Explore the Town

Nailsworth is a thriving, beautiful, artistic town with a wide variety of shops and places of interest. Nestling in a wooded valley, Nailsworth stands at the union of two valleys. It is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, pubs, cafes and food outlets including Hobbs House Bakery owned by the famous “Fabulous Baker Brothers” and William’s Fishmarket & Foodhall.

Nailsworth also has its own Farmers Market every 4th Saturday of the month.

There are many small individual shops offering an amazing variety of goods, and as a fair-trade town there are items from across the globe. There are numerous Antique and Artisan shops, many selling items made within the premises. One of the focal points for artistic activities is Ruskin Mill, which is set in beautiful organic water gardens.

Nailsworth was once an important Cotswold Mill town, having the largest number of working water wheels per square mile in the country, with many of these open to the public. The Dunkirk Mill Centre, Gigg Mill and St Mary’s continue to have open days or you can relax in Egypt Mill Hotel and Restaurant, that retains its two working water wheels.

Food and wine purveyors in the area, include Raffles Fine Wine which has an excellent selection of wines, a Morrison’s Super market (1 minute walk) a Co-Op (3 minutes walk) and Tesco Express/Post Office (3 minutes walk).