Discover the secrets of Somerset shopping.
For those whose holiday is not complete without a mosey around shops they can’t find at home, Somerset’s towns and villages have numerous independent retailers, particularly the artisan and craft-based. Towns like Frome, Langport and Bruton are known for their unusual shops while Street and Shepton Mallet have outlet shopping.
Top trends, fresh produce and unexpected treasures.
Shopping is one of the best things to do in Somerset - and the Somerset shopping scene is as varied as the landscape. Start at the shiny shopping centres in Bath for today’s top brands, then explore the bustling boutique shopping streets in towns and cities across Somerset. Our county’s high number of independent retailers means you’ll find stockists of everything from vintage clothes to arts and crafts, garden and leisure supplies to food and drink. Above all, shopping in Somerset means you’re guaranteed to leave laden with locally-produced souvenirs.
Somerset is no stranger to great shopping. We're a county that champions independent retailers alongside top high street brands, whether it's in smart shopping centres or cosy outlet villages.
Whether its the first outlet village in Europe at Clarks Village, Street, Somerset or The Designer Village at Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet there is something for everyones tastes!
Clarks Village Outlet Shopping, Street
Located in Street, this outlet village is one of the best places for in Somerset for grabbing a bargain. It’s spread over the old C&J Clark factory site - better known as the home of Clarks shoes, one of the world’s most famous footwear brands. Today, this Somerset
shopping staple is the home of equally famous brands covering everything from fashion and footwear to confectionery, cosmetics, sports and outdoor wear, fragrances, stationery, kitchenware and more.
Kilver Court Designer Outlet, Shepton Mallet
The former factory site of renowned Somerset fashion house Mulberry is now a high-end outlet shopping centre offering discounted Mulberry items, as well as other exclusive and premium brands at bargain prices. It’s even been internationally recognised as such, winning the Draper Award for Shopping Centre of the Year. Once you’ve finished browsing, take a stroll around the extensive garden centre, lush indoor plant house, and exquisite landscape gardens beneath Charlton Viaduct.
Bath’s premier shopping quarter was reopened in 2011 after an intricate redevelopment. Behind the astonishing Georgian-inspired shop fronts are today’s most sought-after high street clothing, leisure, technology and skincare brands.
Catherine Hill, Frome
This charming, narrow street winds its way through Frome’s oldest neighbourhood. It’s lined with quaint boutiques carrying everything from vintage clothes and independent fashion labels to indoor plants and handmade toys. Stop for refreshments at artisan bakery-cum-cafe Rye, housed in an old chapel, or tiny tea house Moo and Two.
Fore Street and North Street, Taunton
Somerset’s county town, Taunton is home to a comprehensive retail space that spans the two streets that cut through the town centre. High street brands are joined by small boutique stores alongside many independent and chain restaurants.
Brean Caravan Shop
Brean Caravan Shop sells a huge range of products including water pumps, leisure batteries and camping accessories, plus hardware and household items.
Buy gorgeous lavender products directly from the people who grow it in the stunning Somerset countryside.
At Burrow Hill we make traditional ciders as well as Somerset Cider Brandy. Visit the farm and see the UK’s first commercial cider distillery, explore the orchards and wander amongst 170 year old vats.
For more than a hundred years, family-run Thatchers Cider has been quietly perfecting the magic that turns apples into cider.
Here at Godminster, we create award-winning Vintage Organic Cheddar to a 90-year-old recipe. Our shop is open seven days a week and we have cheese available to sample every day.
We are the only cheesemakers left in Cheddar and you can watch whilst we show you how we make a traditional cheddar.Say ‘Somerset’ and most people think of Cheddar cheese so it is fitting that the world’s oldest surviving makers of it should be based here. To go with it, we make the perfect accompaniment, cider. These are not the only treats to sample on a foodie tour of the County which could take in oysters from Exmoor, strawberries from Cheddar, Trout from the Quantocks and of course a Somerset Cream Tea.
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Visit the Cross Keys Inn and you’ll find a traditional, real ale, Somerset country pub.
At The Railway Inn, Sandford, a warm welcome awaits you.
As an historic market town, Keynsham hosts an award winning farmer’s market.