Shops and services

Sturminster, a great place to shop

In Sturminster Newton town centre you will find the eclectic mix of Victorian and Georgian shops – some thatched, many in their original livery – that gives the town its special Dorset feel.

Along with the familiar range of retail shops and services such as the supermarket, chemist and post office, Stur offers much more.  Holbrooks is a prize winning delicatessen specializing in locally produced, high quality meat; Olives-et-al is a thriving wholesale and retail business specialising in – well – olives and Oxfords is a historic artisan baker. There is a great fresh fruit shop – Root and Vine – and the excellent Rustic Rose selling plants and flowers. You can get your dry cleaning done and buy from one of several high quality gift stores – notably Agnes and Vera or Gallery One. 

Sweet Solutions is a popular high class beauty parlour and Hanson’s is one of the largest fabric warehouses in the South of England renowned for its sewing and craft workshops. Across the road Harts of Stur is among the UK’s largest in-store and online retailers in cookware with a great country clothing range.

The regular Monday market is vibrant and fun and the town hosts a many other food related events. For the full range of retail shops and services click below.