Whether you’re here to stay or on a weekend away, Winchester’s local independent shops are a must-see for anyone visiting our beautiful city. Thanks to COVID-19, supporting locally is more important now than it ever was, and for these independent businesses, every little really does help. See below for a guide to Winchester's top independent shops.
1 - Toscanaccio
Based in Winchester’s Independent Shopping area, Parchment street, and modeled on authentic Italian Enoteca (which translates in English to ‘Wine Library’), Toscanaccio has made it their mission to source the highest quality wines and deli produce from Italy and sometimes other countries, while also remaining focussed on sourcing as much from their local area as they can. With a fierce adoration for wine and people’s enjoyment of it, there’s no better way to experience the Italian way of enjoying wine, complemented by a plate of antipasto, in their stunning, relaxed upstairs seating area.
Specialty: Wine Bar
Address: Toscanaccio, 73 Parchment Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AT
Contact: 01962 841 223, email@example.com
2 - P&G Wells
If you’re after a blast from the past, the P&G Wells bookshop on College Street has been associated with the Wells name for nearly 200 years. Having seen at least 4 generations of the Wells family dating back to 1845, this place truly is steeped in history, much like the rest of our city. In 1983, a new partnership was struck and the shop has continued to trade under the name of P&G Wells. With a unique interior filled with fascinating reads, you could end up browsing for hours without even knowing it. A visit to this stunning shop filled with history is a definite must if you're in the area.
Specialty: Independent Book Shop
Address: 11 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LZ.
Contact: 01962 852016
3 - The Consortium
Situated on Jewry street, just off Winchester’s high street, is this wonderful shop full of trinkets, antiques, and retro furniture. The content of this gorgeous little shop is nothing short of inspiring when it comes to shopping for homely goods. With three floors and 9 different rooms to discover, they sell everything you could possibly imagine to furnish your home, as well as some very special gifts and jewelry.
Speciality: Furniture /Antique / Household / Bits and bobs
Address: 39 Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RY
Contact: 01962 867734
4 - Blu Bambu
This shop really pulls out ALL the stops when it comes to furniture. The pieces they stock are absolutely gorgeous, and you can expect to find anything from wine racks, to furniture sets, to light fittings and beyond tucked away in this inspiring store. Have a look at their website or Instagram for some serious re-decoration motivation, and if you’re in the Winchester area, don’t forget to stop and get lost, for just a little while. PS: Everything is made from reclaimed wood, so eco-conscious customers can shop with their minds at ease.
Address: Admirals Court, Quay Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3ET
Contact: 01590 670885, firstname.lastname@example.org
5 - Eclectic Hound
This dog-friendly, quirky little business is the perfect one-stop shop for clothes, gifts, and accessories alike. Claiming to be an independent clothes shop with attitude, they mix heritage brands with unique pieces from artisan producers. They have a diverse mix of both menswear and womenswear and always look forward to welcoming customers, and their four-legged friends. Be sure to stop by and say hi!
Specialty: Mens and Womenswear, eclectic style and fashion
Address: 31a The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX
Contact: 01962 808224
If you liked this blog, and love shopping at your independent Winchester Locals, take a look at the Facebook Community Group Windependents.
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