Life of Pie – Gavin’s Venison Pie

Gavin’s Blog: This week I am writing about venison. It is a pleasure to cook with wild meat especially when it is sourced on your doorstep. We are extremely fortunate to be able to source wild Fallow venison from Stansted and Uppark estates. Respecting the animal is very important to … Read More

Summer Squash Recipes

One of our lovely customers, Laura, is an excellent cook and grows tromboncino squash (that are also known as zucchini trombetta).  She recommended a couple of recipes for these excellent squash that are originally from Central North America.  They hold all the seeds at the end, with the result that … Read More

Meat Boxes 10% Off + Mutton, Goat & Oxtail

The first of the Autumn gales approaches this weekend, and it’s time to relegate salads to the side and bring out the slow cooked comfort food while the rain lashes the windows outside.  We have goat from Southampton, mutton, oxtail and stewing beef, while diced venison and lamb are also … Read More

Wild Meat: Rabbit, Wood Pigeon, Muntjac & Fallow

We have a great selection of wild meat available this week, natural, sustainable and delicious. With wild rabbit that has been ferreted from Cobnor, this is a pre-war favourite dish that is gradually coming back into favour.  It is lean and healthy white meat, that works best in a stew … Read More

Gorilla Gin

We are now stocking Gorilla Spirits Gins, another superb local gin that is made just north of here in Four Marks, Hampshire.  There are two Gorilla Gins, Silverback Mountain strength Gin with a strong but gentle flavour, and Silverback Old Tom gin which is packed with flavour and a little … Read More

Homemade Taramasalata

We have smoked cod’s roe available in the shop from Springs Smokery. With this you can make the most delicious taramasalata you have ever had. It’s nothing like the shop bought rubbish with it’s food colouring and filler, instead, it’s a smoky, fishy delicacy that makes ideal summer grazing while … Read More

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