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Independent lifestyle shop, two floors of inspiration for your home and family

Open the door on two floors of British andlocal design talent, all hand-selected and carefully curated by us. 

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Delivering the magic of our family lifestyle shop virtually

A hidden treasure in the English Lakes with a delightful selection of gifts, homewares, children’s clothes, toys, and more!

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Take tea (& treats)

Take a peek at our menu of homemade and local scrumptiousness

Our small but mightily tasty menu sees you through the day. All of our breads, cakes,jams, and chutneys are made by one of our fabulous local artisan bakers or homemade by us.

Visit our Café

To detail

We carefully curate much-loved British brands with emerging designers and makers for a shopping experience that is unique to Armstrong Ward. Each item in the shop has been hand-picked for quality, purpose and general loveliness.

Our favourite brands include John Sankey, Emma Bridgewater, Maileg and Neom. They are complemented by new and innovative ranges for our customers to chance upon.

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Our story

Andrew and I have over 40 years of retail experience between us and still love the buzz we get from sourcing new finds and unpacking them when they are in store. We started small with just 35 supplier products and have grown into a mini department store with a café and almost 200 makers on our shelves and online.

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  • A huge thank you 🙏🏻 to everyone who came to our shopping evenings, I hope you enjoyed to cocktails and got a few pressies ticked off your lists 🎁🎁🎁
We really very grateful your support and custom., we feel very blessed Thank you !!! Now pass me the leftover Prosecco! 🥂
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  • We close today at 4.30pm for final preparations for our Shopping Evening . Doors open again at 6pm until 9pm. 🎄🎁🥂🎄
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  • Our 2nd Christmas Shopping Evening is tomorrow night!
Festive Gin Fizz Cocktails ... will be served from 6pm til 9pm.
Enjoy a cocktail or two, festive nibbles, fab charity raffle and 10% OFF all you shopping too! 
Feel free to bring a gaggle of friends  and don’t be embarrassed to join us again 😉 🤣if you came along last week too and want to tick some more peeps off your list ! .
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  • We have a new delivery of these gorgeous bags! Our hardest decision is choosing our favourite 😊
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Proudly independent

As a family-run mini department store we hand-select everything that you’ll find when you shop with us. From small toys to bespoke upholstery, we source unique products that aren’t widely available elsewhere. That’s the beauty of our independence.

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Should you have enquiries, or if you’re looking for something in particular, please contact the store on 01539 720400

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