Welcome to Overt Locke

Established over 90 years ago, Overt Locke Ltd is a small independent retail company based at West Street in the ancient market town of Somerton Somerset.

We stock a wide range of products for the home and garden and specialise in DIY, hardware and homebrew. We also stock a wide range of quality hand and power tools, work wear and supplies for all trades.

We pride ourselves on our personal service and product knowledge, we will do our best to meet your requirements and answer your queries.

Overt Locke Ltd also offers a fast and free local delivery service. Just telephone your order through and our friendly team will ensure your products arrive on site when you need them or call into the shop. Free ample parking is available.

Overt Locke Somerton

Latest news…


National Nest Box Week (14-21 February)

Take part in National Nest Box Week!

Create a new home for the birds in your garden by taking part in National Nest Box Week which starts next weekend (February 14-21).

This event encourages householders to put up nest boxes in time for breeding birds which will be looking for a safe place to lay their eggs. This is because natural nest sites for birds, such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast.

It’s a great way to encourage more wildlife in your garden and help boost the numbers of garden birds in the UK and Ireland.
When choosing a nest box, it’s a good idea to go for the best quality you can afford, as it’s vital the box is a safe haven for young chicks.

Go for durable FSC timber from a trusted brand which knows not to coat the wood with anything that might hamper the development of young birds. The size of the entrance hole should be 32mm, the ideal size for all small-hole nesting birds.
Position nest boxes on tree trunks or poles, well away from predators.

Use galvanised or stainless steel screws which will not rust and make sure the box is facing between north and east to avoid the strongest sunlight and winds.

It’s also a good idea to position the nest box near your home so you can see birds flying in and out!

It’s a good idea to keep feeders topped up with bird food to cater for the increased appetite of breeding birds, and to keep feeders clean and tidy.

Provide a variety of food to get birds fit and healthy for the breeding season.

At Overt Locke Ltd, we have a selection of excellent quality nest boxes from just £5, wild bird foods and feeders all at competitive prices.

We are currently running a special offer until the end of Feb 2016 offering a complete feeding station with 4 feeders for only £29.99.

Call into the shop where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be willing to assist you. We are open until 5pm today.

Alternatively, visit our ebay shop http://stores.ebay.co.uk/overtlocke

navy wellies

Clearance Sale

The Bosworth Wellington Boot

RRP £44.99 NOW £30

Town and Country’s wellington boots are handmade from the finest materials to give you unrivalled comfort, fit and support in the most demanding conditions.

Stylish, comfortable and easily adjustable they are the perfect choice where waterproof footwear is essential and are ideal for tasks from gardening and domestic chores to a variety of outdoor leisure activities.

A variety of sizes are available.

Call into the shop at West Street, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7PS


Fill it, Sand it, Bond it, Grind it, File it, Screw it, Drill it, Supa-Fix it!

Repairs almost anything. Sets in 7 Seconds. ONLY £10!

Supa-Fix ultra strength adhesive & reinforcing filling powder is the latest development in adhesive technology and can be used for bonding and filling repairs on a variety of materials including wood, aluminium, plastics, fibreglass, ceramics, carbon fibre, steel and rubber.

feeding station

The Complete Feeding Station with 4 Feeders ONLY £29.99

The Complete Feeding Station Kit is a complete solution to attracting wildlife to your garden. It has an extra heavy duty 25.5mm metal pole with decorative finial and four hooks. In addition there are a small feeder hook, large bird bath, a mesh feeding tray, a fat snax hanger, 2 medium seed feeders, one peanut feeder and one suet feeder.

Once assembled the Feeding station is 226cm high and approximately 58cm wide.

Kit includes:

Hook with decorative finial.

Bird bath support ring – bird bath click fits into support ring for additional security in windy conditions.

Round micro-mesh feeder tray.

Removes easily for cleaning.

Grow Your Own Special Offer

potato starter kit


Special Offer

Crown Matt Emulsion 7.5ltr Magnolia Only £12.95

Call into the shop or place an order via telephone on 01458 272626. We offer free local delivery.

seed potatoes

Seed Potatoes In Stock

We have seed potatoes in stock. Early, main and salad. Taster packs available.

onion setts

Now In Stock

We now have onion setts, shallots and garlic in stock, please visit the shop.

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A New High Performance Saw Range at Market Leading Prices

A comprehensive range of triple and double ground, first or second fix handsaws perfectly suited for the tradesman. Each saw blade is manufactured from high quality 1mm carbon steel, that’s been correctly hardened, tempered, straightened and stress relieved to ensure the blades strength and straightness while the teeth have been set to deliver a faster cutting performance with optimal sawdust removal in both forward & reverse motions. The finely ground blade is coated with an
ultra-tough lacquer protecting the blade from corrosion whilst easing friction when sawing. The blade is ultrasonically welded to a bespoke ergonomic soft grip handle with a ridge free finger support achieving precise cutting and user comfort, even when used for prolonged periods.

Special Offer – Only £6 Each or 2 for £10


Celebrating Over 90 Years In Business!

By Daniel Mumby – Western Gazette

A HOUSEHOLD and gardening supplies store in Somerton has recently celebrated its 90th birthday – and is making plans to stick around for even longer.

Neil Taylor has served as managing director of Overt Locke on West Street since 1991, and has seen a drastic change in the way that people do business in that time.

He said: “The single biggest change that we’ve seen has been the influence of the internet and the way in which people shop.

“The bulk of our business is still done face-to-face, but people these days don’t automatically think to shop local. They go to the supermarkets, and we have to work hard to persuade them to support Somerton. In terms of social media we need to do that a lot more.”

