7pm: Fibrescapes Workshop
Papilio at Heritage
Learn how to use wool, silk and other fibres to make a beautiful landscape. Ricky will demonstrate wet felting techniques to achieve your final piece. All materials will be supplied, but please bring along an old towel because we will be working with hot soapy water.
All materials will be supplied, but please bring along an old towel because we will be working with hot soapy water.
A glass of G&T is included. £30 per person.
The winner of Thornbury's first Teddy Bear Hunt is Oliver Gulpin.
Friends of St Mary's C of E VA Primary School sold well over 100 maps and had 77 entries into the prize draw.
They raised £1,235.00 for the school through a combination of The Swan selling picnic boxes, businesses sponsoring a bear and maps for the trail being sold.
Thornbury Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with South Glos Council and the Help us Thrive grant gave £100 of Thornbury vouchers as the prize for the draw.
We hope to do the event next year and make it bigger and better.
C The World Travel based in Thornbury has established itself as a one stop shop for travellers by becoming a Covid-19 PCR testing hub in partnership with Eurofins Covid Testing Services.
C The World is working with Eurofins to facilitate in-store testing within their shops. Self-swabbing is overseen by trained professionals in a designated part of the store and the test results will be delivered directly to the customers within 24-36 hours of the sample being received by the Eurofins laboratory.
The partnership means that holidaymakers will be able to access fast and low-cost PCR testing needed for international travel without the need to post their samples.
The testing facility complements C The World’s travel expertise and knowledgeable staff who are able to help guide holidaymakers through the ever-changing rules and regulations around travel.
C The World is part of The Travel Network Group, the UK’s largest independent travel membership organisation which identified Eurofins Covid Testing Services as a recommended supplier in April. Eurofins is a Government approved testing company that offers PCR tests for £44.90 and is also partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Carolyn Park, Director of C The World said: “We volunteered to become a testing hub because we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help our customers travel safely again, with minimal cost and disruption.
“PCR testing is enabling people to visit loved ones, travel for business or take much needed holidays again, so helping holidaymakers and our wider community access low cost, reliable and efficient private testing seems like the right thing to do.
“We aim to be a one-stop-shop for people’s travel needs, so if people need advice on travel rules and regulations, want to know more about testing for travel or just want to drop off a test conveniently we can help.”
Gary Lewis, CEO of The Travel Network Group said: “We are delighted that Carolyn and her team are going the extra mile for their customers and have volunteered to become testing hubs for their communities, to make the testing process even more straightforward. “PCR testing is crucial to the reopening of international travel and we are pleased that our Members can recommend low cost, reliable and efficient testing to their customers.”
To find out more about C The World click here.
Zoe Gilbraith, Thornbury Chamber of Commerce Secretary
c/o Bonds of Thornbury, 14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 07949 005361
The photographs on this page are kindly supplied by RichMcD Photography.
The Chamber has updated and re-issued a 2020 version of the guide and map for Thornbury High Street, St Mary Centre and the surrounding streets.
Click here to download a low-resolution version of the map, or pick up a copy when you're next shopping in Thornbury.
The high quality map has been hand drawn by Richard Edwards of Surroundings in Thornbury.
The map and guide shows the location of many of the local businesses and retail outlets in the town and is aimed at visitors to the local area.
It also gives an indication of key events that are organised annually in the town.
On the back you'll find adverts from shops and businesses that have contributed towards the cost of the guide, which is free to shoppers.
The map has been distributed to local outlets and to surrounding hotels, the aim being to ensure visitors to the surrounding area are made aware of the beautiful town on their doorstep.
If anyone would be interested in stocking some maps to give out to visitors, please contact the Chamber.
Business is our concern...
We welcome new members who have an active interest in supporting and promoting Thornbury and its businesses.
Please note that new members must be proposed by an existing member. If, however, you would like to join and do not have a proposer, please do contact us and we would be pleased to consider your application.
For a nominal fee (£35 per year in 2020) you will be kept informed of local and national issues, and there are bi-monthly meetings where you can meet other like-minded business people and discuss current and upcoming issues.
We also hold lunch meetings to encourage local retailers and businesses to discuss and swap ideas to promote Thornbury as a whole.
