Shop in Harleston

Harleston's markets and shops

Local traders have always been an important part of Harleston’s rich community life. Wednesday is still market day as it has been since 1259. It remains a vibrant, bustling market town due to its excellent array of independent specialty shops, mostly locally owned and run by people who are passionate about their products and service. Come and browse – you will be amazed at what you will find!


Wine, Spirits and Beer Off Licence and Related Goods

Adnams is famous as a producer of top quality beer and hand-crafted spirits produced in the Southwold distillery, many of which have been awarded medals across the world.

The shop stocks a wide selection of these beers and spirits as well as distinctive wines from producers with a real passion for their craft, supplemented by one-off purchases from small producers, and also has a range of kitchenware and gifts.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00 

Tel: 01379 854788
Address: 23 The Thoroughfare, Harleston IP20 9AS


Home Decor, Gifts and Jewellery

A wonderfully eclectic selection of items with which to enhance your home and gifts which will bring a smile to your face, including Life Style gifts, Home wares, Stunning Silverware, Jewellery, Gifts for men, Corporate gifts, Boutique decorations.

Voted by customers the Best Independent Retailer Award in June 2017, as well as the Excellence in Customer Service Award for Harleston, following a vote which attracted participation from more than 5,000 residents and visitors.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00, Thursday: 09.30:15:30, Friday and Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00

Tel: 01379 853544
Address: 9 Market Place, Harleston IP20 9AD


Eco shop

Selling a variety of environmentally friendly and fair trade products. A large range of Faith in Nature products to browse through, as well as bioD and Ecover products..  You can also bring you empty Ecover bottles in to be refilled. Don't forget to check out the bamboo socks for ultimate comfort at a reasonable price

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00. Thursday: 09:00 - 13:00. Friday: 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00

Tel: 01379 854840
Address: 7 Union Street Harleston IP20 9BD

The Apiary Delicatessen


The Apiary cafe sells a range of snacks, cakes and bread baked on the premises, to eat in or take away. The Apiary Delicatessen stocks a great range of local cheeses as well as some of the region's finest produce.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 08.30 - 16.30

Tel: 01379 852221
Address: 3 Thoroughfare Harleston Norfolk IP20 9AH

Branstock Fine Arts

Newly opened, and specialising in British and Irish fine art of the 20th Century

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Tel: 01379 854567
Address: 17 Exchange Street, Harleston IP20 9AB

D A Browne & Son


A traditional family butchers, selling locally sourced meat, from farms in surrounding areas which supply beef, pork and lamb.

Brownes have been curing and smoking their own bacon, gammon and ham for over 20 years using local pork, using curing methods which take weeks and not minutes unlike manufactured bacon and hams. “Brownes Bangers” boast over 30 different flavours, including traditional sausage which has been made from the same recipe for over 70 years. 

Excellent customer service, whether you need guidance for recipes or advice on the right cut of meat. Delivery available within a five mile radius.

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday and Saturday: 07:00 - 16:30. Friday: 07:00 - 17:00

Tel: 01379 852235
Address: 35 The Thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AS

Bullock Fair Charity Shop

Charity shop

A locally owned Charity Shop with an extensive floor area, which relies mostly on volunteers and donates to local charities. Due to the fantastic levels of donations from the community, the shop has a huge turnover of goods and you never know what you will find from one day to the next. One shop sells clothing, bric-a-brac, linens, shoes, games, toys and small items of furniture, the other sells books, CDs, DvDs, and paintings, with everything in good condition and very reasonably priced.

Quite often there will be an unusual item such as an accordion, a vintage toy set or an elaborate gown, which makes the shop a great place to browse.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00, Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00, Friday and Saturday: 09.30 - 16:00

Tel: 01379 852058
Address: Bullock Fair Close Harleston IP20 9AX

The Card and Party Shop

Greetings Cards and Party Goods

The one stop shop to prepare for the perfect party or celebration.

