Stourbridge 2019: Independent Business Hot Spots

You all know how much I love travelling, but i’ve never told you how much I love being at home in Stourbridge.

There are lots of cool, new places popping up, so I just wanted to share some of my favourites with you.


Cock n Bull, Stourbridge High Street

Cock n Bull has such a cool vibe, it’s one of the newest hotspots to grab a bite to eat! They do amazing burgers – which are HUGE, loads of cool chicken dishes, plus quite a few veggie options for me! My go-to of course is the Halloumi Burger. (Anything Halloumi is always a winner right?)

They have a great drinks menu, including a ‘Black Country Bramble’ which you have to try when you’re in the Black Country 😉

If you’re boring like me though, you can go for the Vanilla milkshake or go all out and opt for the Caramel Pretzel Shake!

Picture Credit: @outinbrum

The Backyard Cafe, Kingswinford

This new little hotspot opened its doors in September and has been a huge hit ever since.

They have an amazing cake bar, with cakes freshly made every morning by the chef & Owner Richie – The raspberry & white chocolate brownies are to die for! The selection is insane & different each day… (Sticky toffee & ginger cake, white chocolate & cherry macaroon, jam & coconut cake, pavlova and SO much more!)

They do healthy breakfasts & lunches too, including a great selection for Veggies.

Hair & Beauty

Beauty Bella Boutique, Norton Road

Beauty Bella Boutique is one of the friendliest beauty salons I’ve ever been too. You feel so welcome as soon as you walk in, the team are all so lovely.

They offer lots of new, innovative treatments including body sculpting, fat freezing, ultrasound cavitation and 3D lipo. They also do the usual treatments like facials, nails, eyelash tint, wax, brows etc.

They also have specialist clinics for aesthetics at certain times of the year too.

Plus, I’ve just seen they offer a 3D chin freeze….WHO KNEW THAT WAS A THING. I’ll take 6 of those please!

The Hive Salon, Ambelcote High Street

The Hive opened in May 2015. They’ve been going from strength to strength ever since.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to have their hair done surrounded by flamingos & foliage with pic ‘n’ mix on tap? It really is an instagrammers dream!

The team work wonders on your hair, they’ll do everything they can to make you feel a million dollars. I didn’t know what I wanted when I walked in, but Georgie got it exactly right and here are the results…

They don’t stop at hair. They do nails & eyebrows too, along with wedding packages for your special day.

Reflect Skin & Body Clinic, Victoria Passage, Stourbridge

Reflect offer SO many different treatment types, there really is something for everyone!

Lisa is the skin director in the clinic, she’ll meet with you for a detailed consultation before personalising your treatment plan to ensure you receive the best results. She always has the best advice and is a real expert in what she does.

I can fully recommend the HydraFacials. I get quite dry skin & I find they really help! I always leave feeling totally refreshed & relaxed.


Bella Boo, High Street

Bella Boo are an independent fashion boutique, selling ladies clothes and accessories.

They also have little baby items called “Bella Bambino” – Too cute!

Bond Jewellery & Diamonds, Jewellery Quarter

I know the Jewellery Quarter isn’t in Stourbridge, but the shop owners are based in Wollaston…So that totally counts right?!

I just couldn’t post this article & leave out Bond Jewellery. They are phenomenal at what they do & the quality of Diamonds they offer.

Jamie at Bond has designed all of our wedding Jewellery, plus re-designed Jewellery passed down through our families generations to re-design & bring back to life. There are no ends to Jamie’s talent!

Get in touch with him & he can design your dream piece of Jewellery.

Baby Prestige UK

Baby Prestige UK are an online store, with their head quarters being based in Stourbridge. (I bet you didn’t know that little nugget!)

Their passion for modern toys and accessories mean they provide customers with nothing but the highest quality of products. I’ve ordered so many gifts from them and they’ve all been perfect.

Also, they kindly donate 1% of all sales directly to Luna’s Legacy. They’re such a great bunch!


C&R Design, Stourbridge

C&R design are a company based in Stourbridge hiring out everything you’ll need to make your event look beautiful.

They cater for every kind of event, from baby showers & birthdays to weddings & engagements!

They have so many items to choose from, including the ever popular flower wall, candy corner, donut wall (…the DREAM!) decorative ladders & selfie frames etc.

Most of the items have been lovingly hand-made by the team, so you can expect high quality and amazing service from Charlie & Rebecca themselves.

Wedding Memory Videography

One of the best decisions we ever made was hiring Wes for our wedding videography.

He is totally brilliant! We barely knew he was there throughout most of the day, yet he has captured all of our favourite memories!

Being able to re-live special moments over & over again is something we really love to look back on.

If you’re looking for a wedding videographer, I honestly can’t recommend Wes & The Wedding Memory team enough!

