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Here is a snapshot of businesses and services, such as plumbers, which visitors and residents might find useful. We haven't included everyone, and shops are opening and closing all the time, but it should give you a good idea of what's available locally.
Recently bank branches have been closing - it's a nationwide trend. Barclays, HSBC, and Lloyds still have a presence in Great Malvern, but those able will need to trudge up to the top of Church Street. Lloyds also has a sub branch in Malvern Link. There is now no bank in Barnards Green, but there is a cash machine, and some banking transactions can be made at the Post Office.
Telephone 01684 892381
Hall Green, Malvern
Active Tutoring Company offering one to one maths coaching to help children pass exams - website currently being updated
Barnards Green Malvern
Pay and display car park
Blue Cross charity pet store (replaced hardware shop)
Bradfords (builders merchant in Pickersleigh Road)
Fish and Chips
Just So (gifts and embroidery materials)
One Stop shop
Pet grooming - at new Veterinary practice (opposite Post Office)
Sub Post Office
Tesco Expresss (in Pickersleigh Road opposite Prospect View medical centre).
Two betting shops
Various take-away food outlets
Main car parking at Waitrose, and the Splash in Priory Road
Bran Tub (health foods)
Brays (clothing, dress hire, shoes and luggage)
First Paige (printers)
Gordon Smith's (fabrics and household goods)
Great Malvern hotel
HSBC bank, now the main branch since the sub branches in Barnards Green, Malvern Link and Upton upon Severn have been closed
Lloyds bank on Belle Vue Terrace
Lyttleton Well Christian resource centre, bookshop and cafe
M & Co (ladies clothing)
Mount Pleasant Hotel
Murrays chemist, also sells health products
Nationwide building society
Post Office (Thornton's chocolates outlet)
Railway station (Great Malvern), in Avenue Road
Stitch45, Sewing Centre (near Bray's in Worcester Road)
Waitrose (with parking, coffee shop and home delivery service)
Wilkinson Home and Garden store (previously Coop)
Various estate agents, coffee bars and restaurants
Malvern Shopping Park
Previously named Madford Retail Park.
Plenty of car parking, though can be busy at peak times. Time limited to 3 hours at Morrisons, check for latest.
Click for general views of the Malvern Shopping Park on the Short History of Malvern web page.
There is a bus stop on the east side of the Morrisons Supermarket. The frequent 44 bus service goes south into Great Malvern and north to Worcester. You can change at Worcester bus station for eg Pershore, Evesham, Droitwich, Birmingham and the Worcester Royal Hospital.
You can catch the frequent service 38 from the bus station to the hospital.
Some 44 buses go on to County Hall and the Worcester Woods Country Park where you can get a coffee in the cafe and then walk a few hundred yards to the hospital.
As of November 2017 a few 44 buses from Malvern were going direct to the Worcester Royal Hospital; check timetable for latest info.
Boots the chemist (instore printing of photos, and passport photo booth)
In 2017 new shop units were built on the car park next to Boots.
The units are now occupied by Specsavers, Costa Coffe and Mountain Warehouse.
Caffe Nero (new outlet next to Marks & Spencer)
County Building Supplies (bathrooms and plumbing supplies) behind M&S
Dorothy Perkins has closed and in 2017 the premises next to Matalan has become:
Pets4Home, offering dog grooming etc, and veterinerary services
Marks & Spencer
Wilson's pet shop
Greggs bakery shop at roundabout on Worcester Road
The footfall in Malvern Link has declined considerably with the opening of the retail park and parts of the main street are not as smart as some other parts of Malvern. Many of the shops are now either take-aways, restaurants or hairdressers, but amongst them you will find for example Colston's bakery; Lidl supermarket; Francis, a premier furniture store, and B&Q.
Car parking at Victoria park is free
B&Q DIY store (previously Focus) large car park.
BP Sunny Lodge petrol station
Colston's bakery, opposite zebra crossing, also in Newtown Road and Spring Lane
Located in Albert Park Road
Tuesday - Saturday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
see advert opposite
Excel Double Glazing, Spring Lane Industrial Estate
Express TV, also sells white goods (eg washing machines)
Fish and Chips
Francis (carpets, bedding and furniture in three stores)
John Pugh hairdresser
Handyman House (opposite B&Q)
Harper's Bazaar (outdoor clothing and government surplus)
Hills Ford, sales and servicing, Newtown Road
Leach, M Jeweller at Link Top (agent for Seiko clocks)
Locksmith (located behind Excel)
Malvern Electrical Wholesale, the unit with blue doors in Howsell Road
(you can get 40W SES oven bulbs there)
Margaret Fox, supplies for flower arrangers, Spring Lane Industrial Estate
Miller's Tyre Centre
Spring Lane Industrial Estate. See business card opposite.
