To commemorate the highly acclaimed British Asparagus Festival throughout May and early June why not enjoy the area’s famous delicacy in a unique Asparagus experience around the Vale of Evesham. Now into its 9th year each tour comes complete with an Asparaguide to highlight the area and to provide an informative and fun insight into this majestic green vegetable.

Itinerary

The guide meets the coach at the country park then we go to the Fleece at Bretforton where the passengers have morning coffee/tea. The landlord, Nigel Smith, gives an amusing talk about the history of the Fleece and its links with the Asparagus Festival and the Asparagus auction. The coach heads through the Littletons towards Evesham for the lunch break. Passengers can enjoy an asparagus lunch at different venues. In the afternoon we head across to Revill’s farm shop at Defford – passengers meet Darren Hedges, the manager, who takes them to an asparagus field, explains the cultivation of asparagus and answers any questions the passengers may have. They then have time to visit the shop and tea room (sometimes Darren organises a cookery demo but this is not always possible). The coach heads back to the Country Park.

Pick up points

Wednesday 11 May

Pick up Points 1

  • Bourneville Opposite Cadbury World
  • Northfield Great Stone Road
  • Rubery Co-op
  • Bromsgrove Bus Station
  • Wychbold The Crown
  • Droitwich Queen Street
  • The Valley

Pick up Points 2

  • Worcester St Johns
  • Worcester Croft Road
  • Worcester The Oak Apple
  • Malvern Link Co-op
  • Great Malvern Library
  • Barnards Green
  • Upton on Severn
  • Pershore Broad Street
  • The Valley

Wednesday 18 May

  • Redditch The Fleece
  • Redditch White Hart
  • Redditch Heathfield Road
  • Redditch Church Green
  • Redditch Studley Road
  • Studley Pioneer
  • Alcester Opp. Police Station
  • The Valley

If you have a group wishing to travel (8+) it may be possible for additional pick up points to be added.

Cost

Adults £13 OAPs £12 Children £10

Price includes the service of an experienced Asparaguide, all transportation and participation of ‘The Asparagus Showcase’. Note: the cost of meals and refreshments is NOT included in this price.

For further details and to book your seats contact:

Dudley’s Coaches

01386 792206

info@dudleys-coaches.co.uk

www.dudleys-coaches.co.uk

Evesham Vale Tour Guides

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