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Whether you’re looking for the latest bestselling book, designer fashion, a hint of vintage or a well loved antique, Hay’s independent traders have it all.
From books to fashion boutiques, jewellery to gifts, vinyl records to local arts and crafts, Hay’s vibrant and eclectic shops offer the perfect solution for that beautiful gift, or the special treat that you have always promised yourself!
There is also a bustling weekly local market (every Thursday) with over 40 stalls from French patisserie, local fruit and veg to cheese stalls and wood fired pizzas.
Perched overlooking the top corner of Hay’s main car park, The Fudge Shop has been delighting customers with our delicious, hand made fudge for nearly 20 years. With more than 16 different scrumptious fudges to choose from, there’s a flavour for everyone. We have an ever changing range of fudges including seasonal favourites like Festive Fudge, made by our very own Fudgeteer! Dozens of jars of traditional sweets, from Barley Sugars to Rosy Apples, Aniseed Twists to Sherbet Lemons evoke childhood memories. Our extensive collection of fine luxury chocolates will certainly tempt the taste buds. Don’t forget to come and see our lollipop tree!
Step over the threshold of Otherworldz to leave the grey and monochrome monotony of daily life! Inside a colourful world awaits, crammed with clothes, accessories, soft furnishings and gifts, all guarded by Karma, our very own blue caterpillar. Inspired by memories of the old hippy emporiums of a bygone era, Otherworldz encapsulates all the hedonistic magic of a festival in a beautiful, bohemian and bonkers barrel! Trading with makers from various countries, Otherworldz is committed to putting the fun into fair trade and showcasing products from across the Seven Seas for your amazement and wonder. Watch Karma go round and round, chill out to a few tunes, try some clothes on in the ‘changing shroom’ and check out Hay’s funkiest shop!
From humble origins over 25 years ago, Satori is today one of Hay’s most established and much loved shops, offering its own eclectic mix of jewellery and gifts. Satori delights the senses with the sound of its soothing waterfall, the tinkling of chimes, the spiritual aroma of white sage and its sparkling array of jewellery and crystals. ‘Geospace’ is an area in the shop full of love and light dedicated to crystals, minerals and fossils, all of which have been handpicked by ourselves and cleansed regularly. The ‘Candle Cave’ is a haven for mystical and magical paraphernalia, unusual gifts, metaphysical books, incense and of course candles! You haven’t visited Hay until you have been to Satori!
We are specialists in handmade leather goods; old and new Welsh wool blankets and textiles; offering for sale a range of ethical clothing and knitwear for Men and Women and a collection of useful but beautiful objects for the home and garden, as well as an eclectic selection of one-off collectibles. This remarkable shop is a visual treat, providing a unique shopping experience, showcasing excellence in workmanship and design inspiration. The shop and website was the vision of Athene English, who has been in business since 1979. We aim to be different, offering for sale a variety of objects and one-off items that you will not find elsewhere on the High Street. You can buy from us with confidence, everything is ethically sourced.
Let the countryside captivate you in your home with these beautiful, contemporary prints and cards from Botanical Art Elements. Featuring elegant, muted colours and a strong emphasis on shape and light, you'll feel you can pluck the foliage straight from the print. Beautiful new artworks are added each season to reflect the changing landscape around the Hay-on-Wye home of the artist, Lea, and a range of themed collections make it easy to find the right picture for every room. There's a wonderful selection, from stunning flowers and flower heads to herbs, ferns, shrubs and hedgerow foliage. Most artworks are also available as postcards and cards. Lea’s work is featured throughout the 19 guest bedrooms at the newly refurbished, The Swan at Hay. The full range can be purchased on Lea’s website and special orders, such as triptychs, can be accommodated on request. Originals are also for sale and Lea is happy to welcome visitors to her studio by prior arrangement.
Delicatessen & wholefood shop stocking organic, local & specialist produce including Alex Gooch Bread, Neal’s Yard Creamery Cheese, Herbfarmacy Skincare, organic fruit & vegetables, wholefoods, beer, ciders, wines and much much more!
The Beacons Farm Shop is based at the family-run Welsh Venison Centre where we sell our own produced, award winning lamb, beef and venison, plus quality local pork, poultry and a selection of other meat. We also sell fresh, locally baked bread, deli items and seasonal vegetables. We have our own deer skin rugs and other unique household gifts. You can sit and enjoy local coffee, tea and cakes in our small coffee shop and watch the deer, cattle and sheep roaming the fields. Plenty of free parking with stunning views and wonderful walks. Leave your car while you walk up the Allt and pop back in for a cuppa and speak to our friendly staff who are always willing to help. Visit your local farm shop today.
Limited edition handmade pieces - TWG poncho (adults and children), TWG coler cwtch, accessories and homewares. All made from traditional double weave reversible cloth in soft pure new wool, woven on traditional looms in Wales in colour combinations unique to TWG. TWG patch-works are created using traditional Welsh flannel, a plainly woven lightweight wool cloth which has a long and interesting history. Each item is individual and inspired by the patchworks of old but with a contemporary twist. Bespoke items also available on request.
L'Armoire provides beautiful designer clothes to women of every age, shape and personality. When you visit us you will receive a warm welcome and expertise to advise you on garments that you will look and feel fabulous in whatever the occasion. Our trained stylists can co-ordinate and create outfits that are just right for you. We are passionate about our customers and the way they look and feel. We look forward to welcoming you.
Greenspinner Woolworks comes from a wish to live closely and kindly with the land. Plants and wool. The land can sustainably provide these for us and this is the guiding ethos of what you will find here, a thoughtfully chosen selection of local and Welsh artisan woolwork. Plant dyed handspun wool and beautifully made unique pieces, some created by sheepkeepers producing their own high quality wool. At Hay Cheesemarket most Saturdays.
The Table art gallery is situated in the very heart of Hay. Showing contemporary art from artists both local and those further afield, the owner, Val Harris, curates only work that she would be 'happy to hang at home'. Large figurative oils nestle next to mixed media glazed pieces alongside sensitive drawings. Workshops take place at the impressive table from which the gallery draws its name. There is something for everybody, even a seat alongside the welcoming wood burning stove.
We stock large ranges of everything you need from hardware to home wares. In our extensive cook shop we can cater for all your culinary needs. We are also garden machinery specialists. We offer sales, service and a wealth of product knowledge and advice. We are a family run business, open for over forty years! Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help with any enquires or advice you may need.
A co operative of designer makers selling high quality handmade crafts at affordable prices, including prints, ceramics, carved stone, textiles, turned wood, wire sculpture and jewellery as well as leatherwork and silverwork from Timbuktu. We have an exhibition programme from Easter to Christmas which feature some of the finest makers in the country. Open everyday Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 1.30, 2.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00
A family-run, independent business awarded 'Best Garden Centre in Wales & the West' for the past 5 consecutive years. Combining a wide range of products including plants, gifts, homeware, clothing, farm shop, outdoor furniture and more; the perfect stop for a little retail therapy! It is also worth checking the Old Railway Line’s event calendar as they host a wide range of events throughout the year suitable for people of all ages and interests!
Probably the largest antique map shop in Wales. We sell antique maps from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century on all areas of the world; folding maps and antique prints also sold. Browse our online gallery www.mostlymaps.com 24 hours a day then come and visit in person. Open Tuesday - Saturday but check website first if making a special journey.