Where Tradition meets Contemporary
The boutique hotel is in the village of Bartestree, Herefordshire only 3 miles from centre of Hereford, which makes it perfect place to stay for business travellers as well as guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, a weekend away or simply to unwind with a swift half after work. Whether you are visiting Herefordshire for business or pleasure, our dedicated team are on hand to ensure you enjoy your visit to The Godwins, leaving you to simply relax and unwind. Our ambition is to create a home-from-home experience with a focus on comfortable bedrooms and a welcoming atmosphere that you expect from an English boutique hotel.
Originally called The Ferns, The Godwins Hotel is a charming, listed building noted for its striking red brick Gothic appearance. It was built in 1879-80 for William H. Godwin of Godwin’s Tiles, who had their factory in neighbouring Lugwardine. In October 1853 The Hereford Times declared of Godwin’s tiles that “the variety of the designs and the richness of the colours were alike very much admired”. For half a century they enjoyed national and international acclaim and brought unprecedented attention to a quiet corner of Herefordshire. 150 years later these beautiful, multicoloured tiles covering floors, fireplaces and wall boarders are still appreciated by our guests.
The Godwins Hotel offers plenty of free parking and has a spacious outdoor patio for warmer days.