Shop Cheshire and support these wonderful independent businesses

PUBLISHED: 09:51 23 July 2020 | UPDATED: 09:30 04 August 2020

The friendly faces of Jaunty Goat.

The friendly faces of Jaunty Goat.


Our Shop Local campaign is all about championing our favourite independents – so here’s a word from some of them on why you should shop, dine and browse with Cheshire’s finest.

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Jaunty Goat

“Following on from the tremendous support from our customers and friends during our takeaway-only period, we’re pleased to welcome everyone back to both our Bridge Street and Northgate Street shops to sit in for coffee, cakes and our food menus – served safely with the care and genuine hospitality that make the Jaunty Goat experience.”

57 Bridge Street and 128 Northgate Street, Chester

01244 421 492


McQueens Dairies

“The demand for milk deliveries increased massively during the coronavirus pandemic and we hope our new customers appreciate how convenient it is to wake up to fresh milk, juice and eggs on their doorstep before 7am. It’s one less thing to worry about during these trying times.”

6 Ambassador Place, Altrincham

Adam McQueen, 0330 555 5588



“We were keen to re-open as soon and as safely possible, not just for ourselves but in solidarity with the other independents that give Nantwich its unique vibe. Recent events have clearly reinforced the value of shopping local – we offer a more personal touch, which people like and our customers have been supportive when looking for unique gifts, flowers and plants.”

30 Beam Street, Nantwich

Kate Plant, 01270 314 689


Jordy’s Pizza

“We have been providing pizza at weddings, parties, corporate events and markets for five years. We catered a couple of nights at our local pub prior to lockdown and decided to use it for a collection and delivery service at weekends, for which we’ve had a fantastic response.”


Jordan Hassall, 07772 677 219


Combermere Abbey

“Cheshire people and those from beyond have spent a long time inside and we’re glad to be able to now offer them an escape. Whether you’re family, friends or a couple looking to treat yourself after the events of the year, Combermere Abbey is perfect for kicking back with nature and enjoying the open air and countryside. What’s more, the cottages are dog-friendly and there’s lots of local Cheshire businesses to support during your stay.”

Combermere Abbey, Combermere, Whitchurch



“Creating stunning living spaces is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to inspire and excite you with the beautiful, hand-selected bedroom, dining and living room furniture on display and help you with our down-to-earth, friendly service, to enhance your home with stylish, modern furnishings that are built to last.”

42 City Road, Chester

01244 322 280,


Oxi Garden

“Born in the coronavirus pandemic, we launched our exciting new business Oxi Garden, using the latest technology and local manufacturers to handmake our products in our home county. The ‘Oxi’ name comes from the oxidisation process that creates the stunning orange glow in our products. With a range of screens, chimineas, garden storage boxes and planters, we’ll transform the look of your garden.”

Crewe Hall Farm, Old Park Road, Crewe

Shaun Clarke and Lawrence Thomason, 0844 846 0755



“Re-opening has been a positive experience for us. Our main aim was to create a safe, fun and relaxing environment for our clients to shop in – somewhere you can escape for an hour or two – but we’re also doing doorstep drop-offs for those who can’t come to store. As an independent business, our focus is on personal service: clients become our friends and suppliers feel part of the business. We take the time to get to know you, get to know your style and, a new thing for us, get to know how you want to shop in these uncertain times. Tarporley is a high street full of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, each with its own personality and we’re grateful to be a part of it.”

58 High Street, Tarporley

01829 732 111



White Ribbon Boutique

“We’re a family-run, small independent chain of ladies fashion boutiques, based in Cheshire and trading in the market towns of Northwich, Sandbach and Nantwich. We have fashion shows in the towns we trade in and have on two occasions worked with fashion icon Gok Wan, showcasing our collections at his shows. It has never been more important to shop at your local stores – not only to help your local community but also to keep yourself safer than ever thought possible.”

23 High Street, Nantwich

01270 748 840


Warrington Market

“Warrington Market is home to more than 50 businesses over two floors, including the flagship Cookhouse with 12 food vendors, two bars and a large dining hall and open terrace. Visitor safety is a priority and you’ll find traders and staff wearing face masks and working from behind sneeze guards. Contactless payments are encouraged and hand-sanitising stations are located at all entrances, alongside a close management of shopper numbers.”

