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The House Of Dough in Stony Stratford

The House Of Dough is a doughnut shop in Stony Stratford offering freshly baked doughnuts Wednesday to Saturday. We heard that a doughnut shop was opening in Stony Stratford a few weeks back and were instantly excited about the opening and of course to try some of the creations. It’s awesome to see another independent business on the high street. About The House Of Dough Situated in Swinfens Yard in Stony, The House Of Dough...

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The Patch MK – Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Milton Keynes

Do you remember Halloween as a kid? It was all about trick or treating – getting dressed up and heading out after school with your parents or friends and knocking on doors hoping someone would answer. The excitement of being given some goodies to put in your bucket and then discovering what you had when you got home was the best part of the year, apart from Christmas and birthdays, of course. This year, because...

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5 Independent Coffee Shops in Milton Keynes to try

5 Independent Coffee Shops in Milton Keynes We are always on the lookout for an independent coffee shop to try when we are out and about in Milton Keynes. Whether it’s when we’re having family time or if we are meeting friends, the search for an independent cafe is a must for us. The five coffee shops included in this article are based upon personal experiences of working in Central Milton Keynes and a couple...

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In the spotlight: Bar Bar Black Sheep

Who has missed their favourite cup of coffee from their favourite independent coffee shop? Yes, me too. Before lockdown, we were spoilt for choice in Milton Keynes with so many hidden gems serving great coffee. I did manage to find the coffee beans my local coffee shop use to brew at home but it’s not quite the same experience. It’s not just the coffee I miss, it’s the interaction with the people there and the...

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Eat Out to Help Out Milton Keynes

We’ve put together a list of businesses taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out Scheme’ in Milton Keynes so you can help support your local independents whilst enjoying some great grub with the family. How does the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Milton Keynes work? During August, Monday to Wednesday, people can take advantage of 50% off their bill, up to a maximum of £10 per person, which includes kids. The...

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5 ways to support small businesses during coronavirus

5 ways to support independent businesses during coronavirus It’s a very scary time for small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Business owners and workers are entering the unknown as they see a huge decline in customers. It’s more important than ever to support them and shop local. We wanted to provide some positivity for those business owners and workers in the small business industry by sharing some ways we can all help our local shops...

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Independent Shops in Milton Keynes

Independent shops and businesses in Milton Keynes Welcome to the latest independent mk showcase article, which introduces some independent businesses from in and around Milton Keynes. We continue our quest to champion and highlight the local independent shops in Milton Keynes as well as the different independent businesses in our area offering services and products to the local community. Here are the latest showcase introductions below so take a moment to read all about them,...

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Using Google to help grow your independent business

An introduction to Google My Business This blog post is for any independent business owner looking to grow the digital presence of their business with the help of Google My Business (GMB), a free business profile tool. Google My Business is a great platform for any independent business. Whether you are just starting out or you have been around for years, having a Google My Business listing has so many benefits. I’ve been a fan...

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Supporting local independents in Milton Keynes during the Super Bowl

On the first Sunday in February, the whole of America stops for a day to watch the Super Bowl. Families, friends and even strangers come together for a few hours to look at a screen with all these guys in pads and helmets run into each other trying to get a ball from one end of the field to the other. The hype, the occasion, the fanfare, the theatrics of it all seem a bit...