On the main road in the upmarket town of Tetbury is a shop that I will find any excuse to visit. As their website describes, Domestic Science sells ‘a diverse range of thoughtfully chosen and considered pieces including both vintage and new home wares.’
This means four floors brimming with vintage linens, leather bound journals, old signs, French bistro glasses, children’s tin toys and wonderful hand-picked old fashioned goods for the home.
On the ground floor is a gorgeously styled cafe, Cafe 53, with a lovely hidden courtyard garden. So after mooching around the shop you can enjoy lattes, crepes, lovely lunches and, at the weekend, brunches too.
Tetbury is also a lovely town to visit, packed with antique shops, coffee shops, hotels and restaurants, as well as the fancy Highgrove store (HRH The Prince of Wales’ home is on the outskirts of the town).
There is a second Domestic Science shop in the nearby market town Nailsworth which also has a cafe attached to it and is perfect if you’re searching for things for the home or gorgeous gifts for birthdays and Christmas.
Images by Emma Bradshaw