with the autumn colours.

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5
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4th November 2019:

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4.8
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4th November 2019:

a slight lack of minor facilities such as power points for phone chargers is to be expected in such a lovely old property,so not a complaint,just how it is. The food ,especially the seafood platter,was excellent! Modern shower and nice bedding. Very,very nice throughout.

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We came to see the autumn colours, nice woodland walks and views which are all within easy reach of the hotel.You get a couple of hours parking for £3 at most places and there are plenty of cafes about.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review and your specific recommendations! Some of our rooms have USB points on the power sockets already and we are upgrading all of the rooms to this standard. Thank you for reviewing! Barbara

5
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3rd November 2019:

Lovely room, excellent food and welcoming hosts

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4.5
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28th October 2019:

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5
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27th October 2019:

Very friendly and professional service. The room was spacious and comfortable. Although Coleford seems to be busy place, I didn't hear anything at night. Dinner in the restaurant was just right and dairy free options were available, similarly for breakfast. We were only able to stay for one night but would happily have stayed longer.

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Handy for Clearwell Castle weddings.

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5
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25th October 2019:

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5
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24th October 2019:

As a 'regular' at the Forest House, I have nothing but good things to say. It's spotlessly clean and very comfortable, and the service is as friendly and welcoming as anywhere I've ever stayed. The whole place has a great atmosphere. Location is ideal: close enough to the centre of Coleford to walk in (less than 5 minutes) but far enough out that it's lovely and quiet. I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else when I visit the Forest of Dean.

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Andersens (the restaurant in the hotel) is absolutely excellent, and there also plenty of other options within 5 minutes' walk: Italian, Indian and others. If you don't mind a drive, there are other restaurants in easy distance: The Tudor Farmhouse is more of a fine dining style, whilst the Saracens at Symonds Yat is fantastic gastropub food in a lovely setting (sit outside when the weather's nice!). Hotel's just down the road from the cinema if it's a rainy night. Also there's a viewpoint on the way out to Symonds Yat which is absolutely spectacular. There are plenty things to do in the area whether you want adventurous, educational or just a relaxing break.

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5
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22nd October 2019:

Was made to feel welcome and it was a nice touch to be shown to my room. The breakfast was great!

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4.8
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22nd October 2019:

Nice hotel, very helpful and accommodating staff, lovely breakfast.

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4.8
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21st October 2019:

A warm and comfortable venue Friendly and welcoming staff Will certainly stay again if in the area.

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Don't bother to look for another restaurant as the hotel provides an excellent dining room and delicious food with good service.

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5
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19th October 2019:

Wonderful guest house. The food, the staff, the room, everything was perfect. Oh and that Pinot nior might just be my new favourite.

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5
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17th October 2019:

Good food, good people

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3.8
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16th October 2019:

Bathroom was a little tired on paint work. Food excellent,breakfast choice superb.

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5
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11th October 2019:

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5
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10th October 2019:

The B&B was excellent and good value for money. The breakfast was very good and the service was excellent. The only thing I would like to have had was a lighter Duvet or a separate sheet .

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I am unfortunately unable to comment as I was not long enough in Coleford, plus dd

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5
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10th October 2019:

Lovely clean and comfy stay, would highly recommend, beautiful location and we were well looked after.

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Local tapas bar was lovely Varied local shops,central location.

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4.5
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9th October 2019:

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5
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6th October 2019:

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5
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2nd October 2019:

Excellent hotel. Very comfortable room with excellent shower. Very friendly staff with very hospitable and efficient owner, Barbara

Tips:

It is very well placed for visiting the Wye Valley, and the surrounding area including Monmouth , Gloucester and surrounding area.

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5
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2nd October 2019:

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5
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29th September 2019:

Barbara and Simon are fantastic hosts in this beautifully run hotel. The Food Simon turns out from his kitchen really is something everyone should experience at least once.

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5
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29th September 2019:

We can't wait to return. Wonderful accomodation, amazing food and great hosts ( Barbara and Simon - you are brilliant! )

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4.8
out of 5

28th September 2019:

This is a return trip with the family. We were made so welcome the first time when there were 17 of us!! Highly recommend the welcome and the food was excellent. Thank you once again.

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Eat in!!

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4.8
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26th September 2019:

We enjoyed our time with you very much

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4.8
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25th September 2019:

Such a friendly place with superb food

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4.8
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24th September 2019:

A warm welcome and very comfortable stay; we enjoyed both breakfast and dinner, the latter combined the highest standards of both ingredients and cuisine that we have experienced in the UK for a considerable time, absolutely superb.

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5
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21st September 2019:

Absolutely delightful accommodation and restaurant, Loved our rooms and the meal we had in Andersons on the first night, was top class. Lots of gluten free choice for me, and a nice little snug to sit in afterwards and have a drink, relaxing and chatting to the owner. Will definitely come back and stay again, highly recommended

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Loved our morning trip to Monmouth, lots of places to eat there, Clearwell caves was interesting and can recommend The Dog & Muffler, a fantastic local pub serving excellent food.

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5
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20th September 2019:

Always a pleasure to stay here. It's in a quiet location with a two minute walk into town. Comfortable, clean and fantastic food with a varied menu.

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Centrally located within easy driving distances for local attractions.

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5
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19th September 2019:

A repeat stay and as enjoyable as always. Good wine list and excellent menu.

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5
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17th September 2019:

Absolutely fantastic stay. So good I booked before I left!

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Here for work but would like to come to see some of the area at some point.

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5
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16th September 2019:

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4.8
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16th September 2019:

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5
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15th September 2019:

A great place to stay , lovely room excellent food. Very welcoming. The only thing I would do to the room is , replace the light pull cord in the bathroom and add a wooden knob instead of the plastic one, plus paint the skirting board along the shower wall.

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5
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15th September 2019:

The staff are fantastic, they couldnt have been more helpful. A wonderful welcome. Our room was very comfortable and clean. A beautiful building. We would definitely stay here again.

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5
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13th September 2019:

The room was very comfortable and clean and nicely decorated. Great bed and fresh linen. The breakfast was also of a good standard with excellent choices including gluten free.

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I’m afraid we were only there for a wedding at the castle so are unable to comment on the locality but just to say that we would have liked to stayed a little longer as the surrounding countryside looked amazing.

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5
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12th September 2019:

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4.5
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11th September 2019:

Really friendly welcome, lovely room and a great breakfast!

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5
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10th September 2019:

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5
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9th September 2019:

We had a wonderful time at Forest House. Lovely rooms, spotlessly clean throughout. Superb breakfast and the evening meal in the restaurant was outstanding. We shall definitely be recommending to friends and family. Thank you!

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5
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6th September 2019:

We received a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble for our party. We were staying here to go to a wedding at Clearwell Castle, perfect location for going to an event at the castle. Our hosts organised the taxis. Our dinner in Andersen’s restaurant was fabulous as was breakfast the next day. Coffee and tea available 24 hour. Highly recommend staying here.

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Eat at Andersons ! Our food was superb. Great wine selection and an array of gins too.

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5
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5th September 2019:

Lovely room and excellent service. Got you on my list to visit again!

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5
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5th September 2019:

Very nice place, if we were to be picky bedroom furniture was a little dated. Barbara was an amazing host and if we are down that way again would not consider staying anywhere else. Thank for making our short stay so pleasant.

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If you’re looking for restaurants you won’t do much better than Forest House own. We had dinner their one night and it was excellent and reasonably priced. Breakfasts were just superb.

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4.5
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5th September 2019:

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4.3
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5th September 2019:

Only downside is lack of off road parking

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you had problems parking. We do have 8 parking spaces in the car park and there is additional road parking at the entrance to the car park. I am aware though that when we have restaurant guests arriving in the evening they can temporarily take up our parking spaces. We try to ease the problem by using our own car to keep and space and then move it out for our guests - sorry it didn't work on this occasion!

4.8
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5th September 2019:

We stayed four nights and ate in the restaurant every evening.Very friendly ,helpful and efficient. Very pleasant comfortable room. Generous and enjoyable breakfast. We must emphasise the dinners- outstanding choice of white fish, good quality, excellent straightforward cooking. (And good steak). One of us has multiple dietary restrictions but she could have a different main each evening. Hotel and restaurant both strongly recommended. We don't normally eat in hotel restaurants but this one is special.

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4.8
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28th August 2019:

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4.3
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26th August 2019:

Great attention to detail and super food

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A lovely place to stay for a weekend exploring the forest.

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4.8
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25th August 2019:

Barbara & Simon were very accommodating for all our needs and made changes at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. Nothing was too much trouble for them or their staff. Food excellent and are looking forward to our next visit. I should say we were a party of 10 persons and ALL expressed great satisfaction with the hotel and restaurant. Thank you and well done.

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The visit to the Forest of Dean is a great experience with plenty to see and explore from Symonds Yat Rock( and the peregrines if you are lucky ), Mallards Pike, Cannop Ponds etc to the local history of the iron and steel industry which originated in this area. In fact, Forest House was the home of David and Robert Mushet who are world renowned for the production of excellent iron from local furnaces. The world owes them a huge debt of gratitude for their pioneering endeavours.

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5
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22nd August 2019:

Everything was just perfect - as a bed and breakfast and as a restaurant. Attention to detail couldn’t be faulted.

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4.8
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19th August 2019:

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4.8
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19th August 2019:

Very welcoming and efficient

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5
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15th August 2019:

The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating to us and our young children

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4.8
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12th August 2019:

We stayed here as a result of all the other excellent reviews we had read. We were not disappointed. Cannot fault the place. Barbara the owner was so friendly and efficient. Food was superb. Would certainly stay again if I was in the area.

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5
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11th August 2019:

We've stayed in a number of places in and around Coleford and this is the best by a long way. Will be staying here in the future

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Eat at Andersons. Good food and great service.

