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The Insider’s Guide to Stamford and its Amazing Array of Independents #ShopStamford THE LITTLE BOOK OF STAMFORD

Stamford #ShopStamford Where to Shop • Where to Eat & Drink • Where to Relax • Where to Get Pampered • Where to Park

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ELCOME to Stamford, whether you are local, a visitor from elsewhere in the UK, or one of the many others from around the world who travel to discover and savour what our town has to offer. Stamford is a very special place. It has a unique character, amazing architecture and a multitude of heritage assets, with over 600 listed buildings, which are protected by the town’s conservation status. The Meadows offer incomparable views across Stamford with its five medieval churches, and the town also benefits from a multitude of other open green spaces and from having the world-renowned Burghley House and its magnificent Capability Brown-landscaped parkland on its doorstep. Sir John Betjeman described the town as the ‘most attractive’ in England, and more recently The Times called Stamford ‘the best-looking town in Britain’. The plaudits Stamford receives are too many to mention. It offers so much in addition to its heritage and architecture, too; it is a vibrant rural market town with an extraordinary range of quality, independent and family-run pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, retailers and health and beauty salons, which are a further attraction for visitors who prefer personal service over online convenience. ShopStamford has created this Little Book of Stamford to ensure that you are ‘in the know’ and can squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of your visit.

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In this guide we provide you with everything you need to know, including details of places to visit, places to stay, places to eat and where to park plus a complete listing of all our marvellous independent businesses. A great way to start your visit would be to do our Walk Around Stamford (p14), which takes just an hour, during which you will discover all that makes our town the special place it is. So please, enjoy your visit to Stamford, make the most of our Little Book of Stamford and be sure to let all your friends know what a gem of a town you have discovered in this quiet corner of Lincolnshire. The #ShopStamford team The Little Book of Stamford is produced by Local Living Ltd, publishers of Stamford Living magazine, on behalf of #ShopStamford. It is a non-profitmaking endeavour. Thanks to editors Nicholas and Clare, designers Steve and Calum, photographer Elli Dean (www.ellideanphotography.co.uk) and Claudia and Rachel. Cover cartoon and interior maps are by Stamfordbased artist Beach, www.beachy.org First edition 2019. Printed by Warners of Bourne Also available online at www.bestlocalliving.co.uk Find #ShopStamford at: www.shopstamford.co.uk @shopstamford @ShopStamfordUK

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Stamford Arts Centre A thriving multi-arts venue in the heart of Stamford

Theatre | Cinema | Music | Gallery | Café | Talks Comedy | Poetry | Dance | Workshops | Family Shows Cellar Bar | Tourist Information

Working to celebrate, enhance and develop the Arts in South Kesteven

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About #ShopStamford CONTENTS

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hopStamford is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, formed to drive Stamford’s visitor economy and to promote and support our town’s amazing independent retailers and traders. We know that our ‘indies’ are a major draw for visitors to Stamford, but they trade in an increasingly challenging environment, competing with multiples and online shopping. So, to ensure the continued vibrancy of our high street and to make certain our independents flourish, we created ShopStamford CIC. Our company brings together representatives of Stamford’s retailers in partnership with other businesses in the town that are key to its current and future prosperity – these include Burghley House, the Stamford Endowed Schools, Knead Pubs, Local Living magazines, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Sophie Allport and New College Stamford. We work collaboratively to provide a range of promotional activities (such as this Little Book of Stamford), events, training, ShopStamford merchandise and other services from which we believe all businesses, large and small, in our town will benefit. So, please, help us to ‘keep it local’ and support ShopStamford. Do you know, when you buy from one of our independents, someone actually does a little jig? Please enjoy your visit and our Little Book of Stamford.

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Welcome About #ShopStamford Things That Make Stamford So Special Major Events Places to Visit Markets and Retail Events A Walk Around Stamford Need to Know (Parking, Transport, Toilets) Stamford Overview Map

Listings By Area St Mary’s St Mary’s Street, St Mary’s Hill, St Mary’s Passage, Bath Row, Castle Street, Sheepmarket St Michael’s Broad Street, Red Lion Street, Silver Lane, Ironmonger Street, High Street, Stamford Walk, Cheyne Lane, Maiden Lane

St George’s & St Paul’s Star Lane, St Paul’s Street, St Leonard’s Street, St George’s Street, Blackfriars Street

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The stunning architecture

‘Stamfford Town is as fine a built town all of stone as may be seen.’ Celia Fiennes, 1697 Sir Walter Scott proclaimed it to be ‘The finest stone town in England’ John Betjeman described it as ‘England’s best town’ The Sunday Times consistently lists it as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK

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The Churches

ST MARTIN’S, mainly 15th century, is built in the perpendicular style. It contains a number of nationally important memorials to the Cecil family. ST MARY’S dates from the 13th century. It has a decorated medieval wagon vault ceiling and some excellent restoration work in the Arts and Crafts style.

Stamford has the most listed buildings – 600 – of any town its size (and many much larger) in the country. It was the first town in the UK to be declared a conservation area, in 1967. Not surprisingly it has also been a popular film and TV location, including for ‘Middlemarch’ and ‘Pride & Prejudice’ in recent years. It has an almost unblemished historic core, with the view across The Meadows, the medieval churches, St George’s Square and Barn Hill being amongst the most perfect.

ST GEORGE’S dates back mainly to the 15th century and is the quaintest of our churches in the most perfect of settings. ST JOHN’S has been described as ‘an almost perfect example of the small perpendicular town church’. It is particularly noted for its beautiful 15th-century woodwork and stained glass.

ALL SAINTS dates back to the 13th century. Look up and you will see a sundial on the south side, installed in 2012 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stamford Civic Society.

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As your visits become more regular, you should certainly explore what’s on at the town’s leading venues, all of which were started by volunteers and remain dependent on our patronage. The Stamford Arts Centre was established in the 1960s, incorporating the Assembly Room, dating back to 1727, and the Georgian theatre, built in 1768. Throughout the year professional touring theatre companies visit the theatre, which doubles up as a thriving cinema (celebrating 25 years in 2019). The ballroom regularly hosts a range of concerts, as well as dances and workshops. Find what’s on at: www.stamfordartscentre.com

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The Meadows

The Meadows became Common Land as a result of the Enclosure Act of 1871 and ever since they have been at the hub of leisure activities for townsfolk and visitors alike, hosting many events across the year and always a good spot for a picnic, to knock a ball about or to play a game of cricket.

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Burghley House

Burghley House is regarded as one of the finest Elizabethan houses in the country, and, as well as the glories of the house, the Sculpture Park, Garden of Surprises and the park are not to be missed. From town it also makes a delightful 30-minute walk to the house, along the river and through the park.

Originally constructed as an exchange hall in 1858, The Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre has been a full-time theatre for over 10 years, fulfilling its mission to promote excellence in the arts by giving local performers the opportunity to showcase their talents on a professional stage; it also brings travelling West-End shows and top artists from all over the country. Find what’s on at: www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk The Stamford Shakespeare Company is based at Tolethorpe Hall, a couple of miles to the north of Stamford. Nothing is more agreeable than getting a group of friends and a picnic together to enjoy one of their openair performances during the summer months. Find what’s on at: www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk

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The #Indies We’ve talked about them already, but this is one of the major reasons you are here, and these 250 heroes are what make Stamford such a thriving town today, bucking the national trend!

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Quirky History

• The Baths in Bath Row (you can’t miss the sign on the front of the building) were established by four local doctors in 1722 for the wellbeing of the inhabitants

8 • Stamford was nearly another Oxbridge university! Visit the Brazenose Gate at the end of St Paul’s Street, associated with the succession of students from Oxford in 1333 trying to set up a new university. • Bull running was started in Stamford in the 16th century by Earl Warrene and was only finally banned in 1837. • Daniel Lambert died in Stamford in 1809. At the time of his death he weighed 52 stones 11 pounds and had a waist measurement of 9 feet 4 inches. It took 20 men half an hour to get his coffin into the grave, which is in the second churchyard of St Martin’s Church. • The Stamford Mercury is the oldest continuously published newspaper title in the UK, starting life in 1712. • Parts of the Town Wall are still evident (Castle Dyke, St Peter’s Street, North Street).

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The Hostelries

Stamford was at the centre of the coaching trade in the 18th century, and many of the hostelries grew and thrived during that period, including The Bull & Swan, The George and The Crown. The George dates back to 1541. For many people, when you say you live in Stamford they say, ‘Ah yes, I’ve visited The George, on my way to…’ Both Charles I and William III did just that too.

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The surrounding countryside

We are blessed living alongside Rutland, a county described as ‘The Cotswolds without the crowds’ and with the incomparable Rutland Water, the largest man-made lake in Europe, offering water sports, cycling, birdwatching, and even a beach!

A welcoming place

Stamford folk are naturally welcoming. It’s a place to catch up with friends and to get to know the shopkeepers, not to be too rushed. There is a great sense of community, with nearly 200 societies and clubs. Second Helpings is a good example; based behind Barn Hill Methodist Church, this is a ‘Pay-as-you-Feel’ social café, open 12–2pm every Saturday, aiming to cut down on food waste by using food past its best-before date but still delicious. Generally speaking, Stamford is a dog-friendly place, with many bowls dotted around outside shops, and many establishments welcoming dogs inside.

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Spring There has been a Mid-Lent Fair in Stamford for over 800 years, starting life as a cloth and luxury-goods market and now a funfair that every Stamford youngster looks forward to each year. It always comes to town on Mothering Sunday and runs for a week (23–28 March 2020), extending along Broad Street, through Red Lion Square and Sheepmarket and down to Bath Row.

Summer June-August: Stamford Shakespeare Season at Tolethorpe. The productions in 2020 are ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. The Stamford Festival, in late June, provides a week of events for the people of Stamford, courtesy of the Stamford Festival committee. the Stamford and District Kiwanis, the Stamford and District Lions, and the British Legion. Its highlight is the parade of floats. Find out more at www.stamfordfestival.co.uk Stamford in Bloom, co-ordinated by Ann Ellis, will be in its third year in 2020 and is going from strength to strength. Judging generally takes place in early July. Look out for

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MAJOR EVENTS

fabulous flower displays and the ‘flower chairs’ dotted around town – they got a mention on BBC Radio 4! You can follow their Facebook page @StamfordinBloom. Stamford Car Show, August Bank Holiday Sunday. An engaging spectacle, held on The Meadows annually. Find out more on Facebook.

Autumn The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials runs from 2–6 September in 2020; it’s a 5* event, attracting the best riders from around the world. The Wednesday (new day) is for amateur eventing athletes, while Thursday and Friday are dressage, Saturday is the cross country and Sunday is the show jumping. Many people visit for the vast array of trade stands selling everything you can imagine. Local businesses are well represented with stalls; these include jewellers Dawson of Stamford, a firm that has had a stand here every year for the last 40 years. The Stamford Georgian Festival takes place at the end of September (every two years, next due in 2021). Events include street markets, re-enactions, a costumed ball and a costumed Sunday ‘Promenade’. Find out more at: www.stamfordgeorgianfestival.co.uk

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PLACES TO VISIT Stamford Library Heritage Display, 30 High Street This heritage display provides you with a brief history of the town and houses some interesting artefacts. Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–4pm, Sun closed. (For more heritage information, there is an outdoor photographic display of the town’s history in Mallory Lane, a passage that leads off Sheepmarket.)

Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St mary’s street

All Saints’ Brewery, 22 All Saints’ Street

The gallery at the Arts Centre exhibits local and touring artists’ work year-round, and there is a very good chance there will be an Restored Victorian steam brewery with awardexhibition when you visit. Welland Valley Art winning fruit beers. Tours and tastings by Society (www.wellandvalleyartsociety.co.uk) advance booking, call 01780 752186. has a lot of members based in Stamford and the surrounding villages. Many of the artists exhibit here regularly, and the Society also has two exhibitions at the Arts Centre every year. Local artists include: Fenella Beauchamp, bold and decorative canvases; Katie Cardew (www.kcillustrations.co.uk), maps and illustrations; Robert Fogell (www.robfogell.co.uk), sculpture; Jane Hindmarch, abstract landscapes, Resident Artist at Stamford Arts Centre; Karen Neale (www.karenneale.co.uk), beautiful line drawings; Sarah Jennings (www.sarahjenningsartist.com), landscapes; Shalini Austin (www.shaliniaustin.co.uk), copper metalsmith. Art by Karen Neale

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Browne’s Hospital, Broad Street Browne’s Hospital is a medieval almshouse, founded in 1475 by wealthy wool merchant William Browne to provide a home and a house of prayer for 12 poor men and two poor women. Tours can be booked by ringing 01780 765002 and cost £5 per head.

Burghley House Burghley House, a half-hour walk or 10-minute drive from the centre of town, is regarded as one of the finest Elizabethan houses in the country and, as well as the glories of the house, the Sculpture Park (new artworks each year), the Garden of Surprises (with fountains that children love to splash in) and the park are not to be missed. Tickets bought online are classified as annual passes at no extra cost, which represents excellent value for regular visitors. Full details at www.burghley.co.uk

Stamford Town Hall, St Mary’s Hill Constructed in 1728, this historic building houses an extensive collection of regalia. Free tours on Fridays include the Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Regalia, Courtroom, Malcolm Sargent Room and Council Chamber. Donations go towards the building’s renovation. Call 01780 753808 for details.

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BURGHLEY England’s Greatest Elizabethan House

Photos courtesy of John Lawrence, and Lee Hellwing

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MARKETS AND RETAIL EVENTS Regular markets and stalls ■ The Friday Market takes place in Broad Street and Ironmonger Street every Friday, from 8.30am to 4pm. It is a social hub of the town, with lots of friendly banter and greetings. There are about 90 traders, both casual and regular. Stalls include fruit and veg, bakery, specialist foods, flowers, cushions, clothes, bags, shoes, birdboxes, candles, and hats, amongst many others. ■ The Farmers’ Market takes place in the High Street every other Friday. It comprises several local farm and artisan producers. Dates in 2019 include 18 October, 1, 15 and 29 November and 13 December. Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese, which has a stand there, has a good calendar of the dates for 2020: www.lincolnshirepoachercheese.com ■ Red Lion Square markets take place on a Friday, with an emphasis on jewellery and gifts, and on a Saturday, with more of a food emphasis, including Thai (Tuk Tuk Foods) and Leaf & Beans coffee bar. ■ Nathan’s Fruit & Veg Stall is in the High Street (bottom of Ironmonger Street) from Monday to Saturday 7am–4pm (main market on Friday). Expect great chat, and keen prices at the end of the day!

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Stamford Christmas Market and Lights Switch On Sunday 24 November 2019, festive family fun and stalls across town Christmas Late-Night Shopping Thursday 12 December 2019, 6–9pm, with free parking available in town and shops open later than usual Keep in touch with events at: www.shopstamford.co.uk #ShopStamford INTRO PAGES 2-17 CRJSH2.indd 13

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A Walk Around Stamford this takes about one hour 1

Begin your walk on The Meadows, with the classic view of Stamford and the charming Welland River. (If you’ve driven to Stamford, park in Bath Row or at The Cattlemarket car park, see p17.)

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Head south over the river, past The George hotel’s entrance on your left and up Wothorpe Road, taking the first left (Church Street), which brings you out on High Street St Martin’s, named after the church of the same name now opposite you. St Martin’s holds the splendid tombs of the Cecil family of Burghley House. If time allows, pop into the graveyard behind the church – if you look over the wall on the lefthand side, there’s a fine, unexpected view over the town’s rooftops.

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Next, head north back down St Martin’s, towards town to admire some of its finest Georgian architecture. Pass The George’s front entrance, cross the town bridge and make your way up St Mary’s Hill. On your right is Stamford’s Town Hall; at the top of the hill is St Mary’s.

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Turn right just before the church, into St Mary’s Place. Walk around to the northeastern corner of the square and turn right onto St Mary’s Street, where you can admire yet more of the glorious Georgian architecture for which Stamford is famed – it may all be familiar from the BBC series ‘Middlemarch’, which was filmed right here.

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Pass the Stamford Arts Centre and Tourist Information Centre (invaluable) and you reach the Georgian St George’s Square. Pass the church on

the left-hand side and head into St George’s Street, which swings left and takes you into the High Street.

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Turn right here and head along St Paul’s Street as far as Stamford School, founded in 1532. Retrace your steps and turn right into Star Lane and then Broad Street, where the market is held on Fridays. Landmarks heading west on Broad Street include the old School of Art (on your left), Stamford’s Roman Catholic Church (on your right), the Stamford Corn Exchange (now a theatre – on your left) and (on your right) Browne’s Hospital, founded by wealthy wool merchant William Browne in 1475.

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As you reach the end of Broad Street, you’ll come to a fork in the road – take the left-hand branch (Red Lion Street), which leads down to All Saints’ Church, and to Red Lion Square. If you glance over to your left at this point, you’ll see another of Stamford’s five medieval churches: St John the Baptist, recognisable by the crenellated top of its square tower. Meanwhile, to the right of All Saints’ Church is Barn Hill, one of the town’s most quintessential streets and well worth the excursion. It is generally regarded as Stamford’s finest residential street.

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Finally, exit Red Lion Square down Horseshoe Lane, in the southwest corner and through Sheepmarket with its striking modern rendition of an Eleanor Cross; and then head down Castle Dyke. Admire the medieval arches at the bottom on the right, all that remains of Stamford Castle. You have now reached The Meadows once again and the end of your walk.

If you would like to go on an organised walking tour of Stamford, enquire via the Stamford Tourist Information Centre. Tours take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and start and finish at Stamford Arts Centre. Visit www.stamfordartscentre.com/whats-on/all-shows/guided-walkingtours-of-stamford for dates and to book. See also p33 and p34 of this book’s listings.

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NEED TO KNOW Stamford Tourist Information Centre (TIC), including accommodation help Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DL, 01780 755611, Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday closed An incredibly useful resource to find out what you need to know about the town; very friendly staff led by Mary. Also, extremely helpful with booking overnight accommodation. Typical trip advisor comment: ‘Unless you know it is there, you would probably miss it. The TIC provides a tremendous service to locals and visitors alike. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff were exceptional.’ CAR PARKS Name Postcode # of spaces 1 Wharf Road PE9 2EB 200 (Long Stay) 2 Cattlemarket PE9 2WB 310 (Long Stay)

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Walking time to Red Lion Square

TOILETS Red Lion Square Mon-Thur 9am-6pm, Fri 7.30am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am4pm. Disabled toilet. Cost: 20p (kids free). Stamford Arts Centre When the Centre is open (long hours). Disabled toilets. Free.

