SPECIAL OFFER FOR HOLIDAYS FOR TWO BOOKED IN MAY - Stay three nights and have a free evening meal.
A warm welcome is waiting for you in the comfortable en-suite accommodation in our home, which dates from the 19th century and is in the historic village of Wellesbourne.
 A Freshly Baked Bread Breakfast at Apothecarys B&B
A Freshly Baked Bread Breakfast at Apothecarys B&B
Wellesbourne Village
Wellesbourne Village Square
Walk along the River Dene at Wellesbourne
Walk along the River Dene at Wellesbourne
Country Walk around Wellesbourne
Country Walk around Wellesbourne
Come and stay with us, enjoy the charm of the area and relax while we look after you.
A first–class BREAKFAST, made up of local and organic produce where possible. ENGLISH BACON and award winning sausages from the village butcher, FREE RANGE EGGS from a local farm together with locally grown mushrooms.
All the BREAD is HOME-BAKED and the marmalade is also home-made.
Lounge Chair at The Apothecary's B&B, Wellesbourne  
We also provide EVENING MEAL if you would like one. This does need to be pre-booked before you come to us. We use home-grown vegetables and fruit in season, when available, from our garden.
You will see from the photographs on this web-site that there are many attractive areas around Wellesbourne. We have many country walks within just a few minutes from the house. So, if you like walking, bring your boots and step out from the house to explore the local countryside. We have some maps we will be happy to lend you, too.
You may wonder why the house is called the Old Dispensary. Well, the story goes that in the early 1800’s, there were two doctors living in the village. Front Garden at The Apothecary's B&B, Wellesbourne One of them, who lived in the Red House in Chestnut Square, which is still there today, had all the wealthy patients in the area. The other, who also lived in Chestnut Square, had very few paying patients. Those who couldn’t pay him, he didn’t visit, but summoned them to his “dispensary” as he called it, which was then just a barn, but is in fact the front of our house. The story continues that his favourite cure was to give them a token and send them round to the Stag’s Head pub to exchange for a pint of ale. The pub is still there and still serving excellent beer, but I am afraid we don’t provide any tokens!
The Gardens at Apothecary's B&B, Wellesbourne
The Gardens at Apothecary's
WELLESBOURNE makes a very good base for exploring the area.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON is only 5 miles away with all its many attractions.
LEAMINGTON SPA and WARWICK with its fantastic castle are about 6 miles ( See “Places or interest” at the top”)
NATIONAL TRUST houses and gardens are all around us and the COTSWOLDS are only about a 30 minute drive away.
Wellesbourne is in close proximity to Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa and Warwick with its fantastic castle (see below).
It is also a good base for the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, the Warwickshire Agricultural College at Moreton Morrell and Compton Verney Art Gallery.
The Dining Room at The Apothecary's B&B, Wellesbourne
Double or twin-bedded rooms Non-smoking
Colour TV with Freeview in rooms
Tea and coffee making facilities
Clock radio alarms
Free WiFi
There is off-road parking for all our guests.
Double occupancy from £65 per room per night
Single occupancy from £45 per person per night
DOUBLE – 3 nights or more, £60 per room per night
EVENING MEAL £18.00 per person 3 courses
We are not licensed, so please bring a bottle of wine with you.
PAYMENT – please note we DO NOT accept credit cards. Cheque or cash only
The historic market town of Warwick with the finest Medieval castle in England. Devastated by the great fire of 1694 Warwick today is a lovely mix of timber framed buildings that escaped the fire, and streets of 18th Century elegance of brick and stone.
St Mary's Church with the famous 14th Century Beauchamp Chapel, the Lord Leycester Hospital, the towns two remaining defences of East Gate and West Gate, three museums and the riverside parks and gardens are just some of the delights of the County town.
Birthplace of William Shakespeare and another of Warwickshire's lovely riverside towns. Visit one of the Stratford theatres, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or The Swan. Follow the Shakespeare Heritage Trail and enjoy the wealth of half timbered buildings in this ancient town.
Take a boat trip on the River Avon or simply enjoy the beautiful gardens which help to make Stratford a regular winner of the "Britain in Bloom" competition.
Warwick Parkway 4 miles 10 mins
Leamington Spa centre 15 miles 15 mins
Coventry city centre 19 miles 27 mins
M4 Junction 15 6 miles 10 mins
Birmingham Airport/NEC 25 miles 34 mins
Birmingham city centre 25 miles 43 mins
Heathrow Airport 93 miles 1hr 37 mins
London city centre 102 miles 1hr 59 mins
Royal Leamington Spa
Leamington grew from a handful of houses and an hotel in 1800 to one of the most fashionable resorts in the country in 1850. Now a prosperous town on the River Leam, famous for the Jephson Gardens and the restored Royal Pump Rooms. Leamington is a beautiful Regency town with an excellent range of shops both large and small.
Kenilworth Castle, one of the grandest and most romantic ruined castles in the country. Once home to the favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester, and now maintained by English Heritage.
Warwickshire also has many fine historic houses and gardens owned by the National Trust, all within an easy drive from Wellesbourne. The National Exhibition Centre is approximately 30 minutes drive, the National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh Park 15 minutes.
For those of our guests who do not have transport, we will gladly arrange for a taxi to meet you from any of the airports or railway stations.
The Garden Chalet at The Apothecary's
The Garden Chalet at The Apothecary's (not for let)
Please Contact:

Mrs Jenny Shorrocks at
Bed & Breakfast
The Old Dispensary
Stratford Road
CV35 9RN
Tel: +44 (0)1789 470060
Email: BandBApothecary@aol.com
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