Our story...



Where is Spencer Thorn?

We're based in Bude, a town we love on the North Cornish coast. This is where we run both our shop and our website from.


 lovely isn't it?!                                            and here's where it started...



Now... Exactly who are we?

We're a long established family run business (founded in 1921) with both third and fourth generation members of the same Spencer Thorn family still at the helm.


 here's a little of our lovely shop...



We've been sourcing and selling Gifts for Everyone for a very long time and hopefully it shows! In July 2012 we decided the time had come to share all the wonderful great value gifts we love so much with more than just the people who live in or visit our lovely town so we launched our Online Store!


So... Now you know where we are and what we're about...

Meet the team!

At the helm are Chris and Sarah Pringle

  • Interesting fact about Chris: Chris is a former operations manager for both Hackett and Thomas Pink, now a happy store and website owner.
  • Interesting fact about Sarah: Sarah is the Granddaughter of the founder of Spencer Thorn.
  • Interesting mutual fact about Sarah and Chris: They're a husband and wife team with two adult children, an American Cocker Spaniel, a Cavalier King Charles and a website in common.


  meet the family:                                        and our mascots:



And finally... meet the Crew!

  • Lin, Denise, Becky, and Rosie all work part time in the shop
  • Cal and Alice both work in the shop as well as coordinating the website and social media side of Spencer Thorn!


So that's us... Hope you enjoy your shop!

Spencer Thorn trades as Spencer Thorn Limited, trading from Registered Office: Spencer Thorn Limited, Belle Vue,  Bude , Cornwall , EX23 8JS. Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 8011892. VAT No. 1439277 52.