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.
Sharpham Park is a 300 acre estate in the heart of the Somerset Levels near Glastonbury.
The Bay Tree Food Co was started in 1994 with a desire to make great tasting chutneys and preserves to suit all those menu occasions.
Open all year round from 9.30am to 2.30pm Thursday to Saturday (visit by appointment only), come and see our farm in action.
Farmhouse B&B on the edge of Taunton, Somerset. Businessmen welcome.
Self catering and Bed & Breakfast in Burnham on Sea, Somerset.
Set in the rolling hills on the outskirts of the village Priddy, the highest in the Mendips.
Situated within the Bristol Hippodrome Piano Bar.
Open to both residents and non-residents this proves to be a very popular eatery to all.