Living Wage businesses to support this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show your affection for your loved ones. Whether that’s a romantic evening with your partner, a Galentines day out, or quality family time together, it’s a great opportunity to do something memorable. In the context of the cost of living crisis, it’s never been more important that the people providing our Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences have been fairly compensated for their work.

This Valentine’s Day, why not share the love by supporting businesses that pay their staff the real Living Wage and ensure that retail and hospitality workers get the pay they deserve. 

That’s why we’ve put together this handy Living Wage Valentine’s Guide, showcasing just some of the amazing employers across our network who pay a real Living Wage. You can find a full list (as well as an interactive map) of all the businesses who pay the real Living Wage here.
Why not have a look to see which Living Wage employers are near you?

Honeywell Bakes (UK-wide)

Why not treat your loved one to a delicious treat from Honeywell Bakes!? Honeywell offer handcrafted biscuits and baking kits guaranteed to brighten even the rainiest FebruaryHead over to their website to enjoy their Valentine's Day specials, or some of our personal favourites such as their Rainbow Bagel Kit, or Biscuit Breakfast in Bed box.

We’re A Perfect Match Biscuit, from £8.50
Living Wage Employer Honeywell Bakes Valentine's Day biscuits

Little Kitchen Cookery School (Bristol)

Join Little Kitchen for their Moulded Truffle Masterclass on the 14th February! Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, enjoy some quality time making some delicious treats to enjoy together. 

Little Kitchen was set up to provide the people of Bristol with cookery workshops to get them cooking good food from scratch. They offer workshops for adults, teens and children.

Little Kitchen Cookery School

The Craft Pottery (Glasgow)

Gather your loved ones for a wholesome crafternoon at Craft Pottery in Glasgow. It’s a great opportunity to test your other-half’s creative ability, or enjoy some fun time with family or friends. You can get involved in a pottery lesson, or buy pottery at the studio to paint yourself.


inside The Craft Pottery

Devour Restaurant (Yorkshire)

Treat your special someone to an Italian feast at Devour At The Dyehouse. They offer a tantalizing menu of seasonal regional dishes inspired by all things ‘Italia’. Enjoy their extensive menu, or book a pasta making class and get your hands dirty! Pair your perfect meal with a wine, cocktail, or mocktail from their extensive drinks menu. 

Introduction to Pasta Making Class from £68 per person
Dishes from Living Wage restaurant Devour

Rosslyn Coffee (London)

Planning a first date for Valentine’s day? Or just fancy a solo date with a hot cup of great coffee? Then look no further than Rosslyn!

Voted the Best Independent Coffee Shop in Europe in 2022, Rossyln offers exceptional coffee in the heart of the City of London. Indulge in a sweet treat to go with your brew, or take a shot at one of their rarer off-menu coffees. 

Gift vouchers start from £15
Image of coffees from Rosslyn Coffee

Rutherford’s Punting (Cambridge)

Imagine gliding down the river Cam in a boat strewn with petals and sipping a glass of sparkling rosé as you take in the stunning architecture and beautiful views of the historic city of Cambridge. What could be more romantic!? 

Rutherford’s even offer a special Valentine’s Day punting trip down the river, complete with your very own private chauffeur. 

A private boat ride starts from £144 per person
A couple enjoying a private boat ride from Rutherford's Punting

Beck Hall (Yorkshire)

Just 15 minutes walk from the limestone amphitheater of Malham Cove, Beck Hall offers a stunning location that’s perfect for a romantic getaway. Other local beauty spots include ‘Janet's Foss’ a stunning waterfall, the ancient limestone ravine of Gordale Scar and England’s highest glacial lake ‘Malham Tarn’. At the end of a long romantic ramble through the countryside, snuggle up in front of the open fire or enjoy some plant-based fine dining. 

Room prices start from £125 per night for two people
Beck Hall hotel from the outside

Heist Brew Co (Sheffield)

Looking for a gift for a beer lover, or just somewhere with a relaxed vibe to meet up with mates? Heist Brew Co offers brewery fresh beers, and a relaxed space in their taproom and tasting lounge. Sample a beer-cocktail, have fun on the retro arcade games or try a few beers from some of the best breweries around the world. 

Inside the taproom at Heist Brew Co Sheffield