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Batsford Arboretum

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Batsford Arboretum

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Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB England
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Classic Cotswolds Private Tour
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Classic Cotswolds Private Tour

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This private tour of the Cotswolds takes in the best of the North Cotswolds stopping at many of the places you would wish to see if you only have one day in the area. Leave all the planning to us and tour the area with a local driver-guide in and executive vehicle. <br><br>We use quiet country lanes and pass through stunning countryside and off-the-beaten track Cotswold villages. On a typical tour you will visit towns such as Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water as well as less touristed spots such as Snowshill and Upper and Lower Slaughter. <br><br>There is the option to visit one of the many gardens or manor houses in the area and to take a lunch in a traditional pub or afternoon tea in a tearoom. All tours are private and full bespoke so we are happy to tailor the day to suit your individual needs or preferences. <br><br>Beat the crowds and enjoy the beauty of the Cotswolds on a private tour.
US$412.09 per adult
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Clarks wrote a review Dec 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
We were made very welcome at the cafe where the lovely Daniel and his team stayed open to serve us a much needed cuppa and delicious Bakewell tart at the end of a 12 mile walk. Even in winter the arboretum is lovely and well worth a visit but make sure you take in a visit to the cafe too.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Gree1 wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
We were making the glorious journey from Broadway to Moreton on foot, on 1 December. Brilliant sunshine, fabulous views, but owing to the lockdown precious little by way of en-route refreshments. Then we happened upon Batsford, not long before closing time. So many places would have sent us away, being too busy shutting the cafe to serve weary walkers. Not at Batsford! Dan and his lovely team welcomed us warmly, and provided a piping-hot cup of tea with delicious Bakewell tarts. Wonderful service, way beyond anything we have experienced on our many long walks in this Covid era. Congratulations - we shall be back before long to see the arboretum at our leisure, and perhaps to enjoy lunch in the now-open cafe, unless of course we just have more of those irresistible Bakewell tarts...
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Date of experience: December 2020
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John A wrote a review Nov 2020
Derby, United Kingdom156 contributions49 helpful votes
Lovely relaxing walks very picturesque can be a little bit hilly in places but enough areas to walk to avoid these. The grate American pines were amazing plants and features from all over the world quite educating. Very well stocked shop of lots of different items not that expensive either, lots of parking available.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Beryl Grime wrote a review Nov 2020
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My husband and I are members and visit frequently. COVID restrictions are well organised and have not affected our visitor experience, until today. At the end of the visit arriving in the refreshment area we were made to feel uncomfortable whilst trying to establish the protocol for consuming (expensive) snacks . There was no informative signage just a member of staff who was bluntly moving visitors on if they dared to stop.. I would describe his manner as surly. He gave no useful advice re where we were supposed to go merely saying “you cannot stop here”. Tables were in situ but not available. No chairs. I felt as though the arboretum had had my money now I should go home. I was considering the purchase of a Christmas tree but was put off by my dismissal. Such a pity.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from stuartp778, Director of Sales at Batsford Arboretum
Responded 25 Nov 2020
Dear Member, I'm very sorry to hear about your upsetting visit and the way you were talked too by a member of staff, I will be speaking to the staff involved about this. This is no defense but the staff are extremely stressed with the situation that they find themselves in trying to work safely and under strict Covid 19 lockdown rules. I believe and it is all really confusing that the Covid19 rules say we can serve takeaway drinks etc but the public are not allowed to stand/sit within the area of purchase, this coupled with us being forced to serve from the outside snack shack as we are not allowed to serve visitors from our main indoor cafe make this even more undesirable especially as the snack shack is in the area were we display the hundreds of Christmas trees for sale. Hopefully next week when the current lockdown restrictions are lifted this conflict of interest on space between providing a takeaway service for our visitors and selling Christmas trees can be resolved and go back to normal. Again sorry for the stress caused to you, and hopefully my explanation will go towards giving you some faith in us, we are trying our best to keep everyone safe, keep to the law and Covid rules, provide a takeaway service, and sell much sort after xmas trees. This however does not justify you being talked to in a surly manner and I promise I will be having words ... kind regards Stuart Priest Director The Batsford Foundation.
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Diane G wrote a review Nov 2020
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Had a glorious day in the autumn sunshine at Batsford, a great place to enjoy the fresh air, and also felt very safe there with their Covid precautions in place. There is an outside cafe for hot drinks and snacks, with the shop inside also open to purchase goods.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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