A Guide to the Shops of West Street

White Horse Inn and West Street 1960s

Rather than list every single shop on the West Street page and everything people could remember about them, I thought it would be easier to list them all here. This list doesn't claim to be exhaustive - it's a combination of stores I can remember, and ones people have told me I've forgotten.

Each listing is from the east end to the west end, because that's the way I usually walk it. The list of current occupiers is correct to February 2014.

North Side

ShopCurrent PurposeNotes
High Street NewsnewsagentsMrs. Hills' traditional 'corner shop'. Founded 1993, previously Brighter Homes decorators and Fabric House.
Fareham Sightcharity shopPreviously BIJOU (2010), Fox & Sons, Grandford Carpets & Beds, Three Castles, G D Allan
Para Siempredress shopPreviously Direct Spex (2010)
Verelle Hairdressing Ltd/Academy at no 5hairdressersPreviously Keasts toy store, a large toy store which sold pushchairs too. A grand sloping roof has been removed.
Whitecross Dental CaredentistPreviously Stationary Store (2009), Tracy's Furniture Store (1950s-70s) A grand sloping roof has been removed.
Chaplinsestate agentsPreviously Your Move.
vacantPreviously Batchelor & Son chemist.
Platinum TattootattooistsPreviously Hill's greengrocers, Sutton stationers.
Fareham TV & Audio CentreelectronicsPreviously branded AV World. Under both names carried Sony and Pioneer branding. Before that Phillips & Son.
Pearsonsestate agentsPreviously Millbank.
vacantPreviously Davis World Travel
Church Path (BHS back exit)Built 1981, replaced a shop (unknown)
vacantWas used to promote Girl Guiding. Built 1981. Approximate location of Dodges.
shopping centre entrance (Osborn Mall)Built 1981, on the rough location of Pyle's Alley and the White Hart, Paragon Hotel, Pyle's Bakery, later Tesco groceries. Refurbishments include 2013. Quietest entrance of the three.
MilletsoutdoorsBuilt on the site of The Coffee Lounge, Priory.
SpecsaversopticiansKnocked through to former La Senza unit. Previously Stead and Simpson shoes.
SportsDirect.co.uksportswearSupermarket unit. Previously Co-Op (2010), Somerfield (2004), Gateway, International Stores, Mac Markets and Mac Fisheries.
Lloyds BankbankPreviously branded Lloyds TSB.
Room Previously South Coast Furnishings, FADS, Credit Crunchers.
Rowans Hospicecharity shopPreviously The Framing Centre, F Meyer's greengrocers, Home and Colonial Stores - the advert can still be seen on the wall.
alley to back of shops
British Heart Foundationcharity shopBriefly Cheeky Cow milkshakes.
La Gallerie  
Debracharity shop 
Star Nails and BeautybeauticiansPreviously NCH charity shop, Leeds Permanent Building Society.
La BriocherestaurantPreviously Electronequip (1990s), Corbins shoe shop?
CoralbookmakersPreviously Cafe Sorento.
Boots Opticiansopticians 
shopping centre entrance (Westbury Mall)Built 1975. Refurbishments include 2013.
Ernest Jonesjewellers 
HSBCbankFollows through to Shopping Centre. Originally Midland Bank.
SantanderbankPrevious Abbey (2010), Abbey National (1980s-2003), Harlequin Cleaners. Snooker Club upstairs.
Hadleighgift shopPreviously Fareham Toy Store, Dyers, Electrone Quip.
Leightons OpticiansopticiansPreviously Quality Seconds clothes, Pickfords Travel.
Early Learning Centretoy shopPreviously Previously Compleat Cookshop, Share drug store
Burger Kingfast foodOpened as Wimpy, with Rama hair studios upstairs.
shopping centre entrance (Delme Mall)Built 1975. Refurbishments include 2013. Previously a solicitors, dentist and library here.
Thomas Cooktravel agentsPreviously Harveys, Birkett & Walsh. Had a snooker club upstairs.
HalifaxbankPreviously Currys, Kitchens, SBS, Brutton, Midland Bank - which is now owned by HSBC, and knocked through to Mary Rose, Halfords (1970s-2000s) - who had a shopping centre entrance
99p Storebudget storePreviously Family Bargains (2012), Woolworths (2008), Savoy House Cinema (1933-1959). Back end was annexed and raised to form Next in Delme Mall. Fondly remembered for its restaurant, chart music and pick 'n' mix.
CEXgamingPreviously Rosebys, Curry's. There was a tobacconist here.
Eden Mobility Previously Stead and Simpson (2011), Shoefayre (2008), SBS European Kitchens, Maynard's sweet shop
WHSmithbookstoreOriginally Woolworths. Part of the Savoy Buildings.
GreggsbakeryPreviously Weigh and Save, Dewhurst butchers, Gadsden. Part of the Savoy Buildings.
NationwidebankPreviously Singer Sewing Machines, Netwears, Chapmans Laundry. Part of the Savoy Buildings.
Westbury Road
Argos Previously Tesco Home & Wear, Victor Value supermarket, originally Green Shield stamp shop, built on site of a house.
