REVEALED... The Top Independent Businesses in Caerphilly.
Support your local economy, and shop Local! With some excellent businesses based right in the heart of Caerphilly, why shop anywhere else?
Lawrence & Harris Opticians
Lawrence & Harris are an independent family run Opticians established in 1953, serving the communities of Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach and the surrounding areas.
Lawrence & Harris strive to give their patients access to the most technologically advanced equipment available.
The introduction of the new hospital standard 3D OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) in April 2017, allows their team of dedicated Optometrists to scan your retina and optic nerve in 3D. This can detect early signs of Glaucoma and Diabetes in the eye.
“With our new 3D OCT we have once again invested in the future of our patient’s eye health. This remarkable technology unlocks a valuable new perspective, and will enable our Optometrists to deliver eye care more accurately and promptly than was possible before.” (John Harris – Owner)
Lawrence & Harris caters for all the family’s needs, with a wide range of products from budget through to luxury and premium brands.
Lawrence & Harris rely solely on word of mouth to attract new patients. They feel as the business has been running for 64 years, their caring approach and reputation holds them in good stead now and for many years to come.
Lawrence & Harris would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their patients for the loyalty they have shown the practice over the many years.
Hillside, 93 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1FQ
Caerphilly – 02920 882929
Ystrad Mynach – 01443 812130
Grazing Ground Tea Room
A lovely independent tea room in the heart of Caerphilly town centre. The cafe boasts an extensive range of loose leaf tea, Italian coffee, homemade cakes and a food menu full of local Welsh produce.
This tea room was established in 2013, and the owners are staunch supporters of using local produce. All their food is locally sourced in South Wales, and every meal is home made. All the cakes are homemade or locally sourced.They even have Vegan and Gluten free cakes on offer.
Being primarily a Tea Room they specialize in specialist loose leaf tea. The selection is vast, and all the tea leaves are in pots on a shelf so you can look at and smell the teas before making your selection. Afternoon teas here are a real treat. The tea is served in vintage china, and the cakes are on a tiered stand, creating an authentic experience.
They are also fully licensed, and serve popular beer and cider, as well as having an extensive wine list.
The hot food menu here is very diverse and caters for everything from a light bite through to a hearty homemade meal. The menu varies with the seasons, as they like to use produce that is in season and sourced locally. All meals are made to order guaranteeing you a fresh homemade meal every time.
Another lovely touch is the support they offer to local crafters. You will find some beautiful local crafts to browse or buy.
Gift vouchers available, and the venue is available for private hire.
Address: 47 Cardiff Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1FP
Tel: 029 2088 8595
Perfect Impressions Jewellery
At Perfect Impression Jewellery all the pieces are lovingly handcrafted in fine silver. This means they can customise pieces to suit your style and preference. As well as finger/hand print Jewellery they also specialise in bespoke items, and are always willing to discuss design ideas.
Natalie the owner of Perfect Impressions Jewellery, has a background in counselling, and took up jewellery designing as a hobby and the hobby has turned into a growing business. Natalie has trained in precious metal clay work, beadwork and stone-setting with experienced crafts people.
The designs are delightful, original designs and she takes a huge pride in crafting a range of handmade fine silver pieces from her studio.
You can have necklaces, bracelets, ear rings, charms, cufflinks, single bead and rings made uniquely for you. Natalie is always happy to use her skills and your ideas to create a piece that is like no other in the world. Natalie has also just started creating a range of memorial jewellery.
The fingerprint jewellery makes a lovely personalised gift, whether it be for a christening, wedding, birthday or any other occasion.
Address: Perfect Impressions Jewellery 88 Pontygwindy Road Caerphilly CF83 3HA
Tel: 07828 130665
Creazione Fitness Village
At Creazione Group Limited they specialise in dance, fitness, sport & wellbeing into the education sector, local authority and community. They are a provider for
Teaching Recruitment, Dance Education, Sports Coaching, Fitness & Wellbeing Classes, Active Community Schemes, and Personal Training Sessions.
Creazione work closely with schools, leisure centres, community clubs, private individuals and local projects such as 5x60 and E3.
The company is run by experienced teachers, coaches and professional dance teachers that have many years’ experience in the education system, dance sector and sports coaching.
Creazione Fitness Village has over 60 classes per week and with exclusive Les Mills Classes the choice is huge to help you with your fitness venture. Try the new GRIT class if you dare!
The new look strength & conditioning area is a mecca for gym freaks without the intimidating atmosphere you would find in most gyms, the staff are there to make you feel comfortable and safe. Creazione has just invested in new Techno Gym equipment, to add to their gym floors.
A big bonus is that all members get access to a FREE Creche in the Creazione Fitness Village. Drop & Train, the children are in safe hands with their qualified staff. The staff are trained to a high level and are experts in their field. All are fully screened and enhanced CRB checked. They are closely monitored for quality assurance and receive continued support for professional development.
Creazione support working parents at Creazione Fitness Village by offering holiday fitness camps, ensuring young children experience fun and fitness in a safe, enthusiastic environment. Check out their Facebook page for camps and special events.
Add : Creazione, Sparks House, Western Industrial Estate, Caerphilly CF83 1BQ
Tel: 029 2088 7957
Carpet Castle has been a Caerphilly institution for over 45 years.
Many Caerphilly residents will remember it as the “Walkaround” -its original name when it opened its doors in 1971 to sell DIY products at bargain prices.
The core philosophy of bulk-buying and incredible discounts is still alive and well today.
Carpet Castle buys carpets in huge quantities from all the most famous carpet factories and stocks them to the rafters in its 10,000 square foot warehouse on Nantgarw Road. As its loyal followers will know, it certainly attracts customers with an eye for a bargain! Whether shopping for a super soft saxony or hard-wearing twist, generations of South Wales bargain-hunters have found incredible quality carpets at half the price of the national-chain superstores.
Still family-run, Carpet Castle employs many people from Caerphilly and the valleys and some of its friendly staff have been with them for more than 40 years.
Director Andrew Graham said “to be honest, I think our staff are actually our most valuable asset- down to earth, friendly and hard-working, our team represent the best values of South Wales”.
Add: Nantgarw Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1BW
Tel: 029 2088 4951
Basil & Rustys Ice Cream
Possibly the best little ice cream parlour in Wales. The same family has been making award winning ice cream in Machen for 30 years, winning best ice cream in the UK an amazing 3 times. Rusty was 15 when his parents bought the business and was taught how to make ice cream 30 years ago. Now back in the business with his better half Emma (Basil) and 3 children. Basil has ice cream roots herself, her grandparents were Italian and owned an Ice Cream parlour in Cardiff in the early 1900's. The heritage is strong and Basil and Rustys still make the same gorgeous ice cream on the farm that their parents made as Minolis of Machen.
The friendly little parlour just outside Machen on the A468 creates the illusion of a beautiful little countryside escape. There is a lovely little children’s area to keep the kids entertained whilst parents relax and enjoy magnificent views whilst devouring some of the best ice cream, coffee and cake money can buy.
Easter Events - On Good Friday Easter Egg hunt by Local Lass Emma Cleave to raise money and awareness of a sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris for Breast Cancer Now.
Add: Gelli Farm, Machen, Caerphilly CF83 8JE
Tel: 07947 210387