Evesham

Evesham is a town in Worcestershire. Famous for its fruit and veg, particularly its asparagus, known by the locals as 'gras'.

The Almonry, a Grade I listed 14th-century building

Get in

Train: Evesham has a train station, which provides direct services to/from London Paddington, Oxford and Worcester.

Road: The town lies alongside the A44 and A46, and is within easy reach of Stratford, Worcester and Cheltenham in addition to the Northern Cotswolds.

Bus: Local bus services serve a small interchange upon the town's High Street.

River: The River Avon is navigable, and is used by narrow boats between the River Severn at Tewkesbury and the canal network at Stratford.

Get around

Evesham is a compact town, and one can easily walk around the town centre. Outside the town, a car is likely to be necessary as bus services can be limited in some areas.

See

Nearby Places: The town is well sited for visits into the Cotswolds - both Broadway and Chipping Campden are within a 10 minute drive of the town. Within a 25 minute drive lie Stratford upon Avon, famous for Shakespere, Worcester, famous for its Pottery and Cathedral, and Cheltenham, famous for its Spa and Pump Room as well as the annual races.

Do

Hire a boat and paddle around the river in the centre of the town, or take a visit to the Almonry, a museum dedicated to Evesham's colourful history, including the Battle of Evesham.

Visit the Regal Cinema (Port Street), a two-storey art deco single screen cinema currently under refurbishment, dueto reopen in 2011/12.

Buy

Evesham is not famous for its shopping, but there is still a range of shops entred on Bridge Street and High Street. The town benefits from several nice little independent shops, the largest of which being Magpie Antiques, which despite the name also sells toys and collectables and is great for souvenirs and random gift ideas.

The town has two markets, one indoor which is open most days, but is sadly in terminal decline. The outdoor market, which is held on the High Street on Saturdays is amore lively affair, and offers a range of goods.

Eat

Evesham has a range of restaurants. The majority are centred around Waterside and Port Street, near to the River, whilst some others are located upon the High Street/Vine Street.

Port Street/Waterside: The most common types of restaurants here are Indian/Bangladeshi restaurants. Evesham does not have a large Asian community, and the majority of workers commute daily from Birmingham.

The best Indian restaurants found here are the , (both on ) and ().

Other recommended restaurants in this area include

High Street/Vine Street

Elsewhere, the town offers several fast food outlets and some chain firms, including Weatherspoons upon the High Street.

Outside the Town: Many surrounding villages have country pubs that offer good food. Key examples worth trying include the Fleece Inn at Bretforton, Checkers at Fladbury, and the Beckford Inn at Beckford.

Drink

Evesham has many pubs for a town its size, and they are a great way to meet the locals. Pubs are dotted around the Town Centre, a single Weatherspoons is located on the High Street. There is one small night club, Innuendo, situated behind Bridge Street.

Sleep

Go next

Worcester is only 20 minutes away by train and is a friendly, compact city with plenty of shops, sightseeing, restaurants;etc.

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