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Businesses and services

Here is a snapshot of businesses and services, such as plumbers, which visitors and residents might find useful. We haven't included everyone, and shops are opening and closing all the time, but it should give you a good idea of what's available locally.

Recently bank branches have been closing - it's a nationwide trend. Barclays, HSBC, and Lloyds still have a presence in Great Malvern, but those able will need to trudge up to the top of Church Street. Lloyds also has a sub branch in Malvern Link. There is now no bank in Barnards Green, but there is a cash machine, and some banking transactions can be made at the Post Office.

Click for a note about car parking

Community Action

If you don't drive, and public transport is difficult, you might be able to obtain help from the Malvern and District Community Action (volunteer) Car Service.

Telephone 01684 892381

Hall Green, Malvern

Active Tutoring Company offering one to one maths coaching to help children pass exams. Click link above for details.

Barnards Green Malvern

Click for a tour of Barnards Green shops

Pay and display car park

Barnards Green Hardware and DIY (now in alley next to fish and chip shop)

Blue Cross charity pet store (replaced hardware shop)

Bradfords (builders merchant in Pickersleigh Road)


The Cheeseboard

Cold Chef

Colston bakeries


Fish (wet)

Fish and Chips

Funeral director

Furniture shop

Just So (gifts and embroidery materials)

Lloyds TSB bank (closing)

Lloyds chemist

One Stop shop

Pet grooming - at new Veterinary practice (opposite Post Office)

Sub Post Office



Sweet shop

Tesco Expresss (in Pickersleigh Road opposite Prospect View medical centre).

Travel agent

Two betting shops

Various take-away food outlets

Great Malvern

Main car parking at Waitrose, and the Splash in Priory Road

Abbey hotel

Barclays bank

Boots, chemist

Bran Tub (health foods)

Brays (clothing, dress hire, shoes and luggage)

Caffe Nero

Costa Coffee

Clark's shoes

Elts shoes

First Paige (printers)

Gordon Smith's (fabrics and household goods)

Great Malvern hotel

Henry's Cafe

HSBC bank, now the main branch since the sub branches in Barnards Green, Malvern Link and Upton upon Severn have been closed


Lloyds bank on Belle Vue Terrace

Lyttleton Well Christian resource centre, bookshop and cafe

M & Co (ladies clothing)

Murrays chemist, also sells health products

Nationwide building society

Carpet shop

Post Office (Thornton's chocolates outlet)

Railway station (Great Malvern), in Avenue Road

Santander bank

Stitch45, Sewing Centre (near Bray's in Worcester Road)

Waitrose (with parking, coffee shop and home delivery service)

Wilkinson Home and Garden store (previously Coop)

WH Smith

Various estate agents, coffee bars and restaurants

Malvern Shopping Park

Click for website and latest list of shops

Roman Way

Previously named Madford Retail Park.

Plenty of car parking, though can be busy at peak times. Time was limited to 3 hours at Morrisons, check for latest.

Click for general views of the Malvern Shopping Park on the Short History of Malvern web page.

Bus stop

There is a bus stop on the east side of the Morrisons Supermarket. The frequent 44 bus service goes south into Great Malvern and north to Worcester. You can change at Worcester bus station for eg Pershore, Evesham, Droitwich, Birmingham and the Worcester Royal Hospital.

You can catch the frequent service 38 from the bus station to the hospital.

Some 44 buses go on to County Hall and the Worcester Woods Country Park where you can get a coffee in the cafe and then walk a few hundred yards to the hospital.

As of November 2017 a few 44 buses from Malvern were going direct to the Worcester Royal Hospital; check timetable for latest info.


Shops include:


Boots the chemist (instore printing of photos, and passport photo booth)

In 2017 new shop units were being built on the car park next to Boots.

The units are to be occupied by Specsavers, Costa Coffe and Mountain Warehouse.

Shoe shop

Caffe Nero (new outlet next to Marks & Spencer)

Carphone Warehouse

County Building Supplies (bathrooms and plumbing supplies) behind M&S

Dorothy Perkins has closed and in 2017 the premises next to Matalan has become:

Pets4Home, offering dog grooming etc, and veterinerary services


Marks & Spencer





New Look

Pound Stretcher


Wilson's pet shop


and nearby,

Countrywide Farmers (also branches in Upton and Ledbury)

Greggs bakery shop on roundabout

Malvern Link

The footfall in Malvern Link has declined considerably with the opening of the retail park and parts of the main street are not as smart as some other parts of Malvern. Many of the shops are now either take-aways, restaurants or hairdressers, but amongst them you will find for example Colston's bakery; Lidl supermarket; Francis, a premier furniture store, and B&Q.

Car parking at Victoria park is free

B&Q DIY store (previously Focus) large car park.

