Christmas & New Year Orders
As we get busier and busier every year, we (and you) have to be more and more organised. All Christmas and New Year’s Eve orders will have to be with us by the very beginning of December, because that is the very latest most of our suppliers need to receive their orders from us. Hardly any of our suppliers will be working between Christmas and the New Year, so whatever you want from us for the New Year’s Eve festivities must be ordered at the same time as you order your Christmas fare, and if possible, collected before Christmas. To enable us to have a few days well-earned rest, we are only going to be open on the morning of Thursday 31st December, when we will be open from 8.30 until 1.00, but unless you have ordered things already, please don’t expect us to have quite the selection you are used to. So, the message as in previous years is “plan ahead!”
For your convenience, and ours, please use the special order form you will have received in the post. We would appreciate receiving all Christmas orders by Tuesday 1st December, which we hope will give us enough time to ensure that everything you have ordered is in stock. Inevitably, there are always a few of the smaller items which are not in stock at that time, but the main ingredients for your Christmas should present no problem, provided you order in time! Remember, we are only open on one day between Christmas and the New Year, so if you want anything unusual for your New Year’s Eve festivities, please let us know on the Christmas order form if you can.
As usual, to encourage you to place early orders, everybody who gets their order to us by 1st December will be entered in a special draw with a first prize of a £100 Trencherman’s voucher, or a discount of £100 off your Christmas order. You may, of course, add to the order at a later date, but the main things like Christmas hams, turkeys and geese, other poultry, game, smoked salmon and wines should be ordered by the 1st December in order to guarantee delivery from our suppliers. We cannot stress too much, if you don’t get your order in on time, you may well be disappointed.
Opening Times from now until the New Year
In November we will be open from 8.30 until 5.00 Tuesdays to Fridays and from 8.30 until 4.30 on Saturdays. Please note that on Friday 13th November we will close at 1.00 so that we can prepare for the Food Tasting at 5.30 that evening.
From the 7th December until Christmas Eve, we will be open from 8.00 in the morning until 6.00 in the evening Monday to Saturday inclusive. We will still not be open on Sundays, except for Sunday 20th, when we will be open from 10.00 until 4. We will remain open until noon on Christmas Eve. Between Christmas and the New Year, we will only be open on one day – New Year’s Eve Thursday 31st December, but only from 08.30 until 1.00. We re-open for business as normal on Saturday 2nd January 2016, back to our usual time, from 8.30 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 8.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. on Saturdays.