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£1.80 up to 3 hours, 7 mins £3 all day

Full on busy days, (Fri/Sat), good turnover

£1.80 up to 3 hours, 6 mins £3 all day

Full on busy days, (Fri/Sat), good turnover

3 St Leonard’s St PE9 2HX 40 £1.30 for 2 hours 6 mins (Short Stay)

Hard to find a space here except at quiet times

4 Bath Row (Short Stay)

PE9 2WE 50 (East of Castle Dyke)

£1.30 for 2 hours

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5 Bath Row (Street Parking)

PE9 2QU 92 (West of Castle Dyke)

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6 Scotgate PE9 2YE 70 £1.30 for 2 hours 3 mins (Short Stay)

Worth checking if you are coming in from the north

7 North Street PE9 1EG 110 £1.30 for 2 hours 4 mins (Short Stay)

Gets full quickly on busy days

8 Broad Street PE9 1PG 85 (Street Parking)

Free for one hour, 3 mins no return within one hour. No parking on Friday (market day)

Often a space opens up here, but beware, it’s only for an hour

Street Parking Various Est. 150 in Centre

Free for two hours, 3-6 mins Need to hover or no return within know your spots one hour Sun, Bank Hols & 6pm–8am free (all car parks)

STAMFORD RAILWAY STATION Station Road, PE9 2JP. Ticket office open Monday to Saturday 6.20am-12.30pm; automatic ticket machine accessible at all times. Run by East Midlands Trains. Direct services include Oakham, Leicester and Birmingham to the west, and Peterborough, Ely, Cambridge and Stansted to the southeast.

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STAMFORD BUS STATION St Peter’s Hill, PE9 2PE Regular local series. See www.delainebuses. com for timetables, and National Express.

TAXIS ABC Taxis Stamford 01780 252525 Ace Cabs Stamford 01780 767676 Stamford Taxis 01780 753300 The taxi rank is in Broad Street by the Corn Exchange (PE9 1PX), except on Fridays (market day), when it is in Star Lane (PE9 1PG).

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St Mary’s St Mary’s Street, St Mary’s Place, St Mary’s Hill, St Mary’s Passage, Bath Row, Castle Street, Sheepmarket St Mary’s is at the very heart of Stamford’s ‘indie’ community, offering a fabulous range of goods and services in beautiful surroundings. The vibrancy of this area has been helped by landlords who actively like to support independents. Pop round Georgian St Mary’s Place behind the church or through the Norman arch of St Mary’s Passage to really get a feel for the many layers of history in this area. Business 1 No1 Kitchen 2 Paul Richman 3 Marcia May Mini 4 Bakehouse Kitchen Studio 5 Black Orchid 6 The Fine Food Store 7 Anand Shoes of Stamford 8 Cloisters Bistro 9 Marcia May Shoes 10 St Mary’s Dental Practice 11 Attic of Stamford 12 Murano Silver 13 Iris & Violet 14 King West 15 RUBIROX 16 More Travel 17 Chez Soi

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1 No1 Kitchen Bar & Grill Restaurant/Diner 1 Castle Street, Stamford, PE9 2RA No1 Kitchen is an independent family business serving delicious food and drink in the heart of Stamford. The staff are passionate about quality handmade food using the freshest ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes. It is their belief that great food and drink should be served in an environment to match, so the style here is comfy and contemporary, and the team is friendly and efficient. They have one rule: service with a smile! You can indulge in build-your-own platters and choose from a range of succulent burgers, chicken, ribs, steak, skewers, salads and more. This interactive dining style gives customers the option to share or mix and match. Drinks include 40+ gins, cocktails (2 for £10 all day everyday), beers, wines, spirits, milkshakes and coffees. Catering for solo diners, date night, catch ups with friends to large groups, the No1 Kitchen has something for everyone, whatever the occasion. SPECIAL FEATURES: Food served all day, child friendly, terrace, function room, group bookings, exclusive hire, guesthouse and holiday let accommodation (No1 Guest House, 12 East Street, and No1 Town House, 2 Castle Street) 01780 766522 no1-kitchen.co.uk @no1kitchen @No1 Kitchen

2 Paul Richman Exclusive Menswear Retailer 44 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS Paul Richman menswear has been established in Stamford for over 40 years. A special shopping experience is offered here – not only in terms of beautiful stock, but also in that they make all aspects of clothing, specialising in made-to-measure Eton shirts, Magee suits jackets and trousers. Brands stocked include Barker shoes, Hiltl and M.E.N.S trousers, Poggianti shirts, and Van Buck ties as well as a range of outerwear and accessories in a wide range of stunning fabrics. When you require a suit, jacket or trousers, Magee of Ireland – another of the upmarket brands available here – provide over 200 fabrics and trim options in sizes ranging from 36-inch to 60inch chest to satisfy all your requirements. With a reputation that goes before them, the staff at Paul Richman will endeavour to make your shopping experience relaxed and enjoyable. They look forward to welcoming you. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm, air conditioning, personal service, dog friendly, military discount 01780 762389 @Paul Richman Menswear

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4 Bakehouse Kitchen Studio Hand-Crafted Kitchen Company 5 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE

3 Marcia May Mini Retailer of Children’s Shoes, Clothes, Toys and Gifts 42 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS Marcia May Mini is an independent children’s shop, stocking shoes and clothes as well as a range of toys and gifts. With shoes, the speciality is good-quality European brands of children’s footwear, including Lelly Kelly, Ricosta, Skechers and StartRite. There is a great range of school shoes up to an adult’s size 9 for girls and 11 for boys. The team are all trained fitters and can measure and fit your child to promote the best foot health and give the correct growing room in their shoes. The shop also stocks a small range of children’s clothing. Brands include Frugi (fun, organic cottons), MarMar (a lovely funky style from Copenhagen – new from 2019), Mayoral (Spanish styling) and Pigeon (beautiful organic cottons). There’s also an enticing range of funky gifts and toys – these have either an ethical or sustainable slant, and include brands such as Lanka Kade and Moulin Roty, as well as traditional toys from Big Jigs and Orchard.

Bakehouse is a family-run business, founded in 2008, offering the complete design, construction and installation of beautiful kitchens. The staff have a unique understanding of the need for a kitchen that truly is the heart of your home. Their wealth of knowledge allows them to work seamlessly within any time frame to create beautiful, accessible spaces with a high level of distinction and sophistication. They produce both traditional and contemporary kitchens with sublime architectural detail, and their work is always sympathetic to the property and its surroundings. To see all of Bakehouse’s design ranges, visit their stylish showroom on St Mary’s Street, where you will be warmly welcomed. SPECIAL FEATURES: Welcoming, knowledgeable staff, dog friendly, beautiful and innovative showroom 01780 767928 www.bakehousekitchens.co.uk @bakehousekitchens

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Sun 11am–4pm, customer loyalty card for shoes 01780 754400 @marciamaymini

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5 Black Orchid Retailer of Womenswear and Interiors 7 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE Black Orchid was established in 1985 by Kate and Craig Benson. Working on the principle that more is more, they have a maximalist approach to display, but the stock has a broader appeal than the Bohemian atmosphere might suggest. The stock includes clothes by Adini, Capri, Ralston and Sahara, to name just a few, and shoes by Laura Vita and Tamaris. Costume jewellery hangs above the rails, and there are ten cabinets of sterling silver jewellery and semi-precious stones. At the back of the shop and down the corridor is the ‘Aladdin’s Cave’, full of unusual gifts and soft furnishings – from dream-catchers to patchwork quilts, English-made pottery to luxurious velvet cushions, and silk flowers to jute rugs! Black Orchid is, and always has been, a Fair Trade company. The team is on hand to help and advise, but high-pressure selling has never been the style here; the staff rely instead on satisfied customers coming back, time and again. Come in and explore! SPECIAL FEATURES: Closed on Sun and Mon 01780 754140 www.blackorchidltd.co.uk

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6 The Fine Food Store Gastro Café 37 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS The Fine Food Store is a unique gastro café, with a beautiful enclosed courtyard garden, tranquilly set away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. The café is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, seven days a week, and serves a range of sweet and savoury dishes. Customers travel far and wide for the afternoon tea picnic benches that are packed with homemade delicacies, changing by the season. The café’s unmissable cakes are cooked by its brilliant sister company, Deliciously Different Cakes, in Stamford – favourites include the raspberry and white chocolate cake, and the courgette cake, which has a loyal following. Local bakery Askers supplies its famous teacakes and doorstop bread for sandwiches. The Fine Food Store is now celebrating 16 years of providing Stamford with delicious treats and excellent coffee. Pop in and see the team for a taste of what Stamford has to offer. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Sun, dog friendly, take away and delivery service, amazing afternoon teas, secret garden 01780 754222 finefoodsstamford @The Fine Food Store

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7 Anand Shoes of Stamford Shoe Shop (Retail and Repairs) 8 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE Anand Shoes of Stamford is a family-run business that originally started in Zanzibar, Tanzania, over 65 years ago. Manish and Radhika established the third generation of the family business by opening the first store in Stamford, amassing a loyal customer base. Anand stocks a wide range of British quality handmade shoes and leather goods as well as an enticing selection of Steiff bears and collectable soft toys. The staff carry out quality repairs on footwear, luggage and handbags as well as offering key cutting, embossing of leather goods, engraving, watch batteries, straps and repairs. Brands stocked include: Ashwood, Berwick, Joseph Cheaney, Church’s, Crockett and Jones, Pioneros, Alfred Sargent, Steiff, Steptronic, Tricker’s, Jeffery West and RM Williams. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily in Dec, dog friendly, Stamford Card accepted, fantastic range of Steiff soft toys 01780 767688 www.anandofstamford.com anandshoesofstamford28

8 Cloisters Bistro Italian Restaurant 9 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE Cloisters Italian Bistro is located in the heart of Stamford on picturesque St Mary’s Street. Owned and run by husband-and-wife duo Dan and Jen since January 2017, it has a team of friendly and passionate staff. The menu is based around great antipasti, hand-stretched pizzas, tasty pasta and grill dishes, and delicious salads, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers where possible, with some special ingredients imported from Italy. Check out the website to see the menus and don’t forget to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Cloisters also offers great coffee and has a well-stocked bar with an exclusively Italian wine list. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Tue to Sat for lunch and dinner, set menu at lunchtime with two courses for £14 and three for £17, Stamford Card accepted for main food menu for tables of two or under 01780 755162 www.cloistersbistro.co.uk @Cloistersbistro @CloistersStamford

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10 St Mary’s Dental Practice Dentist 34a St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS

9 Marcia May Shoes Retailer of Men’s and Women’s Shoes and Bags 36 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS Marcia May is one of those rare independent shoe retailers. The speciality here is highquality European comfort brands, but there’s no sacrifice on style! The experienced staff pick from the fashion ranges of their brands, bringing you styles that are not often seen in the average shoe store. Marcia May stocks great German brands, including Gabor, Josef Seibel and Rieker, known for their quality and fit, and the shop is the largest Gabor stockist in the East Midlands. There are also lovely shoes from Spain and Portugal, such as HB, Paula Urban and Pikolinos, a range of beautiful shoes from Hogl of Austria, and great styles from Ecco of Denmark. A welcoming, wonderfully stocked independent shop that is well worth a visit!

St Mary’s Dental Practice aims to provide dental care of the highest quality in a professional, friendly, relaxed environment. The emphasis is on preventative and cosmetic dentistry, ensuring that plenty of time is afforded to every individual. The practice is amalgam free, with the team using highquality dental materials and working towards the practice mantra of ‘caring for you and your smile’. Treatment is available privately, either through Denplan or on a pay-as-you-go basis. A full range of dental treatment is offered, including smile makeovers, root canal therapy, restorative treatments, first line periodontal treatment, orthodontics including invisible braces, implant dentistry and teeth whitening. The team prides itself in maintaining a personable, expert service, with patient health, safety, confidentiality and individual needs being met and fully respected. Why not call in and let them get you smiling again! SPECIAL FEATURES: Emergency service for the practice’s Denplan and private patients 01780 755005 www.stmarysdentalstamford.co.uk @stmarysstreetdentalsurgery

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Sun 11am–4pm, Stamford Card accepted, dog friendly (unless your dog is very wet, when unfortunately, they will have to wait in the porch) 01780 762699 @marciamayshoes

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12 Murano Silver Jewellers 32 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS Murano Silver is an independent jewellers offering a wide variety of styles in a friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Owner Molly Clegg specialises in finding and promoting brands and designers you can’t find everywhere else and focuses on bringing sustainably sourced, well-priced, handmade jewellery from over 20 local, national and global silversmiths to Stamford.

11 Attic of Stamford

SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, free gift wrapping 01780 764386 @murano_silver @muranosilverjewellery

Ladies’ Fashion Retailer 33 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS Attic offers a great choice of fabulous clothes and accessories, which are carefully chosen from inspiring and unique brands. Their clothes are expertly curated and beautifully displayed, and offer the perfect mix of affordable, easy-to-wear, unique pieces for the independently stylish woman. Whether you are looking for a flattering pair of jeans or an original outfit for a special occasion, Attic has the answer. Come and visit this award-winning shop in historic Stamford and be inspired. You will be greeted with a warm welcome by Attic’s experienced team. See you soon! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Sun, generous loyalty scheme, seasonal fashion events, gift wrapping, mailing service 01780 766667 www.atticofstamford.co.uk @atticofstamford @Attic_News

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13 Iris & Violet Womenswear and Homeware Boutique 31 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DS Iris & Violet is an independent shop selling a carefully curated range of clothing, accessories and homeware from a range of unique brands and designers. It’s a space where lifestyle and fashion co-exist – a unique product offering at an affordable price. The clothing and homewares are merchandised together to create aesthetically exciting colour palettes and trend stories; there is a focus on colours, fabrics and textures to create choice for the customer. The clothing is modern, and trend focused, without being too fashion forward, in order to appeal to a broad target market. There is a lovely mix of casual clothing/daywear and more formal fashion/eveningwear (lots of gorgeous dresses). Iris & Violet also sells a small selection of fashion jewellery, candles/fragrances and cards. It is the perfect place to pop in for a gift. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily (excluding Bank Hols), dog-friendly shop, free wrapping for gift items 01780 762111 www.irisandvioletstamford.com @irisandvioletstamford @Iris & Violet

14 King West Chartered Surveyors, Estate and Land Agents 13 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE King West is a respected, broad-based firm of Chartered Surveyors, located in the heart of Stamford with another office in Market Harborough. Covering the East Midlands and specialising in the sale of town, country and village property, the firm also has a presence in London, which enables potential purchasers from the area to see key country houses from the East Midlands. Tom Wilson and Lois Simpson from the Stamford office are friendly and welcoming, as well as extremely knowledgeable and professional. They actively encourage you to visit their office to discuss any of your property-related concerns. Clients have included major lending institutions such as banks and building societies, builders and developers, solicitors, accountants, financial advisors, trustees and private clients. SPECIAL FEATURES: Valuation expertise with over 30 years’ experience and four full-time RICS Registered Valuers 01780 484 520 www.kingwest.co.uk @kingwestagents @kingwest.co.uk @KingWestAgents

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15 RUBIROX Jewellers 14 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DF

RUBIROX is an independently owned family jewellers, whose stylish, contemporary store opened its doors in 2010. Since then they have grown their collection of brands to become ‘Stamford’s destination store for designer jewellery and watches’. Over 20 brands from across the world are stocked, including ChloBo, Daisy London, Links of London, Nomination, Olivia Burton, Pandora, Thomas Sabo and Swarovski. RUBIROX’s staff take pride in the jewellery they sell and the service they offer, achieving the PANDORA Shop-in-Shop of The Year award in 2017 as well as being featured in the Top 100 Inspiring Independent Jewellery Retailers 2017 and 2018 and being shortlisted for multiple accolades at the 2018 UK Jewellery Awards. They guarantee you a warm welcome – their fabulous team members will be delighted to assist you as you browse the extensive collection of jewellery and watches. SPECIAL FEATURES: Stamford Card accepted, gift wrapping, watch batteries, jewellery cleaning, online shopping with free delivery over £30, or free click and collect 01780 755996 www.rubirox.co.uk @rubiroxjewellers @rubiroxjeweller

16 More Travel Travel Agent 15 St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DF

More Travel is an unusual combination of high street shop and online agency. You’ll find all the warmth and expertise of an independent business, but underpinning this are some of the UK’s most commercially savvy tour operators, meaning you’ll benefit from special relationships with highly influential luxury travel providers and from impressively keen pricing. First-hand knowledge and attention to detail are what set this business apart, and a unique understanding of the demands of affluent travellers and worldly explorers are key to its success. Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Dubai, India (and the Indian Ocean), New Zealand and the USA are all destinations that can be confidently arranged. More Travel’s excellent relationships with groups including Club Med, Ikos, Sani, Simpson Travel and Oetker Collection mean that the agency’s pricing might just surprise you for trips closer to home, too! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9.30am-5pm (online live chat available in the evenings), fully automated and QR code-driven online honeymoon gift list service, Mr & Mrs Smith partnership status, cruise portfolio 01780 433333 www.more-travel.co.uk @moretravelstamford @moretravel1

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18 YOU

Gift and Lifestyle Boutique 30 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL

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Furniture and Decorative Accessories for the Home 16 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DF Stylishly housed in beautiful showrooms in the old Stamford Hotel building, Chez Soi offers a stunning selection of bespoke and vintage furniture, lighting, mirrors and decorative accessories for your home. The shop is renowned for its spectacular range of faux flowers and plants – you can mix and match these or take advantage of the professional bouquet making service on offer. From a comprehensive range of style and colour options, the team also creates bespoke dining tables to meet individual client specifications. Chez Soi is also an approved stockist of Annie Sloan, Farrow & Ball and Fenwick & Tilbrook paints and accessories.

