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 or email us your CV. Our email is displayed at the bottom of this section.
The Milk Machine!
In partnership with Meonstoke Dairy, we are proud to provide freshly pasteurised milk from a 24/7 vending machine, just outside the shop! Delivered within hours of the cows being milked, and arriving fresh each morning from the farm which is only two miles away, it would hard to think of a more perfect way to start your morning!
All you need is a bottle, which can be bought in the shop (while open) and reused each trip, and any of cash, card, phone or watch as payment.
‘Best milk I’ve had since I was a child’
‘Transformed my porridge!’
‘Makes the best cauliflower cheese ever!’
‘It’s so local, what’s not to love?’
‘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 after school hit!
Check out the dairy on Instagram
Food bank service!
Following a recent suggestion by one of our customers, we are now offering a Foodbank donation service, whereby you can make a payment (or set up a regular donation) to a new foodbank account here at the shop. This sum will then go to making up boxes of food, which we will regularly credit to the account and take to the foodbank.
Contact us by email to set up a repeated donation, or add a little extra by cash or on card next time you come in.
Did you know about our Instagram account?
We’re still active on Facebook too!
The Not to be Missed List!
Time for a treat?
Click below for The Not to be Missed List! In here, we’ll post photos of all the tastiest stock in the shop, 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! Though please note that these products are all subject to availability, so please contact us with any questions.
Produce Photo Library!
At the start of lock-down, we compiled photos of our stock and made them into a photo album so people could shop ‘remotely’. Although thankfully no longer a necessity, the album is still live just in case it is needed. Please be warned that it is not very up-to-date at all (and very hard to navigate!!) so please give us a ring if you whether we stock something. If there is something that you would by a whole case of, or regularly, we will try our best to source it for you.
Stuck for gift ideas? Why not order a hamper from the shop?
You can choose whether to buy a pre-made hamper ‘off-the-shelf,’ or let us make you a personalised hamper to suit the needs of your lucky recipient (there’s no shame in this being you!) You can tell us the specific items you would like, or give us a theme (eg. local, gluten-free, savoury, alcoholic!!) and we will put it together. Hampers cost the products we put in, plus £5-15 depending on the type of box and decoration material. If you are looking for some inspiration for what to put in your hamper(s,) check out the Not to be Missed List, or come in and wander round and we’ll be happy to give you some help.
Check out some examples of hampers here.
Any questions, suggestions or applications please email us at
The information on this page was last updated: 7/1/24
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 some of our current suppliers…. and 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
Judes Icecream – Locally made just a few miles from here with fabulous flavours, even including an ice-cream treat for your doggie!
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 and Sourdough Breads. Tuesday to Saturday daily deliveries of freshly baked breads of all shapes and sizes – Seedy Sourdough being the favourite, closely followed 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.
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.
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