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Malvern Hometown Guide

A charming historic spa town in an idyllic hillside setting. Here’s how to spend the perfect weekend in Malvern. 

The town’s story starts with Malvern’s fresh water springs, which led to early settlements and, much later, visitors wanting to “take the waters”. Today’s Malvern has the discreetly elegant tones of a Victorian spa resort, tree-lined and floral, with a collection of inviting shops and cafés to explore.  

The heart of the town, Great Malvern, is a vibrant place where you can sample both the famous waters and some exceptionally good coffee. Discover the best of this appealing town in our insiders’ guide to Malvern. 

For food

Sometimes, we all need to pause for breath. Rise studio and plant kitchen takes a holistic view of health and wellbeing, offering yoga and breathwork sessions as well as serving nutritious plant-based food in their welcoming café.  

Start the day with a relaxation class followed by a restorative plate of their rainbow pancakes. Those in the know reserve a table for Rise’s new and exclusive Friday evening dining experiences.  

For browsing

We love a lifestyle shop, and Rhubarb’s vibrant colours and eclectic pieces always draw us in. Browse interior treasures from statement lighting to distinctive wall art, while loveable plushies and knitted soft furnishings make Rhubarb a favourite stop for gifts. 

Founders Nigel and Sarah have recently opened their second branch in Church Street, just a few doors down from our Seasalt Malvern shop. 

For coffee

Relaxed and friendly, Abbey Road Coffee is where the locals pick up their morning brew or call in for afternoon tea. Try their unique Abbey Road Espresso blend, roasted just down the road in Worcester, accompanied by one of their highly recommended vegan cakes.  

For visiting 

Malvern has a long tradition of hosting shows and events. Leave the pretty Victorian streets behind for a while and head for the Three Counties Showground, with its verdant hilly backdrop and varied programme.  

If you’re visiting the area, time your trip for the Malvern Spring Festival in May, June’s spectacular Royal Three Counties Show or the produce-rich Malvern Autumn show in late September. With over 200 events a year, you’re bound to encounter something that appeals. 

For walking

In green and leaf-dappled Great Malvern, boundaries between town and countryside are blurred, and the Malvern Hills are just steps away from the shops and cafés. Walk up Sugarloaf or Table Hill to take in this ancient landscape, with its famous springs and ancestral traces. Malvern’s countryside is for everyone – take a look at Malvern Hills Trust’s easier access routes for beautiful views and perfect picnicking. 

Where do you like to go when you’re in Malvern? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram and share where you’re #WearingSeasalt 

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