Customer Catch up in the Cotswolds
On a recent holiday to the Cotswolds amongst the camping, ramble to Broadway Tower and cream teas we decided to pop in on a few of our customers. The Cotswolds covers a huge area which is almost 800 square miles and runs through 5 counties, including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. The area is characterised by pretty towns and villages built from Cotswold stone (type of limestone). Here are some of the shops we visited:
The Cotswolds Chocolate Shop in Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold
The Cotswolds Company was started in October 2011 by Tony and Heidi. Having both worked together running an event management company, they often found themselves looking for chocolate for events. This sparked the idea of making good quality handmade chocolate.
After various courses and visiting chocolatiers in France, Belgium and the UK, they are now making handmade chocolates in the Cotswolds. We love the company’s slogan of Eat me, don’t keep me! We did just that after picking up some on our way.
Our black twist handle paper bags look great in the shop!
Ella’s Toy Shop in Stow-on-the-Wold
Ella’s toy shop is an independently run Toy Shop nestled in the pretty village of Stow on the Wold. The shop sells both traditional and modern toys for babies right through to children up to the age of 12. Any child or even adult would be happy browsing through the selection of toys and games on offer. The Toy Shop uses a selection of our counter bags.
Cotswold Candlemakers in Bourton-on-the-Water
Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton on the Water has plenty to see and do. With various attractions, shop, restaurants and tea rooms, you will be spoilt for choice. You can even go for a paddle in the shallow River Windrush, that runs through the village.
Cotswolds Candlemakers offer a range of exquisite candles which are made on the premises. Along with candles their range of unique gifts and home fragrance products will make present buying an easy task.
We spoke to the shop owners sister “our customers love the white spotted plastic bags that we use to put their purchases in. We get a lot of compliments on our packaging. The customers love the fact that with pretty bags there is no need to purchase additional wrapping paper or gift bags for their presents.”