- Cracking Hotel!!!!
Jamie wrote a review December 2020 on Booking.com
This is an excellent hotel. The building has great character and was lovely to stay there. Christopher the owner is very attentive and looks after your every need, couldn’t want for more! Would highly recommend!!
- Outstanding food, exquisite service, beautiful rooms and a great location
Anthony wrote a review December 2020 on Booking.com
Outstanding, attentive and knowledgeable host with food to die for – I stayed for 4 nights and the 3-course dinners each evening with consistently outstanding – different menu choices every day; each expertly cooked from scratch whilst outstanding sauces made from their own garden fruits complimented each dish. Huge bedrooms. Exceptionally well maintained and equipped. Style personified and expertly executed. Great to see a family business executed so well. Great location that makes it easy to go north, south, east or west – close to great walks, lovely villages and city attractions. Makes no difference whether you travel alone, in a couple or as a group here. Everyone made so welcome. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will visit again.
- Don’t go there because………..
Don’t go there because if you do, we may not be able to get in next time.
This place is the perfect escape from the strains and stresses of everyday life, yet an easy journey from the motorway thus having great connectivity to Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.
Covid precautions were thorough yet unobtrusive and well explained, which made us feel comfortable from the start.
Accommodation is spotlessly clean, food is outstanding and the hospitality offered was warm, friendly and informed.
In summary we slept well, ate well and feel well as a result of our stay.
- The perfect B&B with the perfect hosts
We chose Old Church Farm for its proximity to Bristol, its 5 star food rating and its approach to CV19 safety. We were not disappointed and discovered it offers so much more!
Old Church Farm is a beautiful Tudor building, with many original features, which has been transformed into a luxurious B&B. On arrival our host Christopher explained their Covid precautions and after sanitising and signing in we were shown to our room.
We stayed in room 6, which is their smallest room, but was spacious and bright, with a large window, a huge fireplace, a big comfy bed and lots of antique furniture. The en-suite had a very large shower enclosure with a great shower – no antique plumbing issues here! The room had an Alexa so we could choose music and turn off the lights just by asking – very Covid friendly. The only thing we missed was tea and coffee making facilities in the room, which had been removed as a Covid precaution.
The food cooked by Kate was fabulous. The evening three course menu offered a variety of choice, every dish sounding mouth-wateringly good. I couldn’t resist the cheese souffle on our first night, it was the best I’ve every had. So good, I had it again the second night. The food was cooked to perfection and accompanied by home grown veg. The dining room had a long table which enabled us to enjoy the company of the other guests whilst maintaining a safe social distance. Christopher introduced everyone at dinner and the conversation flowed.
The breakfast menu was extensive, and again delicious, Kate really is a superb cook, and was beautifully served in the breakfast room on stunning china.
- The perfect B&B with perfect hosts
Robert wrote a review September 2020 on Eviivo
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We chose Old Church Farm for its proximity to Bristol, its 5 star food rating and its approach to CV19 safety. We were not disappointed and discovered it offers so much more! Old Church Farm is a beautiful Tudor building, with many original features, which has been transformed into a luxurious B&B. On arrival our host Christopher explained their Covid precautions and after sanitising and signing in we were shown to our room.
Rachel wrote a review September 2020 on Booking.com
It was amazing loved everything about it , so clean , friendly, superb food , very comfortable
Anonymous wrote a review September 2020 on Booking.com
Excellent breakfast and lovely hosts
- Very enjoyable stay, Christopher was a great host and Kate produced some lovely meals.
Shirley wrote a review September 2020 on Booking.com
All the meals provided to us over 4 days were different and of very good quality. Hospitality was excellent, and we would revisit.
- Brilliant breakfast, great service
Daisy wrote a review September 2020 on Booking.com
The breakfast was really excellent – all the ingredients were really nice, there were plenty of options and we were stuffed each time! Dinner was also really nice, great service
- Relaxing and romantic
Simon wrote a review September 2020 on Booking.com
Beautiful house in a quiet and secluded location. During these COVID times, every effort was made to create an amenable stay!
