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Pentreath & Hall July Newsletter



Charlotte Meads

Greetings from the first issue of our freshly resurrected Pentreath & Hall shop newsletter.

I realise it’s been years since the last was sent out (not counting the job vacancy I accidently sent out last year, did you apply?). As we have always numbered such a tiny team and are becoming busier than ever, compiling and writing the newsletter became ‘a job too many’ and so was left by the wayside. Until now that is, so, welcome back!

Along with everyone else, we’ve found the last 18 months to be a time of tremendous difficulty and stress as well as one of growth and expansion. Thanks to you, our loyal customers; by always showing us your support and patience, we have truly flourished. We’ve carried out almost a full year of refurbishments, first the shop works last summer and then our wonderful new dispatch and stock warehouse very nearby which has been up and running successfully since spring. We have also been able to grow our team, welcoming Charlotte, our e-commerce coordinator, Ben (we call him Ben II) and Isabelle as shop support and order fulfilment. We’ve also said a brief goodbye to our darling Emily as she takes time off to have her baby and settle into her new house with her husband David. Kinga has stepped into her managerial role with sharp professionalism and aplomb, I’m acutely focused on sourcing and creating new stock exclusive to Pentreath & Hall and Ben P, with his ever-increasing practice of architects and interior decorators, beaver away across the road making the world a more beautiful place to live. 

It has been a slow but happy scene, watching the reawakening of our neighbouring shops and restaurants along Rugby and Lambs Conduit Streets. Sadly, we’ve lost a few neighbours along the way but the stirrings of builders in vacant units is always a promising sight and as I write this now, the weather has cleared. The tables are packed outside La Fromagerie and Noble Rot and the most favourable sound of cutlery clinking on china and long, low laughing floats up through my studio window, I wish I could join them.

We’d love you to stop by and say hello if you are passing. For now, we continue our restricted opening hours of 12 noon - 5pm, Tuesday to Friday. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the first of our regular newsletters where we’ll keep you updated on our newest finds and arrivals, firm favourites and cheerful reportings from our beloved Rugby Street in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury.

With warmest wishes,
Bridie.


This month our pop up shop opened its doors to Freya Walker. Freya is a London-based weaver who uses natural dyes and recycled and sustainable materials in the production of luxury handwoven textiles. Her aim is to celebrate handcraft, up-cycling and conscious consuming. All of her products are handmade, one-off pieces, asking customers to focus on buying quality over quantity.


We welcomed summer into our shop on Rugby Street.
Blue skies on Rugby Street.

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