Local shops to add to your list
Posted: Friday 5th 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.
BUZZARDS VALLEY VINEYARD
37 Shirrall Drive, Tamworth B78 3EQ
Buzzards Valley is a family run business that started out farming and growing vegetables. They now boast estate grown wine and their on-site shop includes a variety of homegrown food, drink and giftware. Click and collect is available in addition to a local delivery service.
Maypole Lane, Atherstone CV9 2BS
A family run traditional craft bakery now into its third generation of bakers. Gayton’s transform quality ingredients into delicious baked goods bringing you the best that bread and sweet treats has to offer. Their speciality breads come highly recommended.
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 Bar 76. Choose from a range of infused gins and vodkas and bring the bar to your home this lockdown.
2 Glascote Road, Tamworth B77 2AA
If you’re looking for an anniversary, birthday or thank you gift we highly recommend local florist Garlands. With over 30 years-experience they’ll hand craft and hand deliver fresh bouquets that are beautifully gift-wrapped.
Longsdon, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 9QW
Based in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, Dunwood Farm specialise in rare and native breeds, focusing on high welfare and free-range produce. Their friendly, knowledgeable team are always on hand to help suggesting the best cuts to use for particular recipes.
28-30 Atherstone Street, Fazeley B78 3RF
Fruit cakes, sponge cakes, cupcakes, dainty cakes, giant cakes, spotty cakes, baby cakes, wedding cakes, funny cakes, happy cakes. You get the idea. If you’re in need of a sugar fix and/or need a cake look no further. Celebration cakes are your guys!