Butchers Lane, Nailsworth

Nailsworth is a town in Gloucestershire, England, lying in one of the Stroud Valleys in the Cotswolds. It has a population of around 6,600 people (2005). The town is visited in the summer by walkers, and the town centre includes restaurants and cafes, two bakers, a delicatessen with a fishmonger, two hardware stores, two butchers, craft shops, bookshops, art galleries and a gardening shop.

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A cycle path follows the route of an old railway line linking the town to Woodchester and Stroud.

Fair trade

Nailsworth is a Fairtrade Town.

Farmers' market

Nailsworth holds a Farmers Market every fourth Saturday in the month.

Sport, Arts & Culture

Brewing returned to the town in 2006 in the form of a micro-brewery Nailsworth Brewery with an associated pub above, The Village Inn.

Every Spring, the town hosts the Nailsworth Festival, during which local artists exhibit in the windows of all the high street shops, there are numerous cultural and street events, and a free music festival ("Nailstock") takes place on one of the playing fields in the town, showcasing local bands.


Nailsworth is part of the local government district of Stroud, an area in which much of the landscape is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The esteemed Cotswold Way walk leads through the area.

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