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The Arter - CLOSED

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Home to the Perfect Present

Superb range of handmade craft items, made with care and love. If you are looking for a gift for a... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2015
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Locally, handmade unique gifts. I love this shop!

Worth the 5 mins walk from the centre of town. Especially if you'd like to take home a lovely... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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22 Feb 2016
“No more? ”
25 Nov 2015
“Home to the Perfect Present”
A shop packed full of uniquely gorgeous gifts by the best local designer-makers. Winners of 'Town Centre Outlet of the Year', Pride of Stratford awards 2014 and 'Best Independent Shop 2015' in Nadhim Zahawi's Independent Retailer awards 2015.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Hall's Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, England
+44 1789 267353
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Closed and moved on, don't know where to. Searched the address, ended up asking the staff at halls Croft.More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank goudster
TheArter, Owner at The Arter, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2016

Hi Goudster we're sorry you weren't able to find us recently. We had to take the difficult decision to close the business down and we're currently in the process of removing our trip advisor page. Our website is still live where you can join our...More

Reviewed 25 November 2015

Superb range of handmade craft items, made with care and love. If you are looking for a gift for a discerning friend, this is THE shop to find it. And the staff are lovely and gentle (no pressure to buy).

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

lovely little shop with special candles to do with halls croft and handmade gifts including lovely jewellery.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank annemarie f
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Worth the 5 mins walk from the centre of town. Especially if you'd like to take home a lovely souvenir from your visit. There's no cheap plastic tat here! Wonderful gifts from under £10 to more expensive presents for special birthdays/celebrations.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank TravellingwithBetty
Reviewed 20 October 2015

What a gem of a place! It's becoming harder and harder to find gifts or souvenirs that aren't made in China but luckily for us The Arter is one such place. Find beautiful, bespoke and loving crafted gifts that anybody would be happy to receive....More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Franziska H
TheArter, Owner at The Arter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Thank you so much Franziska for your lovely review! It was great to meet you and we're pleased to have been able to help you find something perfect to take home with you. All the best, Rachael

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Hall's Croft is a good place to visit whilst touring Stratford. It was very interesting to see the different ways people lived. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Janicedempsey
TheArter, Owner at The Arter, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Thank-you for your kind review. We welcome you back again anytime to discover more stories about Halls Croft and meet our Designer Makers here at The Arter

Reviewed 19 August 2015

A very pleasant shop - selling many individual items that you just dont find on the high street. Its an Aladdins Cave, worth a browse.More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Howlo
TheArter, Owner at The Arter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2015

Hi Howlo Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and our unique range of handmade gifts. We hope to see you again sometime soon, perhaps for that impending Christmas shopping!...More

Reviewed 12 August 2015

My husband and I popped here and picked--up some gorgeous gifts, as always, They cram so much into such a small space, it never fails to amaze us. The coffee shop is great too. I have not visited the house yet, but it looks beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank LitSmith
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Beautifully preserved building with an interesting history. I particularly liked the garden here and the souvenir shop that sold many locally crafted items.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank RER89
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This building is part of the Shakespearian tickets where you pay one price for all the museums/houses. It was owned by Susannah, daughter of William Shakespeare and her husband, Doctor John Hall so the house was quite a grand one and very interesting. There is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Alisonhum
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