Have you paid a visit to Bull Yard in Southwell lately? If not, you may be surprised at the number of new shops and businesses, who have joined the firm favourites in this little gem of a shopping arcade in the centre of town.
Conveniently nestled between King and Queen Street, the beautiful cobbled walkway is now home to some exciting and varied retail outlets.
Get Active this Summer
Best Sports opened its doors in 2014 and stocks a wide range of sports equipment and clothing including tennis, squash, hockey, rugby, football, cricket, running, bowls and swimming as well as great selection of sports clothing and the very popular ‘On’ running shoes. On’s patented CloudTec® technology is engineered to deliver a soft landing followed by an explosive take-off. The result? An unbelievably light running sensation. And no compromise on cushioning and impact protection. In other words, running on clouds. To celebrate Wimbledon there is also currently up to 40% off tennis rackets and tennis shoes until the end of July.
Relaxation for the Body & Soul
Opened in 2001, Body & Soul Holistic Therapy Clinic offers a wide range of natural therapies including Aromatherapy, Remedial, Hot Stone Fusion and Indian Head Massages, Reflexology, Reiki, Counselling and Hypnotherapy.
Also on offer are Aromatic facial treatments using the wonderful Neal’s Yard Organic range. “At Body and Soul we feel passionate about the health benefits of deep relaxation and our therapies can be a wonderful remedy for the effects of stressful modern day life,” explained owner Nicky Larke.
“Our holistic massages aim to release tension from those areas where we often hold it. Incorporating the use of warm volcanic stones you can literally feel the tension melt away! With vouchers available, why not treat yourself or someone you care about to the precious gift of relaxation.”
Not just an haircut, but an experience….
Opened in April, The Bull Yard Barber Shop offers a contemporary, luxury take on the traditional barber shop, where clients can enjoy a fantastic grooming experience in a friendly and relaxed environment. From traditional to trendy, short back & sides to cut throat skin fades, all styles are catered for. Enjoy a wash, cut and expert styling including a fabulous head massage or why not try a luxury cut throat hot towel wet shave? Appointments available online at www.thebullyardbarbershop.co.uk or Tel. 07467 405386
Vintage to Modern Classics
The Bull Yard Gallery has been promoting local arts and crafts for almost 20 years and is heavily involved in organising Southwell’s world-famous Bramley Apple Festival, which takes place each year at the end of October. Its sister shop in Harman’s Walk specialises in fashion and textiles from all around the world, as well as locally crafted hand-knitted scarves and jewellery.
Get Stylish this Summer
Stocking a wide range brands including Farah, Eden Park from French, Penguin, Bertoni from Denmark, S4 and Club of Gents from Germany, The Core is the place to go for all your menswear needs.
Accessories includes best seller Secrid Wallets with RFID protection and winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Men love a gadget!
Having moved into larger premises on Bull Yard last year, The Core was able to extend their range of brands even further. Owner, Marian is keen to introduce new designs as often as possible and has some exciting new lines for Autumn. What’s more there’s currently a Sizzling Summer Sale ion – pop in and grab a bargain!
Contemporary Jewellery with a Twist
Located on Queen Street, but accessed from Harma’s Walk off Bull Yard, Last Night I Dreamt goes from strength to strength. Described as a “mini Liberty”, this beautiful jewellery boutique offers curated pieces from top designers including Alex Monroe, Astley, Clarke, Daniella Draper and Dinny Hall.
Anna Beck landed before Christmas and became an instant hit. Handmade in Bali (each dot individually tweezered on by hand!) the artisan quality of this boho luxe jewellery speaks for itself. Shop the image in the advert right! With prices starting at £15 look out for their website launching soon www.lastnightidreamt.co.uk
Selfridges to Southwell
Studio Lingerie recently opened their doors to Southwell customers. Having successfully run her own award winning lingerie and sleepwear design company for over 20 years, during which her clients included the London stores of Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols, owner, Julie Robb was keen to put her knowledge and expertise to good use locally.
Collections include lingerie, resort wear, swimwear and accessories from some of the best brands in the industry such as Wacoal, Miraclesuit, Felina, Blackspade, Lingadore, Corin and Empriente to name a few. With the Resort Stock rotating weekly, make sure you pop back to see the new arrivals and with sizes 8-18 there is something for everyone!
Home Delights at Willow House
Looking for a special gift or something for your home? Recently opened, Willow House Gifts & Interiors offers a range of modern and country classic gifts and home accessories to complement your home. Stocking a wonderful collection of candles, fragrances, diffusers, cushions, pictures, photo frames, ornaments, bronze sculptures and greeting cards from well known names including Frith Sculpture, Caroline Walker, Schokolat and Molly Mae to name a few.
What’s more there is 10% off Frith Bronzes during July!
Alfresco Dining Italian Style
Last but not least, after all that retail therapy, why not relax and soak up the summer sun in Alfresco caffe’s lovely outside seating area. Founded in 2010 by Italian owners with a passion for authentic Italian coffee, Alfresco’s is much more than a coffee shop with a menu including Mediterranean influences of pasta, traditional lasagna, meatballs and risotto, and a changing special board, in addition to toasties, panini, salads, cakes and more. They also strive to cater for clients with food allergies.
The businesses in Bull Yard look forward to welcoming you soon!