The Mower Man – Passing of an Era

Many of John Baker’s “loyal and entertaining customers” took up his invitation to a pie and a pint at River Lane on Saturday 11 August to celebrate his over 50 year’s service to the village, and well beyond.  Some were even observed to have more than one pint, while staying for the pasties (specially imported fresh from the West Country!) was well worth it. 

Those not keen on mending their own garden machinery need have no fear – John will be reincarnated at new premises at Foxcotte Farm, Comberton Road, Barton, CB237BA, from early September, where the same mix of engineering skills and philosophical discussion will continue to be available.

Country Kitchen Turns 5!

Well, it seems like yesterday that we opened Country Kitchen, but it was in fact a whole 5 years ago. How time flies when you’re having fun! On Easter Monday we made a few changes to the shop, and are now pleased to have 2 deli counters. This allows us to have a dedicated deli counter for all the lovely home-made food we produce ourselves in the kitchen, and one for cheeses, olives, cured meats and other delicacies from our wonderful suppliers. The new arrangement will allow our continued expansion and growth, and provides a little more space for everyone.  Please do pop in and see the changes.  Last week we enjoyed birthday cake and bubbly that went down well with customers and staff alike!  We thank all our fabulous customers for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the ’new look’ shop soon. 

News from The Village Shop

Latest developments

  • Home-made curries are back:  Veg and Vegan most days.
  • The shop now offers Barkers Butcher’s meat;  also fresh fish every day.
  • Drink now includes BREWBOARD ALE from the local brewery in Harston.
  • Topat and Bhati have bought the post office and shop at Barrington.  

Christmas at Country Kitchen

Country Kitchen Christmas Cellar is now open for lovely festive giftware.  Following the success of our Late night shopping  evening on the 7 November, (with complimentary mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls) we will be hosting another event in the run-up to Christmas. Watch this space for details!  In the meantime, please do come and see our wares, both in the cellar and the shop. We have a lovely selection of gift-ware, and will shortly be taking orders for locally sourced turkeys and gammons. 

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The Moringa Tree is OPEN

 

 

 

Welcome to our cosy little cafe! CLICK THE PICS TO SEE IT.  Come and enjoy specialist Hot Numbers coffee or Blue Bird loose-leaf tea and freshly baked home-made cakes. We also offer a delicious and healthy selection of brunches and light lunches and still growing the menu of choices. Read more

Brewboard

New to Harston is BrewBoard, a brewery run by four locals who also open up their place for tap nights for members of the public from 5-11pm every other Friday. They serve all the beers that are brewed on site, there are always street food trucks serving up hot fresh grub and on the music side of things there is either a live band or a DJ playing vinyl. They always serve their four core beers and usually have a special or two on as well so you may well wish to walk there! If so, just head over Burnt Mill Bridge into Button End and you’re there!:

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Bank Holiday Shop Opening Hours

The Village Shop

The Village Shop

This August Bank Holiday Monday 28th August the Village Shop will be open from 8am until 4pm and the Post Office counter will be closed. The rest of the weekend sees the normal opening hours.

These are the normal opening hours for the Village Shop and Post Office on Fountain Lane:-
Mondays to Fridays: 7.00am – 8.00pm
Saturdays: 8.00am – 7.00pm
Sundays: 8.00am – 4.00pm

The Post Office hours are:-
Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Sundays Closed

Longer Opening Hours & Bank Holiday Opening for Village Shop

The Village Shop

The Village Shop

This Bank Holiday Monday 1st May the Village Shop will be open from 8am until 4pm and the Post Office counter will be closed.

From Tuesday 2nd May the shop will now be open an hour longer every day from Monday to Saturday, this is due to popular demand. These are the new shop opening hours:-
Mondays to Fridays:   7.00 am – 8.00 pm
Saturdays:    8.00 am – 7.00 pm

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Country Kitchen Christmas NewsLetter

As 2016 draws to a close and we approach our 4th Xmas of trading in Haslingfield, everyone is frantically busy, but we would love to take a moment to thank all you wonderful customers for your support over this past year. The shop continues to go from strength to strength, with new customers still discovering us. It’s been an excellent year for Country Kitchen, and Haslingfield feels like quite a bustling little shopping village with its three pretty and well-stocked shops. We’re happy and proud to be part of ‘the scene’.  For Christmas opening hours    Read more