This award winning, specialist shop has a huge range of greeting cards - whatever the occasion, there will be a card to fit the bill. The party department is an Aladdin's Cave of goodies catering not only for events such as birthdays, weddings, annniversaries, christenings and baby showers, but also more unusual themes such as Wild West, Hawaiian, medieval to name just a few. Also in stock are 350 fancy dress costumes.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 01379 852820
Address: 10 Market Place, Harleston IP20 9AD

Close Essentials


An exclusive lingerie boutique providing high quality, beautiful, handpicked collections of lingerie at exceptionally reasonable prices - from every day wear, big occasions, through to maternity and sports solutions – a dedicated team are on hand to offer help and advice on every purchase whilst providing outstanding customer service to each and every visitor. The team are all fully qualified bra and mastectomy fitters with a wealth of friendly experience - offering a free measuring and fitting service, as they understand the importance of matching bras to size, shape and personal preference.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00, Thursday:09:00 - 13:00, Friday and Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00

Tel: 01379 854555
Address: 10 Magpie Court Harleston IP20 9JW


Antiques and Tea Room

A magnificent Victorian building with its lovely fountain, vintage street scene, 1950s snug bar and 1940s parlour tea rooms. There are a varied selection of vintage shops, galleries, cabinets and museum areas. Individually designed shop fronts are made from reclaimed stained glass, vintage doors including one from Merton Hall and a lovely window from the old George pub in New Buckenham. This is a unique shop and an ambiance not to be missed.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00. Sunday: 11:30 - 16:30

Tel: 01379 854500
Address: The Corn Xchange, 5 Exchange Street, Harleston, IP20 9AB

Costume by Debra


Made to measure costumes. Selection of children's hire including Victorian and book characters.

All uniquely hand-made, over 25 years' experience

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

Tel: 01379 854994
Address: Studio 3, Green Dragon Lane, Harleston IP20 9XL

Daisy and Co.

Gifts, Clothes and Home Decor

Unique, affordable things for you and your home including ... clothes, jewellery, fashion accessories, cards, gifts and home accessories.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:30, Thursday: 09:00 - 13:00, Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 16:30.

Tel: 01379 308081
Address: 14 The Thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AX

Denny and Sons

Hardware General Store

A good old fashioned independent hardware store dating back to 1763, this gem of a shop has been at the heart of Harleston for over 200 years. Selling everything from drills and bits, to tea pots and cutlery and everything in between. This brings back memories of days gone by!

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 01379 852248
Address: Market Place, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AH

Fig and Roses


A family business providing wedding flowers, funeral flowers, bouquets and cut flowers. Same day flower deliveries for orders before 2pm, including national and International delivery through Direct2florist.

Also providing flowers for business - large flower arrangements for restaurants, exhibitions, seminars, graduation, and also "thank you’s" from businesses to customers, tailored to your requirements.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 09:30 - 16.30, Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00, Saturday: 09:30 - 14:30.

Tel: 01379 308182
Address: 8a The Thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AX

Harleston Jewellers


A small friendly family run jewellery shop offering gift ideas, from traditional to unique. Catering for every budget with jewellery including silver earrings from £3 to top end precious stone gold earrings. A large selection of chains, bracelets, rings, watches, jewellery boxes and much more. Also available, a repair service to mend jewellery and watches and replace batteries.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 09:00 - 17:30, Saturday: 09:00 - 16:30.

Tel: 01379 855297
Address: 2a Bullock Fair Close harleston IP20 9AT

Kids Stuff

Second Hand Children's Goods

Come and browse the ever-changing range of buggies, cots, high chairs, toys and other children's goods, all in excellent condition and reasonably priced.

Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday: 09:00- 16:00, Wednesday: 10:30 - 16:00, Friday and Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00.

Tel: 07779 905093
Address: 5-7 Broad Street Harleston IP20 9AZ

Kitchen Sense

Kitchen Design and Installation

Kitchen Sense is a small family run business with 40 years' experience, offering a full kitchen design and planning service including home or site visits totally free of charge and without obligation. A full and competitive installation service is also offered, however, items can also be supplied without installation if preferred. Call into the showrooms for a coffee and a chat.

Kitchens range from basic flat pack to high quality British made-to-measure rigid units covering a vast range of door styles, colours and sizes. These units made to specification give an enormous variation of size and finish. To complement the units there are a huge range of worktops, combined with a vast selection of sink tops and appliances from many of the leading brands on the market.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00 (closed for lunch 13:00 - 14:00).

Tel: 01379 852592
Address: 62 London Road, Harleston IP20 9BZ

Lisa North Photography


Relaxed yet creative sessions for portrait commissions such as family portraits, maternity portraits, baby photography, portraits of children and pet portraiture produce beautifully crafted images. A passport/ID service is also available by appointment.

The studio in Harleston provides a comfortable reception area for client consultations and viewings. Also available are lifestyle location shoots in the Waveney Valley area including Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth Southwold & Diss.

Opening hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00.

Tel: 01370 855129
Address: 14 Old Market Place Harleston IP20 9BE

Millhouse Pottery


A large range of decorative pottery using traditional slipware, tin glaze and majolica techniques - including a range of garden, decorated domestic and one off pots.

