The MILK STATION!
Fresh pasteurised milk from the farm, just 2 miles away, delivered within hours of the cows being milked is available 24/7 from the vending machine outside the shop – from cow to our machine before most people are out of bed! In partnership with Meonstoke Dairy, we are so excited to be offering this very special local and fresh product to all of our customers, old and new.
All you need is a bottle (which can be bought in store when the shop is open and reused each trip) and any of cash, card, phone or watch as payment.
The milk is already proving very popular, we have had some wonderful feedback:
‘best milk I have had since I was a child, and that’s a long time ago’
‘Transformed my porridge!’
‘I drank it all while the kids were at school’
‘Best cauliflower cheese ever and today, a divine custard for apple crumble. And it’s so local, what’s not to love?’
Brilliant milk…we love it and all our visitors love it too…they wish they lived a bit nearer’
We also have milkshake syrups which you can add before you dispense the milk – becoming a bit of an afterschool hit!
Check out the dairy on Instagram
Good news, the shop has joined Instagram! Follow the link below to check us out:
We’ll still be active on Facebook too:
The Not to be Missed List
Time for a treat? Meet The Not to be Missed List……
Welcome to the newest photo album, The Not to be Missed List! In here, we’ll post photos of all the tastiest stock in the shop – handpicked from our shelves, so that you don’t have to miss out on hidden gems. Plus, we’ll be adding bits and bobs now and then – so please, come again!
Produce Photo Library
At the start of lockdown, we compiled photos of our stock and made them into a virtual photo album using Google Photos. We continue to update it with new stock so please do take a look whenever you would like!
Apologies for the untidy nature, and this not nearly everything we stock – so if you have any questions please do just ask. This can be done via the email below or through the virtual tour’s chat section. Additionally, if you have any suggestions then we would love to hear them.
Want to join our team?
We’re a fun bunch (…a good sense of humour always helps!!) and if you’re looking for an active job in the bustling heart of the community then email us for more information and please drop in/email over your CV.
Stuck for gift ideas? Why not order a hamper from the shop?
As with every year, you can choose whether to buy a premade hamper ‘off-the-shelf,’ or let us make you a personalised hamper to suit the needs of your lucky recipient! You can tell us the specific items you would like, or give us a theme (eg. local, festive, gluten-free, savoury, alcoholic!!) and we will put it together for you. Hampers cost the products we put in, plus £5-15 depending on the type of box and decoration material. If you are looking for what to put in your hamper(s,) check out the Not to be Missed List and Produce Photo Library. Check out some examples of hampers here.
Any questions, suggestions or applications please email us at
The information on this page was last verified/updated: 12/12/2021 (just so you know it’s relevant!)
LOCAL, LOVE, just LOVE, LOCAL
We are a local business, and we like to support other local business… which means our customers are supporting TWO (sometime THREE… eg Turner Hardy Tomato Juice who use IOW tomatoes to make their juice!) local businesses, and reducing their carbon footprint….AND getting some delicious, exquisite fare at the same time….It’s a no brainer 😉
Here’s a list of our current local suppliers… it keeps on growing!
Exton Park Wines – Within a mile of our shop the grapes are grown on rolling chalk slopes similar to those found in Champagne, so as you can imagine the Award Winning Sparkling Wine is sublime!
Mud Pies – normally only found at Farmers Markets these Award winning pies and squiches (square quiche… genius!) are second to none – people travel from miles to get their hands on these
Dylan’s Ice cream – locally made in Langrish with fabulous flavours such as lemon merienge and honeycomb (both wildly popular!)
Lyburn Cheese – come and try the Lyburn Gold, Old Winchester or Garlic and Nettle – quite exquisite!
The Tomato Stall – freshly picked tomatoes delivered every week from the Isle of Wight – classic vine, mini mixed plum and cherry vine along with the most delicious slow and Oak Roasted tomatoes. Just try them – beats any normal sun dried tomato hands down!
Isle of Wight Garlic Farm – Hugely popular Oak Smoked garlic bulbs, garlic and herb infused garlic butter. Black ready to eat Garlic, Garlic stuffed Olives… Creamy Garlic Horseradish..
Happy Toast Bakery – Local Artisan Breads – Tues – Sat daily deliveries of freshly baked breads of all shapes and sizes – Seedy Sourdough being the favourite, followed closely by the Olive Sour and Sun Dried Tomato.
Catch Isle of Wight – Award winning fish cakes made with fresh fish from the South Coast. We currently stock Crabbie Crab, Smokey Bill and Gluten Free. Yum.
New Forest Ice-cream – well established local favourite.
New Forest Aromatics Beautiful, natural products, containing high quality ingredients from natural, organic or sustainable sourced as much as possible from within the New Forest boundary or Hampshire.
Durley Strawberries – unrivalled… simply the best strawberries in the area.
Hill Farm Apple Juice – Just a couple of miles from the shop, ever popular.
Pipers Honey Farm Honey, soap and fudge from Froxfield, a few miles away – ideal for Hayfever sufferers.
Quiches, pies, tarts and cakes – handmade from two local kitchens, Baked By Tammy and Country Delights.
The Hampshire Jam and Chutney Company – more award winning fare from this exquisite local business
Godshill Cherry Orchard – Cherry Jam, Apricot Jams and Juice from the Isle of Wight.
Locally fired barbeque charcoal
Eggs – Free range eggs from Lycroft Farm just a couple of miles away.
Watercress fresh from the cressbeds of Alresford, Hampshire.
Sunday: 7am-12 midday
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Fresh local Artisan bread (including gluten free) delivered daily
Local fine meat
Dry cleaning and laundry
Stationery, cards and gift-wrap
Fresh coffee and cappuccino
Lottery and Health lottery
Phone top up
Local ice cream
Wide range of gluten free foods
Local real ales, wines and spirits
Handmade frozen ready meals
Logs, coal and kindling
Locally fired BBQ charcoal
Newspapers and magazines
Please call us if you have any special requirements