About Us & Meet the Team

As seen on C4′s “Four in a Bed” TV series!  The Award Winning 17th Century Country Inn & Restaurant with Open Fires, Oak Beamed Restaurant, Lounge, Bar, Wine, Cheese & Gourmet Pie shop. Child & Dog Friendly. Beer Garden with Home cooked Food served all day everyday, Real ales, World Wines & the Best pint of Guinness served in the County.


Set in the Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Countryside this part of the Country is truly a hidden gem.

A family run Inn with a “Home from Home” atmosphere with an amazing energy & passion for the well being of its customers & friends.

Famous for its selection of Homemade Pies which are sold in the Local Deli’s & Supermarkets (www.madaboutpies.co.uk) and also available to Take Away from The Farmers Boy Inn.

All our Meat is sourced from the Cotswold’s & all ingredients are sourced locally. We have an extensive menu, Fresh Fish & Vegetarians Dishes too.

Also any Dietary issues are not a problem  as all our Dishes are Homemade. Please check our Web Site to view our latest menus.

We are a country pub so Dogs are welcome as long as you take them home with you.

Finally we are located on the A40 Boxbush near the village of Longhope. Not far from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Ross-on-Wye, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, the Welsh Border, Bristol, Birmingham to name but a few. We look forward to welcoming you all to the Award winning Farmers Boy Inn & hope you enjoy your stay as much as look forward to looking after you…………

The Farmers Boy Inn Team

Phil Kiernan Proprietor Originally from Dublin & married to his beautiful wife Manda Kiernan (that’s got to be worth a pint of Guinness) has been in the hotel & leisure Trade since 1985. After purchasing The Farmers boy Inn in Sept 2000 Phil’s Passion, energy & high customer Service approach is very obvious when you see him working at The Farmers Boy Inn. Phil says & I quote, I love meeting people on a daily basis. It gives me such a buzz to see my guests & friends having a wonderful time, relaxing & enjoying the surroundings at The farmers Boy Inn.

Richard Bodger is our Head Chef originally from London he has worked at The Farmers Boy Inn since 2005. Richard brings amazing Colours, Flare & Flavours when he cooks, he has such Passion for great Traditional British & European Food. He loves to cook with local produce when possible & loves to test the boundaries when cooking a new dish. His attention to detail is a pleasure to witness.

Sally Lawson is General Manager & Front of  House. First worked at the tender age of 13 at a waitress for Phil. Over the years she has developed her skills as a confident Manager, her attention to customer service & customer needs knows no boundaries which is constantly changing year by year. Sally’s smile, energy & enthusiasm when meeting people is a pleasure on the eye. Phil says, she is a very important asset to The Farmers Boy Inn.

Assistant Manger Kath Cornwall when front of house is waiting to meet and greet you along. 

Another Key Member of our Team is my Mother-in-Law Bell Hyett who runs everything to do with the accommodation & manages to keep everyone in order!

Also a mention to James Craven who works in the Kitchen or anywhere and everywhere he is needed.

Finally a mention to all my part time staff who without the energy and passion, the Farmers Boy Inn couldn’t be so successful today.