With Christmas just around the corner, it’s full steam ahead –
In the Shop:
From parsnips, potatoes, carrots, red cabbage and Brussel sprouts to the clementine box and fresh cranberries, chestnuts, spices, as well as the very best of Christmas puddings (LillyPuds have a gluten free one), stollen, mincemeat, jellies, jams, brandy butter, our own pickled onions and moreish nibbles, the shop is laden with top quality produce to cater for your guests.
Brussel sprouts Though much maligned, sprouts cooked correctly are sweetly tender and delicious
Healthy – packed with vitamins A and C, iron, potassium and fibre.
Serve – raw, sliced thinly in a salad with hazelnuts, roasted with caraway seeds until crisp on the outside and tender inside or sautéed in melted butter with chilli flakes, or nutmeg, fennel seeds, toasted almonds, lemon juice or pancetta and chestnuts.
Do look out for sprouts sold on their stem as they keep fresh for much longer as continue to ‘live’ off the nutrients in the stem. The tops can be eaten too – use as greens shredded and tossed in butter or add to stews or soups.
Gourmet Food, Gifts and Homeware
Luxury food gifts are always received with pleasure – explore what’s on offer. Belgian chocolate, Italian panattone, Scottish shortbread beautifully packaged in tins with eye catching art. Inspiring gifts, bags, salad bowls, lovely selection of scented candles and gorgeous smellies, table candles, decorations, napkins, baubles for the tree, charity Christmas cards and wrapping paper, we’re here to help with every lovely thing for all to enjoy.
Don’t forget the less glamorous items such as matches, pet food, seeds for the birds, kindling and coal for the fire.
To toast the festive season there’s a drink to cater for all, from champagne and local English sparkling wines to fine red and white wines, craft beers and ales, artisan spirits with an exciting choice of gins, whisky, port and Moonshine.
We are still taking orders for your turkey, goose, beef and other meats, whole and half cheeses and pies. To guarantee your order, please place by 10 December.
Please pick up a form from the shop or download one, complete and give to a member of staff. For your ease you can order online paying the deposit via Paypal.
If you have any queries please do ask or telephone us
Telephone: 01920 821246
Luxury hampers brimming with food and drink are a perfect solution for many gifts and a wide variety of styles and sizes are ready to pick up from the shop. If you’d like to order a bespoke one though, please call or ask a member of staff.
The Pye’s Farm Hamper is available to order online – a charming gift with a luxury mini Christmas pudding, apple chutney and one of their delicious two portion pies with your choice of filling.
Please see our Christmas pages on the website with full details.
In the Café
Special Festive Lunch Menu
Our specials menu throughout December will include freshly cooked festive dishes – starters, roast turkey and trimmings, roast beef, fish as well as vegetarian dishes and scrummy seasonal desserts.
Winter Afternoon Tea – Catch up with friends and enjoy an afternoon tea with us– we have a choice of two options for you:
Our Festive Afternoon Tea begins with a warming shot of mulled wine or glass of prosecco and choice of tea or coffee. Enjoy our selection of delicious homemade seasonal savoury bites, salmon blinis, sweet treats with a festive makeover such as mince pie shortbread and ginger cream, pistachio & lime macaroon, mini Christmas pudding and scone with jam and clotted cream.
Available from 1st – 31st December from 12.30pm, Mondays – Saturdays.
£27.95 per person includes the welcome drink. £24.95 without the alcoholic drink.
Please ring us to make a booking for this Festive Tea – a £5 deposit is required per person.
Our Traditional Afternoon Tea with warm handmade scone served with jam and clotted cream, selection of finger sandwiches, savouries, freshly baked cakes and pastries and choice of tea or coffee. £16.95 per person. Enjoy with a glass of prosecco or mulled wine too at £4.25 a glass.
We offer a vegetarian Traditional Tea but not as a Festive Tea, please call us to chat through options.
Fresh Christmas Trees
Two varieties of freshly cut trees; the Nordmann Fir – popular for its soft foliage, even shape, strong branches and non-drop glossy dark green needles and traditional Norway Spruce. We will net them for you and carry to your car – we also have tree stands.
We also have for you at a special price of £24.99, a 5-6 ft Nordmann tree which includes the stand.
Fresh wreaths and mistletoe also available
Corney & Barrow wines
If you’d like some wine suggestions for the big day, Rob, our wine guru recommends:
Aperitif – Champagne Delamotte (Brut NV) with both its opulence and precision has to be first on the drinks list come the 25th, a lively way to start the day and fantastic with a cooked breakfast, or, indeed, alone!
Starter – The Gavi di Gavi was a tremendous hit at our Festive Day Tasting and it’s easy to see why! Lovely soft white flower aromas and a mineral freshness make this a ‘must-have’ for a somewhat lighter entrée to the hedonism that naturally follows!
Turkey – Again, the Corney & Barrow St-Emilion Grand Cru, from the wonderful Chateau Bellevue-Figeac, showed beautifully at the Tasting Day and makes for the perfect pair to a ‘full on’ Christmas day feast. The cherries, berries and violets in this wine may play over the flavours of the dish while the fine, well-integrated tannins get to work and break things down for you on the palate. Another must for Rob!
Christmas Pudding – Ruby Port as always is a fabulous idea here, tonnes of sugar and exuberant red fruit in the wine which makes it a match right enough for the dessert to end all desserts! The Corney & Barrow expression is made by the Van Zeller family, famed for their outstanding work at Qunita do Noval and Quinta Vale Donna Maria respectively. Enjoy!
Christmas Opening Times
Saturday 22nd December 7am – 6pm
Sunday 23rd December 7am – 5pm
Christmas Eve, Monday 24th December 7am – 4pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December Closed
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December Closed
Thursday 27th December Closed
Friday 28th December 9am – 4pm
Saturday 29th December 9am – 5pm
Sunday 30th December 9am – 4pm
New Year’s Eve, Monday 31st December 9am – 4pm
New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1st January Closed
Wednesday 2nd January Normal hours
Please note when the shop opens at 7am the Café will not start serving until 7.30am
We’d like to thank you for your wonderful custom and support this year and wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Christmas.