The Wharf House

Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB | 01452 332 900 enquiries@thewharfhouse.co.uk

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from The Wharf House and Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust.

The Wharf House green credentials are recognised by greentraveller

The Wharf House green credentials are recognised by greentraveller

July 2014

Dubbed 'the first place to look for green holidays' by The Sunday Times, greentraveller.co.uk, a website which hand picks eco-friendly places to stay across Europe, has chosen The Wharf House to feature as a recommendation on its website of places which can be conveniently reached by bike, public transport, train or ferry. What's more, during a recent review by one of the site's expert contributors, The Wharf House was described as 'Tranquil and charming. Ideally placed for a stopover on-route to the South West or for anyone interested in the UK canal network's history. A great hotel... delicious food and stunning views over the River Severn. For more information about greener holidays at The Wharf House see www.greentraveller.co.uk/accommodation/wharf-house-gloucestershire-england.

The Wharf House is awarded four AA Gold Stars

The Wharf House recommended by The Times

July 2013

The Wharf House was honoured to have been included in a Times newspaper article last week, recommended as a place to stay as part of a feature about '20 Great British Weekends'. The city of Gloucester came in at number nine on the list of places, with Gloucester Cathedral, the local farmers' markets, Docks and Three Choirs Festival all getting a mention alongside the AA 4 Gold Star-rated Wharf House accommodation as a place to stay. You'll need to be a subscriber, but can see the full article here: www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/travel/bestofbritain/article3808242.ece

The Wharf House is awarded four AA Gold Stars

Local canal is a wildlife hotspot

June 2013

The restored Over basin and nearby stretch of canal have always been popular with The Wharf House's customers - perfect for an evening stroll before or after dining with us - but recent months have seen a surge of wildlife in the area, with nature lovers coming to enjoy the woodpeckers, kingfishers, bats and even otters. This photo was taken by Tim Randles. Why not come and enjoy a canal-side walk for yourself before dinner? See our restaurant page for details and menus.

The Wharf House is awarded four AA Gold Stars

The Wharf House is awarded four AA Gold Stars

January 2013

The Wharf's House's luxurious accommodation opened in late 2010, and was soon awarded four prestigious AA stars. New for 2013, we are very proud to reveal our stars have been upgraded to 'Gold Star Award' status which, according to the AA website, 'are awarded to the very best of Guest Accommodation'. Find out more about booking a room on our accommodation page.

New ground floor room unveiled

New ground floor room unveiled

December 2012

We're delighted to announce our brand new ground floor superior king accommodation - which offers excellent disabled facilities and wheelchair access, as well as a luxurious spa bath. The room is also dog friendly, so perfect for any guests who wish to bring their four-legged companions along on a trip to The Wharf House. Find out more about booking a room on our accommodation page.

Over Canal Festival 2012

Over Canal Festival 2012 is a storming success

September 2012

Thousands of visitors descended on The Wharf House during the Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2012 weekend, with highlights including heritage boat processions, fun on the water, great food and drink, music and a visit from Prunella Scales and Timothy West - not to mention the official opening of the Vineyard Hill stretch of the canal. The feedback from visitors has been fantastic, we raised much needed funds for the promotion and restoration of the Hereford and Gloucester Canal, and the weekend was one of the most successful events we've held yet.

The Wharf House awarded AA Red Rosette for second year running

Hannah Davis presents Gloucester Rugby Man of the March award

April 2012

The Wharf House's very own Hannah Davis had the honour of presenting the Man of the Match award at Gloucester Rugby this month - given to Tim Molenaar following his great performance against rivals Sale Sharks. Hannah attended the match with the team from Gloucestershire online magazine SoGlos - enjoying a bird's eye view of the action from the Kingsholm Stadium 1873 Club.

The Wharf House awarded AA Red Rosette for second year running

The Wharf House awarded Silver in Green Tourism Business Scheme

October 2011

The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with VisitScotland, it is now the only national scheme to be independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, and The Wharf House is proud to announce it has achieved Silver award recognition under the scheme.

The Wharf House awarded AA Red Rosette for second year running

The Wharf House awarded AA Red Rosette for second year running

October 2011

The Wharf House has been awarded a Red Rosette for a second year running. This means we've been recognised as standing out in our local area in our food preparation, understanding and skill and using good quality ingredients. Find out more about dining in our award-winning venue on our restaurant page.

The Wharf House wins CPRE Award

The Wharf House wins CPRE Award

October 2010

The Campaign To Protect Rural England (CPRE) recognises local projects which are outstanding in their contribution to the environment or to the local community. The CPRE have proudly presented The Wharf House with an award for the restoration of the Over Canal Basin and construction at The Wharf House, as they were greatly impressed by the thought and quality of design apparent in the project.

David Penny, Commercial Director of The Wharf House and Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust, has expressed his delight stating: "This is the second award we have been presented with this month so, for the restoration work to be recognised at the same time as our restaurant's performance, together with The Canal Trust we are humbled and encouraged with the support we are now experiencing".

He went on to thank the huge number of volunteers and businesses that had played a part in it's success: "It is so fitting that this award should come along a few weeks after the 10th Anniversary at the restoration at the Over Canal Basin, the biggest all-volunteer site in the whole country in 1999/2000", opened by Prunella Scales and Timothy West.

The Wharf House awarded AA Red Rosette

The Wharf House awarded AA Red Rosette

October 2010

The Wharf House is proud to have been honoured with the AA's esteemed Red Rosette for culinary excellence, which is the only restaurant in Gloucester to receive this award.

The award was made after the restaurant and rooms were recently assessed for quality and consistent standards of hospitality, service, food and comfort receiving four stars for the newly opened bedrooms.

David Penny, Commercial Director of The Wharf House, expressed his delight stating: "I am very proud of how far we have come over the last five years and receiving this acknowledgement proves the team who have worked so hard have an exciting future".

Find out more about dining in our award-winning venue on our restaurant page.

The Wharf House goes solar

The Wharf House goes solar

September 2010

Extensive work has been completed on the Wharf House roof, where EvoEnergy Ltd have installed 94 photovoltaic panels. These enable us to generate our own renewable energy and so reduce consumption of energy from fossil fuels.

The Wharf House has always had a policy to be as environmentally friendly as possible, regularly composting perishables, recycling glass bottles and jars and adopting high efficiency equipment. We have recently replaced our old cooker with a more efficient induction hob cooker. However, this new development of photovoltaic cells will have the most impact, dramatically decreasing our carbon emissions, another step in making the business more green.

We would like to say a big thank you to Naturesave (www.naturesave.co.uk) for their contribution to this project, to the Community Sustainable Energy Programme who provided a major grant, and to the Carbon Trust for an interest-free loan. This help has been very much appreciated.

Find out more about the project on our photovoltaic panels page.

The Wharf House Accommodation opens

The Wharf House Accommodation opens

March 2010

After a huge amount of work by The Wharf House team, we're delighted to announce the opening of our brand new accommodation - with each room decked out with a range of luxurious facilities. Find out more on our accommodation page.

VIDEO: Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Festival 2015

See highlights from the popular annual event held at The Wharf House, Over Basin and new Vineyard Hill stretch of canal. Once playing, choose '1080p' in the playback settings for full HD quality, and don't miss the full screen option too.

VIDEO: The Wharf House showcase

Take a virtual tour of The Wharf House restaurant, rooms and surrounding area in this video showcase.

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