Abbeydale and Abbeymead are suburbs or villages on the outskirts of Gloucester. Most of the Abbeydale area was green fields until around 1971, when they built the Heron Park estate.
They designed the Heron estate under the Radburn model. Its loops and cul-de-sacs radiating from a central spine road, Heron Way. This gives access to the rear of the houses where there are garages and hard-standings. The houses face each other across interconnecting pathways and green spaces. As a result, it separates pedestrians from cars. In keeping with the developer’s brand name, they named the streets after British birds. More info…
Pubs in Abbeymead & Abbeydale
There are a few pubs in the villages, however, there are also some in nearby suburbs of Gloucester.
The Turmut Hoer
The Turmut-Hoer is an excellent pub in Abbeymead offering wonderful service. They have great pub grub deals and value for money drinks. The Turmot Hoer is part of the sizzling pub’s group and service steaks. They also do other meats on sizzling platters.
They serve huge portions, ideal for those that love their food. The pub is a pleasant spot for a full English breakfast for a weekend brunch. http://www.theturmuthoerabbeymead.co.uk
Ridge & Furrow
The Ridge & Furrow pub is next to the Morrisons supermarket and is a rather friendly pub to visit. As a bonus, they have outside seating, serve good value food and have special food nights. To find out more about bookings, special offers and more, see their Facebook group.
The biggest shopping outlet next to Heron Way (Abbeydale) has four (formerly five) shops, it has the Morrisons supermarket, Lloyds Pharmacy, Ruby Cantonese and Sue Ryder Care.