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New season, new brands 18/09/2019
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New Season, New Brands

As we say hello to the cooler mornings, we also say hello to some new brands here at O&C Butcher. Founded in 1978 Pennyblack is one of Italy’s most popular women’s fashion brands and part of the Max Mara Group. The collection has a sophisticated but easy-to-wear style offering high quality fabrics and accurate finishing. The coat shown below for example is reversible and plush on one side and smooth velvet on the other – perfect for the first chills of winter with a definite air of the luxurious about... Read More

Britten's High Street 18/09/2019
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Britten’s High Street – The History of Shopping in Aldeburgh

As part of the Sharing Suffolk Stories initiative the Britten’s High Street project has been set up by the Archive Team at the Red House in Aldeburgh to explore the history of shopping in our town. Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are obviously key pieces in Aldeburgh’s rich tapestry, and we were very lucky that they shopped at O&C Butcher from the 1950’s-1970’s.  They were customers way back when O&C had a grocery shop but over 50 receipts show the clothes and accessories that they bought from us over the... Read More

Part-Time position at O&C Butcher, Aldeburgh 31/07/2019
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We’re Hiring! Part-time Vacancy – Mens Department

Sales Assistant, Mens Department – Part Time Permanent or Temporary The Job We are currently recruiting for the position of part time Sales Assistant in our Mens department, 3 days a week to include weekends. The Person You’ll have a strong customer focus and be able to deal confidently with customers in a friendly and professional manner.   A good communicator, you’ll be enthusiastic and have high personal standards. The Benefits Competitive rates of pay and benefits, a great place to work and the chance to join a friendly team and... Read More

O&C Butcher Summer Sale 09/07/2019
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O&C Butcher Summer Sale

  SALE STARTS 9am SATURDAY 13th JULY! Head to Aldeburgh this weekend for the start of the O&C Butcher Summer Sale where seasonal stock is reduced to clear and many items are half price or less. All your favourite brands are included with styles from the likes of Gant, Barbour, Levi’s, Timberland, Sebago, Masai and Gabor. Over the road sister shop Fleur also goes on sale at 10am on Saturday with 30% off beautiful brands such as Maison Scotch, Selected Femme, White Stuff, Sandwich and Part Two. If you can’t... Read More

Beach Ready, The Suffolk Way 11/06/2019
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Beach Ready, the Suffolk Way

With 50 miles of coast to explore we know all about beaches in Suffolk and being beach ready doesn’t have to mean bikinis and sun tan oil. Here are some outfits that we think make for great beach wardrobes: Beach a la Barbour! The Barbour SS19 collection has been fantastic and the range is extensive. Perfect clothes and accessories for relaxed outdoor living and great for time at the coast. For him: For her: Beach Walks Some would say this is our bread and butter; Stylish, quality clothing with a... Read More

Father's Day Gift Ideas from O&C Butcher 11/06/2019
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Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2019

With under a week to go until Father’s Day 2019 we’ve picked out a few great gift ideas in case you are in need of some last minute inspiration. Socks are the most obvious gift for Dad and we’ve got a great range of Happy Socks to choose from. From single pairs to a whole weeks worth of socks in a box we have something for every budget. We also stock socks by Falke, Barbour, GANT and more. If their sock drawer is already full to bursting then we’ve picked... Read More

23/05/2019
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One Hundred Stars with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens – The Perfect Partnership

The pretty pieces from One Hundred Stars have always been popular but this season they’ve worked in collaboration with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. What a perfect partnership with gowns and scarves displaying some of the amazing plants you find at Kew. The Magnolia gown and headband shown here in our Aldeburgh photoshoot has been such a hit it’s sold out but fear not other prints are available. Browse our full collection from One Hundred Stars at: https://www.ocbutcher.co.uk/one-hundred-stars-m582

Win a Father's Day hamper 16/05/2019
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Win a Father’s Day Hamper

Is your dad the big cheese? If so, we’ve got the perfect prize draw for Father’s Day! We’ve partnered up with Slate, a fellow independent retailer on Aldeburgh High Street, to give you the opportunity to win a very special gift. Included in the prize are two incredible cheeses and a gift box of Happy Socks containing four pairs of socks – we promise that the socks are brand new and not at all cheesy! For your chance to win a hamper containing 350g of Double Barrel, 350g of Sparkenhoe... Read More

Summer Footwear 16/05/2019
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Spring and Summer Footwear

There’s a great range of footwear in store with plenty of options for sunny spring days and balmy summer nights (hopefully).  The Gabor white chunky lace-ups shown in the photo with the lovely Roxy (James’s dog!) have been really popular because you can wear them with jeans, skirts and dresses. They’re worn here on Aldeburgh beach with a pair of POM Amsterdam trousers. Here are some of our other popular styles for this season: Women’s Sandals Women’s Sandals are a wardrobe essential for the Spring and Summer months. There is... Read More

Aldeburgh Festival 7-23 June 2019 15/05/2019

Aldeburgh Festival – 6 of the Best for 2019

We are now just under a month away from the start of the Aldeburgh Festival, so we decided to ask our resident classical music fan John the Website Manager for his pick of the 2019 Festival. Paul Lewis Sat 8 Jun 7pm Paul Lewis is one of the leading pianists in the world today and his concert during the Snape Proms in 2016 was a real knockout so I’m really looking forward to this follow up. The Haydn Piano sonatas have been something of a specialism for Lewis of late... Read More