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Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre, Stroud
The Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre displays information on the restoration of the canal between Stonehouse and Brimscombe Port.  Open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm; Saturday 10am- 4pm and at any time that the green flag is flying! feel free to pop in for a chat.
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The Cotswold Playhouse is a 156-seat theatre set in the heart of Stroud. The home of the Cotswold Players, it hosts plays by local amateur dramatics groups, as well as other productions and events.
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The Dunkirk Mill Centre offers a wonderful opportunity to see a see a massive working water wheel directly powering a rare piece of historic textile machinery. The overshot wheel, 12ft wide and 13ft in diameter, was installed in the mill in 1855 as part of the last major rebuilding programme carried out during its time as a woollen mill. It was made and installed by James Ferrabee of Stroud, having a mainly cast iron frame with 40 steel buckets. The wheel is operated regularly on opening days (subject…
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Lansdown Hall & Gallery is a fully licensed community venue in Lansdown, close to Stroud town centre. This historic building started life as a temperance hall in 1879 and has had a rather chequered history since then! The venue is run by a voluntary, charitable organisation, which leases the building from Stroud Town Council. The council is committed to refurbishing and improving the building and its facilities over the next few years.    
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Gloucestershire author Laurie Lee grew up in the Gloucestershire village of Slad, near Stroud. His most famous novel, Cider with Rosie, which describes his childhood in the period soon after the First World War, has sold over six million copies worldwide. Laurie Lee died in 1997, aged 82, and to celebrate this centenary of the author's birth in 2014, the new Laurie Lee Wood has been created in the Slad Valley by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust which bought the three-hectare woodland from the author's family. It is…
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Museum in the Park, Stroud
Set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, the Museum in the Park is situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s mansion house and tells the fascinating story of the Stroud district’s rich and diverse history. With over 4,000 objects on display, including dinosaur bones, historical paintings and even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there is something to spark the interest of everyone. Many of the museum's rooms contain interactives and toys, and some even sport peep holes into the cabinets…
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Set in a picturesque park location, Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud offers a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Inside the leisure centre you will find a swimming pool, gym, group exercise classes, sports hall, squash courts, sauna and steam room, meeting rooms and café bar. Outside there is an astroturf pitch, tennis courts and the fantastic outdoor swimming pool. The gym offers members the latest Precor fitness equipment which is supplemented by a varied group exercise programme. The six-court sports hall offers everything from badminton to basketball,…
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Stroud's spring water-filled outdoor pool, which first opened in 1936, is open during the summer months as a refreshing alternative to the indoor pool at Stratford Park Leisure Centre.
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The Subscription Rooms is a handsome late Regency building in the heart of Stroud and hosts year-round arts and entertainment, exhibitions, markets and meetings. Built in 1833 by public subscription, the venue still plays an important part in the community and is now owned and managed by Stroud District Council. The Ballroom seats up to 450 people and presents all kinds of popular and classical concerts and occasional theatre performances. The sprung dance floor makes it a popular venue for dances and dance classes. The George Room on…
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The cinema's six screens are all equipped with stunning Sony 4K Digital Projection and awesome Dolby Digital surround sound. A variety of ticket offers and discounts mean there's something to suit every type of film fan. Vue also offers live theatre and special music events on the big screen and VIP upgrades for when you fancy a real cinema treat.
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Woodchester Mansion
This 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece, situated five miles south of Stroud, was mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. The Grade 1 Listed building has been saved from dereliction, but will never be completed. Visitors to Woodchester Mansion walk through an extraordinary architectural exhibit and its carvings are among the finest of their kind in the world. The mansion, which is home to two colonies of rare bats, has featured in a number of…
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Indian restaurant & takeaway
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Indian & Bangladeshi takeaway  
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Italian restaurant & pizzeria (takeaway available)
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The neighbouring Gloucestershire villages of Brimscombe and Thrupp, near Stroud, joined footballing forces in the late 1970s and are currently riding on the crest of a wave. After earning promotion to the Hellenic Premier Division from Division One West in March 2013, Brimscombe and Thrupp, known as The Lilywhites, made their first-ever appearance in the FA Cup in 2014 when the entertained Windsor in the preliminary round at The Meadow on Saturday, August 30. Brimscombe AFC were originally formed in 1886 - the same year as the…
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Cotswold Allrunners was founded in March 2009 when a group of 20 runners had been meeting regularly through the winter at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud and it was decided the area was ready for a new running club. The club has steadily grown since and now has more than 100 members. The Cotswold Allrunners' support team has also grown, and now comprises three fully qualified UK Athletics coaches, four qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, and several very experienced runners who are always looking after…
