BREDON HILL and the surrounding areas are a walker's paradise with the stunning Cotswold Way close by, and the Wychavon Way threading its way over Bredon hill, that lies immediately behind The Coppice, offering 360 degree views of The Cotswolds, The Malverns, Welsh Mountains, and the Shropshire Hills on a clear day, and the Rivers Severn and Avon in the foreground.
Visit the Cotswold's highest point at, Broadway Tower. A wonderful iconic folly built by the Earl of Coventry with gift shop and cafe. You can see up to 16 counties from the top. Have a cream tea whilst watching the tame deer. You can hire an Ebike for a spin round the Cotswolds or walk down the hill looking at views back to Bredon Hill and beyond. Shop your heart out in the quintessential Cotswold village of Broadway below.
Go to Snowshill where Bridget Jones scenes were filmed in summer complete with artificial snow. Visit the fascinating National Trust Snowshill Manor, the ultimate hoarder's paradise from penny farthings to samurai swords! followed by a restorative drink in the Snowshill Arms. Also nearby is the Lavender farm where you can enjoy the wonderful scents and colours. You can even pick your own!
Visit our beautiful restored 1930s cinema, The Regal, in Evesham. As well as all the latest films, see musicians, comedians and live sports and opera events. Delicious snacks and drinks delivered to your swivel seats.
Follow in the tracks of Tour of Britain cyclists over to Saxon Winchcombe. Cycle to beautiful Hidcote Manor Gardens or Croome Park. Challenge your fitness with some serious off-roading up and over Bredon Hill. You won't regret the climb. The return run is awesome!
You can spend many happy hours exploring Bredon Hill, by bike or foot, without ever touching a public road.
Our local, The Star Inn, is within an easy stroll in the centre of the village. Great pub grub with two-for-one offers, Specials menus featuring locally reared pork or game, vegetarian dishes etc. Live music in The Snug every month. Real ales & a good selection of gins to try.
Cheltenham Racecourse is a mere 12 miles away, home of the famous Spring Festival and Gold Cup.
PLACES TO EAT:
(This is just a list of our favourites... There are plenty of other places!)
The Star Inn, (Ashton under Hill) Restaurant quality food while always sticking to traditional pub roots and is definitely not pricey. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, including meat from their farm in Grafton just a mile from the pub and vegetables from the Vale. This is not a hyped-up Gastro pub but a really nice "local".
Childswickham Inn, (Broadway) At the Inn and Brasserie, they have established an excellent reputation for their food which they are extremely proud of. They believe in serving high quality, seasonal dishes, sourced locally. The emphasis is on delivering excellence in service, taste, flavour and presentation.
The Plough Inn, (Ford) Come and enjoy the ambiance of a crackling log fire, superb food, excellent service, and a warm welcome. This a lovely "old school" pub in the country with excellent food.
Eckington Manor, (Eckington at the other end of Bredon Hill) Home of Professional Master Chef winner, 2015, Mark Stinchcombe. This is a place for the "Foodies" and to celebrate a special occasion. Book early!
Russels or Russels Chip Shop, (Broadway) Russells of Broadway restaurant offers modern British cooking, with 2 rosette quality in relaxed and stylish surroundings in the heart of the Cotswolds. The Fish and Chips is not your standard Chippy!
The Broadway Hotel, (Broadway) Saddle up, you’re in for a treat at The Broadway. Begin the first furlong of your dining experience with a glass of wine in The Jockey Bar, and finish at the winner’s post with a dish of delicious food in the Tattersall’s Brasserie.
The Old Butchers (Stow on the Wold). A little further afield, but worth the 25-30 min drive or taxi ride. This is our favourite place to eat out. There is a cosy intimate atmosphere with friendly service by the Robinson Family. We particularly love their speciality and strongly recommend any of the fish or Sea Food which comes up fresh from Cornwall daily.
Local independent Coffee shops at The Old Post Office Beckford and Bredon Country Store on the A46
If you prefer to have your special occasion at The Coppice but don't want to cook we have a great small local catering business. Have a look at the link. Saucy Catering