Welcome to Honeybourne, a rural village of some 2000 inhabitants situated in the south east corner of Worcestershire with easy access to the Cotswold Area of Natural Beauty and the famous towns of Broadway and Stratford on Avon.
The nearest large town of Evesham is some 5 miles to the west and has all the main facilities i.e. Hospital with minor injuries unit, Doctors, Dentists, large gymnasium, Cinema and most of the major supermarket chains e.g. Aldi, Lidl, Co-op Tesco, Morrisons, and Waitrose.
Honeybourne has its own main line station with excellent rail links to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham, Evesham, Oxford, Reading and London along with a regular bus service to Evesham operating all day to Monday to Saturday.
Honeybourne has two convenience stores: a One Stop shop (with a post office counter and a very popular fish and chip shop) situated at the corner of Grove Avenue, and the Co-op store situated on Station Road offer ready meals and an ATM. There is also a builder’s merchants, Fairview Trading, in Buckle Street just over the railway bridge, and just next-door a BP Auto Services for car repairs, tyres, batteries etc. Situated in High Street is a unisex Hairdressers and also next door a beauty parlour and on the corner of School Street is Jasmine Palace a Chinese take away, further up High Street is Honeybourne Pottery which runs pottery classes and parties for all ages.
Honeybourne Railway club has premises near The Leys playing field which is a members’ only club (small annual membership fee) which has a bar and regularly runs bingo events to raise money for local charities and has entertainment evenings throughout the year.
The village Public Houses are The Gate Inn at the main crossroads and the Thatched Tavern in High Street both serving food & drinks. The other attraction in Honeybourne is All things Wild an animal park with education centre, cafe and souvenir shop. There is a large holiday caravan park “The Ranch” which has facilities for touring caravans as well as holiday homes. The village also benefits from having Fibre Optic (to the cabinets) Superfast Broadband in the village.
The village school is the Honeybourne Primary Academy which is an excellent thriving first school with a Parent and Toddler group meeting once a week in term time.
Just outside Honeybourne on what the old wartime airfield was are two thriving business parks, Two Shires and Weston Subedge Industrial estate where you find many local businesses from Computer sales and , carpets, granite worktops, garden machinery, car restorers/repairs etc.
There are many thriving clubs in Honeybourne including Movie Nights showing the latest films once a month, Wednesday club for the over 60’s. Women’s Institute, Slimming, Yoga, Ballet classes and short mat bowls etc which meet in the village hall which is at Harvest Close, Honeybourne WR11 7RH. There is also Honeybourne Bicycle Users Group (H-BUG) which loans bicycles free of charge for 6-10 year-old children and also organises various cycling events throughout the year. Added to these activities are many miles of countryside public footpaths
The St Ecgwins Church of England church is situated off Stratford Road and the Vicarage is on the opposite corner to the Gate Inn. Services are held every Sunday with times published in the Village News.