Coates English Willow

Stoke St Gregory, TA3 6HY


Discover an enormous range of willow baskets made by our team of skilled craftsmen and women using our own home-grown willow.

Coates English Willow

Looking for something genuinely made in Somerset?

Here at Coates English Willow you will find our unique Willow Basket shop. We stock an enormous range of willow baskets made by our team of skilled craftsmen and women using our own home-grown willow. Strong, practical everyday baskets that will last and last can be found alongside the more unusual and decorative items that will bring you pleasure and memories for many years. Choose a gift or souvenir that truly is “made in Somerset” and keeps this traditional craft industry alive for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.

If you cannot find exactly what you need amongst the wide range of baskets in the shop we also offer a bespoke service. Tell us exactly what you want and our team will do their best to create it. Whether it’s a tailor-made picnic basket for your vintage car or a log basket to fit in that difficult corner next to the fire place we can make it for you. Or, if you just don’t like the colours of the basket you’ve spotted in the shop or on line, we can make one in the colours you do like. Our bespoke service does not only apply to baskets, we make bespoke willow hurdles for the garden too. Take a look at our website to see our Online store and Gallery for inspiration.

If you are interested in taking up basket-making as a hobby you will find everything you need here to get started. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right willow, tools and even basket-making books so you can begin as soon as you get home. Are you thinking about building a Living Willow fence or feature in the garden? During the early part of the year living willow in the form of kits or willow bundles is available.

The sympathetic setting of the Basket Museum provides a natural home to a rare collection of willow artefacts dating from 1850 to the present day.

Our short, but informative film, gives a detailed explanation of the cultivation, harvesting and processing of the willow and its uses, including baskets and our world famous Coates Artists’ Charcoal.

We appreciate that shopping is not for everyone, perhaps a Willow Walk exploring this special landscape would be a great alternative. There are 3 different paths you can choose from and our Willow Sculpture Trail is a popular feature with the children. Just ask for a map from the shop and claim your free prize when you have found all the willow sculptures. Check our website for details of Sculpture Trails.

If you can't make it to us or want to order again from home why not shop online?

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Opening Hours

Winter (November to March)
Monday to Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

Summer (April to October)
Monday to Saturday
9.30 am – 5 pm


Entry to the Visitor Centre is free
Entry to the Museum
Adult £4.00
Child £2.00








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                • Café

                • Coach parking

                • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities

                • Group-friendly

                • In countryside

                • Maestro accepted

                • MasterCard accepted

                • On site parking

                • Picnic Site

                • Public toilets

                • Toilets for disabled visitors

                • Visa accepted

                Road Directions

                Nearest major road is M5. A358 from M5 jct 25, turn left at top of hill to A378, turn left towards North Curry to Stoke St Gregory.
                If using a sat nav please use the postcode TA3 6HY

                Follow the signs to Coates English Willow Visitor Centre

                Public Transport Directions

                Bus/Route No: 51 (Cooks Coaches)
                Route Description/Frequency: Taunton - Stoke-St-Gregory (Mon-Sat, not public holidays)
                Proximity to Bus Stop: Outside
                Nearest Rail Station is Taunton.


                Coates English Willow
                Stoke St Gregory
                TA3 6HY
                United Kingdom

                T: 01823 490249



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