Family run since 1856
Brutons is an independent hardware store that has been trading on the same site since 1856 and is one of Nailsworth’s longest running family businesses. Starting out as a small ironmongery business, it was handed down through generations of the Bruton family.
The men in the family ran the blacksmiths, wheelwrights, electrical contracting and later the plumbing and heating, while the ladies ran the ironmongery shop. Deliveries were slow in those days with ‘Gertie the horse’ being the only mode of transport until the 1940’s.
When Old Market was formed in the mid 1960’s Brutons Ironmongers was the first building to be built on the new road. Run then by siblings Dorothy, Cyril and Bill Bruton.
The Next Chapter
In 1998, Bill Bruton retired and sold the business to Richard and Carol Burdett, who continued to improve and modernise the store but still keeping the traditional feel and service expected from a local, independent shop.
Brutons is still very much a family business, now run by Richard and Carols daughter Jenny and son-in-law Graham.
Joining Forces With Home Hardware
Shortly after acquiring Brutons, Richard and Carol joined forces with buying group Home Hardware. Home Hardware combines the buying power of over 400 independent members and gives access to over 20,000 stocked products spanning hardware, DIY, gardening, cookware, housewares and seasonal ranges. This ensures our customers can always expect a variety of quality brands at competitive prices.
Our experienced team have a combined service of over 100 years, and we pride ourselves on finding you the perfect solution no matter what the project is. We are regularly introducing new lines and if there’s something we don’t have we will go the extra mile to try and get it.
So if choice, quality, great price and friendly service is what you’re looking for visit us at Brutons Home Hardware and help support a local independent business.
Absolutely huge range of tools, fittings, garden and household items and often cheaper than the big chains or even online. You are very rarely disappointed by things being out of stock, from nuts and bolts to mouse traps and kettles to vegetable seeds.