If you are interested in becoming a member and would like more information about the Chamber please contact the secretary.
Click here to download a Chamber membership application form.
The Chamber hold bi-monthly meetings, one of which is an Annual General Meeting which is usually held in the Spring. See the top and bottom of this page for details of upcoming events.
Occasionally special meetings are called to deal with specific developments which may be important to the commercial landscape of Thornbury.
You can print off the 2013 version of a delightful map of Thornbury.
The map has been beautifully hand drawn by Richard Rees-Edwards of Surroundings on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and features key buildings and services.
Copies of the map are available around Thornbury, or click here to print your own.
The back of the map shows Chamber members click here to print the list.
Thornbury Chamber of Commerce has created Thornbury Vouchers, ideal for family and friends.
These vouchers can be used in any Chamber member business and can be bought in Thornbury Garden Shop and Horders.
The vouchers are also perfect as promotional gifts, raffle prizes and for companies to offer as presents for employees.
Each £5 or £10 voucher comes with a copy of the hand-drawn Thornbury Town Map, which lists the wide range of local shops and businesses where you can spend the vouchers.
If you have vouchers spent in your business, just contact Zoe and she will collect and reimburse you for the vouchers.
Thornbury Chamber exists to:
The Thornbury Chamber of Commerce draws its strength from its diversity of membership.
An established Chamber for more than 40 years, its members pride themselves on the position it enjoys as a respected and influential body within the town.
If you want have your say where and when it counts, then how better than through the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber holds Quarterly General Meetings, one of which is an Annual General Meeting, usually held in Spring. Meetings are open to members only.
Occasionally special meetings are called to deal with specific developments that may be important to the commercial landscape of Thornbury.
All Thornbury Chamber members have access to the facilities of Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website for the latest business news and information:
Johnson and Furze Opticians and Optometrists offer independent businesses in Thornbury a 15% discount off the cost of any spectacles. Call 01454 411760.
It is testament to the fact that the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce is a long established organisation that one of its founder members, Mr Dick Shipp, can only give a rough date to its first meeting being somewhere between the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Originally meetings were held in the Church Institute building, and then around the town on a rota basis, as now. This gives members the chance to sample different conference facilities in and around Thornbury and the hosting members the opportunity to promote their business.
Meetings are now held bi-monthly and continue to give members an opportunity to discuss and influence the direction of business in Thornbury - So take the time to get involved and join the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce - it's part of Thornbury's history.
Special thanks to Mr D Shipp for his kind assistance
The St Mary Centre - Thornbury's Shopping Centre
Thornbury Town Guide 2019-20
Thornbury in Bloom - enhancing Thornbury life with plants
Thornbury Arts Festival
www.businesswest.co.uk - A not-for-profit company helping businesses in our area start and grow
Thornbury Chamber members have access to the facilities of Bristol Chamber of Commerce
www.insouthglos.co.uk - South Gloucestershire Council's inward investment and business support portal
South Gloucestershire Council's Core Strategy 2006-2027
A long established family practice providing a full range of dental and hygiene services including tooth whitening, sportsguards, anti-snoring devices and orthodontics.
New patients welcome. To book an appointment please phone the practice.
14 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 01454 412053
Established as leading independent estate agents since 1997, Bonds of Thornbury is renowned as a truly local and reputable company, with an unrivalled knowledge of the property market within Thornbury and South Gloucestershire.
Having worked in the housing industry through several peaks and troughs, Bonds' business is based on a reputation and recommendations achieved from over 30 years experience. Although selling a full range of homes, Bonds specialise in unusual and individual residential properties, from the smallest studio to the grandest country home.
14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 858007
C The World puts the client first. We are travel agents who take the time to really understand what you want from a holiday, to create your perfect tailor-made trip. We share insider knowledge from our first-hand travel experience to ensure your plans go smoothly, and if you need us we'll help out throughout your trip.
From a last minute weekend city break to a round the world trip of a lifetime, wherever, whenever and however you want to travel we'll create the perfect holiday for you.
47 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 634070
Castle Crafts and Clinic is a dual-purpose venue, offering both a community run shop selling hand-crafted products as well as several clinic rooms.
