The heart of Sherborne lies in the interesting character in each of it's buildings and the individual characters inside every independent shop and cafe. With the oldest building, The Abbey, dating back as far as AD705, English writers throughout the ages have praised the town's inescapable beauty. Following the footsteps of poets and novelists such as Thomas Hardy and John le Carré, you can still enjoy and discover pockets of architectural beauty from centuries past with a walk through those quaint and rambling streets. Boasting traditional charm and a friendly village atmosphere, the local independents are a winner when it comes to getting a feel for the Sherborne community.

Neighbourhoods in


Central Bath

Central Bath

A beautiful city bursting with independent businesses

Green Park Station

Green Park Station

Platform for local markets and innovative, ethical indies.

Kingsmead Square

Kingsmead Square

A tasty destination for street food, speciality coffee and boutiques.

Margaret's Buildings

Margaret's Buildings

A pedestrian haven for independent cafes and artisan boutiques.

Walcot Street

Walcot Street

A creative melting pot of antique collectables and crafts.



A unique and artistic community of indie cafes, fine dining pubs and shops

Businesses in


Brewed Boy - Sherborne

Craft beer and street style make happy drinking companions in this indie brewery

Bean Shot Coffee

All about amazing roasted coffee

Oliver's Coffee House

A casual and quirky destination for a slice of Sherborne's history and great coffee

Pure Hair

Expert advice and great hair from one of Sherborne's longest loved establishments

The Pear Tree

The perfect pit-stop for foodies

Laurence Belbin Artist

A painter of light and atmosphere.

Riley's Cycles

A traditional bike shop born from a childhood love of cycling

Chapter House Books and The Sanctuary Coffee Shop

A homely bookshop where antiquarian, out of print, modern and used books bought and sold

Upstairs Downstairs Interiors

Two floors of interiors inspiration for you and your home.


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Another Little World

Discover a new world of organic beauty treatments.

The Bakeout

Delicious food, made on site daily, from the freshest, finest ingredients.

The Circus

A magical boutique in the heart of Sherborne

Doodles Play Cafe

A whimsical café devoted to playing, toys and incredible cakes.

Old Barn Framing Gallery

Dedicated to complementing your works of art with gorgeous, bespoke frames.

Winstone's Books

Unashamedly passionate about books