Bagatelle Toys

Bagatelle Toys | 63 Bell Street | Henley-on-Thames | RG9 2BA
We’d be as bonkers as a box of frogs if we didn’t include this old school shop in our celebration of Henley-on-Thames! Today, Bagatelle is as important to the little folk of our lovely Thames-side town as it was thrilling to those of us back in the eighties. Of course, times have changed. Gone from the shelves are the Mr Frosty Machines, Fisher Price Yellow Teapots and He-Man figures. Instead a new wave of trends and fun stuff fill the aisles.
A big play-doh covered hi-five to the staff. They are very friendly, and more than happy to deal with little customers and their fists full of loose change. Hey Bagatelle, don’t go changing. We love you just the way you are!

Naughty Mutt Nice

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.  and follow them on Instagram @naughtymuttnice


To arrange an appointment or to speak to their friendly staff, please call 014915 76629.

Reids of Henley

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

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