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Guidebook for Bradford-on-Avon

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Guidebook for Bradford-on-Avon

Food Scene
Great beers and wines and cocktails, fantastic food and great service. Our favourite night out in BOA - either for a quiet dinner or boozy social.
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locals recommend
The Bunch Of Grapes
14 Silver Street
18
locals recommend
Great beers and wines and cocktails, fantastic food and great service. Our favourite night out in BOA - either for a quiet dinner or boozy social.
Excellent Thai food - can take away but they don't deliver...
Thai Barn
9-10 Saint Margaret's Street
Excellent Thai food - can take away but they don't deliver...
Good Fish and Chips.
Station Approach
Good Fish and Chips.
Indian Take Away
Avon Spice
8 Silver St
Indian Take Away
Currently closed.
8
locals recommend
The Castle Inn
10 Mount Pleasant
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locals recommend
Currently closed.
Great starting point for a canal walk, run or cycle ride. Lovey little cafe for a pre or post walk cuppa.
Canal Trust Cafe
Great starting point for a canal walk, run or cycle ride. Lovey little cafe for a pre or post walk cuppa.
Good food, one of the pricier menus in town.
19
locals recommend
Timbrell's Yard
49 St Margaret's St
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locals recommend
Good food, one of the pricier menus in town.
Pub with great food, garden for warmer months. Bit of a walk up there but it is worth it!
The George
67 Woolley St
Pub with great food, garden for warmer months. Bit of a walk up there but it is worth it!
Great Tapas
Pablo's Bistro
Great Tapas
Great riverside location, can sit out on the sunny patio for brunch with the papers. Opens at 10am.
7
locals recommend
The Weaving Shed
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locals recommend
Great riverside location, can sit out on the sunny patio for brunch with the papers. Opens at 10am.
Good pizza and pasta with outdoor riverside patio
Il Ponte Ristorante Italiano
2 Bridge Yard
Good pizza and pasta with outdoor riverside patio
This new restaurant riverside in Bradford on Avon serves a lovely menu of mediterranean inspired dishes. Good vegetarian options and really tasty food.
Olea Mediterranean
12 Bridge Yard
This new restaurant riverside in Bradford on Avon serves a lovely menu of mediterranean inspired dishes. Good vegetarian options and really tasty food.
Great Italian restaurant - on a warm day ask for a seat on the back terrace, really lovely at night time.
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locals recommend
Ravello
1-2 St Margaret's St
9
locals recommend
Great Italian restaurant - on a warm day ask for a seat on the back terrace, really lovely at night time.
Historic, quaint tea rooms serving teas, coffees, cake and light lunches - speciality is afternoon tea.
9
locals recommend
The Bridge Tea Rooms
24a Bridge Street
9
locals recommend
Historic, quaint tea rooms serving teas, coffees, cake and light lunches - speciality is afternoon tea.
Drinks & Nightlife
Pub - serves food and beers. Normally need to reserve at weekends.
8
locals recommend
The Dandy Lion
35 Market Street
8
locals recommend
Pub - serves food and beers. Normally need to reserve at weekends.
Pub on the outskirts of town - perfect for pre or post country walk.
Dog & Fox
33 Ashley Rd
Pub on the outskirts of town - perfect for pre or post country walk.
Good beer and a great place to hear live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Lively - definitely no kids.
Three Horseshoes
Good beer and a great place to hear live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Lively - definitely no kids.
Great coffee, cakes and pastries
Gilou's cafe
4 The Shambles
Great coffee, cakes and pastries
Parks & Nature
Avoncliff aquaduct is about 20 minutes walk - quicker if jogging- from Bradford along the canal. Lovely spot to absorb some fantastic spots.
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locals recommend
Avoncliff
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locals recommend
Avoncliff aquaduct is about 20 minutes walk - quicker if jogging- from Bradford along the canal. Lovely spot to absorb some fantastic spots.
Private house with beautiful gardens. They also have a cafe with a great cream tea. Short drive from Bradford on Avon in the village of Westwood.
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locals recommend
Iford Manor Gardens
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locals recommend
Private house with beautiful gardens. They also have a cafe with a great cream tea. Short drive from Bradford on Avon in the village of Westwood.
