Uckfield shopping tips for November – Christmas makes an appearance

Uckfield shops are gearing up for Christmas with some, such as Staverton Nursery already in full flow.

Josefina has unveiled its Christmas shop, Carvills has revealed its festive windows, and Something for Everyone will be ready soon.

Other shops are in pre-Christmas mode too, such as  SG Home Interiors which has decorations and accessories in a clearance sale.

Read on to see what’s new in Uckfield shops for November.


Displays at Staverton Nursery

There are wonderful displays of Christmas stock at Staverton Nursery check out their trees, decorations and lights.

Also at the nursery bulbs are still available, there’s colourful autumn bedding, and wallflowers are ready for you, either with bare roots, in polystyrene packs or in pots. See Christmas and garden pictures from the nursery below.

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Autumn bedding and bulbs at Staverton Nursery.


Wallflowers at Staverton’s with bare roots, in polystyrene trays and in pots.

Nose2Tail takes orders for Christmas hampers

Nose2Tail Family Butchers at Piltdown are offering a variety of Christmas hampers. One example is a 10lb turkey, 3lb smoked gammon, 12 x pigs in blankets, one packet of stuffing and one Christmas pudding for £64.99.

Other options are available able so do get in touch to have your own made up.

Turkeys to be sold by Luke Watson and Danny Martin from Nose2Tail come from Nash Street Farm. They have been along to meet the family team and the turkeys.


Luke told Uckfield News: “The visit was very important to us because it follows the ethos of what we are about. We want to make sure we have first hand experience with our suppliers.

“This Christmas we will be offering much more than hampers. We’ll have fresh turkeys, home-reared beef, gammon and more too.”


Danny Martin and Luke Watson advertise one of the Christmas hampers available at Nose2Tail Family Butchers.

Christmas at Carvills

November kicks off Christmas at Carvills where seasonal stock will be seen throughout the shop. Christmas windows will be completed on Sunday.

The Carvills team is particularly enjoying Sophie Allport’s stunning festive design: ‘Home for Christmas’.

See bone china mugs, aprons, trays and more featuring: ‘Christmas trees and presents are bundled high onto sleighs, and into cars, with families preparing for festive celebrations.


Sophie Allport’s festive design.


‘Snow falls around hardy fir trees, whilst parents and children leave dainty white footsteps against the winter blue background’.

Now the dark evenings have drawn in Carvills is offering cosy lighting choices ranging from floor lanterns to ceiling pendants – many will be shown off in one of the Christmas windows.


Lighting at Carvills.

There’s a special gift too for somebody who loves a trendy gadget – the new Ginko HiFi speaker made of sustainable natural walnut wood and wrapped with high quality textured fabric. There’s also a mini version of the popular Ginko Halo bluetooth speaker available in walnut, beech, black or white.


Ginko mini speakers (top), and HiFi squad speakers, at Carvills.

Festive pottery painting at Kilnwood Studio

You can paint your own Christmas gifts at Kilnwood Studio. A variety of themed designs are available and you can create your own on plates and mugs. See examples already painted by customers below:


Examples of pottery hand-painted, fired and glazed at Kilnwood Studio in Uckfield.

New Fabric and Christmas crafts at Sew n Sew

New linens, fleeces and easy-wipe tablecloth fabrics have arrived at Sew n Sew and the haberdashery has a new cutting table too.

Christmas craft accessories are on display just inside the door too.


Christmas craft accessories at Sew n Sew.


New linen, fleece and easy-clean tablecloth fabrics at Sew n Sew – and a new cutting table too.

SG Home Interiors to launch new website

Christmas decorations and accessories can be found in a pre-Christmas sale at SG Home Interiors and new ones will be going on display within the next week.

Fresh stock is arriving continually at the moment and includes plenty of gift ideas.

Look out for a new SG Home Interiors website which is due to launch this month and it is worth noting that the business is still able to help with planning new kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms if you are looking ahead to home improvements.


Pre-Christmas bargains at SG Home Interiors.

Clarins Christmas sets at Kamsons Health and Beauty

Clarins Christmas sets are now available at Kamsons Health and Beauty in Uckfield High Street.

You pay the same price for the sets as you would for a full size item as if you were buying it individually but you get some miniature items too and abag in the box with it for no extra cost.


Kamsons are holding a Clarins Christmas Party on Monday (November 4), starting at 5.30pm.

It will feature a make-up demonstration by Sophie from Clarins Head Office and each guest will receive a glass of bubbly and, of they spend £100 or more on Clarins products will receive a free gift worth £64.

To book your place please pop into the shop or call 01825 762959. A £10 deposit will be redeemable at the party to spend on Clarins products.


Clarins Christmas Gift Sets available at Kamsons Health and Beauty.

Find coats and jackets at Cole’s Menswear

Cole’s Menswear is stocked ready for the coldest winter days with jackets ranging from wax to leather available.

There’s plenty of choice in hats and scarves too. Look out for Christmas windows at Cole’s in the middle of the month.


