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O&C Butcher, Aldeburgh

O&C Butcher is situated in the coastal town of Aldeburgh. We caught up with one of the owners, Sarah Stacey, to find out more about the family business.


Can you tell us a little bit about O&C Butcher?

O&C Butcher is a well-loved and long-established fixture on Aldeburgh High Street providing quality clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women (and dogs!). Experienced staff are on hand to help customers choose from an extensive range of quality labels such as Barbour, Gant, Schoffel, Fairfax & Favor, Levi’s, Dubarry and more. It’s perfect for a spot of seaside shopping.

What makes O&C Butcher unique?

We hope that it’s both the quality of the products and the quality of the customer service that makes O&C Butcher stand out. We have the feel of a small department store on the coast which makes for great destination shopping whilst maintaining a loyal following of local customers too. Being an independent means we can also change with the times and we hope that our extensive mix of quality brands reflects this.

After visiting, where would you
recommend to go for a walk?

Customers are absolutely spoilt for choice about what to do in Aldeburgh, but the focus tends to be on enjoying the outdoors and many people just want to spend time on the beach. There are so many fantastic walks, a favourite being walking the old railway line to Thorpeness, stopping for coffee and cake, and then walking back along the seafront past Maggie Hambling’s famous Scallop sculpture. If you have children in tow, we really recommend taking them to the boating pond next to the Moot Hall where you’ll find a little hut serving really good coffee and ice cream. There are eat-in dining options aplenty, our favourites include The Lighthouse, Regatta, Aldeburgh Market, Prezzo (fabulous for families) and L’Escargot, but on a sunny day nothing beats the famous Aldeburgh Fish and Chips. We also have great cafes, ice-cream shops, art galleries, a cinema, and even a gin distillery – there’s always lots going on!

Can you give us a random fact about O&C Butcher?

O&C Butcher has been trading on Aldeburgh High Street since 1884 and was a popular shopping choice for Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

What’s not to be missed?

O&C are well known for their beautiful window displays and their traditional arcade entrance so it’s worth stopping by, even if it’s just for some window shopping.

What is your favourite thing to do in Suffolk on your day off?

Our favourite Sunday morning would have to be walking with the children and the dog on Sizewell beach followed by a bacon buttie and a coffee from Sizewell Tea!


Get in contact

01728 452229


Find us

O&C Butcher

129-131 High Street



IP15 5AS