Evesham (/ˈivʃəm/, /ˈivɪʃəm/, or /ˈisəm/) is a market town and parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, southern England with a population of 23,576, according to the 2011 census. It is located roughly equidistant between Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon. It lies within the Vale of Evesham, an area comprising the flood plain of the River Avon, which has been renowned for market gardening. The town centre, situated within a meander of the river, is regularly subject to flooding. The 2007 floods were the most severe in recorded history.
Restaurants in Evesham
4.5 based on 955 reviews
Offering far more than an ordinary cinema, our day time up-market coffee shop turns into a wine bar in the evening alongside our Circle and Auditorium Bars. Audiences have the choice to watch films sat at candlelit tables on the ground floor or to snuggle up in the double love seats, regular seats or one of our four Royal Boxes in the circle and enjoy refreshments from any of our bars, before, during and after the film... Films range from blockbusters to classics, family favourites to art house and independent. We have family films every weekend and extra family shows in the holidays, as well as parent and baby shows on Thursday mornings. On Tuesdays we host Silver Screen matinee shows and Big Breakfast screenings are the perfect start to the day. The Regal is a true community venue, and, in addition to films and live screenings from the Royal Opera House, we host a broad range of events live music and comedy, as well as other live Performances.
If you were to design a cinema experience from scratch what would you include? Somewhere with two bars, good food, snacks, hot food, comfy seats, drinks & food delivered to your seats, ordering drinks & food by text from your seat during the film? This is what the owners included when they re-opened this refurbished Art Deco cinema.
We chose the duo plush velvet seats on the balcony but we also love the open table bar area from which you watch the screen on the ground floor.
Good friendly and almost personal service is provided by staff in all areas. Seat, drinks & food prices are all reasonable and they do manage to get the top films.
You need to try it to fully appreciate the experience and if you don't want a wine or beer with cheese delivered to your seat why not try a cup of tea with scones.
5 based on 96 reviews
We offer a wide range of exciting hands-on pottery activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Relax at our studio and enjoy working with clay either on the potter's wheel, hand-modelling or ceramic painting. Our workshops provide a fun environment for individuals to experiment and discover hidden creative talents. For more details and availability contact Alan & Annabel Cusack. Times are flexible and can be booked on weekdays, weekends and evenings all year round. Pre-booking essential.
We booked two half-day sessions and had accommodation at the adjoining cottage. One word: brilliant. Cottage is lovely, quiet and comfortable. We both really enjoyed the pottery (I'm a complete beginer). Alan is a great teacher. What a great weekend away, can't recommend it enough.
5 based on 6 reviews
Friendly, professional family run riding stables. BHS Approved. 60 years Indoor arena. Hacking. Pleasure rides. Shows. Beginners and advanced riders welcome. Adults and children. We have a variety of safe and experienced horses and ponies. Riding for the Disabled. Children's parties, stag & hen groups. 'Own/rent a horse for a week, a month or a year scheme'. Please call or drop in to book
This riding school started 60 years ago by Joan Bomford (she's now over 80) She is a font of knowledge. Her horses and ponies have always been natural - barefoot (no steel nailed onto their hooves). She trims them all herself. Mrs B still takes the indoor lessons, drives the old tractor to feed and muck spread. What she doesn't know about horses isn't worth knowing.
Mrs B is an amazing at matching horses with riders, even new ones.
There are 'pony days' and 'riding parties' or hacks out around the wonderful countryside.
Everyone of the people and the ponies comes back smiling :-)
Have had great times here .... will be back
4.5 based on 7 reviews
Visitors from varied settings, visit Saint John's, including particularly Americans for the Washington family connection via his grandfather Colonel Henry Washington, his widow and cousin Penelope, buried here. Interestingly enough, the family crest seen here includes an explore for the Stars and Stripes with which every American and so many world wide have become thoroughly familiar .
Today, despite frequently enough less pious motivation and impressively sculptured and protected familial tombs and grave sites, such fixation with personal legacy and flirtations with immortality typically seem more built on water than stone.
When I initiated an inquiry as to the location of Saint John's Church, before my destination and purpose could be mentioned by name, a helpful older gentleman smiled and began to give me directions based on my accent. In the case of one Penelope Washington, who led a relatively modest life and whose graveside is modestly similar, fate had a higher historic recall potential in mind than perhaps ever she'd imagined.
4.5 based on 140 reviews
We discovered this play ground when we visited the nice, clean and warm public toilets nearby. There were children playing on all sorts of different adventure equipment. There is a zip wire, climbing frame, swings and all sorts of other types of apparatus to keep youngsters occupied. Dogs are not allowed. There is also a fenced off football and basketball court.
4.5 based on 111 reviews
The Almonry is a beautiful C14th building in the heart of the historic market town of Evesham. Once the home of the Almoner, one of the Benedictine Monks from the Abbey, the Almonry is now the town museum, Tourist Information Centre and gift shop. The museum tells the story of Evesham and the Vale from pre-history to mid-twentieth century with a beautiful garden, ideal for sitting and relaxing. Our gift shop stocks a wide range of souvenirs, postcards, walking maps and guides, books, gifts and handcrafted goods made by local makers and crafters. The Tourist Information Centre is packed with leaflets and guides to Evesham and the surrounding area. TIC staff are on hand to welcome you to Evesham and to help you get the most out of your visit and stay.
