Place:Andoversford, Gloucestershire, England

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NameAndoversford
TypeInhabited place
Located inGloucestershire, England
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Andoversford is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England, about six miles east of Cheltenham. The parish had a population of 668 according to the 2001 census.

The village runs parallel to the A40 and is located on the River Coln. Amenities include a village post office, two community or village halls, a primary school, a pub called the Royal Oak, two local shops and a (mostly disused) animal stock market.

In addition to being servied by its own primary school, the village is in the catchment area for several excellent schools. These include the Charlton Kings Schools, Balcarras (located in Charlton Kings) and the Cotswold School. The village of Andoversford is located on the bus routes for the Balcarras, Cotswold and St Edward's (private) schools. A wide variety of private schools are also within easy reach of the village.

The village has a strong community atmosphere and benefits from having several village meeting areas (pubs, schools, church, social club, play ground, etc.) as well as hosting a variety of keenly attended annual events. These include point to point events held on the village's point to point course, an annual pig roast, a local music festival (Andoverfest) and several similar such events. The village also supports a football team, a cricket team and has local cubs and scout groups as well as having a variety of regular social events that receive strong attendance from the villagers themselves.

In easy reach of Andoversford are three other pubs/restaurants: The Frogmill, a large hotel/pub/restaurant on the road from the A40 to Gloucester; The Kilkeney Inn (which is now open 7 days a week, with new owners ) a more upmarket, restaurant / gastro pub further up the same road; and The Mill Inn, a Samuel Smiths owned pub off the forementioned road in the small village of Withington.

Andoversford meets the needs of keen golfers, having three courses nearby. These offer a range of social amenities from the very basic to the more refined and complete. Other sporting interests are also catered for - facilities include a gym /spa at the Cheltenham Park Hotel, shooting at the Ian Coley Sporting club and riding at several nearby riding schools.

The village also boasts a local doctor's surgery, which is a branch of the nearby Sixway's clinic and which operates five days a week.

Cheltenham town is just 5 minutes away by car, further down the A40; Gloucester is 25 minutes, approximately.

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