We believe in shopping local and supporting independent businesses and creatives. Buying your Christmas gifts in a thoughtful and purposeful way means less waste, less consumerism and more meaningful special gifts that will be truly appreciated. Our online local Christmas gift guide is a collection of local, independent sellers suggested to us by the pub’s regulars and online community.

Tabboule Tal

Flavours from the Middle East. Tabboule Tal is a small batch producer of authentic authentic, Middle Eastern food, based in the beautiful rural Suffolk coast. All their products are homemade in small batches, following traditional recipes and using local ingredients whenever possible. Their entire range is vegan, gluten-free and never contains artificial sweeteners or additives.

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Pilgrim Design

Tom Pilgrim makes interesting things out of wood! His highly creative, highly function pieces recieve rave-reviews and can be personalised too.

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Unruly Print

Andy from Unruly Print makes hand drawn, hand cut and hand pressed lino prints of anything from local landmarks to retro toys. From large wall-prints to greetings cards, unruly print has lots of options for thoughtful Christmas gifts.

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Aelfwynn Books

Rosie Anderson of Aelfwynn Books is an Author and Artisan who creates illustrate books for all ages as well as handcrafted silk-bound journals.

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Lizzbuff Designs

Lizzbuff Designs makes and sells a range of beautiful handcrafted items. From earrings to cuff links to cosy knitted accessories.

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Bluebell Lane Jewellery

Bluebell Lane makes minimalist and contemporary jewellery that is comfortable to wear, ethically sourced and eco-consciously made.

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Jon Warnes at Jon Warnes Woodworker


Handmade wooden things To buy direct from me have look at my  website jonwarnes.co.uk / instagram jon warnes / phone or email 07732 799 072 or jon.warnes@zen.co.uk / Craftco in Southwold stock my small furnitureBenches stools and tables can be made to order in the size you need. Below the Kranky chair and side table with integral carved bowl, made from Suffolk Oak and Ash £500 as a pair.

Sharon McMullin at Sharon McMullin Stained Glass


Stained glass windows and ornamentsI make small and large pieces that can be collected from my studio in Rendham. Can  be posted as well. Contact sharonglass@hotmail.co.uk Instagram and WhatsApp www.sharonglass.net07789474417 – Payment by cash or bank transfer.

Becky Munting at Becky Munting Art


Wildlife artist working in oil painting and gold leafOriginal oil paintings, limited edition prints and greetings cards by Becky MuntingMore images on Instagram @beckymunting. Email for details and prices beckyart@hotmail.co.uk

Spadge Hopkins at Spadge Hopkins Artist

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sculpture involving light, shadow and or silhouette. Hand printed cards and prints complimenting the sculptures and colourful abstract designsAs seen at SpadgeArt on Facebook and Instagram and also www.spadgehopkins.co.uk / My studio in Framlingham is open by appointment 07831 843922But I’m also exhibiting and hopefully selling in Carousel Gallery Framlingham 16-22nd December

Susie Hammond at Susie Hammond Art


local Blaxhall based artist and illustrator – many originals and prints, along with art on ceramic tiles and mug & coastersAll merchandise is available via the website – prices shown include post and packaging, if you are local to me in Blaxhall Suffolk and are able to collect an order, or would like me to make a delivery to you – please feel free to contact me personally to place an order. Please contact me by email at susiehammondart@gmail.com

Bill Philpot at New Vintage Posters


Signed and framed giclé prints by local artist Bill PhilpotSize one: 45cm x 35cm  £45.00 / Size two: 34.5cm x 26cm  £35.00 / Size three: 25.5cm x 20.5cm  £25.00 / Size four: 23cm x 17.5cm  £20.00 / Size five: 20cm x 15cm  £15.00If the buyer is local I can deliver. Otherwise postage is £5.00. To order, select a design from the range then email me with design and size at bill@newvintageposters.com I will confirm your order by email then send you a PayPal invoice.

Cupboard Love


Locally made and reusable products, natural body care and homewares to help you reduce the single-use plastic in your home. Great for gifts and the planet, alongside food and liquid refills.

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Herber & Co


Herb walks, talks, & workshops. ‘Herbernaculum’ natural plant based soap and shampoo bars made with foraged and homegrown herbsFor the full soap range browse & buy online at www.herberandco.uk or contact me direct at sarah.frances@zen.co.uk. I am happy to deliver locally and all soaps are gift wrapped with ecofriendly packaging

Louise Farnes

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Handmade wheel thrown ceramics finished in bright glossy glazesVisit www.louisefarnes.co.uk to find out more or contact Louise 07857985275

Shelley Nott at SN Cards


Still life photographs turned into miniature works of art, as A5 greeting cardsnow available online at https://www.sncards.co.uk . Payment by PayPal or BACS. FREE delivery in IP17 area


Jane and Edwin Mitchell-Finch create unique and beautiful items. From letter-press cards and prints to intricate embroidered designs.

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Daisys Designs

Add a splash of colour to any room with Daisys Designs range of hand made items. From personalised pet products to gorgeous padded memo boards and peg boards.

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