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5
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11th August 2019:

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4.8
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6th August 2019:

very friendly well run hotel. good food nothing is too much trouble. I would be happy to recommend the hotel to anyone. This was our 2nd visit and hope for more!

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5
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5th August 2019:

Myself and 3 other ladies stayed here to attend a wedding at Clearwell Castle. The service was friendly and helpful. The rooms were perfect and spotless clean. We were very plesently surprised that shower gel and shampoo were supplied too. We woke after a good nughts sleep to a lovely friendly service and a good cooked breakfast. We would deffinatly recommend staying here to anyone. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome.

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5
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5th August 2019:

Lovely place, lovely location, great food and service, couldn’t recommend more highly. Thanks for a fabulous time.

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Great if you are a guest at a wedding at Clearwell Castle. Miners Arms at Sling do a fab Sunday lunch.

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5
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1st August 2019:

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and very friendly and helpful hosts. The breakfasts are amazing!

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Ideal location for exploring Wye Valley. Chepstow Castle is a great day out, Tintern Abbey and Goodrich too. Lovely walks at Redbrok. If you want to visit the National Trust Kymin, we recomend parking in Monmouth, walk up (50 mins) and down again as the road to it is scary!

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4.8
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27th July 2019:

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5
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25th July 2019:

We have stayed a Forest House on numerous occasions and it just gets better. Everything is just as you would hope it to be and the fresh fruit salad at breakfast is to die for.

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5
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23rd July 2019:

Forest House is a lovely building with plenty of character and the rooms are nicely decorated, clean and tidy with everything you need including a coffee maker. The staff were very welcoming and attentive and the breakfast was fantastic.

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Puzzle wood, Symmonds Yat, Clearwell caves

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5
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22nd July 2019:

Forest House and Anderson’s was an Oasis. The bedroom was huge and decorated really tastefully. They really looked after me, locking my bike away safely and were really interested in the reason for my trip. The food was absolutely fantastic. I have genuinely never seen a menu where I found it so difficult to choose because it all looked amazing. For the record, I had whitebait and lamb which were both outstanding. I’d stay here again in a heartbeat. Lovely people, lovely place.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review! I hope that the trip is going well- a couple of rainy days would have been hard but it should be lovely for your last miles! Come and see us again when you do the trip in reverse.... All the best, Barb & Si

5
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17th July 2019:

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5
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17th July 2019:

Great place - we stayed for an overnight stay on our way to Cornwall and needed to pick our son up from a canoeing trip on the River Wye. Good family room with a separate room with a bed which is great for an older child. The children enjoyed choosing a DVD to watch from the DVD library. Evening meal was very good and great service from all staff. Breakfast was excellent. A welcoming and relaxed place. Barbara is a great host.

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5
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16th July 2019:

Family run clean spacious light well decorated and very good food. Plus they have a bar

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5
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15th July 2019:

What a lovely hotel, very pleased we stayed there, it was clean beds very comfortable a good location in the town, and a good location to use as a base to tour the area. The owner's were welcoming friendly and helpful. Certainly recommend and stay again.

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For food, the hotel itself you can't go wrong,the angel hotel is also worth a look,clearwell caves, and puzzle wood are worth a visit, the area itself is well worth a visit.

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5
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14th July 2019:

Barbaraand Simon are experienced operators who run a superb guesthouse. Everything was excellent not to mention the food which was delicious. The town has seen better days but there are signs of rejuvenation and notwithstanding this comment.. it is a great base for exploring the Wye Valley and the Forest.

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Try dinner at Forest House...you will not be disappointed! Ye Old Ferrie Inn at West Symons Yat is a lovely place on the river to enjoy a gin or two! Symons Yat Rock is a must for incredible views and a walk down an old track to East Symons Yat where there are other riverside pubs. Ross on Wye is also worth a visit.

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5
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13th July 2019:

Fantastic, definitely recommend. Food excellent. Made to feel very welcome.

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5
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13th July 2019:

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4.8
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12th July 2019:

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4.8
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11th July 2019:

Excellent accommodation and the food and service is superb. Highly recommended..

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Close to all areas in the forest of dean

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4.8
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10th July 2019:

Can’t rate this place highly enough. Excellent ambiance. Hosts very friendly, welcoming, professional and caring. The food is to die for and the dining room a pleasure to eat in and so tastefully decorated, as was our bedroom. Staff were a pleasure to meet and couldn’t do enough for you. Will most definitely be back.

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5
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8th July 2019:

This was our second visit. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Room was well equipped and clean. Food and drinks were lovely. Customer service second d to none. We are looking forward to our third visit.

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4.3
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8th July 2019:

Lovely accommodation - recommend if staying in the area.

Tips:

Lots of things to do in the surrounding area if you have a car. Was on foot, so lots of country/forest walks.

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4.5
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8th July 2019:

I felt "at home" in the hotel because of the friendly, welcoming staff.

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Use the hotel as a base for walks in the surrounding countryside.

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4.8
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6th July 2019:

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4.5
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6th July 2019:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in all respects.

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5
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4th July 2019:

Excellent accommodation in a lovely house that has a great history. Staff very friendly & helpful.

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Eat in the restaurant, food is wonderful!

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5
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4th July 2019:

Barbara is a lovely host. The place was spotlessly clean and breakfast was beautiful

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Owner Response:

Many thanks!

5
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3rd July 2019:

Extremely pleased with my spacious and well appointed room and everything else. Forest House is a bit of an oasis. The breakfast had a plentiful choice with a cooked menu of a very high and pleasing standard. Barbara is very helpful and friendly. I would stay there again if I needed accommodation in the area.

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As far as the idea of local restaurants go - I went to Andersen’s on both nights of my stay (which is on site) as I felt sure that I’d be wasting my time trying to find anything better. The food was great, with a good choice. Freshly cooked and lovely.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for your excellent review-I love the idea of being an oasis! I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Regards Barbara

4.8
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3rd July 2019:

Tips:

No lift. Struggled with suitcase.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. We do not have a lift but we always offer to carry cases to room and are available to bring them down upon departure.

4.3
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3rd July 2019:

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5
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2nd July 2019:

excellent stay, we enjoyed everything, the food was superb. we wouldn't hesitate to book again.

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eat in the hotel, visit Ross and Hay on Wye enjoy the countryside

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5
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25th June 2019:

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4.3
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24th June 2019:

We were a wedding party of 16 and were incredibly well looked after. The food is excellent and Barb and Simon are incredible hosts. Excellent value for money.

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4.5
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17th June 2019:

We feel we have made two new friends! Barbara and Simon couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and provided wonderful vegan food. The room was spacious and comfortable. We have already sung the praises of Forest House to friends and family and will continue to do so. Love to B and S.

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We weren't particularly taken by Coleford but the surrounding countryside more than made up for that and we can't wait to come back in better weather.

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5
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15th June 2019:

Fantastic Hosts and facilities

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Central location for visiting the area

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5
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13th June 2019:

Fab hosts .very friendly .was like visiting friends .not just a BB overnight ..very helpful to help us sort a taxi out to a wedding evening .our room spotless .great nights sleep .brill shower . Breakfast first class .can't fault one thing about our stay .hope to come back very soon..well done forest house .5 stars for us .Susan Thomas .

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Owner Response:

Thank you Susan! You were fabulous guests and we hope to see you againin the near future. Best Regards Barb & Si

5
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12th June 2019:

The Forest House, is a wonderful cosy and friendly place to stay. We felt so welcome and the food was fantastic. The room was very clean, comfortable and elegantly decorated. There are no faults I can think of.

Tips:

Puzzlewood is a very short drive, it's beautiful and mesmerising. Clearwell Caves is fascinating and has a very cute tearoom, tea is a necessity to warm up after the caves. The sculpture trail has some great walks but the map and directions are fairly confusing and added an air of frustration to a beautiful setting with some interesting sculptures.

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4.8
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9th June 2019:

Very friendly and helpful welcome. Beautifully presented and delicious food. Best powerful showers.

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Local iron mine history is interesting ar Clearwell mines and Puzzlewood woods.....very different from normal experiences.

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5
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8th June 2019:

Another very enjoyable stay enabling us to visit friends and relatives in such a lovely area. Barbara and Simon are so helpful. We enjoy the menu and have already booked for our next stay

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5
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5th June 2019:

We stayed at forst house for 1 night and it was perfict for what we were looking for. We had a family room and it was lovely, great for our needs and our children loved the hotel as well. Breakfast was excellent as were the staff. Highly recommended, many thanks

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5
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4th June 2019:

Fabulous stay. Great service and superb food

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'Canoe the Wye' an absolute must

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4
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4th June 2019:

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4
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1st June 2019:

The room was spacious and comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. There were vegan options at breakfast and in the restaurant for the evening meal. We very much enjoyed our stay.

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5
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1st June 2019:

Restaurant menu very good. Very friendly staff.

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4.5
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29th May 2019:

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5
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28th May 2019:

Lovely place to say and amazing value. Facilities were fantastic and the hotel was exceptionally clean. Hosts were brilliant, very welcoming. Plan to visit again.

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5
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28th May 2019:

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5
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27th May 2019:

Gorgeous owners, gorgeous guest house! Such a comfy bed, lovely room with more than you could need, breakfast was top class. Had a wonderful stay thank you!

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Stayed for a wedding, wedding was at clearwell castle, this place was ideal for getting there!

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Owner Response:

Thank you Courtney!You were also gorgeous guests! Hope you will return to venture into the Forest! Regards Barb & Si

5
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23rd May 2019:

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4.8
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19th May 2019:

Very welcoming and friendly staff. We only stayed for 1 night but had everything we needed and the breakfast provided was amazing. Lovely room and dining area, excellent service, no complaints at all. Highly recommended!

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4.8
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16th May 2019:

We were really well looked after A more visible Hotel sighn would be more helpfull for car travellers.

