If you’re travelling to Salisbury for a Festival event, be sure to make time to have wonder round the beautiful city and pop into the many fantastic independent shops we have to offer!
In need of that perfect present or just fancy treating yourself because… well, why not? Often called Salisbury’s prettiest shop, Casa Fina has a gorgeous range of gifts and accessories for you and your home with an unrivalled collection of pieces from across the globe. As this year’s winner of the ‘South-West Independent Bookshop of the Year’, Sarum College Bookshop offers a fantastic range of books, particularly theological in subject, as well as fair trade gifts and greetings cards. A firm favourite with locals, make sure to also visit family business OSO Boutique. The store boasts an affordable selection of stylish clothing, jewellery and accessories as well as a friendly personal styling experience where you’re sure to leave as a loyal customer!
The Independents even have you covered for that really special occasion. A jewel in the Salisbury fashion scene, Regent Tailoring is a contemporary, elegant clothing brand that holds British heritage at its core. Taking inspiration from classic male icons and silver screen characters, Regent offers made-to-measure suits as well as an enviable range of quality clothing for men and women. They also have a fantastic blog with styling tips and gift ideas. For all things sparkly H R Tribbeck & Son stocks a breath-taking range of jewellery, watches and silverware. Specialising in wedding jewellery, they believe that the perfect purchase shouldn’t be left to chance and with trained consultants on hand you’ll find the ideal ring quicker than you can say “I do”!
Feel like getting in touch with your inner Picasso? For the amateur to the professional, Noble Art Supplies stocks a range of high quality materials and is on hand to offer advice and answer your creative questions! If you’re not quite up to the challenge of creating your own art, The Wiltshire Gallery has an array of exquisite artwork, mostly by local artists of local scenes – the perfect place to get your Salisbury souvenir! The family-run gallery also offers an affordable framing service to ensure your artwork is properly protected and ready to hang in pride of place. Just along the street Fisherton Mill also houses a fascinating collection of artwork, with regular exhibitions, workshops and artist studios. As well as the gallery space, Fisherton Mill has a delightful shop and an award-winning kitchen (where Festival staff are regular customers!).
Delicious food is not in short supply when in Salisbury. The Cross Keys Restaurant offers a variety of comforting food and drink in a stunning 14th-century listed building. Whether you’re a tired shopper in need of a quick coffee or looking for a hearty lunch with the family, there’s something for all tastes with a menu bursting with delicious sandwiches, vegetarian options and classic British favorites. If you’re after some nutritious food to have at home Well Natural is a must when visiting Salisbury. The health food store has a wide selection of top brand natural products covering the whole spectrum of health and fitness. With well-being and health their top priority, Well Natural also offers regular seminars and talks to keep you informed on a variety of topics relating to good food and natural products. You can find out more here.
For a second year, some of the Salisbury Independents have grouped together to sponsor a Festival event; this year with an appearance by Lady Carnavon, who will be discussing her recently published book At Home at Highclere at Salisbury Playhouse on Tuesday 6 June. More information and tickets are available here.