Welcome to the Stroud Pound website.





Participating traders and businesses:

Stroud Pounds will be accepted as payment for goods and services by the following:


John Boyd Hair

A fully qualified and insured mobile hair stylist offering personal styling in the Stroud and Gloucester areas. Enquiries@johnboydhair.co.uk            www.johnboydhair.co.uk


C.B. Stoves

Charley Bircher,Tredworth, Gloucester  01452 536231

Wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves and installation.


Clare Ballard, Osteopath

Osteopth, Lower Street, Stroud 01453 767810   clare.ballard@virgin.net


Changework Therapy

www.changeworktherapy.co.uk Helen Royall, 247 Westward Road, Ebley, Stroud

Changework is a powerful and effective way of helping you know exactly what it is you want and really getting it.


Clive Benson

Piano tuner  01453 759401


Nick Clements - Sound of the Heart

Nick Clements is one of the very few people in Britain who is dealing with the issues of male isolation and confusion with intelligence and openness.”    www.soundoftheheart.com


Cotswold Kebab and Burger House - Stonehouse

19a High Street, Stonehouse 01453 827363


Days Cottage Apple Juice

www.dayscottage.co.uk   Brookthorpe, Glos Gl4 0UT. 01452 813602  applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk

Stroud Farmers Market and elsewhere.  Award winning Day’s Cottage Apple Juice is made with apples from traditional, mature orchards in Glos. Fruit comes from unsprayed orchards and many varieties are used.


Dennis Gould (Shambles Market)

Writer-Publisher- Printer - Bookseller - Cyclist


Elaine Venning - Stonehouse

Will writing and probate services.  Home visits.  Plain English.  First consultation free.   01453 750116  www.wwaps.co.uk   ezraenterprizes@hotmail.com


Ethical internet

www.ethicalinternet.co.uk... Stroud-based low cost web design, hosting, online shops, cms, and intranets for your charity, community project, ngo or pro-social business. Artists, musicians, craftspeople and other individuals welcome too!  Contact Peter Richardson peter@ethicalinternet.co.uk


Five Valleys Cordials

www.fivevalleyscordials.co.uk   A range of five tantilisling flavours, all made locally in Stroud from natural ingredients sourced from the best fruit growers around the world. Currently sells fromThe Stroud Farmers Markets in Stroud, Gloucestershire every Saturday 9am-2pm. (for other town outlets - see website)


Five Valleys Ecology Ltd


Five Valleys Ecology Ltd is an ethically based business in Stroud. Our ecological consultants provide a high quality service to a wide range of clients including developers, architects, planning consultants, local authorities, charities, statutory nature conservation bodies and environmental regulators.

Contact: Tel: 01453 759306     Mob:  07732 397984     info@fivevalleysecology.co.uk


For Your Beads Only

Beaded jewellery and gifts made by Sulamith Kilian-Carter. Every item is individually handcrafted with much thought and care. You will find no two pieces the same so that you can be sure to find something that is unique and can be treasured.       www.foryourbeadsonly.com      mail@foryourbeadsonly.com


Four Candles Gardening Services

All aspects of gardening work undertaken.      Michael Sheldon, Minchinhampton 01453 885707


Field Bar Fruit Wines

www.fieldbarwine.co.uk  Fruit wines in Stroud Farmers Market

A selection of fine wines made from locally sourced fruit


Gaian Economics

http://gaianeconomics.blogspot.com  Molly Scott Cato

Economic analysis and social research of the local community.


Gold Seal Photography

www.goldsealphotography.co.uk Paul Golding, 38 Summer Street, Stroud

Portrait photographer specialised in events and schools work, based in Glos but able to travel further afield.


Golden Fleece Trading

www.goldenfleecetrading.co.uk Griffin Mill Estate, London Road, Thrupp 01453 755370

Trades directly with quality artisans in Morocco e.g. henna lamps, brass lanterns, mirrors, seagrass baskets, safi pottery.


Green Spirit Shop and Cafe

Market Street, Nailsworth  01453 835735

Shop and café.  Organic foods, dairy and gluten free products, organic beers, easy parking, cheery staff.


H20 Hair Design - Stonehouse

A friendly professional unisex hairdresser based in Stonehouse.    01453 792911


Halo Films

www.halofilms.co.uk and www.littledippersfilms.co.uk   Halo Films makes science, history, wildlife and well-crafted documentary films for broadcast television and corporate clients. Its founder, Peter Georgi was part of the BAFTA winning team behind the BBC Series, The Human Body. Located on the Berkeley Estate, you can pay for your corporate film or buy one of our DVDs with Stroud Pounds. Visit our web site for details of "Berkeley: An English Country Estate" and "Frampton: An English Country Fair".