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The Stroud branch of the Embroiderers' Guild welcomes anyone interested in stitch, no matter your level of skill. We are a friendly group with a common love of embroidery, textiles and textile art, and anything to do with stitching. Stroud is a thriving and busy branch with monthly meetings and workshops, along with involvement in exhibitions, festivals and visits. Stroud branch is part of the South West region of the Embroiderers' Guild. For more information, visit the branch website at www.stroudinstitches.moonfruit.com
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We are a club that practises karate in a traditional Japanese way, which promotes the health and fitness of body and mind. Karate instils discipline, the feeling of worth and respect, but most of all it's about making new friends, having fun and keeping fit. The club is open to anyone - boy, girl, man or woman, young or old. The first lesson is free so everyone can give karate a try. Classes are held at Brimscombe C of E Primary School on Fridays from 5.30pm-6.45pm. For more information,…
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Frocester Cricket Club is one of the top cricket clubs in Gloucestershire, fielding five teams on a Saturday, with the 1st and 2nd X1s playing in the top division of the West of England Premier League. The 3rd X1 play in Division 2 of the Gloucestershire County League, whilst the 4th and 5th X1s play in the Stroud League.  With two delightful cricket grounds, Pounds Close and St Peters, playing or watching cricket at Frocester is always enjoyable. The enviable youth structure consists of three U11 teams, two…
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The scheme is part of Heartstart UK an initiative from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that teaches people from the Stroud area emergency first aid and life saving skills such as CPR for free. For further information, call 07811 408785, email heartstartstroudvalleys@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.community.stroud.gov.uk
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Children are never too young to learn martial arts and Ninja Tots & Ninja Kids runs classes in the south Cotswolds for children aged from two up to 11. The classes, which are held at a number of locations including in Cirencester and Stroud, teach children good behaviour, manners, teamwork, ambition, confidence and dedication, whilst giving them a chance to keep fit and have fun. The fun and educational programme helps to build confidence and develop essential skills, with three age-appropriate curriculums: Ninja Nippers run from aged two to…
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Situated just outside Stroud, Oakridge Cricket Club plays in the Cirencester District Cricket Association League on Saturday afternoons in the summer. Friendly fixtures are played on Sundays. New members are always welcome.         To contact the club, call 01285 760375, email steverobbins97@hotmail.com or visit the club website at www.oakridge.ecbstaging.net
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Randwick are a Stroud-based side with three senior sides and an expanding youth set-up all currently playing in the Stroud District Football League. Randwick became a recognised FA Charter Standard Club after years of hard work. Randwick 1sts play at Archway School, Paganhill, Stroud, while the 2nds and 3rds play at Jubilee Fields in Randwick. For more information about the club, contact Phil Stafford on 01453 752149, email phil@staffs.go-plus.net or visit www.clubwebsite.co.uk/randwickfootballclub
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St John Ambulance, Stroud Division, provides first aid and a range of ambulance and other care services to the Stroud community and surrounding areas. We meet every Tuesday evening at our HQ at Daniels Industrial Estate in Stroud from 7.30pm-9pm to do our divisional training and keep our skills up to date. The evening sessions cover a wide variety of subjects, first aid related, and sometimes of wider interest areas. Contact Jim Stokes on 01452 858220 for more details.
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Stroud & District Athletic Club is a local, friendly and professional club based at Archway Sports Hall, Archway, Stroud GL5 4AX, usually meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm. The club boasts a membership of approximately 350, covering an age range from eight to 80-plus, and all athletic disciplines and abilities. Running groups cover all abilities from walk, jog and beginners through to fast and distance running groups.  Archway Sports Hall has ample car parking with changing and shower facilities. If you are interested in joining the club,…
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We are a self-governing organisation working under the umbrella of "The Third Age Trust". We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2014 and currently have over 450 members. U3A is an an organisation where retired or semi-retired people from all walks of life, and all ages (there is no upper or lower age limit) can meet like-minded men and women to expand their knowledge, share interests and acquire new skills. Retired people have gained a lifetime of experience, expertise and know-how from our occupations, professions or hobbies and we…
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Stroud Chess Club, which has enjoyed considerable success in the North Gloucestershire Chess League in recent years, is always on the look-out for new players of all levels. Club nights are held on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Black Book Café, 1 Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HL and occasional social nights are held at various venues during the summer. For more information, contact club secretary Adrian Walker on 07895 683290, email chessmates@sky.com or visit the club website at www.easytorecall.com/stroudchess/
