Local SuppliersFarm Shop
With over 100 years’ experience in making bread, confectionary, bakery goods and celebration cakes you can be sure of the highest quality from Devonshire Bakery. Five Generations of baking in North Cheshire have given them the knowledge and skills to create craft bakery products. Their skilled bakers are up before dawn to provide their customers with freshly baked products – all made of the finest ingredients.
They are proud to supply The Hollies Farm Shop with an extensive range of bread and bakery goods, lovingly produced using traditional methods. Constantly developing new products in order to keep up with current trends and always welcome new ideas and comments.
Family bakers since 1962, they supply The Hollies Farm Shop with a delicious range of pork pies, fresh everyday.
WILLINGTON FRUIT FARM
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Willington Fruit Farm is a family run business and Farm Shop established since 1950. A wide variety of top quality fruit are available in season, home pressed apple juice & Winsors Cheshire dry cider. From June onwards they specialise in top quality strawberries offering you a real taste of Cheshire straight from the field.
In August they begin our apple season with James Grieve, followed by fifteen other varieties ready picked from their local Cheshire orchards.
Carol Faulkner, owner of The Cheese Shop, Chester, supplies The Hollies with the finest olives to complement our Deli selection.
Peckforton Hills Spring Water; specialise in locally sourced ‘Cheshire’ water.
We are committed to serving our Customers with the highest possible quality products.
We offer a wide range of delicious bottled spring water of outstanding quality from 550ml plastic bottles to both 330ml and 750ml in glass (all available in both still and sparkling).
Peckforton Hills spring water is targeted to be sold in Cheshire in order to reduce the environmental impact of our water.
CHESHIRE FARM ICE CREAM
Produced on their Tattenhall farm, Cheshire Farm’s award winning Real Dairy Ice Cream is made using fresh whole milk and fresh cream, and only the finest ingredients are carefully selected.
TIRESFORD FARM CHEESE
First generation family farmers based on the outskirts of Tarporley. In 2004 they set up Tiresford Guernsey Gold with the intention to provide the best yogurt and cheese that they could, and show off the top quality milk of their award winning herd of pedigree Guernsey cows.
They are a small local brewery situated just outside the country village of Tarporley, where they produce quality and distinctive cask conditioned beers to suit the most discerning of palates.
Suppliers of fabulous wines, spirits and oils to The Hollies. Established in 1972 by Rodney and Margie Densem, who had been successfully importing personally selected classical French wines for their Cheshire country house hotel; the company has won several accolades over the years.
Suppliers of delicious cereals and oats to The Hollies. At Mornflake They”ve been milling oats in the South Cheshire countryside since 1675, making them longest established miller of oats and cereal in the UK! 15 generations later, they are still independently owned and managed by the direct descendants of the original miller, William Lea.
THE COACH HOUSE BREWING CO
The Coach House Brewing Company was established in 1991 continuing a brewing presence in Warrington that began in 1762. Specialising in cask and bottled ales, Coach House has achieved considerable success at the Great British Beer Festival and in the SIBA North Region Beer Competition winning Gold for our Gunpowder Mild plus our Blueberry Classic Bitter was awarded “Best Speciality Beer” in the country 2011.
The Mrs Darlington’s story began over 30 years ago, where a surplus of eggs from the family farm in Cheshire led Marion Darlington to make a small batch of her homemade (and now Legendary) Lemon Curd, to sell to local shops. The shelves were soon empty, and retailers began to ask whether Marion might consider selling her other homemade jams and chutneys too. Soon the farmhouse was just too small and in 1985 farm buildings were converted into a new kitchen. Since then Mrs Darlington’s Preserves has just kept growing and growing, yet this still family run business remain true to their original aim – to craft delicious products with a truly homemade taste.
We are very proud to have been supplying the Hollies for over 25 years.
CLOUD VIEW DAIRY
Supplier of milk and cream to The Hollies. Cloudview Dairy, based in Congleton, delivers fresh milk from the CLoudview cows, twice a week. Sold through the Farm Shops and used our Coffee Shops.
Supplies preserves to The Hollies, Lower Stretton. Owner, Karen, picks fruit and pulling vegetables from her own and other local gardens in Cheshire, then prepares and cooks it – without adding any pectin, preservatives or colours – producing a lovely jar of homemade preserve!
Designer of a range of occasion cards, based in Cheshire. Also a stationery designer of wedding stationery.
JO’S CHESHIRE KITCHEN
Based in Altrincham, Jo supplies a delicious, homemade sticky toffee pudding to The Hollies at Lower Stretton.
As both Speciality Food Shop and national branded producer, The Smokehouse is an oasis of quality and taste in a world of blandness and uniformity. What really makes The Smokehouse different is that most of the products you see and eat – even their fantastic smoked nuts – are made on the premises, with all the expertise and attention to detail you’d expect.
