LOCAL SHOPS TO ADD TO YOUR LIST
Posted: Monday 15th February
SIX OF THE BEST
There’s no doubt that the many independent bookshops, florists, greengrocers and boutiques that make our towns and villages vibrant and unique, need our support.
Being closed on and off over many months, means that sales have often relied solely on internet purchases - which not all shops can offer.
Many of us have made the shift to shopping local since the pandemic, so here are a few on our doorstep that we highly recommend.
Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2ND
An award-winning distillery right on our doorstep. We’re huge fans of Piston Distillery. Their gin takes pride of place in our very own Lounge 98. Choose from a range of infused gins and vodkas and bring the bar to your home this lockdown.
16 Colemeadow Road, Redditch B98 9PB
The Steamhouse are a local bakery famous for their hand rolled bagels and doughnuts. From their HQ in Redditch they roll, boil and bake thousands of delicious treats. Jump the queue at lunch with their click and collect offering. They’ll have it ready and waiting at the right time for your speedy get away.
Check them out if you’re local to Leamington Spa and Worcester too.
Rushock Trading Estate WR9 0NR
A multiple award-winning local artisan producer of smoked goods. Using an imported vintage Norwegian smoking kiln, Macneils delicately smoke salmon, duck, chicken and more with nuances that they are extremely proud of. Shop online for a range of fish, smoked meat and an array of taster packs and hampers. It really is the most delicious melt in the mouth food which perfectly balances out any dish.
ROUGH HILL FARM SHOP
The Slough, Redditch B97 5JT
A small, family run farm located on the A448 just outside Redditch. Throughout the years, Rough Hill Farm has grown from an honesty box to a wooden shack and now a beautifully rustic farm shop. In addition to home grown pork and free-range eggs the shop provides their customers with local, British fruit and veg and dairy produce from Worcester based Mawley Town.
FLOWERS OF ELEGANCE
1 Gurneys Lane, Droitwich Spa WR9 8EJ
An independent, family run florist based in Droitwich, Worcestershire. Their friendly team of experienced florists dedicate themselves to creating bespoke bouquets, arrangements and tributes for special and personal occasions using the highest quality flowers.
Flowers of Elegance offer delivery services to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and surrounding areas, supplying both personal and commercial clients. If you’re looking to gift flowers we highly recommend these guys.
Warwick Road, Kineton CV35 0HT
Beercott books is an independent publisher of craft and theatre related books. Based in Warwickshire, close to Leamington Spa and the Shakespeare town of Statford-upon-avon, their aim is to provide readers with quality books by passionate authors.
If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained check out some of their FREE colouring sheets for you to download, print out and colour in.