Nestled in amongst the cobbles, in the shadows of the beautiful St Mary’s Church is YOU, ‘Stamford’s most established lifestyle boutique’. This independent retailer, which first opened in 1999, boasts a unique collection of gifts for living and giving. This lovely boutique has a large selection of baby gifts, soft toys, nightwear, lighting, photo frames, throws, toiletries and much, much more, with its most popular brands including Jellycat, Maileg, L’Occitane and Parlane. There’s also a wonderful, award-winning range of design-led greetings cards, gift wrap and stationery. Christmas is a special time of year for YOU, with customers looking forward to seeing the shop’s windows, displays and all things festive! The team love what they sell and pride themselves on delivering excellent customer service in a relaxed and friendly environment. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm and every day from Nov to Christmas, Stamford Card accepted, gift-wrapping available 01780 765001 www.youstamford.co.uk @youstamford @youlivingandgiving

SPECIAL FEATURES: Colour scheming and styling advice, furniture deliveries throughout the UK 01780 757446 www.chezsoi.co.uk @chezsoistamford

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19 Equilibrium Beauty Salon and Boutique Spa 21 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DG

Established in 2005, Equilibrium – Stamford’s only boutique spa – is one of the longest-running beauty businesses in the area. It is set within one of the town’s historic Georgian buildings with all its original features lovingly preserved. Imagine the weight being lifted off your shoulders as you feel warm hands massaging calming oils into your body, or hot stones gently relieving your stress. Relax in one of Equilibrium’s Bathing Rituals with a glass of fizz, unwind with a Clarins facial or discover new energy with Thalgo Spa Rituals. This is what ‘me time’ is all about at Equilibrium, where the team aim to nourish your mind, body and soul. Afterwards, enjoy downtime in the ‘Serenity’ relaxation area, with anything from a herbal tea to homemade brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Beauty, aesthetics, holistic treatments and spa rituals are all offered. Results-driven, anti-ageing, facials using state-of-the-art technology (CACI, Radio Frequency, Lipofirm, Pyramid Facelift) are a forté. SPECIAL FEATURES: Exclusive Clarins stockist, Stamford’s only dual or triple treatment room, bespoke spa days (groups/corporate), Stamford Card accepted, accessible ground-floor treatment rooms, gift vouchers, 24/7 online booking with the spa’s personalised app, dedicated Manicure and Pedicure area for individual or group bookings 01780 757579 www.equilibriumstamford.co.uk @equilibriumstamford

20 Stamford Arts Centre Theatre, Cinema, Gallery, Music Venue, Bar, Café 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL A thriving multi-arts venue, Stamford Arts Centre provides the opportunity to experience a wide selection of art forms from theatre, cinema, music and poetry to sculpture, dance, painting and drawing. Throughout the year, professional touring theatre companies visit the 166-seat theatre, which was built in 1768 and is one of the oldest provincial theatres in England. The theatre also doubles up as a cinema, where films from Hollywood blockbusters to kids’ movies and world cinema are shown. The Arts Centre’s beautiful ballroom regularly plays host to concerts, including a popular classical music season, as well as dances and workshops. Diverse art exhibitions can always be found in the Gallery, and the Centre is also the home of Stamford Tourist Information, a café, the Cellar Bar and the Gallery Bar – there really is something for all! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, dog-friendly café, CEA Card accepted, regular events and screenings for SEN audiences, captioned subtitled screenings for the deaf and hard of hearing, concessionary tickets prices Box Office (Mon–Sat 9.30am–8pm and Sun 1 hour before performance): 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com @stamfordarts

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22 Step Back in Time (Jill Collinge) 21 Stamford Tourist Information Centre Tourist Information, Shop, Visitor Service 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL Manned by professional and helpful staff, the Tourist Information Centre is based within Stamford Arts Centre and provides a full information service, including where to stay, places to visit, where to eat, and what’s on in and around Stamford. The Information Centre has a full range of traditional souvenirs of Stamford, including postcards, together with guides, timetables and maps to help you along your way. Whether you are a local resident or a regular visitor or, if this is your first time visiting this beautiful town, the staff are here to help with any queries you may have. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm, dog friendly, wheelchair accessible, disabled badge parking close by 01780 755 611 www.discoversouthkesteven.com www.stamfordartscentre.com/about-us/ tourist-information

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Tour Guide Location/Starting Point: Varies according to the walk being followed – contact Jill for details Jill Collinge is the official Stamford Town Guide, a Blue Tourist Board Badge Tour Guide, which RegisTeRed is the symbol of excellence guide in tourist guiding, with the motto ‘A Blue Badge Guide makes a good tour great.’ Jill has been the Town Guide for over 25 years, during which time she has acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and has had considerable experience in the media, both in local and national radio, tv and the press. You will find her walks entertaining and informative, and by doing them you will discover so much more about Stamford, one of the finest stone towns in England. Most of Jill’s business is now by recommendation and word of mouth from happy, satisfied visitors who have enjoyed the tours when coming to Stamford. The tours, which must be pre-booked, are available every day including Sundays, and they are tailor-made to suit individuals or groups in town on business or pleasure. SPECIAL FEATURES: Blue Badge Tour Guide, offers tailor-made tours, walks are on offer daily including Sundays 01780 729076 / 07712 853854 www.stamfordtours.co.uk

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23 Stamford Sights and Secrets Tours Guided Walking Tours Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL Stamford Sights and Secrets Tours offer historical and humorous guided walking tours around Stamford. Stroll through cobbled streets, gorgeous Georgian squares, spy medieval and Victorian sights and admire listed buildings en route. You’ll discover Stamford’s secrets and meet the faces behind the façades – stories of past residents, the great and not so good of this beautiful market town! Ninety-minute tours of Stamford (£7.50 adults, £6.50 conc, £20 family) take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am, and on Wednesdays between November and February. New themed tours: ‘Stamford at Christmas’ during November and early December, and ‘William Cecil (1st Lord Burghley) and Stamford’, coming in March 2020 to celebrate the 500th year of his birth. SPECIAL FEATURES: Guides are experienced and knowledgeable history graduates, book in advance or pay on the day – see the Arts Centre website and the tours website for details, dog friendly, children’s quiz Stamford Strollopoly included, private tours available 07534 308928 www.stamfordsightsandsecretstours.com @stamford_walking_tours @stamfordwalkingtours @StamfordTours

24 Stamford Beauty Beauty and Skincare Centre 15 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP Stamford Beauty was established in 2010 by highly qualified therapist Sarah Taylor, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Over the past 9 years, the business has grown, moving into a picturesque location at the top of St Mary’s Hill and now with a team of nine excellent, highly experienced therapists. Offering a wide range of luxurious treatments using leading brands, Stamford Beauty’s therapists ensure clients receive the best-quality product and treatment recommendations at every visit. They are proud to have been awarded Dermalogica Circle salon status for the past 6 years, in recognition of their ability to prescribe the best advice and treatment plans for their clients. Their Skin Expert therapists continue to attend regular training in order to keep informed on new innovative product releases. Other treatments on offer include: HD Brows, Eyelash Extensions, Micropigmentation and Dermal Fillers. SPECIAL FEATURES: Well-behaved dogs welcome, Stamford Card accepted, loyalty card scheme, late-night appointments available 01780 757108 www.stamfordbeauty.com @stamfordbeauty

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25 No.14 St Mary’s Hill Artisan Café, Wine Shop and Wine Bar No.14 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP No.14 St Mary’s Hill is a stylish, independent artisan café, wine shop and wine bar enjoying unbeatable views of the beautiful church and timeless St Mary’s Place opposite. Original Georgian features blend harmoniously with modern design, creating an ambience that is at once übertrendy and pleasantly welcoming. Alongside award-winning speciality coffee, organics teas and artisan soft drinks, there is an all-day food menu featuring the best of British and international specialist foods, and a cellar wine shop, ‘14 Below’. The Wine Bar offers an excellent, carefully curated wine list and 98% of the wines are exclusive to No.14 St Mary’s Hill. There is impressive, top-of-the-range wine technology here – it is the only venue in Stamford with a wine-preservation system and automatic dispenser that allows customers to sample different wines. SPECIAL FEATURES: Stamford’s only wine-preservation and dispensing machine, ‘Meet the Producer’ wine events, private hire and tastings, wine tasting cards (enabling you to serve yourself from the wine machine – these also make excellent gifts), open from 9.30am until 10pm, depending on the day of the week 01780 755551 www.no14stmaryshill.co.uk @no.14stamford @no14stmaryshill

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Middle Eastern Restaurant 13 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP Zada offers traditional Middle Eastern cuisine with an emphasis on home-style Turkish dishes. With its charming interior, colourful handcrafted chandeliers and sumptuous fabrics it is easy to imagine that you are in Turkey itself! Traditional mezzes, which are perfect for sharing, are the house speciality: large platters of freshly made hummus, homemade Ekmek (Turkish flatbreads), Baba Ganoush , chargrilled lamb kofte, falafel and Turkish Borek to name just a few tempting dishes. Boasting a charcoal grill ensures the tastiest and most flavoursome meats fish and Mediterranean vegetables. Zada prides itself on its authenticity often importing ingredients from their place of origin. There are set menus for all appetites and budgets from a quick lunch to the Yavash special menu. Beer, wine and an extensive list of Turkish drinks are available. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon to Fri 5.30–11pm, Sat and Sun noon–11pm, on the first Wed of the month at 8pm there is belly dancing 01780 766848 www.zadarestaurant.co.uk @Zada

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27 Stamford Music Shop Instruments, Music and Accessories 11 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford PE9 2DP Established in 1963, Stamford Music Shop has a reputation as one of the largest sheet music specialists in Britain. The store also offers an extensive range of musical instruments, from brass and woodwind to stringed and percussion, plus a large, enticing stock of accessories, from guitar amplifiers and strings to saxophone reeds and trumpet oil. Subject to credit check, the shop can offer 0% finance on the purchase of an instrument. Instrument rental is also offered, as is part exchange. Personal service is at the core of the team’s approach. The friendly, knowledgeable and skilled staff can provide you with as much guidance and help as you require to ensure you choose the right instrument or accessory for your needs, ability and budget. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, specialists in part exchange, piano rental available for a minimum of 12 months, rental also available on brass, woodwind and orchestral strings (minimum 6 months with an option to purchase) 01780 751275 www.stamfordmusicshop.co.uk

28 Emma Cutmore & The Dress Agency Downstairs: Gifts and Homewares. Upstairs: Pre-Owned Clothing 4 St Mary’s Passage, Stamford, PE9 2HG Hidden away in St Mary’s Passage, just off St Mary’s Hill, this small independent business offers two shops in one. Downstairs, you will find beautiful gifts and homewares carefully curated from mainly British artisan designers and makers. The range includes Emma Cutmore’s own-brand linen aprons, hand-knitted woollens (wonderful bobble hats in season), a gorgeous selection of cards and wrapping paper, stylish homewares, carefully sourced baskets, rugs, beautiful ceramics, luxury natural bathroom products and much more. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a gift or for something a little different and individual for your own home. Upstairs, The Dress Agency has a fantastic range of pre-owned clothing, focusing on quality casual daywear and accessories from high street to designer labels. New stock arrives daily, so it’s always worth popping in for a look and to pick up a bargain. SPECIAL FEATURES: Only stockist of Emma Cutmore-brand linen goods and woollens 01780 482870 www.emmacutmore.co.uk @emmacutmore @emmacutmore&thedressagency

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30 Delcor

Manufacturer and Retailer of Upholstered Sofas, Chairs and Beds 30 Bath Row, Stamford, PE9 2QX

29 Adnams Retail Branch of the Southwold Brewery Bath Row Warehouse, St Mary’s Passage, Stamford, PE9 2HG

You’ll be warmly welcomed at Adnams Stamford, where you’ll find the full range of Adnams beer, including the well-loved Ghost Ship pale ale and the firm’s award-winning spirits and best-selling wines, alongside a great range of gifts and kitchenware. Want to explore their products? Adnams’ friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer guidance and advice on the vast range of products available. And did you know they offer free in-store tastings every day? Planning a party? Let Adnams help! Whether it’s a big or small get-together, Adnams’ team can help you find the perfect wines, beers and spirits. Wow your guests with a tailor-made drinks list, complementing your event perfectly. The expert staff will guide you through food pairings, numbers and serving suggestions. Adnams also host their own events in store. Pop in to find out more.

Delcor is a privately owned, British-based upholstery manufacturer with four showrooms across the UK. The firm’s beautiful Stamford showroom, situated on Bath Row opposite the River Welland, is over 4,200 square feet and showcases an array of stunning handmade upholstered furniture. It is the ideal destination for customers looking for inspiration. On offer are over 40 styles of upholstery, which can be tailor-made to your own specification with over 10,000 designer fabrics and leathers from which to choose. Delcor’s talented designers are waiting to meet you in their Inspiration Studios; they’re passionate about fabrics and will give you excellent advice on the style, type and colour of fabric that will best suit you and your lifestyle. In 2017, Delcor was awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark – this recognition is only given to furnishing manufacturers with a proven track record for excellence in the British Furnishing industry, an award of which the team is very proud. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am–4pm, for Christmas opening hours please visit the website 01780 762579 www.delcor.co.uk @delcorfurniture @Delcor

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat (open Sun for some of Nov and in Dec), dog friendly, free glass hire (T&Cs apply), Stamford Card, free in-store tastings every day, free gift-wrapping service 01780 753127 www.adnams.co.uk @adnamsstamford

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31 St Mary’s Books and Prints Seller of Antiquarian and Rare Books, Maps and Works on Paper 9 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP This independent family firm of booksellers – dealing in antiquarian, rare and collectable books – was founded by the late Godfrey Tyers and Patricia Tyers in Leicester in 1971, with the impetus for the establishment coming from Godfrey’s interest in literature. In 1987 the business relocated to St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, where the shop sits in the shadow of the church of St Mary the Virgin, hence the name. The business has grown over the years and is still run by the Tyers Family, who were one of the first dealers to have an online presence. Their web sales date back to 1997, with their own site launching in late 1998, meaning that at time of printing they had been selling books via the internet for 22 years. The shop deals in seminal works of literature, from Shakespeare to modern first editions, as well as association copies and signed copies, such as Alice in Wonderland signed by Lewis Carroll. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, services include book binding, custom binding, library building and valuation and probate for book collections 01780 763033 www.stmarysbooks.com @stmarysbooks

32 Chameleon Lingerie, Swimwear and Beauty Boutique 5 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP Chameleon is a specialist lingerie and swimwear boutique with over 15 years’ fitting experience. Pop in and meet the expert team, find your perfect fit and walk out feeling amazing! Lots of fantastic brands are stocked, including ones for ladies with a fuller figure, such as Prima Donna and Empreinte. The boutique has a selection of leggings and sports bras to ensure you are fully supported whatever your activity, as well as shapewear and hosiery. There is also a fabulous swimwear range, stocked all year round, and a generous nightwear section including DKNY leisurewear, cotton PJs and gorgeous silks. Men are catered for, too, with boxer shorts and swimmers. Chameleon also sells natural beauty brands including Abahna, Aromatherapy Associates, Caudalie and Delilah, as well as sumptuous perfumes by Van Cleef & Arpels or English ‘nose’ Ruth Mastenbroek. (The gorgeous scent usually hits you when you go in!) This is the perfect place to pick up a lovely gift for a friend or partner – or something beautiful and stylish for yourself. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open six days a week, special ordering service for all customers offered (even for items not normally stocked), sign up and enjoy mini makeovers from Caudalie and Delilah 01780 755405 www.chameleonboutique.co.uk @_chameleonboutique @ChameleonBoutique @Chameleonboutiq

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33 Loomes & Co Clock- and Watchmakers 4 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP This friendly, family-run firm of expert clock- and watchmakers specialises in repair and restoration work and also produces its own range of classic wristwatches (made to order). Based in Stamford since 1993, owners Robina and Robert are well known as experts in their field and both regularly teach apprentices. Loomes’ staff are British Horological Institute (BHI) trained, and Robert is a Fellow of the BHI. The firm has won a string of industry accolades, including the Watchpro watchmakers award, and it is a Gold Member of The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London. From grandfather clocks to carriage clocks and antique pocket watches to modern Swiss watches, the team at Loomes has all the skills, qualifications, specialist equipment and experience to provide every service. All work is guaranteed, and the staff are happy to collect, deliver and install clocks. The secure, fully insured workshops date back to before 1588 and were formerly civic buildings (the town gaol for centuries, later the gaoler’s house). Four floors of horological expertise look out over the old Great North Road and the river. SPECIAL FEATURES: Unique wristwatches, made and built to order from Loomes’ own workshops, parking available 01780 481319 www.robertloomes.co.uk @loomes_robert

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MediSpa, Cosmetics and Hair Salon Stamford Riverside, Wharf Road, Stamford, PE9 2DU aUK is a successful boutique health, beauty and fitness brand (‘a’ for abundance – everything you are looking for under one roof) with branches in Stamford and Grantham. The Stamford ‘MediSpa’ really has the wow factor, with a luxury balcony overlooking the riverside and the town’s iconic bridge. You can expect the warmest of welcomes from the expert team and a relaxing atmosphere to help you feel calm and stress free. Treatments include state-of-the-art aesthetics, HIFU (nonsurgical face lift), laser, IPL and meso facials, profacials, all areas of beauty, fat-reducing treatments, colonic hydrotherapy, reflexology, reiki and massage. The salon uses the award-winning Skinbetter Science skincare range and Kevin Murphy hair products (‘skincare for your hair’). Bespoke spa packages are offered, and the team can organise packages/events with the apartments upstairs. A treatment plan is designed for each client, and every care will be made to make you feel and look amazing. SPECIAL FEATURES: Complimentary fizz and nibbles on balcony, free non-obligatory consultations, afternoon tea available, dogs welcome, American Express accepted 01780 751550 www.a-ukstamford.co.uk @Auk stamford

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St Michael’s Broad Street, Red Lion Street, Silver Lane, Ironmonger Street, High Street, Cheyne Lane, Stamford Walk, Maiden Lane The Lanes are a very special feature of Stamford, charming passageways that connect the main east/west arteries, with many quirky businesses along them. St Michael’s, built in the 19th century on the site of an earlier church, is at the heart of this area and now incorporates a run of shops and a tranquil place to sit at its east end. The sloping Ironmonger Street is one of our busiest ‘indie’ zones and, along with Broad Street, welcomes the market every Friday.

Business 1 Smithers of Stamford 2 Gurkha Oven 3 Stamford Yoga 4 Choicemortgages UK Ltd 5 Askers Bakery 6 Baan Sabai Thai Therapy 7 Garie Nigel Hairwork 8 Permanent Cosmetics Stamford 9 Corn Exchange Café & Shops 10 The Children’s Garden Nursery & Montessori Pre-School 11 Melvyn Patrick 12 Hambleton Bakery 13 Frothy’s Coffee Shop 14 Café au Chocolat 15 Newton Fallowell 16 Energy 17 Humberts 18 Hair & Beauty Hub Stamford

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2 Gurkha Oven Indian Restaurant 11 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PG

1 Smithers of Stamford Furniture, Lighting and Gift Store 6-8 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PG Smithers of Stamford is a furniture store that very much dares to be different! (‘We don’t do boring, we also don’t do beige,’ they say!) The shop specialises in imaginative pieces that are often designed using upcycled materials – sofas made from vintage cars, wall lights designed from Vespa scooters destined for scrap, and home bars built from tractor fronts can all be found in this eclectic emporium! Conversation pieces are what they do best. Alongside the retro and industrial furniture, there is a wide and wonderful selection of lighting and an endless supply of gifts that you simply won’t find anywhere else on the high street. Jerry Can Mini Bars, Football Road Signs, Comic Wall Murals and Retro Robots are just some of the gift options available. If you’re gift shopping for someone who has everything, Smithers of Stamford guarantee you’ll find that perfect something here!

