New ownership of the Buttermarket

Newark’s Buttermarket and Royal Exchange is now owned and managed in partnership by Newark and Sherwood District Council and Newark Town Council.

A phased plan of action is underway that will initially see activity and life brought back in the buildings. We will also be undertaking some refurbishments and repairs.

We see the iconic buildings as playing a major and strategic role in boosting the town’s retail, cultural and leisure offer.

Our plans

A number of new shops are opening in the Buttermarket in the short term (3 to 6 months) giving local and new ‘start-up’ enterprises a central high street position to enjoy. This will create a busy and vibrant atmosphere in the Buttermarket giving us time to formulate our longer term plans.

The Newark Buttermarket welcomes acapella singers!

Saturday 15 June 2019 at 1pm

Local singing group ‘Ain’t What You Do’ has volunteered to entertain shoppers and visitors with an eclectic range of acapella harmonies.

Choir members live locally and would like to support the town centre and new businesses in the Buttermarket.   

Temporary shop units (up to 12 week lease) in Newark Buttermarket

We have a space within the food quarter and Unit 28 is also currently free. We welcome start-up enterprises and retail, makers and crafters and any local business in need of temporary space.

Please contact Lee Robinson in the first instance for more information on 01636 655821.

Welcome to our new Buttermarket businesses

Ground Floor

Beau & Brooke

For fabulous home interiors and accessories. Shabby Chic and Vintage Style products that you will not find everywhere on the high street!

Contact Joanne Coops by email or call 07866 680 179. Follow Beau & Brooke on Facebook

The Scented Home Gifts

Vintage bath and body boutique selling a range of handcrafted vegetarian and vegan soaps and bath bombs, cosmetics, candles and gifts.

For the latest news and details of our product range please follow The Scented Home on Facebook

Loafe Clothing

Loafe clothing - created by artists, worn by game changers

Visit Loafe clothing

Life Through a lense

Photographer Bob Harvey-Jenner

Hi, I'm Bob Harvey-Jenner and here at Life Through A Lense. I love photographing people whether it be headshots for professionals, portraits or family sessions. I pay the same great attention, caring about my clients and the way they want the world to see them.

Contact Bob Harvey-Jenner by email or call 07847 589 413

Forever Flowers Ceramics

Hi I am Edit, and I originate from Hungary, although I have made Newark my new home. I sell the most beautiful hand-made ceramic flowers , hand-made by my own family back home in Hungary.

I have a successful business and love doing events and supporting Newark Market! My flowers are beautiful and last forever, they brighten up and room. I have created a fantastic customer base, and look forward to my year ahead.

Email Edit Doma or call 07718228390

Boo Barn Boxes

Amanda and Vikki make quirky handmade goodies from quality reclaimed wood. Items include dog lead boards, picture boards, bottle opener boards, candle holders and personalised boards.

We do everything ourselves and no product is the same. Great for personalised gifts or fun home decoration.

Email or call 07825 776 256 or like Boo Barn Boxes on Facebook

Handmade Jewellery and Accessories by Kate Marvell


Wooly Wotnots

I'm Julie the owner of Wooly Wotnots. I am a fibre artist who lives in Newark. I started felting in January 2018 after my daughter bought me a small kit for Christmas, and now I'm well and truly hooked. I can usually be found every Friday in the Crafty Quarter on Newark Market, and I also have a stall on the monthly Artisan market.

You will be able to see my work in the Buttermarket each week Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. 

Email Julie Webster or call 07399483943. Follow Wooly Wotnots on Facebook

Why Lizzi Was Late....

My name is Lizzi Rose and I love to paint what I'm feeling and photograph the beauty that surrounds us every day. Everywhere I look I see a picture and feel inspiration, so when the moment arises I have to act on it!

I'm lucky enough to have Balderton Lake on my doorstep, and mother nature ensures that it never ceases to amaze me and that I never tire of photographing what it has to offer. I also enjoy photographing the beautiful English countryside, the austere Scottish highlands and peaceful beaches.

Email Lizzi on or call 07790235904. Follow Why Lizzie Was Late on Facebook

The Soup Dwagon

We are The Soup Dwagon. We offer a mobile catering experience providing a range of rustic home-made soups with locally sourced ingredients. We have a five star hygiene rating and can offer healthy take-way options at part of the council’s HOT scheme.

Call us on 07952 926504 or like The Soup Dwagon on Facebook

Rhodes Annals Designs

Chamiah Goulbourne


M J Roberts Studios

Local freelance artist offering pet memorials and landscapes also lessons and workshops.

Contact Mel Roberts on 07966 455 518 or visit

Gilded Raven

Information coming soon..

LetsXscape cafe

We are 'letsxcape together' a family and friends orientated board gaming and events cafe in association with letsXcape the escape rooms at Kelham Hall.  On offer is hosted board gaming along with coffees and teas as well as savoury grazing pots.

We hope locals and visitors will pop in and check out our services and maybe grab a bargain as we are offering new discounted games to buy as well.

By Tonya Art and Photography Studio

I am a creative minded and family orientated person. I have studied both art and photography and enjoy experimenting with mixed media.  My tudio is open to everyone whether it be one person to a whole family.

As a mother I have some experience around children with additional needs and would like to offer extra time to families with special and additional needs so that they are comfortable and ready to go in front of the camera.

In time I am hoping to offer themed photos shoots.

Contact Tonya Glennester on 07508 953 802 or visit

Eco Yabber

Visit Eco-yabber

Contact Emily Slann by email

Posh frocks for tiny tots

For children’s handmade clothing. Outfits for children made with love and care. Bespoke christening gowns also designed from your wedding gown to create a new family heirloom.

Contact Kathryn Barker by email or call 07947 126 815. Follow Posh frocks for tiny tots on Facebook

Halo Crafts

Email Lorraine Ransford

Can Doo

Information coming soon...

Red Farm Fabrics and Crafts

Selling beautiful fabrics and handmade crafts.

Contact Jo Parker by email or call 07806 608 550. Follow Red Farm Fabric and Crafts on Facebook

Holistic Hideaway 

Email Rachel Payne

Lily Rose Cakes and Catering

My name is Caroline Leverett and I'm the owner of Lily Rose Cakes and Catering. Through a relaxed and friendly consultation together, we can design the perfect cake or menu for your occasion. Specialising in high quality cake and catering solutions, I offer a tailored approach to bring a unique and creative perspective that will delight you and your guests.

Email or call 07595535599. Follow Lilly Rose Cakes and Catering on Facebook

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