Henley Larder and FourState Join Forces in Duke Street

Henley Larder and FourState have merged their independent businesses into a single retail space, creating a hub for all things local and green! The Henley Larder, a deli showcasing local and artisanal products, and FourState, an eco-store with a commitment to sustainability, have joined forces to create a one-stop-shop for conscious consumers.

Zoe Ferreira, the owner of The Henley Larder, and Patrick Brown and Rob Kemp, the minds behind FourState, first connected through their window cleaner. After being introduced last year, the concept of merging their businesses came about in December; by January, the transition was in full swing. Zoe expressed her excitement, saying, “We both just went, yep, let’s do it. In a way, that’s been a lovely thing. January is such a strange old month for retail anyway, so it was lovely to have this to look forward to.”

The Henley Larder, which first opened in Bell Street in 2020, has moved across to FourState’s Duke Street location, where Zoe will now also run the shop’s cafe. The store offers a blend of The Henley Larder’s carefully curated local products alongside FourState’s eco-conscious range.

Discussing the collaboration, Zoe said, “Patrick and I started chatting about the life of independent shops, and Patrick came up with the idea of joining forces and doing a collaboration in this space. It’s such a great space and it lends itself to having us both in here together. We felt that our brands really complimented each other and both of us are passionate about the idea of making sure that the high street still has independents being heavily represented. This is an evolved way of making sure that happens when prices are quite high for rents, and we’re very excited.”

Patrick Brown echoed the enthusiasm, stating, “I’m super excited. It blended even better than I thought it was going to. I think in your mind, you have an idea, and then when you see it, it looks incredible. I’m excited for the next stages.”

Additionally, Gringo Loco, a Mexican food restaurant, is set to open upstairs this month, and will operate from Thursday to Sunday.

Zoe summed up the excitement, saying, “I think it’s brilliant – this little corner is representing independent business and food, and it couldn’t be better for the town.”


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