Top Trip Advisor Tips – Upton upon Severn

Food & Drink


It’s not just us who like to praise Upton upon Severn, past impressed visitors have left glowing reviews of the town on the online site Trip Advisor. This confirms what we always thought: Upton upon Severn is an excellent day out and holiday destination with top notch attractions and plenty of fantastic food. We have collated some of the top comments and recommendations from the popular review site to help you get the most out of your visit to Upton upon Severn.

Things to Do

The Tudor House Museum

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It’s no surprise that history gets top billing in a town as storied as Upton upon Severn. The traditional black beamed building is described as a ‘hidden gem’ by visitors and is packed full of interesting items, memorabilia and knick-knacks that illustrate Upton’s past. Volunteers are described as knowledgeable, and the artefacts and pretty back garden are also praised for their interest and attractiveness. There’s lots to see and reviewers note that the children’s mouse trial is engaging for young ones and the artefacts provide talking points for cross generational bonding – perfect for a day out with the Grandparents.

The Tudor House museum

Upton Tourist Information and Heritage Centre

Pepperpot - Upton upon Severn

Located in one of Upton upon Severn’s most iconic buildings, The ‘Pepperpot’, visitors can’t resist a visit to the Tourist Information & Heritage Centre. Visitors enjoy the central location of the building and the lovely, well kept gardens are a perfect place to people watch next to the river. The ‘Pepperpot’ includes a small museum of Upton’s history, the Tourist Information Centre complete with enthusiastic staff and a gift shop with local produce and souvenirs.

Upton Tourist Information Centre

Clive’s Fruit Farm

Clives Fruit Farm

With juicy strawberries, plump cherries, onsite café, butchery and even their own brewed “Wobble juice” (cider) a visit to Clive’s fruit farm constitutes a lovely day out . Families have been enjoying the picturesque surrounds of Clive’s pick your own fruit farm since the end of WW2, and some of them have left reviews on Trip Advisor. Families enjoy whiling away the hours seeing the animals and picking ripe fruits as well as the lovely Worcestershire views from the farm. The onsite café also gets a mention for its excellent Full English Breakfasts, locally sourced Ploughman’s lunches and sandwiches.

Clive’s Fruit Farm

Upton Ham Nature Reserve

View of field on Upton Ham Walk

Britain’s longest river, the River Severn, flows through Upton upon Severn. To get some great views of this mighty waterway, it’s wildlife and the surrounding countryside Trip Advisor commenters advise you head to Upton Ham Nature Reserve. This is a Site of Scientific and Special Interest (SSSI) and is a beautiful natural meadow with a range of local flora and fauna. Due to the river Severn bursting its banks within a natural cycle, silt is distributed by the waters producing a highly enriched and fertile soil. Commenters encourage visitors not to miss this path, and to take an hour or so wandering down the pleasant riverside path and taking in the views. Visitors like that the path is easy to get to but still provides gorgeous scenic views, and its proximity to Upton town centre makes grabbing a post walk drink or bite to eat a breeze.

Upton ham Walk

Severn Expeditions Day Boat Hire

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Severn Expeditions Boat Hire gains the coveted position of having received only 5 star ‘Excellent’ reviews – and 164 of them at that! Severn Expeditions is a family run day boat hire business based in Upton upon Severn, they offer the opportunity to access the River Severn and all it’s wildlife and stunning scenery. They will teach you the ropes, provide everything you would need for a fantastic family day on the river – including the option of a pre prepared picnic. Even commenters who were initially nervous about boating were put at ease by the competent instructors and many comment how easy the boats are to drive after expert instruction. Customers enjoy being on the water, seeing lots of wildlife and bonding as a family during their trip – not even rain showers can dampen the enthusiasm of these boat trippers. All ages enjoy the experience from babies to older couples and days are described as excellent, fun, perfect, relaxing and brilliant.

Severn Expeditions

Places to Eat

Pundits Fusion

Pundits fusion authentic bangladeshi cuisine

This well established Bangladeshi restauraurant has been serving the town of Upton upon Severn since 1996 and has a 2023 Travellers Choice badge from Trip Advisor and almost 1,000 5 star ‘Excellent’ reviews to show for it. Visitors describe this local favourite as excellent value for money, delivering delicious food for reasonable prices and portions. The food is described as sensational, top class, freshly prepared, tasty and more. The quick and friendly service is mentioned time and again and the naans are often mentioned as light and fluffy fresh from the clay oven. One tip from the Trip Advisor commenters is to make sure to book ahead as the dining room is relatively cosy.

Pundits Fusion


Thrishna is another authentic Bangladeshi restaurant in Upton upon Severn that receives sparkling praise from Trip Advisor Reviewers. Described by one happy customer as the ‘best place on earth’ this restaurant has many loyal returning patrons who verify the consistently excellent food. The Chefs are described as creative and hardworking, producing outstanding, delicious and a cut above the rest dining experiences. Visitors enjoy the restaurants atmosphere with lovely imagery on the walls, warm staff and authenticity.


Ye Olde Anchor Inn

An old black and white timber frame pub

As traditional as it gets this black and white timber framed pub is one of the most historic in Upton, having been built sometime around 1601. Praise goes to the fantastic Sunday lunches, staff friendliness and they are dog friendly – which is always a plus. People travel from far and near to cosy up by the fireplace and take in the traditional interior.

Ye Olde Anchor Inn

The Boathouse

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Flavoursome tapas out by the river in lovely cosy surroundings – just some of the reasons Trip Advisor commenters love The Boathouse. Order the unlimited tapas and watch delicious plates come to your table, each more tasty than the last. One reviewer dubs the bruschetta “the best we had ever tasted”. Customers enjoy the fresh dishes, live music and opportunity to sit with a view of the river on a sunny day.

The Boathouse

The Drum & Monkey

The Drum and Monkey is a quintessential English 17th century pub serving fantastic Sunday lunch “how it should be”. Visitors enjoy home cooked flavours and welcoming staff. The menu is small but well formed serving classics and traditional puddings – the bread and butter pudding gets a special mention from reviewers.

The Drum and Monkey

Henry’s Cafe, Bookshop & Antiques

This bright and airy converted bank holds not just a lovely array of books to browse but also a perfect poached egg and proper strong cup of coffee – according to Trip Advisor reviewers. The books and antiques create a lovely atmosphere and customers note that the comfortable seating allows you to stay a while in the cosy surroundings. Delicious cakes (try the coffee and walnut), comfortable seating and a good selection of books to browse make Henry’s the perfect place to visit on a weekend in Upton upon Severn.

Henry’s Cafe, Bookshop and Antiques