The Village Delicatessen

This page has all the posts related to our deli. In here you can find out about what's going on in the deli, what products we're stocking or other stuff that might be interesting. We also post news about special offers and discounts in here, so it's always worth checking back! You can find out more about our deli on the About Us page.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017

September Opening…

Okay, I’m resigned to only using the site for opening hours updates until I can redesign the whole thing so it works on mobile devices and stuff.

Anyway, we’re closed from September 1st until 13th for maintenance work. We’ll re-open as usual on Thursday 14th September.

Today we also have our usual cheese sale (up to 50% off) for the stuff that won’t make it until we re-open, so pop in and grab a bargain!

Thursday, 8th December, 2016

Christmas 2016

The deli and the cafe in the snow

Okay, so we only ever manage to find time to update the website come Christmas.  We do try, honestly!

Anyway, the Christmas 2016 ORDER FORMS ARE HERE.  The deadline for us to guarantee your order is end of business on 14th December.  We’re usually okay to fill orders after this date but no promises.

If you check our Facebook page (which gets updated slightly more often), you’ll also see we’ve got our homemade mince pies on again.  We heartily recommend them…

Thursday, 31st December, 2015

The Annual Big Cheese Sale!

The Cheese Counter

We’re open today (New Year’s Eve) from 10am until 3pm.

As many of you know, we close the Deli and the Café for the first couple of weeks of January to catch up on all the work we didn’t have time for during December.  Even if we were open, it’s a lean time for a food shop when people are still trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions and eat their way through the apocalyptic amounts of food they bought for Christmas.

Up to 50% off most of the cheese in the counter, with most of the rest at 25% off.  So treat your New Year’s Eve Party to some decent grub and grab a bargain.

Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

Mince Pies and things…

Our Mince Pies!

This year we’re trying something a little different.  Along with our usual stock of Christmas Puddings and Christmas Cakes (and the stock is running down as we speak, so don’t delay!), we’re going to be baking our special homemade Mince Pies to order.

Boxes of 6 will be £3.00.  Buy 12 or more and the price drops to £2.80 per box.  As you can see from the pictures, they’re a little smaller than the usual store-bought variety, but they’re much nicer.  Give us a few days notice, let us know which day you want them and we’ll have them ready, freshly baked for that day.

It’s perhaps a little early to wish you all a Merry Christmas, but the time is coming…

Our Mince Pies! Our Mince Pies in their box! Christmas Cake with an alternative to icing Our Christmas Cake

Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

Christmas Opening 2015

Christmas Hours

The Deli

The Christmas opening hours in the Deli will be as usual until:

Mon 21st, Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd — 9.30am until 5pm
Thursday (Christmas Eve) — 9.30am until 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, the 27th, and the 28th.

Tues 29th, Weds 30th, Thurs 31st — 10.00am until 3pm

The Café

The Café will be open as usual until Sunday 20th December, which will be our last day open this year.

Both the Deli and the Café will reopen on the 14th January.

Saturday, 14th November, 2015

Christmas Order time…

It’s Christmas again.  Almost.

This is where we promise to start posting more frequent updates to the website to keep you entertained, and well, we will try but to be honest we spend so much time running the place we struggle with our “media presence”.  We’re always here if you need us!

Anyway, you can find a link to download the Christmas order forms at the end of this post.  If you don’t fancy downloading them and printing them out, you can have a look to use as a guide and just email us your order.  Or simply drop into the shop as we have a pile of them waiting for you.

The deadline this year is SUNDAY 13th DECEMBER.

It’s a little early because of how Christmas Day falls, but these are the requirements of our suppliers.  Orders taken after this date we can usually fill but it is on a first-come, first-served basis so we can’t guarantee anything.  We’ve put them out a month early so even the less organised have time!

Do be aware however that our baker, De’Ath’s, have decided they don’t want to work between Christmas and New Year, so although we’ll be open we won’t have our usual selection of breads available.  Please bear this in mind if you need to order extra to freeze.

The Rabbit Bakery will be doing a small bake on New Year’s Eve, so there will be some bread on that day.

All that’s left is to wish you a Merry Run Up To Christmas!  Don’t get too stressed!

Click Here for the Christmas Order Form

Thursday, 11th December, 2014

Christmas Orders for 2014

Nobody likes to think about Christmas too early, but we’ve had the order forms in the shop for a little over a week now and someone suggested I make them available online too, which is a good idea.

Unfortunately, Christmas falls on a Thursday this year, which is Bad News for small retailers as our orders have to be with our suppliers almost a week earlier than usual.  We have included the ‘Order By’ dates on the forms as well.  Please bear in mind that we will do our absolute best to fulfil orders placed after these dates, but we can’t guarantee anything!  Sorry!

Orders must be in by these dates for the following items…

Fresh Meats: Saturday 13th Dec
Cheeses: Wednesday 17th Dec
Dairy & Fresh bread: Saturday 20th December

The orders themselves…

Our order form is quite straightforward.  We haven’t included a tick sheet of things you might like as the range available from our fresh suppliers would mean we are handing out actual booklets or brochures.

The butcher (Primrose Pork) provides Pork and Beef as you’d like and expect a butcher to provide it, and even a range of Lamb.

The bakers includes both De’Ath’s (our daily bread) and The Rabbit Bakery (our Saturday speciality bread) and they supply their usual range.

The dairy is Marybelle, so higher quality and more local than nearby supermarket offerings, and they supply milk, creams, yoghurts, and even creme fraiche.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Click here to download a pdf of our order sheet.

Deli Order Sheets – Christmas 2014


Thursday, 11th December, 2014

Christmas Opening 2014

The deli and the cafe in the snow

Okay, well, it’s Christmas 2014 and we’ve gone a whole year without putting any updates on the website.  I suppose that’s the downside of spending all your time actually running the place – no time for self promotion!

Our Christmas Opening Hours for the Café…

[I just updated our software for the first time in a year and I’m having problems uploading the images.  I’ll work on this later, so for now…]

Tuesday 16th Until Sunday 21st: 10am – 5pm as usual

Then the café is closed until the 13th of January, reopening on the 14th.

Our Christmas Hours for the Deli…

18th, 19th, 20th: 9.30am – 5pm

Sunday 21st: 10am – 5pm

Monday 22nd: 9.30am – 5pm (Yes, open on the Monday!)

Tuesday 23rd: 9.30am – 5pm

Wednesday 24th (Christmas eve): 9.30am – 4pm

25th, 26th, 27th, 28th: Closed

29th, 30th, 31st: 10am – 4pm




deli opening hours
    Closed on Mondays
    Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat:
  • 9.30am - 5pm
  • 9.30am - 1pm
  • 10am - 4pm
café opening hours
    Closed on Mondays
    Tuesday to Sunday:
  • 10am - 5pm

Breakfast served until 12 noon

Lunch served until 3pm

Last service 4.40pm

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