• Shop Cotswolds ∙ 27 Fabulous Shops

    On 17 June, 2020 we launched our Shop Cotswolds campaign, supporting and championing all the wonderful independent shops  in the Cotswolds. We have some completely wonderful and fabulous independents in the Cotswolds, people who do business, make products and produce local foods right here where we work and live.

    Tourists and visitors to the Cotswolds are catalysts for change when they shop with our independents and those who champion local products. Every transaction becomes a vote for a more sustainable future for the area and fosters a sense of shared prosperity.

    So, shopping for local produce and products made in the Cotswolds has never been easier… you can find it all right here, wrapped up in the loveliest shopping experience. #ShopCotswolds

    Independents, locals and just plain fabulous

    We are so lucky to have so many wonderful shops in the Cotswolds, many independently run, and full of the most fabulous clothes, food items and homewares that we just love. Whether you’re looking for locally grown produce, a special memento of your visit, or even a gift for someone, you really will be spoilt for choice.

    We’ve created this list of our 27 favourite shops for you to check out on your way around the Cotswolds.

     

    Our 27 Favourite Shops in the Cotswolds

    Yes, we really have that many favourites… and here they are, in no particular order:

     

    Cotswold Trading ∙ Broadway

    Stocking goods from both well-known names and independent designers, Cotswold Trading sits in an enviable position on the High Street in beautiful Broadway. There’s a magnificent selection of accessories for your home including clocks, cushions and lighting as well as ranges of accessories for both men and women. If you need to stock up on premium beauty and grooming products, then you’ll find those here too. Your four-legged friends have not been left out either with dog bowls, beds and even doggy shampoo available to buy.

    “This is wonderful Cotswold Trading in Broadway, it’s one of our favourite shops in the Cotswolds and anywhere”. Mette ♡

     

    HUDSON’S Home & Antiques ∙ Stratford-upon-Avon

    Located just north of the Cotswolds in Stratford-upon-Avon, HUDSON’S Home & Antiques is well worth taking a detour for. Open 7 days a week and with free parking, you’ll have the choice of over 40 individual antique concessions to browse through. There are also plenty of contemporary gifts and home accessories alongside a range of sofas and tables, lovingly made in the UK. And when you’ve finished shopping there’s a wonderful café to enjoy a light lunch or slice of cake. A fantastic shopping destination. 

     

    Tickettyboo ∙ Chipping Norton

    Tickittyboo children’s boutique, which stocks not only its own brand, exclusively designed by owner Julia Cook, but a select and colourful variety of other gorgeous brands such as Hatley, Billy Bandit, Billie Blush and Mayoral, as well as organic brands Frugi, Piccalilly and many more. The perfect place to find beautiful and unique gifts, toys, accessories and clothing for little people from 0 to 12 years. Every purchase is individually gift wrapped with care.

    “Tickettyboo is a completely wonderful and fabulous shop of children’s clothes, gifts and accessories. We love it… you and your kids will too”. Mette ♡

     

    Cotswold Co ∙ Stow-on-the-Wold

    No visit to the Cotswolds would be complete without a visit to the town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Tucked away in the recently refurbished Unicorn Hotel, you’ll find Cotswold Co’s flagship store. Beautifully crafted, classic furniture with wallet-friendly prices is displayed to stunning effect within each room taking you from shabby chic to leather sofas. There’s also a fabulous range of accessories and a great selection of Farrow and Ball paints. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too!

     

    The Cotswold Outpost ∙ Burford

    This wonderful cafe and farm shop in Burford is one of our favourite favourite places to go, as here we can shop for fresh, local produce, lovely items handsmade in the Cotswolds AND have a delicious meal or cake… what more could one possibly want? The Cotswold Outpost has a well-stocked deli selection, fresh fruit and veg as well as artisan bread, preserves and pickles. 

    “The Cotswold Outpost is the most wonderful cafe and farm shop rolled into one”. Mette ♡

     

    Domestic Science ∙ Nailsworth & Tetbury

    With a name conjuring up nostalgia for school days, this delightfully eclectic store certainly isn’t old-fashioned. Set in an old textile mill, the ambiance is relaxed and laid-back as you wander around the different rooms and take in the fantastic choice of homewares, gifts, cards, clothing, toiletries and candles. What’s more you’ll find a great in-house café to enjoy a coffee in (with cake of course!). There are stores in both Nailsworth and in Tetbury.

     

    Cotswold Pottery ∙ Bourton-on-the-Water 

    If you’re looking to take home something crafted locally from your stay in the Cotswolds, then look no further than Cotswold Pottery. Located in the renowned Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, the shop showcases the impressive work of its owners. From individual pots to kitchenware, each piece is completely unique and will make a great addition to your home.

     

    Vinotopia ∙ Nailsworth

    Vinotopia are an independent Wine Merchant based in Nailsworth, right in the heart of the Cotswolds. And it’s amazing! If you’re looking for wine, bubbly, or spirits, this should be your go-to for sure. They sell online if you’re not lucky enough to be near their huge shop in Nailsworth.

