Visiting shopping streets up and down the country makes me appreciate how fortunate we are to have such a wide variety of quality independent businesses on our door step. Even some of the produce comes from only a few streets away. Taste on Clumber Road has a daily fresh supply of home made cakes and cup cakes, locally grown lettuces and home made chutneys and relishes whereas Steve Brompton, the butcher rears his meat on his in farm Cotgrave. Cheeses, cordials and honey sourced locally can be found in the Tall Frog andCanterbury’s and for local ales visit Bipin of the Clumber Road Off licence.
There is a great atmosphere amongst the traders, you can regularly see them nip into each other’s shops to support one another. Ash from Signature buys his fish from Paolo’s, his meat from Brumpton and his vegetables from Slades, and the staff from Rex Gooding the estate agents can regularly be spotted enjoying their lunch in one of the eateries.
To celebrate and promote business on the Melton Road, every 1st Saturday of the month they will try and do something special; with offers, tastings, demonstrations or by inviting local musicians and artists.