Visitors are welcome to look around the shop, courtyard and garden and can also be shown around the workshop if they wish.

Opening hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Tel: 01379 852556
Address: 1 Station Road Harleston IP20 9ES

The Old Curiosity Shop


This shop has an incredible number of vintage items displayed in two exceedingly small rooms - small but perfectly formed. You will be amazed at the variety and quantity of items featured.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Tel: 07727 145673

Pepperell's Meats

Butchers - online and retail store

Pepperell’s Meats is a family business supplying meat which is fully traceable from local farms including Blythburgh Free Range which are renowned as one of the finest pork producers in the country. Gammon and bacon is cured in-house and smoked traditionally in a woodchip smoker located on site, with the gammon used to make Pepperell’s own-cure Redenhall Ham. Multiple awards for many types of sausages including gluten-free, and for smoked gammon and bacon.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00.

Tel: 01379 852590
Address: Unit 1, The Firs, Redenhall, Harleston IP20 9QN

The Pod (incorporating Just Truffles)


The Pod is a small family run business specialising in delicious handmade chocolates sold individually or boxed, and also suppliers of bespoke celebration and wedding cakes.

An Aladdin's Cave of chocolate delights and gifts for all occasions and for all ages - lorries, fish, dogs and sports themed chocolates jostle for space with shoes, swans, flowers, a variety of chocolate selections, and chocolates with a message!

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 09:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 09:00 - 13:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00

Tel: 01379 851933
Address: The Pod, 3A Church Street, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9BB

Rackhams Building Supplies

Building Supplies

An independent, family run builders merchants and DIY store committed to service and competitive pricing. The friendly staff will be happy to advise you on all your building requirements – “we take the hassle out of sourcing materials for you, especially bespoke items using our expertise and technical back up”.

An extensive range of products including - bathroom suites, floor/wall tiles, paints, varnishes, adhesives, tools, timber, insulation, nuts, bolts, screws and nails, drainage, joinery, concrete and aggregate, plumbing and heating, electrical goods, garden supplies, a key and glass cutting service and of course even 'the kitchen sink!'

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00.

Tel: 01379 853885
Address: 13-15 Exchange Street Harleston IP20 9AB

Ray Munn Paints & Interiors

Paints and Interior Decorating

One of the most comprehensive ranges of paints, wallpapers and finishes available in East Anglia, offering advice and excellent customer service, backed up with nearly 20 years' experience working within the building and decorating trades.

Leading stockists of designer brands such as Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Paint Library and Sanderson, specialist paints and finishes for heritage and listed properties, as well as epoxy floor paints, traditional yacht varnishes and linseed based stains. We supply and install solid and engineered wooden flooring in a range of timbers, styles and finishes. Offering a full supply and fit Project Management Service from a single room decoration to full redecoration projects and renovation works such as barn conversions

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:30.

Tel: 01379 854762
Address: 7 Market Place Harleston IP20 9AD

Robinson's Traditional Stationer


Independently owned and managed stationers and copy shop, offering a wide range of stationery - for home, school and office, art materials, toys and games, paper and card, giftware. The Print and Copy Shop offers a wide range of services, from copying and printing to laminating and business cards to wedding invitations. Personal service and advice given from design to print.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00.

Tel: 01379 855027
Address: 5 The Thoroughfare, Harleston IP20 9AH

Rose Boutique

Ladies Clothing

Lily & Rose is a place to come if looking for a one-off outfit, whether it is for a special occasion or casual wear.    providing helpful service in a relaxed and unpressured environment.  There is a range of labels, all of them chosen with care and an eye to offering something not found on the high street, with clothes to appeal to women who are fashion-conscious but not fashion-led. Also in stock is a small selection of shoes and boots and an eclectic mix of jewellery, bags, scarves and accessories.  Lily & Rose hopes to give you an enjoyable shopping experience

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:30.

Tel: 01379 852222
Address: 31 The Thoroughfare, Harleston. IP20 9AS

The Rustic Catering Co.

Fine Foods Store and Outside Catering

The deli counter has a fantastic selection of local cheeses, meats and pies. Sandwiches made to order with artisan bread baked daily on the premises. Local produce stocked includes jams, chocolate, crackers, chutneys, crisps, biscuits and local wines as well as seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Gift hampers can be produced for any occasion and dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free.

The Rustic Catering Co. can provide food for parties, weddings or special events - from large scale celebrations to small family gatherings - tailored to suit your needs and dietary requirements.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 08:30 - 16:30.