Mr Taylor believes that Somerton’s retail fortunes in general would improve by filling more of the empty shops – such as those further up West Street.

He said: “Somerton has teetered on the brink at times. It’s always good to have more shops to bring people in, and there are a few vacant shops in the town.

“Retail is not easy nowadays, and it’s a question of finding enterprising people who want to take it on.”

Mr Taylor credits a lot of his success to being an “ethical” company and wanting to give something back to the local community.

In October 2014 staff dressed up in pink wigs and clothing to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care.

Mr Taylor said: “I like to think that I operate in an ethical, honest manner. You have to be fair towards both customers and staff.

“I hope that in the next few years we can still be an active part of the community, employing people and making a contribution.”


Get a Peckish Performance From The Birds In Your Garden

Get a Peckish performance from the birds in your garden for 2016, with our new range of bird food, feeders and wooden products.

Enriched with the unique Calvita vitamin and mineral blend, Peckish bird food is packed full of more nutrients and goodness to help make birds fitter, healthier and perform at their peak.

Spearheading the new range are Peckish Complete Energy Balls. These unique energy balls are packed full of suet and the 12 high quality ingredients from our Complete seed mix. Combined this delivers an all in one energy boosting food, leaving no mess. The new range also includes:

  • New and improved feed range, featuring brand new products including Peckish Complete Suet Bites and Peckish Daily Goodness Peanut Boost, an extra high protein kibbled peanut blend.
  • New feeder offering, including Peckish ready filled Easy Feeders, pre-filled with our Peckish Complete Seed Mix, so ready to hang on a tree!

Wendy French, Senior Marketing Manager for Westland Horticulture said “Feed Peckish products to your garden birds and you’ll be treated to an amazing performance every single day.”

“A gala in your garden of the fittest, finest birds swooping, looping, dancing and diving. Sit back and watch the show!”

Peckish will be kicking off a national press advertising campaign during January. The campaign will start with the Complete Easy Feeders advert, featuring £1 off the Peckish Range and this will be closely followed by the Complete Energy Ball advert that will hit from February.

These discount advertisements can be redeemed at Overt Locke Ltd. Advertisements can be found in the following press – Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Observer, BBC Gardeners World, Saga Magazine, Radio Times and BBC Wildlife.

We look forward to seeing you.

buckler boots

NEW Safety Dealer Boot Available at Overt Locke Ltd!

Another great innovation from Buckler Boots comes in the form of B1990SM.
This impressive looking safety Goodyear Welted safety dealer boot includes a dual thickness rubber scuff toe, a wider fitting steel toe cap and convenient rubber heel kick off ‘spur’. The B1990SM also features Buckler Boots innovative Buckflex system which provides easy on/easy off, no heel ‘dig’ when driving/operating foot controls while retaining full ankle support and close comfort fit for the lifetime of the boots. The boot is fitted with our lighter weight but tough rubber K3 sole providing maximum slip resistance (SRC) and completing S1 P HRO SRC safety specification.
The premium look is enhanced with quality cowhide crazy horse leather and triple stitching.
Suggested Sector Use:
Size 8-12 available £75 per pair

Visit Overt Locke Ltd to view our full range of workwear.


January Sale Now On!

Many items have been reduced – lawn mowers, strimmers, cook and bake ware, gardening equipment and much more!

Call into the shop at West Street, Somerton, TA11 7PS


Winter Fuel

  • Logs 12kg bag £3.50
  • Kindling 10kg bag £8.70
  • House Coal 20kg bag £8
  • Smokeless Coal £10.90
  • FREE Local Delivery Available


keep calm and do it yourself

DIY and Home Improvements

We stock quality DIY and Home Improvement products at great prices!

Available in store or order by telephone 01458 272626.


The Kitchen

Cooking and eating is such an important part of daily life and we’ve got all the cook and bake ware you could need to help create delicious dishes and make life easier.

We also stock a full range of kitchen electricals, utensils, food storage, plus many items for food preparation and much more.

Call into the shop at West Street, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7PS.

watering can

For the Garden

  • Gardening Tools and Equipment
  • Lawnmowers and Strimmers
  • Plants and Bulbs
  • Fruit and Vegetable Seeds
  • Compost
  • Pots and Tubs
  • Bird Feeders and Bird Foods
fencing panel

Strong and Durable Fencing

Strong and durable fencing. For all the different types, measurements and prices, please download our brochure (this can be found on the left hand side of the homepage). We offer a free local delivery service.



Everything you need for home brew

We have everything you need for home brew under one roof!

Beer, Wine and Cider Kits, Equipment and Ingredients

Visit http://www.beer-kits.co.uk

cake tin hire

Cake Tin Hire

At Overt Locke we offer a cake tin hire service. The costs are as follows:

  • 9am-5pm £5 per tin
  • 5pm-8.30am £5 per tin
  • *A deposit of £10 will be required

Key Cutting Service Available

  • All types of keys cut to size
  • Key cutting whilst you wait
  • Padlocks, locks, fittings and security

Carpet Cleaning System Hire

We offer a carpet cleaning system hire service.

NUMATIC CT-570 – the most effective way to give your carpet a deep clean

The costs for hire are as follows:

  • 9am-12 noon £10
  • 1pm-5pm £10
  • 9am-5pm £15
  • 5pm-8.30am £15
  • Deposit of £30 will be required

Telephone: 01458 272626 or call into the shop at West Street, Somerton.


Keep warm this winter

For all your heating needs. Great value products.