This timber-framed building, considerably restored, is dated 1632 and was originally the Wheatsheaf Inn, vying with the George Hotel as the leading hostelry in Bewdley. It became the Institute in 1877 when Mr. Edward Pease presented it as a Literary and Scientific Institute. Relics of its former coaching days are the iron rails in the entrance yard.
Today it runs as a private members club.
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