We are a fresh boutique craft store based in the beautiful village of East Bergholt in the heart of Constable country in Suffolk. Started by Yvonne and daughter Lucy as a result of their passion for designing and creating, Bow & Oak delivers craft items that are more personal and interesting than the sort of products you might find elsewhere. Based in the village of East Bergholt, there is no other craft shop that is so close to some of the most amazing and famous scenery in the United Kingdom. We hope you'll pop by and see us soon!
Bow & Oak is situated in the heart of East Bergholt with all of Constable Country's main attractions in walking distance. With a free car park available next to Bow & Oak and The Red Lion Pub, it's easy to walk around the village visiting all of East Bergholt's must see attractions. Just meters apart, John Constable's art studio and family home are in the centre of the village with St Mary's Church just around the corner. Visit the churchyard where the famous bell cage sits, particularly on Sunday's when the bells are rung. From the bell cage, you can take a 15 minute walk to Faltford Mill where you can stand on the bank of the river Stour to see the view that inspired Constable's famous painting, 'The Hay Wain'. There are some beautiful walks around the Mill, particularly along the river that leads to Dedham, but if you don't fancy the walk, there’s a passenger boat that travels the river. Or you can hire your own from East Bergholt’s Outdoor Hire Centre. Don't forget to teat yourself to some lunch or a drink in one of East Bergholt's many pubs, and of course, pop in and see us at Bow & Oak and our partners at The Red Lion Antiques.
Red Lion Antiques is a family run business. Founder David Baksh and wife Karen have a collection of antique and retro items which has been their passion for many years. David also has a talent for restoring furniture and has a real eye for quirky items that are proving to be very popular. For more info please check out their facebook page or give Dave a call on 07964784599.