Situated within a few miles of Welwyn Garden City, Tewin is full of chocolate box charm with its shop, pubs and idyllic village green. We found out more about it...

Tewin is a thriving community with a population of around 2,000 residents, alongside all the hallmarks of the archetypal English village.

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In addition to Tewin's two pubs, primary school and pretty village green, Tewin has an impressive shop, which is run 'by the village, for the village'.

The shop - Tewin Stores - is open every day and sells everything from newspapers to bread, milk and locally-sourced eggs and bacon.

There is also a café on site, offering a Friday fry-up, afternoon tea and more. Tewin Stores also house a post office for four hours each week.

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Dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, Tewin has been recorded in the Domesday Book as both 'Tewinge' and 'Theinge'.

The village is home to several historic buildings, the oldest of which is St Peter's Church. The church is believed to have first been built in 604AD - although this early incarnation was destroyed and rebuilt in 1086.

Tewin's The Plume of Feathers pub is thought to have been built in the 1500s, while The Rose and Crown dates back to around 1650.

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St Peter's Church cemetery is the burial site of the first wife and two of the sons of famous aircraft designer Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, who lived locally.


Living somewhere as lovely and charming as Tewin does not come cheap. According to Rightmove, the overall average price of properties was £1,111,304 over the last year.  

The majority of these sales during the last year were detached homes, which sold for an average of £1,412,096. 

Properties currently for sale in the village include a four-bedroom detached house at West Riding for £2m and a seven-bedroom link detached house at Back Lane for £1.9m.

On the more affordable end, a three-bedroom terraced house in Lower Green is available for £525,000. 


Tewin Cowper is a small village school dating back to 1792, which caters for children aged between four and 11. There are around 170 pupils on roll. The school was rated 'good' by Ofsted at its last inspection.

The majority of secondary school pupils travel to schools in Stevenage, Hertford or Welwyn Garden City from the village.  

Nearby options for independent schools include Heath Mount - a co-educational prep school near Watton at Stone - and Haileybury in Hertford, which takes boys and girls from age 11 to 18.


While Tewin does not have its own railway station, it's only a short drive to get to Welwyn North or Welwyn Garden City stations, which offer regular services into London and Cambridge.

There are also occasional bus services to nearby towns.

Sports and leisure  

Friends of Tewin is a local community group which organises many popular events.

Other societies in the village include the active over-50s club, which meets each Thursday, Tewin Table Tennis Club - which meets weekly between September and May - and Tewin Tennis Club, which offers games for all ages and abilities on its two all-weather courts.

More competitive players can get involved with the Datchworth league, competing against other Hertfordshire clubs. 

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Eating and drinking  

The Rose and Crown pub on Upper Green Road provides hearty pub fare from an idyllic spot opposite the village green.

The Plume of Feathers serves food in a similarly delightful setting on Upper Green, with a fine beer garden surrounded by open fields.

Tewin Bury Farm is based on the outskirts of the village on Hertford Road, and is a hugely popular four-star hotel which is often used as a wedding venue.

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