This Christmas... 'Shop Local'
17th December 2018
Left your Christmas shopping to the last minute? Royal Tunbridge Wells Together highlight a few of the places you need to visit this Christmas (and all year round) to help support 'Shop Local'.
Gray & Co.
Modern, stylish and independent, Gray & Co. is a fashion and lifestyle boutique for men and women based in Chapel Place, a traffic-free destination for shopping and socialising in Tunbridge Wells.
Founded on Steve Gray’s genuine love of beautiful clothes, cool music and outstanding customer service, Gray & Co. offers expertly curated collections that feature all-year-round, easy-to-wear, well-priced, modern tailoring and wardrobe essentials.
From windproof and waterproof styles to European tech denim and unisex organic cotton tees, tops and sweats, Gray & Co. is well known for its ‘fashion meets function’ aesthetic and high quality, ethically sourced pieces from family-owned European and British brands.
Passionate supporters of ‘shop local’, the Gray & Co. team offer the ultimate independent shopping experience that will put a smile on your face this Christmas.
Chris Potter Country Sports
A well-loved local shop that celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, Chris Potter Country Sports is a destination retailer that attracts shoppers from all over the world with its extensive collection of sporting guns, accessories and country clothing.
Based on Grover Street, Chris Potter Country Sports opened in 1978 and quickly became one of the leading retailers of sporting guns, boasting an impressive selection of shotguns including Beretta, Browning, Perazzi and Salvinelli.
Its clothing and footwear offering is equally impressive, featuring high quality pieces from Barbour and Dubarry among others. Even the pets are catered for with a collection of dog training equipment to keep your canine friends in line!
A warm welcome can always be expected at Chris Potter Country Sports, a specialist retailer with a wealth of expertise to offer this Christmas and beyond.
A fusion of ancient and modern Neapolitan traditions and culinary arts, Il Vesuvio is a family-run independent Italian eatery based on Camden Road that serves excellent food at affordable prices.
From pizza and pasta to meat and fish dishes, Il Vesuvio’s menu showcases classic Neapolitan cookery at its finest, earning the restaurant a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor that proves it to be a truly exemplary place to dine.
Known as ‘a corner of Southern Italy in the Garden of England’, this local gem is well-loved by residents and visitors alike and is the perfect setting for big family dinners, lunches with friends or even a romantic dinner for two this Christmas.
Fromage & French
Fromage & French is a small part of France to be enjoyed here in Tunbridge Wells, with rows upon rows of beautiful wines, decadent cheeses and delicious accompaniments to tempt you all year round.
Based on the High Street, Fromage & French is an independent retailer that sources the best of French produce from smaller suppliers, ensuring the highest quality cheeses and wines from growers who have been producing wine for generations.
From chutneys and crackers to tapenades and spreads, sweet treats and terrines to cheese wedding cakes and cheese boards, knives and gift boxes, this unique one stop shop for outstanding French produce is the place to go for the foodies in your life this Christmas.
A family-run company that has been trading for over 40 years, Pantiles Cameras has shops in the historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells and in Sevenoaks too, providing outstanding customer service and extensive product knowledge that sets it apart from the larger chains.
As well as stocking a range of cameras, lenses, accessories, printers, radios and other useful gadgets direct from UK suppliers, Pantiles Cameras offers services instore that include passport/ID photos, cine film to DVD transfer, photo restoration and professional servicing of photographic equipment, among others.
Set in the beautiful surroundings of The Pantiles, this independent business is a well-loved fixture in the town that offers high quality equipment and services at very competitive prices.
Founded by owner Peter Allinson in 2012, Whirligig Toys champions creativity in children with its collection of unique toys for kids who love to make things, sourced from a variety of independent suppliers.
The shop, based on Mount Pleasant Road in Tunbridge Wells, specialises in ‘things to make and do’, an ethos founded from a lack of toys catered towards children aged 6 and up – toys that inspire little ones of all ages to try out something new, get involved and learn a new skill.
From constructing models to learning how to sew your own soft toy, Whirligig Toys offers excellent customer service and a huge choice of creative and engaging projects to get stuck into this Christmas.