30 Aug

High Street Heroes

The Surrey town of Banstead in the borough of Reigate has over 100 shops running along its long High Street. Here’s 12 of our favourites, although there are many more to choose from

 

Robert Fuller

Robert Fuller opened his menswear shop in Banstead High Street in 1953 and moved to its current location in 1959. Now owned by the Chapman family, the store stocks all the top men’s brands for tailored and casual attire, including Armani, Boss and Paul Smith along with more unique brands such as Jacob Cohen, Circle of Gentlemen and True Religion.
Get in touch: 01737 356 789, robert-fuller.co.uk

 

Ciao Italia

The Genco family have been serving up traditional Italian cuisine and hospitality at their restaurant Ciao Italia for over 16 years. On the menu are Italian staples such as risotto, pasta and pizza, as well as extensive meat and fish dishes, beautifully presented and at reasonable prices.

Get in touch: 01737 362 569, ciaoitaliabanstead.co.uk

 

J T Snuggs Jewellers

J T Snuggs is a family jewellers which opened in the High Street in 1996. As well as stocking a fine range of jewellery and watches, they also carry out repairs and valuations. They are also members of the National Association of Goldsmiths and the Company of Master Jewellers.

Get in touch: 01737 373 764, jtsnuggs.co.uk

 

Art of Living

Cooks and foodies should make sure you pop into the Art of Living. This family-run business supplying high-quality cookware started out in Reigate 1972 and now has a number of shops in Surrey with the Banstead branch being opened in 2012. All the team are either cooking experts or enthusiasts. And are more than happy to answer your questions whether you want to buy or simply have a browse.

Get in touch: 01737 379 870, aolcookshop.co.uk

 

Honeysuckle

For unique gifts and beautiful accessories, make sure you pop into Honeysuckle. Everything is lovingly displayed from kitchenware to candelabras. They also stock a wide range of jewellery and have a great collection of Danish designs.

Get in touch: 01737 370 644

 

All Saints Church

Probably the oldest building near Banstead High Street is All Saints Church (the church orchard is on the High Street) The church hall houses a pre-school and an open-door cafe for coffee, cake and lunches between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Saturday. The church itself is also open for visitors and has a fascinating history. Founded in Anglo Saxon times, it even has a mention in the Domesday Book. It was given a new lease of life in Victorian times by the architect, GE Street, and artist and designer, William Morris, provided one of the windows.

 

Mad Lilies

The team at this Banstead florist are mad about all flowers and foliage – not just lilies. Their style embodies contemporary British floristry with natural palettes of colours, textures and scents from mainly UK flowers and foliages. All designs are created at the studio and retail shop and you can also order online. Apparently, the kettle is always on so you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome.

Get in touch: 01737 356 404, madlilies.co.uk

 

Agenda

This fashion forward womenswear boutique sells a good selection of modern fashion separates along with pretty accessories such as hats, scarfs and jewellery at some great prices. You can also take a peek at what’s in store before you visit by going to their website.

Get in touch: 01737 373 634, agenda.fashion 

 

The beauty Boutique

Take the weight off your feet at The Beauty Boutique for a spot of pampering and preening in one of their four treatment rooms, each with heated couches. Why not try out the Neom Happiness treatment – a combination of guided meditation, reflexology, shiatsu, cranio and Thai massage to decrease stress levels and release endorphins. Get in touch: 01737 850 777, thebeautyboutique.me

 

Boutique Cakery and Patisserie

Whatever the celebration, the team at the Boutique Cakery will turn your idea into something almost too good to eat. Their creations range from three-tiered fairytale castles for children’s birthdays to unique contemporary wedding cakes or dessert tables full of delectable treats like iced biscuits, French macarons, cakepops and cupcakes.

Get in touch: 01737 668 121, boutiquecakery.com

 

M & S Carpet & Flooring

M & S Carpet & Flooring was founded by Matthew Owston and Steven Wingrove who are both domestic and contract flooring specialists with over 25 years experience between them. The Banstead store has a huge selection of examples of carpet, wood and vinyl floorings to choose from, plus they will come to you home and give you an estimate for free!

Get in touch: 01737 360 776, Mandscarpetandflooring.co.uk

 

Interior Transformation Studio 

With a growing client base from Ewell to Epsom, this design consultancy can commission everything from elaborate, one-off designs to the complete furnishing of a home. Pop into the showroom for an initial consultation and to discuss your brief and budget.

Get in touch: 01737 355 284, interiortransformationstudio.co.uk