Whether you’re looking for the latest bestselling book, designer fashion, a hint of vintage or a well loved antique, Hay’s independent traders have it all.
From books to fashion boutiques, jewellery to gifts, vinyl records to local arts and crafts, Hay’s vibrant and eclectic shops offer the perfect solution for that beautiful gift, or the special treat that you have always promised yourself!
There is also a bustling weekly local market (every Thursday) with over 40 stalls from French patisserie, local fruit and veg to cheese stalls and wood fired pizzas.
Let the countryside captivate you in your home with these beautiful, contemporary prints and cards from Botanical Art Elements. Featuring elegant, muted colours and a strong emphasis on shape and light, you'll feel you can pluck the foliage straight from the print. Beautiful new artworks are added each season to reflect the changing landscape around the Hay-on-Wye home of the artist, Lea, and a range of themed collections make it easy to find the right picture for every room. There's a wonderful selection, from stunning flowers and flower heads to herbs, ferns, shrubs and hedgerow foliage. Most artworks are also available as postcards and cards. Lea’s work is featured throughout the 19 guest bedrooms at the newly refurbished, The Swan at Hay. The full range can be purchased on Lea’s website and special orders, such as triptychs, can be accommodated on request. Originals are also for sale and Lea is happy to welcome visitors to her studio by prior arrangement.
Delicatessen & wholefood shop stocking organic, local & specialist produce including Alex Gooch Bread, Neal’s Yard Creamery Cheese, Herbfarmacy Skincare, organic fruit & vegetables, wholefoods, beer, ciders, wines and much much more!
The Beacons Farm Shop is based at the family-run Welsh Venison Centre where we sell our own produced, award winning lamb, beef and venison, plus quality local pork, poultry and a selection of other meat. We also sell fresh, locally baked bread, deli items and seasonal vegetables. We have our own deer skin rugs and other unique household gifts. You can sit and enjoy local coffee, tea and cakes in our small coffee shop and watch the deer, cattle and sheep roaming the fields. Plenty of free parking with stunning views and wonderful walks. Leave your car while you walk up the Allt and pop back in for a cuppa and speak to our friendly staff who are always willing to help. Visit your local farm shop today.
Probably the largest antique map shop in Wales. We sell antique maps from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century on all areas of the world; folding maps and antique prints also sold. Browse our online gallery www.mostlymaps.com 24 hours a day then come and visit in person. Open Tuesday - Saturday but check website first if making a special journey.
L'Armoire provides beautiful designer clothes to women of every age, shape and personality. When you visit us you will receive a warm welcome and expertise to advise you on garments that you will look and feel fabulous in whatever the occasion. Our trained stylists can co-ordinate and create outfits that are just right for you. We are passionate about our customers and the way they look and feel. We look forward to welcoming you.
Pugh’s is situated in High Town. We are a family run convenience store and have daily deliveries of local fresh bread, cakes and milk etc. We are proud to supply and support local producers of Ales, Ciders, and lots more. We offer a local delivery service and delighted to be the hub of the ‘Hay Voucher’ scheme. Opening Hours Monday-Saturday 8am to 6pm, Sunday 8am-4pm (Winter Sunday 8am to 12Noon)
The Table art gallery is situated in the very heart of Hay. Showing contemporary art from artists both local and those further afield, the owner, Val Harris, curates only work that she would be 'happy to hang at home'. Large figurative oils nestle next to mixed media glazed pieces alongside sensitive drawings. Workshops take place at the impressive table from which the gallery draws its name. There is something for everybody, even a seat alongside the welcoming wood burning stove.
A co operative of designer makers selling high quality handmade crafts at affordable prices, including prints, ceramics, carved stone, textiles, turned wood, wire sculpture and jewellery as well as leatherwork and silverwork from Timbuktu. We have an exhibition programme from Easter to Christmas which feature some of the finest makers in the country. Open everyday Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 1.30, 2.00 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00