BUY LOCAL in and around Sudbury Part 3
9th April 2019
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Last month, I dedicated 2 weeks to getting out and about locally with my Buy Local Sticker. It’s my 5th year owning thebestof Sudbury and what better way to give back and thank everyone for their support, than to give a bit of free promotion and remind the good people of the area what wonderful independent business we have on our own downsteps; the businesses run by people who also give up their Sunday to coach the local football club, or volunteer at a local charity, are on their school’s PTA or parish council. Individuals who contribute to their local economy and that’s what it’s all about.. Keeping the pound in and around the Sudbury area.


So, who are now the proud owners of thebestof Sudbury Buy Local Stickers?


Painters Cafe

Tracey and Alan took ownership of Painters Cafe quite recently after scouring the country looking for the ideal cafe to have for their own and they found in Gainsborough Street. Tracy and Alan sell mouth watering homemade cakes, soups and light lunches & have started introducing art and craft workshops. Your four-legged friends are welcome too and they have homemade doggy snacks available. You can find their Facebook page here


Sudbury Pottery Classes

Rachael Ped has a passion for pottery. With 16 years at the potter’s wheel, Rachael has been in business for the last 2, running regular pottery classes from her studio in the Studio at Stour Valley Business Park, Brundon Lane. She exhibits her work around the region and you can find out more about her by clicking here


1 Oak Home Care


1Oak Home Care are a One of A Kind home care service, founded by Angel Doyle. Angel’s on a mission to stamp out rural isolation and their Home Care service prides itself on going that extra mile, so clients feel as if they’re being properly looked after and cared for. They run a day care centre from their HQ in Acton, with lots of activities from crafting fun to music. You can follow them on social media here and check out their website here


The Coffee House

The Coffee House, on Gainsborough Street celebrates its 6th birthday this year! Not only are they passionate about coffee, they also run an outside catering company, that suits all budgets. Back at coffee shop, they sell soups, cakes and sandwiches. Why not give their Facebook page a like and follow



Stag & Doe

Phil at Stag & Doe comes from a family steeped in jewellery, with his family owning Zelleys in Bishops Storford. Stag & Doe have been in Sudbury for over 5 years. They offer a variety of sparkly rings, can create bespoke rings including wedding rings and do jewellery repairs. Pop and say hello to them in their shop in North Street.  Take a look at their website here


Health Foods For You

Jane Pearson, owner of Health Foods For You, moved from Friars Street to North Street a couple of years ago and has recently been getting some great local press about their mission to reduce single use plastic. You can read here. Jane has fantastic knowledge about nutrition and  a vegan diet. You can follow her Facebook page here or visit her website here


Rees Kiosk

It’s been a crazy few years for Ria, who owns Ree’s Kiosk on Kings Street. She started selling drinks and snacks at the bus station, out grew that and now runs a busy cafe. They were shortlisted for the EADT Food & Drink Awards too this year. Not only does Ree’s have a great selection of ice creams and home made cakes, for those mindful of growing waistline, Ria has a menu perfect for those on counting syns and calories. Take a look at her Facebook page


Weston’s Bakery, Gaol Lane, Sudbury

Back in 2014 when I ran my first I love to Buy Local Campaign Weston’s Bakery had a small shop in Borehamgate. They now have shops, sandwich shops and cafes in Sudbury and Halstead. Their Sudbury bakery has a wonderful selection of different breads and cakes. And they do great breakfasts. Their Facebook page is here

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Penny W

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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens

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