Naughty Mutt Nice | 67 Reading Road | HoT | RG9 1AX
Henley is without doubt a town that loves woofers. You can’t walk ten paces without being wagged at by a Westie or licked lovingly by a Labrador. Which is why Naughty Mutt Nice is the perfect shop for HoT. Be gone with you Pets At Home, we want the cosy independent feel that this pooch joint oozes. Organic dog shampoo, gourmet dog food, natural dog treats – this place is like the Waitrose of the dog world.
Flinging open it’s doors in 2009 this barking brilliant dog boutique was founded by local entrepreneur Aspen Weatherburn – and is now owned (since 2017) by dog groomer extraordinaire Karole Robertson. You can find it on the Reading Road Parade, next to Bluebells and Reids of Henley.
Need a few more wags in your life? Then take your pup here! It gets a sweet-smelling thumbs up from Love Henley Town.
www.naughtymuttnice.co.uk and follow them on Instagram @naughtymuttnice
To arrange an appointment or to speak to their friendly staff, please call 014915 76629.
The MAMA.DO Fashion Re:Boot Event was held on Friday 11th May 2018, and what an amazing vintage soiree it was. Some might say it had a Portobello Road vintage vibe about it, but the Brucie-bonus was that it was right here in Henley. There were around 30 stalls of vintage and designer pre-loved clothes and accessories. A Bar. Music. And a pancake stall. We loved it!
Reids of Henley | 75 Reading Road | HoT | RG9 1AX
Established in 1945, Ian Reid has shaped this family dry cleaning business into a slick marvellous machine of clothes cleaning brilliance. It helps that garment care and cleaning has always been at the heart of the Reid family. Ian’s grandmother, Violet, worked in a military uniform factory as a garment finisher – and his grandparents met when they worked in drycleaning shops in outer London. In the 60s they made their way to Henley-on-Thames, and decided to stick around.
Walking into the back bailiwick of Reids is like finding yourself in the gut of the beast. The staff work hard, and clearly know their ‘pressing, washing, folding’ onions. Even the Boss is hard at work, making perfect the Personal Valet Service customers’ clothes. Our intuition also tells us that Carrie Bradshaw would take great delight running her bony hands over some of the high fashion pieces that come in. And we remain tight-lipped when it comes to naming the plethora of politicians, celebrities, sportsmen, comedians, musicians and dancers that use Reids services on a day-to-day basis.
Services of note include the ‘Ozone treatment’ which uses a magical machine that takes the whiff out of whatever. The de-bobbiling of jumpers that have seen better days. The #breakingupwithplastic initiative that has been implemented this year. And the sheer care and attention that comes as part of the Reids ‘dedicated to perfection’ USP.
Put simply, Reids clean clothes for a town that loves to wear them. We for one are thankful – no one likes random nudes discombobulating Henley’s upper echelon.
Love Henley Town happily gives this business a huge (crease-free) hi-five!
Follow them on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram @reidsofhenley
Drifters Coffee House | 1 Duke St | HoT | RG9 1UR
A haven of hip in the middle of Henley-on-Thames. Brother and Sister-in-law duo Cam and Talia take two things seriously, and that is coffee and connections. They source their coffee from Coopers in Marlow. They have a collection of board games that will excite and delight Generation X and Xennials alike. You can feast on homemade bakes, daily specials, and the best waffles that have ever passed our lips. Plus the brews and the tunes are as delicious as they are smooth. This fantastic coffee shop is ‘their ode to a creative caffeinated community who want their coffee with a side of no fuss honesty from a brand that is homegrown’. Other plus points include a woof-tastic ‘dogs welcome’ policy – and the way they strive to be as ‘plastic-free’ as they possibly can be. A welcome relief to the chain coffee shops that have blighted Henley’s highstreet for years.
This little hub of hipster cool really is the cat’s pyjamas. We give it a Love Henley Town emoji-style thumbs up!
Follow them on Facebook | Instagram @drifterscoffeehouse