Honeysuckle is 45! Since 1978 the wholefood co-operative has enjoyed being at the heart of the high street in Oswestry, serving people who care about food, where it comes from and how we all impact the environment.

Started by four like-minded friends in the seventies the co-op structure has ensured that the people running the business work together on an equal footing. As people have come and gone over the years the current co-op members ensure that the shop is a happy hub of classic wholefood staples, organic fruit and veg as well as specialist dietary items and a refill service on eco friendly bodycare and cleaning products.

“Times do change but we hope that Honeysuckle is a constant, friendly presence in Oswestry offering really good food and genuine, caring service. So many of our customers have become friends and quite honestly it’s a joy to come to work!” said co-op member since 2016 Sarah Nelson.

Times have indeed changed since 1978, but many of the products Honeysuckle stock today have changed little since the day the shop opened. Oats, flours and grains are still packed and sold in huge quantities and many brands from the early days have also stood the test of time. In the late seventies original co-op member Thoby would drive to Corwen to collect vats of tahini and peanut butter from Meridian. Now it arrives in neat glass jars, but the quality of the product is still the focus for Honeysuckle.

So, here’s to the next 45 years of good food and good times for Honeysuckle.

Visit them at 53 Church Street Oswestry, call 01691 653 125 or find them on Instagram and Facebook: honeysucklewholefoods