Aston Fields. Located next to the train station. Part of the large hotel chain. 'The Ladybird' pub next door offers a good pint and cheap, poor quality food. At all costs avoid 'The Ladybird special burger'! Alternatively, there is a more up-market restaurant next door, an Indian restaurant just down the street, or an excellent Chinese takeaway (Aston House). If you are staying on a Sunday, get a roast dinner from 'Banners', which is just next to the pub.
Well worth a visit if you are interested in history. Particularly good for families with children. The museum is a 30 minute walk from Bromsgrove train station. Easiest access is by taxi, although the 144 bus stops close by, and the 141 passes the museum. Could be combined with a meal out at the Ewe and Lamb restaurant, which is a 10 minute walk away.
Located approximately 2 miles south of Bromsgrove town centre. Well worth a trip out of town. Excellent atmosphere. Feels quite modern, but still retains a country pub charm. Expect to pay between £10-20 for a main meal. The fish and chips or steaks are particularly good, as are the desserts.
Restored Chartist cottage owned by the National Trust just outside Bromsgrove. Dodford was one of four Chartist colonies where working people attempted to gain economic independence by going 'back to the land'.
The only nightclub in Bromsgrove. Only worth a visit if you can't get to the far superior nightlife in Birmingham or Worcester. Can get rowdy outside the club, but it is rarely violent.
A series of thirty locks make a pleasant walk along this stretch of a restored nineteenth century canal. It is one of the longest series of locks in the UK.
Early C20th Church in the Arts and Crafts style designed by members of the Bromsgrove Guild, "one of the best of its date" according to Simon Jenkins.
Relatively expensive family run hotel, in an historic manor house with connections to Catholic aristocracy.
Part of the Wetherspoons chain of pubs. Cheap drinks, but lacking in atmosphere.
Good fish and chip takeaway. Probably the best in town.
Bromsgrove was a market town, with a long history of water mills, nail making and a railway wagon works. It is best known now for Bromsgrove School, a private residential school, and for being the town where the poet AE Houseman and his radical brother and sister lived. His house and some connected sites can be seen, and a statue has been placed on the pedestrianised high street.
Bromsgrove was also the home to a group of artists and craftsmen working at the Bromsgrove Guild, who created a number of famous works, including the Liver Birds and parts of Buckingham Palace's gates. Some of their work can be found in local churches.
Bromsgrove also hosts a well regarded annual music festival.
Bromsgrove is essentially a dormitory town and not a tourist destination. Nevertheless, as it is close to major motorway junctions there are a number of large hotels. It is also close to some better known leisure spots, such as the Lickey Hills.