Fall in love with each other (all over again) and The Malverns this Valentine’s! You’ll also find that perfect place to propose on a walk with stunning views and incredible sunsets.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s no excuse not to spoil your loved one with such a dizzying array of flavours and experiences on offer on a romantic break to The Malverns. From flowers to food to gifts; to just a moment alone with the one you love on a walk with incredible views, or enjoying a romantic dinner out at a top restaurant, you’ll find it all here in The Malverns.
Taking a light stroll (or an arduous hike depending on what you’re into!), taking in that immaculate view for miles around, is an absolute must. We have an excellent walkfinder on our website so you and your loved ones can choose a path that’s just right for you.
It has to be mentioned, of course, that not one but two Dark Sky Discovery Sites that can be found around the Malvern Hills. These are particular spots where, when weather conditions allow, the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. What could be more romantic than star gazing on the soft grassy hills with your partner?
Fall in love with our town Centres this Valentine’s with romantic walks through historic streets and parks or along the riverside. Discover independent boutiques, shops and art galleries to purchase that perfect gift.
You’ll find a treat in store for you both with a huge selection of chocolates to choose from at Mr Thom’s Chocolate Shop and at Chocolate Avenue in Great Malvern.
Gifts, Cards and Jewellery
Is there anything more romantic than writing a letter to your sweetheart? In the digital age, embrace tradition with stunning stationary from Austin and Co, recently awarded Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer in the Midlands and Wales. You’ll also find gorgeous pens and cards to ensure your love note is unlike any other. And if you and your partner share a pooch, make sure to browse the excellent selection of dog’s accessories.
Florists and Garden Centres
For that perfect bouquet, you don’t have to look any further, Malvern is home to some of the most talented florists in the county. Whether that’s lilies for you mother, or roses for your partner, we’ve got you covered. Find out more here.
Pensons is an ingredient-led, Michelin-starred restaurant that celebrates the finest seasonal produce, cooked in a simple but sumptuous style. As well as fine dining, Pensons also boasts two beautiful bedrooms so diners can enjoy a luxury break in the Herefordshire countryside. Additional to the two beautiful, large historic houses on the Netherwood Estate that are available to stay in.
L’amuse Bouche, Worcestershire Restaurant of the Year 2016,2017 and 2019, can be found in a gorgeous Victorian gothic building, and where better to wine and dine your beau. A taste of French-style cuisine in a quaint English setting, as well as luxurious hotel rooms.
With such an exciting bunch of local restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Enjoy your Valentines Day at The Mulberry Tree, Malvern, canapes and fizz and a four course meal. Or, for a continental feel, why not try Peppe’s for an authentic taste of Italy with their delicious Valentine’s menu featuring sirloin steak, courgette or monkfish. If you and your beau fancy afternoon tea, Aldwyn’s at Ellerslie offer an excellent selection as well as their lunch and dinner menus.
Unwined is Tenbury’s contemporary new tapas bistro, bar and café. Serving locally sourced and delicious bites with an incredible selection of gins, wines, soft drinks and much more.
For a traditional English pub feel, look no further than The Butchers Arms. The bar is the hub of life, with low ceilings, wooden floors, roaring fires and real ale served straight from the cask.
The Boathouse is Worcestershire’s premier tapas restaurant and wine bar. Overlooking the river, with gorgeous views of the surrounding areas, where better to take your date on Valentine’s day.
When looking for that perfect romantic dinner, you can’t get any better than the Inn at Welland. Award winning (Michelin Bib Gourmand and an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence) food using local ingredients, and extensive selection of wines from all around the world, surrounded by sweeping views all around. And with the huge choice of cuisine of offer, you’ll find a new favourite restaurant right here.
Bring back the nostalgia of teen romance, curled up on red velvet seats in the cinema at Malvern Theatres. No matter your tastes, there’s always something on for everyone. Not to mention the West End productions, screenings from The Met and so much more.
The art deco Regal in Tenbury will be screening Romeo and Juliet, a modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The stunning murals on the walls will certainly go well with this performance.
Some might call it cliché, but they’re clichés for a reason, so why not take your loved one ice skating at Malvern’s real-ice ice rink!
Where To Stay
Why not transform your weekend into a romantic getaway! With the gorgeous hotels, self catering and B&B’s around locally, there’s almost too much choice for where to stay. We have an accommodation finder on our website to browse the selection and filter to your needs.
Wishbone is a gorgeous rustic cottage in between a stunning apple orchard and private fishing lake and surrounded by 16 acres of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the perfect romantic spot for Valentine’s day weekend.
Dating back to the early 16th century, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, a former Grade II listed monastery which lives on through the original architecture – from the dramatic stone cloisters to the gothic stained-glass windows – offers guests a chance to experience a unique taste of what life in an abbey was once like. The perfect location for a romantic getaway, hidden away in the hills, Stanbrook Abbey is Worcestershire’s best kept secret. Not to mention the delicious, brasserie-style dining experience in The Refectory restaurant.
The beautiful Corse Lawn Hotel is just on the border with the Cotswolds, and surrounded by a beautiful unspolit landscape. Featuring 18 generous and gorgeously furnished rooms, as well as afternoon tea and handcrafted meals served in the adjacent restaurant.
Gazing across the English countryside from the Malvern Hills, The Cottage in the Wood offers sweeping, panoramic views across the Cotswolds, Vale of Evesham and Severn Valley. Stay in individually styled rooms in the Georgian stately home, the Coach House or the traditional English cottage. Savour a drink on the terrace, put your feet up by the fire or dine on delicious modern British cuisine at the two AA Rosette award winning restaurant 1919.
Incredibly refined and stylish, The Elms Hotel and Spa features everything you might want or need for a pampered weekend away. Beautifully appointed bedrooms offering everything you need for a wonderful and comfortable stay. The Badger Bar and Grill and classic afternoon tea showcase the best of British ingredients. And the gorgeous spa is simply unmissable.
So no matter how you wish to spend this day, spend it with the ones you love. Spend it on a short break or day trip to The Malverns.
Photo credit: Jan Sedlacek at Digitlight Photography