- Excellent in all respects.
Beautiful building and grounds. Rooms and dining rooms charming, quiet, historically interesting and maintained to the highest standards. The food was superb, locally sourced and beautifully cooked and presented. Chris is a fantastic host. Can’t wait to return
- First class and lovely
If you are looking for peace and quiet in a 5 star setting you can not go wrong.
A stunning property, steeped in history and full of quintessential English charm.
This place will not disappoint.
We stopped as a family with older children for one night and had a super stay. All rooms are individually designed and very different. Well appointed with super comfy beds. We did not get the chance to dine in which was a shame but the breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended for anyone after a quiet retreat with first class service?
Julian wrote a review August 2020 on Booking.com
We stayed for one night and Christopher made us feel so welcomed. It was like we had arrived home. We enjoyed some lovely drinks and in the morning a first class English breakfast was the order of the day. Great for access to central Bristol in 20 minutes.
- Peaceful quality escape for a romantic weekend
Dan wrote a review August 2020 on Eviivo
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We stayed for one night only and I wish it had been for a lot longer.
- A hidden gem, what a lovely surprise this was
Kate wrote a review July 2020 on Eviivo
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What a treat it was to stay at Old Church Farm Hotel. An historical building, tastefully and comfortably furnished. I stayed in room 7, a very spacious suite; excellent value for money. Chilled bottled water and homemade biscuits much enjoyed.
- Excellent Stay
Elizabeth wrote a review January 2020 on Eviivo
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An interesting old house with lots of history, sumptuously furnished, providing friendly accommodation and good food. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable.
Simon wrote a review December 2019 on Booking.com
After a problem with our booking due to a technical glitch with booking.com, we were upgraded to another room. The room was huge with a lovely bathroom. I don’t usually appreciate the decor of country homes in the UK but this one is really cool. Definitely recommend the breakfast. There is also a really good wine selection, I wish we could’ve stayed longer.
- Home Away Sweet Home
Dear Chris and Kate,
My apologies for this tardy review and yes Mallorca was fantastic!
But paled in comparison to your fine cooking and hospitality! Old Church Farm is a treasure and you both, fitting custodians to this stately manor.
Gary and I both look forward to our next opportunity to visit. Mini Cooper’s 60th Birthday Bash in Bristol was a fun experience, but staying with you both was the highlight by far!
We’d love to share all of the tidbits of our stay with your readers, but wouldn’t want to give anyone the idea of how far you’ll stretch to make your guests feel welcome- hah- you went above and beyond the call of duty and we are greatly thankful for your care and hospitality ( hauling & shipping home car parts and auto signs etc- thank you again!)
For those of you fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit this fine establishment, we would recommend you rent a car and book your meals- every meal here- Sunday’s you’ll need to find other arrangements (the carvery across the field is walking distance but not high on the culinary scale) as this is family day.
Please say hello to your kiddos and a great big hug for you both,
Merry Christmas and God’s Blessings,
Susie and Gary Daniels
Mini of Allentown
Allentown, Pennsylvania USA
- A hidden gem with excellent hospitality
ckone6 wrote a review Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
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Owned and managed by Chris and Kate this is a lovely place to stay. Rich in history the bedrooms and bathrooms are very well appointed and the beds very comfortable. The cuisine is excellent – do eat in for dinner at least once. The hosts are charming and very welcoming . Highly recommended.
- Perfect Country House
We took the whole house for our son’s wedding at nearby Berkeley Castle, for ourselves and the groomsmen and their wives. A first class experience- Kate’s cooking is superb and Christopher’s organising and “front of house” work are both perfect.
An annual reunion visit is already being mooted!
- This hotel is a ‘gem’ and a great find in the local area
Adele wrote a review November 2019 on Eviivo
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One night for business, including dinner. Thanks for the 3 course plant based meal that Kate cooked for me. I am very grateful.