Hawkwood College

www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk   Painswick Old Road,  Stroud   01453 759034

Courses, special events and facility hire for individuals (adults) and organisations throughout the year. Visit our website for complete programme. We put the TREAT in Retreat!  Open Day Monday 3 May 2010.


Helyn Morris

McTimoney Chiropractor in Stroud Natural Health Clinic, MMCA, DC  01453 750796   www.stroudchiropracticcare.co.uk             Chiropractic treatment for you and your family


Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel, Station Road right next toStroud Station.  A great place to meet and have a drink...

01453 764077


Inner Peace

Dr Sue Edgley,  Minchinhampton,  01453 885707

Therapy & healing, relaxation & meditation classes. Qualified doctor, trained as GP & psychiatrist.



www.hibernia.org.uk/indigo   indigo is an initiative to facilitate short courses with tutors who are experts in their fields. We promote courses which include artistic activities as an experiencial tool to explore the creative potential in each human being and to celebrate the spiritual dimension that artistic experiences open up within ourselves.     Karin Jarman 01453 757436


Kane’s Records

www.kanesrecords.com 14 Kendrick Street, Stroud  01453 766886

Wide range of CDs, DVDs and vinyl records new and second hand. Also collectable items such as promotional merchandise and deleted titles.


Land Care Services

www.landcareservices.biz  John Rhodes: Clare Overhill  01452 812709 mobile 07969 918121

Environmentally sensitive tree surgery;  Woodchip;  Mulch;  Firewood;  Timber Planks from  Local Trees.


Lansdown Pottery

www.lansdownpottery.co.uk  Domestic and functional pottery available from our  showroom in Lansdown, Stroud, ‘Made in Stroud’ shop and 1st and 3rd Saturday Farmers Market .  Classes available.  Visitors always welcome.  Workshop open 10 to 5 Monday to Friday.


Mercury Services

David Macgregor  t. 01453 750326   m. 07970 261778 email: mercury.services@me.com

Translation and interpretation services, simultaneous and consecutive. German into English. Any subject considered.  Specialist subjects:Quality Management and Auditing, Organisation Development, Anthroposophic Medicine - Media: Websites, Articles, Newsletters, Books.


Mike Riddell Financial Planning - Stonehouse

Independent finacial advice: Retirement planning, Savings and investments, Life assurance, Income protection.   Mike Riddell 07786 836882


Minchinhampton Post Office

2 High Street, Minchinhampton  01453 884590 stonehousepo@btconnect.com

Cards, stationery, confectionery, send away dry-cleaning service, etc.


Oakridge Lynch Post Office

Community stores, shop and sub post office.  Tel:  01285 760239


Office Stop - Stonehouse

The one-stop shop for office supplies  12 High Street, Stonehouse


PC Techniques

PC Techniques is an I.T company that offers PC repairs & tuition services in users own homes/offices. The ethos of the company is to minimise its activities that impact on climate change by localising its operations and facilitating the reuse of equipment where possible.   The company accepts Stroud Pounds and aims to trade as a social enterprise.                   Tel:  01453 752068  email: PCT@phonecoop.coop



Pizza Planet - Stonehouse

2 High Street, Stonehouse  01453 828982


Prince Albert Public House, Rodborough

www.theprincealbertstroud.co.uk  The Butts, Walkley Hill, Rodborough.  GL5 3SSTel: 01453 755600

Warm, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. The Prince Albert is home for not only the locals, but also Lotti and her family; as Lotti puts it herself, “If you come twice we’ll remember what you drink.” Gigs, open mic nights and a wide range of drinks to choose from at the bar.


Radeks Chocolate

www.radekschocolate.co.uk   Original artisan chocolates lovingly crafted from organic fairtrade raw cacao and other natural ingredients.   Stroud Farmers Market     pozzitiff@wildmail.com


Rupert Burdock’s Wild Food Emporium, Shambles Market, Stroud

Wild food, edible fungus, tasty pizza , pesto..and more.   Frii/Sat in The Shambles


Ruskin Apothecary

www.ruskinapothecary.org.uk Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth 01453 835 029

The Apothecary offers health and medical consultations, healing, herbal medicine and workshops.