Stonescoffee shopPreviously Ronald Wilson (jeweller), Coopers/Bollom, Bata, Share Drug Store, Dorothy Perkins, London Menswear, Zoe Clothing, Celebrations.
McDonald'sfast foodOpened 1985. Previously the grand Embassy Cinema (1938-1983), Alexandra Theatre (1906-1938), Electrical Theatre.
McColl'snewsagentsPreviously branded Martin's, then Bartletts, John Turner Ltd, Lamb & Coleborn.
alley to back of shop/Flying Angel
Rancho SteakhouserestaurantPreviously Halifax, Barclays Bank, post office, and fire station
Noble Hair CompanyhairdressersPreviously Hug jewellers (2010), Ronald Wilson (until 2006), Halfords?
vacantPreviously Reed.
Post Office Previously The Horse & Groom pub, Temperence Hotel
Naomi Housecharity shopOasis Recruitment upstairs. Originally the White Horse pub.
H&T Pawnbrokers Oasis Recruitment upstairs. Originally the White Horse pub.
Golden ToucharcadePreviously Slot Casino (2010), Playland (2009), Smith and Vospers bakery.
TSBbankPreviously Cheltenham & Gloucester (2013)
Sue Ryder Carecharity shop 
British Red Crosscharity shop 
private alley to Malthouse Lane
Tiffanysdress shop 
The Money Shop A Western Union brand.
The Stubbington Ark Shopcharity shopLocal charity.
London Camera Exchange  
La Divabeautician 
Headwaycharity shopPreviously Sweets N Treats, B Tatford Family Butcher.
WhistlersrestaurantPreviously Deep Blue, B Tatford Family Butcher
Pizza Hut Deliveryfast foodPreviously Santander, Alliance & Leicester, Hardings Family Repository.
Osborn Road South
Abbey ElectricselectronicsPreviously Techno Trade.
PK's Tattoos PiercingstattooistPreviously Wain's and then Quarton's greengrocers.
Farm Forest & Sea Previously P&S Cripps Fishmongers (1916 - 2013)
SkoolkitchildrenswearMoved here from Trinity Street. Originally Connaught Territorial Army Centre.
Consol Suncentertanning salon 
Tang, Bentley & JacksonsolicitorsPreviously Glanvilles Solicitors
vacantWas Pam Purred Pets until 2015, demolished in 2016
HM Hair Design Grouphairdressers 
Cash Converters A Western Union brand
One Five Sevenmeanswear 
Solent Cyclesbike shopPreviously Cycle Paths (2009)
Kens Fried Chickenfast foodPreviously a hotel, and a gas showroom.
Trinity Street
Community Action Fareham Part of Church View House. Rebuilt in 2008 to replace a pub-club, known as (in reverse order): MODA, Pitchers, Daniels, Royal Oak
Big Pete'stattooistPart of Church View House, opened 2008. Previously Wools.
Craft Crazygift shopPart of Church View House, opened 2008.
The Fareham Galleryart shopPart of Church View House, opened 2008.
Jendenink Craftworkart shopChurch upstairs. Building built in the 1960s, originally McIlroys department store.
McIntosh Funeral Directorsfuneral directorsPreviously Ideal Kit electronics, originally McIlroys department store. Church upstairs.
Cafe Imbizocoffee shopPreviously Tino's Coffee House, Classic Carpets and Techno Trade - a huge electronics store. Church upstairs. Building built in the 1960s to house Pricerite supermarket.
Fareham Community ChurchchurchAccess to upstairs. Building built in the 1960s to house Pricerite supermarket. Before that there was a row of shops here, including Mrs Jemmet's sweet shop.
South Coast ApplianceselectronicsPart of Portsdown House. Previously (in reverse-order): Techno Trade, McIlyroy's, Dodge City, Pricerite supermarket.
...by Lisa Mariedress shopPreviously Bathroom World (2011), Bastins Schoolwear (2009). Part of Portsdown House.
Portsdown House access and alley to Russel Place
Kimbers Keyboards & Musical Instrumentsmusic 
vacantPreviously The Hayward Studio.
alley to back of shops
Domino's Pizzafast foodOriginally a hotel?
LJ Chinese Restaurant/JoJo GelatorestaurantPreviously Jefferys Furniture Store
Golden BoatrestaurantSecond-oldest Chinese Restaurant in town, the first being in Portland Street. Previously The Cresta Run Coffee Bar, popular with teenagers. Approximate site of Reynald's wallpaper and Arlington's Nursing Home.
SDM Coffee House and Design Previously branded Printing.Com
SwintoninsurancePreviously Colonnade (2010), Equity (2009), Barclays
YMCA Thackeray House. Previously the Job Centre.
Marked and Sparklingantiques 
N&SnewsagentsPreviously Pyramid News, Bizzleys. Rama hair stuido was originally upstairs.
Fareham PC CentrecomputingPreviously The Kleen Machine, Ian Glazer estate agents.
Beauty SolutionsbeauticianPreviously Pearsons estate agents.
Praills Opticiansopticians 
Lydia RoseboutiquePreviously Access Key & Lock, CentreSecurity locksmiths
alley to Derlyn Road
Town Cuthairdressers 
Cafe Ethoscoffee shopPreviously West Street Dental Clinic (2010), SBK Estate Agents.
The Childrens House Previously The White Cockade restaurant.