Gurkha Oven offers upmarket Nepalese and Indian Cuisine in comfortable and modern surroundings, with soft lighting and a warm ambience. The philosophy here is to provide ‘Quality Food, Exceptional Service and Outstanding Value’. Paul Sharma took over the restaurant from his uncle in autumn 2018 and changed its name from 8848. Many of the favourite dishes are still served, but there are also some interesting new ones with innovative twists. The food is faithful to its Nepalese origins but modern in its style of presentation. Traditional Indian utensils including handi and karahi are used in the preparation of the dishes, and methods such as tandoor are employed in the cooking for that truly authentic result. Gurkha Oven is a popular venue for couples, family groups and friends dining out; it’s also a great party venue. There’s a very civilised buzz about the place, and the service is measured and highly professional. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Thur 5–10pm, Fri and Sat 1–11pm, Sun 1–9.30pm, children welcome, takeaway and delivery offered, caters to groups 01780 767600 www.gurkhastamford.co.uk Gurkha Oven Stamford

SPECIAL FEATURES: Even larger selection of cool stuff available online, with worldwide shipping available for online purchases, parking available outside the shop on Broad Street, spacious store with plenty of space for prams and wheelchairs 01780 435060 www.smithersofstamford.com @smithersofstamford @SmithersofStamf

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3 Stamford Yoga Yoga, Pilates, Thai Yoga Massage (Private and Group Classes) 12 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PG Stamford Yoga is an award-winning business that opened its doors in 2014. Two studios are set in a beautiful, historic building on Broad Street. Eleven qualified teachers offer a wide range of Yoga and Pilates classes for all levels, including: Beginner; Gentle Yoga; Classical Yoga; Yoga for Flexibility; Yoga for Strength; Core Stability and Awareness; Restorative Yoga; Yoga for Abs; Yin Yoga; Zen Yoga; Yoga for Energy; Yoga for a Strong and Flexible Back; Yoga for Shoulders; Lower Body Firm Up; Slow Flow Yoga; Flow Yoga; Power Yoga; Sun Power Yoga; Yoga with the Ball; and Yoga with the Chair. There are regular workshops with in-house practitioners, as well as visiting teachers. Thai Yoga Massage is also available. A warm, friendly place in which to practise. Come and give it a try! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily at various times of day and evening, locker room, toilets, equipment provided, online booking via website and MINDBODY app, lots of money-saving packages and memberships offered 07738 272474 www.stamfordyoga.co.uk @stamfordyoga @STAMFORD YOGA

4 Choicemortgages UK Ltd Mortgage Broker 10 Red Lion Street, Stamford, PE9 1PA Choicemortgages are well established in Stamford, having had an office in the town for over 20 years. The firm’s professional advisors have a vast amount of experience and are truly independent, with access to all the mortgage and protection products on the market. Their recommendations – on products including mortgages, equity release, life cover, critical illness cover, income protection, home insurance, and the Help to Buy equity loan scheme – are built on what is best for a customer’s specific needs. Understanding lenders’ criteria and what makes you eligible for a mortgage is paramount, and Choicemortages will help you to find the most suitable solution. They work closely with you every step of the way, by telephone or face to face (whatever suits you best), organising the paperwork and taking care of the entire application process, making the transaction far less stressful for you. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open six days a week, tea and coffee always available, free initial consultation 01780 480600 www.choicemortgagesuk.com @choicemortgagesuk

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5 Askers Bakery Bakers and Purveyors of Delicious Cakes Shop: 5a Red Lion Street, Stamford, PE9 1PA Bakery: King’s Mill Lane, Stamford, PE9 2QS

Askers Bakery was first established in 1927 in King’s Mill Lane in Stamford and has been in the family ever since. The firm is now on its fifth generation of Asker sons, who still make all of its bread in a traditional coal-fired oven at the King’s Mill Lane bakery and deliver their invitingly fresh produce daily to many of the town’s hotels, restaurants and cafés. While the bread-baking takes place in King’s Mill Lane, the retail outlet is on Red Lion Street, just off Broad Street – head here to buy the firm’s traditional breads, scones, croissants, savouries and tempting cakes, as well as filled sandwiches. Askers now also do hog roasts, which are proving to be extremely popular for weddings, parties and other events – give them a call or drop in to find out more. SPECIAL FEATURES: Baked in Stamford, hog roasts (for weddings, parties, events) 01780 481933

6 Baan Sabai Thai Therapy Thai and Holistic Massage Therapy/Thai Reflexology Foot Massage Therapy 50 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PX Since 2012 the therapists at Baan Sabai have been serving the folk of Stamford and Oakham. (The Oakham branch is at 2 Market Street, LE15 6DY.) Their philosophy is steeped in traditional Thai massage, centred around the focus of the body’s 72,000 energy lines, called ‘sen’ lines. Ten of these are gently pressed and focused on during a Thai massage to release blocked energy and restore balance to the body. Baan Sabai offer ‘Traditional Thai Yoga’ treatments, where rhythmic pressure and stretching are incorporated into this full body massage/treatment. A whole range of Thai massage therapies are offered, with all treatments designed to release tension, relieve pain and stress, and leave you feeling relaxed. Anyone who is looking to benefit from such traditional Thai massage procedures is welcome. SPECIAL FEATURES: Gift vouchers available 07585 602010 www.baansabai.co.uk @baansabaiuk

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8 Permanent Cosmetics Stamford Beauty Salon 1 Silver Lane, Stamford, PE9 2BT

7 Garie Nigel Hairwork Hairdressers 6 Silver Lane, Stamford, PE9 2BT Garie Nigel Hairwork was established in 1986 and is now one of Stamford’s leading salons. Comfortable and welcoming, it offers a warm atmosphere in first-floor air-conditioned premises in Silver Lane (located off the High Street, opposite New Look). Services on offer by the professional, friendly team include cutting, blowdrying, colouring (highlights, balayage, tinting and colour correction, etc), straightening/ smoothing and hair extensions. The team also caters to wedding parties wishing to have their hair designed at home or any other venue. A lovely retail area is dedicated to a professional range of products by Tigi, and the business is a Wella Professional salon. Refreshments are provided during your visit, and take-out drinks are available when your appointment is over.

Founded in 2012 by award-winning artist Aga, who has trained with top industry academies and practitioners in the UK and abroad, Permanent Cosmetics Stamford is a trusted boutique salon for microblading and permanent make up. Since 2017, Aga has also run a training academy, Brow Architects, which is for beginners as well as qualified artists. Aga is well known for a very natural, almost undetectable, brow style using microblading or a combination technique (ideal for clients requiring brow reconstruction or redefining thinning or asymmetrical brows). More defined Ombré and Insta brows are designed for those looking for a more glamorous look. All treatments are bespoke and confidential. SPECIAL FEATURES: Patch test and medical review required 48 hours prior to procedure (this can be posted and discussed over the phone for travelling clients), prices start from £175 07710 227590 @permanentcosmeticsstamford

SPECIAL FEATURES: Loyalty card, late-night opening, Wi-Fi, online booking, nano ring and weft hair extensions, Tigi Refill Bar 01780 751511 www.garienigelhairwork.co.uk @garienigelhairwork @GarieNigel

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9 Corn Exchange Café & Shops Coffee Shop and Collection of Independent Retailers Broad Street, Stamford PE9 1PX Within the historic setting of the Stamford Corn Exchange, a warm welcome awaits you. At the hub is the Stage 2 Coffee House, offering good, honest, freshly made food, including an all-day bacon sandwich, panini, toasties, jackets and daily specials. There’s real dairy ice cream in a variety of yummy flavours and specially blended coffee. The Exchange is also home to a fantastic range of shops: Ladies’ Fashions, Children’s Toys, Fabric and Haberdashery, Gifts and Cards, Puzzles and Books, Fair Trade Items, Jewellery, Fancy Dress, Collectables, Vinyl, Antiques, Retro and Mid-Century Modern Goodies, Steampunk Paraphernalia and more. It is a showcase for local artists and superb local crafts, and varied craft workshops are also held here. So much all under one roof! SPECIAL FEATURES: Stamford souvenirs stocked, family and dog friendly, wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, free coffee grounds for the garden available, monthly Supper Club, events and workshops throughout the year 01780 238013 @stamfordcornexchangecafeandshops

10 The Children’s Garden Day Nursery & Montessori Pre-School Children’s Nursery Roebuck House, 33 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PJ Founded in 1998 by a Montessori teacher, The Children’s Garden is based in a beautiful Georgian house in the town centre with a large walled garden. It has a natural and nurturing ethos, drawing inspiration from Montessori, Forest School and outdoor learning, as well as the reflective and observation-based practice of Reggio Emilia in Italy. The ethos is that children are innately capable, and each child’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity is nurtured within an inviting and open-ended environment. Things are done a little differently here – just look at the battery-powered trikes, which transport their children to Forest School – and the staff love sharing their ideas with prospective parents. Come and visit! SPECIAL FEATURES: Paddling stream, slide from Pre-School to garden, Montessori classroom, Forest School 01780 752094 stamford.tcgnursery.co.uk @thechildrensgardenmontessori

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11 Melvyn Patrick Barbers 13 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL

Melvyn Patrick has been established in Stamford since 1974 and was taken over by the current owners back in 2013. It is still a familyrun business. The staff are totally committed and appreciate each and every customer, old and new. The atmosphere is always full of banter, with varied topics being covered! The barbers at Melyvn Patrick love cutting hair and could not imagine doing anything else for a living. They love to hear about the beef you have with your boss at work or the general hustle of everyday life – remembering that what’s said in the chair, stays in the chair! Your time is valued, and it’s appreciated that as much as you love getting your hair cut and as much as you love the salon banter, you have a lifetime of things to do! SPECIAL FEATURES: Latest haircuts, cut-throat shaves, appointments and walk-in service, late-night service until 7.30pm on Thursday 01780 764668 @melvyn_patrick @melvynpatrick

12 Hambleton Bakery Artisan Bakery Shop 1 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL Hambleton Bakery is an award-winning regional bakery, employing artisan bakers, skilled chefs and confectioners to produce traditional breads, savouries and cakes, using the best local ingredients, wherever possible, without using additives and using long-established recipes. There are five more shops across the region (Exton, Harborough, Oakham, Oundle, Notts) and over 150 wholesale customers. The breads, of which there are over 20 different types, are a feast for all the senses, completely free of additives of any kind – no preservatives, no enzymes and no enhancers. (Real bread has only four basic ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast.) Additionally, the bakery makes savoury products, which are perfect for a snack, lunch, picnic or starter and include the award-winning ‘Rutland Pippin’. The patisserie range includes a selection of delicious cakes, buns and tarts. SPECIAL FEATURES: Mon–Thur and Sat 8.30am–5pm, Fri 8am–5pm, pre-ordering offered, notably at Christmas when a special range of goodies is available (order, then collect from the shops) 01780 754327 (Stamford Shop), 01572 812991 (Main Bakery at Exton) www.hambletonbakery.co.uk @hambletonbake @hambleton-bakery @HambletonBakery

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14 Café au Chocolat French-Style Café/Crêperie 2 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL

13 Frothy’s Coffee Shop Café 12 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL Frothy’s Coffee Shop is a family-run independent business offering breakfast, light lunches, cakes and beverages. It is one of Stamford’s main meeting places and offers welcoming, friendly customer service. All food is freshly prepared to order on the premises using quality, locally sourced produce whenever possible. Vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free dietary needs are all catered for, and decaffeinated drinks and dairy milk alternatives are all offered. Frothy’s is licensed, so you can also enjoy a glass of wine, bottled beer or Prosecco here. There is plenty of space, a great map on the wall and work by local artists taking pride of place. There’s seating outside in the summer and a roaring fire in the winter. Newspapers and magazines are on display for your perusal.

Café au Chocolat is a chic, cosy French-style family-run café/crêperie, offering a true taste of continental France to its customers of all ages, local and visiting. On the menu are authentic crêpes, eye-catching pâtisserie, fine artisan chocolates, speciality single-origin coffees, outstanding organic hot chocolates and carefully selected French wines. The staff are all skilled in the traditional Breton art of making crêpes using glutenfree buckwheat flour, with a mouth-watering range of sweet and savoury varieties, from the classic to the more experimental, on offer. This sky blue-fronted café, with its vintage furniture, 17th-century cast-iron range and scuffed panelling, gives a sense of tousled Parisian chic inspired by owner Krystyna’s travels around Europe. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, Wi-Fi, licensed, babychanging facilities, disabled access, outdoor seating, vegan and gluten-free options, Stamford Card accepted 01780 437080 www.cafeauchocolat.co.uk @cafeauchocolat @CafeAuChocolatStamford @CafeAuChocUK

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, alcohol licence, loyalty scheme, takeaway offered, gluten-free and vegan options available, outside seating 01780 751110 @frothyscoffee @frothys @frothysltd

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16 Energy Fashion Boutique 9 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL

15 Newton Fallowell Estate Agents (Residential Sales and Lettings) 4 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL A long-established firm of estate agents within the East Midlands for over 20 years, Newton Fallowell delivers an unrivalled level of service to home movers in residential sales and lettings. The Stamford office opened its doors in March 2014 and is managed and owned by local ‘orange expert’ Jason Treadwell, who has taken the brand from strength to strength. The firm have been recognised by Rightmove, On The Market and Zoopla as the area’s market-leading estate agents and have been nominated for and won numerous awards for their service and results. Services include property sales, lettings, mortgages, energy performance certificates, surveying and conveyancing with bespoke property particulars for each client. For customers looking to present their home a little differently, Newton Fallowell offers a professional photography pack, which can include drone photography and a video tour of your home and surrounding area.

Established in 1996, Energy stock a fantastic range of branded designer menswear, ladieswear, shoes and accessories, catering to all ages. Their carefully curated selection of brands includes Adidas, Birkenstock, French Connection, Levi’s, Mos Mosh, Scotch & Soda, Yaya and many, many more, and there’s a huge range of denim – welcoming owner Sarah and store manager Claire pride themselves on being able to find you that perfect pair of jeans with the best service possible. If it’s something a bit different you are after, then Energy is the place to shop, and you can be sure you’ll enjoy that personal shopping experience you just don’t get in the main chain stores. The boutique is open seven days week, and you can also shop online at www.energy-clothing.com. Energy love to keep you up to date with their social media accounts, for which they have won awards. Take a look now! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Sunday, amazing denim range 01780 765633 www.energy-clothing.com @energyclothingstamford @wearetheenergygirls @energyclothingstamford @energyclothing

SPECIAL FEATURES: Accompanied viewings as standard, free market appraisals, free financial advice, free rent review and portfolio assessments/advice 01780 754530 www.newtonfallowell.co.uk/branches/stamfordestate-agents @newtonfallowell_stamford @newtonfallowellstamford @Nfstamford

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17 Humberts Estate Agents (Residential Sales) 11 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL

With more than 40 years’ combined industry experience, the team at Humberts offer a friendly and personalised service, aiming at all times to exceed client expectations – something that is reflected in the very positive feedback they receive. As experienced residential sales experts, Humberts are dedicated to selling your home for the right price, within the timescale you need. For buyers they offer a wide selection of properties in some of the UK’s most desirable locations. Specialist advice on residential valuations, new homes and developments is also offered. Humberts work across a broad geographic area in and around Stamford, Rutland and parts of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Whatever your requirements, you can rely on them to provide a brilliant service, expert local knowledge and trusted advice. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat with viewings available seven days a week, specialists in residential sales, advice on valuations, new homes and developments, outstanding client and sales support, high-quality marketing and photography, extensive knowledge across five counties 01780 758090 www.humberts.com @humbertsstamford @humbertstamford

18 Hair & Beauty Hub Stamford Hair and Beauty Salon 7 Ironmonger Street Stamford PE9 1PL Spread over two floors, this beautiful salon run by Francesca Alexander offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. High-end, paraben-free, cruelty-free brands are used here, including Bumble and bumble, Wella Colour, Global Keratin smoothing and straightening system, Dermalogica skincare, Artistic Colour Gloss Polish, Skinny Tan and LVL lashes. The highly trained staff, who are passionate about the salon, aim to provide knowledge and creativity and deliver a personalised experience. Francesca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from also having two salons in London for over 15 years, and her whole team continues to undergo extensive training from all of the brands stocked. The staff here are also Vidal Sassoon trained. SPECIAL FEATURES: Brands including Bumble and bumble and Dermalogica, gift boxes plus gift wrapping, 20% off your first visit, loyalty card, early and late appointments available on request, monthly newsletter (offers, etc) 01780 482888 www.hairandbeautyhubstamford.co.uk @hairandbeautyhubstamford

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19 The Cutting Company Hair and Beauty Salon 6 Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL This hair and beauty salon was established in 1981 in the heart of Stamford. It is one of the leading hair specialists in the country, with an unfaltering reputation for outstanding creativity and client care. John Goldsmith leads a highly professional team who are passionate about hairdressing. The stylists all take the time to understand your individuality, and each hairstyle is created to suit your needs, lifestyle and personality. The team also takes great pride in providing fabulous beauty services and treatments, expertly offering beautiful brows, microblading, lashes, incredible nails and waxing. SPECIAL FEATURES: Online booking, open on Sunday, happy dogs much loved, 10% discount with a Stamford Card and a very warm welcome always given! 01780 763331 thecutting.co @thecuttingco @thecuttingcostamford @CuttingStamford

20 Café Black Coffee Shop 21 High Street, Stamford, PE9 2AL Café Black is a family-run, independent café, open seven days a week, in the heart of Stamford and listed (at time of printing) as #1 for ‘Quick Bites to Eat’ on Trip Advisor. Owners Izzy and Melody pride themselves on having a friendly and welcoming team. The café is child friendly, has alfresco dining on the High Street – perfect for watching the world go by – and boasts a varied menu. Professionally trained baristas serve perfect flat whites, using Lavazza – which Café Black describes as ‘THE best Italian coffee’! The menu is extensive and varied and includes a selection of breakfasts, brunches, sandwiches, paninis, salads, gourmet burgers and, of course, cakes! The Guacamole Brunch and Duck in Hoisin Sauce Toasted Wrap are firm favourites. During the summer months the café also offers over 10 flavours of delicious ice cream. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, dog friendly, highchairs available, takeaway service available. 01780 762999 @cafeblackstamford @CafeBlack @Cafeblack2

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22 Scandimania Coffee House Coffee Shop 29 High Street, Stamford, PE9 2BB

21 Sophie Allport Designer and Retailer of Homewares & Lifestyle Gifts 26–27 High Street, Stamford, PE9 2AY Sophie Allport is an independent, familyowned, family-run business with Sophie and her brother Jem at the helm. The pair complement each other perfectly, with Jem’s business acumen allowing Sophie to focus on the illustration and product design. Inspired by her love of nature, Sophie creates and paints all of the company’s designs from her countryside home near Stamford. Her work is a celebration of British wildlife and country lifestyle, with both themes finding their way onto homewares products across an affordable but elegant collection of goods. Sophie Allport’s shop is located in a picturesque Georgian property on Stamford’s High Street. You’ll find her collections of fine bone china, kitchen fabric essentials, bags and accessories, and plenty of gift ideas for children, pets and your own home. There are also many other decorative homewares, including mirrors, lamps, upholstered furniture, artificial flowers and more.