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Founded in 1834, Stroud Choral Society is one of the oldest choral societies in the UK. With a rich history, this friendly group has approximately 130 members rehearsing in Marling School Music Hall in Stroud on Monday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm. The society aims to give two major concerts a year with a professional orchestra, as well as a summer concert and a Christmas concert. Huw Williams is the musical director and conductor. His wealth of musical experience, combined with his sense of humour, energy and an apparently unlimited…
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Stroud Civic Society is for everyone who cares about their surroundings in the Five Stroud Valleys. Stroud Civic Society is committed to the preservation and protection of our heritage, but also concerned about the quality of new development. We keep an eye out for planning applications and make representations as necessary. In some cases our views on proposals are formally sought by local authorities. On contentious issues, the society makes its views known to the relevant planning authorities and through the media. We participate at public inquiries and…
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Stroud Hockey Club caters for all ages and playing standards, but above all, it has a sociable and friendly atmosphere and it's a great place to meet people and make new friends. The club runs three men's teams; two ladies teams; a Badgers (boys) team; a Vixens (girls) team; a mixed team; three indoor teams and a thriving junior hockey section. Most matches are played on a Saturday, with home games on an astroturf pitch at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stratford Road, Stroud. Indoor hockey games are…
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Dating back originally to 1967, Stroud Light Music Choir were formed by the amalgamation of a local ladies’ choir and a male voice choir. The choir gives concert performances of light opera and operetta in the spring and autumn at Stroud Subscription Rooms. For more information, email thesecretary@stroudlightmusic.org.uk
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Stroud Local History Society, which currently has over 80 members, holds monthly meetings indoors from September to April, on the local history in Stroud and surrounding area. Meetings are normally held at the St Laurence Church Hall in The Shambles, Stroud, and various visits are also arranged during the summer. Membership is open to anyone interested in the local history of Stroud. For more information, visit the society's website at www.stroudlocalhistorysociety.org.uk
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The club was founded in 1953 and has been very active ever since. The objects of the club are to arrange a programme of rambling, youth hostelling, caving, mountain walking, cycling, pony trekking and other outdoor pursuits. The club also aims to encourage a greater knowledge, love and care of nature and of the countryside. Stroud Rambling Club is an independent organisation affiliated to The Ramblers Association for insurance purposes and does not necessarily hold its views. For more information, contact membership secretary Jonathan Fowler on 01453 765490 or email…
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Stroud Valleys Community Car Club provides members with flexible access to cars as and when they need them, without the costs and hassle of car ownership. The club provides 24-hour access to cars located in key convenient local areas including Cainscross, Bisley Road, and Slad Road. A Vauxhall Corsa hatchback, a Kia Picanto and a Zafira people carrier are available and can be booked out at short notice for one hour or more. The club owns, maintains and insure the cars - you just book and drive! If you…
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The Thames Head Singers, based in the Stroud area, is a mixed voice chamber choir founded in 1980, performing a wide repertoire of music from classical and sacred to traditional and modern. The group aims to achieve high singing standards and enjoy ourselves at the same time. Every year we perform several concerts and sing choral services at cathedrals. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Brimscombe School, Stroud, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The choir’s musical director, Andrew Hopwood, studied voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire and worked for 20 years as a…
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Directed by Philip Colls, this Stroud-based choir, was founded in 1960 by the late Mark Foster. One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment. We have given concerts near Barcelona and in south-western France, in Crete, in the abbey on Iona, in North Germany and at the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival. For more information on The Cappella singers, visit the website at www.cappellasingers.co.uk
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The Cotswold Players gave their first performance in Amberley in 1911 and in the early years they toured their plays to the villages around Stroud, setting up stage at schools and village halls. In the early 1920s, John Masefield (later Poet Laureate) was very active with the Players as playwright, co-producer and later as president.  Theatrical history was made in 1922 when The Cotswold Players became the first actors to take a play to one of HM Prisons, when they presented Jerome K Jerome's The Passing of…
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UkeStroud is a friendly group of people who live in or near the Stroud Valleys who like to have fun playing ukulele. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month (and the fifth Thursday if there is one) at Pitchcombe Village Hall at 8pm for two hours of music. The cost is £2 including tea or coffee and biscuits. UkeStroud started as a spin-off from the UkeGlos group in Cheltenham. It has players of all ages and abilities and newcomers are always made…
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The association is based in Stroud and chief instructor Sensei Nick Quilliam Renshi 7th Dan has been training, competing in and teaching traditional Wado-Ryu Karate-Do since 1969.  The WKA has a number of classes for both adults and children in various locations throughout Gloucestershire, with clubs in Stroud, Bussage, Eastington, Stonehouse, Gloucester and Nailsworth. It also holds, and takes part in, several events throughout the year at these locations, as well as at other clubs both locally and throughout the country. Nick Quilliam trained with three of the…
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Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre, Stroud

