We love a wander around local shops with local traders and there is plenty to explore. Stroud bustles on a Friday with the Shambles Market and on Saturday with the renowned Farmers Market, a major draw. But there are lots of independent shops to amble around and cafes and pubs to linger in. Bliss.
Nailsworth is a great place to spend a half a day, the charity shops compliment the specialist retails very well.
Wotton Under Edge has a busy high street and the Cotswold Way passes right the centre of Dursley.
Diverse range of Art and Collectables Antiques, Collectables, Fine Art, Vintage & Contemporary Designer Furniture Griffin Mill has it all! 23 Established Dealers - one MASSIVE shed open daily!
Unit 3, Griffin Mill Trading Estate, London Road, Stroud, GL5 2AZ
Sat 8 May 2021
A 5 day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) Five Star ***** events as classified by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) in the world. It takes place in April or May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire. The Cross Country day can attract up to 250,000 visitors, though cancelled in 2020 and it's being held benhind closed doors in 2021. See you in 2022!
Badminton House, Badminton GL9 1DF, GL9 1DF
Charity shop selling a mixture of donated clothes, books, toys, household goods and soft furnishings. Also stocking an assorted supply of new goods and greetings cards. All the money raised from sales goes towards helping sick, injured and homeless pets.
25-27 Parsonage St, Dursley, GL11 4BW
A friendly place to visit, stop for a chat, grab a coffee and do a little shopping. Hand finished cards, wrapping, gifts, candles, baby gifts, scarves, coffee, handmade Belgian chocolates, ice cream, a large range of jewellery and so much more!
27 Long Street Wotton-under-Edge, GL127BX
Offering a large selection of hand-picked collections for both men and women, in a friendly atmosphere. Whether you are looking for the perfect jeans, chunky knits, a unique piece of jewellery or a gorgeous dress that will take you from every day wear to evening; pop in and see us.
2-3 George St, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0AG, GL6 0AG
A much-loved sweet shop stocking all kinds of sweet treats for gifts and occasions, old fashioned and retro sweets offered by the gram, as well as ice cream and coffee.
100% vegan and cruelty free, sugar-free range.
7A Fountain Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0BL
An independent book store in Wotton Under Edge, taking orders on line, in store and delivering free to the local area too. Bought and reinvigorated in 2020, the shop has been a fixture on the high street for many years. A passion for books and reading shines through! The "Books we are Loving" list is well worth a look.
26 Long Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7BT
Get on the bus and travel car-free! Explore Stroud & surrounding towns & villages by bus. Covering Minchinhampton, Cirencester, Nailsworth and many surrounding villages with frequent services.
Unit 27 Nailsworth Mills Estate Avening Road Nailsworth, GL6 0BS
Raising funds for a leading animal rescue charity in the Cotswolds caring for hundreds of abandoned, abused and neglected animals each year. Teeming with bric-a-brac, clothing, toys, jewellery, books, curtains, DVDs, CDs, and small electrical items.
18 Long Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7EP
Working together with over 20 local Crafters of beautiful handmade products, this ‘shared shop’ sells a wide range from silver & gold jewellery, ceramics, mosaics, woodturning, knitwear, blacksmithing, stonework, to textiles, leatherwork and glassware.
3 High Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DE
Vintage and lifestyle mini department store set in an old water powered textile mill. Modelled on a traditional general store, an eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage treasures with The Canteen cafe next door serving the best coffee and cakes.
Days Mill, 3 Old Market, Nailsworth, GL6 0DU
Vintage and Retro store. Selling everything from a wardrobe to a pair of shoes
Fascinating items of vintage clothing, sells iconic items from the 60s and 70s, in inspiring little room settings. Patrick may even look after your luggage if you're just off the train and he has tourism leaflets to browse through as well.
