Tenbury Wells, the Town in the Orchard, is starting to unfurl like the blossom on an apple tree, after the devastation from the floods and the onset of the Corona virus pandemic.
Our Independent shops have nearly all opened again and are enjoying the presence of visitors. Many, if not all of them, have fresh, newly painted frontages which appear rather Mediterranean in the sunshine.
Taking advantage of the government initiative, throughout August our pubs, cafes and restaurants have been part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. We are aware of some who are continuing to share offers throughout September. The Peacock, The Fountain and Cadmore Lakeside Hotel have announced offers.
With the end of Lock down and the return to open all hours we were pleased to welcome a new business into Teme Court, Hamper Fayre . They sell a plethora of local food and drink and also provide mail order Hampers for those that want a taste of Tenbury and local produce delivered to their front door.
The garden area at ‘Mr Thoms’ has been extended and visitors and locals alike are enjoying the surroundings over a cup of tea and something to eat; there is also an extensive range of chocolate in store for those with a sweet tooth.
We hear whispers of another new business coming into the Town, more details to follow soon. Shops are moving premises and our Round Market is now open 3 days a week.
At the Tenbury Round Market, Tuesday is Plant Day with Hilltop Plants, as is Friday. On Saturdays we have Hilltop Plants, Sue’s Bespoke Cakes and Jo with her handmade, cotton facemasks. Trade is brisk so it is advisable to shop early to avoid missing out.
The Tourist Information Centre, in Teme Street, is open from 10.00 until 4.00, and has a wide selection of leaflets available, including the Tenbury Tourist Guide and a selection of walk and cycle routes and the Blue Plaque trail.
All in all we are finding that Tenbury Wells is Open For Business