Uckfield shopping tips for October

From doors to candle melts, knitwear and ribbons Uckfield has it all. The Uckfield News shopping feature takes a look at what is new for October in shops in and around the High Street.

Need a new front door? There are plenty to choose from at Superior Glass

If you are planning to replace your front or back doors then Superior Glass on the Bellbrook Estate has thermally efficient composite doors in a wide range of colours and styles and glass designs to suit every home.

The doors are secure and can be made to meet the Police ‘Secured by Design’ specification.

Superior Glass can also supply and fit Victorian-style pillar surrounds to give the entrance to your home a new look. The pictures below give you an idea of what is available.

To learn more or ask for a free quotation please call 01825 764766 or visit the showroom.


Just a few of the door styles and surrounds available at Superior Glass.

Good quality boots and coats at Chestnut Tree charity shop

Lots of good quality boots and coats are coming into the Chestnut Tree Charity Shop in Uckfield High Street and being snapped up quickly as they are displayed.

Manager Angie Page said they will continue to be filtered on to the shop floor over the next few weeks.

Hallowe’en is on the way and the Chestnut Tree shop has toys, ornaments, clothing, masks and face-paints waiting to go out. They will be available from Monday, October 9.

Remember you can have pictures framed at Diane Hutt Gallery

As well as choosing art works at the Diane Hutt Gallery in Uckfield you can take your own pictures there to be framed.

A wide range of frame mouldings are available to choose from.

New works available at the gallery include Love Birds, a sculpture of seagulls by Rebecca Lardner, floral paintings by Akiyama, and Sorry Must Dash, a hare by Nicky Lichfield. See below.


Love Birds by Rebecca Lardner.


New works at the Diane Hutt Gallery. Top are Painted Dreams one and two by Akiyama. Bottom are Sorry Must Dash by Nicky Lichfield and Blooming Love by Jennifer Hogwood.

George Moss has its own workshop for watch and jewellery repairs

George Moss jewellers has its own workshop for watch and jewellery repairs, creation of bespoke items and remodelling existing jewellery.Golden Engagement Ring with Diamond

Director Robert Suckling said they can repair any make of watch at a fraction of the cost of the original manufacturer and they are returned with a 12-month guarantee. Watch batteries can also be replaced and the casing re-sealed.

The business takes pride in its design work and craftsmanship and loves to take older, sentimental, unwanted or inherited jewellery, and transform it into something unique for you.

Stones can be removed and remounted into a new piece or setting, and metals can be melted down and transformed. Using your initial idea George Moss can explore the best ways to recreate your item of jewellery.

Rob said: “We can talk you through the entire process, giving you ideas or helping nurture your own, to make you the perfect piece of jewellery.”

The jewellers also offer free ring cleaning and checking.

New to the menu at Hartfields

New mains on the menu at Hartfields include Quesidilla, filled baked tortilla with spicy avocado, mixed beans, peppers, red onion, coriander and cheese; Slow-cooked pulled Beef Brisket Hash, cooked in a barbecue sauce, on sauce potato, with pepper and onion hash, and fried egg; and Salmon and Prawn Fishcake, on a bed of seasonal greens, hollandaise sauce and a poached egg.

There are changes on the burger menu too with additions including Blue Cheese and Mushroom, which is 100 per cent chuck steak, with rocket; and Lemon Chicken Breast, with lemon mayonnaise, coriander, and cos lettuce.

New starters include Smoked Mackerel, with horseradish potato salad, and rocket; and Chicken Satay Skewers with peanut dipping sauce and Asian salad.

There’s also a new salad on the menu, Hartfields Quinoa and Sweet Potato Super Salad, with broccoli, Edamame pumpkin seeds, avocado, spinach, feta and lemon oil.

Fresh vegetables at the produce store include Romanesco, a hybrid between cauliflower and broccoli; and purple sprouting broccoli and kale.

Meat boxes now available from Guido’s butchers at Piltdown

Meat boxes are now available from Guido’s butchers and deli in Piltdown and can be delivered to TN22 postcodes or within Newick village.

They include a seven-day TWO person meat box for £20, and a seven-day FAMILY meat box for £30.

The contents include:

7 day TWO person meat box (home delivered within TN22 or within Newick village) – £20.00

7 day FAMILY meat box (home delivered within TN22 or within Newick village) – £30.00


Ask about the meat packs available at Guido’s butchers, Piltdown.

Football and rugby kit at Final Score Sports Shop

The rugby section at Final Score Sports Shop is fully stocked with shirts, shorts, fleeces, socks and boots so if you are looking for Uckfield Rugby Club kit that is the place to go.

The shop also has plenty of football boots with studs or moulded soles, which are suitable for the 3G pitch.


Uckfield Rugby Club kit available at Final Score.

New curtains collection service offered by Bell Walk Dry Cleaners

Bell Walk Dry Cleaners are partnering with another business to offer a service where curtains can be taken down, cleaned, returned, and put back up again for you.

