We have created a very special venue in the heart of Historic Harleston housing a varied selection of vintage shops, galleries, cabinets, refreshment venues and museum areas
Our individually designed shop fronts are made from reclaimed stained glass, vintage doors including one from Merton Hall and a lovely window from the old George pub in New Buckenham
Arbella Road was aptly named after we purchased the street sign from an auction room in Diss. The lighting comes from the old Twickenham Bridge in London and the 1950’s bar from the Langtry hotel in Newmarket
We have created museum areas which display Victorian costume and artefacts with our special Arbella Lady dressed in blue silk taffeta and navy velvet
The Old Corn Exchange was left forlorn and empty since 2005 but we are absolutely delighted that this building can be enjoyed and appreciated once more.
The Arcade - Shops
They include but are not limited to:
Lisa & Paul Corley – Antiques & Collectables
Specialising in small antique and vintage items. Particularly interesting and unusual retro pieces as well as pottery, porcelain, glassware, kitchenalia and ephemera. Something to suit every pocket. Whether a serious collector or shopping for that special gift.
Edward Bailey – Magnifique Vintage Boutique – Ladies Vintage Clothing
Step in to a real gem of a vintage shop full of a great range of women’s vintage clothing, from an original 20’s Gatsby dress to a 70’s festival dress. Also a selection of winter coats including many fur coats, jackets and stoles.
Julie Herbert – Honeysuckle Days – Gifts
Honeysuckle Days has an eclectic mix of products ranging from Sophie Allport and Caroline Walker china to Kadai Firebowls , unique cow hides and reindeer skins, some one off pieces of furniture and lovely canvas prints by local artist Jane Bannon. They also stock a range of cold cast bronze animals mainly Hares, dogs and deer from Frith and Harriet Glen sculptures. These pieces are truly stunning.
The Little Langtry Bar
The Lillie Langtry Bar is open, fully stocked and ready to go! We have a selection of bottled St Peter’s Brewery and Grain Brewery Ales, plus Aspall cider and Adnam’s Bitter and Dry Hopper Lager on tap. Our current opening hours are 11:30am-5:00pm Monday to Wednesday, 11:30am-10:00pm Thursday to Saturday and 11:30am-4:30pm on Sunday. Sorry, no children are allowed in the bar.
Vintage Sweet Shop
Our very own Vintage Sweet shop selling all the favourites from your childhood! Gobstoppers, pineapple cubes, sweet peanuts, liquorice torpedos and loads more. Come and see us for a 1/4 (no metric system here!) of your favourite!
We are the proud owners of this oak top panelled section of a bar from the Langtry Hotel, Newmarket – 1950s with original and later pumps.
The Langtry Hotel Newmarket was the former country residence of one of “Edward the Caresser’s” most famous lovers, Lillie Langtry.
Langtry had just turned 40 and was at the height of her dazzling social superstardom – separated from her husband, feted actress and lover of Edward, Prince of Wales – when she bought an unspectacular farmhouse in the village of Kentford just outside Newmarket.
The farmhouse had been built only 30 years before, but “The Jersey Lillie” had grand designs for it. She gutted the building and added a huge extension about three times the size of the original house, spent thousands on importing oak panelling from Portugal and marble fireplaces from Italy and had the façade half-timbered in the newly fashionable Arts and Crafts “Jacobethan” style.
She called her new home Regal Lodge in reference to her well-known liaison and, somewhat cheekily, even had the royal crest mounted on the smoking-room chimneybreast so that her lover would feel at home when he came to stay.
Langtry – now Lady de Bathe after her second husband had become a baronet in 1907 – sold Regal Lodge after the First World War and for many years it was a hotel, The Langtry.
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