Tewkesbury is a delightful shopping destination, perfect for those who like to browse at their leisure, exploring the mixture of independent local shops with high street brands.
Tewkesbury boasts pretty gift shops which are in keeping with its stunning historic surroundings. Shops such as Hazel and Clove and Cards and Gifts are full of inspiration for gifts and presents. Pretty Special is bursting with unusual items with an ethnic touch; other independent shops such as Gallery Boutique, Kudos and Indika sell fashion, bags and jewellery.
The town offers popular brand names. Visit Store Twenty One for stylish fashion or wrap up in a warm woolly jumper from Edinborough Woollen Mill. The town is also very convenient for more substantial food shop, as Morrisons, Aldi and Tesco Metro are found in the centre or on the outskirts.
As you wander through the ancient streets, there are many places which are perfect if you are feeling peckish. Café au Chocolat is a friendly independent coffee shop specialising in delicious homemade chocolate treats. Moreover, The Carousel and Sweets & Treats are packed full of traditional confectionary items; add to the uniqueness of Tewkesbury. At 1471 Delicatessen, watch your sandwich being made in front of you from good quality products.
There are many other local businesses in Tewkesbury. JW Jennings is a family business which specialises in offering the finest handmade oriental rugs. The award-winning Halfords Traditional Butchers sell meats which are British and local, stocking the classic Gloucester Old Spot Pork.
A traditional market is held twice a week where you can find a range of fruit and vegetables. Additionally, you will find The Farmers and Craft Market on the second Saturday of every month. This gives you the opportunity to buy locally manufactured food from farmers and producers, such as meats, cakes and breads. You will also find a variety of traditional and contemporary crafts by local artists.
For Historical mementos visit Tewkesbury Heritage Centre and pick up a pot of renowned Tewkesbury Mustard.