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Welford-on-Avon is a picturesque village set in the heart of South Warwickshire. It lies on the Avon River about four miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon, four miles south of Alcester and four miles east of Bidford-on-Avon.

The centre of the village is designated as a conservation area and contains quite a number of attractive thatched houses including what is believed to be the original “chocolate box cottage” in Boat Lane, reputedly the most photographed street in Warwickshire. The village is mainly residential, but contains a number of small businesses, the largest of which are horticultural. In total there are approximately 600 houses and about 1300 residents.

The Village has three public houses, two shops, a garage, a primary school, a bowls club, a sports club, an 18 hole Golf Course, a children’s play area, allotments and two Churches (the Parish Church of St Peter’s and the Methodist Church).

Welford-on-Avon has been County Winner or Runner Up in the Warwickshire “Best Kept Village Competition” on twelve occasions since 1991. The competition was discontinued in 2007 and as from 2008 has been replaced with a more broadly based competition.

The village boasts one of the tallest Maypoles in England and the annual Maypole dancing festival is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School every June.

Latest News Articles

New Business Directory Launched

The new Business Directory for the Parish Website is now up and running, so if you are looking for a local tradesman or service you can access the directory through the menus at the top of the home page or via the following link – Just click on a Category and then the “View” button to see full details of the listing including a contact message facility. Please note, to fit the new entry into the menu structure some menu options had to be renamed in particular Groups & Societies is now Community.

The Directory has been launched to coincide with the launch of the new village magazine “Welford Matters”. All advertisers in the magazine are also listed in the Directory. It is early days yet so we expect the list of tradesmen and services to build over time. If you would like a listing in the Business Directory please email for details.


New Village Magazine Launch

For everyone who has been lamenting the demise of the old Parish Magazine a new village magazine called “Welford Matters” is about to be launched. The new magazine will be FREE so look out for it arriving through your letter box next weekend. You can recognise it from the distinctive cover. Once you have read it please let us know what you think at