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Shoppers in Porlock High Street

SHOPPING IN PORLOCK VALE

Porlock Vale offers a wealth of shops catering for all tastes, from fashion and toys to local produce and art.

To tempt your tastebuds, discover jams, chutneys and honey produced in Somerset, the finest cheeses, fresh local meats, as well as sweet treats such as locally produced fudge, chocolate and biscuits.

Somerset is brimming with artistic talent and the work of local artists can be found in the many art galleries and shops across the Vale. Take home a unique piece of artwork, a hand-knitted creation or stunning photography encapsulating the beauty of Exmoor.

SHOPS & BUSINESSES

Exmoor Rambler & Post Office

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PY
exmoorrambler.uk
01643 862429
exmoorrambler@btinternet.com

Do not be misled into thinking that Exmoor Rambler & Post Office only sells stamps. This store is renowned for its wide range of footwear, clothing and binoculars. Major manufacturers are represented such as Targetdry, Lazy Jacks, Highlander, Trekmates, Scarpa, Grisport, Opticron,Viking, Leatherman, and Wenger (Swiss Army Knives). Whether it is to keep you dry, warm, well shod or safe you will find all your needs fulfilled here.

Jana Henrie

Bridge House
High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PY
janahenrie.co.uk
01643 862058
janahenrie@btconnect.com

In 1989 Jana Henrie opened as a yarn shop specialising in natural fibres and handknitted garments in Porlock. Whilst still retaining the yarns in a dedicated ‘Wool Room’, the shop has now evolved into a well-established ladies fashion boutique carrying a diverse range of clothes from classic to individual and unusual. With the emphasis still on natural fibres, the clothes are sourced to appeal to the modern lifestyle from the casual everyday to that special occasion. To complete your outfit or for that unusual gift you can choose from our extensive range of accessories – we really do have a huge selection of scarves and jewellery – with new stock constantly arriving you will be sure to find something. For more information about the products that we offer and availability, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Porlock Home & Hardware

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PU
01643 862427

Porlock Home and Hardware is an old fashioned family run hardware store where you can get almost anything and where customer service is of the utmost importance. If we do not have your required item we will almost certainly get it quickly. A hardware business was first established at the present premises in 1935 by Mr A Upstone who took his wares and paraffin to the outlying villages in a purpose built van. By the time Mr John Lynn took over in 1966 motor car ownership brought the outlying population into the shop along with an increasing number of tourists. Brian and Sheila Culcheth, the third owners, took over in 1985. Tom and Chris are now the current owners of the shop.  They took over early in 2017 and continue with the long tradition of a family run business.They offer traditional hardware products together with new lines, all provided with good old fashioned service, where the customer always counts. Please call in and look around, we shall be very pleased to welcome you. Calor gas dealer, electrical, china, glass, kitchenware, gardening, general DIY, camping and caravanning.

Squires

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT
discoverysafaris.com/squires
01643 863444
discoverysafaris@aol.com

Squires of Porlock is a unique shop offering a range of products and services in the heart of this Exmoor village. Richard Growden will meet any and all of your needs for pet food, toys and supplies, wild bird food, specialist deer antler souvenirs from the stags of Exmoor created by Richard himself, and a whole range of oddities and quirks to brighten up your home and garden.

Allerford Post Office

Allerford
Somerset TA24 8HN

The Bagatelle

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PY

Burleys Salon hairdresser

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT

Central Garage

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PU

National Trust Clematis Cottage shop

Selworthy Green
Selworthy
Somerset TA24 8TJ

Pieces of Eight

Porlock Weir
Somerset TA24 8PD

Porlock Pharmacy

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT

Wootton Courtenay Village Shop

The Brambles
Wootton Courtenay
Somerset TA24 8RH

FOOD & DRINK

Clive Downs butcher

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT
clivedowns.weebly.com
01643 862667

Situated in the heart of Porlock, the Gateway to Exmoor, Clive Downs has been serving the community and visitors to the village for over 26 years. In May 2017 Derek Weeks, a butcher with almost 40 years’ experience and his family, took over the reins, expertly assisted by Andy who has been part of the Clive Downs experience for over 11 years. From locally sourced lamb to delicious venison sausages, all expertly prepared on the premises, you can be guaranteed of top quality meat, pies and pasties every time. All our produce is locally sourced and outdoor bred. To pre-order meat or make an enquiry give us a call or just come in for a browse.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 7am to 5pm; ​Sunday (July 24th-Sept 9th) 10am-2pm.

Miles Tea & Coffee

D.J.Miles & Co Ltd
The Vale Yard, High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PU
djmiles.co.uk
01643 703993
info@djmiles.co.uk

If you are passing by please drop into our Roastery Shop in Vale Yard, Porlock, where you’ll be sure to receive a warm welcome. We stock a full range or fresh coffees, tea bags, loose tea, hot chocolate along with many other gifts (all at discounted prices). Our shop is open Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5pm. Join us for our monthly Roastery tours, watch the full roasting process, talk to our Roaster Mitch and take home a bag of coffee hot off the roaster! Tours usually run on the last Thursday of the month, for more information & booking email info@djmiles.co.uk, £7 per person. Email us to find out about our tasting days, coffee mornings, tours and other events.

The Big Cheese

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT
thebigcheeseporlock.co.uk
01643 862773
sales@thebigcheeseporlock.co.uk

Cheesemonger, delicatessen and coffee house. We stock a wide variety of West Country cheeses, also freshly prepared baguettes with a filling of your choices to take away, hot pies and pasties. Or sit in for a light lunch or just coffee and cake. We are a small Cheesemonger and Delicatessen specialising in West Country cheeses and products, stocking over 50 varieties of cheese including cows, ewes, goats and buffalo milk cheeses.

Spar

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PU
spar.co.uk
01643 862515
customer.relations@spar.co.uk

Convenient – one stop shopping. Friendly – run by the Lister family. Fresh – daily deliveries of fruit & veg. Local – in the High Street with parking outside. Value – lots of in-store promotions. Open 7am-8pm five days a week. Friday 7am-9pm, Sunday 7am-6pm.

Harbour Stores

Porlock Weir
Somerset TA24 8PD

One Stop

4 High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PS

GIFTS, ART & ANTIQUES

Churchgate Gallery

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT
churchgategallery.co.uk
01643 862238
churchgategallery@live.co.uk

Churchgate Gallery is nestled in the picturesque Exmoor village of Porlock, a place which has been an inspiration for many artists, poets, writers and photographers. We exhibit a wide range of work in a variety of mediums by both local and nationally acclaimed artists, as well as sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, cards and books.

Living

1 Lowerbourne House
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT
livingofporlock.co.uk
01643 862022

Living, in Porlock High Street, offers a wide range of home furnishings, ornaments and household luxuries to give your home a special touch. It also stocks items for the garden and a wide range of gift ideas including jewellery, scarves and also greeting cards for every occasion.

Melody Art Gallery

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT
melodyart.com
01643 862887
melody@melodyart.com

Melody Hawtin BA.Hons gained her degree in Fine Art and Art History from Winchester School of Art in the early 90s, setting up as a self-publishing artist in 2003. David Hawtin has been a keen photographer for many years and has been responsible for producing Giclée prints of many of Melody’s original paintings. Melody and David have now moved to Porlock in the beautiful Exmoor countryside. For Melody this is a return to the area where she grew up and for David this is a new experience and an opportunity to explore the lovely surroundings. Melody Art in the High Street offers a selection of fine art Giclée prints and photographs framed and ready for your home. Melody Art in The Old Tannery is our main gallery and studio, a large area full of original paintings both complete and in progress, a lovely find and so appropriate for Porlock. Painting Days / Art Workshops also available.

Wheelhouse Studio

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PY
wheelhousestudio.co.uk
01643 862998
mail@wheelhousestudio.co.uk

The Wheelhouse Studio offers beautiful artwork drawn from its Exmoor surroundings as well as ideal gift items.

Acanthus Antiques

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PS

Doverhay Forge

Doverhay
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8QB

Exmoor Glass

Unit 2-5 Harbour Studios
Porlock Weir
Somerset TA24 8PD

Gift & Candy

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PT

Handmade Exmoor

High Street
Porlock
Somerset TA24 8PS

Harbour Gallery & Café

Porlock Weir
Somerset TA24 8PD

West Country Blacksmiths

The Ole Forge
Allerford
Somerset TA24 8HN

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