Very helpful; note no longer sells car batteries
Murrays chemist, branch specializes in aids for the disabled (near traffic lights)
Pet Link, pet supplies, in Newtown Road (previously Arthur Evans)
Plumb Center, plumbing supplies, on Spring Lane Industrial Estate
Railway station (Malvern Link)
Screwfix, Betony Road, WR14 1GS
Seward Joinery, Spring Lane, next to Miller's Tyre Centre
St Richard's Hospice charity shops
Sub Post Office (including newspapers and gifts)
Travis Perkins (builder's merchant in Howsell Road)
Pickersleigh Road Shops
General store with Sub Post Office
Fish and chips
Bluebell, Guarlford Road
Green Dragon, Guarlford Road
J D Wetherspoon, The Foley Arms, Worcester Road
Nags Head, Moorlands Road
Plough and Harrow, Rhydd Road (closed, awaiting redevelopment)
Red Lion, St Ann's Road
Three Horseshoes, Poolbrook Road
Unicorn, Worcester Road
Aids for the elderly
Murray's the chemist, at corner of Pickersleigh Road traffic lights
The OTS shop in Spring Lane has closed
Curtains, made to measure
see advert opposite
Buckingham House Practice, Graham Road, Great Malvern
New installations, industrial, domestic, agricultural and maintenance
Jennet Tree Lane,
Madresfield WR13 5BE
Tel/Fax 01905 831001
Heating Maintenance Services, Malvern Link
Central heating servicing and boiler replacement
Bespoke joinery and property maintenance; see website below for full details and contact information.
Graham Road, Great Malvern
Prospect View, off Pickersleigh Road roundabout
Whiteacres, Malvern Link
Miller's Opticians (also cataract follow up) Church Street, Great Malvern
Malvern Community Hospital and Minor injuries unit (close to Malvern Link fire station) barrier controlled car park.
Based next to Excel in Spring Lane Malvern Link
Tel 01684 567070
(details opposite, click to enlarge)
David Twigg, Guarlford
Justin Twigg, Ledbury
Also serves Malvern area
Best to phone (details opposite, click to enlarge)
Recommended by us
Andrew Bird, Poolbrook
The Avenue Veterinary Practice, Avenue Road
County Building Supplies, behind M&S
Plumb Center, Sparrowhawk Close, off Betony Road, Enigma Business Park
PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies) Unit 6, Betony Road, Enigma Business Park
Screwfix, Betony Road, WR14 1GS
Hotels (out of town)
Around the corner from Screwfix, you will find the Malvern Spa Hotel, and the Premier Inn which is approached by a road that runs down the side of the Malvern Spa (location marked 15 on the street map).
You will find another Premier Inn in Worcester next to the Cricket Ground.
Casualties of the recession
There have been quite a few changes on the high street since the financial crisis of 2008. Some businesses have changed hands, some have moved, some like Beacon Books and Severn Office Systems have sadly ceased trading, and some have gone bust.
Change is always happenning on the high street, but it has seemed more rapid in recent years. Here are some units we have particularly noticed have gone:-
ACE Kitchens, Barnards Green
Barnards Green Off Licence, now occupied by furniture shop
Bicknells garage, Pickersleigh Rd, now PJ Nicholls and Hi Q Tyres
Brooklyn garage, Malvern Link, replaced by flats
Country Meals (butchers, once good for sausages and speciality meals)
Cridland and Walker's shop in Church St. There had been a butcher's there for more than one hundred years. (Business moved to Malvern Link)
Focus DIY, now B&Q
Foley Hotel, now Wetherspoon's
Greengrocer Church St
Branches of HSBC bank at Barnards Green, Malvern Link and Upton upon Severn,
Lloyds Bank, Barnards Green
Julian Graves, Church St
Mobile phone shop, Edith Walk
Pepper and Oz
Sub Post Office at Poolbrook
Severn Office Systems
Shop selling cards and Thornton's chocolates
Somerfield/Coop, previously International Stores, Edith Walk (now Wilkinson)
Superdrug, Church St, now Costa Coffee
Time outdoors, Church St
Woolworths, Church St, now Iceland
Last updated 18th March 2019