Uckfield shopping tips for February

New stock in shops, a change of ownership at a pottery painting studio, and treats for Valentine’s Day are covered in this feature which looks at shopping in Uckfield during February.

New owner starts tomorrow at Kilnwood Studio

Gaynor Robson takes over tomorrow (Saturday) as the new owner of Kilnwood Studio and is looking forward to the future having been a regular customer at the pottery painting studio.

Read more about Gaynor and her plans here: Meet the new owner of Kilnwood Studio.

Gaynor Robson, new owner of Kilnwood Studio, with Jane DeVay who is handing over the keys after two years there.

Nose2Tail Butchers launch new line of ready meals

Nose2Tail Butchers at Piltdown will be launching a new line of ready meals and more pies when a new freezer arrives in February.

The usual range of local beef, lamb and pork is available and the butchers are starting to work with companies in delivering boxes to staff in the workplace.

Pies at Nose2Tail butchers in Piltdown. Look out for a new line of ready meals coming this month.

Need ski kit for half term – ask PipeDreams

PipeDreams, the snow, surf, and skate shop at the top of Uckfield High Street is now in full ski mode.

Hire kit is available for half term and Easter trips and there is a sale on selected ski wear and accessories.

In addition there is a general sale of lifestyle clothing and fitness clothing.

Everything you need from head to toe for a ski trip – including helpful advice – is available under one roof at the shop including helmets, goggles, thermals, fleeces, jackets and trousers, socks and gloves.

There are also apre-ski items and luggage.

Valentine’s promotion at W E Clark & Son

A Valentine’s promotion will be running at Uckfield jewellers W E Clark & Son in the run up to the big day.

For every £50 spend there will be a complimentary box of heart shaped chocolates.

Heart-shaped gifts at W E Clark & Son – and there are complimentary Valentine’s chocolates for anyone spending more than £50.

There are plenty of gifts, including special items featuring hearts, to choose from for the special person in your life.

And, if you are planning a grand gesture at this most romantic of times it is worth visiting W E Clark & Son to see the range of engagement rings available.

Don’t forget 2020 is a leap year and there’s a long tradition of proposals being made on February 29, the day that only comes round every four years. Wondering how the tradition came about? Read a blog about the history on the W E Clark & Son website.

Other gift ideas include Jersey Pearl and items from the W E Clark & Son Silver Collection.

Gift ideas from Jersey Pearl.

A look at the W E Clark & Son Silver Collection.

New stock at Josefina

New stock has been flooding into Josefina. The pictures below give a taster of what is available.

Just a little of the new stock at Josefina.

Half-price sale at Chestnut Tree charity shop

There’s a half-price sale running at the Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice charity shop and manager Fizz Dean says 90% of stock is included as preparations are made for new stock arrivals.

Exceptions include designer products, books, dads, bric a brac and children’s wear.

New wools arrive at Sew n Sew

New wools have arrived at Sew n Sew, in the Bell Walk Precinct, as customers ask about more sustainable brands, moving away from previously favoured high acrylic content.

Emma says the shop started stocking Adriafil, an Italian brand popular in Europe, a year ago, and new ranges have just arrived.

One is Primula which is 100% Merino wool and another is Demetra, a mix of 45% wool, 45% cotton and 10% Alpaca – even the labels are completely recyclable.

Adriafil Primula – 100% Merino wool available at Sew n Sew.

Adriafil Demetra, 45% wool, 45% cotton, 10% Alpaca.

There’s a new Adriafil self-striping yard too – a mix of 53% wool and 47% acrylic – and an Aran.

Also new, with spring in mind, is a new Stylecraft Yarn, a Regatta double-knit with 74% cotton content.

Stylecraft Regatta, perfect for knitting with spring in mind.

Look out for Rotary Cutters at Sew n Sew. They are for sale at £9.99 and would normally cost about £16.

If you are interested in learning to crochet or knit then do get in touch with the shop about courses run there. If you have a group of friends interested in learning too, classes can be held in your own home.

One more week of sale at Cole’s

There’s one more week of a sale at Cole’s Menswear before the shop will be transformed with new stock which is coming in ready for spring and even summer.

25% off stock at Final Score

Have you spotted there’s 25% off stock at Final Score sports shop as it prepares for closure? Owner Stephen Holliday says everything must go.

Read more about the closure in another Uckfield News story here: Final Score Sports Shop is closing down.

Stephen appeared on Politics South East last weekend in a feature about the effect changing retail habits were having on High Streets.

