Keeping it local – support independent businesses in Horsham

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Supporting local independent businesses should be high on everyone’s agenda. It’s great to buy local where you can to support local businesses and keep their front doors open.

With so many large high street stores in Horsham the independent shops do struggle, but with our help the amount of closures can be reduced. It’s safe to say the town would be a dull place if every store looked the same and we didn’t have the little unique shops and coffee stops that we are lucky to have.

Carmela’s Restaurant and Deli

Carmela’s restaurant in East Street is not to be overlooked. Its diversity and unique-ness is just what East Street needs and is a welcomed change from all the chain restaurants. Their authentic Italian dishes keep everyone coming back for more. Check out some of their reviews on Trip Advisor. 

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La Vida

Now located opposite M&S in Swan Walk, La Vida is the independent fashion and evening wear boutique in Horsham. There range is constantly evolving as they only buy their unique collections in limited quantities. They have won two local awards for offering the best shopping experience and high standards of customer service. Follow them on Twitter to keep up with the latest products and news.

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1898 Brasserie and Coffee House

1898 is an English Brasserie and coffee house located in East Street. They provide wholesome and hearty food packed full of delicious locally sourced ingredients. Their extravagant black forest gateau hot chocolate is a firm favourite with customers! If you haven’t had the delightful experience of trying this quaint cafe out, you definitely should. Don’t be fooled, they don’t just sell coffee and cakes, you will find breakfast roles, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and toasties, salads, quiches, soap, afternoon teas and much more on the menu! Find out more here 1898horsham.com

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PD Kitchens

PD Kitchens, based on the outskirts of Horsham are a fantastic local artisan that manufacture bespoke kitchens. They have the biggest kitchen showroom in Sussex and provide unique, made to specification kitchens for their large range of customers throughout Sussex. You can find some examples of past projects from homes in the local area here.

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Pretty Things Vintage Tea Shop

Pretty Things vintage tea shop opened in Horsham around 3 years ago and has been a massive hit! The shop not only provides great homemade food and a stunning environment, but they also hold craft classes conducted by local crafters. In addition to serving delectable snacks and cakes, they also sell hand-crafted products that you won’t find anywhere else. To find out more about Pretty Little Things and to find out what their customers are saying check out their Trip Advisor page.

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Crates Local

Crates Local, located in the Carfax near the Bandstand, sells a range of delicious locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, chutneys, bread and much more. Instead of buying from larger supermarkets why not see if Crates has what you are looking for? I can guarantee you it will be fresher! It’s a good feeling to eat food from local farms in Sussex, opposed to buying imported foods. Find out more about Crates here: www.crateslocal.co.uk

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