Tel: 01379 854940
Address: 25 The Thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AS

Sight and Sound

Electrical and Equestrian - two shops in one

Sight & Sound ia an independent, friendly business which stocks a huge range of electrical appliances from radios and TVs to washing machines, fridges and freezers as well as a large variety of light fittings.  Not to mention 200 types of bulbs and 100 batteries. A wide range of parts and spares are available in the shop and there is also a repair service on site for electrical products

Upstairs is "Mane n Tail", stocking a wide range of casual clothes and bags, horse riding clothes and horse tack. The team of friendly experts are happy to give advice on riding equipment including saddles, jodhpurs, riding hats, body protectors and riding jackets

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 09:00 - 13:00, Friday and Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00.

Tel: 01379 852317
Address: 4 The thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AX

Spurgeons Butchers


Stocked with all meats, including poultry and game, which has been reared on the farm and from Spurgeons' own shoot.

You can find beef for a winter stew or a variety pack of meat during BBQ season, to create a mouth-watering meal. Popular stir-fries come with pre-cut meat and vegetables ready for the wok so you can cook a tasty meal in minutes.  Experienced friendly butchers are always pleased to offer advice or prepare that special cut of meat, ensuring your meal goes without a hitch!

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 16:30, Friday: 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 07:00 - 14:00.

Tel: 01379 852230
Address: 29 The Thoroughfare, Harleston IP20 9AS

Sue Read Shoes


Sue Read Shoes Ltd has a long and enduring reputation as one of the finest shoe shops in the area with an excellent reputation for first class customer service. Providing high quality leading brands of footwear at very reasonable prices, with a superb selection of styles from ladies' formal and casual wear to gentlemen's shoes and walking boots as well as children’s shoes. Helpful and fully trained staff will professionally measure and fit your footwear in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of this traditional shop. A selection of handbags and hats are also stocked.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00.

Tel: 01379 854332
Address: 16 The Thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AS


Ladies Clothing

Formerly Home Comforts.  Stocking a range of ladies' fashions and accessories, including Tigi Ware, Casamia, Claudia.C and Italian Tops, and offering warm and friendly customer service.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:30, Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00, Friday and Saturday: 09:30 - 16:30.

Tel: 01379 853419
Address: 4 Union Street, Harleston IP20 9BD

The Sweet Parlour

Sweet Shop

An old fashioned sweet shop with over 300 different sweets both retro and modern so everyone is sure to find their favourite.  Relive all those wonderful childhood memories or introduce your children or grandchildren to some of the fabulous sweets from years gone by, many sold loose from jars.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00, Thursday: 09.30 - 17:00, Friday: 09:30 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00.

Tel: 07956 951612
Address: 20 The Thoroughfare, Harleston IP20 9AU

Town Living

Haberdashery and Wholefood

Two shops in one. The front of Town Living is dedicated to everything for knitting, sewing and curtain fabrics and the rear is all about Healthy Living. Also available is an in-house clothing alteration and repairs service, handmade curtain and blinds service, and dry cleaning.

Whether you are looking for a stylish new knitting project, handy sewing accessories, some beautiful fabric or haberdashery items, there is everything you would expect to find, along with the care and service of a small town, local specialist. The Healthfood store stocks many well established healthfoods, organic toiletries and household products along with the core range of Norfolk based Wholefood supplier Rainbow Wholefoods.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00

Tel: 01379 853258
Address: 4 London Road, Harleston IP20 9BW

Tudor Bakehouse and Coffee Shop


Traditional family bakers who use the best local ingredients, selling speciality breads, an extensive range of homemade cakes, pastries, hot pies and pasties.

Each loaf is hand mixed, shaped and baked fresh each morning. From classic handcrafted dough recipes we create white, wholemeal, maltster, brandee, multigrain, cornbread and ciabatta breads and rolls. Gluten free bread available to preorder with a minimum of three loaves. A delicious range of Tudor Bakehouse speciality breads is also available.

This bakery also has a coffee shop which offers a range of bakery products.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 07:00 - 14:30

Tel: 01379 854855
Address: The Thoroughfare Harleston IP20 9AH

Tudor Bakehouse


Traditional family bakers who use the best local ingredients, selling speciality breads, an extensive range of homemade cakes, pastries, hot pies and pasties.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 06:00 - 15:45, Thursday: 06:00 - 14:45, Friday: 06:00 - 15:45, Saturday: 07:00 - 15:00

Tel: 01379 854056
Address: 1 The Market Place, Harleston IP20 9AD



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