Leigh Park Hotel & Vineyard
Leigh Park West
BRADFORD ON AVON
Wine Maker: Mumford's Vineyard - Bath
The Leigh Park Hotel is at the top end of of ancient town of Bradford-on-Avon. The house was originally gifted to Elizabeth I
by the Easl of Leicester in 1571. Since then it has been used as a private dwelling and as a hospital before becoming an hotel in the 1970's.
The vineyard was planted
on the Medium Loam soils in 1990 and is now starting to produce a 'house white'. Attractions in the town
include ancient stone-tiled houses, the Saxon Church and the 'Chapel' on the Bridge, once used as the
town prison. |
From the town centre, drive up Mason's Hill along the road signposted BATH. At the top of the hill, follow the Bath Road until you have almost left the town. Then turn right along the road probably marked Bradford Leigh. The hotel is along this road in its own grounds on the right hand side. Nearby vineyards Ashley and Mumford's at Batheaston make for a pleasant tour round the district. Elms Cross Vienyard has closed.