Shepherd & Woodward Oxford

About Shepherd & Woodward

Thank you for taking the time to access our website, I feel sure you will find it interesting and informative, and I hope we will be able to be of service to you soon.

I am pleased to introduce to you the Shepherd & Woodward Group including Shepherd & Woodward (High Street, Oxford), Walters of Oxford (Turl Street, Oxford), The Varsity Shop (Castells & Son, Broad Street, Oxford) and Barbour Cotswold Country Clothing, High Street Oxford.

The group is a major supplier to the City of Oxford and to the University of Oxford and many other universities around the world. We are the only company in Oxford now manufacturing Academic regalia to the same high standards set over one hundred years ago.

We have also been retailing in the City of Oxford for over 150 years from our 5 locations and we are proud to say the companies remain independent and under the same family ownership for the last 74 years moving recently into a third generation of family management in 1999.

Over the years our group has thrived and successfully met competition from multiples by specialising and providing quality and excellent first class service in all areas including Menswear, Academic wear, University & College clothing, Formalwear and Barbour Country Clothing.

We pay tribute to our very loyal staff and it is in no small way due to their efforts that we celebrate our continued success. These websites are intended to give you an insight and flavour of some of the merchandise and services we provide, but a far wider range can be seen in our stores where you can be assured of a warm welcome.

We look forward to being of service to you, and assure you of our best attention at all times.

Adrian Palfreyman
Managing Director, Shepherd & Woodward Group

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