Situated in the heart of Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, Harts of Stur are one of the UK's largest in store and online retailers of Cookware, Kitchenware and Kitchen Electrics, stocking a comprehensive range at competitive prices, as well as offering with great confidence, cookware of unbeatable quality and value.
Harts are a fourth generation family business and have been established for over 100 years, since 1919. Alongside a team of directors, Harts of Stur employ over 40 members of staff, all of whom are dedicated to the “family business” ethos that has always garnered both customer and staff loyalty.
The current Managing Director - Graham Hart, is the great grandson of Walter Hart, who originally set up as a blacksmith on the very site in Sturminster Newton that the Harts store still occupies today. The company’s heritage as a family business is important to them and is a constant drive for them to improve even further.
As an independent family business, Harts pride themselves on their award winning customer service, recognised both nationally and as well as locally. The company’s trained staff both in store and on the phones are able to give advice on their full range of products, with excellent advice and assistance offered after purchase as well as before.
As well as delivering excellent customer service, Harts of Stur have been minimising their environmental impact for much longer than it has been topical. The business reuses cardboard boxes wherever possible (recycling the rest), recycles all its plastic, paper, glass and other recyclables, and even the packing filler is an eco-friendly, biodegradable 'green-fill'. This can be reused, composted, or dissolved down the sink.
The Harts countryside department store has a retail floorspace of 20,000 square foot and sells everything from DIY tools and equipment to camping gear, clothing, gardening items and of course, kitchenware. The shop is considered to be a wonderfully relaxing environment to both shop and work in.
The Harts of Stur standard opening times are as follows:
Monday-Friday: 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 4:30pm