Timbrell's Yard

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1225 869492
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£98 - £370
per night

Delicious food, stylish bedrooms and very helpful staff come hand in hand at this buzzing little inn that stands on the river Avon


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£98 - £370 per night

The Experience

You’re close to the bridge with beautiful views across the river to the churchyard. Outside, a terrace at the front catches the sun, with this 18th-century listed building standing grandly behind. It’s a lovely spot, good enough for Samuel Spode to paint; a copy of his work hangs here, the real thing waits in the town’s museum.

Inside, you get that winning combination of restful rooms, lovely food and well-kept ales, with cakes and coffee available all day. You’ll find stripped floors, hanging lamps, exposed stone walls, then sofas in front of an open fire. Helpful staff weave about, delivering food that makes you smile, perhaps Dorset crab on toast, pork belly with sea salt crackling, vanilla panna cotta with rhubarb jelly.

Most of the bedrooms have river views, two have baths in the room, mezzanine doubles have window seats where you can watch the river pass. Walk, swim, kayak, wander the town with its ancient buildings.

Timbrell's Yard - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being in the very centre of town but able to walk out in minutes to some stunning countryside, or swim and kayak in the river
  • The attentive staff who are genuinely friendly and can give you advice about where to go and what to do
  • The food – bread baked daily in-house, meat and cheeses from West Country producers
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You should know

  • There are only five parking permits, first come first served, but they do give permits for the station car park over the road
  • Dogs are welcome in the bar and bedrooms but not the restaurant


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £98
Dogs are £10 per night
4 Suites for 3
From £163
10 Doubles
From £98
3 Suites for 2
From £143


Booking information

Check in
From 11am
Check out
Other details
Extra beds for children £20.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast (veggie option available), lunch and dinner £5-£35.


A great place to stay. Well located, and with a superb bar and restaurant. Excellent food, with attentive and easy-going staff made the whole experience one to savour - and repeat ...

L, Winchester

We had such a lovely night here. We stayed in one of the mezzanine rooms which was superb: stylish furnishings, comfy bed and huge windows for the amazing views onto the river. Breakfast was the biggest treat of all (which was served until a leisurely 11am!) with a huge spread of croissants, pain au chocolats, fresh yogurts with compote as well as a full cooked menu with plenty of veggie options. If we find ourselves in lovely Bradford on Avon again, we'll definitely be staying here!

Lillie, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

New visitors to Bradford-on-Avon will be bowled over by the buildings – like a mini-Bath with an impressive history going back to the Romans. The 14th-century Tithe barn, 51 metres long with an amazing timber cruck roof, is one of the largest in England. Lovely walks will take you along the river through woodland and into open countryside. Walk to pretty Freshford for a pint at the inn.

Local points of interest from Rob & Camille Greacen

  • There’s a museum in the town centre where you can discover the heritage of the town and surrounding villages, and if music is more your thing then Bradford on Avon boasts a 300 seat concert hall, renowned for “the finest acoustics outside London”.
  • The Wiltshire Music Centre is at the top of town and hosts more 90 concerts a year featuring world-class folk, jazz and world music artists.
  • There's a Saxon Church just off Church Street, on the opposite side of the river, and as you walk there you’ll go over the Town Bridge and lock up, probably the most familiar part of Bradford on Avon as it appears in nearly every photograph of the town.
  • The 14th Century Tithe Barn on Pound Lane has an amazing timber cruck roof and is considered one of the country’s finest examples of medieval monastic barns.
  • There’s a local swimming pool 50 yards away along the river path towards the station and if you like water but don’t really want to get wet then the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust run regular boat trips between April and October.
  • Bath is only a few minutes away by train (or car) and trains usually run every 15 – 20 minutes. Approximately 50 minutes away is the City of Wells, the smallest city in England with its impressive Cathedral and stunning medieval cobbled street.