1William's Fishmarket & Foodhall
William's Fishmarket & Foodhall

Nailsworth is a lively artistic town full of surprises, nestling in a wooded valley. It is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, pubs, cafes and other food outlets including Hobbs House Bakery owned by the famous 'Fabulous Baker Brothers', (which sells a £21 boxed loaf, created by Tom Herbert during BBC4's 'In Search of the Perfect Loaf'), William's Fishmarket & Foodhall, Passage to India and the Weighbridge Inn, between them providing a mixture of fine breads, gourmet food, Indian spices and two-in-one pies. 

1The Fabulous Bakers Brother (Hobbs House Bakery)
The Fabulous Bakers Brother (Hobbs House Bakery)

The town remains lively throughout the day and evening.  Small individual shops offer an amazing variety of goods – organic locally grown produce, first-class delicatessen products, fair-trade items from across the globe, fascinating antiques and collectables.

Accommodation ranges from a hotel in a converted mill to a guesthouse or bed and breakfast tucked into a corner of the town or neighbouring hamlet.

There are more than a hundred footpaths, passing picturesque cottages and handsome houses.

1Nailsworth Town
Nailsworth Town

Nailsworth has the largest number of working water wheels per square mile in the country.  One of the focal points for artistic activities is Ruskin Mill which is set in beautiful , organic water gardens.

Here you will also find an eight-mile Cycleway that follows the old railway line from Nailsworth to Stonehouse.

To the North, lays the mysterious and haunted  Woodchester Mansion with its lakes surrounding the area. In the East, is the Nailsworth Ladder leading to National Trust Common Land. Due South, the scenic route to Westonbirt, Badminton and Bath offers breathtaking views of the Severn Valley and Welsh Hills to the West.

Nailsworth really offers an excellent base for a complete day out, a weekend break, or a longer holiday.

1Nailsworth Water wheel
Nailsworth Water wheel

Other Useful Links

Link to Short film on NailsworthShort film on Nailsworth - YouTube

Link to Nailsworth Information CentreNailsworth Information Centre - More Information

Link to Nailsworth FestivalNailsworth Festival - Find out more details

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