Head Office Opening Times: Monday to Friday - 7:30-17:00, Tel: 01473 730 246

For the opening times of our Country Stores, please follow the link on the menu.


H. G. Gladwell & Sons have been trading from Copdock Mill for over 100 years. This family owned company are now one of the largest independent manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in the South East of England.

Herbert George Gladwell started the company in 1912, originally as a country mill. From the late 1940s until the early 1990s the business primarily sold animal feed from Pauls Agriculture in Ipswich to farmers in Suffolk and Norfolk. The decline in stock keeping in East Anglia put an end to this and the business subsequently diversified into the manufacture and wholesale of pet food.

Herbertís sons Fred and John were active in the business and the family tradition continues on, as John's son Mark is now Chairman whilst his son Simon is the current Managing Director.

Today, we manufacture our own range of cage and wild bird mixes and seeds, small animal food, such as rabbit, guinea pig and hamster coarse feed, as well as fishing bait, including the Crafty Catcher range.
We also have our own brands of dog foods Ė Corporalís Crunch working dog range, and Brigadierís Choice Premium dog food range.
Find out more about our brands [here].

Alongside this, the business also owns seven retail outlets. Gladwells Pet and Country Stores are spread throughout East Anglia, with stores in Bury St Edmunds, Copdock, Faversham, Peterborough, Rayleigh, Rushden and Stowmarket, selling directly to the specialist pet trade.

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Public Weighbridge

A public weighbridge is available on site. If you would like to use the weighbridge, please report to reception. Please note our weighbridge opening times below.
  Monday to Friday 7:30 - 17:00
  Saturday 8:30 - 12:30
  Sunday CLOSED
  Bank Holidays CLOSED

Useful Links

Wild Bird Care

Wild Bird Feeding Guide

Bird Size-O-Meter

Seasonal Bird Feeding

Wild Bird Feeding Guide How To - featuring vet Zara Boland.
Read our Wild Bird Feeding Guide . Want to read PMFA's Bird Size-O-Meter
(the body condition score charts for indoor birds)?
Why feeding birds each season is important!

Pet Care & Wildlife

The Good Dog Guide

Pet Education Sources

Pet Education Resources

Want to teach or learn about pets?
Visit the Pet Education Resources
website by clicking [here].

Garden Wildlife Health

Find out more about the health of your garden wildlife.