Local information about Chewton Court Gardens, Keynsham

Keynsham - The Local Area

Keynsham is a town and parish between Bristol and Bath in Somerset, South-west England. It has a population of 16,000. It was listed in the Domesday Book as Cainesham which is believed to mean the home of St Keyne.


The site of the town has been occupied since prehistoric times, and may have been the site of the Roman settlement of Trajectus. The remains of at least two Roman Villas have been excavated, and an additional 15 Roman buildings have been detected beneath the Keynsham Hams. Keynsham Cemetery at Durley Hill, which is built over the remains of the grand Roman villa.


Keynsham developed into a medieval market town after Keynsham Abbey was founded around 1170. It is situated at the confluence of the River Chew and River Avon and was subject to serious flooding before the creation of Chew Valley Lake and river level controls at Keynsham Lock in 1727. The Chew Stoke flood of 1968 inundated large parts of the town. It was home to the Cadbury’s chocolate factory, Somerdale, which opened in 1935 as a major employer in the town.


It is home to Memorial Park, which is used for the annual town festival and several nature reserves. The town is served by Keynsham railway station on the London-Bristol and Southampton trunk routes and is close to the A4 road which bypassed the town in 1964. There are schools, religious, sporting, and cultural clubs and venues.



Pre Schools


Orchard Lea Nursery
79 Charlton Road
BS31 2JN
Tel: 0117 9860077


Orchard Lea Nursery, Keynsham implements the core values of the Early Years Learning Framework, with a friendly and professional team that welcomes children from birth to five years of age. Staff understand the benefits of age-specific learning, as well as supporting sound physical and emotional development, mathematics, literature, communication and language.


A wide range of activities are planned to excite children and inspire the imagination, with a balanced curriculum that is carried out in a flexible and spontaneous way. Carers want children to become confident learners and want parents to feel safe and secure in the standards of safeguarding


Snapdragon Nursery
Ellsbridge House
Bath Rd,
BS31 1TL
Tel: 0117 9861173


Ellsbridge House combines historic beauty with state-of-the-art features to provide a stunning setting for your child's early years. It's the most exceptional Snapdragons yet. Their outdoor space at Keynsham is filled with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore with large sandpits, vegetable gardens and a woodland area. They take part in regular Forest School sessions too.


You can also take trips to local parks, farms and venues to broaden the children's views on the larger world.


This has an Outstanding Report from Ofsted.






Primary Schools


St Johns C of E Primary School
Charlton Park
B31 2NB
Tel: 0117 9863824


"The outstanding quality of teaching across the school starting from Reception, means that children get off to an excellent start and continue to thrive in both Key Stages 1 and 2 within a stimulating and inclusive environment."


"The school pursues a highly effective, creative and imaginative approach to education that interest’s pupils greatly."


"The behaviour of all pupils is outstanding, both in and outside the classroom. Pupils work hard and show interest and concern for one another. They are very proud of the school and their achievements. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins all of the school’s strengths."


This school has an Outstanding Report from Ofsted.


St Keyne Primary
Monmouth Road
BS31 2JP
Tel:0117 9863852

High quality teaching in the early years ensures that children have an excellent start to their school life. Pupils are extremely well mannered. They behave exceptionally well. Their highly positive attitudes to learning have contributed to the good progress they make. We are delighted to announce our latest Ofsted rating of Good with outstanding features. Personal development, behaviour and welfare were judged to be outstanding and we were delighted that inspectors recognised the immense effort that the school puts in to meet the diverse range of children’s needs.’





Secondary Schools


Chandag Road
BS31 1PH
Tel: 0117 9864751


Wellsway School is a mixed comprehensive school in the town of Keynsham, Bristol. Most students that attend the school live in Keynsham and or the nearby villages. ‘Wherever our children and young people come from, we are pleased to provide a distinctive, broad and rigorous educational experience that allows them to learn in a calm and well-ordered community, and prepares them to take on the challenges of adult life. We set high standards for everyone at Wellsway – students and staff alike – and we feel strongly that high achievement extends beyond pure academic attainment to a host of extra-curricular activities. At the same time, we continue to focus on achieving very high standards of literacy and numeracy – the nucleus of the curriculum – and applying these across all subject areas.’


Wellsway School has a good Ofsted report


Broadlands Academy
St Francis Road
BS31 2DY


Local Restaurants


Pomegranate Cafe Restaurant
3-4 Market Square
BS31 1FS
Tel: 0117 986 4888


Bistro, pizza, tapas, Mediterranean cuisine


‘I love this place; it's my favourite place to eat in Keynsham. The food is delicious. There is a decent wine list. They cater for everyone and the service is efficient and friendly. Book to make sure you get a table; it can get busy.’


44 Temple Street
BS31 1EH44 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1EH44 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1EH
Tel: 0117 329 3883


Laviano’s Italian Restaurant in Keynsham halfway between Bristol and Bath. Enjoy Italian food and Family atmosphere at its most authentic. We bring passion, flavour and exuberance to Keynsham. Laviano’s Italian Restaurant is the ideal place for a delicious pizza, pasta, steak or fish, or just pop in for a coffee.


The Brassmill Avon Mill Lane Keynsham BS31 2UG Tel: 0117 986 7280


Modern gastropub with old wood beams and a garden with mill pond overlooking the river and weir.







Keynsham Leisure Centre
Temple Street
BS31 1HE
Tel: 01225 439680


Keynsham Leisure Centre is home to many teams and sports clubs as well as being renowned for its holiday programmes and activities for juniors. With a 25m swimming pool, gym, exercise studios, multi purpose sports hall and relaxing sauna, make a visit to our centre part of your active lifestyle.


Wellsway Sports Centre
Chandag Road
BS31 1PH
Tel:0117 9864751


Wellsway Sports Centre opened in 213 and offers a new exciting addition to the local sports community.


It is our aim to not only provide you with top of the range equipment and facilities, but also to make sure you get all the support you need to achieve your goals, feel refreshed, highly motivated and invigorated every time you visit us.


Whether you are looking for a gym workout, a group fitness class or a sports venue we can cater for your needs.  You don’t need to be a member to use our centre and we welcome everyone to come and see what we can do for you.


Wellsway Sport Centre forms an exciting part addition to Wellsway School, offering facilities to the students as part of their curriculum, as well as for local sports groups and teams to improve performance all year around.


Please do take a look around our website and check out our timetables and memberships. We hope you are inspired to come along and see us soon.










Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Pixash Lane
Bath Road
BS31 1TP
Tel: 0117 9864929




Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park is based near Bristol and Bath. The park has country walks, boating lake, play areas, animals, miniature railway.


Avon Valley Railway
Bath Road
BS30 6HD
Tel: 0117 9325538




Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through-route between Birmingham and the South Coast the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the Avon Valley Railway was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.






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