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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01594 | code search
Postcode: GL17 | code search
Population: 3000
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Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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Farmers Boy Inn
"Good Points: Cheap, free Wifi in thr bar, comfy bed Bad Points: Floors dirty in the room, got out of shower, walked barefoot in the room and feet where filthy. ..." More

The Farmers Boy Inn
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Mitcheldean (10 miles east of Gloucester), on the eastern edge of the Forest of Dean was called Dean until the 13th century, afterwards it was generally known as Mitchel Dean or Great Dean to distinguish it from the other "Deans" (Mitchell is from the Old English word "Mickle" = Great, and Dean or Dene = Vale, especially a deep, narrow, wooded valley). Granted a market in 1328, Mitcheldean was a centre for industries based on the products of the adjacent Forest - coal, timber, iron and wool. The town grew up around a crossroad where the road from Littledean to Ross - possibly the old Roman road from Lydney crossed a road serving the north of the Forest. A cross was erected in 1430 at the junction, it incorporated a covered area in the mid 17th C and displayed a clock by the mid 18th. The 17th C. George Inn and the splendid 13th C. Church of St.Micheal (rebuilt in 1852) are to be found here. The church is one of the largest in the Forest of Dean with a very long, tall spire, a nave, and three aisles and an enormous reredos with life size white marble figures. The Doom painting over the screen is of high quality, the superb east windows by John Hayward were added in 1970. The town prospered in the 17th century but was in decline as an industrial centre and market by the end if the 18th, although Mitcheldean maintained a strong brewing industry! With the decline the town settled into a more limited economic role principally as a service and retail centre. The town offered scope to professional men; in 1842 there were 3 Lawyers and 4 Doctors. After the Second World War Rank Xerox Ltd opened a factory in the town and became a major influence on Mitcheldean`s expansion as a residential area

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Mitcheldean Surgery

Estate Agent

Gooch Steve

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Farmers Boy Inn
The Farmers Boy Inn

Pub and Bar

George Inn
Lamb Inn

Self-Catering

Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm
High Beeches
Jupiter Cottage at Stud Farm
Plum Cottage at Stud Farm

Shops

Kevins Butchers
Mitcheldean Pharmacy
Mitcheldean Soap Ltd

Activities

Forest of Dean Angling Club(Fishing)

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Yew Tree Inn Motel (0.97 miles)

Yew Tree Inn Motel
The Yew Tree is located on the gloucestershire and Herefordshire border and only a 20 minute drive to the welsh border and to Cheltenham racecourse.

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The Farmers Boy Inn (1.60 miles)

The Farmers Boy Inn

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Set In the Gloucestershire Countryside this Award winning 17th Century Inn with Oak Beams & open Log Fires has something for everyone. A home from home family atmosphere,weather its a ... More

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Farmers Boy Inn (1.60 miles)

Farmers Boy Inn
Award Winning 17th Century Country Inn & Restaurant with Open Fires, Oak Beamed Restaurant, Lounge, Bar & Games room. Child Friendly & Dog Friendly Beer Garden with Home cooked Food served all Day everyday, Real ... More | visit website
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Lea House (1.97 miles)

Lea House
Lea House is an outstanding small guest house in the village of Lea. It is surrounded by countryside, just 4 miles from the picturesque riverside town of Ross-on-Wye and adjacent to the ... More | visit website
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New House Farm (2.50 miles)

New House Farm
The Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, one with a queen size four poster bed, one family room with a queen size double & 2 single beds, and one double room. All rooms are fully en-suite, with ... More | visit website
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Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm (2.67 miles)

Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm

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Set down a tree lined drive (pictured), these three newly converted, spacious and immaculately presented cottages are delightfully located on the fringes of the village of Blaisdon. ... More

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Littledean House Hotel (3.17 miles)

Littledean House Hotel

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Littledean House Hotel is a family run guest house, situated in the heart of the un-spoilt countryside of the forest of dean. Our hotel is an ideal base for exploring ... More

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The Belfry Hotel (3.22 miles)

The Belfry Hotel
The Belfry Hotel is situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean which is one of the few remaining hunting Forests which still boasts of herd of wild fallow deer. There are many ... More | visit website
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High Beeches (3.58 miles)

High Beeches

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Nestling high above the rich woodlands of the Royal Forest of Dean, this large detached property and its gardens enjoy panoramic views across the hills and mountains ... More

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Hartleton Lake Retreat (4.30 miles)

Hartleton Lake Retreat

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Standing peacefully on the banks of lovely Hartleton Lakes and beside a golf course, this newly converted stable makes a very comfortable holiday base. Whether enjoying a ... More

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