Next Thursday, 5 – 9pm on 23rd November we are opening late for our Christmas Taster Night.  Join us for some seriously tasty Christmas Nibbles (Gavin will be showcasing turkey and gammon, along with various canapes) and there will be a warming drink to get you in the mood. Please let us know if you are interested in coming, so that we can keep you well fed and watered…

You will have the chance to peruse the shop, tasting as you go.  Starting with our deli counter – we will have the full selection of cheeses to try, thanks to our wholesaler, Longmans.  This will give you the chance to work on your Christmas cheese board, with Stiltons and Cheddars, alongside the more unusual cheeses that you may not have tried before.

We will also have a range of dips, snacks, olives and nuts from Belazu (who supply us with their fantastic pesto and harissa) for you to graze on.

Bread Addiction will be supplying mince pies, and if you want some incredible sourdough bread or Stansted Stollen over the Christmas weekend, then you will need to pre-order to make sure we bake enough.  The butchery will be open so that you can discuss Christmas Roasts, turkeys and gammons with our butcher.

Last but not least, the drinks: Mike from Chalice Mead will be offering tasters of his delicious local mead that comes in a range of flavours, from Hawthorn and Nettle to Chilli and Chocolate.  We will have wines to taste that will match your Christmas menu and Jamie will be on hand to talk through the multitude of beers that we have on sale.  Again, if you like your beer, it’s worth giving this some serious thought as pairing the right beer with your Christmas Lunch will result in a better experience on two counts.  We will also have Silly Moo Cider offering Mulled Cider so we have covered all the bases.

It will be a fun evening and we hope you can join us.