Supermarkets and Shopping:
The Bretforton Community Shop and Café sells a wide range of essential items and is a two-minute walk away. Alongside the general groceries there are daily deliveries of fresh bread, milk, fruit, and vegetables, along with Outdoor Pig pork pies, sausage rolls and meat pies, local handmade cakes and an excellent selection of reasonably priced wine and beer. They also stock the local Spot Loggins ice cream. Nearby are a few excellent local farm shops: The Chadbury Farm Shop in Evesham, Ellerden Farm Shop (WR11 8LU) and Castle Nurseries (WR11 7RN).
For a larger shop, there is a well-stocked Co-op Food Shop in Honeybourne (2.4 miles), or head to Evesham (4 miles) where there is a Tesco, Waitrose, M&S Food Hall, Lidl, and ALDI.
- The Fleece (300 metres)
- Eight Bells, Chipping Campden (5.5 miles)
- Childswickham Inn & Brasserie (6.8 miles)
The owners recommend the brisk walk from Broadway’s High Street to Broadway Tower, designed in 1799 for the sixth Earl and Countess of Coventry, where your hard up-hill efforts are rewarded by magnificent views said to stretch to up to 12 counties wide. For those keen to continue their Cotswold explorations on foot, you can follow the Cotswold Way towards Snowshill on a 7-mile round trip, where the beautiful 15th century Snowshill Manor is well-worth a visit at the half-way point; as is a hard-earned rest stop at the Snowshill Arms. Alternatively, there are many footpaths around Bretforton including one right from the door. Head down Bridge Street and at the bridge turn left onto Back Lane. Before the bend by the farm there is a public footpath sign in front of you. Go through the gate following the path round to the road where you can either go straight ahead or turn right. Turn right and follow the road towards the bend, take the track in front of you and continue over the cattle grid. Just before you reach Allens Barn there is footpath sign on your right, follow this path back to the village.
Places to Visit:
- Broadway Tower
- Broadway Museum and Art Gallery
- Snowshill Manor
- Train - Honeybourne Station (1.8 miles) or Evesham Station (4.4 miles)
- Taxis - Claremont Cars, ABC Private Hire
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