Wine – not

Here are some non-wine independent providers that I use, who I hold in regard, many local, who contribute to the economy, by paying their taxes, as far as I can tell.

I thought to make access to this listing to be just for local users, so as not to clutter the site, but then again, it might serve as a model for ethical sharing …

Apparel

  1. Masdings, Newark – for shirts.
  2. Peters Shoemakers and Restorers, Nottingham City Centre – a source for Loakes.
  3. Universal Works, Nottingham – own manufacturer outlet, high quality cottons.

Books & Music

  1. Castle Sound and Vision, Nottingham City centre – HiFi.
  2. CeX – online marketplace.
  3. Five Leaves Bookshop, Long Row, Nottingham.
  4. Forever Records, Cobden Chambers, Nottingham – vinyl specialist, best new releases, classic albums, indie exclusives and quality second-hand.
  5. Ideas on Paper, Cobden Chambers, Nottingham – an eclectic range of books and magazines.
  6. Rough Trade – outlets in East and West London, Nottingham and NYC.
  7. Waterstones, Nottingham – books, sit down, browse, cafe – so much better an experience than Amazon.

Car related

  1. Cavendish Porsche, Long Eaton – competent independent.
  2. Tony Furfaro Coachworks, Ilkeston – top quality body shop, seen working on Porsche, De Tomaso, Ferrari, my Ultima GTR [07 703 495 788, 0 115 9 440 639].

Foodstuffs & making

  1. Bakery Bits – online home bakery equipment and ingredient suppliers.
  2. Fred Hallam, Beeston – greengrocer and fish monger, fresh fish daily except Monday, fishermen don’t do it on Sundays.
  3. Harker’s Farmshop, Blackberry Farm, Clipstone-on-the-Wolds.
  4. Out of This World Organic Supermarket, Beeston.

Guitar related

  1. Andertons Music Co., Guildford.
  2. GAK, the Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre, Brighton.
  3. Martin Pryce Leather, Ludlow – handmade replica guitar straps, and other leather wares.
  4. Nottingham Drum & Guitar.
  5. Rift Amplification, mid-way between Oxford and Northampton – all valve, hand-built and hand wired amplifiers.
  6. The Fretboard – online UK guitar forum and marketplace.
  7. Tuition – Simon Clements, Wollaton/Derby, has his own band, the Nightwires [07 584 561 216].
  8. WD Music, Ashford, Kent – guitar parts, in particular pickguards and tuners.

Health

  1. The Foot Room, Wollaton – chiropody, podiatry [0115 9 281 000].

Restaurants & cafès in Nottingham [stars * to *** are awarded according to suitability for vegetarians, based on a combination of choice and quality, where pure vegetarian establishments obviously do a superior job and offer the most choice.]

  1. *** Cafe Roya, Wollaton Road, Beeston – excellent vegetarian restaurant, wine list is fine, 0115 9 221 902
  2. * French Living, Nottingham City centre – everything made from scratch on site, wines are organic.
  3. *** Kiosk Cafe, Cobden Chambers, Nottingham – well-balanced complex flavours, tasty, out of the ordinary, unlicensed.
  4. *** Lime Indian Restaurant, Nuthall – award-winning BYO wine (Chateau Musar is a perfect match) restaurant, what you can’t manage, just ask and they are happy to pack it up to take away.
  5. *** The Frustrated Chef, Chilwell – the most authentic tapas in Nottingham.
  6. * Wired Cafe, Nottingham City centre.

Restaurants elsewhere

  • Otters Fine Foods, Oakham – cafe, deli, smokehouse.
  • The Company Shed, West Mersea, near Colchester – BYO seafood restaurant, the freshest seafood ever, be there early for lunch, and take a car fridge to fill up.

Sporty

  1. The Derby Runner, Spondon – for sound advice and a proper fit.
  2. Walkers of Trowell – fishing, shooting, and wellies.

Trades & Services

  1. Cabinetmaker – Bennetts of Nottingham – also adapts existing kitchen furniture.
  2. Chimneysweep
    1. Nottingham Chimney Sweep  [07 950 779 043, 0115 9 724 792].
    2. Supersweep, Nottingham [07 792 261 898, 0115 9 272 799].
  3. Dry cleaners – National Dry Cleaners, Sherwood, pick-up and delivery [0115 9 606 944].
  4. Electrician – Andrew Grattage [07 889 247 933].
  5. Ironing – Full Steam Ahead, Chilwell, pick-up and delivery.
  6. Joinery – Westerman, Nottingham, for wooden gates, front doors .. built from raw materials.
  7. Solid wood flooring – Harvey Trout [07 970 684 682, 0115 9 282 180].
  8. Tree surgeon – Chestnut Tree Services.
  9. Window cleaner –  Stevensons Window Cleaning, Wollaton area [07 948 676 949].

Last updated 14/06/17