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What's New SS16 16/03/2016
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Say Hello to Levi’s, Sperry, Cluse and Connock

We’ve got some great new brands for you this season… Let’s start with Sperry deck shoes. An avid sailor and inventor, Paul Sperry spent many years trying to develop the perfect non-slip shoe and thankfully he was successful. During World War II the Sperry Top-Sider was the official shoe of the US Navy, it was the world’s first boat shoe. The contemporary styles reflect the brand’s heritage and continue to appeal to those looking for sun, sea and adventure. We have a great selection in store and online for men... Read More


Our 5 Tips for Aldeburgh Festival 2016

John Carrington joined the O&C team as our Web Manager in 2015. With a passion for music of all kinds we asked him to tell us what his highlights will be of this year’s Aldeburgh Festival. The Festival will run from 10 – 26 June and tickets will be available from 23 February. Since its foundation in 1947 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier the Aldeburgh Festival has been bringing the brightest and best of the world’s musicians to the East Suffolk Coast. Although these days the Festival’s... Read More


Where to take your Mum on Mother’s Day

Some of the O&C Mothers have put their heads together and come up with a list of their favourite spots to eat on Mother’s Day in and around Aldeburgh. Regatta Regatta has just reopened its doors with a new decor for 2016 and it’s looking better than ever.  It’s a great place to take the family for lunch in an informal setting but with proper grown up food.  Owner Rob is currently training for the London Marathon so you might see him running up and down the High Street as... Read More

In the pink for Valentine's Day 07/02/2016
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In the pink for Valentine’s Day

With boxes and boxes of beautiful Spring clothes arriving in store every day we’ve picked out a few that will give you a rosey glow for Valentine’s Day. For Her… Clarissa skinny ankle jeans from NYDJ, Pantherella Cashmere socks, Schoffel ‘Suffolk’ shirt, Avoca soap, Gabor ‘Splash’ shoes and a very pretty ‘Print Patch’ scarf from Oui. And for Him…Oscar floral shirt, Hackett tailored polo shirt, Timberland Icon boat shoe, Falke ‘Tiago’ socks, Simon Carter cufflinks, Oscar check shirt and the Dubarry ‘Derg’ jacket. All of these items are available in... Read More


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!