Brocklehursts | Our Diary


Breeks, Plus Twos and Plus Fours: What are they and how to wear them

Practical and hardwearing, breeks, plus twos and plus fours are fundamental pieces in any country wardrobe. This is especially true for sporting enthusiasts who know that dressing the part is essential for outdoor pursuits, whether fly fishing, shooting, or golfing.  These traditional country garments combine style and durability effortlessly, offering a timeless country look perfect for countryside adventures. However, you’re in good company if you’re unsure when, where, and how to wear them. Thankfully, Brocklehursts is here to help. Whether you’ve been invited on a formal shooting day or are... Read More


What to wear to Cheltenham Races? The Best Outfit Ideas for Men

From supreme horse racing action to spectacular entertainment and gala-inspired celebrations, Cheltenham Festival is one of the most prestigious equestrian events of the year.  An electric atmosphere follows four magnificent days of racing, seeing the industry’s most esteemed trainers, jockeys and horses showcase their talent and rewrite sporting history.  However, as any racegoer knows, Cheltenham’s competition isn’t solely confined to the tracks; it’s also an opportunity for country fashionistas to dress to impress.  Whilst your bets may be unsuccessful, your race day look can still be a winner with the... Read More

Flowers for mother's day 10/03/2023

7 Mother’s Day Gift ideas for the Mum’s that deserve everything

As Mother’s Day swiftly approaches, so does the perfect opportunity to celebrate the special lady in your life and show her how much she’s cherished.  Mums are always making sacrifices, providing endless love, support and advice alongside various acts of kindness that often go unseen. If anyone deserves a day to be showered with love, it’s mums. Whether you’re celebrating your mum, someone like a mum, a new mum or a grandmother, our Mother’s Day gift guide is full of heartfelt ideas she’ll love. We’ve handpicked Mother’s Day presents with... Read More

The Barbour wax jacket pop up in Brocklehursts' sporting room 18/11/2022

Wax Barbour Jacket Care: How To Re-wax A Barbour Jacket In 7 Easy Steps

With its long-standing associations with the British countryside, the wax Barbour jacket is an iconic piece of country clothing. It offers an unparalleled cocktail of strength and durability that, combined with Barbour’s classic styling, has seen everyone from farmers to fashion-conscious city dwellers reaching for this quintessential outerwear garment. Despite its reputation as one of the toughest country wear items on the market, wax Barbour jackets require a little more TLC than other Barbour jacket styles. They are crafted from waxed cotton, which, though notorious for its enduring ability to... Read More


The Last Big Show of the Season

Not sure how we’ve got here so quickly but it’s the last big event of the season – Burghley Horse Trials. Started back in 1961, today Burghley is in the top 10 of the UK’s most attended sporting events – and to use an old cliché our favourite. Brocklehursts have had a stand at Burghley since the 1970’s, when my Father was invited to attend. Back then he had one small lorry and an equally small team. To give you an idea of how times have changed, today it takes... Read More

The Game Fair 21/07/2022

The Game Fair

29th – 31st July The annual gathering of people who are passionate about the great British countryside is nearly upon us – The Game Fair.  We’ve been attending this event since the early 1970’s and it’s one we look forward to every year. There’s so much to see and do, from traditional craft demonstrations through to all manner of country pursuits. Head on down to the Brocklehursts Stand, No. D054. You’ll find everything you need for that perfect country look. As one of Barbour’s official stockists at the Game Fair,... Read More

GYS-Stand-No 07/07/2022

Great Yorkshire Show

We’re at the halfway point in our show calendar and the next stop is one of our favourites – the Great Yorkshire Show. My Father first attended the Great Yorkshire Show back in the late sixties and we’ve been going ever since, with the exception of the Foot & Mouth outbreak in 2001 and, of course, Covid. Originally held over three days, the Great Yorkshire is now a four-day event – cementing its position as the premier agricultural show. The Great Yorkshire Show holds some very fond memories and the... Read More

Lincolnshire Show Stand No. 5-01 17/06/2022

We’re heading East!

This Sunday the advanced party will be setting off for the Lincolnshire Showground, to set up our stand for the Lincolnshire Show, with the rest of the team following a few days later. The Lincolnshire Show holds special memories for us here at Brocklehursts. It’s another show that we first attended as my father visited many farmers in the area. There’s also another reason why we really enjoy the Lincolnshire Show – the Red Arrows are stationed down the road and we get to see them practice as we’re setting... Read More

South of England Stand Number H1 08/06/2022

We’re Venturing Down South

We’re off on our longest journey of the show season this week, to the South of England showground at Ardingly, West Sussex. Destination the South of England Show:  Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June. It’s a long drive but it doesn’t take anywhere near the time it took on our first venture to the South of England Show back in 1970. In those days, my father had an ex-army K9 with a maximum speed of 45 mph and there was no such thing as the M25, so he had to... Read More