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The Foley Arms Hotel, Great Malvern

For over 200 years, the Georgian architecture of this old coaching inn has been a feature of the Victorian spa town of Malvern. 

Great Malvern lies approximately eight miles southwest of the city of Worcestershire, on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills – a designated area of outstanding natural beauty on the eastern flanks of the Worcestershire Beacon and North Hill.

The town’s altitude ranges from 50 to 200 metres above sea level, with the River Severn running roughly north-south, about four miles to the east of the town.

From £50 per night


01684 580350


14 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, WR14 4QS


Situated in the heart of the town with 23 en suite rooms, many of which have spectacular views across the Severn plain.

All rooms have tea- and coffee-making facilities, complimentary water, hairdryer and Freeview TV.

There is also unlimited free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Please be aware that there is limited access to our rooms.

We do not have a lift facility, and guests are advised that there are several flights of stairs to some rooms.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • showerBath and shower
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • family_restroomFamily rooms
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • ironIron and ironing board
  • luggageLuggage storage
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi
Stone steps and winding pathways running across Malvern Hills

Local attractions

We are a short drive from the Three Counties Showground and also overlook the famous Malvern Hills. The area is famed for its dramatic hills and the pure spring water flowing from them.

A trip to the hotel wouldn’t be complete without doing one or more of the many of the walks to see the spectacular views of not only Malvern, but also the surrounding areas. We are also only a five-minute walk from the Malvern Theatre. The famous Morgan factory is also just 10 minutes’ drive away.

Legend states that as CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were walking home in the snow, after leaving a local pub, and saw a lamp post shining through the snow. Lewis turned to one of his friends and said: “That would make a very nice opening line to a book.” The novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by CS Lewis, used that image as the characters enter the realm of Narnia.

Sir Edward Elgar lived most of his life around Malvern and is buried in Little Malvern cemetery.

There is a lot to see and do, in not only Great Malvern, but also the local surrounding areas – easily accessible by car, bus and train.

Local transport

There are two train stations which serve Malvern town: Great Malvern and Malvern Link. Great Malvern station is the nearest (a 15-minute walk).

Local taxis are available, yet you will need to book them in advance to guarantee being able to get one.

Buses run from outside the hotel to Worcester, Upton and Ledbury, about every 20 minutes.


We have no on-site parking.

The closest long-stay pay-and-display car park is located on Victoria Road. There is also some free roadside parking on St Ann’s Road.

Please contact the hotel directly for information.

Guests are welcome to use the loading bay outside the hotel, before parking, to unload their luggage.


Malvern is on the A449 trunk route from Worcester to Ross-on-Wye.

Travelling from the north on the M5 motorway, exit at junction 7 and follow the signs to Malvern.

Travelling from the south on the M5, exit at junction 8 onto the M50 motorway and then, after a very short distance, take junction 1 signposted ‘Malverns’, following the A38 to Upton-upon-Severn and then the B4211 into Malvern.

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Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including club deals (such as Curry Club® and Steak Club®) and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

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