South Side

ShopCurrent PurposeNotes
JMS Financial Consultancy Upstairs. Previously FPR Tech, Addecco.
Buzz People Previously Holmes and Company
Fox & Sonsestate agents 
alley to back of shopsOffices upstairs.
vacantPreviously La Saletta
Whitesestate agentsPreviously Thomas Bushell, Barons, Leppards, Walker Waterer, Helleyers Coaches
Adelaide Place
Ask Italian Previously Butler & Cooke estate agents, Friday Ad.
alley to new Tesco road
RBSbankSite of the Kings Arms pub.
vacantPreviously Designer Kitchens. Site of the Kings Arms pub.
British Heart Foundationcharity shopPreviously Courts
Antonio'srestaurantPreviously The Braemar Grill
Cubitt & Westestate agents 
Leadersestate agents 
Cafe TuskrestaurantPreviously GA Days builder's yard, Radfords (1960s), H Clark ironmonger. The Solent Club, which moved from a snooker club to a nightclub, was upstairs and closed after arson.
Quay Street
The TavernpubPreviously The Market Tavern, The Brass Monkey, The Bugle. Knocked through to next door.
alley to back of shop
Stephens Barbershairdressers 
IcelandsupermarketBuilt 2006 on the site of a car park. Before that Hinxman's garage.
SupercutshairdressersRough location of Gabbies burger bar.
The Crownpub-restaurantA Wetherspoons brand. Converted from a brewery.
NailzbeauticianPreviously Tresmonds hairdressers, West Street Arcade (late 1980s).
Bealsestate agentsPreviously Manpower, now in Church Path.
NatwestbankOriginally the Market Hall / St Peter and St Paul's Parish Hall, Market House court. Previously Provincial Bank.
Cafe Nerocoffee shopPart of Market Quay development (2005). Site of Price's School? And the fire station.
JJB Sportsports shopPart of Market Quay development (2005). Original fire station.
Cremer MallOutdoor shopping street, built 2005. Opposite the grandstand. Originally entrance to the cattle market.
The Slug and Lettucepub-restaurantPreviously Vangard. Part of Market Quay development (2005)
United Reform Churchpub-restaurantOccupied by The Vangard, now Slug and Lettuce. Before that it was a soup kitchen, then the Congregational Church.
delivery yardPreviously NCP car parking (1980s), cattle auction access (1920s)
Warner GoodmansolicitorsPortland Hall (Portland Chambers). Previously TSB, the Lecture Building, Town Hall, Corn Exchange, Portland Hall, a post office, a bank.
Willows FurniturefurniturePart of Portland Hall. Flower sales outside. Built 1835 to symbolise Fareham.
delivery yardLocation of Portland Street
TK MaxxclothingPart of Market Quay development (2005), previously a car park, originally Hants & Dorset and Southdown bus station (until 1992), Thackeray Cottage (until 1931).
WilkinsonssupermarketPart of Market Quay development (2005), previously a car park, originally Hants & Dorset and Southdown bus station.
BetfredbookmarkersPart of Market Quay development (2005), previously car parking, originally the site of a Wesleyan chapel.
Robert DyasoutdoorsPart of the Market Quay development (2005), previously market space
Harper WayTaxi rank. Built 2005. Rough location of Savon.
Westbury Manormuseum and coffee shopPreviously Fareham Urban District council offices (1932-1972), before that the town workhouse. There was a Southern Electricity Showroom on the corner.