    Vinotopia source their wines directly from vineyards all over the world, offering great wines at affordable prices, both in store and online. The team pride themselves on having a welcoming, friendly service to help you choose the right wines, making wine buying as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

    “We had one of our lovely Cotswolds Huddles at Vinotopia – it’s a super space for an event”. Mette ♡

     

    Brownrigg@Home ∙ Tetbury

    Set in an elegant 18th century town house in the heart of Tetbury, Brownrigg@Home is an absolute treasure trove when it comes to antiques. Packed full of European furniture, furnishings and other decorative items, you’ll find inspiration without effort in the fascinating mix of old with new. The range is kept fresh as there are new pieces arriving every week – always a unique experience!

     

    Rikki Tikki ∙Broadway 

    Rikki Tikki is a vibrant and colourful toy shop crammed full of exciting, unusual and fun things for children to do and enjoy. Visit to discover a distinctive selection of gifts and toys for newborns up to pre-teens including funky micro-scooters, gorgeous dolls’ houses, an exciting choice of books, craft kits and puzzles for busy fingers, wonderful wooden toys and inexpensive pocket money classics.

    “There is nothing ordinary about Rikki Tikki in Broadway. This is a toy shop that takes great toys and educational learning to another level. We love it, our kids love it… you and yours will too”. Mette ♡

     

    Octavia’s Bookshop ∙ Cirencester

    Octavia’s is a charming independent bookshop found in historic Black Jack Street in the heart of Cirencester. Make sure you take the kids as over half the premises is devoted to them, with everything from board books for those still in their buggies to young adult fiction. Adults are not neglected though as you’ll find plenty of fiction and some beautiful reference books. A warm welcome is guaranteed!

    “Octavia’s Bookshop is one of the shops where the outside completely matches the inside. You look at the front of this shop and you just know it will be the most fantastic bookshop… and it is”. Mette ♡

     

    The Makers’ Space ∙ Alcester

    The Makers’ Space is a vibrant craft community showcasing the best of local artists and makers. Passionate about championing creativity, craft and community, and based at Longbarn Village near Alcester in a beautiful listed Tudor building oozing with character where the light and airy spaces lend themselves perfectly to all forms of creativity.

    Shops, workshops, art, and a lovely little cafe that serves delicious local produce and welcomes dogs… what more could a person ask for? It’s lovely!

    “This is such a fabulous destination, run by a wonderful group of people who are passionate about art, crafts, good produce, and community. Love it!”. Mette ♡

     

    Malt House Emporium ∙ Tewkesbury

    From 70+ concessions spread over 2 floors and 10,000 sq.ft., The Malt House Emporium is crammed full of interesting antiques, fabulous vintage clothes, beautiful home decor, collectables, cards, gifts, and much, much more. It’s fabulous!!

    Check out our review of a trip here:

    The Malt House Emporium ∙ Fabulous Shopping and Cafe Destination

     

    Lorford Antiques ∙ Tetbury

    Lorford’s Antiques, in the heart of Tetbury, hosts an impressive collection of antiques alongside its own custom-made range of sofas, armchairs and lighting. Showcasing great craftsmanship, all the pieces are made on the premises. You’ll find a fabric showroom and art exhibitions too, so it’s easy to while away a couple of hours. Also worth a visit is ‘The Hangars’, close to Tetbury, which takes the prize for most unique location in the Cotswolds – a pair of World War II aircraft hangars – filled with decorative antiques supplied by 48 individual dealers.

     

    Daylesford ∙ Kingham

    Sustainability is at the heart of everything at Daylesford which very quickly became an essential stop-off on any Cotswold-based itinerary. Not only can you buy the freshest of foods from the shop, all grown on its own farmland wherever possible, but you can taste them in the fabulous café too. There’s also a great range of lifestyle products including homeware, clothing and a garden range. Should you wish to ease your cares away, then the Haybarn Spa is a great option for relaxation and wellbeing.

    “Daylesford Farm Shop & Cafe is amazing. It is surely the mother of all farm shops and we’re so lucky to have it right here in the Cotswolds. We go there often, we love it… you will too”. Mette ♡

     

    Cotswold Grey ∙ Moreton-in-Marsh

    After a period of renovation, to upgrade and expand the building from its previous use as an Ironmongers, Cotswold Grey in Moreton-in-Marsh opened its doors in 2015 and what a transformation it was – a dramatic, contemporary retail space but still retaining a wonderful sense of history. Plenty of uniquely crafted furniture and some really stunning accessories will add a sense of individuality to any home.

     

    Highgrove ∙ Tetbury

    Close to the Cotswold town of Tetbury, Highgrove is the private residence of Their Majesties The King Charles III and The Queen Camilla, so shopping here definitely has the royal stamp of approval. All profits go to the King’s Charitable Foundation so you can shop with a good conscience. You’ll find products here that you’ll not find anywhere else, from traditionally crafted pieces to organic food and drink. A very special and unique place to shop in the Cotswolds.