Scandimania opened its first coffee house in Uppingham in March 2017. Encouraged by its success, Partners Josh and Julia have now opened their second branch in Stamford High Street. Scandimania offers authentic Scandinavian cuisine, inspired by Julia’s Swedish roots and served in a cosy Scandiinspired setting. Particular favourites are the range of Scandinavian toasts, smoothie bowls, freshly pressed juices and vegan cakes, and not forgetting their best-selling premium coffee and cardamom and cinnamon buns, which are freshly baked every morning. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, space for buggies, loyalty cards, takeaway available, vegan and glutenfree options, Scandinavian focus 07951 345807 @scandimaniauk @scandimaniacoffeehouse

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm, Sat 9am–5.30pm, Sun 10am–4pm, dog friendly with water and doggie snacks provided, gift boxed products 01780 751044 www.sophieallport.com @sophie_allport @Sophie.Allport @sophieallport

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24 Purely You Beauty Salon 51a High Street, Stamford, PE9 2BD

23 Cook Producer and Retailer of ‘Remarkable Frozen Meals’ 50 High Street, Stamford, PE9 2BD Opened and run by local franchisee Marcus Farthing since 2009, Cook has become one of the most popular food shops within the town, offering ‘remarkable hand-prepared frozen meals’. The founding statement is ‘To cook using the same ingredients and techniques a good cook would use at home, so everything looks and tastes homemade’, and that’s exactly what they do. Offering an extensive range of main meals in portion sizes for one, two, four and eight people, they also offer a wide range of canapes, starters, puddings and snacks for every occasion. Dishes on offer cover a wide range of cuisines and have options to suit whatever your dietary requirements. This also includes an extensive range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free meal options. There’s also a range aimed at children. The shop offers an excellent home delivery service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to the following postcodes: PE1–9, PE10, PE16, PE27–29 and LE15; it also offers a Click & Collect service from the store seven days a week. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Stamford Card accepted, Click & Collect seven days a week, free home delivery to select local postcodes, 10% off to new parents, kids’ range 01780 766051 www.cookfood.net

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Located on Stamford’s historic High Street is Purely You, an independent beauty salon. The friendly and highly qualified staff here recognise the importance of ‘You’ time and will endeavour to make every visit a positive, rewarding experience to remember. Purely You’s facilities are bright and spacious – a relaxing haven away from the stresses of everyday life. A wide range of beauty treatments tailored to each client’s needs are offered, and clients of all ages are welcome to indulge. Purely You has a range of treatments designed specifically for men, including massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Private parties to celebrate in style are also available, with sole use of the salon if required. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Sun 10am–3pm, loyalty card, wide variety of luxury products, three treatment rooms, offers couples treatments together, 10% discount for all Forces & Family (ID Required), 10% off for students and the over 60s on Wed (ID may be required), 3 for 2 on all waxing on Thur, gift vouchers 01780 767307 www.purely-you.com @purely_you_Stamford @Purely You @PurelyYou

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25 Pets Korner Pet Shop 15–17 Stamford Walk, Stamford, PE9 2JE Tucked away in Stamford Walk, just steps from the High Street, Pets Korner is a family-run business that has been trading for nearly 20 years. The team offer friendly advice for all your pets, with the emphasis on feeding natural, grainfree food and treats to keep your pets as healthy as possible. Pets Korner work with smaller companies that really care what goes into their food. They offer a harness- and coat-fitting service for dogs, to ensure the best fit before you buy. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, loyalty cards, free local delivery service 01780 756082 www.petskorner.co.uk @Pets Korner

26 Cakes + Co Cake and Coffee Shop 14 Stamford Walk, Stamford, PE9 2EU Cakes + Co, which arrived in Stamford in summer 2019, offers a delightful array of deliciousness. It was founded by a family of independent restaurateurs, who are passionate about sustainability and great-quality food, drinks and service. They serve delicious savoury dishes, which are perfect for brunch and lunch, alongside seasonal cakes, cupcakes, tarts, pastries and delightful afternoon teas (afternoon teas need to be pre-booked at a minimum of 48 hours’ notice). Also available are fantastic locally roasted speciality coffee, an enticing selection of teas, organic hot chocolate, amazing feast hot chocolates and a select range of soft drinks. Cakes + Co is a lovely space, complemented by outdoor courtyard seating. It’s easy to find – tucked away in Stamford Walk, just seconds from the main High Street. All savouries, cakes, coffees and drinks are available to eat in or take away. SPECIAL FEATURES: Children welcome, with highchairs available, dogs welcome (Cakes + Co have organic dog treats), open Wed–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm 01780 238370 www.cakesandcostamford.com @cakes.co.stamford @cakesandcostamford

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27 Gaynor Jewellers Retail Jewellers 12 Stamford Walk, Stamford, PE9 2JE Gaynor Jewellers is an established family firm that has been in the town of Stamford since 1990. Tucked away on Stamford Walk, just off the High Street, it is a hidden gem! The store offers a wonderful selection of British wedding and engagement rings, and stocks exciting brands of silver and gold jewellery including Clogau Gold, TI SENTO, Fiorelli, Sif Jakobs and Lucy Q. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and owners Keith and Julia continue to work at the shop, striving to ensure their values and traditions are upheld. Seeing so many familiar faces, week in week out, is what keeps them committed to offering their amazing jewellery and services. They continue to deliver exceptional customer service, so, next time you are in Stamford, pop in for a chat – you might just find that perfect piece of jewellery. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9am–4.45pm 01780 763952 gaynorjewellers.com @GaynorjewellersLtd

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28 H-works Interior Design and Home Furnishings The Black Bull, Stamford Walk, Stamford, PE9 2JE For the last 10 years Heather and Al Mowat have been helping people design their dream homes. Their work ranges from creating mood boards and interior schemes to showcasing the best of world design, furnishings and fabric at their beautiful Stamford showroom. Schemes are fully bespoke, reflecting the way in which clients really live rather than some design-led ideal. H-works is all about creating homes that are both beautiful and practical. The Stamford showroom features an eclectic mix of furniture, fabrics lighting and objets. If it’s a single unique piece you’re after or the design of an entire house, this should be the first place you visit. Heather and Al are always pleased to meet new people; whether you’re building your dream home from scratch, renovating a tired scheme or even just considering a new way of living, feel free to call or just drop by. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, wheelchair access 01780 754605 www.hworksdesign.co.uk

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29 CallyCo Fabric and Haberdashery Shop 5 Stamford Walk, Stamford, PE9 2JE CallyCo is a unique independent shop selling furnishing fabrics on the roll, dress fabrics, haberdashery, trims and ribbons. It has been trading for over 11 years, but there has been a fabric shop on the same site for well over three decades! The shop stocks well-priced furnishing fabrics from various independent suppliers, through to Clarke & Clarke, Prestigious Textiles and Fryetts Fabric to name but a few. The talented team also make up curtains, Roman blinds, cushions, lampshades and other items, both in fabrics available at CallyCo and in their customers’ own fabrics. When it comes to dress material, there is a variety of different ranges, dress patterns and haberdashery for all your requirements. Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to advise. This might be a tiny shop, but you can certainly expect a very big welcome! SPECIAL FEATURES: Lots of advice 01780 753409 www.CallyCo.com @callycostamford @CallyCo

30 Ewe Wool Shop Purveyors of Good-Quality Natural Fibres and Acrylic for Hand Knitting 4 Stamford Walk, Stamford, PE9 2JE The delightful Ewe Wool Shop is Stamford’s only independently owned wool shop. Step through the doors on Stamford Walk and prepare to be inspired. This cosy shop is stuffed from floor to ceiling with yarns of every weight, texture and colour imaginable! There’s something to suit all tastes and budgets, with a wide range of wool and yarn from cashmere to acrylic. Brands of yarn stocked include King Cole, Robin, Rowan, Sirdar, Sublime and Wendy. Ewe is a Rowan Yarns flagship store, so Rowan’s full range of yarns and patterns is available here. In addition to all the lovely yarns, Ewe also design their own exclusive knitting kits and stock a huge range of knitting accessories, including knitting needles, crochet hooks and buttons. SPECIAL FEATURES: Hands-on help with projects when you buy your wool at Ewe, regular workshops, twiceyearly season launch events at which you can try on garments and sample the yarns. 01780 763838 www.i-love-ewe.com @ewewoolshopstamford @stamford.wool.shop.ewe @EweWoolShop

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32 Anna Couture Luxury Occasionwear and Bridalwear Boutique: 17c Cheyne Lane, Stamford, PE9 2DG. Bridal: 8 High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LF

31 Lambert’s Kitchen, Deli and Coffee Shop 5 Cheyne Lane, Stamford, PE9 2AX Located on the charming Cheyne Lane, which runs between St Mary’s Street and the High Street, Lambert’s offer freshly prepared food from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am–4.30pm, with a wide selection of dishes from breakfast to full afternoon tea. The menu includes wide range of bespoke and traditional deli products, which are locally sourced where possible, plus traditionally smoked items. Sandwiches, platters, salads, grills and fish are also featured on the menu, and vegetarian and gluten-free options are all available. There’s a well-stocked bar plus leaf tea and freshly ground coffee. The restaurant is also available for private hire with fine dining dinners for up to 20 or finger buffets for up to 60 with a dance floor area for DJ or band. The name, incidentally, comes from well-known local figure Daniel Lambert (1770–1809). He was born in Leicester but died in Stamford and was renowned in his day for being England’s heaviest man (52 st 11 lbs).

The House of Anna Couture is a hub of fashion, costume and bridalwear, consisting of two boutiques and with its own bridal label. The team’s creative designers and dressmakers are trained in technical design and construction in couture fashion and costume design. On Cheyne Lane, Anna Couture Boutique offers stylish, glamorous special occasionwear for day, evening and prom, as well as on-trend accessories from hats and fascinators to shoes, bags and jewellery. All clothing repairs and alterations are undertaken, from zips to complete relining. Anna Couture Brides (St Martin’s) is a modern, relaxing bridal salon with its own workrooms, where the in-house bridal label Chanticleer is created. Off-the-peg range and custom-made gowns are available, as are bridal accessories and formal menswear. SPECIAL FEATURES: Loyalty card, wrapping service, alteration and repair service, costume design, in-house bridal label, bespoke design, personal styling 01780 765174 houseofannacouture.co.uk @the house of anna couture

SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, wheelchair accessible, child friendly with a Children’s Menu, takeaway and gift cards available, themed evening and supper clubs (see the website or ask at Lambert’s for details) 01780 767063 www.lamberts-stamford.co.uk

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33 Kings Head Pub 19 Maiden Lane, Stamford, PE9 2AZ

The Kings Head is a small family-run free house that is all about great service and quality food and drink. With only nine tables inside, it is a really cosy place that welcomes all. The walled courtyard garden is a sun trap and often gets busy in the warmer months. There are up to five rotated ale hand pulls from the local area and further afield. The food menu is sourced from local vendors such as the fruit-and-veg stall on the High Street, Colin the fish van man and Nelsons butchers. The kitchen is open 12–3pm and 6–9pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12–4pmish on Sunday. It’s advisable to book to avoid disappointment! Special offers for food and drink include: Thursday burger night with choice of three toppings and a drink; Friday chippy tea – whale on a plate and a drink; and Sunday roast with all the trimmings and homemade gravy. Happy for two hours: Tuesday to Friday, 4-6pm, 20% off drinks. SPECIAL FEATURES: Closed Mon, dog friendly, Free House, family friendly, gluten-free and vegan options 01780 753510 www.kingsheadstamford.co.uk @kingsheadstamford @kingsheadPE9

34 Pirrie Optometrists Optometrists and Contact Lens Practitioners 7–8 Maiden Lane, Stamford, PE9 2AZ Pirrie Optometrists is a family-owned, independent opticians that has been providing eyecare and caring for eyesight in Stamford for over 35 years. It is a friendly, busy practice in the heart of town with a focus on excellent customer care. The offering here is continuously improved by investment in equipment and products to provide a personalised service and vision correction of the highest standard. Customers can choose from a wide range of spectacle frames, together with prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, by brands including fashionable French designers Anne et Valentin and Face à Face, British eyewear designer Tom Davies (renowned for comfortable made-to-order spectacles that look superb) and many more. Every budget is catered for, so whatever your style or price, the team can tailor design the perfect glasses for you. Come in and browse! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm (alternate later nights, on Tue, until 7.30pm), Sat 9am–1pm 01780 753488 www.pirrieoptometrists.co.uk @pirrie_optometrists @pirrieoptometrists

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35 Country Traditionals Retailer of Polish Pottery 10a Maiden Lane, Stamford, PE9 2AZ Located on Maiden Lane, between the High Street and St Mary’s Street, Country Traditionals is a cute shop packed to the rafters with distinctive, extremely popular blue-and-white Polish stoneware pottery. The gorgeous range is imported direct from the world-famous Ceramika Artystyczna pottery works in the Boleslawiec region of Poland. This small shop stocks every shape, size and pattern with prices ranging from £3.95 for a tea bag plate to £59.95 for a 3L-size teapot. This pottery is very tough, which makes it the perfect choice for everyday use. It’s all safe to use in the oven, Aga, microwave, dishwasher and freezer. There’s a wonderful range of designs, which look great on their own or even better mixed up! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 10-5pm, every piece of this pottery is oven/Aga/microwave/dishwasher and freezer safe 01780 755409 www.countrytraditionals.co.uk @countrytraditionals @countrytraditionalsUK

36 Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salon 15 Maiden Lane, Stamford, PE9 2AZ Established for 25 years Renaissance is set in a three-storey stone town house in the heart of Stamford. The salon, which has a loyal following, is relaxed, friendly and professional, offering great customer service. The hair salon uses organic, ammoniafree hair colour and products that are vegan and gluten free. The beauty salon specialises in high-tech beauty treatments and cosmeceuticals. Renaissance is the only salon in Stamford to offer the ACCOR Plasma Pen treatments for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and pigmentation removal and Thermavein thread vein treatment. Other treatments include electrolysis, IPL hair removal, CACI facials, mesotherapy, Light Fusion LED light therapy, skin needling, peels, dermaplaning, waxing, lash and brow tinting, manicures and pedicures, massage, aromatherapy and Guinot and Vitage facials. Clinics are available for injectables, holistic therapies and nutrition. Renaissance also sells a range of products by Guinot, Medik8, Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie, Organic Colour Systems, Vitage and Youngblood. SPECIAL FEATURES: Stamford Card accepted for some beauty treatments, great coffee 01780 763768 www.renaissancebeauty.co.uk @renaissancestamford

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St George’s & St Paul’s Star Lane, St Paul’s Street, St Leonard’s Street, St George’s Street, St George’s Square, Blackfriars Street Two of the most beautiful spots you could imagine are in this area – St George’s Square, a picture postcard of Georgian perfection, and St Paul’s Street with its charming higgledypiggledy roofscape and excellent range of ‘indies’, leading to the Victorian Gothic splendour of Stamford School. Business 1 The Broad Street Practice 2 Sowden Wallis 3 Colemans 4 Stamford Independent Travel 5 Arch Label Agency 6 Miss Pickering 7 The Wine Bar 8 The Tobie Norris 9 Peters’ Cleaners 10 Natalie Dams Beauty

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2 Sowden Wallis Estate Agents (Sales and Lettings) 8–9 Star Lane, Stamford, PE9 1PH

1 The Broad Street Practice Osteopathy, Healthcare and Wellbeing 20–21 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PG Founded in 1996 by husband and wife osteopaths Perry and Anthea Westbrook, The Broad Street Practice is an extraordinary collaboration of experienced, independent healthcare professionals. It offers complementary and more conventional healthcare treatments plus health-related events, clinics, courses and exercise classes. It has eight well-equipped consulting rooms and a beautifully appointed studio. Since it was established, the practice has registered over 15,000 patients. Some 90% of new patients attend as a result of word-ofmouth recommendations from friends, family, colleagues and other healthcare professionals. Most patients self-refer – just pick up the phone! There is no need to obtain a GP referral (although this may be a requirement if you hope to claim back fees from a private health insurer – please check).

Sowden Wallis is an independent estate agency, established in 2014 and run by owners Emma Sowden and Tom Wallis, one of whom is always in the office. Dealing in sales, lettings and property management, the hands-on team certainly know their stuff, with in-depth knowledge of Stamford and the local area. No gimmics or jargon, just good old-fashioned, high-quality personal service, with a few modern twists. Pop in whether you are buying, renting or just considering your options. SPECIAL FEATURES: Happy, friendly people, dog friendly 01780 754737 www.sowdenwallis.co.uk @sowdenwallis

SPECIAL FEATURES: Some short-notice appts, early morning and evening appts, open Sat am, secure, covered buggy park and bike storage area 01780 480889 www.thebroadstreetpractice.co.uk @thebroadstreetpractice @TheBroadStreetPractice

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3 Colemans Retailers of Stationery, Office Products, Fine Art & Craft Materials Colemans Stationers: 1–2 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE Colemans Art Shop: 39 High Street, Stamford, PE9 2BB Colemans is a family business, founded in 1969 and trading in Stamford since 1987. The staff offer good old-fashioned service with a smile and are always happy to offer friendly advice. In the shop on St Paul’s Street, all kinds of traditional stationery – pens, paper, notebooks and files – are stocked, as are printer cartridges and computer accessories. Premium brands include Filofax, Leuchtturm, Moleskine, Cross, Lamy and Sheaffer. Great-value lines feature in Colemans’ ‘Best Buys’ catalogue. Colemans deliver orders to local businesses (free, with no minimum order). They also offer photocopying (black and colour), printing and scanning, laminating, comb binding and faxing. Just a couple of doors away from their stationery shop is Colemans’ dedicated art and craft shop. An Aladdin’s cave, it sells everything from fine art brands including Winsor & Newton and Daler-Rowney to stickers and embellishments for children’s craft projects. SPECIAL FEATURES: Educational discount card (10% all year, increasing to 20% discount from July to Sept), craft loyalty card (10% discount off craft products and a stamp every time £10 is spent, redeemable for £5 off the next purchase when 10 stamps have been collected), Stamford Card welcome 01780 762324 www.colemans-online.co.uk @colemansofstamford

4 Stamford Independent Travel

During the week of 14th October, we welcome clients new and old to pop in for a glass of fizz and cake to celebrate 10 years of Stamford Independent Travel.

