Easter is just around the corner and we have tried to go the ‘Eggs-tra’ mile for our customers, sourcing Easter eggs which are a bit different from the super market standard. In store you’ll find varieties such as After Eight Dark Mint, Baileys original and Baileys strawberry and cream varieties along with Reeses peanut butter cup, Thornton’s dinosaur and unicorn, Terry’s white chocolate orange, Lindt eggs and Lindt gold bunnies. We also have traditional favourites such as Cadbury’s creme eggs and bags of mini eggs and Aero mint eggs, so plenty to choose from. Easter cards, felt ornaments and spring flowers are also available if eggs are not your thing!

Since the 18th century, the UK remains one of the worlds largest tea drinkers consuming around 100 million cups per day so this month we have selected Tea as our Product of the Month! Mug or cup, having a cuppa at any time of day is to be relished and making a brew is a tradition when we invite friends round for a natter. We stock a range of teas in tea bags including Yorkshire Original (£1.75) and Yorkshire Decaffeinated (£2.09); Twinings teas at various prices up to £3.29 including Breakfast Blend ,Earl Grey, Green Tea, Peppermint, Camomile, Lemon and Ginger and Fruit plus the popular local Pluckley tea (£1.55) from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company near Ashford.

Tea and biscuits are a partnership made in heaven and whether or not you are a dunker, we have an extensive range including gluten free options. Most popular are the Borders range including Dark Choc Ginger (my favourite!) Lemon Drizzle and Fiery Ginger Crunch. Dorset Coffee Crunch & Barley & Oat Crunch with Hazelnuts are a tasty treat or for something more traditional we have Walkers Shortbread. We also stock gluten free Farmhouse Honey & Oat biscuits along with other Farmhouse varieties including Shortbread Rings and Fruit Crumble. The award-winning Captains Cookie varieties including gluten free from the local Zingiberi Bakery in Herne Bay includes Kentish Apple & Hazelnut produced using Kentish Bramley apples. The company are plastic free with packaging made from wood pulp and fully recyclable. Mothering Sunday is on March 10th, how about making up a hamper of Mum’s favourite tea and biscuits as a gift?

We have tables inside and outside the shop for our customers to enjoy a tea or freshly ground coffee and watch the world go by. The Shop is very much a community hub and a great meeting place, you never know who you will bump into!