After the horse meat scandal it has become even more important for us to understand where our food comes from and to try and buy British and stay local. With that in mind, a quick posting about a shop very local to Brinsop Court seems appropriate.

Tillington village storeTillington Village Stores aka Heather’s is just down the road. Heather is the daughter of a farmer and stocks her shop with as many local food products and produce as she can. Her beef, lamb and pork comes from Herefordshire Meats and her free range chickens from Madgett’s Farm near Chepstow. Simple Suppers based just over the county border in Gloucestershire, supply her with ready meals that have been made on their farm in Moreton in Marsh. She also takes their sausages because she absolutely knows they don’t put any rubbish in them. In season, much of her fruit and veg comes from Court Farm, which is within walking distance of the shop.

Heather also stocks local apple juice made by Jus from Ledbury and there is Westons Cider on the shelves along with other alcoholic beverages from the Wye Valley Brewery near Bromyard. Sticking with the local theme, Country Flavours based in Preston on Wye supply Heather with jam and eggs, the honey comes from an Eardisley man, the milk from Bartonsham Dairy and the cakes are Alison’s from Dorstone whose business is called For Heaven’s Cakes!

heatherHeather’s shop is open seven days a week and if you need her too, she can even deliver. Do go and say hi and let her know you are staying at Brinsop Court Estate. Tillington Village Stores ~ Tillington Business Park, Whitmore Cross, Tillington, Hereford, HR4 8LE. T: 01432 769420

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