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Shopping, food and drink in The National Forest and Beyond

If you are prepared to do a bit of exploring you will find South Derbyshire has a number of unique shopping opportunities, so why not take away gifts to remind you of your visit?

To provide a taster:

  • Ingleby Gallery showcases an ever changing collection of quality jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork and glassware all produced by talented artists and crafts people.
  • Roundhouse Gallery stocks at least 50 of Britain's leading Contemporary Studio Potters, with prices beginning at &pound5 for small items through to serious prices fo serious collectors!
  • There are craft shops at Rosliston Forestry Centre and Melbourne Hall, and a whole range of other specialist shops in Melbourne.
  • Made locally for many years, the renowned TG Green "Cornishware" pottery is now available again, from the shop at Sharpe's Pottery Museum.
  • Growers of rare trees and shrubs, Bluebell Nursery includes nine acres of gardens in its Arboretum, where you can view hundreds of the choice, rare and unusual plants they specialise in

Our online events search is provided by Visit National Forest here you can also find accommodation, shopping, food & drink and much more throughout Derbyshire.

Food and drink

South Derbyshire abounds in good places to eat and drink whatever your taste: from village tea rooms to award winning restaurants, and local pubs to international cuisine. Eat by a canal, in the countryside, outside a village pub, or in an Alpine Ski Lodge - the choice is yours.

Be sure to sample the latest addition to the natural mineral waters for which Derbyshire is famous. National Forest Spring Water captures the flavours and goodness of the truly green environment it comes from. It is inspired by and sourced in The National Forest which, is a natural attraction in the making providing access to acres of countryside and the opportunity for countless rural leisure activities.

As well as eating out, the area has many outlets from where you can get local produce for your stay or to take home. But if you can't wait until you are here, try our online food and drink specialists who will deliver straight to your door, such as Sealwood Cottage Vineyard and Chantry Farm. Contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre for more details or find the National Forest Food Guide.

Our searchable guide to restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and other places to eat and drink is at Visit National Forest where you can also find accommodation, shopping, food & drink and much more throughout Derbyshire.