Not too far away you can discover Westonbirt Arboretum, Badminton village, (home of the famous horse trials), Castle Coombe, Dyrham Park and several golf courses. If you want some retail therapy, try Chipping Sodbury or Yate which are just a few miles away and offer a range of both independent shops and larger supermarkets.
Now the important bit, - Old Sodbury has two great pubs. The Cross Hands Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the site, you will pass it en route to us. The pub is part of the Greene King group and is a charming old posting house. It serves a range of traditional English food, accompanied with real ales, premium lagers and fine wines and a selection of gins. It also offers free WiFi and is dog friendly apart from the restaurant.
The Dog Inn is a fifteen minute walk from the site a real "English Pub" over 500 years old and grade 2 listed. It serves a large and varied menu with ample choice for vegetarians, and again dogs are welcome.
Things To Do
At Woodside Field you are just a few minutes walk off the Cotswold Way. There is a lovely circular walk past Old Sodbury Church and the Hill Fort that conveniently ends at a local pub! Map and route information under Walking below. The historic market town of Chipping Sodbury is about 2 miles away and has lots of independent stores, coffee shops and pubs. There is also a Waitrose supermarket and a Spar shop. If you’re driving, parking can be interesting so head straight for the car park next to Waitrose. A little further and you arrive at Yate Town Shopping Centre where you will find several large supermarkets and a good range of shops.
Drive or take the bus/train to Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chepstow or cycle the local area.
Motorhome / Camping Bits & Bobs
The local garage stocks some sizes of Calor gas Chipping Sodbury Caravans is less than 2 miles down the road and stocks the essentials as well as some nice little extras.
Attwoolls is about a ½ hour drive away and stocks everything you could possibly want – leave your credit card in the car! It also has a coffee shop that does great breakfast, lunch and cake! If you are members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club or Caravan and Camping Club show your card for a 5% discount in the shop.
The local area is good for cycling, the council are currently updating and expanding the cycle network.
Badminton Horse Trials 4th - 8th May
Rag'n'Bone Man at Westonbirt Arboretum 9th June 2022
South Glos Show 6th & 7th August 2022