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  • Well Natural

    Queen Street, Salisbury has been home to Well Natural for 30 years but only under the current ownership since 2015. After an established career in a London chain of health stores, and keen to do something for himself, Sanjay Patel bought the popular Salisbury store. ‘If you want a healthy lifestyle we cover most bases and can meet most of the needs of a weekly shop either instore or online. We stock healthy foods including dairy free, gluten free and vegan options, sports nutrition items, books, skincare products and even environmentally friendly household goods. Supplements is our biggest section full of vitamins, minerals and raw food ingredients.’ With an emphasis on high quality brands and knowledgeable staff you know you’re going to get the right advice and products. Renown for being relaxed and friendly they pride themselves on offering a personalised shopping experience and are on a first name basis with most of their customers. The café serves local food suitable for all diets, nutritional juices are made to order and even the coffee comes from a local roastery. Their recycling service means pill pots and Ecover bottles can be refilled at a fraction of the cost. ‘We hold seminars and courses here and there are plans afoot to open more stores. Come and visit - browse the informational leaflets and chat to our staff, we’re here to help.’ ...»

  • Sticks & Stones

    Sticks and Stones is a stylish, lifestyle shop wrapped around a cosy and relaxed café alongside the Woodborough Garden Centre, not far from Pewsey. The owners are husband and wife team Garp and Liis Flack. Liis explains the feel of the place, “ I have such a little kitchen at home, this is perfect for me to play house. The style is French farmhouse with Scandinavian touches and very welcoming, I like to see visitors settle by the Aga in the winter and at the outdoor tables in the summer”. The shop has handpicked original and interesting gifts that work just as well in a contemporary London flat or a farmhouse kitchen. There are always new items to discover plus a selection of crockery, cutlery, glassware, linen and Garp’s unique, range of hand-made wooden products for the kitchen, dining room and home. The shop and café spill comfortably into each other so you can still browse the shelves over coffee or a light lunch. Everything on the menu is fresh and seasonal, enjoy asparagus in the spring, Chanterelle mushrooms in the autumn and delicious home made cakes all year round. ...»

  • Clementine's Shop

    Clementine always dreamed of having her own shop, and when she returned from London to her family home in Tisbury in 2006, she realised she could make it a reality.  “My mother ran Compton Marbling for over 35 years and organized gift fairs in the courtyard of our family home. When I moved back, I realised it was the perfect opportunity to create exactly the shop I’d always wanted.”  There are two rooms of unusual items and gifts; one for children up to 10 and the other has something for everyone including a range of lamps, boxfiles and books using the unique hand marbled papers made by Clementine’s mother.  “My mother and I decide what to buy, that way we cover the tastes and interests of two generations. Our family has an age range from 6 months to 71 and we like to make sure there is something a little different and unusual to suit them all. “  “There is plenty of space to park outside, a toy box to keep children happy and absolutely no pressure. We welcome visitors as guests and with our new pop-up cafe there's even more opportunity to take your time, have a cup of tea or coffee and relax. ”...»

  • The Merchant's House

    In 1653 the Great Fire of Marlborough almost destroyed the whole town. Over the next 40 years a house was built that became the home of a prosperous merchant and his family. The Merchant's House Trust leased the house from the town council in 1991 and is carefully restoring it and providing the public with a rare opportunity to view a 17th century house of this type. There are guided tours around the house and award-winning garden throughout the week, when you can take a fascinating glimpse into the home life of a wealthy merchant in the 17th century. The pretty shop on the ground floor raises funds to help the upkeep of the house and is full of lovely china and glassware, items for the home, some really unusual gift ideas for all ages as well as toys and greeting cards. The shop is full of colour with lamps, throws and rugs that make it feel warm and welcoming. In November and December the paneled room on the first floor becomes the traditional setting for the Christmas room, full of colour and nostalgia, a truly magical wonderland. The aim is to offer quality items that customers won’t see elsewhere and yet are still good value. There is always someone on hand to give advice but it’s also the perfect shop for browsers, there is so much to discover. ...»

  • The Wheatsheaf

    Masterchef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter and singer / songwriter wife Lauren bought The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat in November 2015 to create a centre for food, drink, art and music. The potential to restore the historical thatched pub and its proximity to his parent’s farm Hungerford Park were all part of its appeal. ‘We serve upmarket peasant food – unpretentious but full of flavour. When you travel you remember the taste of simple local dishes long after you’ve left. We aim to emulate that with our food. We can confidently say we’re local, organic and sustainable - my parents are just down the road rearing lambs, pigs and geese, curing their own meats and growing fruit and veg. We feel incredibly lucky to source so much produce from them.’ The menu changes every two weeks and Ollie’s always looking to combine local ingredients in an imaginative way. Their unique and popular woodfired pizza works on the same principles. Local sourcing is everywhere from the ales through to artisan spirits and coffee. This is a pub with a difference. The shop upstairs has unique vintage furniture, accessories and village essentials and the private dining room seats up to 16. An art gallery and indoor cinema are in the plans and they regularly host quality live music. Ollie also offers cookery classes. ‘Every decision has been made with a lot of thought behind it. With our arts programme we want to give upcoming artists the wings to fly.’...»

