Cornwall Living 2018

Family values

Having been open for almost a century, Glanvilles of Wadebridge has become a firm Cornish household favourite.

Specialising in practical, well-designed cookware, and beautiful, functional lighting, Glanvilles of Wadebridge was founded by Ernest Glanville Sr. and his two sons Charles and Ernest in 1919, and later developed by Charles and his wife, Brigitte. Now run by the third generation, it’s fair to say that the originals would be proud of the thriving business it is today!

At the helm, Rosie is in charge of choosing the premier ranges of cookware and housewares, while Guy, her brother-in-law, has built up the lighting department over the last 25 years into what is now an extensive showroom. Liz, Rosie’s sister, recently joined the team, telling us: “I’m really looking forward to building our online presence in the near future!”

Rosie explains: “We always try to go that extra mile to help customers get what will best suit their purpose. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team of staff, each of whom is passionate about the products they sell. Downstairs, they all have a love for cooking, so can offer expert advice on those specialist items.”

Kitchen brands at Glanvilles include: Robert Welch, Chasseur, Scanpan, Joseph Joseph, Simplehuman, Brabantia, Stellar, T&G Woodware, Original Cornishware and Silverwood, among others.

“Upstairs, our lighting team offers expert advice on all aspects of lighting. We have a wide selection in stock, from vintage-retro-style to modern contemporary LED lighting to suit all budgets. Brands like Astro, Franklite and Elstead, among others, mean we can offer you exactly the solution you are looking for.”

Glanvilles continues to work with and supply top local chefs and other prestigious local businesses, as well as helping the creators of the Doc Martin film set. Young couples also come to Glanvilles to make the most of the company’s ‘Wedding List’ service, so it seems the team’s expertise knows no bounds!

It’s no wonder then that Glanvilles of Wadebridge is receiving rave reviews. One customer says: “I love this shop. We come in every time we come down.” Others simply remark on the excellent, first class service and wide range of products, as well as the friendly, helpful staff.

So, if you’re looking for expert advice on how to bring your kitchen and lighting into the 21st century with only the highest quality, top-end brands, why not pop into Glanvilles of Wadebridge and see what all the fuss is about? After all, you can’t just take our word for it!


Polmorla Road, Wadebridge PL27 7NA
01208 812860

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