Winter of Independents

News — Winter of Independents


Support your local businesses!

We’re proud of the diverse range of shops we have at Cwmbran, and especially all of our small businesses who form an integral part of the Cwmbran community.

We wanted to shine a light on them in our Winter of Independents!


Independent Foods

Brown Bears Coffee House

Brown Bears Coffee House opened its doors on the 15th May 2019. A local family who are proud to be running their own Coffee House. They aim to leave you feeling Revived, Recharged and Relaxed whilst enjoying their quality beverages and delicious dishes.

Enjoy such treats as:
• Vegan Milkshakes and Smoothies
• Savoury and Sweet Crepes
• Luxury Hot Chocolate
• Deluxe Frappe
• Hand Made fresh Paninis

We’re loving the Christmas Deluxe range of drinks currently available at Brown Bears Coffee House!

Website & Facebook


Café Venetian
When visiting Café Venetian, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of hot meals as well as their all-day breakfast! Or why not treat yourself to a tea or coffee and a choice from their selection of mouth-watering gateaux’s and patisseries, including some gluten-free cakes, many of which are baked locally in south Wales.


Caspian Fish Restaurant
A family run restaurant and take-away offering a wide range of traditional fish dishes all prepared fresh to order. They pride themselves n their fish, potatoes, pies and eggs all being sourced from local Welsh suppliers.
Website & Facebook


A local place to eat, specialising in Cod & Chips. Whether it’s sitting in or taking out. Fresh food cooked to order with friendly service and competitive prices.


Chans Noodle Bar
Chan’s Noodle Bar and Chinese takeaway opened in July 2016 and is currently operating a takeaway and delivery service.
Website & Facebook


Douglas Willis
Douglas Willis founded the business in 1940 when he opened a butcher’s shop in Old Cwmbran. Douglas has carried this ethos through for nearly 70 years instilling it in his son David, and grandsons Sean, Peter and Greg. Due to his beliefs of how meat should be produced, Douglas Willis decided to raise livestock so that he would have the ability to produce meat from pasture to plate.
Douglas Willis’s long-term goal has always been to provide high quality locally produced meat to a sustainable customer base ensuring loyalty and satisfaction from everyone he serves.
Today, you can not only buy your meat to take home but there is also the Food to Go which offers a whole host of freshly prepared meals, the noodle bar and the chargrill bar.

Enjoy great food this Christmas, take a look at what is available at Douglas Willis HERE.
Website & Facebook


Millington’s Cafe and Coffee Lounge
High quality products served in a warm, welcoming and relaxing environment.
They source many of their products locally, such as an independent roast in Bristol (Clifton Coffee), and most of their delicious cakes are handmade in Ebbw Vale.

Why not take a look and treat yourself to something off their new Festive menu?


Mr Chippy
Traditional Fish & Chip Takeaway and Restaurant. They are now serving Turkey and Stuffing to eat in or take away!



Established in 1959, Rabaiotti’s has been in its current location since 1960. If you enjoy traditional home cooked food, then this is a place to try. This café/restaurant offers a wide range of quality home cooked meals and desserts for all the family, at very reasonable prices. In addition to the standard menu a selection of “Specials” are available daily.


Independent Gifts

Cane and Able
Cane and Able are an independent gift shop established in 1987, selling a wide range of quality gifts.


Card Value
Card Value offers a selection of cards and gifts for a range of occasions. They also have banners, wrapping paper and a large range of balloons for all occasions.


Beacon Christian Books
Beacon Christian Books is a religious book store that stock a wide range of greeting cards and both new and previously owned books as well as crafts and gifts.


An independent card and gift store established in 2013 and specialising in contemporary designs with a nostalgic twist.


Sin City Comics

Your number one stop for all things comics, cards, merchandise, hobby and much much more!

