Pubs Near Tewkesbury
A medieval market town, Tewkesbury still boasts a traditional high street of independent shops and locally sourced food and drink – a town full of quaint character and charm.
Many of our Cotswold pubs are nearby, where you can sample our impressive range of award-winning Butcombe beers and re-fuel with a satisfying classic pub meal made with local ingredients.
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Pubs And Inns Near Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury is the definition of a quintessentially British town in the Cotswolds and it is easy to while away the hours here – especially when the weather is nice! Stop by one of our lovely Cotswold pubs before, after or during your day exploring Tewkesbury and enjoy a pint of our award-winning Butcombe beer. If you’re feeling hungry, try one of the delicious meals, crafted with locally-sourced ingredients.
The Bear Inn
In the heart of the historic market town of Cirencester, you’ll find The Bear Inn, home to hand-pulled beers and ales, locally-sourced modern twists on pub classics and a beautiful beer garden. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick pint, short snack, or something more substantial before or after your trip to Tewkesbury, you’ll find your favourite classic pub dish at The Bear Inn.
The Beckford Inn
For excellent beer, excellent food, and friendly, welcoming staff, close to the Cotswolds and Cheltenham, you can’t do much better than The Beckford Inn.
Before (or after) your trip to Tewkesbury, treat yourself to your favourite pub meal, enjoy a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer in the beautiful beer garden, and relax in a rustic setting at The Beckford Inn.
Catch the big game with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer at The Beehive in Carterton, close to Oxford and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Relax in the beautiful beer garden, sample the menu full of pub favourites, and bring your four-legged friend with you – everyone’s welcome at The Beehive! What’s more, we’re located just 60 minutes from the intrigue of Tewkesbury.
The Cotswold Gateway
The perfect base for exploring the Cotswold countryside, the Cotswold Gateway is a quintessentially British pub, complete with a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar and a menu full of delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meals. If you’re feeling thirsty after a day in Tewkesbury, we’ve got the perfect pint for you here.
If you’re looking for a riverside pub close to the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’re in the right place at The Fleet Inn.
Expect a relaxing place for a pint, with an excellent menu of modern pub dishes, comfortable rooms, and a range of Butcombe beers to choose from – perfect before (or after) a day at Tewkesbury.
The Frog & Fiddle
Offering cocktails, local ciders, wines, premium spirits, and an unbeatable selection of Butcombe beers and real ales, The Frog and Fiddle is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. With live sports for the big game, plenty of pub games, an intimate courtyard area and regular live music nights, our town centre pub has all the ingredients for a memorable evening. For added convenience, we’re just 20 minutes away from Tewkesbury!
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak pub in Prestbury is located near Cheltenham Racecourse and is just 20 minutes drive from Tewkesbury town centre. Sit back and relax with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer and a delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meal in a traditional old-world British pub – great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere… what more could you want?
The History Of Tewkesbury
The architecture throughout Tewkesbury is eclectic and from a range of different time periods including medieval houses, Tudor buildings, Georgian shops and Victorian properties nestled together.
The River Avon runs adjacent to the town and was once used to import and export goods such as the famous Tewkesbury Mustard – the finest in England (in our opinion!)
Tewkesbury was also the site of the Battle of the Roses in the 15th century, which is reenacted annually at the local Medieval Festival in July.
One of the finest examples of medieval architecture, Tewkesbury Abbey attracts visitors from all over the world.
Standing proudly since 1087, Tewkesbury Abbey has remained largely unchanged since the 12th century. While many ecclesiastical institutions fell into ruin following the dissolution of the monasteries, Tewkesbury Abbey was saved by its townsfolk. They paid £453 to save the abbey for future generations, an amount which would equate to in excess of £150,000 today.
Tewkesbury Abbey is open all year round and is free to enter, although donations are welcome.
John Moore Museum
A stone’s throw from Tewkesbury Abbey is the John Moore Museum.
A nod to the writer and naturalist of the same name, the museum opened its doors in 1980 and offers a variety of natural history collections, boasting specimens of the wildlife native to our countryside.
There are several audio guides available, which enhance the experience for visitors of this wonderful museum.
The Old Baptist Chapel & Court
Built in the 15th century, The Old Baptist Chapel was just a medieval house. However, by the mid-17th century, it is believed that the Baptists were holding their meetings there.
In 1805, having outgrown The Old Baptist Chapel, the gatherings were held at a larger, more suitable property and the chapel became a simple dwelling once more.
By 1970, The Old Baptist Chapel had fallen into a state of disrepair and was restored to its former glory by Tewkesbury Borough Council. In 2012, the John Moore Museum took over the management of the chapel, which has now been improved even further with funds the Heritage Lottery.
Tewkesbury Town Museum
Learn about the history of Tewkesbury from a variety of collections in the town’s museum.
The museum celebrates some of Tewkesbury’s most famous names, with a dedicated collection for famed explorer Raymond Priestly (who was part of Captain Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic).
With a range of craft activities, a trail and a dressing-up box, Tewkesbury Town Museum offers a fun and informative visit for the whole family.
Tewkesbury Nature Reserve
Although it is within walking distance of the town centre, Tewkesbury Nature Reserve offers over 100 acres of sanctuary for a variety of wildlife.
Almost 70 different species of bird have been spotted here, along with nearly 100 unique species of invertebrates. The backwaters are popular with many shoals of fish who feed and spawn in the area.
The nature reserve can be navigated best by exploring the following walks:
Meadow walk: 1.1 miles
River walk: 2.6 miles
If you wish to embark on a longer journey, you can combine both walks to make a single, longer walk.
Tewkesbury Walking Routes
Tewkesbury Nature Reserve isn’t the only place to enjoy walks and the breathtaking scenery that goes with it. Some of the most popular walking routes are:
The Riverside Walk & The Severn Ham Walk
This is a short, mainly flat walk that follows the River Avon in the town centre of Tewkesbury.
The Severn Ham – Nature Walk & History Walk
The Severn Ham is one of only a few remaining hams in the UK. It is rich with wildlife and can be easily reached from the centre of Tewkesbury.
The Battle Trail
Arguably the most famous walk in Tewkesbury, The Battle Trail will take you around the area where the Battle of Tewkesbury was fought in 1471.
Heritage & Alleyways Trail
This is a self-guided walk around the town centre where you can explore the ancient alleyways and ancient buildings.