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Address: | Filkins, Lechlade GL7 3JJ, England
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+44 1367 860 660
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 14:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

A surprising adventure... With wool! The unexpected pleasures of the rich...

A surprising adventure... With wool! The unexpected pleasures of the rich heritage of Cotswold sheep, wool, weaving, and cloth. Explore and buy genuine Cotswold-designed woollen cloth, garments and accessories. Interiors and art galleries, rug warehouse, Explorium, limestone sculpture, textile museum, licensed coffee-shop in beautiful surroundings. Free, enticing, intoxicating, delightful. Open all year.

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Shopping with tea and cake.

We have been coming here for over 10 years now and it's always been a lovely place to go too. My children find the museum and shop in the barn interesting and the cafe is lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming here for over 10 years now and it's always been a lovely place to go too. My children find the museum and shop in the barn interesting and the cafe is lovely especially sitting in the garden when it's sunny. Everything we have bought from the shop has been top quality from clothes to soft furnishings.... More 

Thank CPE2016
Witney, United Kingdom
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816 reviews
404 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although weaving no longer takes place here (health and safety etc) the equipment is still here for visitors to see. In addition there is a shop with plenty of interesting items for sale, and a nice tearoom out the back. It is a peaceful quiet location in the village of Filkins, and well worth a visit.

Thank Andrew C
FilkinsRM, currently in the nice tearoom at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review... Filkins is indeed a quiet and peaceful place. It is also the place where Sir Stafford Cripps lived and worked on his plans for Indian independence (not many people know that!) Who would have thought a Cotswold backwater would hold that sort of story up its sleeve? More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Witney Wool Museum this attraction was recommended as they carried a larger selection of clothing. We weren't disappointed. From craft packs to clothing. We walked away with some nice bits (IMO) and the owner was very helpful. Slightly off the beaten track but make the most of it and tour the local countryside till you arrive. We loved... More 

Thank Andy B
FilkinsRM, track beater at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Ho ho! A visitor from our sister ship at Witney Blanket Hall! Welcome, Andy B, and so pleased you found things you like, and that you loved your visit. Come again! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife saw this advertised in a brochure that was in the room we stayed at in Shipton under Wychwood and wanted to come and check it out. Typical country type set up, very relaxed, we looked through the items for quite a while before we actually saw anyone, so they are very casual regarding people stealing things. Beautiful garments... More 

Thank kylebarratt
FilkinsRM, very welcoming at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Thank you, kylebarratt, for coming and liking our relaxed view of things. Actually we do not encourage theft, but we do like our visitors to feel welcome and trusted. Bon voyage back to Australia. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Honestly, we simply stopped by for the wool shop. In the Cotswolds, we saw sooooooo many sheep, it just seemed right to buy some wool sweaters during our stay. The shop was well stocked and the woman helping us was knowledgeable about the varieties sold and types. Perhaps a bit expensive, but no issue for supporting local. We did not... More 

Thank Chris O
FilkinsRM, sooooo many sheep counter at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

I agree about all the sheep, and even after 35 years living here... It still makes the heart happy to see the lambs skipping around their watchful mothers every Spring. As to what you say about us, many thanks indeed. Prices reflect quality, we hope, and our many returning visitors seem to agree. One day, we do hope you return...... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had high hopes as it looked quaint in the pictures. Firstly, it's in a lovely setting. However, the goods on sale I found very expensive. Pottery plates and bowels at exorbitant prices. The tea shop was also disappointing. The young girl seeing was absolutely sweet and lovely but I found £6.50 for a cheese sandwich a bit on the expensive... More 

Thank Sharon H
FilkinsRM, a bit saddened at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Well, let's take the good bits first... Yes, the photographs look good, because Cotswold Woollen Weavers IS good. Second, you're right that our coffee-shop girls are all absolutely sweet and lovely, though you are wrong about the sandwich price. They are actually only £4.25 (not £6.50.) I guess whether or not you think our goods are expensive depends upon what... More 

Quenington, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

A real sense of history is experienced during a visit. The weaving looms are open for exploring and the staff are so enthusiastic and friendly. The home woven cloth is beautiful to feel and they sell a huge range of cloths and the clothes, tweeds, jumpers etc. in the shop, are diverse and there is a great choice . They... More 

Thank Jdmd2015
FilkinsRM, the museum man at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Wow! Cheers for that, Jdmd2015... We try to be enthusiastic about what we do exactly so visitors like you pick up on it and enjoy your time with us. Do please come again, we will try and be just as enthusiastic all over again. More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I took the day course with Simon, introducing me to Stone Carving. What a great day. I didn't really know what to expect but was treated to excellent instruction in a very relaxed atmosphere. I achieved far more than I ever expected in the day which resulted in producing in a piece, to take home, that I was really quite... More 

Thank Alan F
FilkinsRM, the sawman's sweeper at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Finally... Alan F, I reply: and thank you for your generous review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stonemasonry taster day, and that you were able to take away something you had carved. We look forward to seeing what you make next... Do come and show us. Greetings from Simon, also. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Glad we found this - not particularly well signposted but worth seeking out. As you would expect from the name the woollen goods are of great quality and plenty to choose from but the surprise are the varied areas with a wide range of gifts and goods. An excellent small teashop with great cakes. Very relaxed atmosphere in which to... More 

Thank John A
FilkinsRM, Surprise! Surprise! at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Sorry about the signposts (lack of), but pleased you enjoyed us when you found us, and that we were more than you expected. Better that than be less! Do come again soon. More 

Ossett, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

On our way to a holiday cottage in Alverscot we decided to visit The Cotswold Weavers. Spent most of the afternoon there ending with tea in the café. Various different elements including looms, rugs barn and the shop where I managed to spend a fortune! Well worth the visit.

Thank bessie1996
FilkinsRM, Essential element at Cotswold Woollen Weavers, responded to this review

Many thanks for dropping in on your way to Alvescot, and thank you for liking us. Do spread the word, and we look forward to your future visits. More 

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