Jay Seville, 01925 635 711



“Family owned and operated, independent retailer Booths has swiftly adapted and continued to serve its customers with the highest quality, locally sourced and seasonal products throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Responsible business practices are integral to Booths, which strives constantly to engage with the wider community while developing long-term partnerships with local suppliers and producers.”

Booths Hale Barns, The Square, Hale Road, Hale Barns, Altrincham

Booths Knutsford, Stanley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire,


La Maison

“We are a family business with three stores (established 18 years ago), selling hand-picked fashion, gifts and homeware. During lockdown we have been improving our website and fulfilling free local deliveries. With special measures now in place in our stores, our staff are excited to be back offering a friendly service. We look forward to welcoming old and new customers in through our doors and hope they continue to support us as it really does mean everything.”

50 High Street and 22-24 Hospital Street, Nantwich

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“Opening our doors after three-and-a-half months has never felt so good. We have missed the interaction with all our loyal customers and are thrilled to see so many new faces too now that we have re-opened. We have a spacious heated patio outside the deli, which has really drawn people in, enabling customers to feel more comfortable to dine out in a safer capacity and environment. It has been fantastic to see people out and about and it goes without saying how important it is to support local, independent businesses in your area. We really appreciate all the support we have received as a small business in this uncertain time.”

London Road, Alderley Edge

01625 587 509


Abi Fisher

“Alongside the importance of shopping with independents to financially support our local communities, local businesses offer a truly personal touch. At Abi Fisher, we are proud to provide our clients with a bespoke styling service that can’t easily be found on the high street. We also place huge importance on the individuality and affordability of the luxury brands we stock and enjoy sharing our love for fashion with clients through hand-picked suggestions and friendly advice.”

Park View, Wood Lane, Willington.

Open by appointment only (Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm).

01829 781 721


The Little Paper Shop

“The Little Paper Shop is already known to locals as a creative hub, but we’ve also got creative with new ways for our customers to shop post-lockdown. You can now shop the entire store online – choosing delivery or kerbside click & collect as preferred, book a virtual personal shopping appointment where we’ll FaceTime you from the comfort of your sofa, and even buy now, pay later, with Klarna as a new payment option at checkout. It’s been so positive to see the support for local businesses come out of this crisis, and buying with your local independents will not only provide you with a much more enjoyable and supportive social distancing shopping experience, but also keep your local high street thriving long after the Covid-19 crisis is over.”

34 Hospital Street, Nantwich

Cara Green, 01270 627 389


Black White Denim

“We spent lockdown getting to know our stock intimately and developing new marketing skills to reach our customers. And we’ve now emerged even stronger. Our whole team is back from furlough. Come and discover the gem you have on your doorstep. No-one knows fashion like us in Wilmslow – at Black White Denim, you buy less but you buy better.”

57 Alderley Road, Wilmslow

Jo Davies, 01625 521 233



‘I love Victors restaurant and bar in Hale village – it’s stylish and trendy with an eclectic menu. I also adore Ashley Hall, part of the Tatton Estate, which boasts the finest rural walks in the county’

Liz Taylor, Bowdon


‘We’ve missed our friends at Little Tap in Tarporley and Cornichon in Tarvin. Both do amazing dishes and cocktails and have been thoroughly missed during lockdown. Little Tap specialises in small dishes, which are perfect for sharing – you get to pick a little bit of everything, which means you never get food envy’

Kitty Hill, Knutsford


‘My kids and I absolutely love visiting Waugh Brow Farm Shop to get our yummy meat and veg, but also to play in the farmyard play area and visit the animals. I’ve really missed popping down to have a cup of tea and a cake from their snack shack, while the kids run around in the fresh air and climb on the hay. We can’t wait to go back’

Becs Jeffrey, co-founder of Jugglewear, Hale


If you’re a Cheshire independent who wants to be part of our Shop Local campaign – or you’re a hardcore fan of somewhere and think it deserves honouring – email with more information.

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