We stock hundreds of products ranging from household staples to local delicacies, so don’t be fooled by our tiny premises.
We’re proud to support local growers and artisan producers and are constantly looking to expand our range. Read more about our suppliers here.
Fresh Meat and Deli
We offer the famous Nelsons Butchers’ pork pies and sausages, alongside Bancroft’s steak pies, a wide range of cooked goods from Grasmere Pork Products and Hay Meadow Farm patés from nearby Wing. When the weather’s warm why not pop in for some delicious picnic treats or one of our top-quality BBQ packs? A more recent introduction is a selection of sweet and savoury pies, including gluten free products, from the Award Winning Rutland Pie Company of Oakham.
Our pre-order service is available throughout the year, taking the hassle out of shopping for the weekend, family gatherings and special occasions. Simply call in or phone by noon on Thursday to collect your joint of meat, ribs, poultry, or whole cooked ham from the shop on Friday. Anything the butcher can prepare for you in their own shop is available through this service.
Freshly-prepared meals from COOK
We all have evenings when there simply isn’t time to prepare a meal from scratch. Rather than phoning for takeaway why not pick up a delicious supper from COOK’s award-winning range? We regularly stock comfort food such as cottage pie and lasagne, along with luxurious dishes like Red Thai Chicken Curry, Beef Stroganoff, Smoked Haddock Gratin and Huntsman’s Chicken. And for an indulgent dessert choose from COOK’s individual Dark Chocolate Fondants or Baked Vanilla Cheesecakes.
Fresh Bread and Baked Goods
Fresh bread is delivered daily from The King’s Cliffe Bakery. Our Saturday delivery of fresh croissants is always popular so place your order by 12.30pm Friday to avoid disappointment.
Eve’s Cakes in Woodnewton supply us with a wide range of delicious homemade cakes including Rich Almond, Old Fashioned Ginger, and Rum & Coconut, as well as all-butter shortbread and a variety of fruit cakes.
Both Kings Cliffe Bakery and Eve’s Cakes are happy to prepare to order if you require something special.
Dairy and Ice Cream
Free-range Rutland eggs from Stephen Drakes of Welland Valley eggs of Market Harborough.
Stephen’s mother, Dorothy, was a former resident of Collyweston so he has a long connection with the village and is thrilled to be able to supply us with one of our staple products.
Ice cream and sorbets are supplied by Gallones of Northampton in a range of popular flavours.
Beer, Wine and Cider
We’re particularly proud of our selection of quality wines. Hand-picked and supplied by a Master of Wine who lives locally and is recognised as one of the country’s top vintners, these wines are good value and not easily found elsewhere.
We also stock a range of excellent ciders and beer brewed by Kings Cliffe Brewery and by Tony Davies of the Grainstore Brewery in Oakham. Why not try something new, such as Rutland Osprey Ale or Lady in Pink Cider?
Other Local Products
Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are available daily. In late spring we’re excited by the first delivery of baby asparagus from Ashby, followed by juicy strawberries and raspberries from Rutland Fruit Farm at Manton. Meanwhile, in February we look forward to gorgeous Seville oranges for marmalade making.
Other local products we are proud to stock include:
- Belvoir Cordials
- A range of jams, pickles and chutneys from the Pickled Village at Bulwick and Hay Meadow Farm at Wing
- Corkers Crisps from Ely
- Farrington Oils and Dressings from Wellingborough
- Rape-flower honey from Easton-on-the-Hill – particularly popular with local hay-fever sufferers
We’re not just about specialist foods though and offer a range of day-to day-groceries, cleaning and personal hygiene products such as: tea and coffee, milk, juice, biscuits, tinned goods, frozen foods, ketchup, salt, pet food, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, baby food, formula milk, disposable nappies, nappy sacks and toilet rolls.
To save you a journey into town we also stock a miscellany of useful household items, including painkillers, throat sweets, Calpol, tights, greetings cards, gift wrap, sellotape, string, batteries and windscreen de-icer.
Books of first and second class stamps are available and the village post-box is close by.
Newspapers and Magazines
We stock all the main national newspapers, along with the Stamford Mercury and a range of magazines. We are happy to order in your favourite publications for collection.
If you’re looking for a gift or just something to brighten up your windowsill, check out our pretty stand of beautiful potted plants, grown or selected specifically for us by Amanda Milsom of Collyweston. We also stock Thorntons chocolates and books by local authors, such as Will Stebbings of Ketton.
Logs and Barbecue Coal
We sell small packs of logs throughout the winter. And in summer, why not pick up your barbecue coal and firelighters from us at the same time as your meat?