The Village Delicatessen

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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




Friday, 13th December, 2013

Christmas Opening 2013

Christmas Hours

The Christmas rush is a busy time and to make sure you know when we’re available we’ve cobbled together our opening times for the holiday periods.  Our Christmas Opening Hours are as follows:

The Deli

Monday 16th: CLOSED
Tuesday 17th: 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday 18th: 9.30am – 1pm
Thursday 19th,
Friday 20th,
Saturday 21st: 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday 22nd: 10am – 4pm
Monday 23rd: 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesday 24th
(CHRISTMAS EVE!) : 9.30am – 4pm


Friday 27th,
Saturday 28th,
Sunday 29th,
Monday 30th: 10am – 4pm

Then we are closed from 31st December until 14th January.

The Café

Hours are as usual leading up to Christmas except:

We are closed from Monday 23rd December until January 14th.


Friday, 13th December, 2013

Ready, steady, CHRISTMAS!

The deli and the cafe in the snow

It’s that time of year again.  It hasn’t exactly crept up on us – it never does these days – but still the little tasks get away from you.  Well, we’re almost fully stocked for that final run up to the year’s biggest day of doing nothing with the family.  Stocked up in preparation for the end of the world?  No!?  Best get down here then!

We still  have order forms available to guarantee your fresh stuff (meat, cheese, bread, etc.) but our guarantee cut-off is Monday 16th for the forms, so it’s really a last-hurrah for them over the weekend.  We’ll still try and get anything ordered after that but it’s less certain you’ll get exactly what you need after that.  Sorry!


One of our puds

Also, be aware, Our ‘World Famous’ (they’ve been posted to every corner of the globe!) Christmas Puddings are running out fast!  Get ’em while you can!


Adnams Single Malt Whisky

It’s not all HURRY, HURRY, HURRY though.  Good news is, Adnams have finally released the first of their Whisky!  It’s beautiful, much anticipated, ever-so-slightly expensive, and LIMITED EDITION.  Okay, so it is a little bit of HURRY, but they’ll make an excellent gift for the Whisky-lovers, so don’t miss out.

Merry Christmas to you all, and we hope you have a very greedy Christmas!

Thursday, 27th June, 2013

Summer arrives (at last)

The famously changeable weather of these fair isles never seems to satisfy us as a weather watching nation.  Still, with better weather here, we can proclaim that ‘Salad Days are here again!’

Katie has begun with the usual salads: potato salad, tabouleh, rice salad, lentil & carrot salad, and a few others.  Available to take away in the shop, or as part of your lunch in the café.

On the good days you can even sit out in our quiet little courtyard garden, a nice safe spot away from the bustle of the, er, village.

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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