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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 01299 | code search
Postcode: DY13 | code search
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Golden Country
"A friend of mine recommended golden country restaurant to me and I went there last week.The food was okay but to be honest I didn't like the service at all. ..." More

Stourport Health Centre
"I moved to Stourport 8 years ago, and the best thing was I joined the health centre. A fantastic friendly organisation they have put 10 years on my life

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Bay Horse Inn
"I wanted a birthday 'getaway' and so some friends joined me for the w/e as they know me well and that I usually can select a 'tasty' band to go ..." More

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Just 3 miles south of Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn is the third of the Wyre Forest towns. Stourport is the product of the Canal building era of the18th century and was specifically built to meet the needs of the canal age. Prior to the opening of the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal there had been two small villages, Upper and Lower Mitton, at the confluence of the Seven and the Stour (two 16th century houses are still to be found in Mitton Street). The Staffordshire & Worcester was built by the great canal builder James Brindley and linked the River Seven with the Trent & Mersey Canal, opened in 1771 Stourport soon became one of the busiest, and biggest, interchange ports in the country with all manner of goods being trans-shipped between the canal barges and the larger river craft for onward passage to the sea. The town expanded rapidly so much so that by the begining of the 19th century the population had risen to over 1300, other industries attracted by the excellent communication offered by the waterways were attracted to Stourport; brass and iron foundries; tanneries; vinegar works; carpet making and spinning mills together with warehouses, shops and taverns feed the towns growth. The first bridge over the Seven was built in 1775 and the clock tower on the Old Warehouse was erected in 1813, the movement of the clock was made by local man Samual Thorp of Abberley, a well known provincial clock maker. The opening of the Birmingham & Worcester Canal in the early 19th century and the expansion of the railways brought about a decline of Stourport as a major port and by the 1940`s goods traffic on the canal had all but ceased. Before the days of easier travel brought about by the railways and improved road systems, Stourport had always been an attractive summer destination for the workers of the West Midlands attracted by the Rivers and surrounding countryside and forest, even during the economic decline of local industry and canal traffic in the latter part of the 19th and in the early 20th century Stourport proved to be a popular destination. The growth in leisure boating both on the river and canal has seen a resurgence of the declining canal basins and a major overhaul and rebuilding of the dock basins, due to be compleated in March 2008, has seen the change in Stourport from an inland port to an inland resort. The canal has finally seen off the railway, its great nemesis, as the towns` station closed in 1970 when the line from Hartlebury to Bewdley was closed. The riverside meadows and river front are ideal for walking and fishing, pleasure boats cruse both river and canal and with the regeneration work restoring its former Georgian splendour have seen a resurgence in Stourports fortunes.

Accountant

Bradley & Associates
Kilminster Financial Management
Simon Tanser & Co

Attraction

Astley Vineyards
Hartlebury Common

Caravan Park

Lickhill Manor Caravan Park
Lincomb Lock Caravan Park
Redstone Caravan Park

Council

Wyre Forest District Council

Dentist

Anne Davey Dental Practice
Salmon and Light Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery

Doctor

Stourport Health Centre
York House Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Banks Leslie
Eden Group Property Services

Pub and Bar

Astley Cross Inn
Bird In Hand
Kings Arms
Old Crown

Old Rose & Crown
Rising Sun
Stagborough Arms
Wheatsheaf

Restaurant

Bay Horse Inn
Epic Brasseries
Golden Country
Goodnight Sweetheart Cafe
Kings Arms
Spice Valley

Solicitor

Lumsdon Grindley

Vet

Vale Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Bewdley Town (Amateur Football)
Stourport Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Stourport Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Stourport Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Stourport on Severn CC (Cricket)
Stourport Swifts (Amateur Football)

Shops

Windmill Flowers
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Blue Cedars
Countryside Nurseries
Cooks Garden Centre
Pet & Garden Supplies
Laurence Gough & Sons Family Butchers
The Spectacle Warehouse
Wigley DIY Ltd

Activities

Lickhill Stables(Riding)

Places to Stay near Stourport On Severn

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The Royal Forester (0.26 miles)

The Royal Forester

The Royal Forester is a charming traditional inn that dates back to 1411. It is located in the heart of the Wyre Forest within Worcestershire. It offers a unique eating & drinking experience combined with ... More | visit website

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Olive Guest House (0.39 miles)

Olive Guest House

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Olive Guest House is a family run guest house / B&B, offering desirable and comfortable accommodation, with a private customer car park, set in a spacious Victorian house, providing the ... More

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Stourport Manor (0.69 miles)

Stourport Manor

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The Menzies Stourport Manor is set within 23 acres of beautiful grounds near the town of Kidderminster, with a brasserie and leisure club. Enjoy a mouth-watering ... More

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Burlish Park (1.24 miles)

Burlish Park
Located within the grounds of Burlish Park Golf Club, in the Old Farmer's Cottages, our recently opened accommodation features 9 rooms all with en-suite facilities. Our excellent location with easy access to the M5 and ... More | visit website
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Woodhampton House B & B (2.24 miles)

Woodhampton House B & B
Woodhampton House - The ideal Worcestershire bed and breakfast. A very warm welcome awaits you at Woodhampton House B&B from the proprietors, Sally and Peter. The property is a delightful coach house dating back to the late ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Hartlebury (2.38 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Severn Valley Guest House (2.72 miles)

Severn Valley Guest House

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A pretty 17th century bed and breakfast located in the idyllic town of Bewdley, Worcestershire. Severn Valley Guest House offers excellent value at very affordable prices and is a minutes ... More

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Ramada Hotel and Resort Kidderminster (2.80 miles)

Ramada Hotel and Resort Kidderminster

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Stay at the Ramada Hotel & Resort Kidderminster, experience everything you would expect from an international hotel company. Within easy reach of Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon and Worcester.

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George Hotel (2.80 miles)

George Hotel

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One visit to Bewdley will explain why this town was once described as ‘the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire’. Thomas Telford’s famed arch bridge provides a focal point ... More

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Mug House Inn (2.85 miles)

Mug House Inn

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Nestled on the Worcestershire and Shropshire borders alongside the river Severn sits the picturesque town of Bewdley, known for its Georgian architecture and quaint black and white cottages, with stunning ... More

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