A famous pub which backs onto lovely open fields

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The Saxon Mill pub is in a building which dates back to the 18th century and was originally a working mill, but has since been converted into the modern eatery it is now. The interior of the Saxon Mill features a mix of traditional and modern decor, with exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and contemporary furnishings.

The pub has a warm and inviting atmosphere, with a cozy fireplace and plenty of seating options to choose from. The highlight of the Saxon Mill is undoubtedly its stunning riverside location, with a large outdoor terrace overlooking the river and the surrounding countryside.

Seeing as you're already at the pub, we'd highly recommend taking a stroll through this countryside.

There are a series of trails, some of which follow the peaceful River Avon and some of which cross open fields.

You won't struggle to find a walk of your own, but this nice loop we've drawn will give you a bit of everything. The undoubted highlight of the walk is getting to stroll along a brief section of the River Avon.

The river is approximately 154 km (96 miles) long and has its source in Naseby, Northamptonshire, before flowing through Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, and Tewkesbury, before finally reaching the Bristol Channel at Avonmouth. The River Avon is known for its picturesque scenery, meandering through the rolling hills of the English countryside and passing through many historic towns and villages along the way.

The river is also famous for its association with the poet and playwright William Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and wrote many of his plays with the river as a backdrop. In addition to its natural beauty, the River Avon is also an important waterway for transportation, recreation, and agriculture.

The river is navigable for much of its length, and is used by pleasure boats and commercial vessels, including barges carrying agricultural and industrial goods. The river is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including otters, kingfishers, and herons, as well as a variety of fish species such as brown trout and grayling.

Keep your fingers crossed and you may just spot one of these species!