2 John Street Stroud, GL5 2HA
This Grade II listed building is the centrepiece of the town. The pillared market house, dating form Georgian times, contains the Town Hall stands above the Market Place and features a stature of Queen Anne and bell turret. Once a month you’ll find the Farmer’s Market held underneath.
Market Place Dursley, GL11
Lovely farm shop on a dairy farm, advocating sustainable and local ethics. Selling great British produce, with a passion for supporting local businesses. Local meat, cheeses, veg, glass bottle milk from local farms, coffee and cakes.
Middlehall Farm, Eastington, Stonehouse Stroud, GL10 3AY
A real treasure store where you may find the most unlikely, but very useful thing. A reputation for quality, low prices and friendly service with local customers as well as those who come from far and wide. Free car parking
The Old Co-op, Market Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0BX
It is an amazing event in the equestrian calendar, a genuine showcase of one of the most challenging and competitive sports – Eventing. The best of the best competes at The Festival. Gatcombe Park is transformed into the perfect destination for a great day out.
An action-packed entertainment programme to satisfying the shopaholic and foodie with a Shopping & Food Village.
Aston Farm, Cherington, Tetbury, GL8 8SW
Undergoing an extensive refurbishment. It’s the home of Vue Cinema, Anytime Fitness, Stroud Bowl, Halfords, Fat Toni’s, Domino's, EE, Jojo Maman Bebe, the Food Market and the main town centre car park. Next to the bus station. Lots more to come.
King Street, Stroud, GL5 1RR
A love and adoration for old, unusual pieces of furniture and restored antique furnishings assembled into a collection of items that would enrich any home or business. Experts in seating, lighting and bespoke tables and cabinetry.
2 High Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DB
WINNER OF 'BEST RURAL FOOD BUSINESS UK' 2019
Farm Shop, butchers and Café with Jolly Nice Values. Championing old fashioned, independent, sustainable British food, drink and farming. Showcasing brilliant local farmers and top notch producers. Worth a detour for superb burgers and sublime ice cream and cafe too.
Between Stroud and Cirencester
Frampton Mansell, Stroud, GL6 8HZ
Far more than a farm shop: tucked in below the Cotswold Edge is a dog friendly Cafe, kitchen takeaway and deli, Roundhouse coffee stop, Walled kitchen garden and garden centre, 20 acres of walks and views.... so don't rush your visit, it's a place to linger. We love the vegan breakfast option, yum (we love bacon too, but this is particularly good).
Popular with cyclists as a stop off.
Dursley Road, Dursley, GL11 6PP
Starting as a series of makers' markets in 1991, we evolved into Stroud's famous Farmers' Market launched in 1999 by Isabella Blow and Jasper Conran, then The Made in Stroud Shop in 2000. Buy the exquisite work of our wonderful local makers and we hope you love it as much as we do.
16 Kendrick St, Stroud, GL5 1AA
Two shops, one inspiration. INTRIGUE of Stroud and MOSAIC, also on Kendrick Street, are sophisticated sister shops selling ethnic bohemian clothes collections including Italian linens, Joe Browns , Skye Batiks, Nomads, Weird Fish, Brakeburn and Alice Collins! (his and hers). The beautiful range of gifts and home ware include Edge Sculptures. Buy on line too.
1 Kendrick Street, Stroud, GL5 1AQ
Selling an exciting range of sterling silver, jewellery pieces and a huge array of scarves. Our pieces are designed and handmade by artisans all over the world , some of which include supporting local charities such as the RSPCA and Fairtrade. Exceptional taste and value whether you’re looking for a gift or treating yourself.
19 Russell Street, Stroud, GL5 3AQ
Featuring 6 artist studios, 3 artist pods and the Attic Studios. There’s a wide programme of fine art workshops for all disciplines and abilities with an unrivalled range of art materials and supplies.
Griffin Mill Trading Estate, Stroud, GL5 2AZ
Stylish, yet practical stationery store. Extensive and fun range of stationery, cards, journals, art materials, tools and equipment. Everything you need to complete any creative project and satisfy all manner of stationery addictions!
