Tetbury in Gloucestershire - Tetbury accommodation, attractions, shopping and events

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Tetbury accommodation, attractions, places to eat and other Tetbury information

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Tetbury is a town steeped in history and can be found in one of the most beautiful parts of the Cotswolds, approximately 12 miles from Cirencester.

Through the middle-ages Tetbury's market grew in reputation as a centre for the best in Cotswold wool & yarn

The wool sack race, which is still run annually, is believed to have been born during Tetbury's early trade in wool. The race is run up a 1 in 4 hill and has been given world record status.

Essentially a sleepy Cotswold town, Tetbury is perhaps closer to its origins that other Cotswold places and wonderful arcitecture can be found wherever you look.

Tetbury Accommodation

The Snooty Fox
Located in the heart of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, the Snooty Fox Hotel is surrounded by antique shops and historic country houses and within easy reach of Cirencester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bath. Many of the Cotswold's most attractive towns and villages are literally 'on the doorstep' and with a range of Short and Weekend Breaks available, guests are never short of things to see and do.
Telephone: +44 (0)1666 502436

The Close Hotel
The Close Hotel and restaurant holds the enviable reputation of being the finest 16th century town houses of the Cotswolds. Originally built in 1585 for John Steede, a local Yeoman, the house has had many owners including Sir Thomas Estcourt, a wealthy wool merchant of the period.
Since becoming a hotel in 1974, The Close Hotel has developed a reputation for excellence in hospitality by creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with the efficiency demanded by today's business world.

There are 15 spacious rooms, each individually decorated and named in the same elegant yet comfortable style as the original house.
Telephone: +44 (0)1666 502272

Where to eat in Tetbury

The Priory Inn
The Priory Inn boasts Cotswold stone walls, bare floorboards, oak tables, bright contemporary canvases from The Thin Dog Gallery, Cirencester, a huge walk-around fireplace and free parking. Every Sunday evening we have live music.

Our mouth-watering food speaks for itself: simple, seasonal, modern/rustic dishes at affordable prices; fresh Cornish fish and gourmet pizzas from our wood-fired oven. We buy produce, ales and wine locally from passionate, talented people – read more on your table.

We welcome families - the right staff attitude, high-chairs, changing facilities, a toy box and kids menu.

Telephone : +44 (0)1666 502251

Tetbury Shopping

If your ideal of shopping heaven is sterile streets full of chain stores then don't bother coming to Tetbury!
However, if small boutiques and antiques shops float your boat, then get rowing to Tetbury.

Tetbury has for many years held a reputation for its antiques trade and is frequented by buyers and shoppers from around the world.

Some shops in Tetbury include:

Ball & Claw Antique furniture sales - Long Street, Tetbury
Ball and Claw is an established high street antiques outlet in Tetbury.

Qetty Bang Bang - Long Street, Tetbury
Qetty Bang Bang is a quirky boutique in Tetbury offering designer contemporary clothing, unique jewellery and accessories, and a very special vintage clothing collection. You can also shop online at http://www.qettybangbang.co.uk/

Tetbury News

Tree Wardens continue to flourish in Cotswolds
July 12th 2013

Tree Wardens in the Cotswolds celebrated another momentous year at their recent annual conference, which was hosted at the Dolphins Hall, Tetbury on Saturday 15 June. Over 50 delegates attended with some coming from as far afield as Walsall and Yeovil.

Liz Farnham, the Mayor of Tetbury, welcomed the delegates to the conference and set the scene for a number of tree-related presentations, including the future of the lime in the English woodland and a recent survey of tree health.

In the afternoon Simon Toomer. Director of the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, and Jon Stokes, Director of Rural Programmes at The Tree Council, conducted tours of Westonbirt focusing on some of the issues discussed in the morning, including a detailed inspection of the great lime tree which attracts many visitors.

Cotswold District Council was represented at the conference by Cllr Stephen Hirst, one of the ward members for Tetbury, who commented:

“We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers in this district. The Wardens are extremely keen and knowledgeable and they continue to work in close harmony with officers at the Council, promoting and preserving the impressive variety and quality of trees throughout the Cotswolds. I am aware that this is one of the most active – and praised – tree preservation groups in the country and it was a pleasure to attend their conference and hear about their achievements and plans for the future.”

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Tetbury Attractions

Westonbirt Arboreturm - Near Tetbury
Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury in Gloucestershire is renowned worldwide both for its tree and shrub collection and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Today the collection at Westonbirt Arboretum contains around 18,000 trees and shrubs covering some 600 acres of Grade 1 Listed Landscape. In 2001 the arboretum was joined with its sister pinetum, Bedgebury in Kent, to form the National Arboreta.

Dogs are welcome at Westombirt Arboretum, but they are restricted to the Silk Wood area. The Old Arboretum area is a dog free zone.

Link: Westonbirt Arboretum

Tetbury Events

Events At The Priory Inn

The Priory Inn in Tetbury has a regular programme of events. Visit the Cotswold Events website for events in the Cotswolds.

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