About Us



Glasswells is the largest independent home department store in East Anglia, providing excellent quality furnishings, including furniture, flooring, curtains and a wide range of homewares. We have destination stores located in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, plus shops in Haverhill, Saffron Walden and a Discount Furniture Outlet in Sudbury.


Since 1946, the Glasswells’ philosophy has been to provide the widest choice of quality furniture at the very best value, paired with outstanding customer service; a service that stands out from the crowd, is true and is trusted.


Today, we uphold our promise and continue to exceed customer expectations by offering a huge range of exceptional furniture and furnishings for the entire home. We strive to put our customer first, by listening to feedback and providing choice and value with the widest variety of fresh designs that inspire and appeal to all.



Glasswells strives to be the number one shopping destination for home furnishings throughout East Anglia.


We aim to deliver stylish and creative home furnishings products, while delivering an outstanding customer experience. Our beautiful showrooms in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich are modern and spacious, with displays that are carefully put together by our team of expert room designers. A trip to one of our stores is guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired.


Glasswells is a family-run business established in 1946 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk by father and son Jerry and Leslie Glasswell.

In May 1946 Jerry Glasswell opened the very first furniture shop in Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, this was to become the foundation of the biggest family-run home furnishings company in East Anglia.

This was Jerry’s proudest moment. Since then, the store has been under the direction of Leslie, Jerry’s son, and later his grandson Paul, who is the managing director today. We are proud of our heritage and apply everything we have learnt over the years to offer a special shopping experience that is second to none.