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Inkberrow is a village in the district of Wychavonmarker, Worcestershire that is often thought to be the model for Ambridge, the setting of the BBC Radio 4 long running radio serialisation or soap opera The Archers. In particular 'The Bull', the fictional Ambridge pub, is supposed to be based on a very real pub, the Old Bull, in Inkberrow. It is at this historic public house or wayside inn, a black and white half-timbered building, that William Shakespeare is reputed to have stayed while on his way to Worcestermarker to collect his marriage certificate. Also in the village, there is a post office, a small shop called the Forge Shop and a restaurant–bar called the Bull's Head.

The village's parish church is dedicated to St. Peter [300748].

In 2006 Inkberrow was awarded the title of Worcestershire Village of the Year 2006 and winner of the Building Community Life section of the competition


Inkberrow has a surprisingly active business community. One of the largest employers in Inkberrow is KiddiVouchers. From its rural village base, KiddiVouchers provides childcare vouchers nationwide. It was declared the best small business supplier to the public sector in the Government Opportunities Awards 2009.


Inkberrow has excellent childcare facilities, including a very popular nursery, out-of-school club and pre-school.


The village has junior and adult football clubs with large memberships when compared to those of higher populated towns and villages.

See also


  1. Chris Hastings, Beth Jones, Daily Telegraph. 2 September 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2009
  2. Inkberrow website retrieved 16 July 2009

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