For our latest spotlight article, we’ve returned to Stockton Bid and OOK’s campaign to support your local high street.

We noticed their picks of some of their favourite places to visit now restrictions have been lifted and we couldn’t resist sharing them with our readers too! Now the indoors are open, it’s time for dinner dates and teatime treats with your tribe. They’ve got every section of the high street covered, from gifts and pampering through to eating and drinking to help you support local.

Take a look through their picks and let us know if you’ve visited any of these places too. We’ll certainly be popping to Stockton High Street to check them out.

Jill’s Flowerbox

Coming up to an impressive thirty years of service, Jill loves her job and her loyal customers. She has a superb selection of imported flowers which can be made into a bespoke creation for any occasion. Now there really is no need to grab a bunch from the garage.

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Ivy House

If you’re looking for an alternative office from home, a break outdoors or even indoors, visit Ivy House. They are offering a hot desking package for £9.99 which includes wi-fi, plug points, lunch, cake and unlimited tea and coffee. Open from 9am, you can call by for your morning meeting or hook up with friends or family.

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Marked for Life

Located in beautiful Winpenny House (the former Hattiers shop) is the home of indie brand Marked for Life. A tattoo studio with stunning interiors and awesome original features, it’s a destination location.

There’s a creative team of six artists with years of professional experience in bespoke designs using the best product and equipment. If you’ve not seen this studio and fancy a tattoo or piercing, make a visit.

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Innovations Advanced Skincare & Beauty

Promising excellence in everything. That’s the mantra of Jolene and her team and with an extensive range of treatments for both men and women, there’s a little something for everyone. Pop online, pick up the phone and get booked in – summer is on its way. Honestly!

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The Golden Smog

On Hambletonian Yard off the main High Street, The Smog offers four real beers and two real ciders, an impressive range of Belgian beers and all served in matching glasses in the continental way. Not forgetting your dog will be made to feel equally as welcome as you are.

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Panico’s Fabrics

Panico’s is a gem of a business located at the top of Bishopton Lane. When you walk through the doors, you’ll be greeted by owner Carl. A family business, Panico’s have a wide selection of sewing and craft fabrics, offering machine servicing and advice.

The popular Panico’s workshops are returning where you can meet like-minded creative folk to peruse the fabrics and get your craft on.

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