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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01531 | code search
Postcode: GL18 | code search
Population: 5000
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Food Legends:
Stinking Bishop
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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International Centre for Birds of Prey
"This is a wonderful day out. The flying demonstrations are informative and fun and there are three every day. the parkland is now looking lovely and there is ..." More

Red Lion
"Carvery for Sunday lunch was superb. Pork, beef and gammon and the veg was cooked just right, not boiled into oblivion as is so often the case with carvery's. We ..." More

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The old market town of Newent sits in the wide valley that runs from the Forest of Dean to the Malvern Hills in the centre of a rural district 9 miles north west of Gloucester. It`s history can be traced back to at least the Roman period, they are known to have been active in the area and there is some suggestion that Newent may be on the site of a Roman industrial settlement. Newent`s location along one of the old Drove roads from Wales, a twice weekly market and a twice yearly fair (from the 13th century onwards) ensured its prosperity and attracted new industries to the town; a glassworks in 1600 worked by French Huguenot refugees, a Cloth Mill in 1608 followed by an Iron Works in 1639. Newent`s town centre contains many 17th century buildings many hidden behind later Georgian facades. The most notable building is the Market House built in 1668 as a butter market. The church of St.Mary`s is on the site of a Saxon church, it has been re-built and restored in various styles; following the collapse of the spire in 1673. When, in 1679, the nave was rebuilt it was re-oriented away fro the alter and towards the pulpit which was placed against the north wall; this was rectified later but left some anomalies. There is a shaft of a Saxon Cross in the porch. A branch off the Gloucester to Hereford Canal reached Newent in 1795 in order to exploit the Newent Coal Field, but not enough coal was produced to justify the construction. Parts of the canal were used by the Great Western Railway when they built the Gloucester to Ledbury in 1885 (the station closed in 1959). The town was absorbed in to the Forest of Dean District in 1975 after some six hundred years of self government. Today Newent is the largest town in north-west Gloucestershire and has become an important shopping centre for the region.

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Attraction

Cowdy Gallery
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Shambles Village
Three Choirs Vineyard

Camping

Pelerine

Estate Agent

Gooch Steve
Phillips & Co

Holiday Park

Ford Farm Lodges

Market

Newent Friday Market

Pub and Bar

Black Dog Inn
Red Lion
The George Hotel
The Yew Tree at Cliffords Mesne
Yew Tree
Yew Tree Inn

Restaurant

The George Hotel
The Yew Tree at Cliffords Mesne
Three Choirs Vineyards Hotel
Yew Tree

Self-Catering

Ford Farm Lodges
The Piggery

Sports Clubs

Newent (Men's Hockey)
Newent (Women's Hockey)
Newent Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Shops

Flowercraft Of Newent
Hazelfield Garden Centre
Trioscape Garden Centre
Three Choirs Vineyard
The Barn Gallery
Knightsbridge Gallery
Cowdy Gallery
Wyedean Wholefoods
Erol's
Buttery Tea Rooms
Gurneys Family Butcher
Daffodil Cake Shop
Shepherds Deli
Oceanic Wine Brands Ltd
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3 Shires Garden Centre
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Roses Country Fayre
Mementos Gift Shop
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Pets Mate
Rainforest Reptiles

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The George Hotel (0.09 miles)

The George Hotel
The ancient market town of Newent is situated where two medieval roads from Wales converged on their way to Gloucester and the Severn River Crossing. The pretty Town with its black and White houses and ... More | visit website
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The Piggery (1.37 miles)

The Piggery

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Newly converted and enjoying a smart, contemporary interior, this immaculate property sits on the edge of a small horticultural holding in the Forest of Dean and just ... More

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Three Choirs Vineyards Hotel (1.98 miles)

Three Choirs Vineyards Hotel

One of England's leading vineyards, now offers visitors the chance to stay and enjoy this beautiful location.The hotel has been built on a ridge overlooking the 75 acres of vineyards and every bedroom and the ... More | visit website

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Malswick Mill (2.45 miles)

Malswick Mill

A relaxing warm welcome, luxuriously appointed en-suite accomodation and stunningly beautiful setting awaits all our guests. The Mill Bar/Restaurant is the perfect place to meet people or just relax overlooking the grounds, gardens, lakes and ... More | visit website

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Harts Farm Barn (3.33 miles)

Harts Farm Barn
Harts Farm Barn is a 200 year old converted barn in Howcross, Gloucestershire. ... More
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New House Farm (3.39 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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The Dark Cottages & Lodge (3.82 miles)

The Dark Cottages & Lodge
A 400 year old Grade II Listed black and white farmhouse; with adjacent courtyard surrounded by cottages; Listed timber and stone barn. Set in 32 acres of open countryside with 2 lakes; 1 ornamental with ... More | visit website
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Dark Barn Lodge (3.82 miles)

Dark Barn Lodge

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Over 400 years old, this listed barn had been carefully restored to offer modern facilities whilst retaining the charm of yesteryear.
Set with in 32 acres of picturesque countryside, this family ... More

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Farmers Boy Inn (4.18 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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The Farmers Boy Inn (4.18 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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