Situated on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, there has been a business premises on our Bridge Street site for more than 300 years, trading from the original 16th century timber framed building.
This charming building is made up of three linked premises including a 19th century malthouse. Our main shop entrance leads into the original 16th century timber-frame building where, on the ceiling (currently above the cookshop), can be seen examples of original, early pargetting (plaster ceiling decoration) which would have been undertaken by highly skilled craftsmen. The offices above the shop remain a labyrinth of passages with beamed ceilings and sloping floors and, amazingly, there is still a section of 17th century wooden paneling remaining.
As you’d expect the store has seen many changes throughout its life having been a saddler’s shop, a maltsters, a stable, a wine store, the town’s first post office, a cycle shop, a supplier of agricultural hand tools and horse collars, a warehouse for army surplus webbing, a builder’s merchant, a café, a hardware store and of course what it is known as today, Coopers of Stortford. But we are more than just a family run Home and Garden Store, we have also been a florists of distinction for over 40 years now, with our florist shop Margaret Kay, selling beautiful bouquets, fine wines, champagnes and delicious hand-made chocolates and we deliver both locally and nationwide!
Our friendly team has an enormous amount of experience in all areas of the business, backed up by our weekly training sessions on new product introductions, so whatever questions you may have we’ll be sure to know the answers. And, to prove our point, in terms of experience, currently our longest serving staff member has over 49 years of service and hardly a grey hair in sight! We even have his original shop delivery bike that he rode when he first joined at the tender age of 15 – although it is many years since he has ridden it!
11 Bridge Street
Telephone: 0844 482 4400
Calls cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge
Mon - Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm
Weds 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Easter Opening Times Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm Sun Closed Mon 10.00am - 4.00pm
Free customer parking available on site.
Christmas and New Year Opening Times
Christmas Eve 9.00 to 4.30pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Year's Eve 9.00 to 4.30pm
New Year's Day 10.00am to 4.00pm