Independent Shopping in Cotham

Cotham's vibrant neighbourhood has a bijou collection of local and independent shops. Here's our guide to independent shopping in Cotham...


There are so many good reasons beyond economics to shop locally in Cotham…

We’re big lovers of supporting our local shops and high street. And in Cotham, there is no exception!

Our short-term lets in Cotham are just a few minutes’ walk from some of the Bristols most popular independent shops and boutiques.

From gift shops for those little keepsakes to antiques, food

Here is our not-so-secret list of local pubs and roasting joints in Cotham…

Cotham Brow

Bristol Oyster Co.

As far as we’re aware, Cotham is the only neighbourhood in Bristol that has its own master of Oysters.


If you’re a fan of the ‘pearl of the ocean‘, we’d highly recommend getting some in from the Bristol Oyster Co. They also procure fresh mussels and other specialty shellfish if this is ‘up‘ your street.

Cotham Hill


Soukous is primely located in Cotham Hill. A popular shopping street with an abundance of local boutiques to choose from.


Their USP surrounds all things gifted with a catalogue of wonderfully unique gift ideas. They also sell jewellery, which lets fact it is more than acceptable to buy yourself if you have no one else to do so for you.

Cheltenham Road OR Cotham Hill

Bristol Fruit & Veg & Cotham Fruit & Veg

If you’re staying in the area long enough to make a few home-cooked meals, then support the local greengrocers.


There is one on either side of the neighbourhood. Bristol Fruit & Veg in Cheltenham Road and Cotham Fruit & Veg on Cotham Hill. The team at each are super helpful and the produce is locally sourced, fresh and quality in both stores.

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Cotham Hill

Corks of Cotham

It wouldn’t be a weekend away with a good glass of vino. And where else to stock up on the good stuff than at Corks of Cotham on Cotham Hill.


They have a great selection of wines from all over the world as well as many English wines (again if you’re wanting to keep things local).

Cotham Hill


Earthbound is Cotham’s very own organic and fine foods retailer located on Cotham Hill. In there you’ll find a vast range of high-quality products. Again many locally sourced others from a little further afield, but nonetheless mindful.

Cotham Hill

Rag Trade Boutique

Rag’s Trade Boutique is Cotham’s premium apparel retailer but with a difference. What makes Rag’s so unique is that it is a progressive ‘dress agency’ with an ethical stance.


They strive to reuse, upcycle, repurpose clothing for women and the best part of it is you wouldn’t even know.



Cotham Hill

Cotham Antiques

Do you see yourself as having a bit of an eye for antiques? If so, then this will certainly be worthy of your time during your stay at our short-term lets in Cotham.


The antique store primarily focuses on selling antique ceramics, furniture and jewellery but other little finds do often appear from time to time.

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