- Very happy and would stay again.
JohnHClarke wrote a review November 2019 on Booking.com
Nice breakfast options , freshly cooked. Very homely feel to the property. The proprietor was very friendly and welcoming.
- Lovely stay
Daniel wrote a review November 2019 on Booking.com
We turned up without booking and we were greeted by the owner. Couldn’t have asked for better service. The room was really spacious and clean. Had all facilities that I could need. It was tranquil and peaceful.
Paul wrote a review November 2019 on Booking.com
Excellent host. Fabulous room. Gorgeous building.
Nick wrote a review October 2019 on Booking.com
Great location. Very friendly and hospitable hosts. Spacious and comfortable room. Breakfast of very high quality.
Mark wrote a review October 2019 on Booking.com
Excellent 5 star, great character and a very friendly host Christopher.
- As Schwarzenegger said “I’ll BE BACK” (Amazing)
- Superlative Country House Experience
If you want to feel like lords of the manor, look no further than this totally bewitching architectural jewel set amidst the rolling green hills of the English/Welsh border. The warm welcome by owner Christopher, set the tone for a joyous weekend.
Our rooms (Bristol & Yate) were light, spacious & nicely furnished in an eclectic mix of antique & modern which made for a much more personal feel than in many so-called boutique hotels seemingly designed by committee.(more…)
Lucio wrote a review July 2019 on Booking.Com
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Accoglienza , disponibilità e premura. Interno pregevole , colazione ottima.
- Jako osoba bardzo wymagająca -Absolutnie polecam!!!
Grzegorz wrote a review July 2019 on Booking.com
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Bardzo miły i uprzejmy właściciel. Pokoje super- doskonałe połączenie staroangielskich wnętrz z wymogami współczesności, przestronne .Śniadanie fantastyczne. Obiekt i cała posiadłość bardzo klimatyczna.
We were greeted warmly at the door by Chris, our ebullient and amiable host. The house exudes a quiet beauty and is steeped in history, a history that Chris was only too pleased to relate as he gave us a tour of the house and grounds. Our hostess, Kate, is a chef of rare skill and dinner was a consummate pleasure. A delightful weekend in delightful company. Highly recommended.
- Respite Perfection
When our 1939 Rolls Royce began to sputter outside Bristol, little did we know she would lead us to a former RR meeting centre. Maybe there was a method in her madness and she wanted a respite in familiar surroundings? Whatever the kismet that found us arriving as stressed and weary travellers at this charming home, our tensions immediately diffused. Chris welcomed us warmly and escorted us to a lovely room overlooking a manicured lawn flanked by distant hills while the vegetable garden hinted of delights to come at a scrumptious dinner. The roll top bath immediately soothed and all felt decidedly more optimistic.
Dinner service was prompt and gracious, company delightful and we found ourselves grateful this unscheduled interlude had interrupted our planned progress straight back to London.
Now we plan to return to savour the charms at any season of this perfectly charming inn where chef Kate delights at dinner and breakfast with refined flavours. Don’t wait for your car to break down as an excuse to visit!
- A wonderful wedding celebration at Old Church Farm
Thank you to Chris & Kate for hosting our wedding celebration at Old Church Farm. From the welcome canapes, through to breakfast, everything was just perfect for our wonderful occasion and we can’t thank you enough for making our stay so enjoyable and pleasurable. Old Church Farm was the perfect place to celebrate our special day with Family and friends.
- Total relaxation with superb bedrooms and excellent food
- Total relaxation and privacy with excellent accomodation and superb food.
David wrote a review April 2019 on Eviivo
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Unfortunately only stayed one night. On arrival made to feel very welcome and this continued throughout our stay.
- Perfect, and the pride taken in the establishment is rightfully done so.
