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The Old Stores

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There are nice gift shops and then there are those that you simply want to throw your arms around – The Old Stores is the latter. A quaint little spot in the lovely village of Roydon near King’s Lynn, if you’re a fan of bunting, duck egg blue and hearts (as I wholeheartedly am), then this is definitely the store for you.

But this country store isn’t just about the items on sale, but the property itself – as much thought going into the outside as the in.

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If you do manage to make it over the threshold, there are two floors of goodies to rummage through, all thoughtfully displayed in themes: wedding, dogs, children, etc (a good idea considering how many cards, crafts, gifts, antique pieces and interior pieces there are on display).

I do... like these

I do… like these

All at sea

All at sea

Child's play

Child’s play

Animal magic

Animal magic

Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off

Award-winning ideas

Award-winning ideas

At the back of the shop is a little stairway that leads to the second floor where larger gifts are for sale – including artwork, furnishings, clocks and lighting.

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Since opening in 2013, The Old Stores has started to offer an Interior Design Service, selling fabric or design by the metre to make and install soft furnishings, including handmade curtains, Roman blinds, lampshades and upholstery in fabrics from Harlequin, Clarke and Clarke, Romo, Villa Nova, Thibaut, Casadeco, Scion, Moon Wools, Andrew Martin, Malabar and more…

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Owner Tom Clarke

Owner Tom Clarke

Tom puts on events from time-to-time, turning the backroom (essentially his gorgeous kitchen) into a festive Christmas department, while his springtime event allows guests access to the cottage-style garden.

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I’ve thought of a new strapline for you Tom: The Old Stores – a country store with more…

The Old Stores, 146 Lynn Road, Roydon, Norfolk, PE32 1AQ. Tel: 01485 600591. theoldstoresroydon.co.uk

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2 comments on “The Old Stores”

  • Duncan Garvie August 26, 2016

    Great little shop got just what we wanted and so helpful was Tom he got curtains made for us very promptly and they are great so great we have ordered more.

    Thanks Tom

    Rose & Duncan
    The old Bell
    Grimston

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    • jogardner August 26, 2016

      Thanks for this Duncan -very kind of you to take the time to write a nice comment for Tom. I will pass it on for you. Yes, the shop is fantastic and Tom Lovely.
      Jo (Editor)

      Reply

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