George St, Nailsworth, GL6 0AG
Set aside some time for a wander through this Aladdin's Cave. The full range of our stock can be seen in our shop in Stroud, but they are regulars and markets across the region. The range of books covers most subjects from Mind, Body and Spirit, Poetry, Childrens, Annuals, History, Popular Culture, Transport, Art & Design and many more. It also includes comics, American and British and maps too.
Nelson Street, Stroud, GL5 2HL
The Shambles is one of the oldest areas in Stroud and is transformed on market days, traditionally Fridays and Saturdays, but Mondays too.
The Old Town Hall dates from the late 1500s and the market stalls used to be housed in the arches under the Hall. "Shambles" means "Butchers stalls, a Meat-Market".
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, preached from the butcher's blocks outside the Church Hall on 26th June 1742. There is a Blue Plaque to commemorate the event.
Double gates lead to St Laurence Church. A chapel stood here in Saxon times. The only remaining part is the Church Tower with its spire. Stroud became its own parish, separate from Bisley, in 1304.
The Shambles, Stroud
A high street and online shop selling the best records of all genres from rock, jazz, funk, classical and break beat, to house, soundtracks, breaks n beats, latin, african and hip hop. Watchout for the live sessions online too.
31 High St, Stroud, GL5 1AJ
Multi award-winning and well known as one of the biggest, busiest and most popular farmers’ markets in the UK. Awarded best in the UK for 2013 for a second time by FARMA there is so much on offer, so arrive hungry and buy your picnic here. The ultimate farm shop.
Independent and loved Nottinghill fashion boutique sets up it's second store in Stroud at the Five Valleys Shopping Centre. Womens fashion and home ware, they have developed their own style and championed some huge fashion brands, with a successful online business running alongside their stores.
23 King St, Stroud, GL5 3BX
Steeped in local tradition a country show celebrating the best of local produce, skills and talents, and offering entertainment for people of all ages. Music, dog show, food and drink, horticulture, art and craft, and lots of stalls of local enterprises. A great family day out.
Stratford Park, 31 Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AJ, GL5 4AJ
A contemporary design store in the Cotswolds town of Nailsworth. For him, for her & for your home, curated products ranging from art prints, accessories to fashion jewellery and technology. Run by Chris & Becca with shop dog Luna so come say hello!
16 Fountain Street Nailsworth, GL6 0BL
Thu 3 December 2020
Vintage Mary is a local legend. Beautiful, quirky vintage/retro and useful household items. Every Monday with lots of interesting finds. The storeroom next to the stall is an Aladdin's cave filled with crockery, cutlery, kitchen goodies, wool and knitting supplies, rugs and material! Shambles Market, Stroud.
Shambles Market, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Weven is devoted to the handmade with 16 collaborators creating an open and accessible hub where makers, individuals and families could come together to learn and create intricate and eclectic traditional country and folk crafts. Including naturally hand dyed materials and textiles, jewellery and weaving. Look out for workshop dates on their web site.
16 George Street, Stroud, GL5 3AG
Fresh produce to intrigue your taste buds. Multi-award winning delicatessen and restaurant. Offering all kinds of delicious goods, fresh fish, seafood, cheeses, fruit and vegetables. Open for lunch Monday to Sunday. One of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’
3 Fountain St, Nailsworth, GL6 0BL
Celebrating the joys of town & country style. Stocking 100% British created, sourced and produced products. Stylish clothing, home interiors, home fragrance, dog beds... proudly supporting British design and manufacturing.
6 Fountain Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0BL
Going to an auction is a great day out, even if you don't buy anything.
WAR specialise in the sale at auction of ceramics, glassware, jewellery, clocks & watches, collectables, textiles and rugs, silver, metal ware, paintings & fine art, furniture and outside effects.
A number of the chairs at 5VA were bought here!
Tabernacle Rd, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7EB