Wax and leather jackets at Cole’s.


Hats and scarves at Cole’s.


PipeDreams is now a ski shop

PipeDreams the snow, surf and skate shop has now transformed into a ski shop with lots of ski clothing and accessories available.

There are jackets for men women and children in bright colours and helmets, goggles, gloves, ski boots, and thermals – pretty much everything you need to be kitted out for a ski or snowboard trip.

PipeDreams also hires clothing, helmets, and roof boxes which can be a cost effective way of taking the family skiing. In addition the shop services skis and snowboards.

General winter clothing is available too and a big selection of Beanies.


Ladies’ jackets at PipeDreams.


Snow trousers and jackets in the window at PipeDreams.

W E Clark & Son prepares for Black Friday

W E Clark & Son jewellers in Uckfield High Street are planning an event on Black Friday, November 29, which will include special offers and a way of raising funds for the Uckfield-based Children’s Respite Trust charity.

In the meantime new stock is arriving and includes gem set engagement rings in a new value price range of about £1,000.

There are also gold and diamond set earrings and necklaces, and crossover half eternity diamond and gold rings.

Look out too for a new aquamarine ring. See pictures below:


New rings, necklaces, and earrings at W E Clark & Son.

Chestnut Tree charity shop has new designer clothing

Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop has a new section for designer clothing and handbags and if you pop in you will see the shop has been given a fresh look from the customer service desk to displays of clothing.


New display of designer clothing at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop.


Skirts and shoes at Chestnut Tree charity shop.


Tops and bric-a-brac at Chestnut Tree charity shop.


Coats and boots at Chestnut Tree charity shop just in time for colder weather.

Special prices on doors at Superior Glass

Superior Glass is helping people to get ready for winter with special prices on special edition composite doors.

All the doors pictured here are available for a special price. If you email jake@superiorglass.co.uk with the size and a picture of your existing door he will arrange a quick quotation for you.



Rugby, football and hockey kit at Final Score

Football and rugby boots, shin pads and goalkeeper gloves are all available at Final Score sports shop and there are hockey sticks too. This shop is worth a visit if you are playing sport this winter.


Just a sample of the winter sports kit available at Final Score.

Celebrity icons among new art at Diane Hutt Gallery

Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Freddie Mercury are captured in a collection of icon art by Ben Jeffrey and available at the Diane Hutt Gallery.

The signed limited edition prints are presented on canvas, hand embellished and decorated with 24ct gold leaf.

They are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a Certificate of Authenticity, are available framed and can be seen below.


Audrey Hepburn, Freddie Mercury, and Marilyn Monroe from a collection of icon art by Ben Jeffery and available at the Diane Hutt Gallery.

And for something completely different see fun limited edition art prints presented on paper by Kealey Farmer. Again these works are signed and numbered, come in the artist frame and with a Certificate of Authenticity. See below.


The Visitor, Free to Fly, and Man’s Best Friend by Kealey Farmer, at the Diane Hutt Gallery.

On the menu at Hartfields

Breakfast Specials include:

Drinks – Guest coffee: single origin Brazil ‘Recanto’, tastes of chocolate, nuts, classic coffee. Available as a batch brew.

Food – Smoked Kippers with warm spinach, poached egg, buttered bread; Bubble and Squeak Potato Cake with black pudding, hollandaise sauce and poached egg (you can add bacon, or if you prefer your meal vegetarian swap the black pudding for flat mushroom); Pan Fried Chestnut Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast with wilted spinach, toasted pine nuts and a free-range poached egg.

Lunch specials include:

Drinks – Guest coffee: single origin Brazil ‘Recanto’, tastes of chocolate, nuts, classic coffee, available as a batch brew; Apple, Raspberry and Banana Smoothie; Warm Mulled Cider with spices, orange zest and brandy.

Light Bites – Baked Goats Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Flat Mushroom; Thai Chicken Skewers, with Asian salad, and sweet chilli sauce.

Mains – Warm Smoked Mackerel Salad, with new potatoes, green beans, spinach, cherry toms, salsa verde; Melted Goats Cheese and Fig Ciabatta with rocket, (you can add bacon); Chicken and Olive Tapenade Wrap with spinach, peppers, onions, sun-dried tomato (go vegan swap chicken for avocado); Hartfields Welsh Rarebit, sourdough toast, roast cherry tomatoes, poached egg (you can add streaky bacon).

New to the main menu:

Halloumi, Chickpea and Herb Salad with rocket, roasted peppers, cherry toms, red onion; Mexican Quesadilla with avocado, beans, spring onion, sweetcorn, chilli cheese, salsa (you can add cooked chorizo); Smoked Haddock Hash with spinach, leeks, sauce potatoes, poached egg; Meatball Pasta Bake with rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan crust, garlic bread.

Date for your diary

Don’t forget late night shopping takes place this year on Friday, December 6. Read more here: Plans for late night shopping in Uckfield take shape.

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