Bell House, Wallbridge Lock, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3JS
Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre, Stroud
The Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre displays information on the restoration of the canal between Stonehouse and Brimscombe Port.  Open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm; Saturday 10am- 4pm and at any time that the green flag is flying! feel free to pop in for a chat.

Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

Parliament Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1LW
The Cotswold Playhouse is a 156-seat theatre set in the heart of Stroud. The home of the Cotswold Players, it hosts plays by local amateur dramatics groups, as well as other productions and events.

Dunkirk Mill Centre, near Nailsworth

Stroud Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HH
The Dunkirk Mill Centre offers a wonderful opportunity to see a see a massive working water wheel directly powering a rare piece of historic textile machinery. The overshot wheel, 12ft wide and 13ft in diameter, was installed in the mill in 1855 as part of the last major rebuilding programme carried out during its time as a woollen mill. It was made and installed by James Ferrabee of Stroud, having a mainly cast iron frame with 40 steel buckets. The wheel is operated regularly on opening days (subject…

Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud

Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BB
Lansdown Hall & Gallery is a fully licensed community venue in Lansdown, close to Stroud town centre. This historic building started life as a temperance hall in 1879 and has had a rather chequered history since then! The venue is run by a voluntary, charitable organisation, which leases the building from Stroud Town Council. The council is committed to refurbishing and improving the building and its facilities over the next few years.    
Gloucestershire author Laurie Lee grew up in the Gloucestershire village of Slad, near Stroud. His most famous novel, Cider with Rosie, which describes his childhood in the period soon after the First World War, has sold over six million copies worldwide. Laurie Lee died in 1997, aged 82, and to celebrate this centenary of the author's birth in 2014, the new Laurie Lee Wood has been created in the Slad Valley by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust which bought the three-hectare woodland from the author's family. It is…

