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.

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.

11 Bridge Street
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2JU

Telephone: 0844 482 4400
Calls cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge

Opening Times:  
Mon - Sat  9.00am - 5.30pm 
Weds  9.30am - 5.30pm 
Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm

Car Park Closure
Our car park will be closed for refurbishment Monday 16th - Sunday 29th September. The Causeway car park is the closest which is a 2 minute walk away from the store. Please see the below map for directions and alternative car parks.
Christmas and New Year Opening Times
Christmas Eve 9am to 4.30pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Year's Eve 9am to 4.30pm
New Year's Day 10am to 4pm