This attractive Georgian town sits directly upon the River Severn, an area with a rich agricultural and industrial history and a gateway to the Wyre Forest itself and the English–Welsh borderlands known as The Marches. Retaining its unique charm with a wealth of listed buildings, at its heart is the much acclaimed Bewdley Museum where you can see local crafts people at work, adjacent to the wonderful Jubilee Gardens and Community Orchard. The museum also houses the award winning Tourist Information Centre where staff are on hand to help you make the most of your visit including discounted tickets to major events, attractions and memorabilia such as West Midland Safari and Leisure Park and Severn Valley Railway.
Bewdley has an attractive shopping and riverside area offering a range of pubs, restaurants and cafes and even has its own micro-brewery.
The ancient woodland of the Wyre Forest and National Nature Reserve surrounds Bewdley to the west of the town, providing excellent opportunities to discover a rich diversity of wildlife, forest flora and fauna, a great place to visit for natural colour and even the Go Ape, high wire experience.
Severn Valley Steam Railway calls at the town, so you can jump on and go by vintage train in one direction to Kidderminster or neighbouring Bridgnorth in Shropshire in the other.
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We made a last minute decision recently to visit Bewdley and were not disappointed with the Bank House and especially enjoyed talking to Fleur as we are fellow B&B owners. Our room was very large and comfortable and was very accessible. Breakfast was a relaxed affair sharing a large table with other guests. Fleur had a huge selection of cereals and perfectly cooked poached eggs with tasty bacon and tomatoes. We hope to be back again before too long.
Just Like Home
The proprietor, Fleur, was a pure delight. She was so very helpful, given that I had some real mobility problems at the time. She always asked what I would like for breakfast and voila it was there in the morning. Rooms are fine. If you like, she will let her lovable doggie, Monte, visit with you also. Otherwise he is out of sight, hanging out someplace else. Seems like I'm ditto-ing others feelings about their stay - yup, I'm a fan too!! Hi Fleur - hope to visit you again!
Stayed at Bank house for a couple of nights and found it very comfortable. The rooms are spacious with good beds. Bank house is an older property and is an interesting building, I suspect at one time it was two separate houses, this makes it slightly quirky. I arrived somewhat damp and my wet gear was whisked away to be dried near the Raeburn cooker, I was delighted to find it was dry by the morning. The breakfasts are substantial so don't expect to eat much lunch if you decide to stay here.
Stayed here one night whilst walking through the area. The house is just a stones throw from the center of town yet the street was quite peaceful. Fleur was very welcoming and helpful. The house itself is delightfully Victorian and full of character. OK this is not a hotel, but is a lovely unique place to stay. Would definitely come again. Breakfast was perfect.
Fantastic Place To Stay
What a delight it was to stay here! We stayed in the Family room as it had the double bed and it was wonderful, Fleur was very welcoming and a delight to speak to on the morning when we had breakfast and would always show an interest in our days activities and offer advice on what sights to see! Breakfast was always hearty with a great selection of cereals to choose from and a wonderful full English to boot, Orange Juice, piping hot tea and coffee. Staying here really made our weekend that much more special and I would highly recommend staying here!
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