Bearley is a village and civil parish some five miles north of Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire, England. It is bounded by Wootton Wawen in the north, Snitterfield to the east, and Aston Cantlow to the south and west.
It has a church and village hall, and there is local employment in retail, light industry and a nursing home. The village also has a sports and social club.
1. Visit Bearley Vineyard
Bearley Vineyard is a family run winery that produces white, rose and red English wines. Tours are offered for tasting and a chance to see how the grapes grow in this beautiful landscape.
Children are encouraged to get involved in the vineyard with dressing up as pirates, treasure hunts and cannon firings. The vineyard also offers a range of tours and sailings that are suitable for all ages.
The village has a church, village shop and a pub. There is limited local employment with most people working in Stratford-upon-Avon or other towns and cities. The village is served by a request stop on the Leamington to Stratford-upon-Avon railway line. There are also regular bus services.
2. Visit Bearley Park
Bearley Park is a great playground for kids. It offers a climbing frame, fireman’s pole, tunnel, cargo net and ladders. There are also a few swings for younger children and a zip wire. The park is located in a field and offers plenty of shade.
The village has a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy including a WI group, a short mat bowls club and a cricket and football team. The village also has a church and community hall.
Bearley station is a rural halt on the Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon line. The station is a request stop, meaning passengers must signal to the driver when they are ready to board and alight. There are additional services which pass through the village but don’t stop at the station.
3. Visit Bearley Green
Bearley Green is a popular attraction in the village, offering a range of activities and attractions for visitors. This includes a picnic area with a children’s playground, a cafe, and a car park. The green also offers a range of walking trails.
Those looking to stay in the area can find a variety of accommodation options in Bearley. Some of the most popular include the Pendle Inn, which offers stylish rooms and a gourmet restaurant.
The village is served by Bearley railway station, which is a rural halt with one platform. The station is located along the Leamington to Stratford-upon-Avon line and is operated by Chiltern Railways. Services operate daily, with five trains running each way between Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. The station is a request stop, so passengers must make themselves known to the driver and guard upon boarding or alighting.
4. Visit Bearley Church
Bearley village is a small rural community with a church, village hall and sports and social club. The village is also home to the Friends of Bearley Village (FoBV), a charity established in July 2013 that promotes and holds events and activities for local residents.
The village’s historic church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. Its nave is probably from the end of the 12th century and its chancel may be from the 13th or 14th century. It has an octagonal font dating from the 15th century.
The village is served by a rural halt on the Leamington to Stratford-upon-Avon line, with minimal station facilities. The station is a request stop, and passengers must make themselves known to the guard or driver upon boarding and alighting.
5. Visit Bearley Museum
Bearley Museum is a small rural station in South Warwickshire. It serves as a request stop on the Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon line, and is operated by Chiltern Railways. There is a single platform and a simple waiting shelter.
Guests can follow costumed guides as they escort groups through the museum. Or, they can listen to audiotape tours that are available from the visitor center. They can also touch and pick up exhibits as they explore the house.
For an even more immersive experience, visitors can join a weekend house party hosted by Lord and Lady Bearsted. During this time, they can see rare porcelains and paintings by artists like Stubbs and El Greco. They can also stroll through the garden, which is being restored to its 1930s heyday.