Museum in the Park, Stroud

Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF
Museum in the Park, Stroud
Set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, the Museum in the Park is situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s mansion house and tells the fascinating story of the Stroud district’s rich and diverse history. With over 4,000 objects on display, including dinosaur bones, historical paintings and even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there is something to spark the interest of everyone. Many of the museum's rooms contain interactives and toys, and some even sport peep holes into the cabinets…
Set in a picturesque park location, Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud offers a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Inside the leisure centre you will find a swimming pool, gym, group exercise classes, sports hall, squash courts, sauna and steam room, meeting rooms and café bar. Outside there is an astroturf pitch, tennis courts and the fantastic outdoor swimming pool. The gym offers members the latest Precor fitness equipment which is supplemented by a varied group exercise programme. The six-court sports hall offers everything from badminton to basketball,…

Stroud Open Air Pool

Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF
Stroud's spring water-filled outdoor pool, which first opened in 1936, is open during the summer months as a refreshing alternative to the indoor pool at Stratford Park Leisure Centre.

The Subscription Rooms, Stroud

George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AE
The Subscription Rooms is a handsome late Regency building in the heart of Stroud and hosts year-round arts and entertainment, exhibitions, markets and meetings. Built in 1833 by public subscription, the venue still plays an important part in the community and is now owned and managed by Stroud District Council. The Ballroom seats up to 450 people and presents all kinds of popular and classical concerts and occasional theatre performances. The sprung dance floor makes it a popular venue for dances and dance classes. The George Room on…

Vue Stroud

Merrywalks Centre, 19-20 Merrywalks, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1RY
The cinema's six screens are all equipped with stunning Sony 4K Digital Projection and awesome Dolby Digital surround sound. A variety of ticket offers and discounts mean there's something to suit every type of film fan. Vue also offers live theatre and special music events on the big screen and VIP upgrades for when you fancy a real cinema treat.

Woodchester Mansion

Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TS
Woodchester Mansion
This 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece, situated five miles south of Stroud, was mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. The Grade 1 Listed building has been saved from dereliction, but will never be completed. Visitors to Woodchester Mansion walk through an extraordinary architectural exhibit and its carvings are among the finest of their kind in the world. The mansion, which is home to two colonies of rare bats, has featured in a number of…

Burleigh Court Hotel, near Minchinhampton

Burleigh, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL5 2PF

Bear of Rodborough Hotel, Stroud

Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE

Balti Spice, Stroud

17 Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG
Indian restaurant & takeaway

Bengal Balti, Stroud

60 Bath Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3JY
Indian & Bangladeshi takeaway  

Bisley House, Stroud

Bisley House, Middle Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1DZ

Bistro 15, Stroud

15 George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3DP
  • T: 01453 751117

Black Book Café, Stroud

The Silver Rooms, Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HL

Ciao Eatalia, Stroud

The Maltings, Merrywalks, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QA

Dinner at Six, Stroud

6 Union Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HE

Fat Toni's Pizzeria, Stroud

26 Gloucester Street , Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG

Fortune Takeaway, Stroud

16 Westward Road , Cainscross, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4JQ
  • T: 01453 759298 (fish and chip shop), 01453 762575 (Chinese takeaway)

JRooL Bistro, Stroud

12 Union Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HE

Kendrick Street Deli, Stroud

1 Kendrick Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AQ

Kitsch Coffee & Wine Bar, Stroud

Ebley Wharf, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4UQ
  • T: 01453 297916

Lavender Bakehouse & Coffee Shop, Chalford

20 London Road, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8NW

Milano's Coffee House, Stroud

13 Russell Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AB
  • T: 01453 752323

Mills Café, Stroud

55 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AS
  • T: 01453 752222

Munchinhampton, Minchinhampton

3 West End, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9JA

No 23 Bar & Bistro, Stroud

23 Nelson Street , Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HH
  • T: 01453 298525

Penny Farthing Café, Stroud

14 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AZ
  • T: 01453 765694

Rajdoot, Stroud

16 Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG

Shorthorn Coffee House, Minchinhampton

3 Market Square, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9BW
  • T: 01453 886855

Sorrento Restaurante & Pizzeria, Stroud

Russell Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AJ
Italian restaurant & pizzeria (takeaway available)

