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Please Shop Locally

Candle-light procession to the beach to spell out “Buy locally”

This page lists local traders who wish to be included, with brief details of what they offer. Listing is free, and does not imply that the trader is either for or against the proposed Tesco Superstore. Any trader not listed who would like to be, please contact us.

Arts and Crafts
Beauty, hair
Eating Out
Estate Agents
Food sellers
Household, furniture and antiques




Robert Clubb & Co.
Capital House
High Street, Manningtree
CO11 1AD
01206 393982
Mon-Friday 9.00-5.00 pm
Accountancy, Taxation, Bookkeeping, Payroll Bureau, VAT returns prepared
Business Plans, Communal Property Management & Accounting





Arts & Crafts

North House Gallery
The Walls, Manningtree CO11 1AS
01206 392717
Saturday 10-5.00 pm

Monthly exhibitions of paintings, prints and sculpture by artists of East Anglian, national and international fame, and occasional exhibitions of photographs, ceramics and jewellery

Wild Raspberry paint your own Ceramics & Textiles Cafe Studio
49 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AU
01206 397341
07868 899676
Mon closed, Tues 9.30-8 pm, Wed 9.30-12.30, Thurs 9.30-5 pm, Fri 9.30-5 pm, Aat 9.30-5 pm
Come and paints your own ceramics. Textiles & enamel your own jewellry. A relaxing past time with fantastic outcome, ideal for yourself or as a gift. Perfect for Adults & Children. Coffee & Cake available!



Beauty, hair

Chez-Sue Hair & Beauty
3 The Lane, High Street, Manningtree C011 2AW
01206 391417
Mon-Sat 9-5.00 pm
We cater for all hair-dressing needs for Male & Females


Red's Tattoo Parlour
5b High Street, Manningtree
01206 395262,
Tues-Sat 10-late, Weds 10-12.00 pm
Reds is environmentally health registered, and I employ a strict single use only needle policy. To make things more comfortable through the summer months, the studio is fully air-conditioned. You can choose from my many flash designs dfor your tattoo, bring your own image or we can design something perfect from scratch. We also to tattoo cover ups and sell tattoo related merchandise.


Manningtree Barber Shop
10 South Street, Manningtree
01206 392788
Mon-Fri 9-5.30, Sat 830-4.30 pm
Best Barbers in Town!





Acorn Charity Shop
11A High Street, Manningtree
Mrs Green
01206 394124
Sells all donated goods. Funds for Acorn Village Manningtree, for people with learning difficulties




Togs (Manningtree) Ltd
25 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AH
01206 396307
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sat 9-5 pm, Weds 9-1 pm
We are ladies fashion boutique. Style mainly casual, coats, jumpers, trousers, ect, Very high quality, sizes 12-22/24. We also sell Jewellery & Handbags




Entire Computers
Station Road,
01206 396413
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 9.00-4.30
Wed, Sat, 9.00-12.30
New and second hand systems. Repairs, upgrades, networking,accessories, home visit or we will pick up and return door to door.
No fix, no fee




Eating Out

Café Rio
23 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG
Sally Hughes
6 days 8.30-5 pm, Sunday 10-3 pm
Serving breakfast, Lavazza Coffee, Cakes, Lunches & Afternoon Tea

Lucca Enoteca
39 High Street
Manningtree CO11 1AH
01206 390044

Authentic wood-fired pizza, pasta and antipasti. Open all week and all
day Sat-Sun

The Mistley Thorn
High Street
Mistley, CO11 1HE
01206 392821

Award-winning cuisine and accommodation overlooking The Stour. Open all
week and all day Sat-Sun


The Mistley Kitchen
Acacia House
High Street
Mistley, CO11 1HD

Hands-on cookery workshops for all levels of culinary expertise.





Estate Agents

Anderson & Co,
2 Station Road, Manningtree, Essex’ CO11 1AA
Tel: 01206 397 222
Fax: 01206 396 888
9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
We have been successfully setting the standards locally for over 27 years. Our long success is based on our dedicated, experienced sales and letting team who strive to do better than the rest. Through our high profile modern sales office and with our expert local knowledge you will receive a service that is second to none. We will make the process of buying, letting, renting and selling property more enjoyable and less stressful for our clients.

Spicer McColl
17 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG
01206 393478
Paul Smith CEO
Mon-Thurs 9-6.30 pm, Fri 9-6 pm, Sat 9-5 pm
Houses, .Mortgages, .Legal services.
By bringing all aspects of the house-buying process together, using innovative technology, we aim to provide a 'total moving experience'.



Food sellers

Ragmarsh Farm Shop
Riverside Avenue East, Lawford
01206 396157
Mon-Sat 9-5 pm
Naturally produced Beef from our own farm in nearby Bradfield
Lawford Hall Lamb, Wicks Manor Pork, Sutton Hoo Chicken, Ken Green Fish, Fresh seasonal Fruit & Vegetables

Stour Fruiters
5A Brook Street, CO11 1DJ
Michael & Irene Wood,
Wed 9.30-1.00, Fri 9.30-1.00, 2.45-6.00, Sat 7.00-2.00 pm
Wide range of high quality Fruit & Veg, locally sourced where possible

The Whole Food Store, 26 High Street
Mon-Fri 9.00-6.00
Sat 8.30-5.00-
Organic health food. Nuts, beans, cereals, flour, museli, dried fruits. Organic vegetables and fruit.