You can watch our special day HERE

Capturing Life Photography – Victoria Shattock

Victoria is an incredible photographer!

She really specialises in capturing those special moments in your life to be able to look back on and cherish, which I think is SO important!

She’s absolutely amazing and will capture any of your special moments in a super creative way.

Baby Glowbugs, Norton

Baby Glowbugs hold weekly sessions in Norton. I went along to a session last year and the little ones absolutely loved it!

It’s a glow in the dark baby group, suitable from babies age 0 right up until pre-walking. Each week, Sarah will create a different session for the babies to enjoy. It’s great being so local!

Sarah’s been amazing at helping us fundraise for Luna’s Legacy too.

These businesses all have such amazing people working behind the scenes. They work so hard to offer us different products and services, lets keep supporting them & showing the love, to keep Stourbridge thriving!

…What’s your favourite spot in Stourbridge? Let me know below. I may have missed a little gem!


Hannah xo



  1. March 2, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    Looks like a lovely place. Thanks for sharing!

    • HannahSwancott
      March 2, 2019 / 10:47 pm

      Which one? There are a few! Which is your fave? ✨💫

  2. March 2, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Say WHAT?! A Cake bar!! Amazing! looks so delicious! I love that wavy hair look:)

    • HannahSwancott
      March 2, 2019 / 10:47 pm

      The dream isn’t it 😂🙋🏼‍♀️ I’m like, I’ll have one of everything ha ha!

  3. March 3, 2019 / 12:54 am

    That doughnut wall look amazing!

  4. March 3, 2019 / 3:35 am

    I totally want to go to the beatuty and bella. Looks like such an amazing atmosphere.

  5. March 3, 2019 / 3:57 am

    The Backyard Cafe sounds right up my alley, followed by a trip to The Hive and that’s a pretty perfect day. Sounds like you have a pretty amazing area at your fingertips!

  6. March 3, 2019 / 4:37 am

    Thanks for sharing your experiences on this place. seems a lot to do which is great for first timers.

  7. March 3, 2019 / 5:12 am

    Whats this maccaroni cheesy sticks on the second photo? They look delish!

  8. March 4, 2019 / 11:25 am

    That cake bar is calling my name and your hair looks amazing! I want to visit every one of your favorites. I’d love to get pampered at Beauty Bella.

    • HannahSwancott
      March 4, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      Thanks lovely. I’m loving my new hair!

  9. March 4, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    What can I say??? The salon looks so elegant. I would definitely eat at the cake bar! I have to mark Stourbridge on my list of places to go.

    • HannahSwancott
      March 4, 2019 / 1:11 pm

      The cake bar is an absolute dream ha ha!

  10. March 4, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    All of these places sound wonderful! I am all about places with baked goods. I feel like I need a donut wall in my home.

    • HannahSwancott
      March 4, 2019 / 1:33 pm

      Ha ha – Oh ME TOO! That will be the dream 😂🙋🏼‍♀️

  11. March 4, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    It sounds like a great place to live! I really do like small towns where there’s all sorts of cool little shops that you don’t see in a big city. I ever get out that way I’ll definitely check out this city.

  12. March 4, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    Can I just live at the boutique all day and get pampered? I love these business hot spots because when I go places I want to know where to go all in one website.

  13. March 4, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    What a great list of hot spots! The foods look amazing, and the salon looks like such a great place to get your hair done!

  14. March 4, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    This town sure has a bunch of great eateries and places to see and shop. I would love to visit and experience it all one day,.

  15. March 4, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    The cock and bull sounds great. I love fun, “regular” food places like that. I’m heading out to the UK later this month so maybe I can make it out that way!

  16. March 4, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    Stourbridge sounds like such a great place to go with so much going on. I love your hair! What a difference they have made to it and I want to go and explore all the little shops myself now.

  17. March 4, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    Looks like a great night out. Those desserts look amazing and the pretzel shake sounds really good.

  18. March 5, 2019 / 3:32 am

    The pictures of that food made me hungry. Which is bad because it’s almost 11pm here!

  19. March 5, 2019 / 7:56 am

    YES to all of the food! And your hair looks AMAZING!!

  20. Catalina
    March 5, 2019 / 9:03 am

    There are so many interesting places to see and things to do. I love all that yummy food!

  21. Tasheena
    March 5, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to check some of these places out. Everything looks amazing.

  22. Ruth I
    March 5, 2019 / 10:40 am

    With a wonderful place like this, you don’t need to go out of town really. I just love the warmth of being at home. Those are tasty meals!

  23. March 5, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    The Backyard Cafe is my jam, I can stay there all day lol. Love your hair and those food makes me hungry!!

  24. March 5, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    Backyard cafe looks really nice one. Those food looks delicious Love it.

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