Welcome to the Centre of the Glass Universe!

Breaking News!

We reopened on Tuesday June 15 but have kept quiet about it as we need to familiarise ourselves with the New Order.

Gold-sticker._20cm_72 We’ve decided to close on Mondays but will be open all other days… at least until we’ve got a better idea.


We won’t be offering teas & coffees, as we did previously, for obvious reasons.

The shop is rammed with great glass, none of it new. Our stock spans c1750 – 2000, with hardly anything priced over £200.

If in doubt give us a shout; 01797 226600.

‘The Decanter, Ancient to Modern’
released from captivity!


The Decanter, Ancient to Modern, Cover

Glass Etc. is Britain’s largest antique & vintage glass shop. Run by Helen & Andy McConnell, the principal shop is housed within a former Salvation Army chapel, with an adjacent exhibition gallery.

Our stock is vast, though not all on view. Drawing on Andy’s collection of around 25,000 pieces [?], we attempt to span c1750 to the present. Helen & Andy sell [& buy] most forms of glassware, from decanters & wine-glasses through vases & scents to sculptural suncatchers & chandeliers.

The ’Etc’ in our name covers all manner of other forms of antique & vintage stuff, including architectural ironmongery, including door & window furniture, cabinet knobs, stained glass panels, etc.

We’re also England’s ‘Antique Shop of the Year’, as voted for by readers of ‘Homes & Antiques’ magazine. They haven’t actually held it since 2013, but we won then, so reckon [& know full-well] that we jolly-well are!

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