Tagged with local honey

Mrs B’s Bees

Mrs B’s Bees

I have been meaning to write about locally produced Surrey honey for a while. I will only buy mine from various beekeepers I meet on my rounds of farm shops and farmers markets. They all taste different and it’s fascinating to know that the source was wildflowers, chestnuts, heather or even oil seed rape. Luckily … Continue reading

Village Greens Farm Shops

Village Greens Farm Shops

Award winning ethical farm shops in Ockley and Dorking run by owners Catherine and James Dampier who have stuck hard to their founding principles  The upside: This is ethical trading at it’s finest with all suppliers fully researched before products are listed  The downside: Be prepared to pay for quality and integrity but its totally … Continue reading

Simply Scones Tea Room & Walled Garden Shop

Simply Scones Tea Room & Walled Garden Shop

The Grange Centre, Rectory Lane, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT23 4DZ Cream teas, yummy fudge and home grown produce for sale! The upside: A changing menu of innovative scones and proper pots of tea! The downside: The tea-room is only open on Tuesdays. The flipside: Having tea here is a real treat with the added bonus of … Continue reading

Blueberry and Cashew Bars

Blueberry and Cashew Bars

When the ‘Hemsley and Hemsley’ book was published we all fell in love with their avocado cheesecake and spiralised veg to replace noodles.  I bought their book based on the avocado and lime cheesecake recipe that appeared on their twitter feed one afternoon. Intensely green, it looked wonderful. My dinner guests agreed and I couldn’t … Continue reading

The Naked Grocer

The Naked Grocer

10 Bridge Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1AA A sassy grocery store in the heart of Walton-on-Thames. Go there for: A grand selection of fresh produce, a smattering of intriguing groceries and some foodie treats. Avoid: The nearby multinationals  – support this award-winning local independent instead. Is it worth the calories?: Absolutely! Send a lovely fruit … Continue reading

Noel’s Farm Shop

Noel’s Farm Shop

Sutton Green Garden Centre, Whitmoor Lane, Guildford Rd, Woking GU4 7QB A farm shop selling artisan products (some exclusive to the shop) and a great range of fresh produce and local meat. The upside: Noel has to be one of the friendliest guys I know and will do anything (within reason) for his customers. The downside: None here … Continue reading

Tanhouse Farm Shop

Tanhouse Farm Shop

Tanhouse Farm Shop, Rusper Road, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5BX  A stylish little farm shop and café selling their own cakes and pies alongside select groceries.  Go there for: Lovely savoury pies, cakes and soups made with local produce and their own free-range meat. Avoid: Ignoring this venue: even if it’s off your beaten track this … Continue reading

Chalk Hills Bakery Shop and Cafe

Chalk Hills Bakery Shop and Cafe

 75 Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7AN A bakery and café delivering artisan bread and pastry magic to the lucky folk of Reigate. Go there for: Handmade artisan bread, gorgeous pastries, tarts, and a bacon sandwich to shout about. Avoid: Trying to resist anything in this café; it’s futile. Is it worth the calories?: I should … Continue reading

Ripley Farm Shop

Ripley Farm Shop

Ripley Farm Shop, Portsmouth Road, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6EY A farm shop with local and global foodie offerings. Go there for: A good range of fresh produce, local honey, duck eggs, Send Farm free-range meat and an eclectic mix of ingredients and sauces. Avoid: Thinking this is your average garden centre farm shop. Is it … Continue reading