Chambers Barber Shop has been operating since 1999, originally on Newmarket High Street until 2015 when the business was sold. Gary then continued to work from a private, appointment-only Barber Shop in Burwell where he lives, whilst Mark remained at the Newmarket barbers.


During 2020 people wanted to go somewhere that was safe, trusted and offered the ability to book appointments, and Gary saw bookings go through the roof.


This huge increase of clients, the availability of the new premises in Burwell, and a conversation between Mark and Gary meant that it was time to evolve the Chambers Barbers Barber Shop once again.


In May 2021 Chambers Barber Shop took on its latest form as a joint venture between Gary Holland and Mark Smith who both operate their own businesses under the brand of Chambers Barber Shop.


Mark and Gary will bring together the old camaraderie and high level of service that has built their reputation over the last two decades. They are also very cognizant of the fact that many of their clients have found recent months difficult and are keen to provide an environment where their clients can openly chat and share their concerns in the safe confines of the Barber Shop.


Gary Holland

With over 35 years’ experience in hairdressing from London to Cambridge, Gary owned the highly successful Chambers Barber Shop - The Newmarket Barbers until selling it in 2015. Since then, he continued to work as a private barber in Burwell, maintaining and building his client base - locally as well as continuing to welcome his clients from Essex, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk.

From 11th May 2021, Gary will be co-operating the barber shop with Mark Smith, whilst retaining the name and brand.

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Mark Smith

Mark has been a hairdresser since the age of 15. He has run his own salons before meeting Gary in 2006 when he started working at Chambers Barber Shop. After the business was sold, Mark stayed at the Newmarket shop until mid-2020 when he also preferred the ability for a more private service for his clients.

From 11th May 2021, Mark will be running his own business out of Chambers Barber Shop and looks forward to welcoming many of his old clients to the new premises as well as meeting the residents of Burwell and the surrounding villages.

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Marble Surface


Dry Cut


Wash, Cut & Dry


Skin Fade


OAPs & U16*


Clipper Cut (one-grade)


Beard Trim

£ 7.00

Haircut & Bead Trim


* We do not cater for children under the age of 5


Monday: Closed (open in the run up to Christmas / New Year)

Tuesday: 8am - 5pm

Wednesday: 8am - 5pm

Thursday: 8am - 7pm​​

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: 8am - 3pm


7 Parsonage Lane

Burwell, Cambridge

CB25 0EN

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