Our village offers a variety of activities and attractions – there is something for everyone.
At the centre of the village is Prema, a vibrant arts centre which exhibits artists’ work, hosts concerts and drama and offers art, craft and music activities and courses for all ages. It also has a fantastic child-friendly café selling good coffee, a variety of teas and delicious home-baked cakes and snacks.
Uley Bury is 33 acres and 235m above sea level, and not only provides walks and scenic views all the way to the Severn Vale, it also has an interesting historical background. It dates from around 300BC and was used by a Celtic tribe.
For more history, walk the short distance to Uley Long Barrow, better known as Hetty Peglers Tump, reputedly named after Hester Peggler, the land owner’s wife in the 17th century. Around 5000 years ago, in Neolithic times, it would have been used for the ritualistic burial of the dead. Now it has been renovated so that is possible to actually go inside. Watch a video clip from BBC News Gloucestershire.
At the top of the village is the Old Crown Pub, which is renowned for its Uley Bitter and Pigs Ear supplied by Uley Brewery. Lunches and dinners are also served at set times, and the pub has a large family-friendly garden. It’s the ideal place for stopping at after a long walk around Uley itself.
St Giles Church was built in 1858 on the site of an older church. Now Grade II listed, it has an interesting history. In 2008-9 Uley villagers clubbed together to restore the clock in the tower and it now chimes on the hour and can be heard across the valley.