HENRYS OF MORETON
From Coast to Country
We are a family run business whose inspiration for Henry’s of Moreton sprung from our passion for the countryside, the coast and our Golden Retriever Henry! We moved to the Cotswolds fifteen years ago to the small village of Todenham and from there our love of village pubs, Sunday walks and all things ‘country’ began. Rather than children coming along, we got a child of sorts in Henry, our seven year old Golden Retriever in 2008. Holidays abroad became less frequent and we fell in love with Flushing in Cornwall. Henry became a fan of the sea and the skipper’s treats on the taxi boats around Falmouth.
In 2012 we had an opportunity to move to the coast and set up home in Dorset. We fully engaged in coastal life, sea swimming, boating and fishing. Henry became adept at chasing oyster shells and stealing the odd Frisbee or ball from local children and holiday makers!
In 2014 we realised that whilst we were now committed sea lovers, the call of the countryside, the Cotswolds in particular and all the wonderful friends we had made there, had become very strong and we decided to make the move to ‘come home’.
Being a Professional Golfer ‘by trade’ Neil had run many shops and having once been the professional at Chipping Norton Golf Club, had become friends with some of the members who happened to be jockeys and trainers. Running a business that combined all things country, with a nod to the coast, our love of dogs and horses (and Debbie’s unashamedly desire for tweed, stripy tops & sail cloth jackets) had been a concept we had both secretly harboured for many years…
We envisaged a shop where people could share our love of land and sea, browse and buy beautiful country and coastal clothing, where quality and craft matters. Whether it is an outfit for the races, a shooting jacket, a cosy dog walking fleece or a Quba Sails gilet for an English coastal get away, we wanted our Coast to Country shop to be able to provide it.
So, in March 2015 when 1 Oxford Street came to our attention, the journey of designing and starting up Henry’s of Moreton began. We believe that Moreton in Marsh is a beautiful quintessential Cotswold’s market town, which deserves to have a quality clothing shop which celebrates everything the countryside has to offer. We want to develop our business with the input of local people so please feel free to share your experiences of the countryside, love of the sea and let us know of brands and items that you would like to see us stock.