Emma wrote a review April 2019 on Eviivo
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Such a beautiful place and a warm welcome. I would highly recommend this hotel. The personal touches and service delivered was second to none. The building is complimented with period decoration to a very night standard.
- A real Gem
Barrie wrote a review March 2019 on Eviivo
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Met by Chris the owner as we pulled up – a wonderfully attentive and interesting host. Superb setting – high end, well appointed rooms. Dinner was impressive value for money – fresh vegetables and produce, delightfully cooked. Breakfast was more than worthy of it’s AA 5 star rating. At no point did we feel hungry during our stay!!
- Beautiful, comfortable country house stay with a warm welcome. Perfect for family/friends occasions
Old Church Farm is a beautiful old country house hotel – originally owned by the Rolls Royce Group and used for company functions/entertaining – now in private ownership and brought up-to-date with all mod cons. It is set in beautiful grounds with a croquet lawn, rose garden and its own abandoned old church tower! It has 7 lovely bedrooms all with wonderfully comfortable Hynos beds and bathrooms/shower rooms with amazing water pressure and tons of hot water – bliss.
Christopher, the owner, is a very welcoming host and nothing was too much trouble. (He even went beyond the call of duty to sort through the rubbish bins after our stay to retrieve something important I had managed to throw out and leave behind by mistake). His wife, Kate, is the chef (cordon bleu trained and previously ran her own restaurant on the South Coast) and produced absolutely delicious, generous breakfasts every day with high quality ingredients (eg. really good local sausages and bacon, freshly-squeezed orange juice etc), good vegetarian options, eggs, omelettes etc.
- A real gem of a find! History, excellent rooms and good food – an all encompassing experience.
- Highly Recommended
Oliver wrote in February 2019 on Booking.com
An all-together delightful stay! An extremely late check-in was required that was simply accommodated. Helpful yet not suffocating staff which was welcomed.
Deanna wrote a review on Booking.com January 2019
Historic. Very friendly. Very comfortable.
- Staying here is hitting the jackpot!
Greensleves13 wrote a review December 2018 on Booking.com
This place is a gem! On arrival we were greeted by the owner. The property is an old country house with everything you need from a modern hotel. The room was fantastic, complete with a quality bathroom. We were offered dinner and I am so glad we accepted, the meal was better than I have eaten anywhere, all freshly prepared with produce from the garden.. It’s a real credit to the owners. If you are in the area, it’s is a must and can be a destination of its own. Old Church farm would be the perfect location for a family get together or break. Alternatively if you are meeting clients and wish to impress, you have it.
Isidora wrote a review December 2018 on Booking.com
Cottage típico inglés muy acogedor y tranquilo, comida muy rica y muy buen servicio
- Excellent accommodation, a charming host and superb breakfast
A brief but altogether wonderful visit. A lovely room in a beautiful building. Plenty of space for anyone planning on a longer stay, including two lovely common areas. In the past, I have used a different hotel for my family visits but will be looking to stay here from now on. I would happily recommend this hotel for anyone looking to relax in this part of Gloucestershire.
- Possibly the loveliest place I have ever stayed!
I visited Old Church Farm with my husband yesterday. We’d both had a stressy couple of weeks and just needed a nice getaway on a Saturday evening(more…)
We honestly couldn’t have chosen better. Each of the rooms was individual and with period features. We chose room 3 with its beautiful beamed ceiling and double aspect view.
The owner Chris greeted us at the door on arrival and showed us the beautiful downstairs lounges (including one with an original Tudor ceiling) before showing us to our room.
- Well appointed room, superbly cooked breakfast and engaging host
Dave wrote in November 2018 on Booking.com
Spacious and well equipped room. Excellent breakfast, good sized portion, local produce and freshly prepared. Friendly service and good conversation with the proprietor Christopher.
