Simonsbath House Hotel
This year Simonsbath House Hotel is pleased to host part of the Festival art exhibition, showing work by the successful photographer Steve Gunter, who won the Countryfile Winter Landscape Photographic Competition in 2015.
Simonsbath House, built in 1654 by the merchant, lawyer and philosopher James Boevey (1622-1696) was the first house built within the Royal Forest and stood alone until 1815. In 1819 the Royal Forest’s main allotments were auctioned to the highest bidder, John Knight of Worcestershire. The knight’s extensive impact on Simonsbath is planned to be the focus of the proposed redevelopment of The Old School in Simonsbath.