Monday, 7th November, 2011

Christmas is a coming…

The deli and the cafe in the snow

We’ve now had the lion’s share of our Christmas deliveries in.  There’s a great selection of christmassy chocolates, snacks and gift packs.  Also, we were quite excited when Adnams delivered some Sloe Gin and some of their Winter Spiced Liqueur.  Yes, that’s right, Adnams do a lot of stuff that isn’t beer.  In fact Adnams are the principal wine suppliers for the deli, offering everything from easy drinking table reds to deliciously crisp champagne – something worth remembering for those that start Christmas morning with a bucks fizz!    We’re hoping to have Adnams pop in and do a tasting on a Saturday leading up to Christmas, so keep an eye out for any information about that.

We’ll be open for the Wivenhoe Late Night Shopping event, and as usual you can stop by for a drop of mulled wine in return for a donation to the Colchester Cat Rescue.  This year should see our total donations top the £1000 mark, so please give generously for your cup of winter warmth!  Hopefully there won’t be any snow putting a dampener on things (pun intended) this year, so pop in and have a look around.  In addition to the mulled wine you can pop inside and order the usual array of take-away coffees, teas and hot chocolate.

We’ve touched on some of the new stock and the big Wivenhoe Christmas event, so we can finish by reminding everyone to get their Christmas orders in as early as possible.  We usually have around forty orders to prepare for Christmas Eve, all containing things such as fresh & frozen meats, sausages, bacon, ham, olives, pâtés, cheeseboards, and much more.  Given how busy we’ve been this year, we’re expecting that number to grow.  Remember, if you want good food at Christmas you have to start with good ingredients, and the quality and taste of our products are a world away from the cheap and tasteless ‘bargains’ to be had at the supermarkets.  So anyway, make sure to order in good time and avoid the Christmas crush.

Good luck with all your Christmas shopping…not long now!

deli opening hours
    Closed on Mondays
    Closed on Tuesdays
    Weds - Sat:
  • 9.30am - 5pm
  • 10am - 5pm
café opening hours
    Closed on Mondays
    Closed on Tuesdays
    Wednesday to Sunday:
  • 10am - 5pm

Breakfast served until 12 noon

Lunch served until 3pm

Last service 4.40pm

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