Spice House, Stroud

22 Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG

Star Anise Arts Café, Stroud

Open House, Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG

The Bay Tree Café, Stonehouse

52 High Street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 2NA
  • T: 07790 416414

The Big Fish, Stroud

24 Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HH
  • T: 01453 753332

The Black Horse Inn, Amberley

Littleworth, Amberley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5AL
  • T: 01453 872556

The Café Above, Walkers the Bakers, Stroud

1 Threadneedle Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AF
  • T: 01453 762441

The Carpenters Arms, Miserden

Miserden, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA

The Greyhound Café & Bar, Stroud

Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG
  • T: 01453 763421

The Kitchen, Minchinhampton

7 High Street, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9BN

The Lamb Inn, Eastcombe

Dr Crouchs Road, Eastcombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7DN
  • T: 01452 770261

The Old Fleece, near Stroud

Rooksmoor Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5NB

The Old Nelson, Stroud

Stratford Lodge, Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF

The Pavillion, Brimscombe

London Road, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2TL
  • T: 01453 886510
Indian restaurant

The Ram Inn, Old Bussage

Old Bussage, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8BB

The Ram Inn, South Woodchester

South Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5EL
  • T: 01453 873329

The Retreat At Stroud

28 Church Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1JL

The Stirrup Cup, Bisley

Cheltenham Road, Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7BL

The Vine Tree, Randwick

Randwick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6JA

The Woolpack Inn, Slad

Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QA

Woodruffs Organic Café, Stroud

24 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AJ
The neighbouring Gloucestershire villages of Brimscombe and Thrupp, near Stroud, joined footballing forces in the late 1970s and are currently riding on the crest of a wave. After earning promotion to the Hellenic Premier Division from Division One West in March 2013, Brimscombe and Thrupp, known as The Lilywhites, made their first-ever appearance in the FA Cup in 2014 when the entertained Windsor in the preliminary round at The Meadow on Saturday, August 30. Brimscombe AFC were originally formed in 1886 - the same year as the…
Cotswold Allrunners was founded in March 2009 when a group of 20 runners had been meeting regularly through the winter at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud and it was decided the area was ready for a new running club. The club has steadily grown since and now has more than 100 members. The Cotswold Allrunners' support team has also grown, and now comprises three fully qualified UK Athletics coaches, four qualified Leaders in Running Fitness, and several very experienced runners who are always looking after…
The Stroud branch of the Embroiderers' Guild welcomes anyone interested in stitch, no matter your level of skill. We are a friendly group with a common love of embroidery, textiles and textile art, and anything to do with stitching. Stroud is a thriving and busy branch with monthly meetings and workshops, along with involvement in exhibitions, festivals and visits. Stroud branch is part of the South West region of the Embroiderers' Guild. For more information, visit the branch website at www.stroudinstitches.moonfruit.com
We are a club that practises karate in a traditional Japanese way, which promotes the health and fitness of body and mind. Karate instils discipline, the feeling of worth and respect, but most of all it's about making new friends, having fun and keeping fit. The club is open to anyone - boy, girl, man or woman, young or old. The first lesson is free so everyone can give karate a try. Classes are held at Brimscombe C of E Primary School on Fridays from 5.30pm-6.45pm. For more information,…
Frocester Cricket Club is one of the top cricket clubs in Gloucestershire, fielding five teams on a Saturday, with the 1st and 2nd X1s playing in the top division of the West of England Premier League. The 3rd X1 play in Division 2 of the Gloucestershire County League, whilst the 4th and 5th X1s play in the Stroud League.  With two delightful cricket grounds, Pounds Close and St Peters, playing or watching cricket at Frocester is always enjoyable. The enviable youth structure consists of three U11 teams, two…
The scheme is part of Heartstart UK an initiative from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that teaches people from the Stroud area emergency first aid and life saving skills such as CPR for free. For further information, call 07811 408785, email heartstartstroudvalleys@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.community.stroud.gov.uk