The Manningtree Delicatessen
21 High Street, Manningtree
01206 395071
Monday – Saturday  8.30 - 5.30
Specialist cheeses. olives, pâtés, pies, meats, fish, bacon, . condiments.  Over 400 wines, ports, spirits, whiskies and sherries Hand-made fudge (locally produced). Rick Stein Food Heroes (past seven years). Finalist with the Best Delicatessen (Shop East Anglia)

2 Stour Street, Manningtree
01206 393118
Mon-Sat 7.30 to 3.00
Bread, Cakes, Sandwiches, Breakfast, Celebration cakes, Xmas cakes,
organic fruit juices, outside catering for weddings, funerals, christenings.

Co-op Supermarket
East of England Co-operative Society
Riverside Avenue East, Manningtree, CO11 1US,
01206 397007
Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 9 pm
Saturday 7.30 am - 8 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

The store has undergone a £1.3 million refurbishment, which was completed in November 2008 and offers an extensive range of products including goods from local producers and Tastes of Anglia. There’s a Post Office as well as an ATM and on site parking.

The Society has traded in Manningtree for over 100 years and is committed to supporting its local communities. It returns a portion of its profits to its Members in the form of a Dividend, all of whom live or work locally. More than £4 million was paid out last year.



R Gwinnell & Sons
24 High Street, Manningtree
01206 391506

 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday
Also by appointment
Phones answered personally 24 hours a day/365 days a year
Independent Family Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons
Pre-paid funeral plans
Woodland burials
Rolls Royce Funeral Fleet
Family owned and Family run





Toys Plus
17 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG
01206 392576
9-5 pm six days a week
Gifts, Cards, Gift wrap, Toys


19A High Street, Manningtree
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sat 9.30-5 pm, Wed 9.30-3 pm
Bespoke Picture framing, Amber specialists, Samin precious stone set in starting silver, Fashion handbags & Heather bags, Genuine Arts & crafts, glass artist (Tiffany), Jewellry repairs, Ladies & Gents accessories, Handmade natural toiletries



Piper & Priem
30 High Street,
01206 392529
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Friday 9-1.00, 2-5.00 pm
Wed 9-1.00, Sat 9-12.30
Optometrists, Sight Testing, Contact Lens Fitting, Supply of Proscription ...
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, Fundus Photography, (digital camera of retina)


Premiere Opticians
29 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 2LZ
01206 396396
Monday-Friday 9-5 pm, Sat 9-4.00 pm
Small friendly, independent company offering a personal service with qualified dispensing opticians



Household, furniture and antiques

Out In The Sticks
2, The Lane, Manningtree, CO11 1AW
Tony Shaw, 01206 391555
Monday-Tues, Thurs-Saturday 9-5 pm, Closed Wednesday
Antiques, Pine, and The Unusual


20 High Street, Manningtree
Terry Farthing
Mon-Sat. 9-5.00 pm
We Sell and buy good quality secondhand furniture




DN Howells & Sons
11 High Street, Manningtree,
Neil Howells
Mon-Tues, Thurs& Fri 8.30-5 pm, Wed 8.30-1 pm, Sat 8.30-4 pm
Hardware, Kitchenware, General Store




Sparling, Benham & Brough
13 High Street, Manningtree
Susan Morsley
01206 392201
Mon-Thurs 9-5.15 pm, Fri 9-5 pm, lsed each day 1-2 pm
All your legal needs on your doorstep
Wills & Powers of Attorney, Tax planning, Probate & trusts (including disputes), Conveyancing, Family & children, Personal Injury & other litigation.
Home visits available on request



Stourview Stores Ltd., B.J. Patel,
53 Station Road, Manningtree
Mon-Sat 6.30 am to 7.00 pm
Sunday 7.30 am to 1.00 pm.
Newspapers, periodicals, photocopying, FAX, Top up cards, Payment for utilities, gas and electricity. Tobacco and confectionery, National lottery, DVDs & video games.


5A1 High Street, Manningtree
John Carolan
Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00, Wed 9-1 pm, Sat 8.30-2 pm
Wild Bird Feeds and Feeders
Pet food and Accessories
Fish food, Pond & Aquarium, Pet toys, Brushes, Bedding, Flea & Medicinal Products




On Friday 12th. December we held a candle light procession from the Market Square to the beach to spell out Buy Locally.

Everything was beautifully planned, but we couldn’t control the wind which did its best (often successfully) to blow our candles out.

About 50 people attended, and thanks to them were were at least successful in getting our message across. See pictures below.

1 Gathering in the Market Square

2 Spelling it out against the wind

6  Nearly there

BuyLocal  We did it !!!



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