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Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

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Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

Having previously only enjoyed all too brief breaks from motorway driving in Tewkesbury, we have finally taken the plunge and will stay 2 nights next May.

What are the best eating places in the area for good, wholesome reasonably priced food?

What local attractions do you recommend visiting?

What recommendations for a 10-15 mile walk in the area?

Thanks

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1. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

You must visit Tewkesbury Abbey - you can't miss it! Make sure you take a stroll down the back of avon (walk down the side of the Co-Op on the high street then cross the bridge over the river). Good views of the Abbey here.

I really like the Fox and Hounds in Bredon (a short drive from Tewkesbury) for good pub food. If you like Indian restaurants you will be spoilt for choice in Tewkesbury! The great wall chinese and the Vietnamese restaurant in the high street are both good too. The Fleet in Twyning is also worth a look - it's a really nice place on the river and great to eat outdoors if the weather is nice.

There are nice walks up Bredon Hill you could do if you don't want to drive too far out of the town. Cleeve Hill is nearby - you can walk to Belas Knapp near Winchcombe, Or Malvern Hill isn't far away and provides miles of good walking (good pub near the british camp too!) There are loads of places to go walking around the area which aren't too far to drive to. Google "Cotswold Way Circular Walks" for some inspiration.

Feel free to ask any more questions and I'll try to help!

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How about walking from Tewkesbury alongside the river Avon northwards towards Twyning. You can walk along the river for about a mile and a half, have lunch at the fleet which overlooks the river, before heading back inland on the bridle path and footpath through church end , wood end, and back down to Tewkesbury. Head west from the fleet into Twyning village (stopping at the village in for a quick one)' then up past the school to Killmore Lane (named after the black death) before following the clearly marked path back to Tewkesbury. Not a main road in sight! In Tewkesbury, eat at owens opposite the abbey, for fine dining at good prices, or venture further afield to the inn at Welland on the way to the Malvern Hills. Stop at British Camp, which has 360 degree views over Wales and England. Probably the best view in England, particularly since you can drive most of the way up!

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3. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

Tewkesbury is riddled with alleyways which can be interesting to explore - including one with a very early baptist chapel

The Tourist Information Office (near the Cross) may be able to help with guidance leaflets

Wetherby
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4. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

Thank you all for your excellent advice!

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5. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

Hi,

Assuming its not flooded dont forget to expore Tewkesbury Ham (Not sure why it has thatt name). Cross the bridge from the, "Back of Avon" and you can walk around the island.

Now, as far as food goes we've got the usual pub-grub and I agree with JC that the Fox and Hounds is up there with the best. If you want to stay in town then the Bell Inn has a great reputation. Also, its a bit out of town in Alderton (5 miles or so) but try The Hobnails Inn.

Stu :-)

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6. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

Thanks Stu!

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7. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

The fleet at twyning is very good.

Why not consider a visit to Worcester? Loads to see here.

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9. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

The Gloucester Old Spot is a little out of town (About 10 minutes drive) and your right, its definately one you must visit.

Last time I was in there they served a cider called, "Black Rat". I managed 2 pints and tthen they had to take me home in a wheelbarrow.

If you want cheap-and-cheerful then we had a good meal this weekend at The Canterbury on Ashchurch Road. Two, 3 course meals and 7 drinks for £38

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10. Re: Where to eat, walk and visit near Tewkesbury?

Thanks for all your pointers- much appreciated.

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