We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice carvery”
Review of The Valley

The Valley
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Evesham
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We're the new destination for shopping, leisure and adventure right in the heart of England. The Valley is packed with good stuff, in fact there's 125 acres to discover and explore - with all the biggest brands and unique boutiques, right on the River Avon. An eclectic mix of retailers, centred in a relaxed retail village, The Valley is home to designer fashion brands, outdoor specialists and local crafts and produce. The Valley offers a range of great places to eat and drink, from relaxed bistro dining to a comforting roast dinner, and with a wide range of fresh local produce our farm shop is the perfect place to purchase your picnic essentials. The Valley Castle Adventure Playground and our very own narrow gauge railway mean there's something for the whole family to enjoy. With cycle paths, country walks, and over a mile of serene riverbank, our outdoor lifestyle shopping destination is truly unique. Just five minutes drive from Evesham town centre, ideally located on the A46, with free parking seven days a week, why wait to discover something new at The Valley?
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 11 August 2014

On holiday and called in for lunch. Nice carvery and plenty of it. Quite expensive. Friendly staff. Worth a visit to the country park.

Thank peapodSussex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (519)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

375 - 379 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stopped here for lunch before heading home. We knew about the shops and the steam railway, but we had never set foot in the restaurants.

We chose the Apple Barn - there was a reasonable choice from carvery to sandwiches and cakes. The food was quite nicely presented, but it's rather pricey for a garden centre cafe style offering. We basically had sandwiches, cakes and drinks - paying nearly £35 for the lot.

Thank PicnMix_UK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Friendly buzz, often busy this popular coffee shop is a welcome break after visiting the beautiful garden centre and other outlets.

Thank Jaybe321
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We've been meaning to visit this Park for a while, since I moved to the area back in January. My boyfriend kept telling me of all his amazing fishing stories along the river and that it was one of THE best fisheries along this stretch of the River Avon.

The fishing pond... if you look back in time at old photos of the pond, it was twice as big and the access to the river was almost like a bowling green. Now it's overgrown by nettles, huge brambles and unkempt Apple & Plum orchards and you can't even see the beautiful River. You can find these before photos on the Fisheries website, under Twyford Farm Angling (c 2011)

It's absolutely shocking what has happened in 3 years. There used to be Disabled Access for fishing, but you would be hard pressed to even find the road leading down there. Of course, all of these concerns don't matter because they've conveniently closed the fishing.

My boyfriend was so enraged about the terrible state of the Park, that when we got home, we started to do some fishing ourselves, on Google. An article that appeared in the Angling Times, in November 2012, talked about a £35m Fishing Complex, I've quoted it below:

QUOTE " Britain’s first combined shopping centre and fishing complex has been given planning permission. The £35m IntoOutdoors site will include tackle shops, two lakes and a stretch of the River Avon near Evesham in Worcestershire.

The site’s key feature will be the chance for anglers to instantly road-test tackle before buying, according to Devon-based developer Eagle One.

The venue, which is set to open in summer 2014 after work begins in January, will also include a 45-unit retail park in its 125-acre setting. Restaurants, cafés, cycle routes and 60 holiday lodges are also planned" END OF QUOTE

So apparently, these beautiful fisheries are supposed to be open by now... TWO LAKES... where are they ??? All I could see, were JCB diggers, flattening the land for what would appear to be..... hmmm let me guess... could they be MORE SHOPS ? I'll gladly eat my hat if I am proved wrong.

It's laughable - this is exactly what happens when greedy corporates take over and don't deliver on their promises.

We're going to write to the Council about the state of this and that nothing has been done for the once beautiful stretch of the River Avon and it's Fishing Pond. It would appear that shopping and greed is more important than beauty and nature.

7  Thank SeagreenTangerine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Called in Evesham Country Park on our way to Broadway There was a cafe in the Millets Farm shop called the Carrot Cake Cafe. They did a good cup of coffee nice friendly staff. Plus they gave you a card then after 8 hot drinks you receive 1 free.

Thank keith c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Valley also viewed

 
Evesham, Worcestershire
Evesham, Worcestershire
 

Been to The Valley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing