Tet­bury’s finest on pa­rade

A hon­ey­pot for con­nois­seurs, col­lec­tors and cu­ri­ous passers-through – and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Corn­wall, whose beloved High­grove is a few min­utes away–tet­bury, in Glouces­ter­shire, is known for its colour­ful pro­lif­er­a­tion of an­tiques and

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Do­mes­tic Sci­ence

Housed over four floors in a pe­riod stone house, Do­mes­tic Sci­ence is a charm­ing life­style store. Launched in 2012, it is lit­er­ally brim­ming with a care­fully cu­rated of­fer­ing of vin­tage one-of-a-kinds and an eclec­tic mix of con­tem­po­rary home, hard­ware, cloth­ing, ac­ces­sories, sta­tionery, toys, jew­ellery, well­be­ing prod­ucts and more. There’s no bet­ter place to source un­usual presents for any oc­ca­sion and the in-house Cafe 53 is per­fect for cof­fee and cake or a light lunch. Do­mes­tic Sci­ence has a sec­ond branch in nearby Nailsworth.

53, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AA (www.do­mes­tic-sci­ence-home. co.uk; 01666 503667)


I am Su Day­bell, the cre­ator and owner of Twig. Twig orig­i­nally opened 10 years ago, sell­ing plants, flow­ers and my paint­ings, painted un­der my maiden name Su Trem­bath. Dif­fer­ent is how I have al­ways wanted to be, to in­spire peo­ple with cre­ativ­ity, art and de­sign. I am not afraid of ex­pres­sion and am al­ways keen for knowl­edge and growth, so I have parked the flow­ers. I now con­cen­trate more on buy­ing and deal­ing an­tiques for the home and gar­den.

My fine-art back­ground gives me an eye for colour, form and pro­por­tion that makes buy­ing an­tiques sec­ond na­ture. With this un­der­stand­ing, a sense of free­dom and bold­ness is ex­plored when buy­ing. I am ad­dicted. This is my drug. Who wouldn't en­joy search­ing for spe­cific pieces for clients, paint­ing and de­sign­ing wall­pa­per, fab­ric, gar­dens and in­te­ri­ors? 46, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AQ (www.twigoftet­bury.co.uk; 01666 502080)

Trilo­gie An­tiques

Trilo­gie An­tiques is owned and run by Sarah Nu­nan and Lynda Townsend Bate­son. Both spe­cialise in coun­try fur­ni­ture and dec­o­ra­tive an­tiques. Within Trilo­gie, there are other deal­ers, too: Andy Hay­ward's spe­cial­ity is dec­o­ra­tive and an­tique items for the house and gar­den; Jus­tine Hutchin­son trades as Green­bough, spe­cial­is­ing in Bri­tish and Con­ti­nen­tal coun­try an­tiques; and Caro­line Marcq trades as Phipps in­te­ri­ors, spe­cial­is­ing in light­ing. There’s also a dealer sell­ing early glass and an­other sell­ing Ori­en­tal rugs.

45, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AA (www.trilo­giean­tiques.com; 01666 502440)

Qetty Bang Bang

Qetty Bang Bang is a truly unique shop, sell­ing a col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary clothes in­ter­min­gled with one-off vin­tage pieces. Get lost just pot­ter­ing around and feast your eyes on an ef­fort­less blend of vin­tage clas­sics and new de­sign­ers.

61, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AA (www.qet­ty­bang­bang.co.uk; 01666 503148)


Teasel Eng­land fab­rics are hand wo­ven in Eng­land and based on sig­na­ture Bri­tish weaves, tweeds, plains, her­ring­bones, chevrons, stripes and checks. Made of clas­sic pure new wool, the fab­rics are durable and com­fort­able, de­signed and coloured for both tra­di­tional coun­try and con­tem­po­rary in­te­ri­ors. Teasel fab­rics are sold by the me­tre and used by de­sign­ers such as Kit Kemp in her Fir­m­dale ho­tels in Lon­don and New York. Teasel also has a range of made-to-or­der fur­ni­ture. The fab­rics are avail­able to view in Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire, at the Guy Good­fel­low Col­lec­tion, Lon­don SW10, in Amer­ica at Charles Spada, Bos­ton, and in Canada at Thread­count, Toronto. Teasel Eng­land is also proud to be a brand part­ner of The Cam­paign For Wool.

59, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AA (01666 505369; www.tease­leng­land.com)


Jorge Perez Mar­tin set up his dec­o­ra­tive an­tiques busi­ness in West Sus­sex in 1999. Hav­ing moved to the UK from his na­tive Spain a few years ear­lier, he was rapidly se­duced by the life of an English an­tiques dealer. He and his part­ner, David Gib­son, moved the busi­ness to Tet­bury in 2011 and have con­sis­tently and pas­sion­ately de­vel­oped the Brown­rigg busi­ness and name to cre­ate this mag­netic source of in­te­rior in­spi­ra­tion for in­te­rior de­sign­ers and pri­vate clients alike. For the team at Brown­rigg, ‘it’s all about the mix’, scan­ning coun­tries and cen­turies to help their clients cre­ate and fin­ish spa­ces de­signed to be lived in and cher­ished. 33, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AA (brown­rigg.co.uk; 01666 500850; Instagram brown­rig­guk)

Long Street An­tiques

Long Street An­tiques is fit­tingly at home in a beau­ti­ful Geor­gian build­ing at 14, Long Street—a well-es­tab­lished Tet­bury and Cotswold des­ti­na­tion for more than 30 years. The new own­ers have, over the past three years, grad­u­ally repo­si­tioned the shop to of­fer a more dec­o­ra­tive se­lec­tion of an­tiques, in­clud­ing pieces from France, Italy, Swe­den and Spain. The re­sult is an ever-chang­ing and eclec­tic mix to suit ev­ery style and pocket. As one cus­tomer so kindly put it: ‘I love this place. I can find any­thing, from a small piece of sil­ver to a 10ft din­ing ta­ble. Bliss!’

14, Long Street, Tet­bury, Glouces­ter­shire GL8 8AQ (www.longstree­tan­tiques.com; 01666 500887; Instagram longstree­tan­tiques)

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