Great Places To Visit Near Forge 2
Food & Drink
The Red Lion, Culworth
Great modern British cuisine from a passionate kitchen, served in an unspoiled and tastefully restored 18th century public house with a relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff. A short stroll from Forge 2!
Tel: (01295) 760050 www.theredlionculworth.co.uk
The Royal Oak, Eydon
A 17th century free house with real ales, fantastic, seasonal locally sourced food and a great atmosphere!
Tel: (01327) 263167 www.theroyaloakateydon.co.uk
The Three Conies, Thorpe Mandeville
A perfect family pub with something for everyone to enjoy. It is located in the picturesque, untouched village of Thorpe Mandeville.
Tel: (01295) 711025 www.thethreeconies.com
Art & Craft
The Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney
Opening times 09.00 am – 17.00 pm weekdays in school term times. Always worth a visit if you’re in the area. Some stunning contemporary exhibitions in a purpose built gallery. Adult evening classes are also available. Forge 2 generally holds details of the latest exhibition.
Tel: (01295) 711567 www.chenderit.northants.sch.uk
Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire
An award winning art gallery in Warwickshire. A little further than our other listings (about 45 mins by car) but most definitely worth a visit. Transformed from a derelict 18th century mansion into a gallery of international standing, Compton Verney offers a combination of high quality attractions and facilities. The project took ten years to complete and over twenty gallery spaces have been created. A unique venue where art, architecture, landscape and learning fuse to offer the visitor an experience that is completely integrated and accessible.
Tel: (01926) 645500 www.comptonverney.org.uk
History & Heritage
Canons Ashby House and Garden (National Trust), Canons Ashby
A tranquil house and garden first built by the Dryden family during the Elizabethan period, using stone from the Augustinian priory which previously occupied the site. The private church is all that remains of the priory.
Please telephone or check their website for opening times
Tel: (01327) 861900 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby-house
Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave
Three centuries of English history and the ancestral home of the first US president George Washington. The manor houses the largest UK collection of George Washington memorabilia demonstrating the British contribution to the origins of the USA with a separate exhibition on George’s life in the US.
Please telephone or check their website before visiting
Tel: (01295) 760205 www.sulgravemanor.org.uk
Foodie Shopping Favourites
Mumford Butchers, Culworth
This great little shop is a few yards from the gallery. It has been many people’s traditional local butcher for years and years. Famous for delicious sausages and locally reared meat, so don’t forget your cool bag! Please call for opening times.
Tel: (01295) 760212
Sulgrave Village Shop and Post Office
The shop is run as a village co-operative venture providing a selection of quality, locally produced fare not generally found in supermarkets.
Please telephone or check their website for opening times:
Tel: (01295) 760066 www.sulgrave.org