December 01 2019
Here’s some of what you can look forward to and enjoy at The Smokehouse over the festive season, as well as a few ideas to give you a helping hand.
The Butchery is now taking orders for a wide range of locally sourced meat for Christmas and New Year. For the more traditional there are bronze or white free range turkeys, available as full birds or crowns and for any number of people. Alternatives include ducks, geese, capons, or our fantastic 28 day dry-aged ribs of beef or sirloin for roasting. Simply call in and speak to our butchery team to place your order. They will also be happy to help with advice on what to order. For information on our opening times and last order dates click here.
As usual, our in-store bakery will be making our own splendid Christmas Cake by hand - our cake contains more fruit than flour (and has a generous dose of brandy too!) We also have our usual mince pies and a great selection of pastries. For the pudding, we have the fantastic Damson Christmas Pudding from Cowmire Hall. This extra special pudding is packed with luxury fruit and nuts, Lyth Valley damsons and Cowmire Hall Damson Gin.
For those with more savoury after-dinner requirements we have a great choice of cheeses, including an exceptional Truffle Gloucester from our friends at Harvey & Brockless who claim that truffle cheeses are the new blues this Christmas... To accompany the cheese, we've also got a luxurious Acacia Honey with White Truffle from The Fine Cheese Company, containing the finest white alba truffles from Piedmont, Italy infused in local acacia honey.
In addition to the usual selection of fine wines, spirits and local ales, we also have a very special Liqueur from our friends at Rosebud Preserves. Their 'Seville Orange Marmalade Gin Liqueur' is made in a traditional copper still to create a deep, dark and warming blend of bitter orange, molassed sugar and botanically rich hand-crafted gin with a truly distinctive flavour. Pop into the shop to pick up a bottle.
We’ve made present buying easier than ever for you with our range of hampers. You can view our full range of hampers here and order them to be delivered or arrange an in-store collection at a time to suit you.
What’s not to like?!
We wish you a merry Christmas!