Guide to Bewdley

(Population 10,869 – 2001 Census)Bewdleythumbnail

Once described as “the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire”, situated on the banks of the River Severn and on the edge of the Forest of Wyre, Bewdley offers much to delight the visitor. A good choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants are to be found around the riverside and central shopping area.

The 18th Century church of St Anne dominates the main street with its many tiny independent shops, antiques and craft galleries. The old Butchers Shambles now houses the town’s local museum and the Tourist Information Centre. Click on the map to enlarge.

Main events

January - Duck Race
May day weekend - Beer Festival
May - Raft Race
May/June - Pub and Club Regatta
June - Bewdley Carnival
June - Mayors Sunday Parade
July - 6-a-Side Cricket
July - Bewdley Regatta
August - Bewdley Beer Festival
September - Heritage Open Day
October - Bewdley Festival (& Fringe)
October - Pumpkin Festival
November - Christmas Lights Festival and Market


Market day:
Local Produce Market, 1 Sunday of the Month