Local Area

Local Area - Beautiful Stroud Valleys & Countryside

This Stroud District video by the Stroud Tourist Information Centre highlights the beautiful Stroud area - an undiscovered corner of the Cotswolds.



Discover breathtaking views, unique festivals, creative arts and historic sites throughout the whole of the district, just waiting to be explored. Some ideas:

Walking

Cotswold Way, Laurie Lee Trail, National Trust woods

Leisure Centre

nearby with access to all sports and swimming pool

Sightseeing

Shopping in bath, Cheltenham, Bristol, Nailsworth, Stroud & Cirencester all easily accessible. Visit Tetbury nearby for antiques

If you're planning a day walking or cycling why not order a packed lunch from Hammonds Farm B&B to fuel you up for the day? 

We have an area in our cellar to help our guests dry walking / cycling gear, so please feel free to hand over your soggy belongings so we can dry them ready for the next adventure. Storage for bicycles is also available upon request. There is a boot scraper in the porch. An outside tap is on the wall to the left of the steps to wash muddy boots and bicycles. 

We are 2 miles walk from the Cotswold way. Please let us know if you would like directions. There are also numerous walks direct from the farm, please just ask for details.

Local Places to Eat

The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen

Salmon Springs, Painswick Road, Stroud, GL6 6NU

15 mins walk or 2 min drive

01453 764 003

www.stroudmalthouse.com

The Butchers Arms

Sheepscombe, Stroud, GL6 7RH 

15min drive

01452 812113

www.butchers-arms.co.uk

The Woolpack

Slad Rd, Slad, Stroud, GL6 7QA 

35 min walk 10 min drive

01452 813429

www.thewoolpackslad.com

The Painswick

Kemps Ln, Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6YB

10 mins drive

01452 813 688

www.thepainswick.co.uk

Places to Visit - Ideas

Events All Year Round

January

See the snowdrops in Painswick at Rococo Gardens

February

We have over 100 acres of farm land at Hammonds Farm for our guests to enjoy. The garden is still work in progress and is continually being developed and restored. The farm is a working farm, If you wish to explore please let us know and we can point you in the right direction.

March

The Cheltenham Festival is one of sport’s most popular events and spectacles, exciting times at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 

April

Attracting over 35,000 visitors each year and one of the leading jazz festivals in Europe, check out the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

May

Visit the world's premier three day equestrian event at the  Badminton Horse Trails 

Go to Coopers Hill (Gloucestershire) for the amazing Cheese-Rolling  event

Enjoy textiles,  knitted accessories, ceramics, furniture, willow, leatherwork, jewellery, mosaics, book binders in studios and exhibitions that stretch throughout the Stroud Valleys to Tetbury - the Stroud Textile Trail

June 

Discover great science, big questions, and hands on activities at the Cheltenham Science Festival

Chefs Kitchen, wine tastings, food talks, entertainment, exhibitors -  Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

July 

Across four Festivals there are more than a thousand events to choose from at the Cheltenham Music Festival

One of the most loved events in the social and sporting calendar at the idyllic setting of Cheltenham College, visit the Cheltenham Cricket Festival

An annual celebration of musical delights from every corner of the globe can be enjoyed at the Womad Festival

August 

A fun day for all the family takes place at Gatcombe Park, the Gatcombe Horse Trials

A free festival that gives equal and inclusive access to everyone, visit the Stroud Fringe Festival

September

This Festival attracts internationally acclaimed performers, and also supports new musicians, go to the Tetbury Music Festival

October 

For book lovers everywhere, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the only place to be this autumn, see Cheltenham Literature Festival

November 

For a great day out check the racing day dates at the Cheltenham Countryside Racing Festival 

December

Looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience? Each year the centre of Bath is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise, see Bath Christmas Market

For more ideas - ask Bea.