Our new Butchery Apprentice

We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Porter as our new butchery apprentice starting tomorrow. Sarah is the ideal candidate, with a wealth of corporate and marketing experience, but who has always wanted to be a butcher.  She has excellent knowledge of food and cooking, having run a catering business with … Read More

Events at Stansted – Get involved!

There is always something going on at Stansted, especially as lockdown eases, starting this weekend with the wonderful Stansted Garden Show.  There is also the Nostalgia Show, followed by Stansted Unlocked, which will be a great weekend that will give you the chance to explore all the changes that have … Read More

Light Summer Bries

Brie is the ultimate summer cheese, a soft, white cheese that is creamy, rich, and melts in the mouth.  We have several to choose from, including from our most local cheesemaker: Goodwood Home Farm. Levin Down is a deliciously rich and creamy soft white cheese that melts in the mouth. … Read More

The Butcher’s Bespoke BBQ

It’s hot, safe to gather outside, and ideal conditions for some British BBQ.  Our fantastic butchery team are here to help you with some bespoke BBQ cuts, so if you have a burger recipe, want a special kind of kebab, or are after Jacob’s Ladder or Bavette steak, let us … Read More

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

We are genuinely excited by the arrival of our specialized orange juicer. You can now buy orange juice in 3 separate-sized bottles that is squeezed in front of your eyes.  I actually didn’t have a coffee this morning, instead, I sipped on a cool, refreshing glass of OJ. We’ll be … Read More

Chocolate Torte, Lemon Ice Cream, Local Strawberries

Our new homemade chocolate tortes are seriously indulgent. Made with Belgian Couverture chocolate, this is a grown-up desert and a little goes a long way. They are excellent with some of Simon’s vanilla ice cream, or even better, his lemon ice cream which balances out the richness of the torte … Read More

Tom’s Bank Holiday Cheeseboard

If you have some friends or family coming round to enjoy the sunshine this Bank Holiday, then Tom has put together the perfect cheeseboard, ideal for the late spring sunshine. This board is £17.50 for 150g of each cheese, which will keep 6 of you very happy. Wild Garlic Cornish … Read More

Romano Remains

These Romano Peppers from the Isle of Wight Tomato Stall are truly spectacular – and are the ideal vehicle for creating a delicious meal using up your leftovers.  Any remains can be quickly transformed – with rice, beans or pulses, combined with gently fried onion and garlic, and enhanced with … Read More

Seasonal Deli Delights – Chicken & Asparagus Pie

In the interests of quality control and maintaining standards, I thought I would try one of Vicky’s Chicken and Asparagus Pies for lunch today.  It was full of succulent chicken, fresh Rogate asparagus and a rich, creamy sauce. No filler, no random bits of swede or unidentifiable vegetable matter, just … Read More

Sausage & Bean Casserole

I love one-pot wonders as it keeps the washing up under control while creating a dish that oozes with flavours. I recommend sausages AND chorizo because it gives you an extra level of texture, and it’s worth cooking the chorizo in small chunks until it’s a little bit crispy on … Read More

Free-Range Pork

It’s always risky to post pictures of lambs, pigs, and cows alongside recipes and images of butchered pork and beef cuts, as most of us have become removed from the realities of where our food comes from and the processes necessary to put food on our plates.  I’m always concerned … Read More

Singing the Blues

It’s time to sing the praises of our blue cheeses, with an incredible selection of local, national and European blues on offer this weekend.  Our locals include the mighty, award-winning Isle of Wight Blue, but is joined by another local newcomer, Blue Clouds from Balcombe in West Sussex, a rich, … Read More

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