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Opening Hours

With the clocks having gone back the nights are drawing in ever earlier. We have noticed a distinct drop in footfall later in the afternoon and have therefore taken the decision to close The Old Dairy between 3:30 and 4pm.

Please note this does not affect appointments to try instruments and we will be happy to stay open well into the evening for you. Call, e-mail, or message us on here to make your appointment

We will pick, pack, and post all orders received by 3:30 on the same day meaning you’re still likely (Post Office delivery willing) to get your item the following day.

If you ever have any doubts as to whether we’re open just give us a call.


As Sandarac is run by musicians for musicians we understand that you cannot always get to The Old Dairy during our regular opening hours.

This is why we offer out of hours opening by appointment. Just call us, message us on Facebook, or use the Contact Us form on our website and we’ll sort something out that’s mutually convenient.

We also recognise that being situated on the Essex/Suffolk border means we’re not in the most convenient location for many of you to visit.

For this reason we offer a deposit and drop scheme whereby you pay a deposit on the instruments of your choice and have them delivered to your home, or to your tutor, to try for a couple of days. Please note: this service is only available on certain days to avoid our instruments being gigged and returned.

Again – simply contact us, tell us what you’d like to try, and we’ll organise everything for you.

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Come In, We’re Open!

Thank you to all those who braved the weather to visit us on Saturday.

It was lovely to see some old friends and make some new ones; including a few from Sible Hedingham who didn’t know the village had a music shop

06 - we're openGiven some of the conversations Saturday, we thought we’d take the opportunity to remind you of our opening hours. We are open from around 9-9:30am to between 5-6pm Monday to Friday unless we put out a notice to the contrary.

However, in addition, we will open earlier, later, and over the weekend by appointment. So, if you can’t make it to The Old Dairy during our regular hours just give us a call.

Also, for those that can’t get to us, it’s worth remembering we operate a deposit and drop service so that you can try our instruments in the comfort of your own home or with your tutor. Please note this service does not operate over a weekend to prevent it being taken advantage of and the instruments being used for gigs.