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Longridge Loves Christmas!

Here at Lancs Local…

…it’s all about championing our wonderful Lancashire businesses, and now more than ever the importance of shopping local is becoming clear – if we don’t support our quirky and unique local shops, they’ll be gone forever. Sadly 2020 has seen a lot of small businesses close their doors, but all is not lost! New businesses are showing covid who’s boss and popping up alongside old favourites. There are plenty of fantastic places to shop in Lancashire, and where better to start than where the Lancs Local story all began… our Lovely Longridge.
As shops all re-open (HOORAY!) in the run up to Christmas, Longridge is going to be a one-stop destination for all your Christmas and New Year needs. You’ll be able to wine, dine & stocking fill to your heart’s content and we’re excited to share our Longridge festive highlights with you here.
Let’s start with shopping; there’s a plethora of shops offering unique gifts, so make sure you stop by Abode which is home to Hip Interiors*, Rosie Duck*, Peacock and May*, The Candle Round* and GI Interiors for some serious gift inspiration. Pick up your Christmas wreaths or centre pieces from one of the stunning local florists in the area, including Flower Glade*,The Bloom Room,  or buy some beautiful and unusual house plants at Plantjunkie* which is now also selling Christmas trees in case you’ve left it a bit late like me…
Buy your loved ones gorgeous jewellery and gifts at Callista* and Longridge Goldsmiths. Pick up some lovely children’s clothes, wooden toys and games with Karen at the old school toy shop Pipkins*, and some rare artwork from Longridge Gallery* for those who you want to buy something really unique for.  Longridge has lots of lovely independent clothes shops, and Desire Handbags for the handbag lover in your life! For beauty gifts, pop into one of the many top class, independent salons and barbers on offer, or visit Cloud 9 for perfume and make up. You can even get keys cut and shoes repaired at Michael Woods* while you shop! Longridge really does have everything you need.
Night or day there are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to be discovered! Pop in to No 65s or Tayah’s for a coffee & cake to take out, or nip just out of Longridge to Little Town Farm Shop for a lovely butty to take away and check out their food, gifts and even swings for the kids. Not forgetting incredible waffles and desserts at Scoop N Shake* and of course, Fullaloves Wine Bar*; while you’re stocking up on your Christmas wine and fizz be sure to check out their delicious tapas and cocktail menus for when eating allowed is back on!

And if restrictions allow after the 16th December update…

Once your day has been sufficiently filled with shopping and eating your way through Longridge, you could even make a trip of it! Stop by the Alston Pub* for some hearty grub (there’s a fantastic discount to be had with your Lancs Local card too!) ending the day with a stay at the Shippon Luxury Holiday Lets*. These luxury self-catering lodges are the ideal end to the perfect Christmassy day out and a chance to prepare yourself for the festivities to come!
Not only is Longridge a hub of independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, but it’s the perfect starting point for a beautiful countryside stroll or cycle around the picturesque Ribble Valley. So, with Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than a spot of retail therapy around a beautiful Lancashire Market Town that really does have it all!

*Starred businesses all offer a discount to Lancs Local Members

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