Originally a 19th century inn and hotel that serviced Sharpness railway station that was located just beneath it. The Sidings has recently been renovated to offer seven en-suite self-catering Bed and Breakfast bedrooms with modern touches and the luxuries expected in an establishment of this kind, all whilst still preserving some its original rustic touches. Lovingly brought back to life, The Sidings gives guests a warm, homelike feel in a family-friendly environment and has amazing views from the front of the property over the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, the River Severn, and on towards the Forest of Dean.

The Sidings is approximately 15 minutes from Junction 13 of the M5, making Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham easy access for shopping and all the attractions they have to offer. If you have transportation and are inclined to go further afield, we have an ideal central location to give access to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the scenic South of Wales including Cardiff, Newport and the Brecon Beacons National Park. In addition we are located not far from Monmouthshire, Ross-on-Wye and the famous Forest of Dean.

Located nearby are a variety of local attractions and places of interest including the historic Berkeley Castle, a popular location for weddings, and its village - a quaint area full of character; the Gloucester and Sharpness canals which have beautiful views and scenery all year round. Also nearby is the World Wildlife Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre - a nature reserve that is is home to the many different varieties of wildlife in the Gloucestershire countryside with many pleasant walks that offer you the chance to see them in some of their natural habitats. In addition, there are plenty of public houses and restaurants within the local area allowing guests to dine at their leisure.


The Sidings offers a choice of 7 en-suite bedrooms on the third floor, with lift access, comprising of:

  • 4 double rooms with en-suite shower rooms
  • 1 double with an en-suite bathroom
  • 1 family room with a king size and single bed with an en-suite bathroom
  • 1 triple room with en-suite shower room.


A cot can be provided if required and a single bed in the family or triple room can be replaced with a bunk bed to accommodate your needs.

We also have a large communal Lounge, Dining Room and Kitchen on the ground floor which is free to be used by any guest and can be hired for any functions you might wish, alcohol is also able to be served at any events as we have a special events license.

A view of the docked canal barges at the Gloucester Quays. In addition to the hiring of individual rooms for events, the whole property can be hired on a self-catering basis or on a self-service Bed and Breakfast basis.

Throughout the year licensed and catered themed weekends are organized, and can be arranged for personal functions also. If you are interested in coming to one of our themed weekends, then feel free to browse our list of planned events. For individual reservations, we have an online booking system that will guarantee your reservation, alternatively you can call or email us for any booking. Our contact details are located here.




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  • Bespoke Events
  • Berkeley Castle
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre