Leominster town centre is a small but bustling hub, with a wide selection of specialist shops and well known for its wide range of antique shops which have featured on various television programmes.
Brightwells, the area's leading auctioneers, have their fine art saleroom based in Leominster (Tel 01568 611122 for further information). Other choice visits would be made to Leominster Antique Market and Minster House Antiques, both in Broad Street.
In High Street you have a varied selection of shops and businesses, from Jonathan Wright Estate Agents to the Nationwide Building Society.
Tucked behind the High Street is Drapers Lane. Dominated by the medieval overhangs of the fine buildings, one can really imagine this centuries ago.
Establishments in the street include Santander, Red Cross Charity Shop and a butchers. The Tourist Information office is also located on the corner of Drapers Lane and Corn Square.
Corn Square is the centre of Leominster. An open-air market is still held here on Fridays. The Old Merchant House has recently housed a solicitor's practice, but has now been converted into a pleasant tearooms and antique shop.
Leading from Corn Square is School Lane. Another side street similar to Drapers Lane. Coffee No. 1 (formerly The Three Horseshoes Inn) stands on the corner, with The Mousetrap Cheese Shop next to it. A shoe sits on the opposite corner of the street. At the far exit, joining into Etnam Street, the town's folk museum is found opposite.
Etnam Street is also home to a Ford garage (Watsons), a newsagent and a Fish and Chip Shop amongst others.
West Street is home to The Talbot Hotel. This coaching house provides the ideal base for touring the area (the hotel has its own private car park), or for a drink and an excellent meal from the fine selection on offer. Stop at the Blue Note Jazz café to sample delightful meals and snacks, and savour the unbeatable atmosphere - some live jazz events are held here. Border Books, an independent book shop, stood on the corner of West Street and Rainbow Street for many, many years, but it closed in 2013. Another victim of Internet shopping? The Corner of Rainbow Street and Burgess Street is home to Caldicotts Solicitors.
Also in Burgess Street, in the Old Penny Bank is Powell Price Insurance, and a little further along is the Shebagh Indian Restaurant and Take-Away. The town library is also accessible from Burgess Street.
The junction of Burgess Street, Broad Street and High Street is known as the Buttercross, and was the former home of what is now known as Grange Court.
Barclays Bank and its chambers now stand on this site, with an appealing arcade of shops, known as Buttercross Arcade. Broad Street itself is dominated by Georgian facades. The Grape Vaults is one of the most respected drinking establishments in the town offering bar food and real ales. Also in Broad Street is The Lion Gallery, home to art of all descriptions from local artists and Fletchers newsagent. And Roundabout Stationary has moved into Broad Street from Church Street. Lion Court, off Broad Street has Leominster Marches Housing Association and the Job Centre.
In South Street you will find the Black Horse Coach House - the warmest welcoming ale house in the town. The owners offer good pub food, pentanque and an excellent choice of real ale and beers. Black Horse Bitter is a firm favourite with punters. Clubsport, the local sports shop chain is situated in South Street, housing a good selection of sportswear and equipment. And close by is a mobile phone shop. South Street is also home to a florist.
As you can see, Leominster has a wide variety of shops, from the national chain stores to the specialised shops such as The Barometer Shop.
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