About Cooking Kneads
Cooking Kneads is situated in Shrewsbury at 3 Wyle Cop which has the longest stretch of independent shops in Britain!
Shrewsbury is a beautiful historic county town, the birthplace of Charles Darwin and sits on the Welsh border in the county of Shropshire. The main park (the Quarry) is home to the world’s oldest flower show and several other festivals including the ever-growing Food Fest. It is adjacent to the river Severn which loops around the town centre where there are over 650 listed buildings and an abundance of ‘shuts’, passages and cobbled streets. On the River Severn there are over seven bridges accessing the town which has numerous eating establishments providing an array of menus to suit everyone. As mentioned in the Guardian – Shrewsbury is one of the top 10 towns in the Country to visit.
Cooking Kneads is Shrewsbury’s only independent cookshop and 3 Wyle Cop has been the home of a cookshop for over 30 years. In 2015 Gill, a former employee launched Cooking Kneads and re-introduced trusted well known brands such as Le Creuset, Robert Welch, Wusthoff and Silverwood giving the shop a new lease of life.
The shop has had a facelift and in 2016 Cooking Kneads received a certificate of merit from the Shrewsbury Civic Society. Gill, a farmer’s daughter has always had a keen interest in cooking and started her career in the sports and hospitality sector. With more emphasis on the catering the opportunity arose to own her own restaurant – The Lutine Bell in Newport, Shropshire. Family life began to take over but later in life Gill was keen to return to the food industry and began helping her sister Sue with outside catering events. She also worked in a local Farm shop and learnt the art of Jam and Chutney making. The chance to own Cooking Kneads came about just at the right time!!
Retaining the experienced and loyal staff was key to being able to take on the business. Jane and Tracey are the main staff and both are keen cooks. They both worked for the previous 3 owners and prior to that Jane was employed in a commercial kitchen environment. They have, between them, over 35 years of valuable product knowledge. Rose, Kay and Jasmin complete the team and they all pride themselves on their exceptional customer service and friendly approach going that extra mile to fulfil your culinary requests!!
‘A must visit ‘ destination for chefs and keen cooks alike, Cooking Kneads often provides advice and sales to local businesses. The Lion and Pheasant, Henry Tudors, Loopy Shrew, to name just a few, are regular customers and Chris Burt from the Peach Tree uses locally produced Netherton Foundry pans and IOShen knives – helping to promote our shop.
Cooking Kneads boasts a truly enviable kitchen knife section of Global, IOShen, Victorinox, Wüsthof, Robert Welch and Kitchen Devils, as well as a fantastic stock range of cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, gadgets and textiles. In addition we are now the only stockist of EMMA BRIDGEWATER in Shrewsbury.
With a huge database of suppliers that special item can hopefully be sourced at Cooking Kneads. Unlike many cookshops we are always prepared to try and find that specific item you require and with a huge database of suppliers this is normally achievable.
A fantastic shop for all your cookery needs or ‘kneads’ and more!! Really friendly customer service, nothing is too much trouble! A real asset to the shopping experience in Shrewsbury, just allow yourself lots of time as there is so much to see!Marian Pusey
Fabulous independent cook shop where the staff are so helpful. Would recommend it to anyone. Their stock is varied and they are very knowledgeable. If you’re local or visiting the area definitely worth popping in.Tina Rushworth
Amazing shop….. great gadgets…. Gill and her team are really helpful!xShelley Anne