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Local Businesses

There are a number of shops and businesses in Gosforth, and this page devotes a small section to each. This section will be developed further in the next few months - local businesses are welcome to contact us for inclusion

Pro-tector - products for discerning Trekkers

Rucksack Covers / Protectors - As recommended by airlines.

Pro-Tector Create Quality Travel Accessories Designed by a Backpacker for Backpackers.

The Business was formed by Rob Steele for two reasons

1)After having several Good rucksacks destroyed whilst travelling, particularly when flying, and having tried other products on the market with varying degrees of disappointment, I then Designed and Tested the current range of rucksack Pro-tector bags for rucksack security, I have now spread into other Quality Travel Accessories that I found difficult to find elsewhere including travel wallets, money belts and trekking pole bags. All our goods are designed by a Backpacker for practical use Not only by Backpackers but for Anyone Travelling.

2)Because of my Love for Nepal I have All our products made and quality checked thereand now that my products are starting to sell in some volume, I am Happy to report that I have been able to start to support Some of the less fortunate people in Nepal my contributing to – A charity that strives to actively promote and facilitate educational opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized children in Nepal by working at a grass-roots level

For more information about our rucksack covers, trekking pole bags, travel wallets or money belts please browse the website and If you can't find the answer to your question then please feel free to send me an email.

Click here for the Pro-tector website.

Guy Newbold Computer Repairs

Guy Newbold PC repairs and computer problem solving based in Gosforth, but happy to travel locally.

With over 12 years of experience we can fix, solve and sort any pc problems you have.

Virus removal, pc speed ups, hardware problems and software problems, broadband issues, printer problem etc.... just email on or on 01946728760

Gosforth Taxis , Tel:01946 725308 or mobile 07774 868579

Airport and Contract work ; Cars, 6 seater people carrier and 8 seater minibus available. Clean reliable service at friendly prices

from reliable locals who know the area.

Beck Place Services, Tel:01946 725790

All sorts of motor repairs undertaken, open 5 days a week. On Beck Place in the centre of the village.

Riverside Garage, Holmrook, Tel:01946 724228

The other local garage, just outside the village, but he looks after my car so he deserves a mention. Open 5 days plus Saturday morning

Gosforth Nursery, Tel:01946 725800

Provides all year round full day care and education for babies and children from 4 months of age. Opening hours 7.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before and after school clubs for primary school children and holiday clubs during school holidays.

Click here for the Nursery website.

Robinsons & Co, Chartered Accountants, Tel:01946 725808

Based at The Old Forge, Beck Place in the middle of the village, Robinson's team, can look after all your accounting needs. Also agents for Furness Building Society. Fax and Photocopying facilities available. Open Monday to Thursday, 9-5, Friday 9-4.45, and Saturday 9.30-12

Mill Garage, Calderbridge, Tel:01946 841413

Just off the main road in Calderbridge, Mill Garage has a petrol filling station, and also carries out car and lawn mower repairs. In addition they have an amazing selection of lawn mowers. Open Monday to Friday 8 to 5.30, and Saturday 9 to 12

Click here for the Mill Garage website

Gosforth Pottery, Tel:01946 725296

Locally made pottery for sale, plus a selection of goods by over 20 potters in earthenware, stoneware and raku. Mugs, jugs, vases, plates, bowls, garden pots in all sizes and shapes. Pottery classes also available, for both amateur and experienced potters. The local Visitor Information Centre is situated here too. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Click here for the Pottery website.

Perfectly Planted , Tel:01946 725473

We now have a shop in Gosforth catering for floral requirements which include:

Birthdays and Special Occasions
General Bunches of Flowers

Planters and hanging baskets are also available to buy and can be prepared to your requirements, Bedding plants will be available from May.

Click here for the website.

Gosforth Bakery

The place to queue for fresh bread, cakes and pies, very popular at lunchtimes. You can also sample the pies at some local pubs. Personally run by Gill Unsworth. Open Monday to Thursday, 8.30-5, Friday 8.30-3

Lakeland Habit, Tel:01946 725232

Newsagents, Sweets, Cigarettes, Video hire, cards and stationery, grocery, vegetables, and post office - all in one. Newsagents Shop, Grocery and General Store, open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sunday


Floor Coverings Cumbria, Tel:01946 725552

Hardwood flooring, laminates, carpets and vinyls; free home consultation. Shop now moved to Beck Place - open Monday to Friday, 3-6p.m., Saturday 10-1

HSBC Bank, Tel:08457404404

The only Bank in Gosforth, open Monday to Friday, 9.30-4.30. And it has a cash machine

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