Francis Cheese

Francis is a collaborative cheese effort, with the base cheese being Stoney Cross which is made by Lyburn in the New Forest. James McCall then transports them to Doset and rind-washes the cheese for 8-10 weeks, giving it a richly flavoured, supple texture with a pink, sticky exterior and a … Read More

Bespoke BBQ with Aberdeen Angus Beef

We have a side of Aberdeen Angus beef that we have been ageing this week.  The marbling is glorious, and this is an opportunity for the serious BBQ chef that’s not to be missed. We have a whole brisket ready for those who love smoking low and slow, to create … Read More

Fresh pico de gallo (salsa)

Pico de gallo is easy to put together, is fantastic with a range of Isle of Wight tomatoes, and can be used as a dip (especially with Broad Bean Chips) or a fresh accompaniment to fish, BBQ meats, or spread over cheesy tortillas. Fresh pico de gallo (salsa) You’ll need: … Read More

Broad Bean Pod ‘Chips’

Crispy broad bean ‘chips’ Makes enough for 2 people You’ll need: 10 broad bean pods/husks 140g flour 250ml milk Sea salt Black pepper A pinch of chilli powder or cayenne (optional) Beef tallow for frying (can be substituted for sunflower oil) Method: Tear the pods in half along their seam … Read More

Stansted Unlocked – This weekend

MILITARY SPECTACULAR NEVER BEFORE SEEN AT STANSTED PARK With true British style and pageantry, the world-renowned Band of the Grenadier Guards will perform the spectacular ceremony of Beating Retreat in the iconic setting of Stansted Park this summer. This ceremonial highlight will be part of the weekend celebrations of Stansted … Read More

Isle of Wight Tomato Sauces, Juices & Salts

The Isle of Wight Tomato stall grow the most incredible tomatoes, which are delivered direct to the shop ripe, fresh and delicious.  They have now started making a superb range of ambient products based on those very same tomatoes. Tomato Sea Salt 60g Isle of Wight vine-ripened tomatoes, lightly roasted and … Read More

Spring Lamb, marinated & merguezed.

Spring Lamb is in, and yes, I know it’s not Spring anymore, but it is temperature-wise, and it’s also the perfect time to enjoy lamb.  While Uk lambs can be born anytime from November to June, the majority are born in April and May and grow for 5-8 months, so … Read More

Old Winchester – Our best-selling Cheese

Our local cheese sales have never been stronger, and leading the pack at the moment is Lyburn’s Old Winchester. It’s a superb cheese for the board, but is also a great cooking ingredient, being a natural alternative to Parmesan Cheese. Lyburn Cheese has been run by the Smales family for … Read More

Braised Pork Cheeks in Red Wine

I know it’s supposed to be summertime and you weren’t expecting to see the word ‘braised’ for another 4 months at least, but it’s still remarkably cool at night, and these succulent pork cheeks are hugely satisfying morsels that can be combined to make a fantastic tapas.  It’s time for … Read More

English Wine Week

It’s English Wine Week and we have some new wines in stock from Wykes Vineyard on the South Downs in Upper Swanmore.  They have three distinct wines: PINOT NOIR RED WINE A delicate and silky cool-climate Pinot Noir. Smoky red fruits and warm spice on the nose with strawberry and … Read More

Squished – No Berry Left Behind

Squished make fruit-based snacks from surplus local fruit that would otherwise go to waste. By air-drying strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, they lock in the natural flavours and nutrients to make delicious snacks, including strawberry and blueberry energy balls and flapjacks.  The ingredients are 100% natural, giving a delicious, healthy snack … Read More

Local Lettuce, broadbeans, courgettes & raspberries

The local fruit and veg season is now kicking off in earnest with a whole range of superb produce picked straight from Sussex and Hampshire farms and delivered direct to our door.  We have a new supplier which means our traceability for seasonal salads, fruit and veg has never been … Read More

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