Local Favourites: Leek

This week we had a day out to Leek, one of our favourite local spots, and I thought I would share some of the best places to shop and eat. Leek is a traditional market town in the Staffordshire Moorlands with lots of lovely independent shops and is a great place to hunt for vintage and antique finds.

Where to shop:

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Bibelot is a beautiful boutique and official Cath Kidston stockist so it is always my first port of call! There is a very tempting haberdashery upstairs along with a recently refurbished craft room where they host a variety of workshops – I am hoping to take part in the “Make a Dress” class soon. I was given a Bibelot gift voucher for my birthday so I treated myself to a few Cath Kidston sewing accessories to keep in my craft bag. I can also never resist the jewellery making section and usually come away with a bag full of charms and beads.

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Just along from Bibelot is the lovely Holly Crow, home to a range of beautiful handmade clothes and quirky accessories. I will definitely be heading back to try a few dresses on my next visit!

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Across the road you will find Alcove, a real treasure trove which stocks lots of unusual home accessories and great pieces of vintage furniture. I have my eye on a printers tray to display some trinkets in the living room but need to decide where I could hang it as we are running out of wall space!

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A few other favourites include:

I also recommend having a look around the market if you visit on a market day. We usually go on a Saturday for the Antique & Collectors Market and have found some great items in the past, including a knitting machine and lots of pretty china!

Where to eat:

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This week we discovered The Yard Tearooms, a very pretty tea room tucked away in Getliffes Yard with lots of other little boutiques selling locally made items. I had a delicious cream tea all served on vintage china.

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Another favourite next door to Bibelot is a lovely little cafe called The Penguin. Last time we visited I had a scrumptious white chocolate milkshake, and they also have a fantastic range of healthy juices and smoothies along with sandwiches, cakes and crepes.

Does anyone local have any other tips for places to visit in Leek?

Lucy x

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10 thoughts on “Local Favourites: Leek

  1. Lisa Grattidge says:

    You have missed No.70 St Edward Street, The Creative Lifestyle Emporium! Visiting is a must. No.70 is a quirky old building with a vintage theme throughout. You enter the building into Spout Coffee Shop selling fabulous cake, coffee and delicious food, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Above the coffee shop is The bottle Lab, selling hundreds of craft bottled beers as well as the option to stop for a drink. The top floor is me, Inspired by Lisa and Judith Brown Jewellery. I design and make wedding stationery, and as the name would suggest, Judith makes jewellery! Please pop in and say hello when you are next in Leek! 🙂

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    • luckyalicecrafts says:

      Hi Lisa ooh that’s a great tip thank you, I had heard of Spout but haven’t been there yet so will definitely come in and visit on my next trip, and most likely write another post!!

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  2. will Holdcroft says:

    Yes Spout is really good! I go often with my girl friend and my dog Gamba. The owner of Spout also owns Penguin :). I may be doing a dog photoshoot at Spout soonish….nothing confirmed yet but it should be a fun event!

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