The Best of Local Produce

We look for local suppliers wherever possible. At present we have:

BROWN BAG CRISPS

Produced by a small Surrey-based family business run by Phil & Viv, their ethos is "to produce delicious hand cooked potato crisps where the taste and crunch are never compromised". 

CUPSMITH

Another family business, headed up by husband and wife team George and Emma, with their coffee roastery at Runwick Hill just outside Farnham.

The pictures show three of their coffee offerings and we also use their 'Glorious Espresso' Arabica beans for our coffee machine!

COLD PRESSED OIL Co.

Also very local, being based at Clare Park Farm near Crondall, they produce the multi award winning Pure Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil from seed that is grown on the farm. They also supply us with Dressings and Infused Oil.

CROSBIES

Crosbies is a family company based at Wormley in Surrey that specialises in the high quality hand made produce. Their signature product is their Chocolate Brownie (of which there are now several delicious variants!). They also make scrumptious cakes all of which are baked from scratch using the best quality fresh natural ingredients. Their products contain no artificial colours, preservatives or any other nonsense, just great tasting ingredients! You won't be able to resist temptation!

GOOD TASTE BAKERY

Good Taste is an independent business, based in Camberley, that is owner-managed by Master Baker, Dean Wilsher, and Head of Confectionery, Debbie Wilsher.

They produce over 40 different breads and rolls and every single item they produce is made by hand combining high quality ingredients with traditional craft baking skills, and twenty first century technology.

We cannot stock all 40+ styles but try to cover a wide range including wholemeal, granary and speciality breads.  If there is another of their breads which is your favourite let us know and will order it for you.  See our Bread page.

HOGSBACK BREWERY

The Hogsback Brewery started up in 1992 in Tongham, just of the A31 Hogsback road. It was based in 18th century farm buildings that at various times stored wheat,  housed cattle and, appropriately, hogs! The very first brew was named TEA (for Traditional English Ale) which remains very popular to this day.

Nowadays they have a wide range of beers, lagers and cider to choose from in draught and bottle form, from year-round favourites to Seasonal specials.

In 2014, they planted their own hop garden, ( the first new hop garden in the immediate Farnham area for over 100 years) and their historic Farnham White Bine hops are not grown anywhere else in the world!

HUNGRY GUEST

With a bakery at Chichester and a shop/café at Petworth, Hungry Guest are "Serious About Baking"!

They hand make and bake delicious breads,  several of which have received national awards, including Gold Taste Awards and Triptree World Bread Awards.

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There are 4 basic ingredients in the loaves: flour, water, salt and in some slow dough recipes, the occasional tiny bit of fresh yeast to boost the natural leavens in the rising of the dough. Never any improvers, preservatives, enhancers or E-numbers. Every batch has its own recipe and is hand crafted from scratch.

The loaves are left to slowly and naturally ferment, generally overnight, until ready to be baked on the stone sole of the oven.  The resulting sourdough and slow dough loaves are nutritious, easily digestible and have a long natural shelf life – that is if you can resist eating them!

MUMMY MAKES FUDGE

Liz Usher now makes her delicious fudges at the Mess Kitchen, Farnham Pottery, in Wrecclesham.  The fudges come in a range of scrummy flavours

SPRINKLE OF SAFFRON

For the taste of authentic Indian curries try the much loved Sprinkle of Saffron range (Chicken, Lamb, Prawn and Vegetable curries of different strengths) from this Farnham based company.  A hot favourite!

SUMMERDOWN

Summerdown have been growing, harvesting and distilling their very own Black Mitcham peppermint for almost three decades, and now cultivate over 100 acres of peppermint on their family farm in near Basingstoke.

They say: "Thanks to the slow, sustainable way we farm, Summerdown Mint has a pure, invigorating taste and aroma – unlike anything you’ll have tried before."


And coming soon (when we have our expanded Chiller and Freezer space) we plan to stock products from the following Local Suppliers:

 

JANES KITCHEN

Based in Hungerford, Jane Woodward makes a superb range of premium handmade Ready Meals and Pies,  Using fresh ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible and free of all additives and colourings. Available in single, double or family sizes.

CATCH

Based on the Isle of Wight At the beginning of 2012 Catch began manufacturing fishcakes, crab cakes, crab bisque and many other fish delicacies in 2012.

They support sustainable local fishing from along the South Coast and have won a number of Great Taste Awards.

ELSTEAD VILLAGE DISTILLERS

Will be one of nearest suppliers, being based at Thundry Farm in Elstead. They handcraft a range of small batch gins with different botanical infusions.  Their Original Thundry Hills gin is a rich tasting liquor with caraway and sweet orange. Smooth with a warming taste of cassia bark. Best enjoyed with a twist of fresh orange and your favourite tonic water!