Staffordshire village of Abbots Bromley named one of the best places to live in Britain
The historic village of Abbots Bromley is about to make national headline news - as one of the nicest places to set up home anywhere in the country.
The village, near Uttoxeter, is still best-known for its 1,000-year-old Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - although in recent times its micro brewery Freedom has also attracted attention.
But next week, Sunday Times judges will hail it as one of the safest and most satisfying communities in Britain.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
The newspaper's Best Places to Live survey examined transport links, natural beauty, crime rates and property prices in cities, towns and villages nationwide. It also looked at school league tables, a community's cultural life and
local unemployment figures.
Judges claim to have scoured every corner of Britain to
create what they believe is an authoritative and definitive guide.
And at the end of their travels they singled out picturesque Abbots Bromley - also home to the independent Abbots Bromley School - as one of the best villages to live in the land.
The specific reasons why Abbots Bromley was chosen have not yet been revealed. However the village will be highlighted in the Best Places to Live feature, which is published across two
weekends, March 17 and 24, in The Sunday Times Homes pages.
Earlier this week the Freedom Brewery, based on Bagots Park in Abbots Bromley, revealed that it had won a contract to brew a bespoke lager for the new Jamie's Italian chain of 30 restaurants, run by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.