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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 01905 | code search
Postcode: WR9 | code search
Population: 270
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Tally Ho Inn
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Just off the Tenbury Wells to Bromyard road and 14 miles north west of Worcester is to be found Stoke Bliss, a small, wide spread village in the heart of farming country. The village contains several 17th century half-timbered cottages and farm houses. The church stands on a spur, looking down on a bridge where two small streams flow westwards to the Kyre Brook. The loamy soil is ideal for crops and grazing, crops such as wheat, beans, peas,hops and apples were grown and there is a tradition of cider making in the area. The name 'Stoke' is derived from the Saxon 'Stoc' meaning Summer Pasture, the 'Bliss' is probably after William de Bliss who was Lord of the Manor in the early 13th century. The Bliss family had a colourful life; William was fined 2 marks in 1176 for trespass in the forests of Hereford; they were dispossessed of their lands in 1231, but they were restored in around 1234 and in 1253 Hugh, Williams son, was pardoned for the death of William Corbin. St.Peters church dates from the 13th century, although much restored and re-built notably in 1854; it consists of a nave, chapel and south-west tower with a broach style spire, there is a Norman Font and the pulpit dates from 1631. Nearby is Garmsley Camp an ancient hill-fort. Stoke Bliss was formerly in Herefordshire until 1897 when boundary changes saw it 'transferred' into Worcestershire.

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Tally Ho Inn (1.41 miles)

Tally Ho Inn

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Situated on an elevated position which gives panoramic views across seven counties our traditional pub, restaurant and accommodation is ideal for families and parties alike. Our SIZZLERS RESTAURANT has a ... More | visit website

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The Lenchford Inn (3.45 miles)

The Lenchford Inn

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The Lenchford inn is a Georgian hotel with modern extensions set on the banks of the River Severn.We have 9 letting rooms which consist of 1x family room, 2x four ... More

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Orleton Court (3.51 miles)

Orleton Court

A friendly Bed and Breakfast set in the beautiful countryside of the Teme Valley. The Georgian farmhouse is situated on the river as part of a working Hop farm.

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Talbot Hotel (3.79 miles)

Talbot Hotel

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A fine example of Victorian architecture, this charming, family-run house provides an array of beautiful rooms, from a traditional public bar to a modern airy ... More


National Trust Cottages (4.37 miles)

National Trust Cottages

This fine 18th-century brick built house stands in a wonderful position on the Brockhampton estate and still has the former hop kilns in place. The Oast House is full of character, has masses of room ... More

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Peacock Inn (4.63 miles)

Peacock Inn

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Nestling in the valley of the River Teme, famous for its hop fields and gardens is the historic Peacock Inn. Since the 14th Century weary travellers have found comfort and ... More

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Peacock Inn (5.05 miles)

Peacock Inn

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Nestling in the valley of the River Teme, famous for its hop fields and gardens is the historic Peacock Inn. Since the 14th Century weary travellers have found comfort and ... More

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The Hop Pole Hotel (5.20 miles)

The Hop Pole Hotel
Historic building in the market town of Bromyard, the Hop Pole Hotel is situated on the market square. There is always a warm and friendly welcome at the pub which is inside the hotel. Fresh ... More | visit website
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Bay Horse (5.21 miles)

Bay Horse

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A traditional 17th century timber framed inn offering quality accommodation, food & drink in a friendly atmosphere. All our rooms have ... More

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Falcon Hotel (5.23 miles)

Falcon Hotel

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Situated in the centre of Bromyard and easily accessible from the A44, this cosy hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a pleasant setting, one that is rich in history and character. The 2-star ... More

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