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Shop visits by appointment

We're not really a bricks and mortar shop in the conventional sense. Our space is an open plan office lined with shelves of fabric with a big cutting table in the middle.

We're not geared up for walk-in shoppers for a couple of reasons. First, we're not in the shop every day. Second, when we're in the shop packing website orders, it can be pretty chaotic.

That said, you are welcome to visit the shop... but please, please, please... call or email to make and appointment. That way, you'll avoid wasting a trip.

Thanks for understanding,

Magie Relph, Jenny Hall and Bob Irwin

Shop location and contact info

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth

t: 01484 850629 | e:

A note about access

Please be aware that as we do not operate as a conventional shop, we are located up a flight of 15 stairs.

Important info about Google Maps

Google Maps is notoriously incorrect and unreliable.

  • Google is wrong about our shop hours and there is no way for us to correct it. Ignore Google.
  • Google may give an incorrect location. This is our correct location on Google Maps. We are in the unit behind the hair dresser and dog grooming salon.

Shop Open Weekend

Sat 6 & Sun 7 Aug : 10 am - 4 pm

  • Our doors are open to YOU for the first time since Mar 2020.
  • New stock just arrived from West Africa.
  • See  you there!
We always have a blast on our shop Open Days... so do our visitors

About Shop Open Days

We try to hold one Shop Open Day per month, generally featuring the treasures we've brought back from our most recent travels in Africa.

Food and drink in Meltham

If you're coming to the shop for an Open Day - or by appointment - you've got plenty of excellent options for grabbing a bite to eat in Meltham, all less than five minutes away walking. Here are some of our favourites, in no particular order.

Café 33

Our pal Gemma and her team are always busy in this welcoming, home-style café. Bob always has pie and peas, except when he has Yorkshire pudding piled with roast beef and gravy. Magie loves her toasties. Best espresso and cappucino in Meltham. Highly rated at 4.5 on Tripadvisor.

33 Huddersfield Road, Meltham, HD9 4AF

t: 07921 465785

Two Valleys Deli

A Meltham institution and the only place to go for takeaway sandwiches - especially bacon and sausages reared on the family farm. Best pork  pies and Scotch eggs on the planet. A good choice of cheeses and salad boxes as well. Top rated 5.0 on Tripadvisor.

4 Green End Road, HD9 5NW

If you're visiting the shop, why not drop by Cafe 33 for lunch? We love it.

Accommodation around Meltham

Given that we are right in the glorious Pennines, we're amazed that Meltham doesn't have more accommodation right here in the village.

There are various options available on Airbnb: search for Meltham and Holmfirth.

Holmfirth Tourist Info

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