The Crown Centre shopping.: Crown Centre.
At the further end of the high Street from the bus and train station, past the town clock, you will find on your left, the Crown Centre.
This is another car free, semi covered shopping centre and contains such shops as Safeways (Morrisons), Spencers - the indoor stall market, Pound Freeze, the Public Library, Council Offices - including the Regisry Office.
What to buy: Food, market produce, domestic items - marriage licence !
What to pay: Average Midlands prices.
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The Ryemarket shopping centre: Ryemarket.
Half way down Stourbridge High Street and on the left is the entrance to the Ryemarket.
Mostly under cover, such shops as Waitrose, W.H Smiths, Woolworths, Boots and Iceland are amongst the retail outlets here. There is also a coffee shop and cafeteria to 'keep the wolf from the door'.
The far entrance/exit comes out in Market Street where a multitude of specialist shops can be found. There is also another entrance/exit which comes out opposite the rear of the Talbot Hotel.
What to buy: Food, clothes, books, pharaceuticals, electrical. It's all here.
What to pay: Average prices for the Midlands.
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Merry Hill Shopping Centre: Merry Hell
The Merry Hill shopping centre was once one of the largest of it's kind, although its now been surpassed. It is still a vast complex of shops including all the usual favourites with a few specialist shops to add some variety.
The centre is best avoided in December as it is grid-lock in the car-parks and a rugby scrum round the shops.
Over the last few years a Farmers Market movement has grown up. Local artisan farmers and producers bring their wares and sell them direct to the public. The Stourbridge Farmers Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday am each month.
What to buy: Meat sold by the farmers , vegetables, farm produced cheese, eggs.