Tenbury Wells, situated on the banks of the River Teme and marking the border between Worcestershire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, was once said to have been called “my little Town in the Orchard” by Queen Victoria. It is perhaps best known for its annual holly and mistletoe sales which are said to be one of the largest in the country.
The town has a wide range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Tenbury still retains the kind of retailers that are now distant memories in many towns, such as Banfields Ironmongers where you find everything from screws to light bulbs. There is also a fresh fish shop, a range of gift and clothes shops and numerous hairdressers.
Alongside local supermarkets, other specialist food shops supply a range of local produce. The main market day is Tuesday, with a smaller market being held on Fridays & Saturdays. On Tuesday, in addition to stalls in Market Square, visit the Country Market in the scout hut next to the swimming pool. A larger farmers market runs every third Saturday in the month