A visit to Clare will throw up a few surprises. It is rare today to find such an active town centre with traditional shops side by side with contemporary retailers, in Clare there really is something for everyone.
The main shopping areas are in a horseshoe shape starting in Market Hill, where you will find a hotel, a sandwich shop, a florist, a computer shop a butcher, a pet shop, a farm shop, two antique shops and a super market.
Well lane links Market Hill to the High street and here you can enjoy a cafe, an art gallery, a chemist, a newsagent/post office and a vintage clothing shop. The high street is tucked away behind the main thoroughfare of Market Hill and is home to a cafe/deli, a pub, a hardware shop, a vintage clothing shop, an antiques shop, a gardening accessories shop, a bookshop, a contemporary homeware and and accessories shop, an optician, a health food shop, an Indian restaurant, a Chinese take-away, and an off-licence.
A two minute walk past the fish & chip shop and the church will lead you to two pubs and a bed and breakfast, whilst travelling in the opposite direction will take you to an antiques centre and another bed and breakfast. Clare also hosts a range of service providers including and accountant, solicitors, architects, hair dressers, and estate agents.
We strongly encourage visitors to Clare Auction to enjoy the other businesses on viewing and auction days, we are sure you will want to return on other days to explore further.
Here are some links to local shops that support Clare Auction
Harris & Harris Books offers new and second hand books on two floors, with handmade pottery by Jean Knowles and a large collection of old motoring books
7b High Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NY
Telephone: 01787 277267
Hudgies Hardware has been an ironmongers since 1835 making it a very special place. From the outside it appears to be a traditional hardware store but step inside and you will find more than you expected
3 High Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NY
Telephone: 01787 278045
Market Hill Antiques offer a varied and wide selection of antiques and collectables at all times covering over 2000 years. They are Art Deco specialists with particular expertise in Clarice Cliff.
4a Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NN
Telephone: 01787 278105