- A rare opportunity to stay in a remarkable, historic house
Old Church Farm is in superb order with a remarkable history. Fascinating features abound and you have the run of the old part of the building which is a are privilege. Christopher and Kate are ex-restaurateurs who really know how to do things., The food is grand and the wine good and sensibly priced. Our room was superb with the what must be as good a bed as you will find anywhere. We are not noted for being good sleepers, but we passed a memorably quiet night tucked up here. The bathroom was out of this world. All in all, this is a place not to be missed..
- Great Place For An Old English Stay
Great place to stay and the host Chris really friendly. Lovely rooms all ensuite with great views. This hotel also has great facilities for conferences, close to the M5/M4 and easy access to Bristol City Centre. Meals freshly prepaired as ordered. Golf Courses near by if you are a golfer or wish to arrange a corporate golf day.
Recommend a stay.
- An amazing property beautifully furnished. Owner was very helpful and welcoming.
Hollie wrote in October 2018 on Booking.com
The owner was very friendly and welcoming. Greeting me as I arrived and helping carrying my bags to my room and giving me a tour of the beautiful period property. My room was amazing, very nicely furnished and spacious. Truly had a very luxurious feel but also homely and comfortable. The cost was very good considering it is such a beautiful hotel. I had dinner which was very well priced for a three course meal. The food was exceptional and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in the area. I am already looking forward to my next visit and will be booking again.
- Fabulous find
Paul wrote in October 2018 on Hotels.com
This is a find! Not long open it was an entertainment hideaway for Rolls Royce Aero engines… money clearly was not an issue in the past and it shows. Recently taken over by a couple who seem to have a firm view on providing a great experience. The property is really nice, old and comfortable, proper British country house stuff. Furniture, paintings and furnishings build an ambiance of comfort and very gentle opulence. The closest comparison I would have is Gidleigh Park (although Church Farm does not have the 2 Michelin stars yet!). Service is personal and nothing seems to much effort. Christopher, the patron, is attentive and proud of his property, rightly so. Food is great, British with a hint of French would be my view, limited menu and really tasty and well cooked. Large grounds provides a nice backdrop for strolling. Local area has Cotswolds and Bristol close by.
- A great hotel, well run and in a good location.
Martin wrote in Sept 2018 on Booking.com
We booked at short notice after being let down by another hotel. Chris prepared our rooms and made us feel very welcome. The hotel also has an interesting history and each of the rooms is individual. The breakfast was excellent, using locally sourced and home made produce. The home made peach and quince jam is fantastic! I was also pleasantly surprised that it was so easy to commute to Filton.
- 这家酒店是我在英国所住过的最美好的经历，因为主人通过早餐和干净的卧室安排，他给你了很温暖的，热情和感受。This hotel is the best experience I have ever stayed
Feng wrote a review Sep 2018 on Booking.com
- Brilliant place for a business meeting
My company recently held an informal business meeting here and 4 of us stayed overnight after an excellent dinner.
This is a place of great charm and elegance combined with really top flight business meeting facilities, close to the M4 yet completely in the country. The accommodation is of a very high standard, it is family run with all the personal attention and service one would expect of a 5 star hotel. For a small business event this is the best venue I have found. I am now scouring our work diary for a good reason to use it again!
Clare stayed July 2018 wrote on Eviivo
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Although Old Church Farm was a little North of where I needed to be (Clifton) , I’m so glad I stayed there. The surroundings and buildings are picturesque, beautiful gardens and a 12th Century church right next to my window. The place is filled with history. Having said that the rooms are beautifully decorated with attention to detail. Christopher a marvellous friendly host with his wife, Kate, a simply wonderful chef, using produce from the vegetable gardens and orchard on site.
- Beautiful house, beautiful gardens, wonderful host
We only wish we could have stayed longer in this beautiful old house. The interiors, gardens, and old church with ancient yew tree were all wonderful. Christopher was the perfect host – helpful and welcoming but never imposing.
- Excellent stay even with rain.
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Stayed for 1 night but wished to be able to stay longer.