Meet the team

Travel Agency 44 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BH Stamford Independent Travel is an independent, familyDawn Scott Emma Bate Emma Dyson run travel agent headed up by Directors Emma Bate and Dawn Scott. The well-travelled, knowledgeable staff are passionate about what they do and strive to find the perfect holiday for their customers and to offer outstanding, dedicated customer service. Nicola Clare Hannah McGovern Rosie Musgrove Being independent, the agency has access to a wide range of tour operators, hotels and airlines to find you the deal, and you Wemost lookcompetitive forward to seeing that perfect holiday experience. Customers can feel rest assuredTailor-Made that their holiday booking is Holidays | Beach Holidays always in safe hands. Trading since 2009 and with over 60 years’ combined between City Breaks | Cruises |experience Weddings | Skiing Holidays Coach Tours Rail | Flight | Groups the team, Stamford Independent Travel is an expert at tailor-making your| holiday toOnly create an experience you’ll treasure. 44 St Paul’s Street, Stamford,

SPECIAL FEATURES: Family-owned, independent travel agency offering first-class service, ABTA registered Lincolnshire, PE9 2BH 01780 763030 www.stamfordindependenttravel.co.uk @stamfordindependenttravel Tel: 01780 763030

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5 Arch Label Agency Pre-Loved Designer Labels for Women 43 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BH

Arch Label Agency is a small, friendly boutique housing preloved top-end designer clothes and accessories for women at a fraction of the original price. Owner Susie Archer started the business over 16 years ago and has enjoyed building up a wonderful, loyal customer following. A lot of the stock is sourced in London, and a strict edit ensures that only the very best pieces hit the shop floor. A website – along with daily postings across social media – keeps customers up to date with new stock and must-haves. Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Vivienne Westwood are the most sought-after labels, creating a buzz on social media whenever featured. If you are looking for that special dress, an iconic pair of heels, a well-crafted designer handbag or a well-deserved treat, then Arch Label Agency is the place to go. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun closed 01780 764746 www.archlabelagency.com @archlabelagency @ArchLabelAgency

6 Miss Pickering Florist 7 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE

Miss Pickering is probably better known for the dog in the window, but is actually a flower shop. The style is relaxed romanticism, using the most exquisite flowers and foliage, some locally grown, and some imported. All of Miss Pickering’s work is scented, whether by the flowers themselves or the addition of seasonal herbs. She offers a flower delivery service throughout Stamford and Rutland. Nothing gives Miss Pickering greater pleasure than flowering for people at the important times in their lives, whether a wedding, christening or funeral – decorating marquees, churches and many of the wonderful local wedding venues. This autumn Miss Pickering is moving her own growing space into the heart of Stamford, sourcing new varieties to add to daily bouquets and event work. Flowers are picked and walked to the shop, as the focus is more and more on sustainability. Over the last 14 years Miss Pickering has created something very special, which she says is down to her cast of customers, who pop in for a chat, to see Valentine (the wonderful whippet in the window) and to buy flowers. SPECIAL FEATURES: Stamford Card accepted, flowers to order, delivery service, floristry workshops www.misspickering.com @misspickering @valentinewhippet @misspickering

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GOOD 8 “DRINKING The Tobie WINE WITH Norris GOOD FRIENDS Pub 12 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE

IS ONE OF LIFE’S MOST The Tobie NorrisCIVILISED is a beautiful pub, the original part of which dates back to 1280. It is part of a privately PLEASURES” owned independent company called

7 The Wine Bar Wine Bar 10 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE This cosy and friendly wine bar in the centre of Stamford offers an amazing and carefully curated selection of wines by the glass and bottle. If wine isn’t your thing, then fear not, because it also has a great selection of over 25 gins on offer – these are served with individual garnishes and paired with the bar’s exceptional range of tonic waters and spirit enhancers. On those warmer days, The Wine Bar has the best wine garden in town, enclosed on three sides and absolutely perfect for enjoying your favourite glass of wine and basking in the summer sun of Stamford.

Knead Pubs, which also runs Stamford’s Crown Hotel and Paten & Co. Come enjoy a fine bottle On offer areand five real ales, two real ciders of wine with friends, in the and somebest fine craft beers. The wine list is summer garden in town. extensive, with up to 18 available by the glass. Food ranges from The Tobie’s famous stonebaked pizzas to carefully thought-out mains using ingredients from the owner’s farm, plus Sunday roasts from noon to 8pm with roast sirloin of beef and slow-cooked shoulder of lamb. One thing to note is The Tobie Norris’s child policy: unfortunately, prams and pushchairs cannot be accommodated due to the nature of the building. The feel of The Tobie Norris is relaxed, bolstered by the professional service. Many pubs claim to have character, but few have this amount of personality. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dogs welcome, Knead Love Card, Stamford Card accepted, Vegan Menu 01780 753800 www.kneadpubs.co.uk @tobienorrisstamford @Tobie.Norris.Stamford @TobieNorris

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily from 10am, dog friendly, outside seating area, free Wi-Fi, amazingly knowledgeable staff to advise if required 01780 757844 www.stamfordwinebar.co.uk @thewinebarstamford @winebarstamford

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10 Natalie Dams Beauty Beauty Salon 13a St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE

9 Peters’ Cleaners Dry Cleaners 13 St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE Award-winning Peters’ Cleaners is the region’s premier Dry Cleaners. The company’s mission is ‘to get every item back to you in the best possible condition on time every time’, and the staff pride themselves in achieving this, alongside providing exceptional customer service. In 2018 Peters’ Cleaners won the Mercury Business Awards for ‘Best Customer Service’ and in 2018 and 2019 they were also voted ‘Best Independent Retailer’ – a fantastic achievement. The wide range of services includes: dayto-day dry cleaning; shirt laundering; duvet and pillow cleaning; the cleaning of furniture covers, curtains, wedding dresses and more. If it is fabric and you can get it to 13 St Paul’s Street, they will clean it! Also offered is a full range of repairs and alterations from the replacing of zips and re-hemming to wedding dress/prom dress alterations and curtain re-lining.

Natalie Dams Beauty is the original, longest-serving express beauty salon in Stamford, known for a fun-loving and relaxed atmosphere. The salon’s most renowned treatment is HD Brows, with five highly qualified stylists creating unique and bespoke brows for you. A brow-regrowth programme is offered to all new clients, ensuring the bestquality treatment. For clients unable to achieve a full brow, micro pigmentation tattooing is offered to fill unwanted gaps. In addition to brows, the salon does lash extensions, offering casual classics to full glam – something for everyone. For a natural alternative to this, try a lash lift, adding length and volume to your own lashes. Gel manicures and pedicures are seriously popular here, too, with a huge range of colours and glitters available. Lastly, for glowing skin Natalie Dams Beauty offers Glycol Peel and Dermaplaning skincare treatments, perfect for any event. SPECIAL FEATURES: Late nights/early mornings on request, filler clinic once a month 01780 238639 www.nataliedamsbeauty.com @nataliedamsbeauty

SPECIAL FEATURES: Repairs and alterations, same-day cleaning, next-day cleaning, wedding dress cleaning, dogs welcome, Stamford Card accepted. 01780 755432 www.peterscleaners.co.uk @peterscleaners @PetersCleanersUK @PetersCleaner

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11 Stamford Makeup Studio Beauty Salon 11a St Paul’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2BE Stamford Makeup Studio is more than just a makeup studio! The dedicated team of highly qualified makeup artists are available to create theatrical, bridal and event looks bespoke to each individual client. The artists can be booked on a mobile basis for parties, weddings and special events. Lessons and master classes can be booked at the salon for you to learn and recreate new looks. Other treatments available include acrylic and gel polish nails, and spray tanning. There is a beautiful tanning room ready to add a bronzed glow to your skin, and the staff spray under a ‘no body-shaming’ rule, aiming to add confidence to anyone who steps into their tent. Waxing and a multitude of specialist facials to suit all your skincare needs are offered by Louise, the Studio’s skincare guru, in her gorgeous, botanical spa-inspired room. SPECIAL FEATURES: Early and late appointments on request, free facial consultations 01780 238380 makeupstamford.co.uk @stamfordmakeupstudio

12 Kafae on the Square Speciality Coffee House (and More!) 9a St George’s Square, Stamford, PE9 2BN The ever-welcoming owners wanted to bring really great, smooth-tasting coffee to Stamford. At the same time, they have selected a gorgeous range of loose leaf teas and hot and cold drinks, including lemongrass tea and bubble tea. There are also some unique tray bakes, great cooked brunches and a range of deluxe sandwiches served with ‘sides’, providing you with every reason to drop in and spend an hour or so in this beautiful square, overlooking the church. The design has a chilled vibe, with lots of chunky wood tables and chairs, making it ideal to steal some quality time with family and friends – there’s a church pew too! We recommend the signature flat white to enjoy in or to take away from the friendly staff with a welcoming smile. And did we mention that the Thai hot dish of the day is on offer every Saturday and that you can go for the full three-course option at the fantastic Supper Clubs? SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly to friendly dogs, authentic Thai-themed Supper Clubs, typically monthly (check Instagram/Facebook for the next event), Room with a view, Stamford Card accepted for an early bird special offer Contact them on Instagram or Facebook (they are good at responding) @Kafaeonthesquare

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13 Haatch Desks Co-Working, Meeting Rooms and Virtual Addresses The Hub, Blackfriars Street, Stamford, PE9 2BW

Haatch Desks provides world-class, flexible, all-inclusive coworking spaces with community collaboration at the heart of its culture. The cool Stamford space is located centrally, opposite Wharf Road car park, enabling professionals from all industries to have a place to call home. Offering 50+ fully flexible desks, four meeting rooms and two meeting pods, complete with super-fast dedicated internet, free tea, coffee, water, juice and biscuits and plenty of breakout areas, it really is a unique and inspiring place from which to work. The meeting rooms range from small pods to a 10-person board room, so you are covered whether you have one-to one appointments, board meetings or inspiring off-site team get-togethers. Rooms include projectors, whiteboards and free tea and coffee, and are bookable from only £10 per hour – there really is no comparison. With a co-working space also in Peterborough, Haatch Desks is a growing, thriving community. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, keyless entry, free tea and coffee, super-fast dedicated internet, fully flexible, zero commitments and no minimum term 01780 408490 www.haatchdesks.com @haatch

14 Classic Stamford Specialist in Home Improvements 12 St Leonard’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2HN Established in 1992, premier home improvement specialist Classic Stamford is one of the largest independent firms of its kind in East Anglia, with a stunning showroom in Stamford and a tremendous reputation for exacting standards from inception to completion. The team is passionate about creating a beautifully designed home for you to enjoy, and the company ethos is to provide top-quality products and truly excellent customer service. The firm supplies and installs all types of windows, doors, patios, bi-folds, garage doors, lanterns, kitchens, rubber roofing, fascias and guttering, and can transform conservatories with the Classic Warm Roof conversion (this replaces the existing glass or polycarbonate roof while retaining original windows, doors, frames and walls, etc). Whatever you need, from a roller garage door to a traditional, Shaker or H Line (handleless) kitchen to an extension, contact the team to find out more and to arrange a home visit. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Sat 9am–5pm, home visits and free, no-obligation quotation offered 01780 654321 www.classicstamford.co.uk

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16 Stamford Auction Rooms Auctioneers and Valuers Units 7a and b, Meadow View Industrial Estate, Uffington Road, Stamford, PE9 2EX

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Hair and Beauty Salon 20 St Leonard’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2HN Asembo offers a complete range of hair and beauty treatments and services, and the friendly, professional team is qualified to the highest standards to ensure you receive the best service in a tranquil and relaxing environment. Beauty treatments include ESPA facials and massage, Jessica manicures and pedicures, Geneo facials, waxing and a variety of pamper packages. The latest additions to Asembo’s services include permanent make up, fillers and aesthetic treatments. The salon’s talented hair stylists utilise Joico colours and products to deliver the most exciting range of colours and fashionable cuts to transform your hair. Philip Martin’s range of hair and beauty products is exclusively used here – this Italian company combines the finest natural and organic ingredients with non-toxic chemical substances to obtain products that enhance and improve the quality and beauty of hair and skin. SPECIAL FEATURES: Philip Martin’s organic products 01780 765337 www.asembo.co.uk @Asembo20 @AsemboHairBeauty @Asembo_Stamford

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Auctions are held at this welcoming, femaleled saleroom on the last Saturday of every month. Specialist sales include Asian Art, Books, Ceramics and Glass, Clocks and Barometers, Coins and Medals, Contemporary and Design, Designer and Luxury Goods, Furniture, Jewellery, Militaria and Sporting, Paintings and Prints, Photographic and Musical Instruments, Scientific, Stamps and Printed Ephemera, Centre: Jessica Wall, Toys and Auctioneer and Valuer Collectables, Watches, and Works of Art. Free valuations are provided at the office, via email or at your property, with no obligation to sell. Catalogues are listed online two weeks prior to an auction, with printed catalogues also available. Viewing at the saleroom is always Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm before the auction, when the team will welcome you, and Jessica Wall, Auctioneer and Valuer, will be on hand to give you advice on buying or selling. SPECIAL FEATURES: On-site parking, disabled access and toilet, refreshments, dog friendly, open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm and on Sat auction days, live auctions, online bidding available, probate and insurance valuations, house clearance, sellers commission of 15% 01780 411485 stamfordauctionrooms.com @stamfordauctionrooms @auctionsar

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18 Batemans of Stamford Antiques Auctioneers and Valuers The Saleroom, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1XF

17 Hunters Interiors Interior Design The Dairy, Copthill Farm, Deeping Road, Uffington, PE9 4TD Hunters Interiors of Stamford has been trading for over 18 years, offering bespoke interior design to clients in and around the local area and beyond. The firm’s designers can offer full design packages, personally project managing the transformation of your home. Advice is also available on wallpaper, fabric, paint colours, carpets, lighting and furniture. No project is too big or too small! In stock is a large selection of beautiful fabrics and wallpapers including Colefax & Fowler, Zoffany, GP & J Baker, Mulberry, Harlequin, Osborne & Little and many more. The showroom is accessibly located just outside Uffington, with ample parking and opening hours of 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am–1pm on Saturdays. Showroom consultations are free of charge, and there is absolutely no time limit. Refreshments are always available, and Hunters’ resident dogs are happy to welcome clients.

Batemans is the leading Auction House and Valuers based in Stamford. The firm was established in 2001 and is a member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA), providing auction sales, probate and insurance valuations, house clearance and private sale services. It holds regular auctions for antiques, collectables, jewellery, watches, silver, gold, fine art and furniture and various specialist sales throughout the year. Working to a high professional standard whilst retaining a friendly approach to all its customers, Batemans cover Lincolnshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and beyond. Using the latest technology in its modern Saleroom, with decades of experience in the highly skilled, hard-working team, and by promoting each and every lot to maximum effect, Batemans can offer vendors an outstanding selling service and provide buyers with an exciting array of carefully selected items across a vast range of collecting areas. SPECIAL FEATURES: Disabled access, dogs welcome, free parking, refreshments available on auction days, house clearance, probate and insurance valuations 01780 766466 www.batemans.com @batemansauctioneers @BatemansAuction

SPECIAL FEATURES: Ample free parking, opening hours include Sat 10am–1pm, Stamford Card accepted 01780 757946 www.huntersinteriorsofstamford.co.uk @huntersinteriors

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19 The Stamford Notebook Company Maker of Handbound Notebooks, Diaries, Journals and Accessories 42 Gwash Way, Ryhall Road Industrial Estate, Stamford, PE9 1XH As part of the long-established, family-run Spiegl Press, The Stamford Notebook Company creates the most beautiful handbound notebooks, diaries and refillable leather journals, using 100gsm off-white paper specifically selected for its smoothness and opacity – and for being very fountain pen friendly. The leather for refillable journals comes from Europe and is vegetable tanned – the company hand dyes, polishes, cuts and sews it here in Stamford. The firm’s customers include royal residences, FTSE 100 companies and exclusive retailers in London, New York and Toronto, so you’ll be in good company! Being commercial printers, the firm also offers printing. Apart from general print, the speciality is in making fabulous personal, business and occasion (weddings etc) stationery, using traditional skills (hot foiling, embossing, thermography, letterpress, die cutting), all honed over many years. SPECIAL FEATURES: Products hand-crafted in Stamford, visitors welcome to view the full range Mon–Fri, 8.30am– 4.30pm (some products also available at Anand Shoes on St Mary’s Street) 01780 762550 www.stamfordnotebooks.co.uk @The Stamford Notebook Company @SNCStamford

20 The Keys Holiday Home and Short-Term Home Rental Ash Place, Stamford, PE9 2JB (Off map; close to the A1) Owned by Penstar Locations, ‘The Keys’ holiday home (also available for short-term home rental) is set in a quiet cul-de-sac about five minutes’ drive from the centre of Stamford. It is a two-bedroom property (double and single), which also has a sofa bed, thus sleeping up to five guests. It has a private drive for parking and a large back garden with outdoor seating – perfect for bringing the dogs. It has a fully fitted and spacious kitchen, plus bathroom with bath and shower. The home is maintained by Penstar Locations’ housekeeping team, providing hotel-standard white linens and towels, plus toiletries. There is also complimentary tea, coffee and sugar, a coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, a smart tv, sound bar and a selection of books, games and local maps. There is an interactive iPad with information on local places to visit and on the property. The Keys can be booked via online booking travel agents or direct with Penstar Locations’ team, so you can discuss your individual needs and preferences. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, large garden, book direct or via booking.com or AirBnB, booking from two days up to six months, Stamford Card accepted Bookings team (Progressive Lets): 01733 293900, Company Director 07899 700680 penstar_locations penstarlocationsrentalsandservicedaccommodation

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St Martin’s High Street St Martin’s, The George Mews, Church Street, Barnack Road St Martin’s has a character all its own, south of the river, and is best known for The George hotel, which almost every visitor to Stamford has been to at least once before! The famous gallows sign was erected across the road during the 18th-century coaching boom as a sign of welcome to the honest traveller and as a warning of the welcome that awaited the highwayman.

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2 Mr & Mrs Clark’s Exclusive David Hockney Gallery 7 High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LF

1 NGI Design Contemporary Furniture Showroom and Design Service 4-6 High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LF NGI Design is a high-end, multi-brand retail and interior design showroom offering the best in contemporary luxury kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, lighting and more. It’s a one-stop shop for whole-house solutions and a great space in which to peruse and be inspired. There’s no need to feel overwhelmed, as NGI provides an interior design service. The experienced creative team will work closely with you to help push boundaries and realise your dream interiors. Lifelike 3D visuals, product shots and samples enable you to envisage your bespoke designs fully. NGI’s team will be with you through every stage, offering an in-house installation service with access to local professionals to provide bathroom installation, electrical, decoration and building services. In addition to 25 years’ experience in the local area, NGI have completed projects across the country, so even if you are just visiting Stamford, they welcome you to come in and browse their beautiful showroom.

