All Shopping in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands

Markets and Shopping in Oswestry
Shopping in Oswestry

Buy local! Being a market town, you won’t be surprised to know that Oswestry Town is a magnet for shoppers who love browsing whether it’s traditional markets or small town shops. Friendly too –that’s the difference when you visit a town like Oswestry where most of the businesses are independent. The eclectic mix of shops around the town centre offers bargains to bric a brac, sausages to saddlery and everything in between. Alleyways such as Old Chapel Court will guide you into the town centre and we’re sure you will take a slow stroll through them, so you don’t miss any of the delightful shops on the way.
Being a market town has been a magnet for traders over the centuries, and, although the products may have changed and the choices become more diverse, Oswestry town centre still comes to life on market days. The Indoor market on Bailey Head is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Outdoor market every Wednesday and Saturday.  The last Friday of every month showcases the Artisan Market when local produce is the high light and speciality markets pop up every few weeks through the year.

We can offer award winners too – not only our beautiful and award winning bookshop which features what must be the best hand painted shop windows anywhere but also the multi award winning brewery and new gin and whisky distillery on the edge of town.
So, if the welcome, the wandering and the window shopping are as much a part of your day as the buying and the bags that you take home then you’ll enjoy shopping in and around Oswestry.
It isn’t just about Oswestry town though; throughout The Borderlands there are opportunities not only to indulge in retail therapy but also to celebrate local tastes as you visit our local producers.  Can we recommend a little country style shopping too? There are farm shops and nurseries, garden centres and speciality shops all around the town.
Oswestry Town Market Days

Indoor market at Bailey Head -every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Outdoor market -every Wednesday and Saturday and some Fridays
Farmers and Artisan market – last Friday of every month
Occasional Speciality markets – check our events page for details.

Meet the shopkeepers – click here to see just a few of the interesting shops in and around Oswestry and if you enjoy all things foodie, don’t miss the local places that can tempt your taste buds.

  • Oswestry Country Market

    Oswestry Country Market is a showcase for local producers, incorporating great value fresh produce including cakes, preserves, pickles, fresh eggs. Also hand knitted and craft items and a wide selection of locally grown garden plants. The market runs every Wednesday morning between 8am and 1pm and is situated in the Read more [...]

  • Stonehouse Brewery

    Stonehouse Come visit us at Stonehouse Brewery! Our bar & shop are open 6 days a week for you to enjoy a drink and take away some beers. Our bar is lovely and cosy with a wood burner for when it’s cold. A large viewing window lets you take a Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Show

    Oswestry and District Agricultural Show – Always held on the first Saturday in August. One day show highlighting farming in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands. Giant arena with a full day of events including livestock, vintage machinery, cars and shows. Children’s activities, crafts, local food and more.  

  • British Ironwork Centre

    We have made everything from larger than life animals, flowers and water features, through to almost anything you could wish for, for the home, garden and grounds. Not only do we make strong, beautiful hardware, that is made to last, we have created delicate, fretwork, and hand wrought scroll work. Read more [...]

  • Petworld

    Ever since 1978, Petworld has been serving Oswestry customers with the finest range of pet foods and products available. Our large shop is right on Festival Square and you can park outside. We stock an excellent range of gifts for pet owners and pet lovers.

  • Blacksculpt

    Custom made sculpture and decorative ironwork by local blacksmith Annie Stokes A range of items are available to view and buy at Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre.

  • Cambrian House Emporium

    Stalls of Antiques, Collectables, Period Furniture, Kitchenalia, Painted Furniture, Arts & Crafts all under one roof. Coffee shop.. Open 7 days a week. Spaces still available to rent. Ample FREE parking. Cafe has 5* hygiene rating.

  • Booka Bookshop

    We are an independent bookshop and cafe in the thriving border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire. With a great selection of books, distinctive cards and gifts, and a cafe selling coffee, teas and delicious homemade cakes, the book-buying experience has never been so good!

  • A Mere Cycle

    ‘A Mere’ Cycle Hire & Sales is a local family run business set up and run by Rod Evans and his wife Jo.  Rod is incrediably passionate about cycling and for the past 16 years has done charity cycle rides for many different charities like The Royal British Legion, Kenya Read more [...]

  • Honeysuckle Whole Food Co-operative

    Honeysuckle is a Whole Foods Co-operative, we have been in Church Street right opposite the church for over 40 years. We specialise in fresh, organic produce, speciality food items and Oswestry’s largest collection of loose leaf teas.

  • Oswestry Food and Drink Festival

    For Oswestry Food and Drink Festival our small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country – and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the Read more [...]

  • Shlurp- Milkshake and Smoothie Bar

    Shlurp! is an independent family-run milkshake and smoothie bar, specialising in thick ice-cream shakes which combine your favourite chocolate bar with ice-cream to create the ultimate in indulgent drinking experiences. Conveniently located near the main entrance to Cae Glas park we also serve a range of fruit and vegetable smoothies, Read more [...]

  • Shrewsbury Flower Show

    Today’s Flower Show features, T.V. personalities, celebrity Chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts entertain the crowds for 12 hours on each day of the show, ending with a magnificent firework display. The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. Read more [...]

  • Rowanthorn

    Rowanthorn is an eclectic gift shop and clothing shop, located the lovely Shropshire Market Town of Oswestry, on the Welsh border – specialising in ethnic and fair-trade clothing, scarves, unusual gifts, incense, religious icons and so much more!   We are also Oswestry’s Ticket Office for concerts and other events. Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Markets

    Oswestry is a market town and that means regular weekly indoor and outdoor markets right in the centre of town and a programme of speciality markets all through the year. The last Friday in each month is the Artisan market, the stalls spread right down Bailey Street into the centre Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Framing

    Welcome to Oswestry Framing: Your local framing specialist! We are here to serve you. Whether you are a private client with a small item to frame, or a large corporate customer, you will receive the same impeccable service. We are always pleased to see you and you will find our high Read more [...]