Take a break from a hectic journey along the A40 and spend some time exploring the charming Cotswold market...
With the road that runs through the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh being the Fosse Way (A429), a busy main Cotswold road, this town is sometimes dismissed by locals and visitors as it does not, on the surface, look like the picture perfect Cotswolds many are after. Well, take our word for it, there is plenty to experience in Moreton-in-Marsh and you will miss out on something wonderful if you don’t slow down, get off the main road and stop for a while.
Opened in early 2016, Cotswold Grey is already a favourite of pretty much any person who has walked past the beautiful window display and just had to walk in to see what all the “amazingness” was all about. And the inside of the shop does not disappoint. Instead it is an exciting and wonderful treasure trove of both quirky and stylish design and home wares and once you go on, you too will have another favourite shop in the Cotswolds.
Mette says, “Cotswold Grey brought out the shopper in me. Granted she was never that far away, but WOW, that shop is amazing”.
Right next door to The Redesdale Arms is the flagship store of what arguably is the best deli the Cotswolds has to offer, The Cotswold Cheese Company. With an abundance of artisan- and farmhouse cheeses, local produce from all over the Cotswolds, olives and antipasti, The Cotswold Cheese Company is a haven of deli deliciousness you won’t want to miss.
You’re in the Cotswolds, you’re looking for the absolute best culinary experience but without the pretentious atmosphere and high-brow attitude then The Horse & Groom is for you. Located a mile or so outside of the town centre in neighbouring Bourton-on-the-Hill and owned and run by super talented brothers, Tom and Will Greenstock. The Horse & Groom is where foodies come to from near and far and if you’re in Moreton-in-Marsh, you’re lucky to have them just down the road. If you love the best in food, service and atmosphere, you need to visit The Horse & Groom.
Chris says, “A culinary experience unlike any other. And service at The Horse & Groom in Bourton-on-the-Hill is second to none”.
Imagine this: You’ve just walked up and down the High Street, taking in the scenery, the people-watching and the enjoyed shopping in the many fabulous shops in Moreton-in-Marsh. Now you’re hungry and you fancy a good, hearty meal. With an open fire in winter, a sunny terrace in summer and great pub grub any time of year, you can’t go wrong with The Redesdale Arms.
Jenny says, “My family and I love The Redesdale Arms. We’ve had lunch by the fire in winter, drinks on the terrace in summer and we will definitely be back again”.
For an amazing walk full of natural beauty at any time of year, Batsford Arboretum is a stunning place. Complete with garden centre, gift shop and a large restaurant with a terrace overlooking trees and fields, Batsford Arboretum must be the most beautiful place to walk for miles and miles.
Every Tuesday Moreton-in-Marsh is transformed when the market comes to town. Stalls of fresh fruit and veg, butchers, teas and coffees, electrical goods and pretty much anything you would expect to see at a good town market.
The ASK Italian restaurant in Moreton-in-Marsh is a super family restaurant. With all the conveniences that comes with a nationwide chain restaurant and all the personal touches that comes with great staff that know the locals and take pride in their job and love where they live, this restaurant is among the best Italian restaurants in all of the Cotswolds.
For an amazing Afternoon Tea, The Manor House is THE place to go in Moreton-in-Marsh. Great service, real value for money and a truly delicious and plentiful offering of Afternoon Tea.
Nikki says, “Enjoyed a wonderful Afternoon Tea at The Manor House in Moreton-in-Marsh. A real delight!”.
You most likely will have never experienced a toy shop like The Toy Shop on the High Street in Moreton-in-Marsh. A true Aladdin’s Cave with rooms and rooms of the most wonderful toys, the big brands like LEGO, Barbie and Playmobil alongside the smaller independent brand of jigsaws, puzzles, wooden toys, crafts, sports equipment and outdoor toys. The kids will, obviously love it at The Toy Shop in Moreton-in-Marsh, but you will too.
You drive past the entrance to Sezincote in Bourton-on-the-Hill and you think you’re driving past “just another” garden in the Cotswolds. Little do you know that behind the gates, this impressive 200-year-old Indian style palace is more like the Taj Mahal of the Cotswolds surrounded by an incredibly beautiful garden of grottoes, canals and waterfalls. This truly is one Cotswold attraction that need to be experienced rather than described.