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January activities in the Cotswolds


It looks like we’re in for another cold month this January. If you prefer the indoors during the cold snaps, here are some activities in the Cotswolds to keep you warm this new year.

Afternoon Tea at The Bridge Tea Rooms

Take a trip to Bradford-on-Avon for afternoon tea at The Bridge Tea Rooms and enjoy a quintessentially English tea, lunch or light meal.

The afternoon ritual of serving tea has been developed into a fine art here, where the charming tea rooms are housed in a former blacksmith’s cottage dating from 1675. Served by friendly staff in Victorian uniform, you can choose from a variety of afternoon teas on cake stands, home-made cakes, cream teas and sandwiches, perfect for a new year’s treat!

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Cotswold Pubs

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most traditional English pubs in the country. So why not warm up next to the log burner and enjoy some great hospitality this January?

The Bell at Sapperton, The Fox at Barrington, The Swan at Bibury, The Tite Inn, Castle Inn at Castle Combe and Red Lion at Long Compton are all beautiful Cotswold pubs offering a friendly welcome, outstanding food, drink and service as well as second-to-none locations, showcasing the fantastic AONB. For those looking for an overnight stay, many pubs in the Cotswolds offer clean comfy and stylish bedrooms with travellers and ‘staycationers’ in mind.

Head to our ‘things to do’ page to find your perfect Cotswold pub.

Corinium Museum

The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester, the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. Their principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium, today known as Cirencester.

A museum trip is perfect for a cold or rainy day. Explore the light and modern galleries that Cirencester has to offer and immerse yourself into this exceptionally interactive experience.

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Cotswolds Distillery

Whether you’re looking to discover how to craft a range of spirits on a Tour & Tastings event or would prefer to blend your very own spirit on one of their Gin or Whisky Blending Masterclasses, Cotswolds? Distillery offer experiences to suit both gin and whisky lovers alike.

The café adjoins to the working distillery, and offers the perfect way to catch the Distillery team in action whilst enjoying a morning coffee or a leisurely lunch. With a locally sourced menu including scrumptious sharing boards, freshly made sourdough pizzas and delicious cakes, Cotswolds Distillery is the ultimate new year’s activity.

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Gloucester Quays

Want the January sales but don’t want the freezing and potentially wet weather that often comes with it? Check out Gloucester Quays for a warm, relaxed, first-class shopping experience.

Browse the South West’s premium designer outlet and lifestyle destination, whilst saving up to 70% off stylish fashion, accessories and contemporary homeware at 50 high street and top brand outlet stores.

Find out more here.

For more activities to keep you busy in 2023 check out our ‘things to do’ page. 


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