Burford: Shop Local

If youve never been to Burford before, then perhaps its time you did. An excellent example of a picturesque Cotswolds village, youll be delighted by the countryside architecture, historic sites and friendly welcome. With plenty to see and do, Burford is an excellent choice for your Cotswolds getaway, with a number of attractive shops offering many hidden treasures. As keen supporters of shop local were thrilled to be able to promote Burfords many great independent stores, and encourage our guests to pay them a visit you never know what youll fall in love with whilst youre here!

Burford Garden Centre

Burford Garden Centre is so much more than your average garden centre. Whilst it offers many of the traditional aspects of a traditional countryside garden centre such as beautiful plants and flowers to admire and take home, there are plenty of other gems to be found. Le Souk takes its name from the open air bazaars of Morocco and Asia and is a great place to pick up some beautiful, one-of-a-kind items. From textiles and ceramics to striking garden furniture and homewares, you can pick up some wonderful goods that you wont find anywhere else. As far away as you can get from mass-produced, were sure youll find plenty of unique and one-off items to tempt you.At Burford Garden Centre youll also find some stylish garden and home furniture to suit both traditional and modern tastes. The plant selection is renowned for the area and features different recommendations according to whats in bloom. If thats not enough, theres also a fantastic caf to enjoy featuring a range of breakfast and lunch dishes to revive you after a day of browsing.Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday.

W.J Castle Butchers

W.J Castle Butchers is a part of the W.J Castle/Jesse Smith chain of stores and is a popular fixture on Burfords high street. Selling locally sourced meat which is excellently cut and prepared, they provide high quality choice for both residents and visitors. Theres a great selection of produce available, which is one of the bonuses of purchasing from a local retailer like W.J Castle, offering cuts including game and poultry which youd be unlikely to find in your local supermarket.Highly recommended, pay them a visit during your stay and pick up some fine local produce to cook up a storm at a Jigsaw property.Opening Times: Sunday and Monday Closed, Tuesday - Friday - 8.30am - 5.00pmSaturday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Cotswold Cheese Company

The Cotswold Cheese Company is famous throughout the Cotswolds as sellers and producers of high quality cheese in over 80 different varieties. The company opened its second store in Burford in 2013 and theyre still going strong. The shop sells cheeses from all over the world as well as classic British cheeses and typical accompaniments including chutneys, biscuits and pats. You'll also find a novel selection of craft drinks to go with your cheese too - ideal for those who enjoy a tipple with their cheese!A wine and cheese evening is a great way to spend a relaxing night at your Jigsaw Holiday property, and youll find exactly what you need at the Cotswold Cheese Company.Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

Just Fabrics

If youre looking for antiques or even just a few items to spruce up your home, then Burford wont disappoint! With its own antiques centre featuring a range of stores selling a wide range of high quality furniture and homewares, you could kit out your whole home if you wanted to. Nestled in the heart of the antiques centre is Just Fabrics, which has an excellent reputation in the Cotswolds for selling high quality designer textiles such as curtains, linens and more. Not only do they have a wide range of products on sale, but they also offer made to measure services as well as sell furniture.Alongside its impressive range of products, Just Fabrics also offers fantastic customer service, providing a pleasant shopping experience and ensuring you leave with a smile on your face. Theres regular sales too so if you are in the market for something or you just want a browse, you may well be able to find yourself a great bargain.Opening Times: 09.30am 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, 11.00am- 16.00pm Sundays & Bank Holidays

MadHatter Bookshop

Have you ever desperately needed to buy a hat and a book at the same time? Probably not, but Burford is packed with quirky stores like this which are a must-visit when youre in the Cotswolds. The shop itself is attractive and wonderfully designed, as are the products inside. Selling a wide variety of hats for special occasions as well as more casual hats, MadHatter is a great place to visit if you have a wedding or other event which requires more formal headwear. The hats are all handmade offering superb quality and style which are surely worth admiring, even if you dont purchase anything.The book department meanwhile offers a fantastic selection of books and shows a dedication to literature through book signings, talks, tours and more and is a much-loved part of the local community. There are a range of great titles on offer and the shop provides a great opportunity for traditional browsing which is now lacking on todays high streets since the rise of online shopping. A wonderful place to pop in and browse, you can lose yourself for hours amongst the wonderful goods this store has to offer.Opening Times: Monday Saturday 10am 5.30pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Huffkins

Huffkins began as a family owned-bakery all the way back in 1890 and is somewhat of a Burford institution. The old bakehouse still remains but the bakery now operates across two beautiful grade II listed buildings which add to the traditional country bakery experience. Everything is baked in store and by hand, just as it was when the bakery first opened. The result is delicious, high quality baked goods that you can enjoy either in the caf or take away.Huffkins sources its ingredients from local suppliers, adding to the home-grown feel of the bakery. The menu is extensive and covers everything from pastries and sandwiches to ice creams and a tea selection which is really something to be admired. Huffkins is another great place to find afternoon tea and includes both classic and bubbles options a perfect way to wile away an afternoon in the Cotswolds.

Jigsaw Holidays in Burford

A stay in Burford is a great way to explore the Cotswolds, with plenty to offer in and around the village, as well as being within close proximity to several other nearby locations. Jigsaw Holidays has a number of properties available to suit different group sizes including Berry Cottage (Sleeps 4), Cleeveley Cottage (Sleeps 4 + 2 children) and Bettys Cottage (Sleeps 4). There are also a number of Cotswolds cottages available just a short drive from Burford. Book your stay now and pledge your support for local shopping with Burford's great selection of British brands and charming independent shops.

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