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  • Hip shops: Newton Farm Foods

    What: Fresh vegetables, fruit and other locally made larder staplesWhere: Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BTWhen: Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm; Sun 9am-4pm Celia and Hugh Gay founded Newton Farm Foods in an 18th-century barn on their tenanted Newton St Loe farm back…
  • Hip shops: Topping and Company Booksellers

    Saber Khan and Kathleen Smith have been running this indie Bath bookshop for 12 years, ever since it first opened its doors. And boy, do they have history with books.
  • Hip shops: Ruby and White

    Wait right there! Just because you’re not a meat lover doesn’t mean you should walk on by this well-known butchers.
  • Hip shops: Clifton Seafood

    Where are all the fishmongers? They seem to have diminished in number, just like neighbourhood butchers and bakeries, during the last couple of decades – an era ruled by the supermarket. Lately, stocks of the other two have been replenishing…
  • Hip shops: Nourish of Topsham

    When Sarah Martin started thinking about her environmental footprint and cutting down on household waste, she struggled to find any shops locally that could offer what she was looking for. So the environmental sciences graduate decided to take matters into…
  • Hip shops: Two Belly

    Two Belly is the result of Lara Issa and Dom Pulsford’s shared love of good food – and great drinks to wash it down with. It stocks a hefty rage of artisanal cheese and beers from around the globe. “We’re…
  • Hip shops: Allington Farm Shop

    Spread out over a sizable patch of Allington Bar Farm, this place is teeming with people when we swing by on a Friday lunchtime –the café is full, and shoppers jostle past each other in between the heaving shelves…
  • Hip shops: Sticky Fingers Bakehaus

    Ever been in a cake shop with chipboard walls, copper pipes, scaffolding-plank tables, American number plates on the wall and Wonder Woman merch on display? If the answer is yes, you must already know about this cool little Hanham bakery.…
  • Hip shops: Larkhall Butchers

    Right on one of the four corners of a crossroads in Larkhall – where Brookleaze Buildings meets St Saviours Road – is this unassuming little butcher’s shop. Don’t be fooled by its old-school appearance, though; this is one of the…
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