Excellent decoration for this luxury country house with a global good ambience where we can easily spend time in and outside around the gardens.
The owners are helpful and very kind and they have succeeded in maintaining the traditional ambience with actual modern services.
Not forgetting to mention the excellent breakfast with local ingredients.
Unfortunately we were not able to have dinner but seeing how the table was dressed, I think we missed something.
- Old fashioned courtesy with delightful accommodation for a country house weekend
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The rooms were well furnished as befits an old manor house, and the bed and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. The host was very friendly and helpful, even clearing the snow from driveway and car. The dinner was delicious, the wine list short but excellently chosen. And the delicious breakfast set us up for our long trip home through the Beast from the East part 2.
- Lovely, Relaxing, Luxury Stay
Review by Redmayes on TripAdvisor
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Stayed February 2018
This beautiful Grade II-listed property has been used by Rolls-Royce as a private hotel for the last 65 years catering exclusively for it’s overseas visitors. The new owners of this impressive b&b have now seamlessly made the transition to a place to relax in with the same comfort and style. Everything is as Rolls Royce left it, even the books in the wood paneled rooms to the crockery and cutlery used for the delicious meals served here.(more…)
- “Great Place to Stay”
Review by James (Business Traveller) on TripAdvisor
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Stayed in March 2018
Lots of charm and plenty of room. Booked as passing and found the staff to be helpful even with checking in extra late. Good breakfast in the morning. Highly recommend and worth a visit. I will return.
Review by John (Young Couple)
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Stayed in March 2018 review on Eviivo Platform
Excellent service, a delightful blend of subtle customer care and family hospitality.
- “Delightful old fashioned hotel with excellent up to date accommodation and service”
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Review by Chris & Liz (Mature Couple) on Eviivo Platform
Stayed: March 2018
The Old Church Farm is an old manor house that has been well refurbished catering for a small number of guests. Expect to be cosseted and well fed in this hotel – definitely somewhere we will return to and recommend to friends.
Likes: The bed was incredibly comfortable, the rooms well heated in spite their enormous size, the host was knowledgeable and attentive, dinner outstanding, ditto the breakfast. What was not to like?
- “Very easy to book and find.”
Edward (Young couple)
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Stayed: Nov 17 2017- reviewed on Eviivo Platform
Very easy to book and find. The owner made us very welcome. It is a bit different but manages to successfully combine the old and new
Lovely rooms, décor, high quality accommodation
- “As bed and breakfast accommodation goes this must be up there with the best”
Review by Peter Parsons on Google
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Stayed on 18th November 2017
As bed and breakfast accommodation goes this must be up there with the best.
I understand the property was formally used by Rolls Royce as a Conference centre and to entertain business dignitaries etc. So it is no surprise that the house and its furnishing exude style and class from an era gone by. With a wealth of history to it’s name, this is just the sort of place we enjoy staying at.
The property I guess takes it’s name from the ruined Church, standing just 12 ft away from the house, where only the tower and part of the knave wall remains as a reminder to it’s past.
Our host, the owner made us most welcome and told us the history of the place.
The breakfast was excellent and I would not hesitate re-booking when we are next in the Bristol area.
All in all a fabulous place to stay.
See Peter’s photos by looking at the Google link above
- “Highly recommended – comfortable, characterful and cosy: We will definitely be return visitors!”
Left by: Mark on 17th December on Eviivo platform
A delightful place to stay – warm and welcoming with fantastic period features. Guest areas (drawing room, wood panelled library, breakfast room) have the right balance between characterful and cosy. Our room (7) was spacious, comfortable, and contained beautiful furniture that made it seem like a really relaxing, homely space. The bathroom is large with a great roll top bath and good sized shower. Breakfast includes a cooked option made to order (can recommend Eggs Royale).
Small touches (homemade biscuits; warm mince pies brought up on arrival) were lovely. The host is friendly and attentive but in a way that allows you space to enjoy a sense of retreat.