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Tel code: 01453 | code search
Postcode: GL6 | code search
Population: 170
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Birthplace of:
Laurie Lee
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Cultural Britain:
Cider with Rosie Country
Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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Slad village, 2 miles north east of Stroud, lies in a beautiful valley of the Slad Brook amid the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The village originated at Steanbridge, an important crossing of the Slad brook, first recorded in 1353 when it carried the Painswick to Cirencester road. the oldest part of Slad is situated on the slopes of the valley south of the bridge and east of the Stroud to Cheltenham road (now the B4070). The building of this road in 1800 encouraged development; by 1820 there were four or five cottages on the west side of the road, the church and school (1838) were built at the south end of the village, again on the west side. A public house - The Woolpack - was built opposite at about the same time. A Congregational Chapel was built a little to the north of the church in 1867 (now converted into a holiday let) and scattered houses have been built along the main road since the late 19th century. The church - Holy Trinity - of 1834 was designed by Charles Baker of Painswick and consisted of a chancel and nave, a north aisle and porch were added by Benjamin Bucknell in 1869. Slad`s most famous resident was the poet and author Laurie Lee who based his book "Cider with Rosie" on his own life in and around the village; he was a regular at the Woolpack and is buried in the churchyard.



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Tibbiwell Lodge (1.11 miles)

Tibbiwell Lodge
The Tibbiwell Lodge is 200 yards from Painswick Town Centre and nestled into the side of the valley; Tibbiwell Lodge feels as if it is miles from anywhere. With its fantastic views and ... More | visit website
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The Painswick (1.11 miles)

The Painswick
Overlooking the Slad Valley, The Painswick offers accommodation in the village of Painswick, in the Gloucestershire Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The hotel offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. Each room offers garden ... More | visit website
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Cardynham House (1.18 miles)

Cardynham House

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A late 15th century wool merchants House, Cardynham House is located in the centre of Painswick in the Cotswold countryside. All rooms are themed and have a four poster or ... More

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St Michaels Restaurant & B&B (1.21 miles)

St Michaels Restaurant & B&B
Situated in the village of Painswick in the heart of The Cotswolds, St Michaels is a family run hotel with an excellent restaurant serving fresh, English food lovingly cooked using French techniques
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Falcon Hotel (1.25 miles)

Falcon Hotel
The Falcon Inn and Hotel is situated in the heart of the legendary Cotswold countryside, in picturesque Painswick, the 'Queen of the Cotswolds'. The village is famous for it's unspoilt beauty and friendly welcome, and ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Stroud (2.14 miles)

Conveniently located just 1 mile from Stroud town centre for shops and local amenities. Local Cotswolds attractions include the historic town of Gloucester and Cheltenham city centre. Our Stroud Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website
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Imperial Hotel (2.22 miles)

Imperial Hotel

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The Imperial is situated in the Cotswold town of Stroud, which lies surrounded by rural beauty where 5 rivers and streams and their wooded valleys converge. From its position in the centre ... More


Pretoria Villa (2.35 miles)

Pretoria Villa
Pretoria Villa Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian Cotswold Stone home, situated in the peaceful village of Eastcombe which lies above the beautiful Toadsmoor Valley. The B&B is situated down a quiet country lane, yet only ... More
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Bear of Rodborough (3.46 miles)

Bear of Rodborough

In the historic south-west corner of the Cotswolds, high above Stroud on the wilds of Rodborough Common, stands the handsome Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Originally built in the 17th century, this former coaching inn provided ... More | visit website

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Hatton Court Hotel (3.65 miles)

Hatton Court Hotel

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This hotel is tucked away behind a bank of trees, on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, between the city of Gloucester and Painswick. A former splendid Cotswold home, at Hatton ... More

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