Shopping in Hereford
Published on 18.08.20
Some of us love it, some of us hate it! For some it’s a means to an end, a trip to the supermarket for supplies, a new pair of jeans because their old ones have given up; others enjoy browsing independent shops for more individual or artisan purchases. The good news is that Hereford has
Some of us love it, some of us hate it! For some it’s a means to an end, a trip to the supermarket for supplies, a new pair of jeans because their old ones have given up; others enjoy browsing independent shops for more individual or artisan purchases. The good news is that Hereford has something for everyone, with a number of market towns also close by you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Hereford has a variety of supermarkets to choose from with Morrison’s and Lidl particularly close to student halls. In addition, Fodder and Earthing Zero Waste (above) are based in the centre making it easy to be both healthy and ethical. Also in the centre is a weekly indoor and outdoor food market that offers local produce as well as international cuisine. Take a trip down the alley to The Secret Bottle Shop which boasts some impressive wines, local gins including Chase and the odd bottle of Tequila!
You’ll also find high street favourites such as Top Shop, T K Max, Primark, nestled alongside independent clothes shops such as FIT, Blacks and Trekitt. The New Market shopping development includes H&M, River Island, Jack Wills and Next. The Church Street Independent Quarter adds another element with an insane Cheese Shop called The Mouse Trap and cute Deli located on a cobbled street leading up to Hereford’s Cathedral.
If you fancy exploring one of the market towns, Hay on Wye is definitely worth the trip if you like to read, packed with bookshops including Richard Booth’s Bookshop which is also home to a small cinema and Murder & Mayhem, if you love vintage you’ll find plenty on offer too at The Old Electric Shop (above). A short car or bus journey will also take you to Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Bromyard or Leominster, each bringing something a little different with a mix of local shops, great cafes and places of interest to explore.