Shoppers have a fantastic choice when deciding to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. The breadth of the district mirrors that of the shopping offer – ranging from completely unique independents to national chains; value shops to high end sophistication; and out-of-town retail parks to quaint historic High Streets.
Refurbished in 2017, the High Street contains many independent and specialist shops and services. Mining subsidence caused the now characteristic sloping street scene, further enhanced by the buildings leaning at odd angles today. Leading from the High Street the pedestrian thoroughfare of Gurneys Lane continues the independent retailer outlets as far as the large Waitrose supermarket opposite to Vines Park.
Away from the centre visitors will find plentiful retail parks on the edge of town featuring some of the nation’s biggest names.
The Worcestershire Farmers’ Market is a regular visitor to Victoria Square, on the first Saturday of each month. Shoppers can chat with producers while selecting from a wide choice of locally produced foods such as cakes, preserves, honey, breads, cheeses, meats, sausages and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Starting with the town centre, it is quickly becoming a favourite for the leisure visitor with a multitude of coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Visitors can choose to have a scenic and peaceful experience, or nestle within the buzz of town centre ambience – either indoor or outdoor – all close to Evesham’s best assets.
There are many national retailers within Evesham, located in the town centre or at points on the town’s boundary including The Valley (shopping, leisure and adventure centre), retail parks and farm shops.
Exploring Evesham is a real treat because you will experience the true character of the town with some amazing quirky sub-sectors, whether it be the likes of Vine Mews or Port Street, or learning about its history along the way.
A twice-weekly street market on Tuesdays and Thursdays should be visited, contributing to the buzz of activity in this characteristic market town.
However, if you’re looking for a unique gift or an outfit your friends are unlikely to be wearing at your next social gathering, Pershore may well be the cure to that shopping headache.
Despite it’s small size, the retail offering is impressive ranging from clothes to cards; homeware to hardware; and butchers to bakers, with plenty more aside. With a walk to either the Abbey or the river Avon a couple of minutes away, you will be blessed with beautiful surroundings too.
A high proportion of the town’s independents can be found in the indoor Pershore Market, open Wednesday to Saturday. Customers can be assured of personal service with a real family atmosphere among the stall-holders.