8am: Thornbury Chamber of Commerce Retailers Forum
The Swan, Thornbury
The retailers meeting has been changed from Friday 25th August to Friday 1st September, still at the Swan at 8am – 9am.
Retailers meetings are usually held on the last Friday of the month. Please confirm attendance with Zoe by email below.
Zoe Gilbraith, Thornbury Chamber of Commerce Secretary
c/o Bonds of Thornbury
14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 07949 005361
Privately owned Alveston House Hotel has yet another reason to celebrate following an exceptional report from the AA. New Head Chef, Joe Holland, received his first AA Rosette following the inspector’s visit in July.
Joe has had an incredible July, during which he was able to show case his new dishes with the Hotel’s first ‘Tasting Evening’. The evening was a huge success with local people having the opportunity to enjoy an eight-course dinner with matching wines.
The Inspector highlighted Joe’s talent within his feedback, as can be seen from the following extract from the 17 page report given to owner, Julie Camm.
“It was good to return to Alveston House Hotel for this routine overnight inspection which proved to be another very positive visit. Hospitality and service provided a very good mix of a relaxed and friendly welcome with efficient and helpful service at all times – a very pleasant team of staff in place!
Bedrooms and bathrooms are generally well decorated and furnished and housekeeping displayed very good attention to detail throughout all areas of the hotel. All public areas appeared in good order including the comfortable lounge and the well-furnished Carriages Restaurant. Dinner was especially enjoyable under the careful guidance of new Head Chef, Joe Holland and achieves a new award of One Rosette. Good selection of hot and cold items also provided at breakfast. We look forward to returning in due course and in the meantime, confirm a grading as a Three Star hotel with an impressive merit score of 84% continues to be well deserved.”
Julie Camm, owner and General Manager said, “We are delighted to have received such positive feedback from the AA and feel that Joe has earned his AA Rosette with his imaginative and delicious dishes – onwards and upwards, hopefully towards Two Rosettes next year”.
Another tasting evening is planned for September.
Thornbury's much-loved Christmas Food and Gift Fair is making a welcome one-off return in on December 9th 2017, 10am-2pm, Castle Street and The Plain, Thornbury
If you would like to book a stall, please email Penny Skinner at .
Come and indulge in a celebration of food and gifts in Thornbury. Castle Street and The Plain will be closed off to allow local food and gift suppliers and caterers to display their products and services. There'll be over 40 stalls to browse, with plenty to see, try and buy.
This event is organised by Thornbury Chamber of Commerce.
September 16th 2017
An event to celebrate the contribution Thornbury makes to the wedding and celebration industry.
The event will comprise stalls in St Mary Centre and each stallholder will be a local business that offers a product or service affiliated with the wedding/celebration industry.
In addition, we anticipate having a Wedding Trail people will follow during the day. Local businesses can advertise their products and services via an attractive window display, perhaps accompanied by a promotional event.
The overall objective is for the town to become a large, vibrant, artisan wedding celebration – something different to the normal wedding fayre in a hotel or conference centre.
Click here to find out more...
We raised a total of £327.65 for Brain Tumour Support, this included money donated by Mo Mac and Me who played outside Wildings, despite the cold weather, plus £50 from Liz at Finishing Touches from her cake sale.
Many thanks to all those who donated, the fabulous prize was won by Lesley Taylor, the winning ticket was sold by the Wool Stop.
Many thanks for all the shops and businesses who took part in the Late Night Shopping evening.
A special Thank you to both of the bands who stayed out and played music despite having lost feeling in their fingers, it was appreciated by all those who attended the event.
Thornbury Chamber of Commerce has created Thornbury Gift Vouchers, ideal for family and friends.
These vouchers can be used in any Chamber member business and can be bought in Gems, Hawkes House, Finishing Touches and Bonds.
The vouchers are also perfect as promotional gifts, raffle prizes and for companies to offer as presents for employees.
Each £5 or £10 voucher comes with a copy of the hand-drawn Thornbury Town Map, which lists the wide range of local shops and businesses where you can spend the vouchers.
If you have vouchers spent in your business, just contact Zoe at and she will collect and reimburse you for the vouchers.
Keep an eye out around Thornbury for the latest Shoppers Guide, produced by Thornbury Chamber.
It features a beautiful multi-coloured hand-drawn map of the town, created by Richard Edwards from Surroundings, and listing key shops, businesses restaurants and venues.
On the back you'll find adverts from shops and businesses that have contributed towards the cost of the guide, which is free to shoppers.
There's also information about Thornbury's key events and festivals, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Click here to download a low-resolution version of the map, or pick up a copy when you're next shopping in Thornbury.
You can print off the 2013 version of a delightful map of Thornbury.
The map has been beautifully hand drawn by Richard Rees-Edwards of Surroundings on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and features key buildings and services.
Copies of the map are available around Thornbury, or click here to print your own.
The back of the map shows Chamber members click here to print the list.
An established Chamber for more than 40 years, its members pride themselves on the position it enjoys as a respected and influential body within the town.
If you want have your say where and when it counts, then how better than through the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber holds Quarterly General Meetings, one of which is an Annual General Meeting, usually held in Spring.
Occasionally special meetings are called to deal with specific developments, which may be important to the commercial landscape of Thornbury.
Meetings are open to members only.
All Thornbury Chamber members have access to the facilities of Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website for the latest business news and information:
Johnson and Furze Opticians and Optometrists offer independent businesses in Thornbury a 15% discount off the cost of any spectacles. Call 01454 411760.
Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic offers special rates for all staff of Thornbury Chamber of Commerce members. Free initial consultation, £20 per session for up to four sessions. Standard consultation fee £32, standard treatment fee £32. Call 01454 418259 and quote ref: Chamber.
For more offers from Chamber members open to all, please see the offers page
For details of current properties available to rent or buy, please visit the Thornbury Chamber website.
The Chamber is delighted to be one of the Castle School's Premium Partners, and enjoys supporting students' education from a business perspective.