Our shop boasts a strong collective ethos. We bring together local crafters and artists, enabling them to showcase and sell their products while contributing a small amount to rent shelf space and/or some of their time to run the shop. In return, artists receive all income made on the sale of their products.
Our clinic rooms are situated behind the shop from where a chiropodist, beauty therapists and a non-invasive lipo therapist operate.
We are looking for both more crafters and more therapists to share this space and join our friendly team.
15 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 446264
An established online platform for business advertising, attracting new clients to local products and services. Our websites are packed with up-to-date information about what's happening in key areas of South Gloucestershire. Find details of events, organisations and businesses, plus offers, competitions and a monthly newsletter.
Our portfolio comprises: MyThornbury.co.uk, MyYate.co.uk, MySodbury.co.uk and Cromhall.com.
Located just 5 minutes from Thornbury, Eastwood Park is a popular local wedding and events venue, as well as one of the few dedicated residential conference centres in the South West. A charming and versatile country house venue with over 200-acres of land and plentiful indoor space, we can accommodate any event… whatever the weather! This includes weddings & civil ceremonies, conferences, team-building, parties, meetings, private dining, afternoon teas, Sunday lunches and more.
All function rooms are accessible on the ground floor, many having undergone recent refurbishment. There’s plentiful free parking, free WiFi and an in-house catering team who will provide anything from a 3-course sit down meal to a buffet lunch or casual barbeque. The events team can help you with all aspects of your event and can recommend suppliers to help create a day to remember.
With 70 bedrooms within our country house, we have the capacity of a hotel, however with exclusive use available as standard on all weekend weddings, our whole house is available to the couple and their guests, with in-house catering and licensed ceremony rooms all included within the cost too!
From getting ready in the bridal suite, to the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception, you can host your entire day under one roof. And there’s no shortage of outdoor space, being situated on a 200-acre private country estate.
Falfield, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8DA
Tel: 01454 260207
Neighbourhood Café Bar
We are your friendly, neighbourhood café bar located in the heart of Thornbury.
Our relaxed, informal environment can be used for whatever you see fit… whether it be a morning coffee, brunch meeting, ladies lunch or evening out with friends, you will feel at home here. Open 8.30am-11pm seven days a week, come rain or shine, flood or drought.
See our website for details of our regular Jazz Club and Sunday night quiz evenings.
St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 417621
Come to Hawkins for all your hardware needs - and plenty more! It's a traditional hardware store, offering an impressive range of products with friendly advice from knowledgeable staff. There's everything you need to kit out and maintain your home and garden, from tools, paint and electricals to household supplies, kitchen essentials and decorative items.
49 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 416688
Fax: 01454 418324
Horders is a fourth generation family-run retail business on Thornbury High Street, offering a wide selection of stationery and office supplies including printing and copying services. We also have a large greeting card department and arts and crafts.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and value for money, from small orders to contract work. Our skilled staff, high-tech equipment and close working relationships with commercial printers, enable us to cope with virtually any print assignment.
22 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AH
Tel: 01454 413883
Optometrists and Opticians
We provide exceptional eyecare and beautiful eyewear to the residents of Thornbury and the surrounding area. The advanced qualifications and clinical expertise of our optometrists put us at the forefront of our profession in terms of the services that we can offer.
Why not contact us to arrange an eye examination today?
7 Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BJ
Tel: 01454 411760
Flowers make people smile, which is why I love to create beautiful flower arrangements!
Whatever your price range, theme or occasion I pride myself on a personal approach to the needs of every individual and each unique creation.
Jolies Fleurs creates bouquets for special occasions such as Birthdays, Sympathy, Thank Yous, to celebrate the Birth of a Child, Get Well Soon, Congratulations, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, dinner parties or 'Just Because'.
My bespoke flower designs matching your required theme or colour scheme are guaranteed to delight.
I use the freshest, top quality flowers, and design to order for convenient collection or local delivery. Open Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm.
8 St Mary's Way, St Mary Shopping Centre, Thornbury BS35 2BH
Tel: 01454 416111
Mortgage Advice Bureau is a leading mortgage network and broker winning over 70 national awards for the quality of its advice and service during the last five years.
We handle over £12bn of loans annually and have over 1,000 expert advisers offering expert mortgage and protection advice on a local, regional and national level to UK consumers, both face to face and over the phone.
