Get Pickled

We have a new Pickle supplier to join our regular pickles: the Crooked Pickle Company make fantastic pickles from the freshest vegetables and fruit and with no artificial colours, preservatives or additives. It’s a lovely range that includes award-winning Bread & Butter pickles that could easily be served with every … Read More

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The Ultimate Easter Egg – The Big Green Egg

If you are thinking about the ultimate BBQ and outdoor cooking, then look no further than the Big Green Egg.  You can cook absolutely anything on it with precise control over your cooking temperature, so it acts just like an oven.  The difference is in the flavour, as cooking over … Read More

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Easter Wine from L’Assemblage

We’ve teamed up with Guy Willings from L’Assemblage Ltd, to get you some very special wine to go with your Easter lamb this year.  Please let me know if you would like to pre-order as there will be limited stock in the shop? Chateau Canon-Chaigneau Situated in 21 hectares around … Read More

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Padron Peppers & Tapas

We have fresh Padron Peppers from the Isle of Wight alongside their lovely tomatoes.  This time of year is known as the hungry gap in the UK, as winter crops finish, while the summer season is still far away, so any local greenery needs to be cherished and enjoyed. Padron … Read More

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Easter Treats

Alongside a glorious range of Easter Eggs, truffles and chocolate bars, we also have some more unusual Easter Treats, such as Sussex Simnel Cake and a beautiful  Italian Easter cake is called Colomba (which means dove in English). Colomba is very similar to panettone, made using real butter, eggs, milk, … Read More

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Delicious Deli Delights

We are improving our deli counter, as we are joined by our new deli chef, Vicky, who will be building on our home-cooked range of pies, quiche, sausage rolls and other goodies.  We have a new deli fridge and have some fabulous new products as well as bringing back some … Read More

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A Cheese Counter for Cheese Lovers

We now have over 80 cheeses in our chocker cheese counter, with all the best local cheeses now supported by the Best of British and finest French, Italian and Irish cheeses.  Our knowledgeable suppliers can source almost any good cheese, so even if we don’t stock the cheese you are … Read More

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National Butchers Week

It’s National Butchers Week this week, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to take our hats off to our two master butchers: Lee and Ray. Between them they have over 75 years of butchery experience, having developed their skills at independent and supermarket butchery counters before coming to Stansted … Read More

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Crème de la crème of Continental Cheeses

We have a new cheese supplier who is providing the crème de la crème of Continental cheeses – hand-selected from farms and cheesemakers in France, Italy, Ireland and others.  They join our counter of Legendary Locals and Best of British to give you a superb selection of outstanding cheeses. Simeon … Read More

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TOATS MYLK

TOATS MYLK is produced on Rushmere Farm using oats grown on the farm. In two years they will have completed their conversion to organic farming, but until then they maintain that ecological biodiversity is not only critical to sustaining our existence on this planet, but central to productivity. Where possible … Read More

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Real Bread Week

It’s Real Bread Week and we are showcasing some of our superb artisan bread makers.  It’s also a perfect excuse to make your own bread, which can be very simple to do – starting with this no-knead bread from Ballymaloe which is delicious, to creating your own sourdough starter, and … Read More

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Great Game

We have a great selection of game this week, all of it wild.  We have rabbit that has been ferreted in Chidham, wood pigeon shot off the rapeseed in Stoughton, fallow deer from Uppark and Hampshire muntjac and mallard. Game is lean, healthy, and sustainable – in fact with restaurants … Read More

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