It’s going to be a busy month at The Oak Room as we prepare for the run up to the festive season.

There’s many exciting events happening throughout November in the shop and in and around Stable Yard, so we  thought we’d  try and get in to the habit of doing a monthly “News and Events” blog post to keep you up to date with all the happenings.

Make sure you make a a note of the events in your diary and do call us on 01707 257175 or email us at if you would like any further information on any thing that interests you.

Tuesday 8th:  Grab a bargain with 10% discount online and in store for one day only at The Oak Room and other participating Stable Yard Retailers from 10am – 5.30pm.

Saturday 12th:  The popular Christmas Market returns to the Riding School, adjacent to Stable Yard, from 10.30am – 4pm.  Adult entry is £2 and accompanied children go free.  50% of all proceeds go to Isabel Hospice.

Thursday 17th: Enjoy a spot of late night shopping until 7pm at The Oak Room.  Historical novelist, Alison Weir will also be giving a talk and book signing in The Riding School at 7pm.  Tickets cost £10.

Friday 18thLast chance to drop off a shoebox of gifts to The Oak Room for a child in need this Christmas.  More information available on The Oak Room blog or go to

Friday 25th– Sunday 27thGet into the festive spirit at the Christmas Frost Fair from 10am-5pm on Palace Green and in the Riding School. Adult entry is £3.50, accompanied children go free.

Weekly event. Craft Tuesdays

Also, for those of you who enjoy crafting, we have a weekly craft group that meets at around 10.30am in The Coach House Restaurant most Tuesdays, just across the way from us in Stable Yard.

We’ve been knitting, crocheting, stitching & quilting, but proving most popular of all is needling fettling.

We have an incredible range of Norwegian wool in the most amazing spectrum of colours coming in this week (fingers crossed) along with needles and shoe lasts for making felted slippers. We can’t wait to get started on our slippers (3 guesses as to what everyone’s  getting for christmas this year?) and as soon as the wool arrives, we’ll post some pictures in the blog to show you the incredible range of colours which will shortly be available to buy online.

Call us on 01707 257175 for more details if you are interested in coming along. All ages and abilities most welcome!

As usual The Oak Room will be open from Tuesdays through to Sundays from 10am to 5.30pm throughout November so don’t forget to check our new range of Christmas decorations, cards and gifts in store or visit the Celebration & Seasonal section of our website for more festive ideas!