About Us

We are family owned and we have been serving people in the Blackmore Vale since 1851, so we must be doing something right! Now into the fifth generation, the family are passionate about traditional values, being part of the community and providing customers with excellent quality food at sensible prices.

We are also independent, so we can be quite choosy about what we stock. Fresh and local is what we choose we are committed to supporting more than 100 local producers and keeping food miles down. To this end we now have dozens of small farms and firms within easy reach of Stalbridge, all beavering away to bring you good quality, fresh food.

Recycling is something we care an awful lot about. We recycle all of our cardboard and most of our other packaging. We wish we could stop all those plastic bags leaving our shop and we would love our customers to try very hard to bring their own cloth bags, baskets, cardboard boxes, prams and wheeliebags to carry their shopping home in.