Welcome to our visitor information guide. We have highlighted some of the most popular places to visit and some of our favourites in and around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. You will find a wide variety of things to see and do as well as lots to explore, and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Eating out

Within 10 miles there are many lovely pubs and restaurants serving food, including:

  • The Whitminster Inn and the Old Forge – 2 minute walk
  • Whitminster China Garden and Indian Garden restaurants & takeaways – 2 minute walk
  • Whitminster takeaways: Joe’s Pizza, Falafel Pod & Grill, Han Bao Bao Kebab, Chip shop – 2 minute walk
  • The Fromebridge Mill by the roundabout at the bottom of the hill – 15 minute walk (or 1 minute drive).
  • The George Inn at Cambridge – 6 minute drive.
  • The George at Frocester – 8 minute drive.
  • Miller & Carter at Quedgeley – 9 minute drive.
  • The Bumble Bee at Quedgeley – 9 minute drive.
  • Della Casa Italian restaurant in Dursley – a 14 minute drive.

In addition both Stroud and Gloucester Quays offer an array of cuisines for all tastes.

Local walks

On your doorstep there are plentiful options for local walks, which will take you out into the countryside or along the waters edge as well as to many watering holes to quench your thirst. Some of the best are in Whitminster, Frampton-on-Severn, Arlingham as well as many other small villages in the Severn Vale area. Time it right and you will catch the sensational Severn Bore (seasonal).


Attractions and places to visit

Our location in the Severn Vale, only 9 miles from the very centre of Gloucestershire and on the edge of the Cotswolds, provides an excellent base from which to explore a huge variety of places and attractions for great days out.

Nearby are Gloucester Docks and Cathedral, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Berkeley Castle, Highgrove Gardens, Woodchester Mansion, Owlpen Manor, as well as many more places of interest.

Drive a little further into Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds for the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Westonbirt Arboretum, Rococo Gardens, Birdland, Burford, Blenheim Palace, Lacock Abbey, Sudeley Castle and gardens, Cotswold Wildlife Park and gardens and so much more. Coupled with this, and famed for their unique characters and attractions or events; Bath, Tetbury, Cheltenham Spa, Bourton on the Water and Cirencester offer a great choice of things to see and do.

City life is close by in Gloucester and Bristol, and easily reached by bus, train or car.

Gloucester Docks January 2023
Gloucester Docks
A Crane at Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust
A Crane at Slimbridge WWT
Westonbirt Arboretum


For the city or big town shops, head for:

  • Gloucester city centre and Gloucester Quays
  • Bristol city centre and Cabot Circus or Cribbs Causeway (The Mall)
  • Cheltenham
  • Bath

For the Cotswold and market town shopping experience, head for:

  • Cirencester
  • Tetbury
  • Bourton on the Water
  • Dursley
  • Nailsworth
  • Stroud

What’s on

Sports and seasonal events are plentiful, and include; Frampton Country Fayre, Badminton and Gatcombe horse trials, Cheltenham horse racing, Gloucester rugby at Kingsholm, Cheltenham literature, science and music festivals and summer events, as well as many more unique local events which may coincide with your stay.

Horse riding and countryside trails

There are several stables nearby which offer riding trails for all abilities.

Cycle hire and trail riding

There are many lovely cycle routes nearby and for the more adventurous, there are several great trail riding locations. Cycles are available to hire:

  • Dean Forest Cycles, New Road, Parkend, Forest of Dean, Glos, GL15 4HG.  Tel: 01594 368009  http://deanforestcycles.co.uk/  (approx 27 miles away)
  • Mos Bike Shed, The Gatehouse, Bonds Mill, Stonehouse, GL10 3RF. Tel: 07738 055479. Situated on the canal. (approx 2.5 miles away)
  • Slimbridge Boat Station, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge, Glos, GL2 7BP. Tel: 01453 899190, Situated on the canal. (approx 5.5 miles away).
  • Tarmac and Trail, 18 High Street, Stonehouse, GL10 2NA. Tel: 01453 822881 http://www.tarmactrail.co.uk (approx 3.5 miles away)

Our Cotswolds Bed and Breakfast is ideally located to give you access this huge choice of attractions and activities, and many more.

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