I made my first trip to Shepton Mallet last week. I hadn't been overwhelmed by the stock in York or Cheshire Oaks last year so didn't know what to expect. It was a lovely drive from our holiday cottage in Dorset and fortunately a beautiful day. The Old Schoolhouse is very impressive from the outside and there is plenty of parking. Even if I hadn't bought a thing ,it would still have been a great day, spent in good company, looking at lots of lovely bags, clothes and accessories. Yes all the usual suspects are there. Bags Mulberry are never going to shift without offering a free plasma TV alongside. However there was a good range available in all categories. Standout bag for me was a Fawn/Sand Large Poppy. Can't remember the colour name. It was stunning, but at £447 before SH discount, it was more than my budget. Luckily I realised it was too similar to Beatrice in some ways to be an option. I'm not a fan of Oak Spongy Leather but really liked the Mabel Messenger in Oak. It has a dark brown canvas strap that lifts the Oak Spongy Leather somewhere else. The cafe at SM is small but very pleasant, esp if you are spending hours there. Almost four I think I managed. OH is a saint!!! The menu is sparse but the coffee and scone was lovely. Staff were great too. Helpful but not in the slightest pushy. Anyway, no bag bought. Just these odds and sods!