Shopping in Tenbury Wells
Tenbury is a bustling lively town with many long established businesses. There are no major supermarkets, although Tesco may be on its way to the old cattle market site, but this does not mean you are stuck for choice.
We do have our own small supermarket opposite the Round Market, Bowketts (www.Bowketts.co.uk) with its own in store butchers and both the Clockhouse and The Food Hall provide high quality meats, cheese and dairy produce.
Banfields hardware shop is one of those special places that seem to have disappeared from our high streets. You can buy everything from a single nail to a full size greenhouse. Likewise the other hardware shop is Caldicotts where you can buy everything from a brick to a lorry load of cement.
Brights Electrical supplies electrical goods of all descriptions at very competitive prices and there are two carpet and rug suppliers who can also arrange fitting.
Richard C Swift Ltd bake some of the best organic bread in the Midlands. Likewise a new addition to the bakery shops is Ashley’s Bread and Cakes
There is Graham’s Fresh Fish shop which always has a wide selection of fish from British shores and beyond and The Barn Shop greengrocers, open every day with fresh fruit and vegetables daily.
Tenbury has a selection of quirky bric-a-brac and antique shops. Always worth a look for a hidden treasure. There are also three charity shops which benefit local and national charities.
If you are looking for something really unusual, Spotty Dog and also Nice Things have a great selection of work by local and regional artists as well as that gift you have been looking for, for someone special. There is also Special Occasions selling cards and balloons.
Another example of a quality artist is Darren Pugh Design. The shop is stocked with some really interesting designer jewellery. There is also another jewellers, Berry’s.
A Spar, open every day from 7am until 11pm will provide for most needs including newspapers, alcohol and groceries. Likewise a small Co-op at the other end of town, in The Bromyard Road will supply all your grocery needs. There is also a news agents, Tenbury News which stocks newspapers, magazines and confectionary.
If you are thinking of moving in or out of the area, we have 3 Estate agents.
Swan Garage, just north of the bridge is an independent petrol station and we have three auto repair garages, two in Burford and Will’s Autos in the centre of town.
There are a selection of men’s and ladies’ hairdressers and also clothes shops. An old fashioned sweet shop is also very tempting for the young and young at heart.
There are two dentists and the doctor’s surgery plus an optician and the chemists
We still have our own post office and a library with internet access.
Most of the shops are independently owned and situated in Teme Street, Market Street and Cross Street and a short stroll can provide you with as much choice as you would get in very much larger towns and cities.
Buses run regularly, six days a week to Worcester and Kidderminster and less frequently to Hereford and Ludlow and local villages. Timetables are available from the Tourist Office in Teme Street or on line at www.worcestershire.gov.uk . Our nearest British Rail stations are at Ludlow or Leominster for the North / South line from Manchester to South Wales and Worcester or Kidderminster for Birmingham and London.