We have access to over 12,000 products from more than 90 UK lenders so we can find the right mortgage for our customers individual circumstances.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1% but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.
Mortgage Advice Bureau is a trading name of BMA Bristol Ltd which is an appointed representative of Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited and Mortgage Advice Bureau (Derby) Limited which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
BMA Bristol Ltd. Registered Office: Knightwood Court, Mead Road, Bristol, England, BS34 8PS. Registered in England Number: 09911363
Avon Way, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2DP
Tel: 07825 787288
Home and Coffee
Enter a world of gorgeous interior accessories and gifts, along with homemade cakes and food served in a welcoming relaxing environment.
With a wide range of contemporary gifts, jewellery and home accessories, traditional brands including Emma Bridgewater and Dartington and a large children’s range, our gift shop has something for everyone.
The coffee shop is popular for its cakes and lunches and when having a coffee inside just won’t do, come and experience the hidden gem of Thornbury - our large garden and patio.
24 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AH
Tel: 01454 415096
Serving the Thornbury Community for 28 years
We are a firm of Chartered, Independent Financial Planners based in Thornbury.
We offer tailored financial advice to individuals and companies alike, helping you plan and prepare for a future that is driven by your aspirations.
We offer our prospective clients an initial meeting or discussion at our expense. If you would like to find out more, get in touch via email or phone.
Unit 4, Thornbury Office Park, Midland Way, Thornbury BS35 2BS
Tel: 01454 416653
Fax: 01454 411287
The St Mary Centre - a great place to shop and visit.
With covered shopping malls containing several national and many independent retailers, it provides a great place to relax, eat and of course shop, with free parking. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Quaker Lane, Thornbury BS35 2AD
Tel: 01454 888822
Incorporating the former offices of Alan Hodge Solicitors, David Cross & Co and Sims, Cook and Teague Solicitors, we have been established in Thornbury for over forty years, and are committed to providing a wide range of quality legal services tailored to clients' needs.
We can assist with company and commercial property transactions, advice for businesses, wills trusts and probate, buying and selling your home, divorce and other family matters, personal injury claims, and other disputes. Please request your free half hour initial interview.
Tel: 01454 414342, Fax: 01454 281276, DX: 48362 Thornbury
40 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AJ
Picture Framing, Gifts and Homewares, gift shop
Specialists in bespoke picture framing, we’re always happy to help with any framing needs and offer a comprehensive range of mouldings.
We also have an amazing range of gifts from books to blankets, candles to cushions, toys, jewellery, bits and bobs galore and so much more.
26 St Mary Street (opposite library car park), Thornbury BS35 2AT
Tel: 01454 411000
Tel: 07739 044813
Set in a rural location, just minutes from the M5, the privately owned Gables Hotel offers 46 ensuite bedrooms, a spacious Brasserie & Bar, flexible meeting and party facilities, ample free parking and free wi-fi. Whatever the reason for your visit, our friendly and attentive staff will ensure that your time at the hotel is memorable. The Brasserie & Bar is a great place to enjoy a morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or evening meal and every Sunday we serve a delicious carvery lunch with choices to suit everyone.
Please click below or see the calendar for our special events.
Bristol Road, Falfield GL12 8DL
Tel: 01454 260502
Come and enjoy cask marque accredited ales and traditional pub food from breakfasts to roasts, with coffee and snacks in between. Bed and breakfast available 7 nights a week.
Our newly-renovated upstairs function room is available to hire for almost any private or business event (including breakfast), and we cater in-house or at your workplace. See the feature page below for our various regular events, quizzes and music nights.
17 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AE
Tel: 01454 413062
Whether you are struggling with neck pain at work, a sports injury or just want a relaxing massage, we can help! With free parking outside, a completely refurbished reception area and state of the art treatment rooms, we are very proud of our clinic.
Our practitioners use techniques gathered over years of working in teams of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors to make sure you improve as quickly as possible. They will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is clinically excellent and works around your busy life.
We pride ourselves on having a holistic, patient centred approach and will look forward to helping you back on track as soon as possible.
4 Castle Street, Thornbury BS351HB
Tel: 01454 838366
Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic are pleased to confirm we are fully open for chiropractic, acupuncture and massage.