In the spacious and hygienic preparation areas of The Smokehouse, salmon is salted and smoked; meats cured and sliced. Elsewhere, the smoke stoves are filled with sweet-smelling chippings of maple and oak which impart the distinctive taste to Cheshire Smokehouse products.
A specialist producer, Christine, based in Alderley Edge makes some of the finest preserves and liqueurs Cheshire has to offer. A full range of savoury and sweet preserves and fruit liqueurs are available made with great ingredients sourced locally where possible. Of course some ingredients come from further afield, Cheshire’s weather isn’t ideal for growing oranges!
There are two ways of packing in flavour. Additives, enhancers, E numbers…
Christine chooses a much easier way, great food as nature intended. Starting with great ingredients is the key. For instance, her Strawberry Conserve only has two ingredients; fresh strawberries and sugar. Keeping it simple keeps the focus on flavour.
Christine has won 7 Great Taste Awards and 2 Taste Cheshire Awards for her products the latest being for her Sloe Gin which won Great Taste 2013.
Locally laid eggs from Lloyds in Huxley supply free range eggs to The Hollies, Little Budworth.
PAUL JAMES EGGS
From Antrobus, Poplar’s Farm supplies free range eggs to The Hollies, Lower Stretton.
From Acton Bridge, Northwich. Jo and Rob have been supplying The Hollies Farm Shops with cakes and pies since February 2009. They provide a local, quality product which is home-made. Our customers love Jo’s Cakes!
Mayflower apiaries run over 400 honeybee colonies throughout North Cheshire.
Cheshire Honey and beeswax products are produced thanks to the hard work of millions of worker bees and the two bee keepers of course! The end product from over 30,000 loads of nectar 1lb of pure liquid gold!!
ALISON HILL CAKES
Creator of delicious homemade cakes.
The Jackson family have been growing and farming Cheshire potatoes for four generations. Situated under Helsby Hill in Cheshire, the farm supplies it’s famous Cheshire potatoes across the region. Fifteen years ago, Paul Jackson and his wife Wendy decided to sell their now famous ‘Cheshire Farm Chips’. Using top quality chipping potatoes grown on their farm, the chips are cut within hours of being dug from the field. The result is an additive-free traditional, fresh tasting chip.
Cousin to Richard, John Cowap supplies seasonal potatoes and vegetables to The Hollies, from his farm, next door to our Little Budworth store.
Produced in Cheshire, Hunters Cheshire Gin is a top-quality spirit that is produced by re-distilling neutral spirit with natural botanicals such as juniper berries, citrus peel and coriander seeds – all heated in a still.
Suppliers of delicious chutneys and preserves to the Hollies.Following requests from customers at Nick & Jill’s café, for homemade Jam and Chutney used on the menu, they decided to produce a range available for customers to buy. Cheshire Chutney Co was born.
POWELL’S TEA & COFFEE MERCHANT
Supplier of coffee and tea to The Hollies. Beans imported and roasted in Manchester.
The Cheshire Cheese Company has created a unique and fantastic range of contemporary, some say “eccentric” Cheeses for everyone to enjoy. They are accredited VegSoc Approved by the Vegetarian Society and combine the finest of ingredients carefully balanced and perfected to produce unimaginable flavour combinations. All of their range of cheese has been produced in the heart of Cheshire.
Burt’s Blue Cheese is a semi-soft blue made in Altrincham Cheshire, with quality milk sourced from a local dairy, for a richer flavour. It is made in a small vat making each cheese a labour of love.
DAVID ANDREWS PLANTS
David has been supplying The Hollies with homegrown plants and plant baskets for more than 10 years. David grows and nurtures his stock in Holmes Chapel.
Edward Horton supplies seasonal potatoes and vegetables from his farm in Little Leigh.
The Carter family have supplied their delicious range of pates to The Hollies for over a decade. They have won over 80 taste awards, cooking their pâté in small batches from their kitchens in Ruthin, using 25 different types of alcohol in their range, without artificial additives, preservatives or colourings.
Mark creates his amazing popcorn, locally, by popping kernals in oil heated to 250 degrees. Original and Maplecorn are our favourite flavours, often found at The Hollies.
MRS B’S QUEEN OF CAKES
Locally based in Winsford, Mrs B creates all her cake from her home bakery in Winsford. Her ‘Afternoon Tea’ range is currently available including Lemon Drizzle, Sticky Ginger, Orange and Basil and a delicious Apple and Cinnamon which even has crumble on the top!
Haughton Honey was started by a bee farmer from Cheshire who thought that honey had become a bit boring and unexciting and wanted to make it fun again. It is 100% pure and raw English honey, straight from the hive, as nature intended.
ADESSO MARINADES, MANCHESTER.
A delicious range of luxury marinades, dips, drizzles and seasonings.
