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Why we love the Ilse Jacobsen Rain Collection

I’m not a fan of the school run and when I wake up in the morning (actually when my 3 year old wakes me up very early in the morning) and I hear the rain pounding on the window I hate it even more.  But alas needs must.  The only positive thing I can now say about a wet, grey school run is at least I stay dry thanks to my Ilse Jacobsen Softshell Raincoat. I love the fit because it’s not too bulky and doesn’t make me feel like... Read More

O&C Christmas Window 21/12/2015

Winter Sale and Christmas Opening Hours

The O&C Butcher Winter Sale starts in Aldeburgh on Monday 28th December at 10am and then online on Tuesday 29th December. Fantastic bargains to be had on all your favourite brands. Our opening hours over the Christmas period are as follows: Christmas Eve: 9 – 4 Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Sunday 27th December: 10.30 – 4.30 Monday 28th December: 10 – 5 – First day of Winter Sale! New Year’s Day: 10.30 – 4.30 Have a lovely festive season everyone!

Christmas Windows 27/11/2015

O&C Christmas Windows

We are incredibly lucky to have Felicity our Womenswear Manager at the shop because she is a fantastic window dresser and this year’s Christmas windows really reflect that.  Thank you to everyone who has given us such lovely comments about them.  This photo really doesn’t do it justice so if you’re in Aldeburgh pop by and have a look. So many shopfronts are looking superbly sparkly on the High Street and we’re all looking forward to Father Christmas coming to town on the afternoon of Saturday 12 December at the... Read More

Dogs Welcome at O&C 17/11/2015

Dogs Welcome

The Suffolk Coast is a wonderful place to visit with your dog(s). There are no restrictions on any Suffolk beaches from October – April so this is a great time of year to let them go crazy on the pebbles and have a dip if they’re brave enough. One of our sales assistants Emma has a beautiful German Shepherd Husky called Jake who has proved very popular on Instagram. You can follow Emma and Jake’s walks in and around Aldeburgh on Instagram at: emma_and_jake. Jake is a great doggy ambassador... Read More


Staff Picks – Heather and her Barbour Fell Jacket

It’s lovely that our staff enjoy wearing our clothes and Heather who works in our Menswear department couldn’t resist this gorgeous wool coat from Barbour. Heather is a great fan of the outdoors spending a lot of time shooting and riding in the Suffolk countryside. She chose this coat because the wool feels lovely and it fits the smart/casual look perfectly. She says the only problem is that she’s living in it… we don’t think that’s a problem 🙂 Find out more about the Barbour Fell Wool Jacket >

The Suffolk Coast Competition 07/11/2015

Win a Barbour Jacket from O&C Butcher with The Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk Coast are running the ‘6 Weeks of Autumn Prize Giveaways‘ which each week gives you the chance to win fabulous prizes such as a night Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, a guided walk around RSPB Minsmere and perhaps most importantly of all a Barbour jacket from O&C Butcher. For a chance to win the Barbour jacket you need to visit The Suffolk Coast on Facebook and follow the instructions from there – the Barbour coat is up for grabs from 9 – 15 November so don’t delay!  Good luck!

Part-Time position at O&C Butcher, Aldeburgh 21/10/2015

We’re Hiring! Full-time and Part-time Vacancies

The Jobs Due to the retirement of two long term members of staff, we are currently recruiting for full time and part time Sales Assistants in our Mens department. 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 a successful, long established business.  Come... Read More

Le Chameau at O&C Butcher 15/10/2015

New Brand: Le Chameau

The iconic Le Chameau began it’s journey in Normandy in 1927. With their highest quality materials and innovative styles they are still the only rubber boots to be hand-made by a single “maître bottier” (that’s a Master Bootmaker to those on this side of the Channel). We’re so pleased to have them in store and online for both men and women and we hope you enjoy them too.

AW15 at O&C Butcher 01/10/2015

Introducting the Autumn/Winter Collection 2015

Soft tones, warm layers, contemporary and comfortable – that’s what we have in store this Autumn. We have the classic outdoor and country collections from the likes of Schoffel, Barbour and Dubarry – as always the quality is second to none and the coats in particular this season are fantastic. Womens clothing sees lots of gorgeous knits from Hauber, Oui and Olsen to name but a few. Great shirts from Gant and Gibson & Birkbeck, dresses and skirts from Oui and Gerry Weber, your favourite jeans from NYDJ and the... Read More

On location at Walberswick 25/09/2015

AW15 Photoshoot – on location at Walberswick

It was a glorious two days on the Suffolk coast in the little village of Walberswick. A favourite with dog-walkers, crabbers and birders alike it has so much outdoors to offer that it was the perfect back-drop for this season’s shoot. We had the joy of working with the photographer Sylvaine Poitau who works with so much energy and creativity that the whole shoot was a great experience and no dogs could pass by without being tempted in to a shot. For more behind the scenes photos please take a... Read More