  • Indigo Antiques & Interiors

    Inspired by a love of travel Marion and Richard Lightbown set up Indigo Antiques & Interiors in the early 1970s to introduce beautiful hand crafted Asian furniture to the UK. ‘After meeting in Australia Richard & I returned overland to the UK in a van we bought in Kathmandu. While in Delhi we met a lovely couple whose home was furnished with a fabulous mix of European antiques & Indian pieces. Enthused by what we saw we started importing furniture from Asia, first selling it from a market stall in Camden.’ Since then they’ve had shops in London & Bath – they’ve been at their showroom in Manningford Bruce near Pewsey for 15 years. Brimming with beautifully preserved original painted furniture, they also stock collectibles such as mirrors, Rajasthani bedspreads & handmade paper products. Their shop is an eclectic mix of restored antiques & quirky pieces. ‘We love the original painted furniture from Tibet and Mongolia but that’s high end, so we also sell a more affordable custom made range from China. Like the UK the Chinese use walnut & elm, so the furniture is as comfortable in country homes & cottages as in its native home. Many of the pieces have stunning intricate patterns & our showroom is constantly changing as antiques are so unique’. It’s an unexpected treasure trove that’s a little bit different from the mainstream. Pop in next time you’re passing & you won’t regret it. ...»

  • Digger & Mojo

    Clarissa and Yosh Reilly used to live in Papua New Guinea, where the local motto “expect the unexpected” fits their new vintage furniture emporium in Pewsey very well. Digger and Mojo is a great place for browsing. Here you’ll find a real mix of quirky, fun furniture, and cool 60’s designs amongst more classic and decorative pieces; all chosen for their character and lovingly restored with traditional skills. Clarissa hunts out pieces at auctions, fairs and salvage yards “I always look out for items that have something special to say, and keep a list of things that people have asked us to search for. Some we refurbish to our own designs, and some we keep ready for you to select the colour, finish and fabric that best suits your home.” “There is nothing quite like this between London and Bath, and while our website prices all include shipping to anywhere in the UK, for Wiltshire locals shopping and taking items home themselves from our workshop, we give great discounts. As an example we’ve recently restored a fabulously elaborate Italian mirror. In London it would be over £2000, whereas ours direct from the workshop is just under £500.” ...»

  • Buckerfields Barn & Sonia's Plants

    Buckerfields Barn Apartments in Ogbourne St George adjoin The Ridgeway, Europe’s oldest thoroughfare, surrounded by beautiful Wiltshire countryside with stunning views of the Marlborough Downs and set in pretty landscaped gardens and lawns for all to use. Sonia Wright runs a specialist plant nursery on the site just outside Marlborough and she and her husband Terence have renovated the barn to provide four cosy self-catering apartments, perfect for couples or small groups who want to explore the area. “We wanted to create the sort of places we would enjoy staying in” says Terence “so we’ve paid particular attention to providing comfortable beds, well equipped kitchens and spacious bathrooms.” There is underfloor heating throughout from the ground source heat system with limestone flags on the ground floor. Each apartment has a sunny garden room as well as its own style and character plus everything you will need to make you feel at home.  The specialist nursery that surrounds the barn is what makes these apartments unique.  Here Sonia grows interesting and unusual plants - Look out for old-fashioned roses, Barnhaven primroses, scented leaf geraniums and lots more including her hens! ...»

  • Radish Loves

    Discover a children’s shop that’s a little bit different from the mainstream, just off the High Street in Marlborough. After years as a buyer for Harrods and ASOS, owner Amy is now using that expertise to put together some more unusual collections in her own shop. ‘I moved to Marlborough with my husband in 2010 and 3 children later, and the challenges of commuting, I’ve decided to do something for myself. We’re a childrenswear, party & gift shop for 0-8 years. We’re focused on finding quality brands that you wouldn’t ordinarily find on the High Street.’ And it’s certainly brimming with beautiful things. There’s a wide variety of clothing including some fabulous party wear with tutus in all shades. Pop in to find the perfect newborn gift, bedroom accessories such as wall stickers and lighting, and a lovely cosmetics range and handmade hair accessories for little girls who love to be pampered. ‘This is a one stop shop where there’s something for everyone. We can help with themed parties right through from invites to balloons, cupcakes and party wear. If you’re after something specific and we don’t have it, we’ll order it in for you. Just ask.’ Situated in Hughenden Yard it’s got everything you need and stock is also available online. Reward yourself with a little detour from the High Street - you’ll love it! ...»