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5
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13th May 2019:

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5
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12th May 2019:

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It was a short stay but most welcoming

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4.5
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11th May 2019:

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4.8
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9th May 2019:

This was our 3rd stay at the Forest House with a group of friends. We keep coming back because Barbara and Simon make us so welcome - and the food is fabulous!

Tips:

Most of our group enjoy walking and there are endless walking routes in the Forest. For those who do not want to walk the DFR steam railway provided a very enjoyable alternative. The Butchers Arms at Clearwell is highly recommended for Sunday lunch - the one day that the Forest House does not provide an evening meal.

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5
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6th May 2019:

This was the second time we stayed at Forest House and everything was perfect again! The room is clean and cozy, the breakfast is tasty and nutritious. Overall, we had a wonderful stay!

Tips:

Forest House has the best restaurant in town. The hotel is located in the middle of Forest of Dean with lots of footpaths, beautiful view points and ancient sites.

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5
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3rd May 2019:

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5
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1st May 2019:

What's not to like? Ideal location, very friendly and helpful staff and proprietors, excellent breakfast. Highly recommended

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Book early to avoid disappointment!

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5
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1st May 2019:

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4.8
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1st May 2019:

Fabulous food

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Eat here!!

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5
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30th April 2019:

Lovely hotel with character and links to local history. Made to feel very welcome by all staff. Good breakfast, prepared fresh. will definitely return.

Tips:

Perfect location for exploring the Forest of Dean. Loads to do locally. Nice tapas restaurant in Coleford itself.

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5
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30th April 2019:

Lovely room and nothing too much trouble.

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5
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29th April 2019:

Fantastic B&B. Very friendly owners and a nice spacious room. The food in the restaurant is delicious as well as the breakfasts.

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Cannop Centre mountain bike trails highly recommended Nice food at the Speech House

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5
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29th April 2019:

Warm welcoming people. Good cooking

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4.8
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25th April 2019:

Absolutely lovely house, very comfortable beds and clean spacious rooms. Food at the restaurant was very nice and at the breakfast we were spoilt for choice. We can’t fault it in any way.

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4.8
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25th April 2019:

Lovely hotel, restaurant and staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wonderful food and really cosy, comfortable hotel. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tips:

Lovely location for walking cycling etc. Can’t beat the hotel for a meal and a lovely micro pub in the town.

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5
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25th April 2019:

Excellent! Friendly staff, good food and fantastic hotel.

Tips:

Walk and bike in the beautiful forests. rent a bike in the Forest of Dean, Puzzlewoods, The Heritage Center and walk the path behind it around Bradley Hill.

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5
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24th April 2019:

Really welcoming and friendly place to stay. Room was spacious and clean with a very comfortable bed. Can't comment on the food as we didn't have time to stay for breakfast unfortunately. Good value for money and only a few minutes walk into the town centre.

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5
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21st April 2019:

Very accommodating for us and we had a very pleasant stay

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5
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20th April 2019:

Very welcoming and friendly.

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5
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18th April 2019:

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4
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17th April 2019:

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4.5
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16th April 2019:

Would benefit from guests lounge area. Shower trays need cleaning of remnant conditioner, ours was very slippery and the drain pretty well blocked on arrival. Husband sorted it. Dinner and breakfast were excellent, service impeccable.

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5
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14th April 2019:

Another pleasant stay with the excellent menu and selection of wine. Such a convenient centre and good facilities.

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4.5
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14th April 2019:

Fantastic breakfast and gin selection!

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5
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13th April 2019:

Great breakfast plenty of choice, very comfortable bed,highly recommended.

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5
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8th April 2019:

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4.5
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8th April 2019:

A very enjoyable stay. Professionally run to high standards. Extremely good food and a well priced wine list from Tanners.

Tips:

The area is one of naturally attractive countryside. Monmouth is well worth a visit (large Waitrose) and the Forest of dean preserved railway has something for adults and children alike.

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5
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7th April 2019:

Faultless stay, which we really enjoyed.

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5
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5th April 2019:

A very welcoming and friendly staff. A quality hotel that I would highly recommend.Excellent food.

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5
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5th April 2019:

Same high standards as always would recommend to anyone

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4.3
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5th April 2019:

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5
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3rd April 2019:

Fabulous meal in Anderson's restaurant on Saturday night, thank you. And a lovely breakfast each morning. Always feel very welcome when we return each year for our wedding anniversary. Room is spacious and clean. Bathroom spotless and love the power shower.

Tips:

So much to do in the area! Lots of walking and cycling trails - and keep your eyes open for the local wildlife. Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood, Go Ape, Hopewell Colliery, Dean Forest Railway, Sculpture Trail and Dean Heritage Centre all within easy reach by car.

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5
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1st April 2019:

Excellent - king size bed in family room.

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4.8
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25th March 2019:

Superb place to stay. Staff friendly and professional. Decor calming and relaxing -all perfect for us. Plus the added bonus of a wonderful breakfast!

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Walking in the forest and the Dean Forest Railway both highly recommended

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4.8
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25th March 2019:

Very friendly staff, great restaurant (best to book ahead for dinner)

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5
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25th March 2019:

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5
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22nd March 2019:

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5
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22nd March 2019:

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4.5
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18th March 2019:

Very friendly staff Barbara excellent Simon excellent chef could not fault out stay room spotless .would go and stay again .

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Town ok need car to get around would recommend clearwell mines.

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5
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13th March 2019:

The staff were so pleasant and helpful, I cannot fault anything during my stay here. A lovely room and fantastic breakfast.

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5
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11th March 2019:

Fantastic service, really comfy bed, and a great breakfast in the morning.

Tips:

Stayed here for a wedding at Clearwell Castle. Really convenient, 5 mins in a taxi. We had the family room at the top. It was lovely, but not built for tall people - at 6’3” I was banging my head a fair bit!

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5
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11th March 2019:

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5
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11th March 2019:

Good food

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4.8
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11th March 2019:

Very convenient for the wedding we were attending Staff were very friendly and breakfast delicious.

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5
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10th March 2019:

Very comfortable stay. Staff very helpful & gave me a lot of pointers about the area. I had an appointment the next day & was welcomed back for a coffee after check out while I waited. I would happily recommend this hotel.

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I used Andersens Restaurant on site. Would happily recommend this as well.

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4.5
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5th March 2019:

Brilliant

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5
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4th March 2019:

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5
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3rd March 2019:

The Andersens were kind and welcoming hosts that made us feel at ease and relaxed. In fact our whole stay at Forest House was warm and a pleasant break away from everyday life. Thank you.

Tips:

The Dog House in the town of Coleford is worth a visit for a warm welcome and a fine selection of real ales with reasonable prices. Andersens restaurant is lovely and intimate with very good food also. We went to Nags Head RSPB reserve for a wonderful forest walk, there's lots to do in the area and would recommend a visit.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Also it is great to see some good tips for other visitors - we have never been to the RSPB nature reserve ourselves, so we will now put it on our list!

5
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22nd February 2019:

Beautiful place and very welcoming. Lovely breakfast, just a pity I didn’t have the time to enjoy the attractive looking restaurant and menu for dinner. I would certainly stay again when next in the area.

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Excellent location for travelling around this gorgeous area with its many attractions.

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5
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22nd February 2019:

Very Friendley and go above and beyond to make your stay perfect.

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5
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19th February 2019:

Beautiful hotel and very friendly staff couldn't do enough for you

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Clearwell castle is lovely

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4.8
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19th February 2019:

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4.8
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17th February 2019:

We live locally but wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday without travelling far. The Forest House proved to be an excellent choice, our room was warm and cosy with good quality fixtures and fittings. Our dinner was excellent and there was a good choice of dishes. The birthday candle in the dessert was much appreciated. It's nice that the restaurant is open to non residents and we look forward to taking visitors there for a meal.

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We only moved here recently and have enjoyed discovering the delights of the Forest area, many walks, an excellent steam train (cream tea recommended, the Heritage Centre, Puzzlewood are worth a visit.

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5
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17th February 2019:

Very friendly/ helpful staff, nothing to much trouble.All mod cons provided even hot chocolate on drinks tray. Cannot comment on restaurant as was attending wedding at Clear well castle so no food needed. Shame I only had such a short stay. Would have given 10 points for cleanliness. Car parking available for approx 5/6 cars. Lovely.

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5
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17th February 2019:

We had a lovely couple of nights at the Forest House to celebrate Valentine's. The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. The room was clean, bright and comfortable. We used their Andersens restaraunt both evenings where the food was top notch served in nice comfortable surroundings (breakfast also very good).

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The location is only a few minutes drive to the beautiful Forest of Dean and many other places of interest including Tintern Abbey, Ross on Wye and Monmouth.

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4.5
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14th February 2019:

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5
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8th February 2019:

The Anderson's were amazing, friendly, helpful, polite, and accomadating. The English breakfast was delicious. The room was quiet, well stocked, clean and comfortable. I felt safe as a single woman travelling alone. I highly recommend Forest House!

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5
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6th February 2019:

I a very comfortable place where you are made to feel at home. The owners were knowledgeable and very friendly and the facilities dry good for the cost of the stay.

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Italian restaurant Amici and the pub Dog and Muffler very good.

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5
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4th February 2019:

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4.3
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28th January 2019:

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4.8
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28th January 2019:

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Try any of the fish dishes

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5
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28th January 2019:

Another great stay at Forest House and meal at Anderson’s Restaurant. Party of 18 celebrating a birthday. All the meals were very tasty and well presented. Very welcoming on arrival and all staff were excellent during the evening. We stayed in the same room as on some previous occasions and it was, as usual, spotless with everything you could possibly need. The shower is amazing. Breakfast in the morning is well worth the overnight stay. Freshly cooked with plenty of choice after you have helped yourself at the plentiful cold buffet table. Barbara and Simon are doing an amazing job.

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5
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23rd January 2019:

Excellent food, very warm welcome and lovely clean, comfortable rooms. a great find !

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Poached eggs and bacon for breakfast and take a walk over to the Devil's pulpit for spectacular views.

