With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Cutlacks.
Explore Indie Cambridge - Cutlacks
While smart technology advances at lightning speed - Alexa, Hive and Echo becoming part of our vocabulary - there’s a growing number of us who yearn for the ‘Good Life’.
It’s a vision championed by friendly, family-run store Cutlacks, which has premises on Mill Road, Cambridge, and Forehill, Ely.
Welcoming customers for 20 years with the promise of “all that’s best in home and garden”, the company prides itself on helping people create their own home-grown products. The Cambridge store features a dedicated home brewing room, with a vast array of beer, wine and cider DIY kits. For gardening buffs, there’s a variety of seeds and plants, and even a couple of traditional fruit presses, available for hire.
With cooking for Christmas in mind, Cutlacks’ bakeware selection is a bestseller, offering essentials such as bread proving baskets, Nordic Ware bundt pans and Paul Hollywood pastry cutters. There’s kitchenware from innovative brand Joseph Joseph, fine Dartington crystal glasses, sleek Brabantia bins, luxurious bedding, and paints from Farrow & Ball, Designers Guild and eco-friendly Earthborn.
As impressive as the burgeoning product range, is staff expertise. At the Cambridge store, manager Lee Phillips, assistant manager Sam Whitelegg and colleagues have decades of experience. Why not pop in and put their knowledge to the test?
Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate via the comprehensive Indie Cambridge directory. It features hundreds of local traders, artists, makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Run by long-term residents with a true passion for all things indie, the site is packed with valuable insider knowledge of the local scene. And whoever you are - resident or visitor; whatever you search for, read about and choose to visit, you can be sure it’s independent!
Look out for the latest edition of Indie Cambridge's magazine, The Indie, out now - or read it online her
A celebration of the city’s best independent traders, venues and events