    “The Highgrove Shop in Tetbury is lush! Full of quality homewares, books, blankets, teas, gifts… everything is so lovely, we love it there”. Mette ♡

     

    Burford Garden Company ∙ Burford

    A trip to the Burford Garden Company is a day out in itself. Yes, there are the traditional goods you’d expect to find in a garden centre such as gardening accessories, garden furniture and a vast array of plants but there is so much more besides. From an original piece of art (it has it’s own gallery) to some local produce from it’s food emporium, there is no chance that you will be leaving empty-handed. And there’s a great restaurant too in a former glasshouse where all the food is prepared from scratch.

     

    Sew Me Something ∙ Alcester

    If you love fabric, crafts, and sewing, Sew Me Something at The Makers’ Space is for you! It’s fun and friendly dressmaking, sewing, craft and pattern cutting workshops as well as sewing retreats at The Makers’ Space, online workshops and sewing courses for all ages and abilities.

    “Sew Me Something is such a lovely shop. I don’t sew nearly as much as I’d like, but when I do and I need fabric or accessories, this is my go-to”. Mette ♡

     

    Whatever The Weather ∙ Broadway

    Whatever The Weather opened in October of 2007 in the idylic Cotswold village of Broadway. The building is a beautiful thatch cottage dating back to the 17th Century. The period interior lends itself perfectly to a stunning display of gifts and ideas for the home. The stock is constantly changing, so there is always something new to see.

    “Whatever The Weather is such a cute shop. I take my girls in there every time we’re in Broadway and we just love it”. Mette ♡

     

    The Farm ∙ Stratford-upon-Avon

    Just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon, in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside just north of the Cotswolds, is The Farm, a shopping destination that is second to none.  Enjoy a meal in the café, have a play outside, walk around the garden and meet the pigs, or pick up something tasty to eat and drink at home. The Farm is a unique place that promotes wholesome, ethical and sustainable food prepared by Artisan producers from the local area, Great Britain and the world.

    “The Farm is amazing. Packed full of the most delicious local produce and food products, it has a wonderful cafe and th surroundings and farm just make it the perfect destination. We love it”. Mette ♡

     

    Emporium Gift Shop ∙ Winchcombe

    A gift shop for the whole family in picturesque Winchcombe, Emporium is stylish yet welcoming. Beautifully laid out, the shelves are bursting with lovely things – from greetings cards to hand lotion, from notebooks to scented candles. Bring the kids too as there’s a whole area dedicated to them called Mini Emporium where you’ll find pocket money toys from the princely sum of 50p. They can even watch a film while you spend a precious few minutes browsing.

     

    The Malthouse Collective ∙ Stroud

    The amazing shopping destination is an absolute must when you’re in or near Stroud. 80 makers and antiques dealers under one fabulous roof, offering a diverse collection of new and old, vintage and collectables.

    No two visits here will be the same and you will struggle not to go home with something you love, whatever your style. And when you’re all shopped out, the Bar and Kitchen restaurant next door has tasty refreshments for you to enjoy.

    “I love this shop! It’s fabulous. And the cafe next door is fabulous too. One of my most favourite shopping destinations in the Cotswolds.”. Mette ♡

     

    Wild at Heart ∙ Chipping Norton and Broadway

    Lovely, family-run business on the High Street in Chipping Norton, Wild at Heart is definitely worth a trip if you’re looking for stylish, contemporary jewellery. Alongside a great range of gorgeous earrings, necklaces and bracelets you’ll find scarves, cufflinks, bags and other accessories. There really is something to suit every budget. Am additional store is located in Broadway.

     

    French Grey Interiors ∙ Malmesbury, Tetbury & Cirencester

    Lucky enough to be situated in four of the loveliest towns in our region – Bath, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Cirencester– French Grey really has gone from strength to strength over recent years. If you’re staying in the Cotswolds then you’re never far from one of their shops. Everything from wedding gifts to ideas for the home can be found here – and much more besides. You’ll love the warm and welcoming service you receive when you visit.

     

    Tower Barn ∙ Broadway

    Tower Barn Shop & Cafe is the beautiful new shopping destination at Broadway Tower. A beautiful shop full of lovely interiors and clothing, only exceptional items sure to capture your passion for vision and design are stocked. With something for everyone, we are sure you will find a gift for that special someone.

    No visit to the shop will be complete without a visit to the elegantly laid out, bright, espresso bar with an ever-changing menu and sensational views.

    “This is such a lovely new shop in the Cotswolds. Full of beautiful clothes and accessories… and a lovely cafe too. I just love it”. Mette ♡

    The Cotswold Chocolate Company ∙ Stow-on-the-Wold & Broadway

    ‘Eat me, don’t keep me’ is the mantra of the Cotswold Chocolate Company, in Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold, and you won’t need to be told twice! Natural ingredients alone go into the making of the amazing chocolates on offer here. There are so many things to tickle the taste buds whether it’s handcrafted chocolates or novelty designs for the kids. It’s just not possible to leave empty-handed!

     

    “As if it wasn’t enough that this is a chocolate shop (a shop… full of chocolate!), The Cotswold Chocolate Company is also just completely wonderful with lovely displays, gifts and special sweets. We love these shops… you will too”. Mette ♡

     

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