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Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

  • 1046 Bristol Road
  • Selly Oak
  • Birmingham
  • West Midlands
  • B29 6LJ


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

About this property

Are you looking for a different, quieter, more ethical and inspiring bed and breakfast experience - B&B with a soul

Woodbrooke aims to provide refreshment and renewal to all who come here. It could be the place for you if you are seeking a place of inspiration, peace and quiet, whether you are visiting someone locally in the middle of a long journey have a business meeting nearby or are looking to explore Birmingham over a weekend. Woodbrooke isn t a hotel there isn t room service there s no bar and TVs are only available in a small selection of rooms.

Our public spaces are alcohol-free. Take a look at more good reasons to visit us for B&B:

Many guests remark on benefiting from the profound sense of peace that they feel when they stay here, and on the warm welcome and friendliness of staff and volunteers

The centre offers a modern, bright and airy garden lounge which allows visitors to warm themselves around its wood-burning stove, while sipping on cappuccinos, lattes or one of a range of Fairtrade teas

Take in the views or take a walk in the ten acres of Birmingham s largest organically-managed garden and its small lake, The centre offers free Wi-Fi throughout substantial free on-site parking a silent worship space laundry facilities a well-stocked library a games and tv room in the cellar delicious cooked and continental breakfasts the option of meals at lunch and in the evening (with 24 hours notice) and a Victorian walled garden to explore.

We have a strong record of environmental initiatives that is informed by the Quaker faith, including eco-friendly liquid soap and shampoo in each room

Woodbrooke is steeped in ethics and social responsibility, being the Grade II listed former home of Quaker and chocolate-maker George Cadbury, and having been a study centre for Quakers and others focusing on peace-making, equality and building a better world since 1903.

We look forward to welcoming you here soon!

Directions to Woodbrooke

By Rail Trains arrive into Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. From New Street station you can catch a bus, taxi, or local train to Selly Oak. Local trains to Selly Oak take about 10 minutes. From Selly Oak station, Woodbrooke is a short bus ride on either the 61 or 63 (go to the ticket office, turn left outside the station and the bus stop is just a few yards down the main road).

By Foot (20-25 minutes or approximately one mile from Selly Oak station) If you are walking from Selly Oak station, go to the ticket office, turn left outside the station and walk to the main Bristol Road. Turn left and keep walking. You will pass Sainsburys (on your right), the Christian Life Centre (on your left) and the Selly Oak Meeting House (on your left). Keep walking, past George Cadbury Hall and Fircroft College. Woodbrooke is on the left before the bus stop.

By Bus You can catch the 61 or 63 from outside New Street station. If you have arrived by train, use the escalators from the train platform to reach the central foyer. Standing next to Millie s Cookies, do not go up the escalators to the Pallasades, but keep to the left and walk past WH Smiths and out of the station. Keep walking straight on until you reach the crossing. Walk over the crossing so you are outside Boots. The bus stop is the one to the left of Boots. Ask for the Witherford Way stop. After passing through Selly Oak, you will pass Sainsburys (on your right) and you will go past the Christian Life Centre (on your left). The Woodbrooke stop is the one after the stop at George Cadbury Hall. Get up to get off the bus as it begins to go down the hill. Buses accept the exact fare only so please have plenty of change with you. Single fare: £2.00 Day saver: £3.90 (January 2013).

By Car From the M6, leave at Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction) and take the A38 Aston Expressway into Birmingham city centre, onto an overpass, through three tunnels and on to the Bristol Road A38. Keep going on this road, through Selly Oak and past Sainsburys on your right. You will pass the Christian Life Centre, the local Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House and the entrance to Fircroft College. The Woodbrooke entrance is just after the speed camera and before the bus stop on the left.

From the M40, join the M42. Exit M42 at Junction 2 and take the A441 towards Birmingham (signposted Cadbury World). After 6 miles, turn left onto the A38 Bristol Road. Woodbrooke is on the left after Fircroft College.

From the M5, leave at Junction 4 and take the A38 north for 6 miles towards Birmingham. After passing under a footbridge, look out for Woodbrooke 200 yards beyond on the right. Go further up the hill and do a U-turn through the next gap (as signposted) to come back down the hill to the Woodbrooke entrance just before the bus stop on the left.

Please contact us for directions from the airport, by bike and by any other methods.

Check in and check out times

You can check in from 14:00. You need to check out by 10:30.



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