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Winchcombe - a Cotswold town

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The 'Jewel' in the Cotswold Crown

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cotswolds, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Winchcombe is just eight miles from Broadway & Cheltenham.  The inns, restaurants, tea rooms, and shops set among Winchcombe's three main streets are full of the character of times past.

Take a 'step back' from the hustle bustle of the crowded tourist hot spots, and spend some time in the calm and tranquility, of picturesque Winchcombe.

If you live in or around Winchcombe then keep an eye on our HOME page for local news items and don't forget to check in regularly to see what's on.  If you are planning to visit the Town there's lots of information on WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, WHAT TO SEE and WHERE TO SHOP.  And if you are a member of our business community make sure you take a look at the BUSINESS pages.  It's the place to be seen .... so make sure your business is listed.


Jumble Sale

Come to a Jumble Sale at the Encounter Church on Saturday 10 October 2015 at 10:00 am - 12 noon .Raising funds for Winchcombe School Association.  All welcome.

Winchcombe Live

Winchcombe Live, Season 4,  Autumn/Winter programme.  'Tasty' roots, blues and American music; all set to be 'cool' and 'hot'!  See you at the White Hart, High St, Winchcombe on the third Friday of the month, for 'Tasty Musical Morsels'-

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Rememberance Day

Please come along and collect your wreaths / poppy collection boxes on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Winchombe Methodist Hall, 9.30 - 12.00  for the rememberance day parade on 8 November 2015.  Poppies can be sold in our local business from the 24th; as usual our Royal British Legion Members members will deliver to businesses.  Everyone who will a lay wreath in Winchcombe or Gretton please come along to collect.

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Picasso in Winchcombe

Barnbury in Winchcombe.  A unique exhibition  of work by world-famous artist, Pablo Picasso, will be on exhibit and for sale at Barnbury in Winchcombe, from Saturday 19 September to Saturday 31 October 2015.  Boasting over 40 pieces of work by the world-famous artist, art-lovers can drool over some truly unique pieces at Barnbury's exhibition.  Art-lovers, fans of the finer things and Picasso buffs will not want to miss this exciting new exhibition at Barnbury – with the event also providing the perfect opportunity to have a 'day out' in Winchcombe.  Details.

Harvest Home Celebration

Harvest Home Celebration  Join Gloucestershire Traditions at the beautiful Stanton Guildhouse for a Harvest Home Celebration on Tuesday 20 October, 7:30 pm.  Featuring traditional Gloucestershire music from world class violin virtuoso Michael Bochman + friends.  Discovery, May Thrill, Shepherd's Crook Choir & Veronica Lowe. 

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Halloweek at Sudeley

Halloween Week at Sudeley Castle.  Sudeley Castle end the season with a ‘BOO!’, and this year is no exception.  From 26th-31st October visitors to Sudeley can brave blood-curdling magic shows with the ‘Cabinet of the Curios and Strange’ in their spooky vault, Ghost Tours, and themed arts and crafts to keep little hands busy.

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Folk Nights at the White Hart

Folk NightOn the first Tuesday of every month, the White Hart in the High Street holds its Folk Night. They are all Open Nights, welcoming all comers to sing, play or listen.
Each guest performer plays two half hour sets in the evening, giving plenty of time for songs from the floor. 
Entry fees for Folk clubs can be annoyingly complicated (performing/ non performing, member/ non-member etc.) so we keep it simple by making it free but collecting for charities at appropriate times, or collecting for our guest performers on their nights.


Autumn Diesel Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October - Autumn Diesel Weekend. Another chance to come and see out fleet of heritage diesels. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry.  Details.

Poppy Appeal Concert

A Poppy Appeal concert at Winchcombe School, Greet Road on Saturday 31 October 2015 at 7:30 pm.   Winchcombe Concert Brass, Churchdown Male Voice Choir and pupils of Winchcombe School will all be taking part in this Poppy Appeal Concert for the Royal British Legion, Winchcombe Branch.  Come along and support this wonderful cause.

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Let Us Entertain You...

Wesley House Restaurant and Wine Bar & Grill, High Street Winchcombe.  A series of events are taking place at The Wesley House Restaurant & the Wine Bar and Grill this year. Check out our calendar and read on for further details.

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Ribbit, Ribbit...!

