Local Information and Events

LOCAL INFORMATION AND EVENTS

Tetbury is an old market town and has historical roots back to the 600’s.  It was an established town by the 1600’s and interestingly in  1633 the town of Tetbury was sold by its then owner Lord Berkeley to four local  residents who were described as Feoffees in the legal bill of sale.  This  document also formalised the Thirteen, literally thirteen townsfolk to serve as  elected town wardens.  Today the Feoffees have charitable status owning a  number of sites in and around town.  They continue to this day as seven  Feoffees, supported by the Thirteen.  They are custodians of the town who  work voluntarily for the good of Tetbury.  The Market House was built in  1655.  By the 18th and 19th Century its primary trade was in wool.  It remained a trading place rather than an industrial town due to the size of the rivers and local topography.

It is set in the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds with easy access to numerous walks, woods, and holsteries.

Market days are Wednesday and Saturday and a French Market is held once a month on a Friday.  There are a number of other events, craft events and trading events on other days during the year.  The town today is famous for it’s numerous antique shops which offer a wide variety of quality items.

Highgrove shop offers high quality produce and products from the Highgrove Estate which is located just outside of Tetbury.

For up to date information on local events go to http://www.cotswolds.info/places/tetbury.shtml

or  http://www.visittetbury.co.uk/

Up and coming Events: 

Notable Events in the area include:

There are a number of good quality places to eat and drink including:

www.theormondattetbury.co.uk

www.theprioryinn.co.uk

www.theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk

www.snooty-fox.co.uk

For lunches or an early coffee http://www.cafe53.co.uk/

Or just outside Tetbury you could try these nearby eateries http://www.troublehousetetbury.co.uk/index.html and

Calcot Manor, both The Conservatory restaurant and the Gumstool Inn http://www.calcotmanor.co.uk/
For an enjoyable day out and events see http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

For Courses and Retreats check:

www.leathercourses.co.uk

www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

www.outofthehat.org.uk

Ruskin Mill www.rmt.org

Near by towns of offering wide variety of shops, services and tourist attractions including a number of festivals and events include:

  • Bath,
  • Cirencester
  • Gloucester
  • Stroud
  • Nailsworth
  • Bristol
  • Cheltenham
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