Wroxham Barns has been part of the Norfolk community for 38 years and welcomes 150,000 visitors annually to its site, which is a mixture of Artisan Studios and Craft Centres, with catering facilities. Along with a Junior Farm and Fun Park, so has something for everyone! Like most businesses Wroxham Barns has had to adapt to the ever-changing pandemic, but, unlike most businesses, Wroxham Barns is pushing ahead and still growing even in such uncertain times.
Wroxham Barns has offered ladies fashion for many years in Gallery Clothing, which boasts many well-known brands like Seasalt, Marble Fashions, Joe Browns, Pomodoro, Alice Collins, Jessica Graaf, Grenouille, Lily & Me and more. Gallery Clothing has lots of regular and loyal visitors who shop there for their renowned personal service, hassle-free experience, avoiding all the usual high street hassle.
Whilst many businesses have been cutting costs, streamlining and even mothballing their operations to get through to the other side of the pandemic, the team at Gallery Clothing are pushing forward with an exciting new venture. They are using the time over lockdown to refocus and rebrand to create a dedicated area which will focus on Robell trousers. Robell is a brand well known for its style, comfort, fit and quality. The expansion will see the newly created Wroxham Robell Room become Norfolk’s largest and premier Robell retailer.
Offering a relaxed atmosphere, with a dedicated seating area, complimentary coffee and pastries, within the lovely setting of Wroxham Barns – along with fitting rooms that are open with measures in place to ensure they are Covid secure!
Julie Garner the owner of Everything Outdoor and Gallery Clothing, which has a branch at Holkham too says “We are so excited to expand this much-loved brand to Wroxham Barns, our customers have been asking for us to broaden the range, and after speaking to Robell, we were delighted to push this forward. Robell has been really helpful with their representative spending time instore so he could understand our customers. He then helped us to put together a broad offering to include customer favourites from Robell’s ‘Never Out Of Stock’ Customer on season stock range and an exciting order for next Spring.
It’s always scary expanding, especially in a pandemic, but we can’t sit back, we have to push forward, we have to keep things fresh and not just follow trends to ensure our valued shoppers have the best experience possible with us.”
Ulrik Godske owner of the Godske group who owns Robell commented that the “expansion was a bold move at what is a very tough time.” He went on to say “As a company, we have made a similar move in ensuring that we have not allowed the pandemic to compromise our design and quality or production. Our trousers are still made in our own factory and our commitment to ensuring that we continue to stock over 1 million pairs of trousers for our Customer in-season stock service means that we can support our retailers at this difficult time. We wish Julie and her staff well in their new venture.”
We cannot wait to re-open on 3rd December and hope to see lots of familiar faces, who we really miss!’
The Wroxham Robell Room opens from 2nd December and will have lots of fantastic introductory offers. Along with a chance to win one of 3 pairs of Robell trousers.
Wroxham Barns continues to invest in its site, recently completing a six-figure investment into its family Fun Park.