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The Old Dairy will be completely closed this Wednesday.
Please note that, unlike days when we are only closed to visitors, we will not be taking phone calls, answering e-mails, or dealing with orders on that day.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will be open as usual on Thursday when we will catch up will all messages, enquiries, and orders.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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We are often asked why we ask people to give us advance notice when visiting The Old Dairy to try an instrument.

Well, there are a number of reasons…
Firstly, it allows us to check the instruments in advance of your visit and make sure the cases (which are kept in our stockroom) are to hand should you decide to purchase.
Secondly, you might be interested in an instrument not currently in stock. A few weeks notice gives us chance to contact the luthier to see whether he has any in stock that he can send us for you to try.
Finally, and probably most importantly 😉, it means we can ensure there’s fresh milk and biscuits in for the tea and coffee 👍