Stourbridge's bustling town centre has a fine retail offer. From national retailers to a wealth of independent specialist shops, you can meet the needs of the whole family in a single shopping trip to Stourbridge.
The Ryemarket Shopping Centre, is home to many nationally known retailers together with a host of independent stores. Alongside such names as Waitrose, WH Smith and Boots, you can find the finest locally produced meat, fruit and vegetables. With clothes stores, gift shops, coffee shops and a popular pub besides, The Ryemarket has something for everyone under one roof.
Located off the High Street, the Crown Shopping Centre is due to undergo major redevelopment in the near future. Vital community services are located within the centre, including Stourbridge library and Town Hall, the local Housing offices and Stourbridge Register Office.
Stourbridge Farmers' and Craft Market
Stourbridge Farmers' and Craft Market takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month from 9am - 3pm in the Clock Square in Stourbridge. The market is run by the EventMen and hosts a range of stalls offering fresh fruit and vegetables, farm-reared meats, local crafts and much more.
Victoria Passage dates back to the Victorian era and has retained its authenticity. It is host to numerous quality individual bespoke shops. The passage runs from the High Street through to Talbot Street, which gives easy access to the Ryemarket.
Stourbridge - A Fairtrade Town
In September 2010, Stourbridge gained Fairtrade Town status, an achievement the Stourbridge Fairtrade Group are immensely proud of and were successful in our renewal bid in December 2011.
In order for a town to gain Fairtrade Town status, it has to achieve 5 goals laid down by the Fairtrade Foundation. One of these goals was that Dudley Council passed a resolution supporting the principles of Fairtrade which it did on July 16th 2007. The Council welcomes the work of supporters of the Fairtrade Foundation within the Metropolitan Borough and supports the efforts of all townships within the Borough in their quest for Fairtrade Town Status. The Council agrees to continue to offer Fairtrade tea and coffee at its meetings and in the offices.
Stourbridge needs 19 retail outlets and 9 cafes/restaurants to sell or offer at least 2 Fairtrade items. Certificates of Appreciation have been presented to all the establishments that were audited by the group. We are immensely grateful to the shops and cafes who sell and offer Fairtrade goods and for the people of Stourbridge who continue to ask for them.