You can walk, run or cycle for miles along our local stretch of canal. Nearby highlights are the Avoncliff Aquaduct, Dundass aquaduct and the flight of Caen Hill locks at Devizes.
22
locals recommend
Kennet and Avon Canal
22
locals recommend
You can walk, run or cycle for miles along our local stretch of canal. Nearby highlights are the Avoncliff Aquaduct, Dundass aquaduct and the flight of Caen Hill locks at Devizes.
Be in nature - there is an unused golf course about 5 minutes walk away which has been reclaimed by nature. Walk through it and you can carry on to Widbrook Wood (about 30 minutes walk a way). Turn left outside the house down Avonfield Avenue, it's a crescent and as you get to the end, on the right hand side you will see some run down garages. Turn down here and walk all the way to the bottom of the hill where you will see some disused portacabins on your left. Ahead of you is an old golf course which has been left to nature. If you want to walk riverside walk down some steps on your left. Alternatively weave your way through the old golf course (the river runs along the bottom). There are some fields at theback right of the golf course, with walkways that lead you past the Sailing Club, and directly ahead of you is Widbrook woods. You can wander around, knowing that to the right is the canal, which you can use to cut back into Bradford on Avon, or continue on towards Trowbridge.
Widbrook Wood
Be in nature - there is an unused golf course about 5 minutes walk away which has been reclaimed by nature. Walk through it and you can carry on to Widbrook Wood (about 30 minutes walk a way). Turn left outside the house down Avonfield Avenue, it's a crescent and as you get to the end, on the right hand side you will see some run down garages. Turn down here and walk all the way to the bottom of the hill where you will see some disused portacabins on your left. Ahead of you is an old golf course which has been left to nature. If you want to walk riverside walk down some steps on your left. Alternatively weave your way through the old golf course (the river runs along the bottom). There are some fields at theback right of the golf course, with walkways that lead you past the Sailing Club, and directly ahead of you is Widbrook woods. You can wander around, knowing that to the right is the canal, which you can use to cut back into Bradford on Avon, or continue on towards Trowbridge.
Arts & Culture
Great variety of live music at this venue. Check out their website for current shows http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/
Wiltshire Music Centre
Great variety of live music at this venue. Check out their website for current shows http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/
Amazing array of architecture, museums and galleries to explore. Easy to get to by train from Bradford on Avon.
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locals recommend
Bath
307
locals recommend
Amazing array of architecture, museums and galleries to explore. Easy to get to by train from Bradford on Avon.
Shopping
Foodie heaven - cheese, deli and lots more.
The Cheese Shop
5 Market St
Foodie heaven - cheese, deli and lots more.
Sustainable store - great supplier of organic and greener foodstuffs, toiletries and cosmetics.
Christine’s Sustainable Supermarket
33 Silver St
Sustainable store - great supplier of organic and greener foodstuffs, toiletries and cosmetics.
Unique art and crafts made by Bradford on Avon residents - sells a range of artwork, jewellery, cards and trinkets.
Made In Bradford On Avon
Unique art and crafts made by Bradford on Avon residents - sells a range of artwork, jewellery, cards and trinkets.
Essentials
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locals recommend
Sainsbury's
9
locals recommend
Right in the middle of town - very convenient...
Co-op Food - Bradford On Avon
1 Bridge St
Right in the middle of town - very convenient...
Petrol station, groceries and post office. Very handy as is on the walk home from the station.
Texaco
Petrol station, groceries and post office. Very handy as is on the walk home from the station.
Sightseeing
Ancient Barn - beautiful building.
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locals recommend
Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn
10
locals recommend
Ancient Barn - beautiful building.
Saxon Church
St Laurence Church
Saxon Church
National Trust Gardens - beautiful any time of the year.
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locals recommend
The Courts Garden
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National Trust Gardens - beautiful any time of the year.
One of the most famous historical sites in the U.K. 40 minutes away by car.
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locals recommend
Stonehenge
228
locals recommend
One of the most famous historical sites in the U.K. 40 minutes away by car.
Stone circle older than Stonehenge.
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Avebury
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Stone circle older than Stonehenge.
Cathedral city about 45 minutes away by car.
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Wells
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Cathedral city about 45 minutes away by car.
Safari Park and house and gardens.
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locals recommend
Longleat House
23
locals recommend
Safari Park and house and gardens.