The Gift Shop

Santon Bridge Gift Shop was established 1954 and back then hot drinks were sold from a flask. Since then the Gift Shop has evolved and caters for both the residents of West Cumbria and the many visitors to the area. The Tea Room was built in 2001 and was recently extended into the shop providing a dog friendly Coffee Cabin! The Gift Shop offers a variety of local products and is also used as the venue for craft events which are held throughout the year.

Our vision for the shop is to stock good quality local products which showcase the wealth of talent from the surrounding area. Our aim is for people to ‘shop local’, with the items on offer being produced by local individuals and companies, supporting the local economy and reducing our impact on the environment due to reduced transportation requirements. Our best sellers are handmade items made right here in Cumbria. Over half of our suppliers are from Cumbria, the remaining are mainly from the surrounding counties of Lancashire, North Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We are always on the lookout for new local suppliers and are keen for suggestions of items that our customers would like to see stocked. If it is not possible to source products from a local supplier, we endeavour to source from companies who have responsible and ethical core values.

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