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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.  Check out our FB page. 

Wedding Fair at Sudeley Castle

Wedding Fair at Sudeley Castle.  Love Actually Weddings present a Valentines Special Wedding Fayre from 11am – 3pm on Sunday 14th February 2016.  Admission is free.  For further details, visit www.loveactuallyweddings.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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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Dinner and Recital at Dumbleton Hall

The renowned Bochmann String trio are delighted to present a dinner recital at beautiful Dumbleton Hall on Sunday February 28th, 2016.Bochmann Commencing at 5pm, the evening will incorporate dinner and coffee along with the soothing sounds of the trio's performance. Tickets are £29 and can be obtained in advance by calling the hotel on 01386 88124 ext.306 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Click here for full details of the event and here for the evening's menu choices and further information on the talented trio. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for future events, please go to www.michaelbochmann.com .

Quiz Night - WSA

Bring your family and friends to Winchcombe School Association Quiz Night, on Friday 26 February.  7pm for 7:30 start.  Licensed Bar - Raffle - Nibbles on Tables - Max 8 per team.  £5 Adult, £3 child in advance, or £6 on the door.  Tickets from the School Finance Office or Keelings Newsagents.  Come along and chase away the 'winter blues'.  Click poster for full details.

Easter Parade

Come to the Easter Parade in aid of Marie Curie
Flower Arranging with Fabulous Flowers plus  afternoon tea followed by a raffle of the stunning arrangements  (don’t forget Mother’s Day 6th March).
Saturday March 5th at 2pm
Winchcombe School, Greet Road, GL54 5LB
Tickets £10
Available from:
Wendy Lawrence
Coventry Building Society
Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre
Margaret Wadsworth, 17 Wincel Road, Winchcombe, GL54 5YE
01242 602635 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cheltenham Festival - Gold Cup!

The Cheltenham Festival is once again on the horizon, from 15 to 18 March. The highlight of the Jump season with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. The Festival™ epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about Jump racing, whilst delivering an unbelievable occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours, their reputations and over £4.1 million of the prize money.

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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.

 

 

 

Post Office in the Co-Op

The Post Office are proposing to move Winchcombe Post Office into the Co-Operative store in North Street, Winchcombe.  The proposed change would deliver a modern, new-style local Post Office branch in newly furbished Co-Operative premises providing:

  • Longer opening hours
  • Low screened, open plan Post Office service points
  • A wide range of Post Office services

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Guided Walks of Historic Winchcombe

Free Town Walks  The 2016 series of the increasingly popular Guided Town Walks start again on Easter Sunday 27 March 2016.    They take place at 11 am and 2.30pm every Sunday from Easter until the end of October, 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.  The walks 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 about 10 or 12, but larger parties, or parties at different times, can probably be catered for if pre-booked.
Because of the increase in visitor numbers we are looking for new people to join our band of enthusiastic volunteer guides to continue the good service we provide to visitors to our town and to provide for the increasing interest in these tours.

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Help Needed

Winchcombe Girl Guides Needs a New Leader
Could you help?  There is a strong tradition of guiding in Winchcombe and the surrounding area. .  We currently have a small unit of enthusiastic Guides aged 10-14 years.  Meetings are held weekly during school term times.  The unit will close this summer if another leader can't be found.  Volunteering with Girlguiding is a fulfilling way to support your local community.  Full training for the leadership role will be given (this position could be shared). 

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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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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 Te. wkesbury.

Click here to see the updated timetables.

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.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre

01242 602925  Our winter opening hours from November 2015 are Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-3.

Please call in and see the full range of books we stock at Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre. You may find a new interest or rediscover the town and the surrounding area through the eyes of local authors.  The latest addition to our collection is a bit more unusual, a series of three novels by Bill Page, all set in the fourth century Roman Cotswolds.

 

 

 

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Citizens Advice Bureau

DROP IN SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN WINCHCOMBE

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.

 

 

Website

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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