He said people were increasingly buying goods on line. It was like “the tide coming in” and couldn’t be stopped. “It is just the way society is changing.”

Closing down sale at Final Score sports shop.

Lawn cutting robots and zero-turn tractors attract attention at PP Estates

PP Estates customers are looking ahead to summer lawn-cutting and the products attracting most interest are robotic mowers and zero-turn tractors.

The starting price for a robotic mower at PP Estates is about £599 and for a zero-turn mower it is about £2,500.

An entry level lawn cutting robot at PP Estates.

A zero-turning mower proving popular at PP Estates.

Storage boxes and artificial flowers at Something for Everyone

Storage boxes of all shapes and sizes and a wide variety of artificial flowers can now be seen at Something for Everyone.

Do call in to have a look around, lots of new stock is being displayed for February.

Storage solutions at Something for Everyone – and there are more.

A splash of colour from artificial flowers at Something for Everyone.

Seed potatoes and summer flowering bulbs at Staverton’s

Many varieties of seed potatoes are now available at Staverton Nursery at Halland.

Summer flowering bulbs are on display too, and the plants of the month for February are Camellias and Heathers.

Seed potatoes at Staverton Nursery – plenty of choice.

Wide range of summer flowering bulbs at Staverton’s.

Gladioli bulbs.

Cyclamen and Primrose provide colour in a Staverton Nursery greenhouse.

SG Home Interiors demonstrates latest cooking appliances

SG Home Interiors held a cooking and tasting weekend to show off the latest cooking appliances available.

They demonstrated the Bura Pure, an extraction system which is rivalling the hood.

There was also chance to taste the food during demonstrations.

You are welcome to call in at the shop to learn more about the kitchens and appliances available there.

The Bura Pure extraction system demonstrated at SG Home Interiors last weekend.

Carvills sale continues until Saturday, February 15

Carvills sale continues until Saturday, February 15, and they are promising great deals on bedlinen, towels, homeware and more.

There is 15% off all fabrics and wallpapers too.

Spring stock will be arriving from mid-February.

Clarins Plant Gold arrives at Kamsons Health and Beauty

Clarins Plant Gold, a two-in-one oil-emulsion moisturiser has arrived at Kamsons Health and Beauty.

The moisturiser is formulated with 100% natural ingredients and aims to provide skin with “comfort, vitality, and radiance”.

It is suitable for all skin types and blended with Clarins’ iconic Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil.


Composite doors, windows, and bi-fold doors at Superior Glass

Composite doors, windows, and bi-fold doors are some of the many products available at Superior Glass, the longest-established glass and window installer in Uckfield.

See below examples of the company’s work and call 01825 764766 for a free estimate.

New on the menu at Hartfields

New dishes have been added to the main lunch menu at Hartfields, and there’s a new specials menu too.

The main menu now includes:

Hartfields Mixed Grain Bowl with pumpkin seeds, carrot and courgette ribbons with smashed avocado or chicken.

Falafel Flatbread with humous, roast peppers, spinach, yoghurt, herb oil

Smoked Haddock Kedgeree, with curried rice, leeks, spinach, and poached egg

Chicken Schnitzel Hash with saute potatoes, onions, peppers, local greens, fried egg.

And there are two new burgers: Italian Beef Burger with mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, pesto, mayo, rocket; and Lemon Chicken Breast with coriander, Cos, cucumber, and lemon mayo.

New lunch specials include:


Guest Coffee: single origin ‘Honduras’ Catuai which tastes of dark chocolate and cherry. This is also available as a batch brew.

Blueberry, Pear and Banana Smoothie

Lite Bites

Chicken, leek, basil and sun-dried tomato terrine, toasted sourdough and onion marmalade.

Baked Brie and Sun-dried Flat Mushroom, Mediterranean salad.


Proper Fish Finger Sandwich, Panko breaded Cod fillet goujons, homemade tartare sauce, cos lettuce, thick cut bloomer

Smoked Salmon and Crayfish Ciabatta, dill cream cheese, rocket.

Coronation Chicken Sandwich, curried mayonnaise, spring onion, coriander, raisins, apple and almonds

Vegan Flatbread, roasted vetatablds, sun-dried tomato humous, rocket, baba ganoush.


Crisps, Hand-Cut Chips, Sweet Potato Fries.

See also:

Talks on future management of Ridgewood Village Hall

Temple Grove Care Home wins ‘outstanding’ rating

Friends of St Philip’s wow pantomime audience

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