Sitting in the heart of the north Cotswolds is the little town of Winchcombe. It has a timeless quality about it, with Cotswold stone cottages together with ancient half-timbered buildings set along narrow streets and with charming houses and businesses. Our lovely Sue Ryder shop is set at the heart of this area, taking a prominent position on the corner of “The Cross” at number 3 North Street.
We have a very well stocked shop, a focal point for the town. Come and browse the 1,500+ donated items, clothes, bric-a-brac, paintings, toys, music and more. In the ladies department we have bras to party dresses, from new to vintage and so much more. It is very much a community shop, a focal point where many come to donate, browse, chat or maybe share their concerns. Our friendly staff and wonderful volunteers are always prepared to listen or advise. There is always a great selection of items and always something new to find, from teaspoons to more valuable items; we once sold a rocking horse for £1,000.
Lady Ryder opened a small charity shop in Winchcombe and was a frequent visitor, always taking a keen interest in both the volunteer staff and the stock. Later, the shop moved to the much larger premises we enjoy today. We raise funds for Leckhampton Court, our local Sue Ryder Hospice, noted for its atmosphere of love, incredible unhurried care and understanding of patient’s needs.
Just short walking distance from our shop there are many places of interest such as the pretty River Isbourne, Sudeley Castle with its 1,000 years of history. One of the loveliest rows of cottages in the country is Dents Cottages, originally almshouses, there is a grand church that boasts 40 grotesques and an alter cloth made by Catherine of Aragon. And there is so much more. Winchcombe is a centre for walkers and cycling.