In line with guidance from our professional and governing bodies, we are using mandatory PPE and enhanced cleaning schedules to minimise risk and maintain social distancing for our patients and staff.
We look forward to helping you soon.
What therapies do we offer?
Chiropractic – Treating back, neck and shoulder problems. Joint, muscle and posture problems. Leg pain, Headaches and injuries arising from sports.
Acupuncture – Treats muscle and joint problems. Arthritis, pain management. Headaches and Migraine. Digestive disorders. Stress related conditions (depression, anxiety, insomnia.) Addictions.
Holistic Massage – Treats muscle and joint stiffness. Relaxes body and mind. Relieves stress. Improves circulation and digestion.
See the offers page for details of our latest promotions.
The Georgian House, 6 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2AG
Tel: 01454 418259
We are your local, friendly and independent optometrists and dispensing opticians, offering a complete eye care service.
Our professional eye checks monitor your vision and health, and we offer NHS and private prescriptions. We specialise in contact lenses, and offer a range of glasses and sunglasses, from budget to designer.
Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, Saturdays 9am-1pm.
1 St Mary's Way, Thornbury BS35 2BH
Tel: 01454 416929
Tel: 0800 092 9490
We are situated right in the heart of Thornbury, our front entrance is on the High Street next to the White Lion Pub and our side gate for loading is just 100 yards from the Castle Court Free Car Park. Help is always at hand for loading those heavy items and local deliveries are available!
Many of our plants we grow ourselves locally or are hand-picked for quality. Vegetable plants are our speciality with a good seasonal selection available. We also have a busy pet supplies section with a huge choice of wildbird food.
Thornbury Garden Shop, The Courtyard, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AQ
Tel: 01454 419350
At Tockington Manor School and Nursery we are still providing care for our key worker children. Our teachers are also delivering a mix of live video lessons, filmed lessons, google classroom and emailed work for all of our pupils to complete at home.
Our key message is that we are also open for enquiries. Our Headmaster is on site and is conducting regular socially-distanced private tours and video calls with prospective parents to discuss their requirements and a video tour of the site. If anyone is looking for their reception class in September, unsure about senior school and could join us in Year 7/8 or just considering a new school then please do get in touch by email:
Tockington Manor School is a very special place, where boys and girls from the age of 2 to 13 are able to flourish in a tranquil countryside setting. Being a small school with a team of dedicated teachers who are passionate about their craft we are able to spend time discovering the talents of our children, and with outstanding facilities in Science, ICT, Sport and the Arts, there are opportunities for every child to excel.
We are here to support our families and provide flexible wrap around care with extended days including breakfast and supper, plus flexi and full time boarding from age 7. Please get in touch to arrange a private meeting with Stephen Symonds Headmaster and a personal tour.
Washingpool Hill Road, Tockington BS32 4NY
Tel: 01454 613229
C6 Ashville Park, Short Way, Thornbury BS35 3UU
Tel: 01454 418046
4 Blakes Road, Thornbury BS35 2JB
Tel: 01454 800866
Tel: 0333 900 3322
Lancaster House, Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3JA
Tel: 01454 414355
4 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2AG
Tel: 01454 411401
28 St. Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AT
Tel: 01454 419805
Awkley Lane, Olveston BS35 4EW
Tel: 01454 615300
Fax: 01454 615306
61 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AP
Tel: 01454 417336
Unit A, The Rearing Sheds, Oldbury Lane, Oldbury-on-Severn BS35 1RF
Tel: 01454 415556
1 Horseshoe Lane, St Mary Centre, Thornbury BS35 2AZ
Tel: 01454 419116
Unit 9 Pinkers Court, Briarlands Office Park, Gloucester Rd, Rudgeway BS35 3QH
Tel: 01454 837662
Unit 2, Crossways Business Park, Crossways Lane, Thornbury BS35 3UE
Tel: 0117 360 0123
13 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 412280
14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 852715
3a High Sreet, Thornbury BS35 2AE
Tel: 01454 413722
7 St Mary's Street, St Mary Centre, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 413424
Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BJ
Tel: 01454 412356
Kington Road, Thornbury BS35 1PQ
Tel: 01454 413343
Top floor Suite, 12 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BE
Tel: 0330 1595312