Neal’s Yard Remedies closes after 10 years in Dorchester

Neal’s Yard Remedies, based down the far end of Tudor Arcade in Dorchester announced that it was to close on Saturday, February 3.

The health shop that provided a range of vitamins, supplements and healthy items had been a mainstay down the arcade since it opened back in April 2014. 

The shop also offered a range of therapies including Indian head massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, and pedicures.

Products from the shop were made locally, with the firm’s factory based in Gillingham, Dorset.

Dorchester’s town centre has been hit with a number of closures of long standing shops and businesses in recent times, with Clinton’s Cards, M&Co. and Ambience all shutting their doors since 2022. 

Phil Gordon, project director of the Dorchester BID, said he was sad to see the shop close, but believes Tudor Arcade to be a ‘prime location’ and expects the shop to be empty for ‘a short time.’

Mayor of Dorchester, Cllr Alistair Chisholm said: “I’m sorry to hear of another shop closing- it’s always sad to see. 

“There have been some fairly profound changes in terms of habits to shopping, especially with online services and next day deliveries. 

“We do have to reinvent the town centre, whilst also making the most of what we’ve got and try and bring in something new and exciting for the town,” he added.

Neal’s Yard Remedies have been approached for comment.


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