In the heart of the Wiltshire

 

90 minutes from West London by car, 60 minutes by train from Paddington to Chippenham and an hour from the Midlands, The George Pub is just close enough to make your escape to the country a breeze.

Sitting at the centre of Woolley, the little hamlet on the edge of Bradford on Avon, The George, marked by infamous local Bath stone, enjoys a lovely spot that’s set within some of the West Country’s best rambling countryside (boots and picnic rug are a packing essential!) And just in case it’s not just the glorious views that you’re chasing we’re only a short drive seven miles to the hustle and bustle of Bath City.

Bradford on Avon

Literally five minutes’ walk and you are in the Georgian town of Bradford on Avon it is a busy and buzzing market town. Our favourite days are Thursday when it’s large market square comes to life with traders and shoppers from surrounding villages. We also have a artisan market on the last Sunday of the month in the Lamb Yard centre. Bradford on Avon is also renowned for its boutique arts and crafts shops.

Bath

Bath is a enjoy the open topped bus tour, visit the new thermae spa, or The Old Roman baths, Pump rooms for a morning Coffee serenaded by the string quartet. Bath is ten minutes by train, direct form Bradford on Avon, and it is a pretty train journey too

By Train

After a short walk to the train station, you can quickly and easily get to Bath, Bristol or Salisbury.

By Car

Hop in the car and within minutes you’ve a choice of National Trust properties such as the The Court Gardens in Holt, Great Chalfield Manor, Lacock, Lacock Abby & Fox Talbot Museum. Spread your wings a little further and you’ll reach the stone circles at Stonehedge or Avebury, Stourhead, Dyrham Park, Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels. And that’s just a small taster.

By Bike or Foot

Bradford on Avon itself is a lovely little market town that rewards those who just potter about, whether it’s down to the Tithe Barn, or a stroll along the canal to Avoncliff to the aqueduct. Those with bicycles might use the canal tow-path to easily reach Limpley Stoke. There’s a handily located cafe where you can refuel for the journey back, or head on towards Bath.

You want more?

In the summer months the train heads down to the beaches of the South Coast, the New Forest is about 1.5hrs drive away, London is 2 hrs by train, Oxford slightly less, or you could head out along the A4 to Marlborough and the downs. But in truth, you’re spoiled for choice nearby!