Sporting Threads, Taunton: The perfect pit-stop for countryside style
PUBLISHED: 11:40 30 April 2019
Specialising in country lifestyle clothing and accessories for men, women and children, we visit Sporting Threads near Taunton
There's a shop near Heathfield, on the outskirts of Taunton, with a passion for countryside and outdoor pursuits – and ensuring their customers look the part. At Sporting Threads the service is warm and friendly, and owners Amanda and Dan want to ensure those who visit enjoy a relaxed and informal shopping experience.
Enjoying comparisons to Scottish country clothing specialists House of Braur, the store has been converted from a former farm building with plenty of space. Light carpets, wood lined walls and antler style chandeliers keep the store feeling bright and airy and the interiors encompass countryside living with shaggy rugs, a sofa adorned with sheepskins and a fireplace. Beautiful feathered mirrors adorn the walls and mannequins are dressed to impress in stylish, countryside attire.
Specialising in country lifestyle clothing for men, women and children, Sporting Threads boasts a stunning line of coats, jackets, breeks, gilets, waterproofs, sweaters, ties, gloves, hats, socks and shoes. Brands in store are carefully selected by Amanda and Dan based on quality and style. These include the great value brand Percussion to Baleno, John Field, Beretta to luxury lines from Laksen and Chrysalis. Sporting Threads is also the home of Ri-Dry: the world leading brand of waterproof overcoats and breeches for hunting.
Although some of the ranges are tailored for shooting - incidentally Sporting Threads also sits adjacent to premier gun repair specialists, UK Gun Repairs - most of the clothing, if not all, suits those with a countryside lifestyle. A pair of Aigle wellington boots would be perfect footwear for taking the dog for a long, and potentially muddy, rambling walk, while smocks and fleeces stocked are a great way for those working outside to keep warm.
Dogs are also well-catered for at Sporting Threads. With SICCARO drying rugs, striking beaded collars and leads made from Dartmoor sheeps' wool, there's plenty to treat man's best friend to.
With a passion for supporting small businesses and artisan producers, Amanda and Dan have ensured gifts on sale at Sporting Threads are all made by British manufacturers. Alongside unique, feather-decorated drink coasters and impressive pewter kitchenware (we adore the distinguished English Pewter Stag Cruet Set), there's also a delightful range of candles, mugs and tea towels that are sure to add countryside style to your home or make a wonderful present for a loved one.
Just off the B3227 between Hill Common and Norton Fitzwarren, Sporting Threads can be found at Unit 5 Heathfield Workshops, Manor Farm, Heathfield, Taunton. There's plenty of free parking on-site.
Sporting Threads | Unit 5, Heathfield Workshops, Manor Farm, Heathfield, Taunton, TA4 1DL | 01823 433539 | sporting-threads.co.uk