Come and join us for  a Frog Racing Evening (a race night with a difference)  Friday 13 November at Winchcombe School.  7:15 for 7:30 pm.  Tickets £5 each to include pulled pork roll (veggie alternative)  Winchcombe School Association.
Finance Office at School
The Coventry Building Society, Winchcombe

An Evening with Jools Holland

Jools Holland & his Rythmn and Blues Orchestra at the Racecourse, 20 November, 18:00 - 22:15.  Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist Jools Holland returns this year for his thirty-one date Autumn/Winter Tour across the UK and Ireland. A series of intimate shows in iconic venues accompanied by special guests, these gigs are not to be missed. Ivor Novello-winning KT Tunstall will join Jools at Cheltenham Racecourse and in the accompaniment of the sound of Jools’ unforgettable Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

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Tell Us What you Think

Visitor or Resident?  Tell us what you think about Winchcombe; our website, our shops and services.  We'd love to hear your views.  Just Click on our link; like, follow or post!

New Bus Timetable for Winchcombe

Marchants have issued their autumn timetable which features some timetable changes to the existing 606 service and introduces the W1 and W2 services. These services will provide a fast, regular service between Winchcombe and Cheltenham. also stopping in Bishops Cleeve, Gotherington, Gretton and Greet (replacing the old 527 route). The trial 606S Sunday service is to be maintained and Marchants will now be also running the new T service Bishops Cleeve and Tewkesbury.

All of these changes take effect from Tuesday 1st September. Click here to see the updated timetables.

Lorry Watch Campaign Launched to get HGVs Banned From Winchcombe

WinchcombeTrafficVolunteers are needed to help stage a ‘lorry watch’ campaign in a bid to ban HGVs from passing through Winchcombe.
Townspeople want to gather accurate data and photographs of juggernauts squeezing through the town’s narrow streets to put before Gloucestershire County Council Transport officers.
And residents and retailer are being urged to take photographs on their phones or cameras of any HGVs they see struggling to negotiate their way through the town’s historic main streets.

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Guided Walks of Historic Winchcombe

Free Town Walks - The 2015 series of Guided Town Walks, which are supported by the Winchcombe Business Forum, start again on Easter Sunday and run until October.  They take place at 11 am and 2.30pm every Sunday, starting at the TIC; they are for anyone, visitor or resident, who is interested in the fascinating history of Winchcombe – from ancient Saxon Borough to WW2 and beyond.

They are short and easy: designed to be accessible to all, 1–1¼ hours, less than a mile, all on pavements around the town centre.  The walks are led by local people who are keen to share some of the history of, and their enthusiasm for, this special place  Places are limited to 10, but larger parties, or parties at different times, can probably be catered for if pre-booked. For  further information, call into the Tourist Information Centre in Winchcombe in, or tel: on 01242 602925; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Riverside Path

Winchcombe has a new Riverside Path, initiated by Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome group.  The path offers a pleasant riverside stroll which can be enjoyed by walkers of all abilities.  It is ideal for pushchairs, wheelchair users and older and less mobile people and is approximately a 1 mile circular route, just 3 minutes from the town.

A leaflet is available from the Tourist Information Centre as well as a RADAR key which disabled people can use to open the gate  on the path.

Click leaflets for further details.

New Homeowners Package

If you have received one of our 'New Homeowners Packages' we would be grateful if you would participate in a short questionnaire to share ideas and tell us what you think about shopping in Winchcombe.  Participants names will go into a free draw to win £50 worth of vouchers for use in selected Winchcombe Shops.  To take part click here.  Good Luck!

Cotswold Traders aim to 'bag' more shoppers

Cotswold traders in Winchcombe are hoping a new venture launched this month will ‘bag’ them scores more customers. Shopping BagsIn a bid to encourage new residents moving to the town to support local shops, pubs restaurants and services, Winchcombe Business Forum has produced a promotional new shopping bag that advertises the range of quality independent shops, services and businesses in the market town. More than 200 of the ‘love shopping in Winchcombe’ bags have already been issued free to home owners who have moved into the town’s two new developments by Bloor Homes and Redrow Homes in Greet and Gretton Road.

The idea came from WBF committee member Liz Stranks, who runs The Coventry agency in the High Street. She said: “With so many new families and people moving into Winchcombe we wanted to make sure they were all aware of great range of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and professional services they have on their doorstep and encourage them in. “It’s also very timely with the temporary closure of the B4632 through the town. Some businesses are being affected and we want people to know they can still gain access to Winchcombe and the town centre shops.”

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News on the Festival of Fizz

It is with deep regret that due to unforeseen circumstances involving two key stakeholders, we have had to cancel The Festival of Fizz 2015.  This is obviously a great disappointment for organisers but more especially for all those who came along last year and for those who had shown an interest for 2015.  Fingers crossed for 2016.


Citizens Advice Bureau


The Gloucester & District Citizens Advice Bureau are pleased to announce that a drop-in service will be available on the first Monday of each month from 10am to Noon at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, from the 1st September 2014.


This website is funded and administered by the Winchcombe Business Forum. It is hosted by Cotswold Designs and is generously sponsored by the Gloucestershire Market Towns Forum. 

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