Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire.

12 things to do

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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.

SLEEP   —  2 Finstall Road

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

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.

DO   —  B60 4JR

The Ewe and Lamb

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.

EAT   —  68 Hanbury Road

Rosedene Cottage

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'.

Love 2 Love

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.

DRINK   —  39 Worcester Road

Tardebigge locks

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.

DO   —  Map

Church of the Holy Trinity and St Mary

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.

Grafton Manor Hotel

Relatively expensive family run hotel, in an historic manor house with connections to Catholic aristocracy.

The Golden Cross

Part of the Wetherspoons chain of pubs. Cheap drinks, but lacking in atmosphere.

DRINK   —  20 High Street

Pizza Express

Part of the popular chain. Reasonable Italian style food.

EAT   —  25 High Street

Darr's Fish and Chips

Good fish and chip takeaway. Probably the best in town.

EAT   —  68 Worcester Road

Bromsgrove Festival

An annual classical music festival, each spring.

DO   —  Map

About Bromsgrove

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.

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