BONGO’S ROCK AND ROLL PICKLES, NORLEY
Bongo brings you his original recipe Chilli Condiments, handmade at home in Cheshire. Rock & Roll drummer Manny and his wife actress Deborah Bouchard have taken their passion for chillies to a whole new level. We are pleased to stock their Chillimanjaro, Millimanjaro, ChilliJAMjaro and the X-Scream Chilli Crush, which are just the opening bars of their new chilli business. Do you dare to try them?
FUNKY NUT COMPANY , BIRKENHEAD
Creators of small batches of peanut butter with some funky flavours added in.
MALLAMOUR GOURMET MARSHMALLOWS, APPLETON
An artisan product with various flavours containing the finest ingredients and created with passion.
HOME 2 DINE
Locally made meals, Lower Stretton Only
SEASONED PIONEERS, BROMBOROUGH
Founded in 1999, Seasoned Pioneers aim is to discover, source and bring to you the finest authentic seasonings from each corner of the globe. Spices, chillies, herbs, specialist seasonings and spice blends are vital to truly capture the distinctive essence of each world cuisine, bringing a whole host of diverse flavours to your cooking.
MOBBERLEY FINE ALES – MOBBERLEY
Craft Ale brewed in the heart of Cheshire. Lower Stretton only.
SLABS CRISPS – NORTHWICH
Thick and big chunky potato crisps cooked with olive oil.
LIVERPOOL GIN – LIVERPOOL
Liverpool’s bustling docks have for centuries welcomed many of the botanicals and grain spirit that now combine to create this unique gin. Ingredients such as the finest coriander, angelica, citrus and handpicked juniper berries result in a gin with a well-balanced nose, complex flavours and a long finish.
BULLDOG GIN, G&J GREENALLS, WARRINGTON
A Bulldog Gin is a multi-award winning, super-premium gin handcrafted at G&J Greenhall’s Distilliary in Warrngton. A delicious gin made with poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and various other botanicals.
TEA FROM THE MANOR, HOLMES CHAPEL
Tea from the Manor brings the finest full leaf teas from the best tea gardens around the world to delight the palates of its customers. Their loose and bagged teas are of the finest grade and taken by those seeking a first class tea experience – passionate about tea! Available at Lower Stretton.
THE GOOD CHEESE COMPANY, TATTENHALL
Supplier of fine and speciality cheeses from our region and from across the continent.
Rickson’s is a family company that hand make exquisitely spiced nuts from the heart of Cheshire down the road from us in Mobberley. Rickson’s combines the simplest ingredients to create classic, complex and uniquely flavoured nuts. The resulting taste is equally herbed, sweet and salty, with a final note of heat. The flavoured Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts and Pecans are perfectly paired with a glass of wine, a seasonal cocktail or a pint of local Ale; delicious!
ALISON’S HOMEMADE, SANDBACH
Delicious locally made cakes, chutneys and preserves. Alison’s strawberry, raspberry and blueberry jam is a firm favourite or ours, and we are proud to serve it to accompany our scones in the Coffee Shop.
CARROT CAKE COMPANY
Based near Chester, producer of delicous carrot cake and red velvet cake.
DEER PARK VENISON
An Autumn favourite is our prime, locally farmed Red Deer Venison which is available at our Butchers. Sausages, casserole, mince, joints and steaks are available. Recommended recipes from our supplier are available in store and personally we love a venison casserole, full of flavour and warming on those cold evenings; a few spoonfuls of redcurrant jelly added in compliments the venison perfectly.
WOODHALL’S BRITISH CHARCUTERIE, MANCHESTER
For 8 generations the Woodall family has been innovating using traditional curing and smoking methods to produce delicious British Charcuterie. Today they still continue to use the family’s original British recipes and skills mastered since 1828. They carefully select and butcher perfect cuts of British pork, creating a unique range of air-dried hams and salami.
BELLY BUTTON DESIGNS
Once upon a time on a drawing board somewhere in the Manchester suburbs an idea began to create beautiful greetings cards. 15 years later and with a sparkly team of expert designers and painters on board, they supply us with some lovely greetings cards available in The Barn.
NEMi – Naturally Enriched Milk innovations. Local, fresh, healthy and sustainable. Made locally in Audlem, Cheshire, supporting dairy farmers to ensure they get a price for their labour. NEMi Milk is incredibly good for you and your family, better in fact than regular milk! This is because NEMi milk is Europe’s first milk naturally enriched with anti-oxidants.
THE GIFT OF OIL
the gift of oil was started by Phil Bianchi in 2001. He fell in love with the Mediterranean way of life after working with a large olive oil company based in Athens, and created a range of his own oils when he got back home.
Nonna Teresa is a Cheshire based company established by Lucio Corciulo whose family has a long traditition of Italian cooking. Makers of delicious pasta sauces.