Chipping Norton is a small market town with a big heart.
Its traders offer a warm Cotswold welcome, character premises and market stalls brimming with produce.
A range of lovely, local shops sell everything from craft to literature, fashion to food and flowers to fine ale.
Boutique, gourmet, practical, affordable and playful – it’s all here, so why not pay us a visit and see for yourself?
Here are 10 very compelling reasons to spend some time shopping in Chippy.
1. Independent shops
Proud and fiercely independent, Chippy retailers are carrying on the centuries-old trading tradition which made our wool town one of the wealthiest in Britain during its Middle Ages heyday.
2. Friendly service
Traders in our vibrant working town know that good service is good for business. More than that, though, we love visitors and always extend a warm welcome to both fresh and familiar faces.
3. Heritage streets
Forget mall shopping for a while and wander the ancient, sloping streets of a Cotswold market town steeped in history. These bustling byways have seen hundreds of years of trading action – and hopefully will see hundreds more.
Every Wednesday is market day with a range of fresh produce, craft and bakery delights. The Farmer’s Market takes place on the third Saturday of every month, while the Town Hall hosts occasional craft and bake markets on Saturday mornings.
5. Cotswold delights
Sample a unique selection of Cotswold produce, gifts and craft on offer in our independent shops. Cotswold time capsules are everywhere – uniquely crafted dry stone walls, winding lanes and tranquil countryside views.
6. Historic pubs
Our heritage pubs all have cracking stories to tell, having been around for many a year. Former coaching inns and medieval hostelries, they boast beautiful Cotswold stone, roaring fires, lip-smacking food and wonderful specialty ales. See for yourself!
7. Great coffee and food
Why shop until you drop? Mix shopping with refreshment breaks. Chippy has a wealth of eateries offering traditional English cakes, cream teas, spot-on coffee, Indian and Thai cuisine, gourmet lunches and classic hot chips, pies and pizza. Yum.
8. Free parking
It doesn’t matter how good the shops are if you have to park miles away from them. Chippy is lucky enough to have plenty of free parking zones close to the town centre, so you’ll never be too far away from our tempting goodies.
9. Something for everyone
It’s not just a cliché. Chipping Norton offers shops large and small, chain and independent, department and pocket-sized, practical and indulgent. It’s all here – clothing, high fashion, electrical, pharmacies, books, craft, gifts, flowers and food.
10. Sightseeing along the way
Quite simply, Chipping Norton is a beautiful town. We can’t wait to show you our magnificent Town Hall built in 1842 and the 12th century Church of St Mary’s, along with the imposing landmark of Bliss Mill and exquisite almshouses in a garden setting. Take our town heritage trail and be transported back in time!
Shopping really is just the start of it – in fact, there are 25 reasons to visit Chipping Norton.
Hope to see you soon!
At ECN, we like to over deliver. Another major reason for shopping in our town will be the free public wi-fi. Coming soon.