One-Stop Festive Location
With Christmas just around the corner, Owd Barn at Bispham and neighbouring retail space The Spud Shed, provide a one-stop shop for all your festive gifts, food, meet-ups and more, writes Sarah Ulyatt. Photography: Roger Moore
Owd Barn at Bispham’s farm shop, licensed tearoom and gift and home interiors loft, along with The Spud Shed’s independent businesses including florist, toy shop and hairdresser, all combine to make a perfect destination for everything Christmas.
Festivities kicked-off on Thursday 10th November with a Christmas Shopping Evening. Now in its fourth year, the popular evening is always guaranteed to start the festive season in style with mulled wine by the fire, carol singers, warming food, stunning Christmas displays and plenty of gift ideas for friends and family.
Christmas pop-up markets will also be held on the first three Saturdays in December 3rd, 10th and 17th 10am to 4pm. The markets will feature at least 10 stalls from local makers and crafters selling everything from beer and gin to jewellery, toiletries, wax melts, wooden gifts and cakes – all perfect for Christmas gifts or to enjoy a treat or two for yourself.
There are even more festive treats in the Owd Barn farm shop, with orders now being taken for Christmas vegetable boxes, including homegrown produce from the family’s own 200-acre farm and Christmas meat orders from Butcher Farrell. Christmas trees and wreaths will also be available to purchase from the first week in December as well as festive workshops by Sorrel & Sage Florist in The Spud Shed.
The Spud Shed is home to a range of independent retail units with two new businesses recently opening – vintage style jewellers, Hul&Bert who have featured in Elle and Vogue magazines as well as Cinderbake bakers specialising in mouth-watering brownies, blondies and cookies.
The cosy settings of Owd Barn and The Spud Shed really have so much to offer. With lots of free parking, it’s the perfect place to relax, shop and eat this festive season.
Owd Barn at Bispham
and Spud Shed @ Owd Barn at Bispham
Spencer’s Farm, Rufford Road
Bispham, Near Ormskirk L40 3SA
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-5pm
(check online for Christmas opening)
Spud Shed business opening times vary, check before you visit