A Fresh Approach
The majority of our fruit, vegetables and herbs are supplied by T J Wholesale in Canterbury.
Kent is the Garden of England and we do try to source as locally and as seasonally as possible from asparagus, cherries and potatoes.
All our potatoes are supplied by Provenance Potatoes, who work with a farmer group in East Kent.
The Wine Cellar
We are proud to be able to offer a great selection of award winning wines, grown here in Barham at Simpsons’ Wine Estate or selected by Manor Wines, Kent’s premier wine merchants. Manor Wines, based in Aylesham has over 15 years’ experience of seeking out interesting wines from around the globe. Hand picked, they only supply wines they like to drink! Mark at Manor Wines, mainly buys direct from small producers, offering excellent quality and value.
The special relationship between Simpsons’ and Barham Village Store arises from the fact that Charles and Ruth Simpson have made Barham one of the premier wine destinations in the south east, having already planted some 110,000 vines on two beautiful sites in the village. We sell a range of their locally produced sparkling and still wines regularly updating the range with their latest vintages. We also stock their excellent Simpsons’ of Servian range.
… and a perfect accompaniment for your local tipple, why not enjoy a bag of Kent Crisps. Based in Bridge, the company use the best of our county’s food producers to create their flavours such as Cheesemakers of Canterbury’s Ashmore Cheese, Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire Ale and Biddenden’s Cider.
Making life easier
The Chai Stop award-winning curries, handmade in Kent, are truly authentic individually-prepared curries, each with its own distinctive blend of spices, cooked using the finest locally-sourced produce. Frozen ready meals with a difference! Since 1999, Tina and Isobel have been perfecting their curries, inspired by Tina’s travels in India and a treasured hand-written book of recipes from Isobel’s grandmother, a cook for a boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas. Together with a small team in their purpose built kitchen in Thanet, they now produce a range of more than 40 distinctive and delicious curries. We also stock a selection of accompaniments such as poppadoms and naan bread .
With a reputation for quality and great value Oakhouse Foods has become one of the country’s favourite ready meal provider. From their headquarters in Wiltshire, they’ve been delivering delicious food for the last 20 years. So you can enjoy great tasting meals at home without all the hard work. Find a great selection of meals in small and larger sizes in our freezer section
Our Daily Bread
Wilmshurst Bakery in Wingham supply wholemeal, white and granary loaves, large and small, cut and uncut, as well as filled rolls, buns and crumpets.
Docker Bakery is a artisanal sourdough bake house based in Hythe. They specialise in a range of hand-crafted ‘real sourdough’ breads using the very best flours and natural ingredients.
For the Sweet Tooth
Honey from local suppliers in Barham and Simply Ice Creams and sorbets from Bonnington, near Ashford, are very special. Turn up the central heating and pretend it’s summer.
Another way to cool down is to drink some Duskin’s single variety apple juice or Heart’s Delight apple and pear juice both from Kingston. And, of course, we sell many other brands including Cawstons, Folkingtons, San Pellegrino, Big Tom and yes – we do sell Coke, gallons of it!
We still stock the wondrous mouth watering fudge from Penrith, but Cumbria is hardly local so we have sourced a softer but equally delicious one from South Barn near Minster. For the chocolate lovers, there’s Kakawa Artisan Chocolate Company based in Faverham who use the finest of ingredients all sustainably sourced.
Plus the best sticky toffee pudding in the world from Cartmel, and ovely chocolate mints from Michael Colman at Summerdown Farm.
Our Dairy Selection
A few miles along the Elham Valley from Barham you will find Ottinge Court Farm, who supply us with the most delicious cream and yoghurts. Made from unpasteurised milk, they retain all the good enzymes and all of the taste of the whole milk. Our eggs are now from Coastal Farm Eggs, based in Chartham Hatch. We have daily deliveries of milk and butter from a Kentish wholesaler, and a large selection of cheeses including Kentish Blue and Cheesemakers of Canterbury from Curd & Cure, a family run food wholesaler operating out of the heart of Kent.
The Butcher’s Block
We stock a wide range of fresh and cooked meats, poultry, pies and pasties
Fresh meat from Chandler & Dunn
Meat straight from a farm started by Peter Chandler as long ago as 1809. Beef from their pedigree herd of Sussex Cattle, prime lamb from their flock of Romney Sheep grazing on their marshes at Lower Goldstone. Pork, including sausages and bacon are sourced from a producer near Dover, but this along with the beef and lamb is all slaughtered locally in Adisham. Larger joints can be pre-ordered – just call the shop and tell Debbie what you want.
Cooked and cured meats plus pâté from Curd & Cure, Collier’s Green
An excellent range of high quality hams and other cooked and smoked meats including Italian charcuterie.
We have meat and sweet pies galore from Kentish Mayde and Tailor Made Pies. Pasties, scotch eggs and pork pies from Lizzie’s bakery in East Sussex. All sourced after much research and now proven best sellers.
Straight from the Smokehouse
Established in 1975, Belhaven Smokehouse is one of only a handful of independent fish farm processors in Scotland. Their Dunbar smoked salmon is made by smoking a fillet over oak chips from whisky barrels then preserving it using a traditional rum cure. Hot smoked salmon, a Belhaven speciality is treated in similar fashion except the fish is smoked in a hotter kiln or the heat is turned up at the end of the process. Their salmon has proven to be extremely popular with our customers since we introduced it last month.
We have a wide selection of locally produced goods – many made right on our doorstep! If you’re a local producer, get in touch and join the list below…
The Chai Stop| Wilmshurst Bakery| Cheesemakers of Canterbury| Kentish Blue Cheese | Simply Fruit Cakes | Simply Ice Cream| South Barn Preserves| Coastal Farm Eggs| Barham Honey| Gowers Goodies | Ottinge Dairy| Kent Dairy| Hinxden Farm Dairy |Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee | Duskins |Kentish Mayde| Tailor Made Pies | Provenance Potatoes| Kentish Oils| Kent Crisps|Romney Ales| Dudda’s Tun Cider| Gadd’s| Curd & Cure| Manor Wines| Simpsons’ Wine Estate | Chandler & Dunn| T J Wholesale| Zingiberi Bakery | Red Gate Arts | Noel Tatt |Hillview Cottage Art | Francesca Kemp Cards |Romney Marsh Wools| Altruist Sunscreen | Robins Bags | The Maidstone Distillery | Docker Bakery| A Little Bit | Kentish Condiments | Chapel Down and many more….