Tewin, situated within a few miles of Welwyn Garden City, is known for its chocolate box charm, shop, pubs and idyllic village green. We found out more...

The village has a thriving community, with a population of around 2,000 people, and has all the hallmarks of the archetypal English village.

As well as the village's wo pubs, primary school and picturesque village green, Tewin has an impressive shop - Tewin Stores - which is run 'by the village, for the village'.

The shop 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 fry-up on Fridays, as well as afternoon tea and more. Tewin Stores also houses a post office for four hours each week.

Herts Advertiser: Tewin Green


Tewin dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, and 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.

In December 1782, the highway robber Walter Clibbon was fatally wounded by the roadside near Queen Hoo Hall.

Clibbon, along with his two sons, was believed to be responsible for numerous robberies and at least one murder in the neighbourhood of Ware.

Walter's son Joseph was executed, but the other escaped. Clibbon's post - where Walter Clibbon was interred - can be observed from the road in Brickground Wood, just east of Tewin.

Famous aircraft designer Sir Geoffrey de Havilland lived locally, and his first wife and two of his sons are buried at St Peter's Church cemetery.

Herts Advertiser: Tewin stores


Living in a place as lovely and charming as Tewin does not come cheap. According to Rightmove, the overall average price of properties was £992,714 over the last year.   

The majority of these sales during the last year were detached homes, which sold for an average of £1,127,091. 

Properties currently for sale in the village include a four-bedroom semi-detached property at Cannons Meadow for £750,000 and a four-bedroom detached property at Queen Hoo Lane for £1,995,000. 


The small village school of Tewin Cowper dates back to 1762, and caters for children aged between four and 11. There are around 170 pupils in attendance.

The school was rated 'good' at its most recent Ofsted inspection.

The majority of secondary school pupils in Tewin 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 caters for boys and girls from age 11 to 18. 


Tewin does not have its own railway station, but it's only a short drive away from 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   

The local community group Friends of Tewin organises many popular events in the village.

Other societies in the area 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. 

Eating and drinking   

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

Herts Advertiser: Rose and Crown

Meanwhile 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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