Discover an array of fantastic shops in Stow-on-the-Wold. From quirky gift shops and antique stores to tasty food shops, there is something for all budgets.
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The small market town of Stow-on-the-Wold offers a charming collection of shops, waiting to be browsed. If you love collecting antiques, then enjoy retail therapy in Stow-on-the-Wold for some unique purchases.
There’s also a monthly flea market held in St. Edwards Hall selling vintage items and bric-a-brac that you won’t want to miss.
Just don’t forget to pop into the famous Huffkins for a fantastic afternoon tea or the delightful King’s Arms for some hearty, homemade food after you’re all shopped out.
Read on to discover our favourite Stow-on-the-Wold shops…
Gift shops in Stow-on-the-Wold
1)The Original Gift Company
The Original Gift Company is located in the heart of the Market Square and welcomes more than 150,000 visitors every year! It’s one of the town’s most popular shops and features unique gifts for every type of recipient.
If you’re shopping for souvenirs, birthday gifts or looking for stocking fillers at Christmas time, we recommend popping in. You will find presents for cooks, gardeners, homemakers, car enthusiasts, foodies and more.
2) All of My Heart
Next on our list of the best shops in Stow-on-the-Wold is All of My Heart. This lovely gift shop is ideal if you’re looking for thoughtful gifts and cards. Or why not treat yourself to a funky mug for your morining tea?
Located on the honey-coloured Digbeth street, All of My Heart is near a selection of eateries to refuel afterwards. For inspiration on where to eat, read our guide, the best places in Stow-on-the-wold for afternoon tea.
3) The Borzoi Bookshop
An independent bookseller for more than 30 years, The Borzoi Bookshop is every literary fan’s dream. They stock new books including all major new releases, as well as all the classics.
And if you’re after specialist books or rare books from small publications that can’t be sourced in a high street shop, you’ll have better luck here. The staff are pretty well-read too so they’ll be on hand to help you find something or recommend a suitable holiday read.
Stow-on-the-Wold furniture shops
4) Tudor House Antiques
Looking for antique furniture and pieces for the home? Head over to Sheep Street and visit Tudor House Antiques, which is open daily (10am-5pm Mon to Sat, 11am- 4pm Sun).
If you’re after something of high value or something in particular, the dealers are also available by appointment. But otherwise, this is just a fantastic place to shop around.
There are more than twenty experienced dealers displaying their stock across seven different showrooms inside, so you really will be spoiled for choice when it comes to having a leisurely browse.
Stow-on-the-Wold charity shops
5) Sue Ryder
Situated in the Market Square, this charity shop in Stow-on-the-Wold is full of life. Admire a wide variety of stock, from designer brands to unique antiques.
Rummage around fancy hats, shoes and jewellery to find your style. And once you’ve check-out the clothing, why not scan the selection of pre-loved books? You will also get chance to meet the friendly volunteers and enjoy a chat before leaving.
6) Blue Cross charity Shop
For an elective mix of donated goods, be sure to pop into Blue Cross. Located on the delightful Church street, Blue Cross is a great stop to find something unusual.
Displaying an assortment of greeting cards, books, toys and furnishings, you can take your time shopping. Animal lovers will be glad to know that all donations support pets and bereavement.
Food shops in Stow-on-the-Wold
7) The Cotswold Cheese Company
For cheese lovers, The Cotswold Cheese Company on Digbeth Street is a must. Shop for a delightful range of hand-selected local cheeses, including artisan cheeses that you won’t find anywhere else.
But don’t worry, because some of the European classics (such as Brie de Meaux or Morbier A.O.C) will be available too. So you can build the perfect hamper for your next Cotswold picnic.
8) Cotswold Sweet Company
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you cannot miss the Cotswold Sweet Company located in the square. Not only is this the perfect place to bring the little ones (they will love the huge sweet selection), but it’s also a nostalgic destination for grown-up sweet lovers too.
Bring back old memories with the old-fashioned and retro sweets on offer, or taste some of the delicious handmade chocolates, which also make wonderful gifts for loved ones.
When you’ve finished shopping, Stow-on-the-Wold has plenty more to offer. Extend your time in this beautiful Cotswold town and stay in a Stow-on-the-Wold holiday cottage.
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