BP Sunny Lodge petrol station

Colston's bakery, opposite zebra crossing, also in Newtown Road and Spring Lane

Coop supermarket

Delice adDelice bakery

Located in Albert Park Road


Tuesday - Saturday

7:30 am to 4:00 pm

see advert opposite

Excel Double Glazing, Spring Lane Industrial Estate

Express TV, also sells white goods (eg washing machines)

Fish and Chips

Francis (carpets, bedding and furniture in three stores)

John Pugh hairdresser

Handyman House (opposite B&Q)

Harper's Bazaar (outdoor clothing and government surplus)

Hills Ford, sales and servicing, Newtown Road 

Leach, M Jeweller at Link Top (agent for Seiko clocks)

Lidl supermarket

Locksmith (located behind Excel)

Lloyds Bank

Malvern Electrical Wholesale, the unit with blue doors in Howsell Road

(you can get 40W SES oven bulbs there)

Margaret Fox, supplies for flower arrangers, Spring Lane Industrial Estate


Business cardMiller's Tyre Centre

Spring Lane Industrial Estate. See business card opposite.

Very helpful; note no longer sells car batteries

Murrays chemist,  branch specializes in aids for the disabled (near traffic lights)

Pet Link, pet supplies, in Newtown Road (previously Arthur Evans)

Plumb Center, plumbing supplies, on Spring Lane Industrial Estate

Railway station (Malvern Link)

Screwfix, Betony Road, WR14 1GS

Seward Joinery, Spring Lane, next to Miller's Tyre Centre

St Richard's Hospice charity shops

Sub Post Office (including newspapers and gifts)

Texaco petrol

Travis Perkins (builder's merchant in Howsell Road)

Pickersleigh  Road Shops

Hi Q tyre and autocare franchise operated by PJ Nicholls, Petrol, and Spar shop.

General store with Sub Post Office

Fish and chips


Bluebell, Guarlford Road

Green Dragon, Guarlford Road

J D Wetherspoon, The Foley Arms

Nags Head, Moorlands Road

Plough and Harrow, Rhydd Road (currently closed, and for sale)

Red Lion, St Anne's Road

Three Horseshoes, Poolbrook Road

Unicorn, Worcester Road





General store



Aids for the elderly

 - Murray's the chemist, at corner of Pickersleigh Road traffic lights

- OTS Ltd, Worcestershire Independant Living Centre, Spring Lane North

Curtains ad



Curtains, made to measure

see advert opposite


Buckingham House Practice, Graham Road, Great Malvern

Electrical Contractor

Prosser Electrical

New installations, industrial, domestic, agricultural and maintenance

Woodsfield Orchard,

Jennet Tree Lane,

Madresfield WR13 5BE

Tel/Fax 01905 831001

Heating services

Heating Maintenance Services, Malvern Link

Central heating servicing and boiler replacement


Robert Perry

Bespoke joinery and property maintenance; see website below for full details and contact information.

Website: www.rp-joinery.com


Graham Road, Great Malvern

Medical Centres

Prospect View, off Pickersleigh Road roundabout

Whiteacres, Malvern Link


Miller's Opticians  (also cataract follow up) Church Street, Great Malvern


Malvern Community Hospital and Minor injuries unit (close to Malvern Link fire station) barrier controlled car park.

Business cardLocksmith

Mark Morgan

Based next to Excel in Spring Lane Malvern Link

Tel 01684 567070

(details opposite, click to enlarge)


Advert for plumber, Justin TwiggPlumber

David Twigg, Guarlford

Justin Twigg, Ledbury

(details opposite, click to enlarge)


Andrew Bird, Poolbrook

AR Sneddon and sons, Cotheridge


The Avenue Veterinary Practice, Avenue Road

See also Guarlford website for some other local businesses

Plumber's merchants

County Building Supplies, behind M&S

Plumb Center, Sparrowhawk Close, off Betony Road, Enigma Business Park

PTS (Plumbing Trade Supplies) Unit 6, Betony Road, Enigma Business Park

Screwfix, Betony Road, WR14 1GS

Click for street map of the Enigma Business Park

Hotels (out of town)

Around the corner from Screwfix, you will find the Malvern Spa Hotel, and the Premier Inn which is approached by a road that runs down the side of the Malvern Spa (location marked 15 on the street map).

You will find another Premier Inn in Worcester next to the Cricket Ground.

Casualties of the recession

There have been quite a few changes on the high street since the financial crisis of 2008. Some businesses have changed hands, some have moved, some like Beacon Books and Severn Office Systems have sadly ceased trading, and some have gone bust.

Change is always happenning on the high street, but it has seemed more rapid in recent years. Here are some units we have particularly noticed have gone:-

ACE Kitchens, Barnards Green

Barnards Green Off Licence, now occupied by furniture shop

Beacon Books

Bicknells garage, Pickersleigh Rd, now PJ Nicholls and Hi Q Tyres

Brooklyn garage, Malvern Link, replaced by flats

Country Meals (butchers, once good for sausages and speciality meals)

Cridland and Walker's shop in Church St. There had been a butcher's there for more than one hundred years. (Business moved to Malvern Link)

Focus DIY, now B&Q

Foley Hotel, now Wetherspoon's

Greengrocer Church St

Branches of HSBC bank at Barnards Green, Malvern Link and Upton upon Severn,

Lloyds Bank, Barnards Green

Julian Graves, Church St

Mobile phone shop, Edith Walk

Pepper and Oz

Sub Post Office at Poolbrook

Severn Office Systems

Shop selling cards and Thornton's chocolates

Somerfield/Coop, previously International Stores, Edith Walk (now Wilkinson)

Superdrug, Church St, now Costa Coffee

Time outdoors, Church St

Woolworths, Church St, now Iceland