Shopping in and around Montgomery
This page is mainly devoted to shopping in Montgomery, although we have also highlighted details of some larger stores in Churchstoke, Welshpool and Newtown. Of particular interest on the outskirts of Welshpool are Charlies Stores at Coed y Dinas and The Old Station. Both town centres are well worth exploring, especially on street market days (Mondays in Welshpool and Tuesdays in Newtown).
- Churchstoke shopping centre
- Supermarkets and major stores in Welshpool
- Supermarkets and major stores in Newtown
Montgomery Fruit and vegetable market
Montgomery fruit and vegetable market is held on Thursdays and on Saturday mornings at the Town Hall. See details of Offa Veg
The Spar, on Broad Street, is one of the hubs of the community. Here, you can withdraw cash and buy groceries (including local products), newspapers and magazines, beers, wines and spirits, and much more. The staff are extremely helpful and welcoming.
Monday – Friday 7am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 6pm
Bunners, on Arthur Street, is a hardware shop full of surprises – a real Aladdin’s cave. Officially RH Bunner & Son, Ltd, it is a family run business established in 1892 which rapidly became ‘an institution’. Whether you need something for the kitchen, garden or workshop, or if you are decorating fixing or building, or hunting for a gift for a child or adult, Bunners is sure to offer something. You can even buy a single nut or bolt. Whatever your needs, join the countless others who have spent hours losing themselves and exploring the wonders inside!
Monday-Friday 9 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm Further information
The Little Gallery, on Broad Street, offers a lovely range of clothes, gifts, cards as well as regular art exhibitions. This fascinating shop has many nooks to explore, and the staff are only too willing to help.
Antique Ideology, on Kerry Street, specialises in decorative and industrial antiques. Many items are one-off / bespoke, allowing customers to have something entirely unique and individual with which to decorate their homes. Expect to find salvaged shop furniture and industrial lighting alongside rustic relics and folk art finds.
PLEASE NOTE THE SHOP IS ONLY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT AT PRESENT. PLEASE PHONE 01686 669644 / 07927 372442 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO ARRANGE A VISIT.
The Flower House
The Flower House in Broad Street stocks a range of cut flowers, houseplants, bedding plants and gift ideas. You can always be sure of excellent and knowledgeable service.
Post Office at the Ivy House
As well as the usual Post Office services (see below), the Post Office also stocks a selection of stationery, greetings cards, and local information.
- postal services
- Post Office card account
- cash deposits and withdrawals
- postal orders
- electronic bill payments
- e top-ups
- pre-order travel money
- car tax
- euro and US dollar currency
Monday-Sunday 9 am – 5.00 pm
Claudia Lis Ceramics
Claudia’s carefully thrown functional ceramics reflect her attention to detail and the importance that she attaches to form and clarity of shape. The subtle shades of her celadon glazes emphasize the tranquil nature of her work.
Her workshop at the junction of Pool Road and Arthur Street in Montgomery is open to visitors all year round. To avoid disappointment, please ring (01686-668244) before you visit.
Inside Out can be found on Arthur Street, between the library and Bunners. This is a great place to come if you want that extra special gift! Feel free to pop in and browse their collection of interior and exterior decorative items and eccentricities. The team at Inside Out also makes curtains and soft furnishings to order.
Churchstoke Shopping Centre offers over 40,000 sq. feet of floor space selling a huge range of goods from groceries, toys, homeware, hardware and clothing, to petrol and garden plants. Onsite is a café with an excellent range of home cooked food prepared daily at competitive prices and in-store butchers.
Additional services include: Filling Station, Café, Hair Dressers, Launderette, Post Office, A.T.M.
Churchstoke Sunday market
Whether you are looking for men’s, ladies and children’s wear, something for the garden or perhaps tools or hardware – even bed linen, homewares and pet care, you’ll find it at Churchstoke Sunday Market every Sunday throughout the year. Please note there are excellent toilet facilities, including disabled toilets.
A regular Car Boot Sale is an added attraction at 7am-2pm every Sunday, for those searching out bargains. Customers and ‘booters’ alike are so enthusiastic they can be found buying and selling wares from as early as 7am. See Facebook for further information.
Supermarkets and major stores in Welshpool
Coed-y-Dinas, Garden, Home and Country Centre is set in the Severn Valley just south of Welshpool with wonderful views on either side. It was originally the ‘Home Farm’ for Powis Castle. Great care has been taken to restore the original buildings sensitively. With many of the unusual features remaining and a vast array of products, Coed-y-Dinas is an unique and beautiful shopping centre. From footwear and cooking utensils, through to chainsaws, tools and camping you can be sure you’ll get what you came for and at a great price! Further information
Newtown, on the River Severn and the largest town in Powys, is famous as the birthplace of 19th Century social reformer Robert Owen. Also in the 19th Century, local draper Pryce Jones, by dealing with his customers for woollen goods by post rather than over the counter, established the first mail order firm in the world. He met with huge success, as the large Royal Welsh Warehouse opposite the railway station was opened in 1879. Even Queen Victoria wore Welsh flannel from Newtown. Now, this imposing building is being redeveloped and is currently home to Clearance and carpet stores.