We were voted Delicatessen of the Year - Olives Et Al Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2014
The Deli was opened by Tom Kitchin in November 2012. It has a strong local focus, combined with international flavours from Spain and the middle east, plus showcasing West Country cheeses (owner, Bill, grew up in Somerset).
The cafe has always been a key part of the business, so a deli was the logical next step, allowing space to expand the offering. Bill and his team work closely with local suppliers such as Julia Bruce (who makes many of the cafe’s mouth-watering cakes), Peelham Farm and Hardiesmill, to create a broad range of specialist foods with a particular focus on cheeses, cured and smoked meats. Nationally, they source a delicious range of cheeses from suppliers such as Neals Yard Dairy, Mons Cheese and I J Mellis, while internationally, Bill will be indulging a love of all things Spanish, working with Brindisa (www.brindisa.com).
The Deli also offers a take away service to include anything from our signature OCC coffee to everything you could need for a day at the river or the perfect birthday cake. For those customers enjoying a more leisurely browse, the wood burning stove will ensure a warm welcome.
"The deli, like the bookshop, is intelligently curated. So things Iberian come from the reliable Brindisa supplier, for instance, and organic meats from nearby Peelham Farm. There's a well-tended cheese counter packing true diversity into a sensibly small selection, and the cheeses come packaged with labels so that you won't forget which one you bought." Joanna Blythman, The Sunday Herald