Seren Fairtrade and Fabulous

www.serenfairtrade.co.uk  At Seren (Welsh for star) we believe that fair trade is important because it provides the best deal for both you, the consumer, and for producers too. Fair trade means better working conditions and wages for producers which in turn gives them dignity and a better way of life, not just for them and their families, but their communities as well.  48 High Street, Stroud  01453 763681


Smarter Made Easy - Stonehouse

Consultancy, training and freelance projects on all aspects of websites, spreadsheets and databases.  Customer Relationship Management, Data Analysis, Reporting and Statistics  

Info@smartermadeeast.co.uk    T: 01453 700017   M:  07757 324035


Sheila Macbeth

Community singing groups in and around Stroud  email: lady@macbeth.me.uk



25 Nelson Street, Stroud - Gifts, incense, candles, ethnic clothes  silverthronstroud@gmail.com


Sitaram Yoga

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Bowbridge, Stroud 01453 790944  yoga@sitaram.org   www.sitaram.org


Star Anise Arts Café

www.staraniseartscafe.com 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud 01453 840021

Delicious and nourishing seasonal food, primarily vegetarian and organic. Events inc. music, poetry, theatre and story-telling.


Stockbridge Financial Ltd - Stonehouse

Samantha Brunsdon, Financial adviser - mortgages, remortgages, buy to let, life assurance, critical illness, income protection, mortgage protection, building and contents.  Home and evening appointments.

www.brunsdon.co      T: 01452 724299   M: 079250 864480


Stonehouse Post Office - Stonehouse

Queens Road, Stonehouse  0845 722 3344   stonehousepo@btconnect.com

Ccards, stationery, confectionery, send away dry-cleaning service, etc.


Strangeness and Charm Vintage Boutique

7 Gloucester Street, Stroud and 15 Market Street,  Nailsworth        Tel:  07815 893 833

Antique and vintage clothing, textiles, costume jewellery and accessories of exceptional charm – menswear, gloves, scarves, shoes, the weird, ties, fans, ladieswear, the wonderful, hats… Phone for opening hours  07815 893 833


Stroud Bookshop

Offers a wide range of general books, specialising in fiction, biography and travel.  Quick, efficient ordering service.         25 High Street, Stroud   01453 756646


Stroud Common Wealth

www.stroudcommonwealth.org.uk  The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud 01453 762271

Exists to build community wealth for social, cultural and economic renewal.


Stroud Brewery

www.stroudbrewery.co.uk  Greg Pilley,141 Thrupp Lane, Thrupp  07891 995878

A craft brewery supplying unique beers using high quality ingredients inc. whole hops and malting barley from the Cotswolds.


Stroud Labour Party

www.stroudclp.org.uk  5a Lansdown, Stroud 01453 840080

The office of Stroud Labour Party.


Stroud Green Party

Contact Rosie Reed, Secretary  01285 760508  www.glosgreenparty.org.uk


Stroud Valleys Pork

Contact Rob Hilditch 07800 555964    robert.hilditch@googlemail.com


Stroud Valleys Project Eco-shop

www.stroudvalleysproject.org  8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud 01453 753358

Stroud town centre shop selling eco-products such as bamboo socks, bee houses, organic slug deterrent, wood pellets, books and more...SVP aims to protect and enhance the local environment by working with local communities.


Taylor’s Butchers

www.realmeat-minchinhampton.co.uk  The Cross, Minchinhampton 01453 882163

Great service, fantastic tasting meat. The full range - beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs, bacon, gammon, game and festive fowl at Christmas.


The Lansdown Bar and Cinema Club

Diverse and eclectic films on Sundays at The Lansdown, Lansdown, Stroud.

Contact  John Dougherty 07761 106671  email: cinemaclub@the-space.org

Programme at  www.the-space.org


The Light - Stonehouse

24 High Street, Stonehouse  Come in and see a wide variety of family books, gifts, candles and cards.


Tobacconist Farm

www.tobacconistfarm.co.uk   Tobacconist Road, Minchinhampton, 01453 883534

Our own meat, poultry, veg, eggs, plants and herbs.   Seasonal game, logs, kindling and more.  Small free range farm with  beef cattle grazing on Minchinhampton Common.


Tony’s Butchers

www.tonysbutchers.co.uk  2 Kendrick Street, Stroud  01453 763 948 and King’s Stanley 01453 791540

Not only the traditional favourites, but modern ideas for the dinner table. Has won national awards, especially for its sausages.


Utility Warehouse - Stonehouse

Make great savings on your household and business utilities.  www.telecomplus.org.uk/F42950

Brian Griffiths  07533215740    briangriffiths@aol.com