A Tasty Tour with Pudding, Plants & a Playwright


Three Ways House Hotel, home of the world-famous Pudding Club, makes a great base for this sweet-toothed tour, which includes a mouth-watering visit to Cadbury World to indulge in all things chocolate. As we roam around the stunning Cotswolds, we also visit
a few of its delightful towns and villages, spend time admiring gorgeous gardens and eclectic plant collections, and visit the birthplace and beloved hometown of William Shakespeare.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Stratford-upon-Avon & Cadbury World
We begin our day in medieval Stratford-upon-Avon to explore the 16th century birthplace of William Shakespeare. With our free time we can immerse ourselves in the world of the playwright and poet with visits to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place exhibition and gardens, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, where he is buried. Following time for lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon, we head to the land of chocolate, Cadbury World. Here, we enjoy the Heritage Tour, taking a trip down memory lane and getting a good dose of nostalgia (and a taste of the sweet stuff) as we reminisce about Cadbury and Bournville over the years. Taste buds tingling, we also tuck into a cream tea during our visit.

Day 3 Batsford Arboretum & Cotswolds
This morning, we make our way to Batsford Arboretum, home to the country’s largest private collection of trees and shrubs and set in a glorious 56 acres of Cotswold countryside. We stroll through a fascinating collection of plants, trees, shrubs and bamboo from around the world on our 90 minute guided tour, before enjoying time at leisure in some pretty Cotswolds destinations, including the market town, Moreton-in-Marsh. Here, we’ll have time for lunch and to browse the popular open-air street market, which is the largest in the Cotswolds (open Tuesdays). We finish our day in the charming village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Fondly nicknamed the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ and considered one of the prettiest villages in England, we can enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush, admiring the river scenery with its distinctive low bridges.

Day 4 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Hidcote Manor Gardens
Today, we make tracks for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway for a
one-way journey from Toddington to Broadway, taking in spectacular Cotswolds
scenery as we travel. We have time to explore beautiful Broadway – including its pretty tree-lined high street, independent shops and galleries – and for a spot of lunch in one of its lovely eateries. We end our day at Hidcote Manor Gardens, where we enjoy an introductory talk to learn more about this arts and crafts inspired garden. Featuring an array of colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’, we wander along paved pathways as we adventure through the fabulous blooms and spot visiting wildlife along the way.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Three Ways House Hotel

Mickleton, Gloucestershire
This is a 3 star, 48 bedroom hotel located in the heart of the Cotswolds in the small picturesque village of Mickleton. It is a delightfully atmospheric hotel built in the sandstone traditional to the area. It has an upmarket, but homely feel, with a cosy restaurant, bar and separate lounge with an open fire. The hotel is the home of the Pudding Club, which is trademarked and unique to this hotel. The bedrooms are all equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Three Ways House Hotel

Mickleton, Gloucestershire
4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £369pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £104
Based on Sunday arrivals and for selected dates

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Pudding Club talk, introduction and certificates
• Elderflower presse and 2 course Pudding Club dinner on one night
• Heritage Tour & cream tea at Cadbury World
• Entrance and guided tour of Batsford Arboretum
• One way journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
• Entrance and introductory talk at Hidcote Manor Gardens
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£369 for 96 days

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