An idyllic Cotswold market town, the pretty lanes of Minchinhampton are centred around four streets in the form of a cross with a central Market House and Square.

The quaint streets of Minchinhampton are lined with idyllic Cotswold properties, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The town grew in importance with rapid growth of the woollen cloth industry in the 1790s. Gatcombe Park, the home of Princess Anne, sits on the fringe of the town, hosting its annual horse trials which draws crowds from far afield.  Enveloped by hundreds of acres of stunning National Trust land, the town is well-known for the cattle that freely graze the common and regularly frequent the High Street! The Minchinhampton of today is a thriving market town with a wonderful sense of community, buzzing coffee shops and independent retailers and of course, Murrays’ High Street office.

Places to Stay

The Old Lodge

The Old Lodge sits in an exceptional location on Minchinhampton Common, surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Trust Common land with magnificent valley views. Offering six delightful en-suite rooms and apartments, you can also enjoy locally sourced food and drink served up by the kitchen team. The perfect place to stay after a round or two of golf on the common.

The Bear of Rodborough

Described as a ‘home away from home’, The Bear of Rodborough is less than a five-minute drive from Minchinhampton or a 10 minute walk across the common. Offering stylish rooms, this country hotel even welcomes dogs. The perfect place to stay for a weekend of country walks followed by a light lunch in one of Minchinhampton’s coffee shops or an ideal retreat after a trip to our Minchinhampton office and a busy day of house hunting.

The Ragged Cot

A two-minute drive from Minchinhampton, this delightful independent pub offers nine boutique rooms, one of which is dog friendly. Together with fine dining beside roaring log fires in the winter months and a fabulous garden for summer dining, The Ragged Cot offers the perfect place for a weekend break whilst exploring the local area.

Places to Play

Where to start on this one? Minchinhampton offers something for everyone. From a walk across the common, a drink in one of the many country pubs dotted in the surrounding villages, a visit to Gatcombe Horse Trials, a round of golf on one of the three courses in the local vicinity or enjoying one of the many amateur dramatic performances, the town offers a host of activities for all ages.

For sports enthusiasts, aside from the choice of three golf clubs, Minchinhampton RFU accredited Rugby Club caters for all ages and there is also a flourishing tennis club, numerous dance, pilates and yoga classes and a popular Pony Club.

The annual Country Fayre, now in its 752nd year, is an absolute must and a fabulous event for pulling the whole community together.


The Crown

Newly refurbished in 2023, The Crown offers fantastic seasonal dishes with an array of craft and local ales, all washed down with a fabulous ambience. Located on the High Street , this 18th century building offers the perfect spot to relax with a drink by the fire in the winter months or for the summer months, there’s a stylish enclosed garden to the rear of the pub.

Henry’s Bakehouse Café

In pole position on the Market Square, Henry’s Bakehouse Café offers simple honest goodness, fabulous Barista coffee from local coffee supplier, Rave, organic dairy and locally sourced produce. Run by Henry himself, you can eat-in or take-out. This fabulous family business offers its own home grown range of cheese and organic milk, butter, cream and yogurt, all served up with a big smile from owner and founder, Henry. Open 7 days a week.

The Kitchen

This one’s a favourite with the Murrays’ Minch team. Just two doors up from our High Street office, it puts cake within way too easy reach! Run by husband and wife team, Peter and Assumpta Golding, Peter’s home made cakes must be up there among the finest fayre in the county and there’s also a fabulous selection of home made lunches and a fine cooked breakfast. Booking is advised.


For a small market town, Minchinhampton has a fabulous array of amenities, including a post office, chemist and hairdresser.

L Taylor & Sons

Award winning butcher, L Taylor & Sons pulls crowds from miles around with queues running along West End for Christmas turkey collection! Selling only the finest quality meat with animal welfare high on the agenda, the business first opened its door to the Minchinhampton public nearly 100 years ago, in 1921.

The White Room

Not every market town boasts its own bridal shop and what’s more, stocks dresses designed by its own local designer, Savannah Miller.  Offering an array of stunning handpicked wedding dresses from internationally acclaimed bridal designers, expert guidance for the big day is always on hand.

Market Stores

Selling a range of groceries, sweets, stationery, wine, beer and newspapers, the Market Stores is your ‘proper’ village shop. Well stocked with all the essentials, it has a daily selection of wonderful fresh produce displayed outside the shop.

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