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5
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19th January 2019:

Had a lovely one night stay for a birthday celebration. Pleasant, friendly staff and excellent food! Comfortable bed, rooms nicely decorated and a powerful shower what more could you need.

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4.8
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18th January 2019:

Nice clean big room; modern bathroom with quality products. Good coffee and tea facilities in the room. Excellent evening meal in the restaurant and a great veggy breakfast. I appreciated my travel mug being filled with coffee for my onward journey. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. Thanks.

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5
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14th January 2019:

Room, service, and food all first class

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5
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11th January 2019:

Lovely friendly people who run a very clean Hotel and the work done at front of house by Barbara is backed up by the equally wonderful Simon in the kitchen

Tips:

Book it and see for yourself

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5
out of 5

26th December 2018:

Lovely hotel ideally located for the wedding we were attending at Clearwell castle. Good facilities available for baby and excellent food served in the restaurant. We would be very happy to stay here again if we were visiting the area. We would thoroughly recommend other visitors to book a stay here.

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5
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23rd December 2018:

Lovely well kept property, staff very attentive and helpful

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Lovely shower, excellent restaurant on site, short walk to pubs shops etc

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4.8
out of 5

22nd December 2018:

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4.5
out of 5

20th December 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

17th December 2018:

Tips:

Try one of the many fish dishes on the menu

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5
out of 5

17th December 2018:

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5
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13th December 2018:

Lovey house, my room and shower were wonderful. Great food too!

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4.8
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28th November 2018:

Stayed one night to visit friends who live in Coleford. Made very welcome by owner. The room was a good size with all the facilities you would expect. We had dinner in the restaurant, which was exceptional, enjoyed by everyone. The dining room was nicely decorated and attractive. Breakfast was very good, choice of continental or selection of cooked dishes. Very much enjoyed our stay. Would recommend.

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5
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28th November 2018:

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4.5
out of 5

27th November 2018:

Room comfortable, food excellent!

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4.8
out of 5

26th November 2018:

Spotlessly clean and attention to detail noticeable in all areas. Excellent evening and breakfast menus with quality produce. First class service and very friendly hosts.

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4.8
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23rd November 2018:

Very nice stay. Very good food. Hosts were very Helpful and friendly.

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5
out of 5

23rd November 2018:

Lovely welcoming people who cannot do enough for you. Excellent breakfast, just enough. Delicious dinner in very pleasant surroundings.

Tips:

The Woodman at Parkend, the Miners just up the road towards Chepstow. Chepstow Castle, St Briavels Castle. Lots of woodland walking.

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5
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20th November 2018:

Very friendly owners and the staff were excellent. We will definitely return when we are next down for a family get together.

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4.8
out of 5

19th November 2018:

We had a family "do" here with 15 people eating at the restaurant with 3 couples staying in the hotel. The hotel is beautifully finished with some very nice touches which give a great feeling to the place. The rooms are large and the bed is extremely comfortable. "Proper" coffee regular and decaff along with the usual teas in each room. The shower is great, lots of water pressure. Breakfast in the morning is substantial with cereals, yogurt, fruit salad and a good range of cooked options. Full English is lovely! The meal in the restaurant was FANTASTIC. Quality ingredients, great choice and even though there were 15 at our table all the food arrived perfectly cooked and within a couple of minutes so no waiting around as you can get with large groups. The staff were really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. It's operated by a husband (chef) and wife (front of house) team and they take a lot of trouble and pride in giving you a great experience. An excellent stay and highly recommended. Can't wait to stay there again.

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We didn't explore the area so the only tip I can really give is eat at the restaurant here - food is amazing

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5
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16th November 2018:

Barbara was extremely friendly and welcoming, with both myself, the other guests in the hotel, and also the guests in the restaurant

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5
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9th November 2018:

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5
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7th November 2018:

Booked 3 rooms for 3 of our trainers working in the area. They were well looked after, rooms were great, food was great too as were the staff, thank you, will book again when working in the area, excellent base and hospitality.

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4.5
out of 5

6th November 2018:

A larger lounge would benefit closer socialising with other guests after evening meal. Very good at customising menu to suit specific dietary needs.

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4.5
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5th November 2018:

Lovely spacious and comfortable room. Very good breakfast with plenty of choices. Would definitely stay again.

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4.5
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2nd November 2018:

The staff love to take care of people. Like a small holiday

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4.8
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29th October 2018:

I was very impressed with Forest House ,I slept very well and the staff were very friendly and helpful . I will definitely be back.

Tips:

Walk from Symons Yet to Ross on Wye , it is very beautiful indeed

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4.8
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28th October 2018:

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4.5
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28th October 2018:

From the friendly but very professional getting through a very enjoyable dinner and wonderful breakfast the service was quite superb. Nice Room No 2 good shower very clean a nice light room to the help yourself coffee nothing is too much trouble. Thanks to all.

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5
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27th October 2018:

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5
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26th October 2018:

Barb and Si are the perfect hosts. Rooms are really well appointed with lovely white bed linen. The food Si delivers is sublime and I would highly recommend Forest House if you want to stay in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

Tips:

There is a nice little cinema in Coleford and a host of shops to browse.

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4.8
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23rd October 2018:

Friendly staff and the restaurant food was excellent.

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5
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23rd October 2018:

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4.3
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22nd October 2018:

Barbara was absolutely fantastic during our stay and was highly accommodating. I would recommend Forest House purely down to her!

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5
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15th October 2018:

Another lovely stay at Forest Ho. Everyone so friendly and helpful

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5
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15th October 2018:

Rooms are lovely and big and the bed is so comfortable Tbe shower is wonderful and the shampoo conditioner and shower gel are lovely The lady who owns Forest House is so friendly as are all the poeple who work there and the chef is an amazing cook breakfasts are plentiful and the choice is great

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Make sure you eat at the restaurant the food is lovely and a bonus if your staying there ....no need to walk far !

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4.5
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13th October 2018:

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4.8
out of 5

10th October 2018:

My stay at Forest House was most enjoyable and a pleasure, I have stayed in this most welcoming Hotel several times and find the hospitality could not be better. The restaurant also serves excellent food. Thank you for a lovely break.

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I enjoy walking so the location is very good to explore the forest area.

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5
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8th October 2018:

My second stay at this delightful small hote . I like the friendly atmosphere, the comfort and the delicious food. Would not stay anywhere else when visiting my relatives in Coleford

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Coleford us basically a centre for explori g. Eat in the hotel and you will not go far wrong. Lovely food

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4.8
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8th October 2018:

Very friendly and pleasant hotel with a great welcome and such friendly owners. Comfortable room and bed, all uptogether. Best eggs benedict I've had since the last time I stayed!

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5
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7th October 2018:

Very friendly and helpful owners and staff. Excellent breakfast, all one could ask !

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Ideal location, very central, with parking. Lovely converted listed building beautifully decorated and dressed.

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5
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6th October 2018:

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4.8
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3rd October 2018:

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5
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3rd October 2018:

Most wonderful, cosey and homely hotel in a great location for attractions in the New Forest. The staff were exceptional and Diane (The owner I think) went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. Tastefully decorated rooms with modern bathrooms and the most powerful shower I have ever experienced!

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There is limited parking at the hotel but there was plenty of on street parking on the quiet street outside. Very close to a lot of local attractions, Thoroughly recommend going to Hopewell Colliery.

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5
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3rd October 2018:

Fabulous place to stay. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Room was lovely and spacious, very peaceful. Bathroom lovely and modern with great shower. Breakfast was great. Excellent place to stay if you have an event at Clearwell Castle. Would definitely stay again.

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5
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2nd October 2018:

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5
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30th September 2018:

Another lovely stay-well looked after and very comfortable.

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4
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29th September 2018:

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5
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28th September 2018:

Friendly staff good location for the town centre and the forest of Dean

Tips:

Plenty of local restaurants but who needs them with the exellent Andersons on site

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Owner Response:

Thank you both for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again before too long. Don't work too hard! Regards Barbara PS Just had our Inspector visit and retained our 4 stars and silver award.

5
out of 5

27th September 2018:

Lovely relaxing stay....would recommend to others.

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5
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26th September 2018:

Nothing was too much trouble our hosts were welcoming and friendly, the restaurant food was very good would highly recommend.

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4.8
out of 5

24th September 2018:

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4.8
out of 5

24th September 2018:

The owners are great advocates for the local area and I felt part of the family. Their responses are worthy of a good hotel and better than other local facilities. I was very happy here.

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5
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24th September 2018:

Barbara and Simon really look àfter their guests and nothing is too much trouble for them. Simon's cooking skills are seçond to non and provides a lovely and varied menu. This is by far the best B&B IN the area and would fully recommended it to any perspective guests.

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5
out of 5

21st September 2018:

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5
out of 5

19th September 2018:

A small hotel with a big welcome and a lovely restaurant where we enjoyed an excellent dinner. Our room was spacious, clean and nicely furnished with an ensuite shower room. It was also very quiet, despite the property being on a main road. Breakfast was plentiful with several alternatives from the standard "full English". We would certainly stay at Forest House again if we are in that area and would recommend it to others.

Tips:

We only stayed one night in Coleford as we were travelling through the Forest of Dean on our way to Wales but there are several interesting places to visit nearby, including Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat and Monmouth.

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5
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19th September 2018:

Couldn't ask for more. Only stayed the one night but everything was as you would want it ... & more. Our room was spacious, spotless & had a modern good sized bathroom. The food was excellent, with a wide choice & breakfast was also plentiful & really enjoyable. The ambiance of the restaurant / breakfast room was really nice & something to appreciate.

Tips:

Don't eat out !!