Mr & Mrs Clark’s is the only exclusive David Hockney Gallery. It has a varied range of Hockney’s artwork for sale, from original works on paper and canvas to limited-edition prints, original posters and books. David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an Artist’ sold for $90.3m, making it the most expensive painting ever sold by a living artist. Hockney is well known for his iconic pool images and his jewel-toned landscapes. His art never stands still, always changing while moving forward, continually embracing new technology, wrestling with space and perspective. If you have an interest in David Hockney’s work, please call in to the gallery or telephone on the number below. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon, Tue, Thur–Sat 10am– 5.30pm, Wed and Sun by appointment, groups welcome by appointment, exclusive David Hockney ‘Insight Talk’ (bookable in advance) 01780 238797 www.mrandmrsclarks.com

SPECIAL FEATURES: Interior design service, no pushy sales – feel free to browse and enjoy the showroom 01780 766899 www.ngidesign.co.uk @ngidesignltd @ngi_design_ltd

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3 The George of Stamford Hotel with Restaurant and Bar 71 High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LB There has been a hostelry of one description or another on the site of The George for more than 1,000 years, giving the hotel a unique atmosphere and impressive welcome. A deep history lies within the hotel and grounds, complemented by a warren of original reception rooms, dining rooms and bars. The George is still a hostelry on many levels, looking after cherished customers, from those wishing to have a cup of coffee, meeting friends for lunch, afternoon tea or supper, to celebrating special occasions in private dining rooms, the superb Oak Room Restaurant, the less formal Garden Room and Courtyard, or staying in opulent, super-comfortable bedrooms, and much, much more… traditional values, wonderful staff. One thing is absolutely certain, The George of Stamford really is extremely special and loved by many, of all generations! SPECIAL FEATURES: Dining all day, open all year round, privately owned for 50 years 01780 750750 www.georgehotelofstamford.com

4 Russell & Jones Lifestyle Boutique 2-4 The George Hotel Mews, High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LB Situated adjacent to the historic George hotel Stamford, Russell & Jones is a stylish lifestyle boutique that inspires its customers with decorative accessories for the home. It also stocks a gorgeous range of ladies’ fashions and accessories, including shoes, faux fur, jewellery, scarves and handbags – lots to tempt you! The shop’s top home brands are Culinary Concepts, Helen Moore, Parlane and Voyage. On the fashion side are Nicola Sexton shoes, Tissa Fontaneda handbags, Rino & Pelle faux fur and jewellery by Nour London and Konplott. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Tue–Sat 10.30am–5pm, and Sun and Mon by appointment, Christmas hours are longer; the shop is not dog-unfriendly, but kindly note that there is a small in-house dog 01780 481033 / 07900 901944 www.russellandjones.com @russellandjones

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5 Martha James Kitchens & Living Spaces Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom Showroom 19 High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LF Martha James is a family-run business offering an extensive range of kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and other living spaces, all designed around you. Every design starts with the client, and with their imagination and Martha James’ expertise, ideas are turned into reality. You can rest assured of the quality of Martha James’ offering – as Stamford and Peterborough’s only KBSA (Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association) certified retailer, the firm follows an approved code of conduct and is subject to strict monitoring to make sure clients get the best professional service available. The perception is that Martha James is a higher-end furniture supplier, but a full range of options to suit all budgets is offered, with kitchens starting from £5,000. Pop in and see the team for a coffee and a chat! SPECIAL FEATURES: KBSA certified retailer 01780 769440 www.martha-james.co.uk @_martha_james_

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6 Candlesticks Restaurant with Rooms 1 Church Lane, Stamford, PE9 2JU Candlesticks is an independent family business started in 1975 and still run by the Pinto family. The menu, which is fixed price and very traditional, marries fresh local produce with Portuguese flavours. There is an extensive wine list compiled by certified sommelier and international wine judge Nelio Pinto, who now runs the business. Located in intimate cellars, the restaurant is a relaxing venue with the lighting provided only by candles. Traditional standards of silver service are still maintained, and all of the dishes are fresh and made on the premises. Candlesticks can cater for special dietary requirements. Above the restaurant there are eight bedrooms, all en suite and with 24-hour access. 01780 764033 www.candlestickshotel.co.uk @candlesticks

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8 St Martin’s Antiques Centre Antiques Centre with Over 70 Retailers 23a High Street, St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LF

7 Robert Fogell Gallery Contemporary and Modern British Art Gallery 23 High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LF Robert Fogell Gallery was established in 2006 and exhibits art in a beautiful period town house on High Street St Martin’s in the historic heart of Stamford. The focus is on contemporary and Modern British art and craft from leading and emerging artists around the UK. The gallery is committed to showcasing high-quality art in a wide context. A consistently high standard is paramount, coupled with creative content. A series of exhibitions features throughout the year, showcasing solo artists or group artists in different media together in the main gallery. All are welcome to experience the friendly ambience and enjoy the work of painters, sculptors, printmakers, ceramicists and mixed media artists with established reputations alongside emerging artists, with equal commitment to both.

St Martin’s Antiques Centre is situated in the charming St Martin’s quarter of Stamford, a gentle stroll up the hill from the river and The George hotel. Situated in an old Carriage Works dating back to the 1800s, it is a delightful place in which to browse and while away many hours. With over 70 dealers there is something for everyone. The extensive range covers Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco, plus vintage designs and collectables to suit every budget and taste. Items available include lighting, silver, furniture, jewellery, clothing, pictures, prints, clocks, watches, glass, porcelain, brass, copper, rugs, toys, tools, signs, kitchenalia, coins and taxidermy – you name it, it will be waiting for you. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, free parking at rear, dogs welcome 01780 481158 www.st-martins-antiques.co.uk @stmartinsantiquescentre

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Tue–Sat 10.30am–5pm or by appointment, changing exhibitions throughout the year, commissioning service, purchase scheme 01780 762099 www.robfogell.co.uk

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10 The Bull & Swan Hotel with Restaurant and Bar High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LJ

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Designer and Installer of Quality Kitchens The Maltings, Barnack Road Stamford, PE9 2NA QKS has been established for 39 years and successfully installed over 10,000 kitchens. As suppliers of bespoke and rigid factorybuilt kitchens and ready-to-assemble ranges, the company can create stunning kitchens that look good and work really well. There’s a misconception that using an independent kitchen designer will prove more expensive than a national retail chain, but QKS can offer a better-built kitchen at very competitive prices. The firm works with all budgets and co-ordinates all structural and building work, plus plumbing, electrical and gas contractors, plasterers, tilers and decorators. QKS specialises in traditional or more modern in-frame shaker styles as well as the latest handless recessed doors. The firm has access to appliances from Bosch, Neff and Siemens and, for work surfaces, engineered stone brands such as Corian and Silestone, as well as traditional quartz and marble, plus natural timber worktops that are FSC responsibly sourced. Your kitchen is the most functionally key room in your home, and it’s a big investment (and disruptive) to change it, so it’s imperative to get it right. With QKS, you’ll be in safe hands.

The Bull & Swan at Burghley offers comfortable, individually designed rooms, great, award-winning food, local ales, a diverse and unstuffy wine list, and a dedicated, professional and yet relaxed team. There’s a choice of where to eat and drink: on cold and wintery days, stay inside perhaps and snuggle up by the fire; on sunnier days, why not venture into the attractive Kitchen Garden, where you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes from the main pub menu, or, on, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April and September, grab a pizza from the fantastic Pizza Potting Shed. Throughout April and September, you can also watch a movie in the Garden Cinema – on Thursday nights from 7.30pm, it’s classic movies, and on Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm you can watch children’s movies that are great for all the family. (Check the hotel’s website for the schedule.) Blankets and heaters are on hand in case it’s a little chilly. SPECIAL FEATURES: Garden Cinema, screen also shows live sporting and seasonal events, private hire, dog friendly, Kids’ Menu, loyalty card offered, Stamford Card accepted, free private parking 01780 766412 www.thebullandswan.co.uk @thebullandswan

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Fri 8am–5pm, Sat 8am– 2pm, highly experienced and knowledgeable kitchen designers, full service offered under one roof 01780 755855 / 01780 756514 www.qksstamford.co.uk @qkskitchens @qksstamford

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11 The William Cecil Hotel with Restaurant and Bar, Award-Winning Wedding Venue High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, PE9 2LJ

Attractively located within the historic Burghley estate, The William Cecil has 27 individually designed rooms, a stylish restaurant and a fantastic garden. There’s great service and a fun, friendly atmosphere – no tail-coats or stuffiness here. Pop in for a drink or to enjoy its local, fresh, simple, seasonal food, accompanied by a small but perfectly formed wine list. The hotel is renowned as an award-winning wedding venue, with a dedicated wedding coordinator to assist with your special day. It is licensed for ceremonies indoors or outdoors in the stunning Garden Pavilion. Each couple is given a unique experience, whatever the style or size of their wedding. Exclusive venue hire is available. The hotel is a great venue for formal meetings and family celebrations, such as birthdays or christenings, too. There are versatile function spaces and flexible dining options for everything from a BBQ to a buffet. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dog friendly, award-winning afternoon tea, elevenses menu, wedding venue with outdoor Garden Pavilion, marquee, bar, conservatory and restaurant, stunning rooms to hire for private parties, freshly prepared picnic hampers available upon request, Stamford Card accepted, free parking, gift vouchers available 01780 750070 www.thewilliamcecil.co.uk @thewilliamcecil

12 Ruby Apple Juice Local Artisan Juice Producer The Paddock, 16d West Street, Easton on the Hill, Stamford, PE9 3LS Ruby Apple Juice is a new local business based in Easton on the Hill, very close to Stamford. The orchard from which its fruit comes has been established in Norfolk over the past six years and is the only Ruby Apple orchard in the UK. The ‘Ruby Apple’, with its natural red coloured flesh, is harvested in September and stored until December to ensure the balance of flavour is perfect before pressing. Ruby Apple Juice, which has a unique colour and flavour profile, is the premier cru of apple juices, rich in antioxidants; it is a perfect non-alcoholic drink to complement a meal. Fresh Ruby Apple Juice is only available from December until July in the local Stamford area and exclusive London establishments. Ruby Apple Juice is proud to support Stamford in Bloom. SPECIAL FEATURES: Locally produced unique red apple juice with exclusive availability 07745 068570 @rubyapplejuice1

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Red Lion Square, Sheepmarket, St John’s Street, All Saints’ Street, St Peter’s Street, Scotgate, West Street, North Street, Casterton Road, Stamford Garden Centre Red Lion Square is at the centre of the town. It’s the location for many town events, including the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights and the MidLent Fair. The streets radiating west from here have many ‘indie’ businesses along them, stretching out along West Street, Scotgate and Casterton Road as far as the Stamford Garden Centre. Pop down Mallory Lane alongside Harrison & Dunn if you have a spare moment to see a gallery of old images of Stamford. Business 1 Goodwin Property Services 2 Love It 3 Nook Furniture 4 Central Café & Tea Rooms 5 Dawson of Stamford 6 North Shoes 7 Paten & Co 8 The Crown Hotel 9 Hoppi Dorri 10 Harrison & Dunn 11 The Stamford Eye Clinic 12 The Yard Stamford

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2 Love It

Gift and Card Shop 1 St John’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DA

1 Goodwin Property Services

Estate Agents (Residential Sales and Lettings) 2–3 St John’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DA As one of Stamford’s few remaining truly independent agencies, Goodwin Property Services offers advice, service and marketing that are all exceptional. Moving home is a huge commitment, which is why the staff here invest time in their customers and listings. The belief at Goodwins is that good customer service can never go out of fashion, and the firm’s agents pride themselves on the great feedback, reviews and recommendations they receive, all enabling their brand to go from strength to strength. At the same time, they never sit still when it comes to innovation and technology, always looking to lead the way. In a prominent position on the corner of St Mary’s and St John’s streets, the office is easy to find and open six days a week. Pop in and see the team for a coffee and a chat.

Love It is a multi-award-winning independent card and gift shop established in 1989 and trading on St John’s Street since 1999. It is an Aladdin’s Cave of wonderful gifts and cards, voted ‘Best Card Shop’ (in the East of England) 2013 and finalists in the same category in 2011, 2017 and 2019, as well as ‘Best Gift Shop’ (East of England) in 2015 and 2018. Love It stocks an enormous range of cards for every occasion, relation, age and pocket, as well as an impressive selection of gifts from pocket-money crystals and animal toys to scarves and licensed goods to leather wallets, purses and bags. The extensive selection of beautiful silver jewellery and semi-precious stones alone is worth a visit. There’s also a range of humorous gifts and T-shirts, guaranteed to make you smile! Hundreds of gift ideas for everyone and every age. You’ll ‘Love It’! SPECIAL FEATURES: Unique, friendly personal service with ‘nothing too much trouble’, dogs welcome 01780 482912 www.loveitshop.co.uk @Loveitshops

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Fri 8.45am–6pm, Sat 9am–4pm, digital marketing including RightMove, On the Market, etc, independent agency, warm welcome 01780 750000 www.goodwinproperty.co.uk goodwinproperty goodwinpropertyservices

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3 Nook Furniture Furniture and Gift Store Sheep Market, Stamford, PE9 2RB Nook is an independent furniture and giftware company that has been established in Stamford for over 20 years. It is a family business, with staff who like to go the extra mile to provide a friendly and personal service. The team sources an eclectic and diverse mix of products, including furniture (delivery service available for larger items), lamps, ceramics, lanterns, pictures, garden ornaments, rugs, throws, cushions, jewellery, handbags, scarves, cards, home fragrance, candles, Christmas decorations and so much more, from all over the world. There are gifts for him and her, original designs and unusual quirky products – all at great value for money. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, dog friendly, gift vouchers available, delivery service for larger items 01780 751029 @nookthe @Nook Furniture Co Ltd

4 Central Café and Tea Rooms Coffee Shop and Tea Rooms 7 Red Lion Square, Stamford, PE9 2AJ Central Café and Tea Rooms is Stamford’s oldest tea rooms. The distinctive timber-framed building is reputed to be part of a 15th-century great wool house, features of which can still be seen today throughout the café. Seating is spread over two floors, with superb views over Red Lion Square from upstairs. There is a variety of food and drink on the menu, including breakfast, main meals and afternoon tea. The cakes on display are made on site daily, and there are homemade scones and savouries. Central’s professional staff ensure that nothing but the finest ingredients are sourced and that everything is freshly prepared to the highest standards. The café caters for vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free diets. Also on offer is freshly ground coffee and high-quality loose-leaf tea, served the traditional way. So sit down, relax, and the staff will take your order at the table. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, outside seating, private bookings taken 01780 763217 www.centraltearoom.co.uk @centraltearooms

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5 Dawson of Stamford Jewellers 6 Red Lion Square, Stamford, PE9 2AJ

Dawson is a traditional family jewellers, located in one of the oldest buildings in Stamford, right in the heart of the town. It offers a wide range of 18ct gold and platinum jewellery over two floors and specialises in fine antique jewellery and silverware. The staff pride themselves in offering clients a wide range of professional services, from valuations and repairs to bespoke commissions, and they have been the leading family jewellers in town for the last 40 years. Whether you are looking for an engagement ring, wedding ring or simply treating yourself to something special, Dawson of Stamford has a wide selection of jewellery, from pearls and diamonds to signet rings and cufflinks. They can also help you to look after your jewellery by offering a comprehensive valuation and repair service. SPECIAL FEATURES: Jewellery cleaning and watch battery replacement, ease of access, dogs welcome 01780 754166 www.dawsonofstamford.com

6 North Shoes

Shoe Shop 2 Red Lion Square, Stamford, PE9 2AH

North Shoes was founded in 1876 by William North, a boot maker from Haconby, a small village just outside Bourne to the northeast of Stamford. North Shoes, under the guidance of William North’s great-great grandson James, now has the original store in Bourne, as well as shops in Cambridge, Lincoln and Oundle – and this Stamford branch, situated in a prime position right in the heart of town, on Red Lion Square. Despite the expansion of North Shoes, the ethos of the business remains the same: quality footwear with honest, dedicated customer service for all. The Stamford branch sells a lovely range of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, and is proud to be a children’s fitting specialist with staff trained to the highest standards. A generous range of width fittings and brands are stocked. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily (including 11am–4pm on Sun), children’s fitting specialist, bespoke foot orthotics, shoe repair service, dogs welcome, accessible store 01780 755400 www.northshoes.co.uk @northshoesstamford @www.northshoes.co.uk

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8 The Crown Hotel Hotel with Restaurant 6 All Saints’ Place, Stamford, PE9 2AG

7 Paten & Co Bar and Restaurant 7 All Saints’ Place, Stamford, PE9 2AG Split over three levels and with an urban, industrial theme, Paten & Co is a fantastic bar situated right next to The Crown Hotel in a redesigned 18th-century building reflective of its merchant history but with a modern twist. It offers a flavoursome seasonal menu, craft beers, select wines and specialist cocktails. The owners have invested in a state-of-theart, open-plan kitchen including a charcoal oven – perfect for showcasing their meat from the Knead farm, but also for getting some mouth-watering flavours and tastes throughout their dishes. The menu has been designed to offer customers a really fun, sociable experience, where you can share a number of small plates (or not!) or opt for a main dish and choose your own selection of sides. In effect, you can create your own dish exactly to your liking. Real time and care has been taken at Paten & Co to put together the drinks menu, which includes an exciting range of bottled beers, craft ales and a huge array of spirits with an extensive gin and cocktail menu.

The Crown is a striking hotel with vibrant restaurants and a charming bar in the heart of Stamford, offering a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy delicious food, exceptional real ale and select wines. Formerly a coaching inn – it was redesigned in the early part of the 20th century – the hotel offers character reflective of the stunning Stamford stone in which it was built, with modern facilities. In addition to the warm, cosy bar area and dining rooms, The Crown also has a lovely courtyard for sunny days. If you’re after scrumptious food or simply want to enjoy some drinks with your friends, then the bar and restaurants here are the places to go. The delicious dishes focus on locally sourced ingredients – The Crown even has its own farm just down the road. The hotel has rooms available for private hire, which makes this the perfect venue to celebrate your event. SPECIAL FEATURES: Dogs welcome, Knead Love Card, Stamford Card accepted, Vegan Menu, food served all day, charming courtyard 01780 763136 www.kneadpubs.co.uk @crownhotelstamford @CrownStamford

SPECIAL FEATURES: Dogs welcome, Knead Love Card, Stamford Card accepted, Children’s Menu, Vegan Menu 01780 408647 www.kneadpubs.co.uk @patenandco @patensstamford

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10 Harrison & Dunn Hardware Store 3 All Saints’ Street, Stamford, PE9 2PA

9 Hoppi Dorri

Harrison & Dunn is a family-owned, independent hardware store established in 1930. It has been described as the ultimate hardware store with its knowledgeable staff and seemingly never-ending stock. Departments include DIY (tools, hardware and decorating equipment), homeware (cookware, cleaning, kitchen utensils, appliances and more) and garden (garden tools, supplies and seeds). Whatever you need, whether it’s plumbing and electrical fittings, nails and screws, timber, a frying pan, a watering can, an egg timer, plant food, an ironing-board cover, a bin or even a children’s sledge, they are likely to have it here! A Stamford institution! SPECIAL FEATURES: Dogs welcome 01780 762088 harrisonanddunn.co.uk

Pan-Asian Soul Food and Sushi Restaurant 11 All Saints’ Place, Stamford, PE9 2AR Hoppi Dorri brings to the West the rich aromas and colourful flavours of Southeast Asian and Japanese food. The design is bold, honest and nostalgic, taking inspiration from the atmosphere found in ‘Hoppi Dorri’ and the many other back streets across Asia, where locals make traditional food for other locals. Stamford’s only sushi restaurant, Hoppi Dorris also offers a host of stunning hot dishes from around Asia, from things for ‘Messy Fingers’ to ‘Hot Pot Wok’ and ‘Soul Food’. It’s on two floors , with a cool terrace upstairs. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Tue–Thurs noon-9pm, Fri–Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon–5pm, Kids’ Menu, fantastic terrace upstairs at the back 01780 766772 www.hoppidorri.co.uk @hoppidorri

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11 The Stamford Eye Clinic Opticians 32 St Peter’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2PF

