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Win A Pair of Dubarry Galway Boots

It’s boot season and what better way to kick through the leaves than in a pair of iconic Dubarry Galways. The waterproof leather boots are very popular for women who enjoy the country and outdoor lifestyle and they will last you for years. O&C Butcher are giving you the chance to win a pair of women’s Dubarry Galway boots. We stock them in Navy, Walnut and Brown and the lucky winner will be able to choose from our current selection of colours and sizes available when the giveaway closes You... Read More

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Roxy Rambles: Covehithe

About the Walk Distance: 4 km (roughly, according to Strava) Time taken: 1 hr Time of year walked: end of August This is a short, circular walk which starts and finishes in the little village of Covehithe and takes you through the Benacre National Nature Reserve and along the rapidly eroding shoreline. It was late afternoon when James and I arrived so we were able to get a parking space outside the Church (there is space for three cars!) but it seems that other people parked on the roadside on... Read More

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New Season Barbour

We know autumn is on the way when we can’t move for boxes of Barbour! The new season collections are exactly as you’d expect – quality, stylish, practical pieces to get you through the cooler months. You might not be quite ready for coat shopping but it’s worth checking out the new styles – some of them won’t be around for long. There are some lovely new quilted dog coats too! Of special interest this year is the launch of the new Barbour Loungewear and Sleepwear. The loungewear has already... Read More

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Roxy Rambles: Aldeburgh to Thorpeness

About the Walk The accuracy of distances and times are questionable so please check everything on t’internet or even a real life map (!) before you set off. Distance: 8 km (according to Strava) Time taken: 1 hr 40 mins Time of year walked: early July (it was warm but grey!) This is a circular walk with a perfect pit stop half way if you need it. Had James been with me I’m sure there would be a bird list and maybe even a booming Bittern, us girls however were... Read More

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The Fitflop Walkstar is Back

It was the sandal that launched Fitflop back in 2007 with millions sold worldwide, the Walkstar was a huge hit favoured by many including Michelle Obama and Penelope Cruz. Now for summer 2021, Fitflop have released a restyle of their iconic model (handstands optional). Never has walking been so popular in the UK so their relaunch is well timed. Thankfully the sun has been spoiling us in Aldeburgh lately (hurrah) so we need something cool but equally comfortable and supportive to replace our trainers. The Walkstar fills that gap. At... Read More


Roxy Rambles: Walberswick

We thought we’d do a series of blog posts about our favourite local dog walks. Given that it’s taken me nearly two months to write this one up, keep your expectations low! I promise Roxy has had many a walk since then though. About the Walk The accuracy of distances and times are questionable so please check everything on t’internet or even a real life map (!) before you set off. Distance: 9.5 km (according to Strava) Time taken: 2 hours (this doesn’t include any pub stops!) This is a... Read More

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Win a Le Chameau Dog Bowl!

Next Sunday (11th April) is National Pet Day and we thought it would be a good opportunity to find out about your favourite Suffolk dog walks. In return you’ll be entered into a draw to win a Le Chameau Dog Bowl worth £25. Our photo above is of James’s dog Roxy in her favourite walkies spot at Sizewell beach. The Giveaway is being run over on our Instagram page @ocbutcher All you have to do to enter is: 1.  Follow @ocbutcher on Instagram 2. Tag @ocbutcher in a photo of... Read More

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Get Your Wardrobe Winterproof

If, like us, you have been watching the rain coming down seemingly without end you’ll be breaking out your wellies, walking boots and wax jackets as winter has arrived. Your winter wardrobe will last a lot longer if it’s looked after in the correct way. In this blog we will highlight some of the products that you can use to look after your boots, shoes and coats as well as passing on some tips from our brands to ensure that your wardrobe lasts a long time and looks great along... Read More

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Walking Wardrobes

At the time of writing the Government has advised that we are allowed outside for one piece of exercise a day. Many people are choosing to make that exercise a walk and customers have been after new walking gear. So if you need to freshen up your walking wardrobe take a look at what’s in from Merrell and Barbour. Just remember to keep your social distance! Merrell – performance footwear We have an extensive collection of Merrels in for men and women including trainers, waterproofs and walking sandals. The casual... Read More