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5
out of 5

18th September 2018:

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5
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18th September 2018:

We were almost lost for words. This is a wonderful hotel, no doubt about it. Full of charm and character. Rooms were very clean, pleasant, bathrooms were tip top. Staff were very friendly. As well as complimentary tea and coffee in room, there is a fresh ground coffee machine freely available at all times. The breakfast was gorgeous, catering for every taste. We ate in the restaurant in the evening and had one of the best fish meals we have ever eaten. What more can I say. We came down from the north for a family funeral, a sad occasion, but the warmth of this hotel certainly cheered us up.

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Please eat in the restaurant, you will miss an amazing experience if you don't. As we came down for a funeral we didn't do any sight seeing, but when we travelled around we felt inspired to visit again - and stay at Forest House

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5
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18th September 2018:

A hotel is only partly made by the location or the fixtures and fittings. The people who run it have the most significant influence and this is what makes this hotel exceptional.

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4
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16th September 2018:

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5
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15th September 2018:

Excellent accommodation, friendly, helpful owners, clean and comfortable room. Thank you.

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4.8
out of 5

14th September 2018:

Comfortable bed, beautiful room, excellent breakfast and friendly, helpful staff.

Tips:

Didn’t venture into the town as only stayed due to a wedding at Clearwell Castle. Great location if staying for a wedding but pre-book a taxi!

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4.8
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13th September 2018:

Everything was absolutely fine. Evening dinners were first rate.

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This is by a country mile the best place to eat in Coleford.

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5
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13th September 2018:

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5
out of 5

13th September 2018:

The hotel was lovely. Rooms were spacious, welcoming and bedding high quality. The food was excellent and the staff very attentive.

Tips:

We visited Symmonds Yat Rock and had very pleasant walks in the Forest of Dean. The Butterfly Zoo was amazing and well worth a visit.

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5
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13th September 2018:

very welcoming, good menu,much locally sourced. Good wine selection and Barbara very knowledgeable about the selection. Plenty of choice for breakfast.

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4.5
out of 5

12th September 2018:

Very welcoming, excellent food quality. (nothing is too much trouble, very positive)

Tips:

Good walking area

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4.8
out of 5

12th September 2018:

I can’t think of any negative comments about our stay. We immediately felt at home, in this extremely comfortable hotel. Our room was spacious and very clean, with a wide range of tea and coffee. All the staff were very welcoming, and interested in our plans for our stay. Breakfast was always delicious, as was all the food that we tried in the restaurant. Will definitely recommend to friends. In fact we already have!

Tips:

The town of Coleford is a small market town, with some interesting shops and nice cafes. Our favourite trips were to Symonds yat, with its incredible views, and tintern abbey, which is an amazing sight. The town of Monmouth is only a six mile drive, and well worth a visit, with lots of history, and a busy high street.

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4.8
out of 5

10th September 2018:

An excellent small hotel which was perfect for us visiting relatives in Coleford.Will definitely stay again.

Tips:

Ideal for visiting the beautiful Forest of Dean .Monmouth is an interesting visit also.

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5
out of 5

9th September 2018:

A top class B&B. Clean rooms. Very large and comfortable bed. Really great breakfast.

Tips:

The sculpture trail, Cannop Ponds, Speech House, Puzzlewood, Symonds Yat. So much to see and do.

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4.3
out of 5

9th September 2018:

Sublime restaurant, great food at a fair price. Breakfast is fantastic. The hosts are super friendly and helpful.

Tips:

On Sunday the resataurant is closed, but there is a very nice tapas bar in the neighborhood. Just ask the hosts.

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5
out of 5

9th September 2018:

5 stars all round

Tips:

Lots to do in area

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4.5
out of 5

8th September 2018:

fantastic stay , fantastic staff, fantastic breakfast, had a wonderful stay our only regret was we didnt stay long enough to try out your restaurant for an evening meal

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5
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4th September 2018:

Great service, great food, a warm welcome, spacious rooms and a great location in the middle of Coleford.

Tips:

Cinema with 2 screens only 100 metres away. several pubs (Sky sports) and restaurants (Indian, Chinese etc.) supermarket 100 metres away.

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5
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4th September 2018:

Excellent welcome and many little touches that make it feel a very special place ,eg free availability of fresh coffee. Proprietor went the extra mile to make it the best possible stay. Very comfortable room and bed. Quality of food excellent .

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Ask proprietor about walks in the forest. Tintern Abbey a must .

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5
out of 5

3rd September 2018:

We travelled to Forest House as a party of ten booking 5 of the 8 rooms available. The owners, Barbara & Simon were the perfect hosts. Clean, comfy rooms, delicious food and excellent service. They fulfilled all our requests and absolutely nothing was too much trouble. We couldn't fault anything. Would definitely return and will recommend.

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Get a dinner, bed & breakfast deal and dine at Forest House. Food is exceptional

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5
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3rd September 2018:

Staff were absolutely lovely and there is a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the hotel. The food was excellent and they had e a well stocked bar. A great hotel.

Tips:

Less than a 10 minute drive you can be at Symmonds Yat which has a great view point and sevel walks of varying length and difficultie through the forest.

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4.8
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1st September 2018:

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4.3
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29th August 2018:

Great food, great service from the passionate owners.

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Very close to interesting town.

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5
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27th August 2018:

Great find. Best value for price paid. I was well looked after. Hotel was very well kept with a bar and a restaurant. Very welcoming hosts. Would definitely stay again. Food was amazing. Spotlessly clean.

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4.8
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27th August 2018:

Excellent in every way.

Tips:

Ride into the forest along the old railway line.

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5
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26th August 2018:

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5
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23rd August 2018:

Barbara is a wonderful host, fabulous place to stay.Very clean,tidy and great food and service

Tips:

Parking was difficult when visiting places, take lots and lots of change. Beautiful countryside and assorted places to visit

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4.8
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21st August 2018:

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5
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21st August 2018:

There is nothing more to say about this excellent hotel it’s really excellent. If only the service and quality in other hotels were up to this standard. Clean, friendly and top restaurant food, you will not find better.

Tips:

Ideally placed in Coleford and for weddings at nearby Clearwell castle

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4.8
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18th August 2018:

Lovely house and room, superb dinner and breakfast. Wonderful warm welcome from Barbara answer Simon. Looking forward to staying again.

Tips:

Have dinner at Andersons

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4.5
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16th August 2018:

Very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Barbara has good local knowledge and was very helpful with suggestions of places to visit. We were a party of six and the lounge/bar facility is quite small. The menu is extensive and the quality of the food excellent. Very good value for money.

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5
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16th August 2018:

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5
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15th August 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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14th August 2018:

Barbara was very welcoming and accommodating. Very pleasant stay.

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Useful Restaurant with rooms for travellers. Excellent food.

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5
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13th August 2018:

Clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated, delicious food, warm and friendly host, what more could you hope for? We will definitely stay here again.

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The restaurant is excellent.

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5
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6th August 2018:

Brilliant as always. Staff friendly and accommodating. Free good coffee a nice perk in the bar area. Only small, personal thing, miss the 'proper' biscuits in the room. Excellent, quality breakfast in a lovely room. My chill place - will be back.

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4.8
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6th August 2018:

Lovely in every way! Spotlessly clean everywhere. Comfortable room, great breakfast and run by a lovely couple who could not have been any more helpful or friendly! Recommend highly!!

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5
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6th August 2018:

We stayed just one night but wished it had been longer,hosts very welcoming, our bedroom had a large ensuite with all the creams and shampoo you would need. Wonderful decor throughout hotel and restaurant. Location was excellent to get around, approx 10 minutes to get to SymondsYat east by car, Forest of Dean Railway was about 15minutes, if only we had stayed longer I'm sure we could have explored even more. We used the hotels restaurant (Andersens) the food was excellent. Would highly recommend the hotel and their restaurant.

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SymondsYat. Forest of Dean Railway. Coleford

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4.5
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4th August 2018:

Highly attentive staff, Barbara is superb, professional, friendly and efficient. Knock out food, our family gathering of 17 people and celebratory meal with overnight stay was a huge success. The meal exceeded our expectations, the chef knows what he is doing, this was evident in the quality of every meal. Breakfast was just as good. Amazing value for money. We cannot recommend this place enough. A hidden gem.

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5
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2nd August 2018:

Very friendly owner and a fantastic breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble.

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4.8
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28th July 2018:

A lovely relaxing stay. Very comfortable and made very welcome-listened to what e had requested in advance (ie a cool room!) and delivered with no fuss or bother. Evening meal was excellent too.

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We really enjoyed Puzzlewood. Local cinema good value for money.

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5
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28th July 2018:

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5
out of 5

27th July 2018:

One of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed. Value for money is second to none. Staff could not have been more helpful. Breakfast was amazing, so fresh. Hats off to the chef & all included in the price. Complimentary hot drinks all day & soft drinks given free at breakfast. Excellent base to explore the Forest of Dene.

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Location of the hotel is excellent, close to Coleford town where there are plenty of restaurants & bars to choose from. Lots of beautiful places to visit only a 20 minute drive away.

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5
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24th July 2018:

Lovely stay, thanks.

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5
out of 5

22nd July 2018:

Brilliant Felt really at home The food and hospitality are first class

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5
out of 5

22nd July 2018:

Fantastic Hotel Fantastic Food Fantastic Staff

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Eat at he Hotel's Restaurant

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5
out of 5

20th July 2018:

Very friendly hotel

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5
out of 5

19th July 2018:

I can’t recommend Forest House enough. Fourteen of us stayed for a family event and everyone commented on how good the rooms, service and food were, even the pickiest amongst us! The owners were so helpful from the very beginning of planning the event right through to the very small details during the event. Their team gave superb service during our meal; it was an absolute pleasure to stay there.

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5
out of 5

12th July 2018:

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4.5
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11th July 2018:

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5
out of 5

9th July 2018:

I can thoroughly recommend Forest House. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and nothing was too much trouble for Barbara and her husband. The food served in the restaurant was of top quality and plentiful. My room was well stocked with tea/coffee etc. The bed was extremely comfortable and the walk-in shower was fabulous.

