The Vernon Hanbury – Restaurant/Pub/Accommodation
The Vernon in Hanbury reopened on 1st August 2012 after a £1.5 million renovation. The restaurant is located in the rural parish of Hanbury within traditional Worcestershire countryside, surrounded by scenic views to the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. In addition to farming, tourism is now a significant local industry, with the National Trusts Hanbury Hall attracting visitors from far and wide to the village.
Hanbury is situated between the market town of Bromsgrove and Spa town of Droitwich. Both towns have good road communication links with the A38 giving direct access to Junction 1 of the M42 Motorway and Junction 4 of the M5 Motorway. Main line train stations at each town have regular services to Birmingham and Worcester stations. The picturesque towns of Stratford On Avon and Warwick are easily accessible.
The Vernon boasts a fine management team which includes a French experienced Maitre d’ who is an expert in fine wines and champagne together with a passionate team of chefs. Fresh local produce is used wherever possible and the free house status of The Vernon ensures only the best choices of ingredients and products on offer to its customers. In April 2013 The Vernon achieved 4 star AA rating and Head Chef Rob Powells first Rosette award.
The 18th Century building is set in 20 acres of beautiful Worcestershire countryside and is renowned as the “Birthplace of the Archers”. The creator of The Archers Godfrey Baseley often drank in the pub and many of the original characters are supposedly based on inhabitants of the village.
Alvechurch-born Baseley, who died in February 1997 at the age of 92, first hit on the idea for the Archers after attending a meeting at Birmingham Council Chamber at which a farmer suggested a country-based soap serial.He took up the idea and The Archers was first heard in the Midland region in spring 1950 and then nationally on the old Light programme from New Year’s Day 1951.Within two years the daily audience following the lives of Dan and Doris Archer and their neighbours at Ambridge had risen to nine and a half million. The Archers is now loved and followed globally and is particularly popular in Canada.
If you would like to find out more about what The Vernon can offer you on your visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff via the contact forms on this site, emailing our management team via firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us via telephone on 01527 821236.
The Vernon is operated by a Droitwich based company called Vernon Leisure Limited