Looks small but is packed with items and information. Leave yourselves plenty of time to see it all properly. Friendly helpful staff and some good items on sale. Would reccomend a Town Tour with a local guide at £2 pp. Book here.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
Along with the oldest and tallest maypole of ten yet remaining in England, the less traveled village of Offenham has the distinction of the Church and Tower of Saint Mary and Saint Milburgh. The church itself was built in 1538. and restored by Fredrick Preedy in 1861. The tower dates even more impressively to the 12th century. It's all the source of a particularly lovely setting and exceptionally tranquility , frequently otherwise unattended though open outside services hours.
We signed the book and left an offering for the church campaign to refurbish the roof. Such churches are in a precarious position , seeking to stay open (and so often unwatched) for guests and parishioners, ever seeking increasingly modest donations' numbers, with a dwindling family and youth base, and vulnerability related to rising costs with fewer options over time.
It's well worth a visit here for a welcome pause to an otherwise busy touring day.
4.5 based on 397 reviews
All Things Wild is an all weather family attraction, with something for everyone! Step through time to discover our exciting Dino Barn, and life sized dinosaur models in the Dino Field. Learn about our amazing animals, including: reptiles, lemurs, meerkats, armadillos, chinchillas, and more! Indoor and outdoor play areas keep children entertained, along with pedal go-karts, bug land, den building, stamp trails, indoor pedal tractors, and our animal encounter sessions! Our on-site café serves hot food and drinks, delicious cakes, and snacks. Entrance fees do not apply to the café. Why not celebrate your birthday with us? Our two hour party sessions include a party host, fun activities, buffet meal, party bags, and entrance to the nature centre for the rest of the day! All Things Wild is a great venue for learning. We offer educational visits for schools, and take group bookings. Please see our website for more details, or contact us via our email address if you have any questions.
We visited xmas eve around 10.30am for an experience to help son who was starting to question after an older kid did the dirty. He was so completely convinced after I can't say better than that, there was an interactive lead upto the seeing of Santa with the elves leading the way on a Mission to help the cause, the group was a little large which made it difficult to engage those at the rear but when we got to the 'waiting room' it was prepped to do colouring sheets, word searched and mazes. There may have been other things but other than a cuddle with a rabbit Son was finished after the one worksheet and keen to join the queue to see Santa. Partner did bang his head on a bell decoration which smarted a little but I guess they didn't think of adult Seating under a large wooden painted bell being an issue. Elf and Safety may say that was a bit daft but it didn't spoil the experience.
I found that trying to get around in my powered wheelchair very tricky more so than when I visited earlier in the year because the ground has impacted and there are some dips where there is more wood chip and thus risk of grounding, wheel spinning and overall felt rather stranded especially when everyone wanted to do the crazy mini golf because I couldn't even get close enough to get a photograph.
Some of the ramps are a little abrupt and squared so I did catch my anti-tip wheels a lot and it wasn't as smooth as it could be. There's a bit in the lizard house which i found very difficult too.
There's a stamp hunt which the children can do and we were not the only insane people venturing around the dinosaurs to get the stamps but we did successfully collect all the stamps and still had time for a warm de-thawing drink before 2pm.
The food was affordable I had a £3 soup which came with "half a baguette" It was half a mini baton which had been cooked from frozen it was warm and nice and crispy on the outside but a little void of substance inside. The soup was as described a vegetable soup and was tasty. My partner had Loaded potato skins for £5.50 with a side salad and he was also offered coleslaw which he chose not to have and staff had made sure not to include which is always a good sign (get what you ordered). The potatoes were nice and large and fully stuffed to the brim. The children's lunch bag was 5 items inclusive of the 1/4 Sandwich of either ham or cheese leaving 4 further items including fruit and chocolate or crisps but not a juice carton (this had to be purchased separately).
The park allows picnicking but not in the cafe which was considerate, so to all the previous reviews about price - there is a choice. . .
The staff were very helpful, friendly and smiled as they were working, happy to engage with children who had any questions about the animals and the surroundings. There were more developments happening a new structure was being build opposite the outside playground and the mini golf was fairly new (for a deposit of £1 you can get a ball from reception and the clubs are at the event so you don't have to carry it around with you all day).
Worth also noting this is a blue peter badge venue so any blue peter badge holders can get in for free with photographic proof.
Overall a great few hours, will be better in the warmer months as we can stay out more and the ground will be more solid for the wheelchair.
4.5 based on 63 reviews
We discovered the park whilst waiting to meet friends. Walking the dog through was came upon the river that was busy with boaters and bird life. Next time we will be sure to stay longer!
4 based on 529 reviews
We're the new destination for shopping, leisure and adventure right in the heart of England. The Valley is packed with good stuff, in fact there's 125 acres to discover and explore - with all the biggest brands and unique boutiques, right on the River Avon. An eclectic mix of retailers, centred in a relaxed retail village, The Valley is home to designer fashion brands, outdoor specialists and local crafts and produce. The Valley offers a range of great places to eat and drink, from relaxed bistro dining to a comforting roast dinner, and with a wide range of fresh local produce our farm shop is the perfect place to purchase your picnic essentials. The Valley Castle Adventure Playground and our very own narrow gauge railway mean there's something for the whole family to enjoy. With cycle paths, country walks, and over a mile of serene riverbank, our outdoor lifestyle shopping destination is truly unique. Just five minutes drive from Evesham town centre, ideally located on the A46, with free parking seven days a week, why wait to discover something new at The Valley?
The park was a let down as some of the shops have closed down. Fat Face is now a full price store and not much else there. The score is for the cafe in Crafter companion as the sandwiches were a good price and loads of filling. Would recommend instead of the restaurant as this is overpriced. Would not go to the park for any other reason as a waste of time really.
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