Tips:

As Forest House is centrally located it is easy to travel to any of the places of interest. I would say that wherever possible, take the scenic route alongside the River Wye when travelling around as the views are spectacular.

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5
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6th July 2018:

5 star accommodation. Well appointed rooms. Stayed in no 6. Barbara & Simon run a beautiful well oiled Hotel. Food amazing. Nothing too much trouble. Made our stay special.

Tips:

Very close to Monmouth.

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5
out of 5

28th June 2018:

One of the most friendly and accomodating hotels that we have had the pleasure of staying in. The staff were helpful and concerned that our stay was a relaxed and happy time. Our room was extremely comfortable and the breakfast and our dinner were superb. One can usually find minor faults with every establishment but here that was an impossibility. It was a great pleasure to stay and we would certainly return. We highly recommend it to all. Thankyou

Tips:

The Forest of Dean is a bit of real old England, with beautiful scenery and a relaxed way of life. Value for money is high and there is no shortage of places to visit and things to do. Do visit Puzzle wood which has been used as a location in many feature films and TV too. Walking the many forest pathways is also a must and to keep the children happy try the Perry grove railway trip which is interspersed with adventures,games and experiences - wonderful.

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5
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28th June 2018:

Attentive in every way. Nothing to much trouble. 5*+

Tips:

Andersons Walking in the woods. Dean heritage.

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5
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27th June 2018:

Lovely place to stay. Rooms were clean and the bed comfortable. Excellent choice for breakfast all freshly cooked.

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If you like real ale visit the dog house micro pub in the centre of Coleford.

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4
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26th June 2018:

Very nice well run accommodation, enjoyed my stay and will recommend to others.

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5
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26th June 2018:

Lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome. Excellent,delicious food.

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4.5
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25th June 2018:

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5
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24th June 2018:

Barbara and Simon were lovely hosts - nothing was too much trouble. The upgraded room was great! Breakfasts were very filling and tasty. We ate in Andersons 3 times. Food was lovely. Crackly Pork really is not for the feint hearted!

Tips:

Plenty to do in the area. In our three full days we: visited a Dutch water garden, a butterfly zoo, Goodrich Castle, a mine, and a 13-mile walk from Forest House up to Symonds Yat Rock and back. We didn't manage the caves, Puzzlewood, the steam railways, canoeing on the Wye etc. Something for everyone easily accessible. We didn't visit Coleford itself so have no comments on the town and its facilities.

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5
out of 5

22nd June 2018:

Excellent location with amazing food a lovely quiet room

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Stay for an evening meal it’s excellent and breakfast is amazing

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5
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21st June 2018:

Thank you very much for the lovely and comfortable stay. Especially Barbara has been very kind, thoughtful and helped us a lot on some organizing matters. We will gladly recommend the Forest House.

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4.5
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20th June 2018:

Friendly and attentive service. Excellent food especially the fish dishes - nothing better for miles around so ate there both nights.

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4.3
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19th June 2018:

Nice guest house, Room nice, spacious. Very good breakfast choice. Quick service, well cooked.

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Good location near small town. Good for Forest of Dean area and beyond

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5
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18th June 2018:

Excellent dinner.

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5
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17th June 2018:

Very friendly staff and amazing service. The little extras like coffee machine and games really make a difference. Perfect location for lots of different activities in the area.

Tips:

Puzzlewood was a nice scenic walk in a beautiful surrounding. Krazy golf at Lydney was absolutely amazing, very cheap for all day playing plus other games to play on the way round. Cycling at the Forest of Dean was really good fun, we did the blue route which was for semi skilled riders but would really recommend for a great day out.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your great review. It is always good to see our guests taking advantage of the many and varied activities available in this area and recommending them to future guests. I hope we will see you again! Barbara

4.5
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16th June 2018:

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5
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15th June 2018:

One of the best B&B's I've stayed in. It's run by hospitality professionals who know and love what they do. Barbara was friendly, enthusiastic and accommodating. Always present and eager to help. Simon is a fantastic cook. We had a fabulous dinner with fresh fish and perfectly prepared fresh vegetables. Breakfast was like eating in a fancy hotel. Simple, yet elegant interiors. You will love this place.

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4.8
out of 5

13th June 2018:

Staff were lovely, easy to talk to and made you feel welcome. The food was really good! Definitely recommend eating there.

Tips:

There are shops nearby which is handy! Also very close to symonds yat and puzzlewood

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4.8
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8th June 2018:

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4.8
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7th June 2018:

First class accommodation, food and service.

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Excellent base for visiting the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley areas.

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5
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6th June 2018:

Wonderfull, welcoming and comfortable. Couldn't fault any of it! Breakfast was delicious.

Tips:

The restaurant at the hotel serves amazing food at good prices. Puzzlewood is a few minutes away and is a magical walk.

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5
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4th June 2018:

We had our wedding reception there and were so well attended to and looked after. The service, meal and facilities were excellent. We cannot recommend this hotel enough. Many grateful thanks to Barbara, Simon and staff.

Tips:

Andersen's provides a varied and delicious menu for both breakfast and evening dinner. The restaurant/hotel is located five minutes walk away from Coleford Town Centre and a short drive into the beautiful Forest of Dean with cycle hire, ample walking and visitor centres such as Beechenhurst, Puzzlewood and Perrygrove Railway.

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5
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4th June 2018:

Very hospitable staff, helpful advice about local walks and things to see. We ate in all three nights we were there so did not explore local restaurants. We were glad we did. The food and service were excellent. We look forward to going back. Would definately recommend. Thanks for a wonderful short break.

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L'Hibou, tea shop just down the road, is very good.

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5
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3rd June 2018:

Really friendly staff and a wonderful breakfast

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5
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1st June 2018:

Very friendly service great food would recommend

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5
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29th May 2018:

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5
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28th May 2018:

Friendliest welcome we've ever had. The room was clean and excellent for the price. No request was too much even though it was a busy Saturday night in the restaurant. Will be returning.

Tips:

The boat inn in Penallt is a must for any Real ale drinkers. Symonds Yat rock has wonderful views.

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5
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28th May 2018:

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4.3
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25th May 2018:

Fantastic food. Friendly staff. Good selection of games, books, and dvds for guests to enjoy. Decor in dining rooms attractive.

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Beautiful forest walks. A lot of industrial history to be discovered.

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5
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25th May 2018:

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5
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23rd May 2018:

So impressed with everything but particularly the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Customers definately come first here. Next time I visit the area, will need to think of another excuse to stay here rather than with the relatives

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Andersons is fabulous !!!!

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5
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23rd May 2018:

Lovely hotel and staff were so pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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5
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22nd May 2018:

Charming friendly service to our whole group of walkers. Food quite outstanding. it’s a joy to have such a wide fish menu as well as the meats. We feasted! Bedrooms and bathrooms are spotless, very individual but making excellent use of this quirky beamed old house.

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Good walking and cycling from the front door. Our group loved the Dean Valley train service which allowed a flexible mix of walks between stations.

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5
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17th May 2018:

No comments, I enjoy it every time I stay there.

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Good food and very nice hostess.

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4.8
out of 5

16th May 2018:

Excellent food and friendly service. We could recommend the hotel and Restaurant to anyone wishing to stay in the Forrest of Dean area.

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4.5
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15th May 2018:

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5
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15th May 2018:

Fantastic

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Eat in Andersens restaurant as often as you can! The food is amazing.

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5
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14th May 2018:

we were attending a wedding at the nearby castle so this location was excellent - just a short taxi ride, which the hotel kindly arrange and rearranged for us.

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We didn't get out and about.

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4.5
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14th May 2018:

Great welcome very friendly and fabulous food at Anderson's restraint Great spot for a short break in the Forest of Dean

Tips:

Anderson's restaurant is part of the hotel so great to find good food so close especially after a full day out exploring

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4.8
out of 5

14th May 2018:

Lovely room fabulous food will definitely be back

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Not much in Coleford itself but only minutes away from Clearwell Caves, Symonds Yat and many other places

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4.8
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13th May 2018:

Excellent room and restaurant menu is excellent

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5
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10th May 2018:

First class accommodation, cleanliness, service. Made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent choice of food both at dinner and breakfast all professionally cooked and presented.

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Ideal location for local attractions but Coleford doesn’t have much to offer although it was a Bank holiday and everywhere was closed.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. Sorry you missed The Faddle Fair in the town, a fabulous street event in town featuring local arts and crafts and street food! if you come again it will feature on the next Bank Holiday Mondays too.

5
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10th May 2018:

Excellent customer service . Lots of breakfast choices served speedily with a smile . Location of hotel very close to all amenities in Coleford .

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4.8
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9th May 2018:

Friendly and very welcoming Clean, and excellently located

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5
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8th May 2018:

We really enjoyed our stay over the weekend. The owners obviously work very hard to make sure things are spot on. The food was great, thank you!

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4.5
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4th May 2018:

Very friendly, accommodating hosts - made us feel very welcome and nothing was ever too much. Highly recommended for an escape and beats the large impersonal five star hotels I've stayed in. It was a home from home experience - without the cooking and washing-up.

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4.3
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4th May 2018:

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5
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2nd May 2018:

We had a very enjoyable stay. Our hosts were great and nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was also lovely - the best chips ever!

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5
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30th April 2018:

Very friendly and welcoming, I stayed for 4 nights as I was working in the area. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet with a fridge, modern powerful shower with product dispensers. and the meals in the restaurant excellent with large portions.

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5
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30th April 2018:

My stay at the Forest House was lovely. The room was clean and comfortable and the hosts Barbara and Simon were very accommodating. I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend it highly to other people considering a visit to the area.

Tips:

On my drive home I noticed a sign to a Secret Woods. Unfortunately I was unable to stop and explore but I am sure it would make for a lovely adventure.