Quotes for the work will be offered and will take into account how big and heavy the curtains are.

To learn more please contact Bell Walk Dry Cleaners on 01825 769749.

Christmas sparkle arrives at Sew n Sew

Kits enabling you to make your own Christmas decorations have arrived at Sew n Sew in Bell Walk Market Hall and there are lots of decorative ribbons available too.

In addition to the Christmas stock you will also find a new huge colour range of embroidery silks, new cross-stitch kits, permanent marker pens for fabric, Jelly Rolls of fabric for craft projects and PVC and waterproof material for table cloths.


Lots of new stock at Sew n Sew including kits to make your own decorations, embroidery silks and Christmas ribbons.

New bedding at Carvills

Lots of new bedding is arriving for October at Carvills, Including some “fantastic designs” from Orla Kiely, including cushions to brighten up your bed or sofa.


Wooden ducks have proved very popular at the store and Carvills is now introducing a family of painted emperor penguins. Each penguin is hand carved so no two are the same.


There are some new items to add to your ‘Ta Da’ collection too. They are heart and tassel bag clips in metallic silver and rose gold. Ideal as gifts.


In addition to handmade soy wax candles, Carvills now has scented soy wax melts, including Champagne and Roses, Lavender, Orange & Cinnamon & Vanilla and Coffee.


Candles, candleholders and clocks new at SG Home Interiors

There are lots of new candles, candleholders and clocks at SG Home Interiors. See some of them in the pictures below.


New candle and tealight holders at SG Home Interiors.


New clocks and unusual lamps have arrived at SG Home Interiors.

Mavala Christmas gifts at Kamsons

Mavala Christmas gifts newly arrived at Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield High Street include a selection box with different products in each of twelve numbered drawers.

The gifts within include skin care products, such as moisturiser, nail polishes and even tweezers. There are other smaller gift packs too and you are welcome to call in and look through them.


Mavala gift sets at Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield High Street.

Kamsons is holding a Mavala Nails and Skincare Day on Wednesday, November 1. The booking fee of £15 is redeemable on the day against Mavala Nail Care or Skincare Products.

A 30 minute nail consultation and mini-manicure, of file and paint, will be offered during the event. Please call Kamsons on 01825 762959 for more information.

Flu vaccinations are being offered at Kamsons in Bell Farm Road. Please call 01825 767172 if you are interested.

Check out window display at The Flower Shop

It’s always worth heading to The Flower Shop at the top of Uckfield High Street, if only to see their window displays.

The latest shows an autumn tree with a swing hanging from one of its branches.


The latest window display at The Flower Shop.

While there take a look across the road at the fabulous hanging baskets that have been admired by traders throughout the summer.

They’ve seen the flowers being watered but never deadheaded yet they have always looked well. Have we got flower fairies in town?


Floral displays and hanging baskets have looked fabulous in Uckfield this year and are still going strong as you can see here.

Winter knits at PipeDreams

Boxes of stock are arriving daily at PipeDreams and winter knits are now on display.

Thoughts are turning there to the approaching ski season and the shop will switch into winter mode around the end of this month. Some ski stock is already being hired out.


However, wet suits, flip flops, summer clothing and swimwear are still available for those heading off to sunny climes for autumn breaks.

New models of scooters and skateboards and PipeDreams is keeping good stock levels to be ready for the festive season. Don’t forget you can buy a scooter or skateboard now and keep it at the shop until you are ready to pick it up.


Fresh stock added daily to new Josefina website

Have you visited the new Josefina website yet? New stock is added daily to furniture and home collections and shop owner Louise Beard is pleased with the new outlet which is proving popular with customers.


A new candle range has arrived in store. There are diffusers and candles, made of soya so they don’t produce the black soot you see with some candles.


New autumn cushions and throws designed to make you feel cosy and other goods are arriving all the time at Josefina.

Motorcycle jackets for children at J&S Accessories

There are even motorcycle jackets for children at J&S Accessories on the Bellbrook Estate.

The superstore has a vast range of motorcycle clothing to suit all sizes and budgets and you can see they mean business when you see the jackets for the smallest people of all.

These IXS jackets even have extending sleeves to cope with children’s growth.


IXS motorcycle jackets for children. They have the armour and extending sleeves to allow for growth.

New Shoei helmets are in store too. From the front three of them look the same, in red, but spot the difference at the side and back when the red contrasts with black, green, or blue. There’s also a blue and white version.


New Shoei helmets at J&S Accessories.

There are new jackets at J&S Accessories too. They include Alpine Star Andes II, Kevlar hoodies and IXS Dutton. See below.


New jackets at J&S Accessories. From the left are Alpine Star Andes II; Kevlar hoodies; and IXS Dutton.

And there are some discounted jackets too. See below.


There are discounts on Frank Thomas Jupiter jackets; Frank Thomas Mercury jackets, and Alpine Stars Cordoba jackets.

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