Children are never too young to learn martial arts and Ninja Tots & Ninja Kids runs classes in the south Cotswolds for children aged from two up to 11. The classes, which are held at a number of locations including in Cirencester and Stroud, teach children good behaviour, manners, teamwork, ambition, confidence and dedication, whilst giving them a chance to keep fit and have fun. The fun and educational programme helps to build confidence and develop essential skills, with three age-appropriate curriculums: Ninja Nippers run from aged two to…
Situated just outside Stroud, Oakridge Cricket Club plays in the Cirencester District Cricket Association League on Saturday afternoons in the summer. Friendly fixtures are played on Sundays. New members are always welcome.         To contact the club, call 01285 760375, email steverobbins97@hotmail.com or visit the club website at www.oakridge.ecbstaging.net
Randwick are a Stroud-based side with three senior sides and an expanding youth set-up all currently playing in the Stroud District Football League. Randwick became a recognised FA Charter Standard Club after years of hard work. Randwick 1sts play at Archway School, Paganhill, Stroud, while the 2nds and 3rds play at Jubilee Fields in Randwick. For more information about the club, contact Phil Stafford on 01453 752149, email phil@staffs.go-plus.net or visit www.clubwebsite.co.uk/randwickfootballclub
St John Ambulance, Stroud Division, provides first aid and a range of ambulance and other care services to the Stroud community and surrounding areas. We meet every Tuesday evening at our HQ at Daniels Industrial Estate in Stroud from 7.30pm-9pm to do our divisional training and keep our skills up to date. The evening sessions cover a wide variety of subjects, first aid related, and sometimes of wider interest areas. Contact Jim Stokes on 01452 858220 for more details.
Stroud & District Athletic Club is a local, friendly and professional club based at Archway Sports Hall, Archway, Stroud GL5 4AX, usually meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm. The club boasts a membership of approximately 350, covering an age range from eight to 80-plus, and all athletic disciplines and abilities. Running groups cover all abilities from walk, jog and beginners through to fast and distance running groups.  Archway Sports Hall has ample car parking with changing and shower facilities. If you are interested in joining the club,…
We are a self-governing organisation working under the umbrella of "The Third Age Trust". We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2014 and currently have over 450 members. U3A is an an organisation where retired or semi-retired people from all walks of life, and all ages (there is no upper or lower age limit) can meet like-minded men and women to expand their knowledge, share interests and acquire new skills. Retired people have gained a lifetime of experience, expertise and know-how from our occupations, professions or hobbies and we…
Stroud Chess Club, which has enjoyed considerable success in the North Gloucestershire Chess League in recent years, is always on the look-out for new players of all levels. Club nights are held on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Black Book Café, 1 Nelson Street, Stroud GL5 2HL and occasional social nights are held at various venues during the summer. For more information, contact club secretary Adrian Walker on 07895 683290, email chessmates@sky.com or visit the club website at www.easytorecall.com/stroudchess/
Founded in 1834, Stroud Choral Society is one of the oldest choral societies in the UK. With a rich history, this friendly group has approximately 130 members rehearsing in Marling School Music Hall in Stroud on Monday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm. The society aims to give two major concerts a year with a professional orchestra, as well as a summer concert and a Christmas concert. Huw Williams is the musical director and conductor. His wealth of musical experience, combined with his sense of humour, energy and an apparently unlimited…
Stroud Civic Society is for everyone who cares about their surroundings in the Five Stroud Valleys. Stroud Civic Society is committed to the preservation and protection of our heritage, but also concerned about the quality of new development. We keep an eye out for planning applications and make representations as necessary. In some cases our views on proposals are formally sought by local authorities. On contentious issues, the society makes its views known to the relevant planning authorities and through the media. We participate at public inquiries and…