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4.3
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24th April 2018:

Barbara is running a well organised hotel and is always cheerful and happy to help

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Clearwell Castle is a five minute drive away

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4.8
out of 5

24th April 2018:

Absolutely lovely, slightly quirky. The owners/staff could not have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. Lovely bar area with complementary hot drinks. Bedroom was spacious and so comfortable with the added lovely touch of a fridge in the room which was perfect for keeping our prosecco chilled! Breakfast was fabulous. Continental set out for self serving and also a wide selection of cooked to order breakfasts to choose from. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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4.8
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23rd April 2018:

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5
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22nd April 2018:

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5
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22nd April 2018:

Couldn’t fault Forest House - beautifully decorated, lovely owners, great breakfast and brilliant value for money. Would definitely return if travelling that way and would highly recommend.

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We were attending a wedding at Clearwell Castle - just a few minutes taxi drive from Forest House, so perfect.

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4.8
out of 5

21st April 2018:

Great stay . Friendly staff .. food was fantastic

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4.8
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15th April 2018:

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5
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13th April 2018:

Great friendly place to stay and explore the local area.

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Very knowledgeable about the area, just ask. Great breakfast to start a busy day.

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4.8
out of 5

13th April 2018:

I was delighted with this hotel. Everything wished for was available. Barbara & Simon were so friendly and helpful. The Full English breakfast was delicious with everything cooked perfectly as ordered. Free tea/coffee on tap in the reception area 24/7 was a great treat. The TV/DVD player went wrong - it was replaced with a new one the very next day - now that IS good service. Another important good point is that your room is available all day. Dinner is available with a good choice of menu, served delightfully.

Tips:

Co-op Supermarket is within two minutes walking distance and the town/village centre is only a five minute walk away with a variety of places to eat lunch or dinner. Be prepared for poor road surfaces and plenty of pot-holes throughout the county.

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5
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9th April 2018:

Friendly helpful staff, clean and comfortable room. Very pleasant stay

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4.5
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6th April 2018:

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4.5
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6th April 2018:

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4.8
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4th April 2018:

All the staff were friendly and accommodating. Our room was spacious and clean. Loved the new power shower and Elemis toiletries in the bathroom. The food in the restaurant was fabulous. Lovely selection on the menu and good choice of drinks in the bar.

Tips:

Book a table in the restaurant if you can, as it is popular. Butchers Arms in Clearwell and Dog and Muffler in Joyford are good alternatives. Lots to do in the Forest and this is a good base to explore from. Lots of walking and cycling trails inc Sculpture Trail from Beechenhurst. Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood and Hopewell Colliery are all worth a visit, as is the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent.

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5
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3rd April 2018:

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5
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2nd April 2018:

Super friendly and AMAZING food!

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5
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31st March 2018:

Welcomed by Barbara into a warm and relaxing atmosphere. All staff are excellent and the food is the best in the area. Nothing is too much trouble. Guest rooms are very comfortable with complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, biscuits and toiletries. There is also a range of free hot drinks in reception. Hot breakfast is freshly cooked to order and there is a large selection of cold foods at the buffet table.

Tips:

Short walk into Coleford town Centre with cinema and very nice cafe’s. Fifteen minute drive to Monmouth which is worth a visit.

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4.3
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30th March 2018:

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5
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29th March 2018:

Very welcoming, plenty to choose from on food menu and wine list and excellent breakfast.

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5
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29th March 2018:

I stayed at the Forest House hotel when I was going to a wedding at Clearwell Castle. The hotel staff were friendly and attentive - sorting out taxi problems and answering my questions. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet.

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5
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27th March 2018:

Really enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed for a short break was there. Especially liked the tea/coffee facilities in our room. So civilised! Will certainly visit again. Many thanks.

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Balti Hut Indian restaurant. Ok.

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5
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26th March 2018:

Staff welcoming,friendly,helpful and competent. Location ideal. Breakfast choices and cooking very good. Room good size with very large comfortable bed. Bathroom good with very good shower and nice towels.

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Views from Symonds Yat Rock good and has lovely forest walks.

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4.5
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26th March 2018:

Very friendly welcome. Lovely building.

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5
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25th March 2018:

We were immediately made to feel at home with a warm welcome.

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Symond’s Yat is well worth a visit.

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5
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25th March 2018:

Well located for visiting the area whether for business or tourism. Near the town centre but quiet and near to all facilities. Well equipped rooms and excellent range of choices for breakfast.

Tips:

On the doorstep of the Forest of Dean with Monmouth and Chepstow nearby. The National Trust properties of Tredegar House and Dyffryn Gardens are about an hour away and well worth a visit. The local cinema with two screens is just down the road and does a number of opera and ballet relays as well as the usual blockbusters.

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5
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22nd March 2018:

excellent as always food and rooms lovely

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there are limited places to eat but some nice pubs like the angel

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4.5
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21st March 2018:

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5
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20th March 2018:

Ideal location for our stay The owners, staff all lovely, made us feel very welcome. Marvelous breakfast could not fault a thing, we hope to return one day

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4.8
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20th March 2018:

Excellent service & and wonderful food / hotel. Will be echoed on booking.com also Thanks Barbara!

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5
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20th March 2018:

What a wonderful stay! I can't say enough about Barb and Si. They were incredibly helpful and welcoming, which was much appreciated, especially as a woman traveling by myself during what turned out to be an unexpected snow storm, cancelling the race I had traveled 5 hours to run. Despite the cancellation of the race, the warm welcome, helpful advice, and good laugh, made my stay really great. And, the restaurant food was outstanding too. Couldn't recommend Forest House more highly.

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Oasis salon for nails, ask for Lou!

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5
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19th March 2018:

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5
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19th March 2018:

Beautiful guest house, very welcoming. Tastefully decorated and comfortable, very clean and tidy. Nice comfy bed, I had a great nights sleep, lovely breakfast in the morning to see me on my way too. I will definitely recommend you to my work colleagues. Thank you

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5
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18th March 2018:

A true home from Home.

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Everything you need is in the hotel

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5
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16th March 2018:

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5
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4th March 2018:

Fabulous food, kind, warm welcome and amazing hosts.

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4.8
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2nd March 2018:

A fantastic place to stay. Staff were lovely and the service was great. Food was excellent quality and a reasonable price. Will definitely stay again.

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5
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2nd March 2018:

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5
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23rd February 2018:

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5
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22nd February 2018:

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5
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21st February 2018:

Thoroughly enjoyable stay, the owners were friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend staying there.

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Well placed for walking and cycling routes some of which are just a short drive away.

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5
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19th February 2018:

From start to finish this is an excellent top class place to stay . Lovely furnishings , lovely 'feel' to the place , very comfy bed, modern bathrooms and a breakfast to die for ... nothing seemed too much trouble for them in looking after you. Would def return.

Tips:

easy walk to the nearby puzzlewood rather than take the car. must visit to the mary rose young pottery if that's your thing. take the car and drive around to get a feel of the area and then make your plans as some 'attractions' are good , but short... and some villages are given a big write up in the area, but not much to see when you get there.

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5
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18th February 2018:

Everything was perfect. Owners so helpful. Could not have been better.

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4.8
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15th February 2018:

Car park was a bit small, restaurant was excellent, breakfast was excellent all round service and levels of attention were excellent, Thank you.

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4.8
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11th February 2018:

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5
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6th February 2018:

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5
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5th February 2018:

A great stay and the room we had was spacious enough for the family. Lovely staff, friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. Would recommend.

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4.5
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4th February 2018:

Excellent hotel, friendly staff & really nice room - modernised but still in keeping with the buildings character (only slight downside was you could hear the room upstairs walking around, but not the end of the world). Couldn't fault breakfast either - a huge choice of continental & cooked options for a smaller hotel. Would 100% recommend a stay here.

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5
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4th February 2018:

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5
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3rd February 2018:

Simply superb! We were made to feel very welcome and we have been totally spoiled and looked after. Thank you.

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We stayed because of our son's wedding at nearby Clearwell Castle, which is just a 5-minute car ride away.

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5
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2nd February 2018:

Excellent base for exploring the area. Very comfortable room. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Excellent breakfast. Will certainly be returning in the future.

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5
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2nd February 2018:

Good pleasant staff with excellent service.

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5
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1st February 2018:

A truly splendid place to both eat and stay! Everything had been thought of. Top notch breakfast and evening meals, plenty to choose from. I’ve never stayed in a place with such friendly, attentive people. Room was spotless and homely with a very comfortable bed. Great power shower too, just what you need to start the day! I do hope to visit again.

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4.8
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1st February 2018:

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5
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26th January 2018:

Lovely place in Coleford with excellent restaurant and perfect hosts.

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Eat here. Go to Beechenhurst Lodge.

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5
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21st January 2018:

We loved our stay with Barbara ..... and the best chef. Food at breakfast and if you book at the restaurant is excellent. Read reviews before booking. Yes floorboards creak but that is why I booked it because we love old buildings. We put the blind down in the bathroom .... no problem. Maybe television could have been be better sited but full days out and amusing ourselves with the quiz questions available in the lounge didn't give us much time to watch television1!

Tips:

It is an area we have never stopped before but with lots to see. We stopped at Gloucester on the way down and visited the historic docks and the cathedral with its Harry Potter links. At Coleford for my railway manic husband on his 70th birthday we did the railway museum. We also did the Forest of Dean sculpture trail if you like walking. Winding our way home we also visited Tintern Abbey and had a guided tour with Brother Thomas ... well worth it.

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4.5
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16th January 2018:

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5
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14th January 2018:

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5
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13th January 2018:

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5
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12th January 2018:

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5
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11th January 2018:

lovely and friendly owners, staff and surroundings and nothing is too much trouble. Excellent rooms and facilities. Food is 'top notch', fresh and always served with a smile. Good choice of beers and wines and has a friendly bar to wind down after a hard day.

Tips:

Lovely little village with the famous Forest of Dean surrounding it. Lots of walks and shopping and also a quaint little original cinema to explore. Lots of history and great architecture.

