About "The Essential Guide"


The Essential Guide is produced by SONA Publishing, a local company who have been producing a number of local publications for over 14 years, including "The Stratford Directory".

SONA is led by Sharon Stephens, a resident of Stratford for over 30 years, backed by a small team of like-minded and motivated individuals handling design and distribution.

Our experience of the town and surrounding areas means we already know a lot about the business's who advertise with us, having used almost all of them ourselves.

The Essential Guide is delivered and displayed by us personally at all of our distribution locations, ensuring that every copy has the opportunity to land into the hands of visitors.