Stroud Hockey Club caters for all ages and playing standards, but above all, it has a sociable and friendly atmosphere and it's a great place to meet people and make new friends. The club runs three men's teams; two ladies teams; a Badgers (boys) team; a Vixens (girls) team; a mixed team; three indoor teams and a thriving junior hockey section. Most matches are played on a Saturday, with home games on an astroturf pitch at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stratford Road, Stroud. Indoor hockey games are…
Dating back originally to 1967, Stroud Light Music Choir were formed by the amalgamation of a local ladies’ choir and a male voice choir. The choir gives concert performances of light opera and operetta in the spring and autumn at Stroud Subscription Rooms. For more information, email thesecretary@stroudlightmusic.org.uk
Stroud Local History Society, which currently has over 80 members, holds monthly meetings indoors from September to April, on the local history in Stroud and surrounding area. Meetings are normally held at the St Laurence Church Hall in The Shambles, Stroud, and various visits are also arranged during the summer. Membership is open to anyone interested in the local history of Stroud. For more information, visit the society's website at www.stroudlocalhistorysociety.org.uk
The club was founded in 1953 and has been very active ever since. The objects of the club are to arrange a programme of rambling, youth hostelling, caving, mountain walking, cycling, pony trekking and other outdoor pursuits. The club also aims to encourage a greater knowledge, love and care of nature and of the countryside. Stroud Rambling Club is an independent organisation affiliated to The Ramblers Association for insurance purposes and does not necessarily hold its views. For more information, contact membership secretary Jonathan Fowler on 01453 765490 or email…
Stroud Valleys Community Car Club provides members with flexible access to cars as and when they need them, without the costs and hassle of car ownership. The club provides 24-hour access to cars located in key convenient local areas including Cainscross, Bisley Road, and Slad Road. A Vauxhall Corsa hatchback, a Kia Picanto and a Zafira people carrier are available and can be booked out at short notice for one hour or more. The club owns, maintains and insure the cars - you just book and drive! If you…
The Thames Head Singers, based in the Stroud area, is a mixed voice chamber choir founded in 1980, performing a wide repertoire of music from classical and sacred to traditional and modern. The group aims to achieve high singing standards and enjoy ourselves at the same time. Every year we perform several concerts and sing choral services at cathedrals. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Brimscombe School, Stroud, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The choir’s musical director, Andrew Hopwood, studied voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire and worked for 20 years as a…
Directed by Philip Colls, this Stroud-based choir, was founded in 1960 by the late Mark Foster. One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment. We have given concerts near Barcelona and in south-western France, in Crete, in the abbey on Iona, in North Germany and at the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival. For more information on The Cappella singers, visit the website at www.cappellasingers.co.uk
The Cotswold Players gave their first performance in Amberley in 1911 and in the early years they toured their plays to the villages around Stroud, setting up stage at schools and village halls. In the early 1920s, John Masefield (later Poet Laureate) was very active with the Players as playwright, co-producer and later as president.  Theatrical history was made in 1922 when The Cotswold Players became the first actors to take a play to one of HM Prisons, when they presented Jerome K Jerome's The Passing of…
UkeStroud is a friendly group of people who live in or near the Stroud Valleys who like to have fun playing ukulele. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month (and the fifth Thursday if there is one) at Pitchcombe Village Hall at 8pm for two hours of music. The cost is £2 including tea or coffee and biscuits. UkeStroud started as a spin-off from the UkeGlos group in Cheltenham. It has players of all ages and abilities and newcomers are always made…
The association is based in Stroud and chief instructor Sensei Nick Quilliam Renshi 7th Dan has been training, competing in and teaching traditional Wado-Ryu Karate-Do since 1969.  The WKA has a number of classes for both adults and children in various locations throughout Gloucestershire, with clubs in Stroud, Bussage, Eastington, Stonehouse, Gloucester and Nailsworth. It also holds, and takes part in, several events throughout the year at these locations, as well as at other clubs both locally and throughout the country. Nick Quilliam trained with three of the…
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