Website & Facebook


Independent Clothing, Jewellery & Bags

AG Meek
A G Meek is almost unique. An independent shoe shop in major Cities and Town Centres. We stock many top-quality brands plus exciting products you will not find in multiple shops. Whether you are looking for shoes with matching handbag for that special occasion or the latest fashion trends come and take a look.
Website & Facebook


Pretty Miss
Established in 1960, Pretty Miss is a school uniform shop located in the same location of where it first started.
Website & Facebook

The Wardrobe
The Wardrobe was established in 1987 in Cardiff, by Mr Manuel Lima & Mr Robert Porter. 1989 saw the opening of the second shop open in Newport Town centre with the Cwmbran store following in 2011.
Website & Facebook

Luggage and Bags
Stocking a wide range or the latest trend handbags, luggage and other accessories for every occasion.


Jeffries Fine Jewellers
Jeffries Jewellers opened their first store in Newport in 1989 following this they opened their Cwmbran store in 2014. They strive to offer a great selection of jewellery from one of a kind engagement rings to pre-owned jewellery and also world-famous brands like Clogau, Nomination and Ti Sento.
Website & Facebook 


Jordan Jewellery Design
Established in 1999, this family owned studio workshop has celebrated over 20 years in cwmbran Centre.
They have an on-site workshop, they not only offer a design commission service but additionally offer repairs and alterations, such as simple chain repairs and ring size alterations to stone setting and complete restorations.


Independent Specialists

Cwmbran Acupuncture
Offer a wide range of traditional Chinese treatments.
All of their practitioners are well qualified, trained in both TCM and Western Medicine. All of them have degrees from the Traditional Chinese Medical University in China and have many years of experience in treating various health problems.


Cwmbran Fancy Dress
Cwmbran Fancy Dress has been established in Cwmbran for over 10 years! Supplying party costume for all occasions.
Website & Facebook


Good Hemp
A small family run business based in Cwmbran. They first started in hydroponics and quickly found ourselves selling CBD products. They know specialise in selling American Candy alongside a range of Hemp Goods and RAW Papers & Accessories

Website & Facebook Page


K&J Crafts
Craft Shop with over 30 years in Haberdashery and Craft. Stocking all kinds of craft products including buttons, embroidery, haberdashery & cake accessories as well as a wide range of Knitting Yarns & Knitting Patterns. Pop in to store to see what you may find.
We’re adoring these beautifully festive fabrics that they have in store this December!

Website & Facebook


Moti bring you the best brands in specialist running shoes, gear and triathlon equipment.
Their selection criteria is simple; functional, technical and stylish. Whether you like bright and bold or understated and classic, our range includes highly technical and loose-fitting kit. Our apparel looks fantastic, and everything we sell will help both your run comfort and performance.
Website & Facebook


Spare Key Shoe Repairs
Spare Key Shoe Repairs Cwmbran is a key cutter providing services throughout Gwent who offers lock repairs and key cutting services.


Taylor Made Alterations

Taylor Made Alterations has 20+ years’ experience, originally located in the Market Village they can now be found in the Upper Parade. They offer clothing alterations and repairs as well as alter Curtains and soft furnishings. They also offer embroidered personalisation gifts such as memory cushions and Personalised gifts for any occasion.

They have a great selection of Christmas Stockings and Sacks which can be personalised in store!


At Vapourlicious Cwmbran their aim is to bring their customers the best vaping products and flavours available in the UK.


Independent Hairdressers, Barbers and Beauty

Cwmbran Barbers

Cwmbran Hair and Beauty Express
Facebook Page

Guy Christian
Guy Christian award-winning salons deliver professional, cutting edge hairstyling, colouring and beauty services.
Facebook & Website

Michelle Hair Design
Offering a wide variety of styling & treatments and a stockist of the best retail products as well as Wedding, Prom & Graduation Hair packages available.

Style Barbers
Traditional Kurdish and Turkish Barber

The Hair and Beauty Parade
Hair and Beauty Salon located in The Upper Parade.

Hollywood Nails
A local nail salon with friendly staff that have experience of over 13 years.

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