A guide to Moreton-in-Marsh

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  • 1.
    The name of the town originates from the word Moreton meaning a ‘farmstead on the moor’ and ‘in Marsh’ from henne and mersh being an area of marsh used by birds.
  • 2.
    The Moreton-in-Marsh Show is the largest one day agricultural show in the country and is held on the first Saturday every September and attracts over 20,000 visitors.
  • 3.
    Access to the national footpath network attracts large numbers of walkers.

Moreton-in-Marsh Area

Moreton-in-Marsh is an historic town, set in the pretty Evenlode Valley within the glorious Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its rolling hills and beautiful buildings built of honey coloured stone that lights up in the sunshine. The area is accessible by both road and rail and is a popular destination for tourists from all around the world, as well as the U.K. It is a hugely popular place to live for both permanent residents and for secondary home owners.

Surrounding Villages

  • Broadwell
    The village is situated just three miles to the south of Moreton-in-Marsh, with the principal part of the settlement arranged around a well maintained village green. There is a pub and an active village hall, whilst the popular town of Stow-on-the-Wold is half a mile to the south.
  • Blockley
    A beautiful village set in a valley with the Blockley Brook running through it, which historically powered at least 12 mills. The village has two pubs, a bowling green, secondary and primary schools as well as a thriving community run shop.
  • Longborough
    A beautiful village set in a valley with the Blockley Brook running through it, which historically powered at least 12 mills. The village has two pubs, a bowling green, secondary and primary schools as well as a thriving community run shop.
  • Cherington and Stourton
    Seven miles north-west of Moreton-in-Marsh and set on the edge of the Cotswolds, these are two villages situated seamlessly side by side with a reputation for community spirit. There is an annual flower show and a recently constructed village hall which hosts events every week.

Lifestyle

  • Shopping

    Moreton-in-Marsh has a wide variety of shops for your everyday necessities, including a choice of three supermarkets.

    There are five public houses and two hotels - The Manor House Hotel and the Redesdale Arms – as well as a number of tea rooms. There is a weekly market every Tuesday selling a wide range of produce.

  • Eating

    The Horse and Groom, Bourton on the Hill

    Renowned for friendly service and award-winning food using the best fresh ingredients, with a menu that reflects the season and availability of local produce.

    The Norman Knight, Whichford

    This pub not only a favourite of local residents but is also a renowned destination for delicious food with a great selection of real ales.

    The Chequers, Churchill

    Set in the heart of this popular Cotswold village, this pub has a busy bar mixing the traditional and the new by serving local ales alongside modern cocktails.

    The Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote

    A cosy bar and great 3 Rosette restaurant set in a pretty garden with views over the Evenlode valley below.

  • Drinking

    The Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold

    One of the most popular restaurants in the North Cotswolds, this charming restaurant in an old butcher's shop serves a British menu with large wine list.

    Daylesford Organic Farm Shop

    Organic heaven and deliciously healthy! You can dine in this stylish but rustic café attached to a farm shop.

    The Fox, Oddington

    A timeless classic with roaring fires, excellent service and seasonal British food complete with a sheltered garden.

    The Bower House, Shipston-on-Stour

    An independent restaurant set in the centre of this historic market town just off the well beaten Cotswolds track - worth the detour.