Local Area & Amenities

Moving to a new area can be an exciting time, and we're sure you'll enjoy discovering everything the local area has to offer, being just 10 minutes from Shakespeare's town of Stratford-Upon-Avon!

Here, we've put together a few of our local favourites from shops to garden centres, and doctors surgeries and everything in between to give you some idea of what you can look forward to when buying a park home in Welford-Upon-Avon.

Local Food and Drinks

Maypole Butchers

Traditional family butcher and deli sourcing high quality beef, pork and lamb locally. They make their own sausages, pork pies and Burgers. Pop in for great service and real meat at a great price. They also hold a Gold standard Award for Quality. Tel: 01789 750213

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party in Stratford Upon Avon is a funky cafe serving breakfast, burgers, salads and baked goods with sustainable ingredients. The former school hall has been transformed into a beautiful cafe, keeping a lot of the original features. They have over 120 seats inside over two floors and 50 outside. You will not be disappointed with the delicious and outstanding quality of food that is on offer here! Tel: 01789 209230

The Shakespeare Inn

The Shakespeare Inn is a traditional English pub based in the heart of Welford on Avon, next to one of the tallest maypoles in England. With two beer gardens, a childrens play area for the summer and two open fires for the winter, it’s the perfect place to visit whether it’s for a coffee, a pint, lunch or dinner. 01789 751116

The Bell Inn

Deep in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, The Bell Inn is an outstanding 17th century inn, complete with exposed beams, flagstone floors, oak furniture, open fireplaces…and a warm welcome. 01789 750353


You’ll find many different walking routes in and around Welford on Avon. Click here for this handy downloadable guide to walks that are right on your doorstep.

Swimming Pool

In the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon you will find Stratford Leisure Centre. The leisure centre offers a great range of activities to both local people and visitors to the Warwickshire area with a gym, swimming pools, sports hall, all weather pitches, group exercise programme, café, meeting room, sauna, nursery and crèche. Tel: 01789 268826 

Fitness and Recreational Activities

Art Classes

Adult Art Classes at ArtBase. 

Create stunning pieces of artwork to frame and impress your friends and family! Daytime and an evening course available, both are 10-week introductory programmes. The sessions will be informal, fun classes with simple step-by-step instruction. The workshops are designed to suit all abilities and even though no experience is necessary we guarantee you will be impressed with your results! 

For more information or to book please email info@art-base.co.uk or call 07971 054706

Clubs and Society’s

There are a vast array of clubs and society’s in Warwickshire - from local walking groups to choirs you’ll be sure to find something you’ll enjoy. It’s also a great way to meet new friends, who have similar interests and to make it easier we’ve found a whole bunch of clubs to help you get started!



Welford-on-Avon golf course is a pay & play family run hidden gem. Designed by Martin Hawtree in 2001 it’s a stunning 18 hole par 70 (6080 yard) parkland course.

Tel: 01789 751007


Stratford Bike Hire

The Stratford Greenway is a converted railway line so is flat and straight. The Stratford Bike Hire is great for young children to gain their cycling confidence without worrying about traffic. In addition, to Stratford Bike Hire and Carriages cafe at the start of the ride, there is another railway carriage cafe after 2.5 miles in case a refreshment stop is needed! Tel: 07711 776340


Welford Bowls Club

Welford Bowls Club is a friendly club, catering to all levels of bowling ability, with excellent facilities including Outdoor and Indoor bowling greens. The Club also offers the opportunity for anyone interested in joining to learn how to play Bowls (sometimes called Lawn Bowls). Coaching can be arranged for new or current bowlers. Outdoor matches are played during afternoon, evening and weekends against other clubs and visiting Touring teams. National and County competitions are played to a schedule whilst Club competitions are played to a scheduled date for each round. Tel: 01789 750531 

Blenheim Nursery

Blenheim Nursery is a family run nursery. They sell large amounts of bedding plants, planted containers and hanging baskets. Also they sell shrubs, herb and vegetable starter plants a good choice of pots and planters as well as garden sheds and fencing. Their new café also opened this year serving refreshments and delicious homemade food. Tel: 01789 490448



Shopping in Stratford Upon Avon

Welford On Avon is just 5 miles from Stratford Upon Avon where you’ll be spoilt for choice by their diverse array of shops. Whether you’re treating yourself to something new or buying a gift for someone special, you can be sure to find it here. The Department Stores offer a wide range of choice under one roof, whilst big name Clothing and Shoe, Health and Beauty, Toys and Stationery, and Home stores sit alongside a fabulous selection of small independent shops, unique to Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a shopper’s paradise! The town centre is compact and easily walkable. 

Canal & River Tours

Stratford's Only Canal and River Boat Trip! Enjoy a leisurely 45 min boat tour from the very centre of Stratford upon Avon with regular departures every day. Travel through the historic canal lock, down onto the River Avon for sightseeing tours and back again. The canal basin is centrally located between the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and main shopping areas of the town. It is surrounded by beautiful riverside gardens which are public open spaces to relax and enjoy. These areas are a magnet for locals and visitors and a 'must see' during any visit. Tel: 01789 295173 

Local Services

Doctors Surgery

Bidford Health Centre is a local doctors' practice offering a variety of NHS services to patients in Bidford and the surrounding villages and is the closest surgery to Welford Chase

Reception for enquires and appointments Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30pm.

3 Stratford Rd, Bidford-on-Avon, Alcester B50 4LX Tel: 01789 773372 

Bus Timetable

Are you thinking about visiting Welford Upon Avon? Perhaps you already live in or around Stratford Upon Avon, but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? Here's a handy timetable to help you get around.