Fruit & Veg
Wherever a local fruit or veg is in season, we will source that produce. Asparagus season - starting around St George’s Day (23rd April, depending on the weather - earlier if the weather is fine, later if it's cold) is very much a local tradition and we source not just green asparagus, but purple and white too – it’s great, just steamed or chargrilled with a little Cotswold or Netherend butter, simply delicious!
Being located close to the fruit and veg growers in the Vale of Evesham and Herefordshire, local fruit farms, such as Hayles Fruit Farm at Winchcombe, and the veg growing areas of Chipping Campden, we are lucky to have plenty on our doorstep when in season.
Luckily, we have mushrooms from the organic Chelbury Mushroom Farm all year round. Out of season, obviously we have to source our fruit and veg from further afield.
The Real Olive Company from Bristol have supplied us with their exceptional olives since we opened. In our mind, they are quite simply the best olives we’ve tasted – and we sell lots of these nuggets of deliciousness.
We have Sarah Churchill’s delicious range of artisan preserves from her Gloucester-based Artisan Kitchen. Sarah is clocking up the food awards with her exquisite marmalades and preserves. Is there a better breakfast than some La Parisienne bread, Cotswold Butter and one of Sarah’s delicious marmalades? We'd say no, it's truly a foodie heaven.
You’ll also find jams and chutneys from Simply Seasonal – Hayley and Wendy run their local business on the basis of traditional values that were once at the core of food production. All their jams and chutneys are handmade with locally sourced, fresh produce.
Chocolate & Biscuits
We have lovely chocolates from local Gloucestershire producers such as Wicked & Wonderful, Lick the Spoon and the Chocolate Tree. You will also find excellent handcrafted chocolate from Herefordshire’s Cocoa Connection, who only use the finest quality sustainably grown, Fair Trade chocolate in their bars. The great thing about Cocoa Connection is that for every bar you buy, they donate a month’s supply of clean water to those living without access to safe, clean water in the cocoa growing regions. This really is a chocolate worth enjoying!