The Stamford Eye Clinic was established in June 2014 to provide the local community with an opticians able to offer excellent customer service, cutting-edge testing equipment and a vast selection of spectacle, sun and sport frames to suit all ages, budgets and tastes. Contact lens customers are also well catered for here, too. Flooded with natural light, the practice offers customers the perfect space in which to peruse a carefully curated range of spectacle frames by independent suppliers from all over the world. Brands stocked are Caroline Abram, Face à Face, Flexon, Garratt Leight, Gotti, Maui Jim, Moscot, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Ronit Furst, Tom Davies, Tom Ford, Zeal and many more. Director and Dispensing Optician Malvinder has a keen eye for style and can direct customers to the frames that suit them best; he also advises on lens solutions. This is a welcoming, friendly clinic – you’ll be invited to enjoy a freshly made cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit made by Dawn, the firm’s front-of-house customer services advisor. SPECIAL FEATURES: Disabled access to the rear of the shop 01780 767403 www.thestamfordeyeclinic.co.uk @seyeclinic

@SEyeClinic

12 The Yard Stamford Soft Play Café for Children 0–7yrs Unit 2, West Street Business Park, Stamford, PE9 2PR

The Yard is an award-winning indoor soft play centre and café for children aged 0–7 years, dreamed up by two local mums who craved a place that accommodated and appealed to adults and children alike. They see The Yard as a bit of a sanctuary for families and a welcoming safe place in which to relax and play with your children. Children have the freedom to explore the large play structure safely in their own environment, and the under 2s have a designated space to explore. Grownups, meanwhile, can enjoy fresh coffee, antipasti boards, grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet treats sourced from local suppliers. They’d love to see you. Come and have a look around! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon–Fri 9.30am–4pm and Sat, Sun 9.30am–1pm, admission £3.50 for under 2s, £5.50 for under 7s, adults free, walking distance from Stamford’s town centre, allergies and intolerances catered for and vegan and vegetarian food available, private hire offered 01780 480610 www.theyardstamford.co.uk @theyardstamford

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13 Alfred Poppins Stoves Sellers and Fitters of Wood Burners and Multi-Fuel Stoves Unit 4, West Street Business Park, Stamford, PE9 2PL Alfred Poppins is a family-run business, specialising in the supply and fitting of wood-burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves in the Stamford/South Lincolnshire, Rutland and Peterborough area. If you are looking for a stunning way to transform the feel of your home, Alfred Poppins can help. The firm’s fireplaces, fires and stoves offer wonderful ways to enhance your living space. Whether you want something traditional, a contemporary twist on fireplace design or period-influenced styles, the team would love to help. The staff assist customers in buying and installing the best stoves for their needs. Alfred Poppins are proud stockists of stoves by Clock, Contura, Dik Guerts, Stovax, Town & Country, Woodwarm and many more. There are several stoves on live display in the showroom, as well as a range of fireside accessories and cleaning products. A friendly professional service is offered, with topquality products at highly competitive prices. Chimney-sweeping can also be arranged! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Mon and Sat and otherwise by appointment (they are always happy to fit you in) 01780 753979 / 07871 322780 / 07581 322069 www.alfredpoppins.co.uk @alfredpoppins @alfredpoppinsstoves @PoppinsAlfred

14 Westside Health & Fitness Club Health & Fitness Club West Street, Stamford, PE9 2PN Established in 1996, Westside Health & Fitness Club was the first club of its kind in Stamford. By 1998 it was extended to accommodate the rapidly increasing membership. In its 23rd year at time of printing – and still going strong – the club is open to all ages from 13 years to its most senior member, who is 86 years of age, having been with Westside for 23 years! The team understands the need to be flexible and to fit in with hectic schedules. That is why, whatever your circumstances, there should be a membership option to suit, from a one-year contract to temporary membership of one day to one week. Club cards (for 10 or 20 visits) are also available. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, free parking, large air-conditioned gym with fat-burning and muscle-toning equipment, large free weights area, two aerobic studios, indoor cycling studio, outside functional training area, luxury locker rooms, sauna, steam room, hairdressers, beauty rooms, Les Mills classes 01780 480651 www.westsideclub.co.uk @Westsidehealthfitness

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16 Stamford Lodge B&B and Café Coffee Shop and B&B 66 Scotgate, Stamford, PE9 2YB

15 Scotgate Mobility Retailer of Mobility Aids 9 Scotgate, Stamford, PE9 2YB Offering ‘solutions for independent living’, this store stocks mobility scooters and provides advice on the best model to suit, depending on the customer’s ability and how they intend to use the scooter. Mobility equipment is available to hire on a short-term basis following an operation or just to trial before purchasing. Wheelchairs are also available. The store has a selection of walking sticks, aimed at providing reassuring support to help you balance and feel safer. The team can advise on the best type of handle and size to suit your height and weight. There are bathing aids, too, such as bath lifts, so that you can enjoy a relaxing bath without worrying about being able to get out of it. The shop stocks incontinence supplies, from pads to pants and bed and chair protection – always sold with a discreet, efficient service. This is also where to come for Cosyfeet footwear, designed to fit and flatter swollen feet. The range of men’s and ladies’ shoes and slippers are extra wide and extra deep.

Stamford Lodge B&B and Café is a cosy, welcoming coffee shop and restaurant with a unique atmosphere. It has a gorgeous, secluded courtyard hidden out the back (the perfect place to enjoy a cold glass of rosé on a warm summer’s day) and a crackling wood burner to keep you toasty when winter comes. On offer are all-day breakfasts, delicious lunches, homemade cakes and scones, and the most delicious Monmouth coffee. The menu is changed according to the season, and ingredients are sourced from local butchers and bakers and from the local market. The staff pride themselves on being friendly and giving a warm welcome to all – including dogs! They try to adapt the food to accommodate different requirements, and you can be sure that they will do their best to make your food as delicious as possible. They also do takeaway. The B&B has four rooms to let. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open Wed–Sat 10am–3pm, dog friendly, full alcohol licence, takeaway offered 01780 482932 www.stamfordlodge.co.uk stamford_lodge_cafe Stamford Lodge Cafe

SPECIAL FEATURES: Level access for wheelchairs and scooters, friendly and helpful service 01780 763276 www.scotgatemobility.co.uk @Scotgate Mobility Ltd @ScotgateLtd

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18 Flawless Body Skin and Body Clinic 18a Scotgate, Stamford, PE9 2YQ

17 Flawless Faces Hair and Beauty Salon 17–18 Scotgate, Stamford, PE9 2YQ Flawless Faces was established by Neeta in Stamford in 2006 and it has grown since then to become one of the most visited and respected salons in the area. Over the years, Neeta has built up a highly skilled team who share her passion and provide premium treatments at great value, as Flawless believe that these services should be available to the many, not the few. The team’s key aim is to make clients feel beautiful and confident. The full suite of services includes a Lash & Brow Bar, offering authentic threading, HD brows, lash extensions (Classic, Russian and Hybrid), LVL lash lifts and express lashes. Along with this, the staff specialise in Gel manicures and pedicures, Brazilian and Hollywood waxing, body treatments, facials and hair. Neeta carefully selects the brands she works with to ensure that clients always get the best results – these include Decléor, HD Brows, Jessica, LVL, Lycon and Nouveau.

Flawless Body was set up with one aim: to promote body confidence. The clinic provides a range of the latest non-surgical treatments, all performed to the highest standard by its team of experienced, Level 4 Aesthetic Practitioners and fully qualified Aesthetic Doctors. Flawless Body has invested in premium products and cutting-edge equipment to get amazing results without compromising client safety. EXPERT in ‘all things skin’, the clinic has a skin scanner, two state-of-the-art lasers and two facial machines, and can help and treat most skin conditions. The clinic uses premium cosmeceutical products from SkinCeuticals and iS CLINICAL. Other treatments include laser hair removal, tattoo removal, fat freezing, body contouring, skin tightening, cellulite reduction, HIFU (non-surgical facelift), vaginal rejuvenation and acne scar removal. Anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and mole and vein removal are administered by Flawless Body’s resident doctor. SPECIAL FEATURES: 3D Lipo Premium Partner, SkinCeuticals Certified Clinic, iS CLINIC Certified Clinic, 3D body scanning, facial skin scanning 01780 660302 www.flawlessbody.co.uk @FlawlessBody01

SPECIAL FEATURES: Lash & Brow Bar, Lycon Intimate Waxing, Jessica Nails, Master HD Brows and Decléor Treatments 01780 660301 www.flawlessfaces.co.uk @FlawlessFaces.Stamford @FlawlessFaces01

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19 Stamford Barber Shop Traditional British Barber Shop Radcliffe Road, Stamford, PE9 1EE With over 20 years in business, Stamford Barber Shop is a traditional family-run British barbers that prides itself on quality of workmanship, skill and professionalism to provide the finest experience while attending to your requirements. You can expect the very best in haircuts – they only do what you request, not what they think. No matter how long it takes, you get a haircut you’re totally satisfied with. Also offered is traditional cut-throat shaving, in which they prepare your skin, use hot towels, go twice over with razor and use a lot of conditioning to the skin for that ultimate shave. Then there’s grooming (noses, ears, eyebrows) – these professionally trained barbers have all the solutions to attend to unwanted hair using waxing. Men’s facial treatments are also available. The barbers is proud to have won ‘Best Barber Shop Lincolnshire’ in the Lux Life Awards for two years running (2018 and 2019) and iGuy magazine’s ‘Best Local Barber’ in 2019. SPECIAL FEATURES: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm walk-in appts, bookings available 7–10am and 5pm-9pm, Sat also by appt – save queuing, all appointments are bookable online, customer car park 01780 754440 www.stamfordbarbershop.co.uk @stamfordbarbershop

20 Treeline Property Holiday Let / Corporate Stay Empingham Road, Stamford, PE9 2SU Treeline Property has a portfolio of houses and apartments in Stamford and Peterborough and its mission is to provide beautifully presented, fully serviced accommodation. The firm is committed to providing guests with wonderful spaces in which to stay, whilst ensuring that they receive flawless customer service. Treeline believes its consistent five-star reviews and awards are testament that it is true to its word. This beautiful Victorian townhouse combines Stamford character with a modern touch. It is equally suitable for holidaymakers looking to unwind or work-related travellers in search of high-end accommodation close to the town centre. The property offers an open-plan sitting/dining room and a well-equipped kitchen that opens onto a private furnished courtyard. There are three spacious bedrooms sleeping six people in oversized beds, and each bedroom is fitted with a smart TV with Netflix. The property has two modern bathrooms. There’s on-site parking for up to two vehicles and free high-speed broadband. SPECIAL FEATURES: Local portfolio, high-end accommodation, beautifully stylish interiors by Hunters Interiors 01733 639003 www.treelineproperty.co.uk @treeline.property @treelineproperty

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21 Stamford Garden Centre Home, Garden, Café Casterton Road, Stamford, PE9 4BB It goes without saying that Stamford Garden Centre sells a fantastic, high-quality range of plants, pots, sheds and garden furniture, but the similarity to other garden centres ends there. It is the UK’s largest supplier of Clearview wood-burning stoves, a Farrow & Ball agency and an approved retailer of Esse electric cookers. But that’s not all… on site you will find the Bistro Café, a florist, a luxury beauty salon and hairdressers, an interior design service, country clothing, Simpsons awardwinning butcher, Hambleton Bakery bread and a huge range of gifts and goodies, including wine. Add these to the amazing selection of furniture, accessories and lighting that will make your house into a home and you begin to get an idea of what’s on offer. Stamford Garden Centre is well worth a visit at any time of the year. A warm welcome awaits. SPECIAL FEATURES: Open daily, free parking including disabled spaces, dog friendly, delivery service, help loading, car wash, expert stove installation service, price promise (they will often match or beat online prices) 01780 765656 www.stamfordgardencentre.co.uk @sackstoreandstamfordgc @stamfordgardencentre

22 Anna Stone Design Interior Design Service Unit 1, Stamford Garden Centre, Great Casterton Road, PE9 4BB Anna Stone Design offers a bespoke design service for residential and commercial projects large and small, by appointment only. The firm specialises in interior architecture, including space planning, bespoke joinery, lighting, finishes, kitchens, bathrooms and furnishings. Services range from design only through to project implementation and management. The team is committed to excellence, always remaining sympathetic to the building and to the client’s taste, with a finished result that is timeless, individual and stylish. Project requirements can be discussed on a range of budgets – offering a flexible service ensures that clients get exactly what they want, very often exceeding expectations. Anna Stone’s designers work collaboratively with clients, ensuring the end result is of the highest quality and, most importantly, that it reflects the client’s personality – their story. SPECIAL FEATURES: Collaborative Feng Shui service (moving existing furniture/artwork to get a space feeling right) 01780 763001 / 07900 883117 www.annastonedesign.com @anna_stone_design @annastonedesign

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24 The Ivy Lodge Beauty Salon for Beauty, Skincare, Body and Aesthetics Stamford Garden Centre, Casterton Road, Stamford, PE9 4BB

23 The Ivy Lodge Hair Hair Salon Stamford Garden Centre, Great Casterton, Stamford, PE9 4BB This luxury hair salon set within the tranquil grounds of the popular Stamford Garden Centre offers a unique, unrivalled, ‘spa-like’ setting. From a cut and blow dry to a complete style and colour transformation, the expert stylists here are passionate and committed to exceeding your every expectation. This is an exclusive salon for Montibello, a luxury Spanish brand that leads the way in hair innovation and nutrition. Colours are ammonia-free yet long lasting, giving you healthy, shiny hair every time. The salon also offers the ‘Silaplex’ treatment, which protects the hair fibre whilst strengthening the bonds, giving you glossy hair for up to five weeks. The salon lends itself perfectly to bridal groups, with private hire available and beauty treatments delivered by The Ivy Lodge Beauty, just adjacent. Alternatively, Ivy Lodge stylists can travel to your wedding venue.

Sister to The Ivy Lodge hair salon – also located at the Stamford Garden Centre – The Ivy Lodge Beauty is a haven of relaxation where you can escape for some valued ‘me time’, taking advantage of an extensive menu of beauty, skincare, body and aesthetics treatments. The salon is proud to be Stamford’s home of the skincare brand Elemis, offering its bespoke, results-driven facials and retailing its highly acclaimed products. The Ivy Lodge Beauty offers tailored spa days and beauty packages and is also available to hire privately – absolutely perfect for prewedding celebrations or birthdays. This can be done in conjunction with The Ivy Lodge Hair. The highly experienced and professional therapists and salon hosts provide an unrivalled experience, which has been recognised with consecutive industry awards for Customer Service. A warm welcome awaits! SPECIAL FEATURES: Open late every Tue, Wed and Thur (till 9pm), free car parking, wheelchair access, online and app booking, gift vouchers, loyalty reward programme, refreshments menu 01780 766583 (press 1) www.theivylodge.co.uk @ivylodgesalons @The Ivy Lodge, Stamford

SPECIAL FEATURES: Open late every Tue, Wed, Thur (till 9pm), free parking, wheelchair access, online and app booking, gift vouchers, loyalty rewards, discount for NHS, Military and Blue Light services, refreshments menu from the Garden Centre’s Bistro Café 01780 766583 (press 2) www.theivylodge.co.uk @ivylodgesalons @The Ivy Lodge, Stamford

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INDEX Accommodation The Bull & Swan 80 The Crown Hotel 89 The George of Stamford 77 Haatch Desks (office space) 70 The Keys 73 Treeline Property 95 The William Cecil 81 In addition to the listings here, The Stamford Tourist Information Centre is an excellent resource for booking local B&Bs. Call them on 01780 755611.

Attic of Stamford Black Orchid Chameleon Emma Cutmore & The Dress Agency Energy Iris & Violet Marcia May Shoes North Shoes Paul Richman

28 25 38 36 50 29 27 88 23

Food & Drink Shops Adnams Askers Bakery Cook Hambleton Bakery Ruby Apple Juice

37 44 54 48 81

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Cafés & Wine Bars Café au Chocolat Café Black Cakes + Co Central Café & Tea Rooms Corn Exchange Café The Fine Food Store Frothy’s Coffee Shop Kafae on the Square No. 14 St Mary’s Hill Scandimania Coffee House Stamford Lodge B&B and Café The William Cecil The Wine Bar

49 52 55 87 47 25 49 69 35 53 93 81 67

Eating Out & Pubs The Bull & Swan Candlesticks Cloisters Bistro The Crown Hotel The George of Stamford Gurkha Oven Hoppi Dorri Kings Head Lambert’s No1 Kitchen Paten & Co The Tobie Norris The William Cecil Zada

80 78 26 89 77 42 90 59 58 23 89 67 81 35

Health & Beauty Asembo aUK Baan Sabai Thai Therapy Broad Street Practice The Cutting Company Equilibrium Flawless Body Flawless Faces Garie Nigel Hairwork Hair & Beauty Hub Stamford The Ivy Lodge Beauty The Ivy Lodge Hair Melvyn Patrick Natalie Dams Beauty Permanent Cosmetics Stamford Pirrie Optometrists Purely You Renaissance St Mary’s Dental Practice Stamford Barber Shop Stamford Beauty The Stamford Eye Clinic Stamford Makeup Studio Stamford Yoga Westside Health & Fitness Club

Fashion & Shoes Anand Shoes of Stamford Anna Couture Arch Label Agency

26 58 66

Home, Interiors, Gifts & Garden Alfred Poppins Stoves Anna Stone Design Bakehouse Kitchen Studio

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Chez Soi 31 Classic Stamford 70 Country Traditionals 60 Delcor 37 H-works 56 Hunters Interiors 72 Iris & Violet 29 Love It 86 Martha James Kitchens & Living Spaces 78 NGI Design 76 Nook Furniture 87 QKS 80 Russell & Jones 77 Smithers of Stamford 42 Sophie Allport 53 Stamford Garden Centre 96 YOU 31 Kids The Children’s Garden Nursery & Montessori Pre-School Marcia May Mini The Yard Stamford

47 24 91

Jewellery, Clocks, Art, Antiques & Auctioneers Batemans Auctioneers Dawson of Stamford Gaynor Jewellers Loomes & Co Mr & Mrs Clark’s Gallery Murano Silver Robert Fogell Gallery

72 88 56 39 76 28 79

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RUBIROX St Martin’s Antiques Centre Stamford Auction Rooms

30 79 71

Property Choicemortgages UK Ltd Goodwin Property Services Humberts King West Newton Fallowell Sowden Wallis

43 86 51 29 50 64

Specialist CallyCo Fine Fabrics Colemans Stationers & Art Shop Corn Exchange Shops Ewe Wool Shop Harrison & Dunn Hardware Miss Pickering Flowers Peters’ Cleaners Pets Korner St Mary’s Books and Prints Scotgate Mobility Stamford Music Shop The Stamford Notebook Co.

57 65 47 57 90 66 68 55 38 93 36 73

Travel, Leisure & Culture More Travel Stamford Arts Centre Stamford Independent Travel Stamford Sights and Secrets Tours Stamford Tourist Information Centre Step Back in Time (Jill Collinge)

30 32 65 34 33 33

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