New chef for award-winning Tudor Farmhouse


A new chef has been appointed at the award-winning Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell.

Rob Cox joins the 13th century converted barn from his role as executive chef at Michael Caines at Abode in Manchester and already has big ideas for the recently refurbished Tudor Farmhouse restaurant.

The 20-bedroom Tudor Farmhouse boutique has won multiple awards since its launch, including 2 AA Rosettes, Taste of the West Gold award and Sawday’s British Hotel Award.

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Now with Cox on board, the hotel is hoping to continue this legacy and carve an even stronger reputation for its restaurant.

For Cox, he is aiming to build a name for himself by putting his own stamp on the destination, after seven years working under the Caines celebrity name.

He says: “I’m passionate about local, seasonal produce and in my spare time I love nothing more than foraging for herbs and have a keen interest in game. It was Tudor Farmhouse’s commitment to ‘local and homegrown’ that first struck me; their 20-mile menu ethos is something I really want to develop.”

He’s looking forward to developing relationships with suppliers and plans to build on the foundations established by his predecessor – and highlighted by the hotel’s recent trio of awards scoops.

“Ultimately it’s about the end product on the plate and making customers happy,” adds Cox.