Hartlands Road
The Newsnewsagents 
A-Plan InsuranceinsurancePreviously Olan Mills Family Portraits (2008), Betfred (2005), Fareham Carpet Centre.
Capelli Previously Murray's Meanswear.
Cheque Centre A Western Union brand.
Age UKcharity shopPreviously branded Help The Aged
The Lord Arthur Leepub-restaurantA Wetherspoons brand. Previously a three-storey Co-op, with fabrics and electricals downstairs, clothes and furniture on the second floor, and a café upstairs. After that a gym.
Fast Tantanning salonPart of Chequers House.
CassinoarcadePart of Chequers House.
Rainbowcharity shopPreviously www.blindintuition.com (2010), The Well Christian Shop, Christian Books and Gifts and coffee shop, Franks Café
Hampshire Sewing Machine Previously Wools?
The Wellbeing Centre Prevously Spotlight (2010)
vacantPreviously Kallkwik, and a shoe repair shop.
Kings RoadOriginally home to Maria's Café, Norman's barbers and Dorothy Grace florists.
Alterationsclothing storePart of Foresters' Hall.
TkukgadgetsPart of Foresters' Hall.
The Bridal Suitedress shopPart of Foresters' Hall.
BirksfurniturePart of Foresters' Hall. Knocked through to next door.
La Orientrestaurant 
Bodrumfast food 
99p Storebudget storePreviously Zodiac Cash & Carry. Formerly a Co-op, this one sold groceries, then Comet.
Holy Trinity Churchchurch and war memorial 
alley to back of shops
Canton ExpressrestaurantPreviously The Pizza Place, Little Caesars Pizza, Wimpy Bar.
Oasis Convenience Storenewsagents 
vacantFormerly Swinton - they moved over the road, previously Evening Echo.
Rawsons The Floristflorist 
Nail Creationbeautician 
In With The In Crowdclothing store 
Lisa Edwardshairdressers 
Sarah JaynefurniturePreviously Grandford Carpet Mills, Fareham Art Gallery.
Simon's Barber Shophairdressers 
Fareham Sewing Machines  
Fareham PC Centre Previously The Door Store.
Vintage Tea Roomstea roomsPreviously Antiques of Fareham, Quickstitch.
The English Cutting Company  
Steve Ellis HairdressinghairdressersPreviously Kitchen & Bathrooms, Katie-Anns
4u2brewwine-makingPreviously Harvey Homebrew
The CorrianderrestaurantPreviously Rahuls Takeaway.
Chris Gage Hairdressinghairdressing 
Rovers Fishing TacklefisheryKnocked through to next door. Previously Beaumonts, Shirtking.
Solent Diabetes Associationcharity shop 
Oxfam Books & Musiccharity shop 
Fareham Fireplacesfireplaces 
Indian Cottage RestaurantrestaurantPreviously the notorious Star of Bengal?
Perfect Pizzafast food 
Cartridge Worldcomputing 
EnvyhairdressersPreviously Curran Insurance Brokers.
Kree-ate-a-Cake Previously Abbey Electrics.
Kraftea Coffeecoffee shopPreviously A Touch Of Class, Lloyds bank.
Howes By Lucy Previously Fareham Nets, Rice Scholes and Blake solicitors.
Grove Care Group Previously Millards, L S Vail estate agent.
Crescent Road
vacant officesPreviously a yard for Glider Coaches
alley to autocentres
private housePreviously a yard for Glider Coaches
Jack's Fish & Chipsfast foodPreviously W Hansons' fish and chips.
Hargroves Cyclesbike shop 
Sea Of SpicerestaurantPreviously branded New Spice Indian Restaurant.
Scientific Services (Paisley) Ltd Previously Bunce's Model shop.
Tracy's furniture store