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5
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21st December 2017:

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4.8
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19th December 2017:

We stayed at hotel 4 nights December.Barbara and staff were very afficient,especially Barbara ,as she had broken her wrist.evening meal was fantastic. val and Rob Stourbridge

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4.3
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18th December 2017:

Fantastic host, very accommodating. Lovely room, yummy hot chocolate can be had in the lobby. Perfect for a nights stay whilst attending a wedding.

Tips:

If you are attending a wedding at clearwell castle it’s the perfect place to stay. As we weren’t there long enough we can’t comment on any where else to go.

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5
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15th December 2017:

Always a lovely stay and wonderful food.

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Puzzlewood

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5
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15th December 2017:

Lovely room, very helpful hosts.

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5
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12th December 2017:

Huge comfortable bed. Excellent, simple shower. Room nice and cool. Food excellent. But what was most outstanding was the kindness and helpfulness of the owner and her staff.

Tips:

Cinema just down the road! Beautiful countryside roundabout (but we were snowed in, so didn't explore as much as we would have liked!)

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5
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11th December 2017:

We got snowed in and had to stay an extra day and despite the fact that this was supposed to be their quiet evening, Barbara and Stephen were fantastically helpful. Can't recommend the Forest House highly enough!

Tips:

Great base for the Forest of Dean. Cinnamons is a very good local Indian for either a take away or you can eat in also.

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4.3
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11th December 2017:

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5
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11th December 2017:

Lovely place to stay,super comfortable and homely. Loved the access to free tea/coffee machine, restaurant a must, gorgeous, varied menu, all perfectly cooked with an amazing choice of seafood. Service was excellent, very friendly and so helpful, went out of their way to help us, couldn't have asked for more. Really look forward to staying again.

Tips:

Le Petite Hibou french cafe in the centre of Coleford, fab food and service, definitely worth a visit. Puzzlewood is a fab day out and a hidden forest gem. Taurus crafts has a great selection of arty shops and lovely cafe.

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5
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11th December 2017:

We booked the hotel as my wife and I were going to our Christmas works party. The room was large, clean and very well presented. Barbara was a lovely host and she made our stay an enjoyable one. I would definitely recommend the hotel and the restaurant smelled lovely. Although we didn't eat in the restaurant, the breakfast the following morning was delicious. Overall 5 out of 5, highly recommended.

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Try the Forest House breakfast, you won't need to eat for a day! Room 3 is lovely.

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5
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8th December 2017:

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4.8
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7th December 2017:

The house is welcoming and the staff very likeable and friendly. Rooms are ample, comfortable and clean, all of which made the visit inviting and the stay extremely pleasant. Breakfast is superb, while variety for dinner is adequate. All dishes I tried are highly advisable. I would definitely recommend both Forest House and Andersens restaurant to anyone visiting the Forest of Dean district or Coleford in particular.

Tips:

Mine was a short visit for business purposes which regretfully did not allow for sightseeing. I’m eager to visit the woodlands in the area next time I stay in Coleford (which I hope be soon).

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4.8
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6th December 2017:

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4.8
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4th December 2017:

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4.8
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4th December 2017:

A very warm welcome that continued throughout the stay.

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We visited Perrygrove Railway and the old Iron works - both are great for children.

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5
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30th November 2017:

Rooms are nice, the food is excellent and the hosts go out of their way to ensure your stay is comfortable, will definitely stay here again.

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5
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28th November 2017:

Lovely stay at this hotel. Hosts very welcoming. Booked a table in the restuarant in the evening. Great choice on the menu. Food was excellent and all staff very helpful. Lovely breakfast in the morning, good jchoice of breakfast mains. Would definitely return.

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4.5
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28th November 2017:

Spotlessly clean, comfortable and friendly. Excellent choice of breakfasts, all perfectly cooked. Ate in the restaurant on our first night, which was also very good.

Tips:

Although there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance, the best would seem to be at the B&B - Andersens -but booking is advisable, even off season. Further afield, Speech House served excellent food.

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5
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25th November 2017:

This is my second time staying here and it’s so ideal for work but in addition feel like I am getting a real treat - as if I were on a break. Food is excellent.

Tips:

Definitely stay and use the restaurant - superb ! Visit Symonds Yat and walk down the riverside. Visit the Forest of Dean Forestry Commission sires.

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5
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13th November 2017:

Friendly and very welcoming, accommodation was excellent and breakfast was superb. This was by far and away the best place that we have stayed in in the Forest of Dean.

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5
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7th November 2017:

Spotless! Fabulous welcome and hospitality!

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5
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7th November 2017:

Thank you so much for a great stay. You and your team have got things spot on. I do not have any suggestions regarding improvements cause everything was perfect. No hesitation in recommending to others, in fact, I already have.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much! Barb

5
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7th November 2017:

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5
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6th November 2017:

Great place to stay the night before our daughter's wedding at Clearwell Castle. Large tastefully furnished rooms. We enjoyed the family meal we had in the restaurant. Thank you.

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5
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4th November 2017:

Very warm welcome on arrival. Very relaxing, happy environment. Good food.

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Dean Valley Railway good day. Nice walks at Lydney Harbour.

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5
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3rd November 2017:

A very nice place with very nice staff and with very nice food. Only things that could be better are: - brighter main light in bedroom. Room too dim. Veru difficult to put on accurate make up. - easier access ro electric plug sockets for iphone and computer use.

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Owner Response:

thank you for your comments. We do have illuminated mirrors in the bathrooms - fabulous for putting on makeup! We are in the process of changing all of the sockets to allow phones to be plugged in in addition to other appliances. Hope this helps, Barbara

5
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1st November 2017:

Barb was a lovely host, she was very helpful throughout the booking process and even booked the restaurant for our group of 7! When we arrived they were very welcoming and took us around the rooms which were spacious and clean and the beds were really comfortable. The food we had in the evening was amazing, the portions were a good size and all of us were impressed with our meals. Breakfast in the morning did not disappoint either! Some of our group were already mentioning a return visit before we had even checked out! We would all definitely recommend to our friends!

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We went to Hot Pot Pottery not far away and had a 2 hour class on making pots and tiles, it was so much fun. We also visited Puzzlewood which is only 5 minutes away from the hotel.

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5
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30th October 2017:

Wonderful hospitality and service, fabulous food and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

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Don't miss having an evening meal in the restaurant. The menu is extensive and delicious especially the fish pie!!!

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4.8
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30th October 2017:

Fantastic b&b, great hospitality and delicious breakfast. Couldn't ask for more.

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4.8
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30th October 2017:

Excellent accommodation and felt well looked after

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Restaurant is well worth a visit

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5
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29th October 2017:

We had just the 1 night at Forest House having travelled up from Leeds for a family funeral. The room was lovely and breakfast was excellent. Would definitely stay here again.

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5
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29th October 2017:

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5
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29th October 2017:

Very warm welcome, nicely appointed rooms with lovely toiletries and an excellent choice of beverages in the room. Will definitely come back.

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5
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28th October 2017:

Excellent food, service and all to a very high standard

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Family room on top floor prrfect for 5 , very close to puzzle wood which is amazing

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5
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27th October 2017:

This is one of the best hotels we’ve stayed at. The hotel is immaculate, and warm. In fact there was nothing we could criticise. The hostess, Barbara, was very welcoming and friendly. We ate dinner which was fantastic. We love seafood and they certainly have an extensive menu with seafood, steaks amongst other dishes. Food and service was first class, cooked to perfection with good size portions. Not the cheapest place in town, but in my opinion it was excellent value for money.

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Great restaurant, with excellent service. Good base for a visit to the Forest of Dean.

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5
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26th October 2017:

Rooms are queint but with plenty of room and with great bathrooms. Food was of exceptional quality and good portion sizes.

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Great place for those riding in the Forest of Dean. Cinema is great for rainy days, but loads of things to do and see in the area.

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5
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23rd October 2017:

Comfortable bed, great facilities, excellent breakfast

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5
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23rd October 2017:

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4.5
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19th October 2017:

We stayed for a night only, but felt home away from home. Very cosy, clean and welcoming. Host had think of everything. Breakfast was an absolute delight - variety of choices, freshly prepared. We are definitely going back.

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5
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16th October 2017:

Excellent customer service - we requested a travel cot ahead of time and it was all set up for us in our room. The breakfast selection was great & was delicious. Finally, my husband left his suit behind in the wardrobe & Barbara rang us before we had even realised and posted it back to us. We left the hotel on Saturday & the suit arrived on the Monday - I was very impressed with the level of customer service.

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We were staying in the area to attend a wedding at Clearwell Castle which was beautiful.

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5
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15th October 2017:

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5
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10th October 2017:

Very friendly owners. Great food in the restaurant and at breakfast time. The free coffee was a bonus too! Would definitely return here thankyou!

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5
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10th October 2017:

We were in room 1 which was a large room with a very comfortable double bed and a settee which was made up as a double bed as we had requested a twin room also comfortable The owner Barbara was always present and helpful We have stayed in the forest or nearby many times as we have relations who live locally this proved to be the best we will be back

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We were taken out to eat at a pub the Orepool 2 miles away at the village of Sling, but by far the best meal of the weekend was at Andersons the Forest House's own restaurant There is plenty to do in the forest and of course good walks including a sculpture walk

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5
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10th October 2017:

Lovely B and B. A warm welcome. Clean and tastefully decorated rooms. The breakfast was delicious as was the evening meal we had booked in advanced. Would thoroughly recommend Forest house to anyone as a base for exploring the Forest of Dean and surrounding area.

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The Tapas restaurant is quite lively and serves good food. Be warned that the paella is very filling. The local cinema is very good value at £5 per ticket.

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5
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9th October 2017:

Absolutely first class hotel, we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The room was excellent and very clean with plenty of tea & coffee facilities. Really lovely dining room and the food is absolutely delicious with plenty of choice. Overall, we cannot fault our