Its December the 1st Christmas is fast around the corner our shop is packed with speciality foods, wines, beers and ciders. Orders are being taken for free range turkeys white and bronze, geese, ducks, chicken, beef, lamb and pork from our own abattoir giving 100% traceability. Pork sausages, chipolatas and pigs in blankets all made with no water. Our own Wiltshire cured bacon, local King Edward potatoes and fresh vegetables. Check our prices for local grown Christmas trees a large selection in stock and if you fancy a treat, tea, coffee, home made cakes, pies or pasties are available every day till Christmas Eve, also Christmas Sunday lunch on the 7th 14th and 21st December book to be sure of a table.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support throughout the year and to wish you all a Happy Christmas.
Although we have not posted an update recently we have a lot for you to catch up with. February was a very busy month going through the process of obtaining additional EEC approval for our abbatior and cutting plant allowing us to dress and process wild/farmed deer and wild boar which we achieved and are now fully licensed.
We were very pleased to have achieved a score of 5 being the maximum from our East Devon District Council hygiene inspection for cleanliness in food handling in our kitchen, cafe and butchery (see chart below).
March, April and May was taken up with strimming, cutting grass, pruning and generally looking after the soft fruit, planting strawberries, runner beans, pumpkins and squash. Strawberry picking has started today 7th June, later this year and generally there are not going to be as many as last year because the second year plants did not have the cold weather during the winter for the vernilisation process to work.
We are now offering our licence cafe and garden for any function such as birthdays, meetings or small private parties for the evening during the summer with full catering provided.
Don’t forget we offer a full Hog Roast service within a 12 miles radius of Ottery St Mary and our own produced beef Sunday roast, a choice of home made deserts and a glass of beer, cider or wine is available throughout the summer in the cafe.
Now available fresh ready picked Gooseberries and Pick your own.
We will be serving Sunday roast from Easter Sunday From our Farmers Kitchen delicious Red Ruby Beef and a full range of seasonal vegetables followed by home made deserts.
Also available a full range of Local Wines Beers & Ciders.
Welcome to our first newsletter
The weather during January has hindered our soft fruit replanting program, however we have managed to replant a 1000 raspberry canes that will eventually be covered and hope to finish the outside raspberry planting in the next few days.
We are continuing our January beef offer and will be promoting gluten free pork sausages.
Winter so far has not been as cold as previous years but there is plenty of time for a cold spell. We have nets of seasoned hard wood logs, kiln dried kindling packs and a selection of Calor Gas cylinders.
By popular request we are making individual Steak and Stilton Pies along with our traditional Steak and Gravy Pies, which are available to eat in our Tea Room enjoying the cosy atmosphere of our Wood Burning Stove or to takeaway.
We are always looking for locally produced foods to add to our unique selection and if you have any suggestions we would be pleased to stock them.
Hopefully the weather will be drier and we will be able to continue with planting and pruning, full details to follow in the next newsletter.
2014 marks 30 years of trading as East Hill Pride meat with a Guarantee of origin and during the year we will be hosting several events & special offers starting with a 10% discount on Beef orders over £50 from 2nd of January.
We would also like to wish all our customers a very happy & Prosperous New Year
How to pick the finest beef by Catherine Broomfield ( Devon cattle breeders society secretary)
Rick Stein made Devon-based abattoir owner and butcher John Coles a Rick Stein Food Hero in recognition of the importance of his contribution to the production of great meat. Professionals at the abattoir will deal with animals with respect, efficiently and humanely. Minimising stress prior to slaughter is hugely important, not just for obvious welfare reasons, but also because the quality of meat is adversely effected by the hormones released when an animal is stressed.
Sunday Lunches start on Sunday 1st December and follow on Sunday the 8th & 15 th book your table now to avoid disappointment on Tell: 07969 024749 or Email us at: email@example.com
Available from 1st December
Christmas Trees localy cut, Traditional Norway Spruce, none needle drop Nordman, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, all sizes available competitivly priced, any special requirment cut to order also available small potted christmas trees, localy made traditional wreaths. Mistletoe and tree stands.