Emergency arrangements

Sadly, it’s now too risky to have people congregating. So we’re selling food and drink to take away only.

But we’re now actively planning to reopen the cafe, under social distancing restrictions,  from Saturday July 4

We’ll announce changes here, to customers on our newsletter list and on the Charlbury town website

We’re currently open from 8.30 to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday.



Our bread and cakes: made locally

We’re almost as famous for Lynne’s home-made cakes as for the best coffee in the Cotswolds.

For many of our customers, though, our sourdough bread from Mark’s Cotswold Bakery is beginning to rival Lynne’s cakes. His fruitloaf (at present: weekends only) is fast catching up with his sourdough as well.


The heart of any Deli is its Deli counter.

Where we make our famous sandwiches, brew our coffee, slice our cooked meat and offer the best-kept cheese in the Cotswolds.


Our friends at Oxford Wine have chosen wine pairings with our cheese

Click to see our recommended  cheese pairings


There’s always a range of locally-made savoury pies

Olives etc


Our Cornbury Venison is nurtured just down the street


We’ve completely transformed our range of beer, wine and spirits to complement our food. Look at our suggested pairings with cheese  and the wines that go with our charcuterie and smoked fish


We’ve sharpened up our range of wine to offer more organic choices, more interesting grape varieties and new regions.

And we’ll knock 5% off all orders for 6 or more bottles.

Beer and cider

There’s an extraordinary range of  beer and cider made round here. We’ve got gift packs from Hook Norton and Chadlington Breweries and from Somerset’s Bumble Bee Cider.

Everything else

We’re not just Charlbury’s town cafe, its only cheese and cooked meat counter and its most interesting wine merchant.

The Deli’s always a great place for finding presents – whether it’s local food and drink, something from our local craft shows, or one of the special new food hampers we’ve created. Abd if you can’t you might find a gift voucher works

We’re always adding new products you’d otherwise have to travel miles to find. You’d be amazed at the different types of events our catering has made special.


Briony Lawson is our featured artist for February and March 2020. She’s exhibiting sculpture and drawings inspired by Charlbury and by her native Devon. Both indoors and in our secluded garden



Deli Vouchers

Deli vouchers can provide a grandchild’s birthday party. Give a friend loose chocs for a month (or year). Let them choose a special wine. Provide the catering for your club’s events.

The choices are vast

Loose chocs

Valentine’s Day specials. Straightforward yumminess like marc de champagne truffles. There’s always a Deli loose choc no-one can resist


No need to pay Fortnums for what they want to sell. Ask at the Deli and we’ll produce a beautiful hamper full of what your friend or relative really wants to have on their table


The Deli probably provides catering for more funerals and memorial services in Charlbury than anyone else. But we help out with artist’s private views, meetings – and any event where you need food you’d rather not prepare yourself

What’s new?

There’s always new products arriving at the Deli. Here’s a list of what’s arrived since the beginning of 2020.


About us

Charlbury Deli: made locally

The Charlbury Deli is owned by about 120 local shareholders. To get in touch, see our Visit Us page

Originally the town’s Good Food Shop (back when it took a 7-mile drive to buy a packet of muesli), we moved in 2017 into a former bank. And overnight became the hub of a busy village.

We sell the best coffee in the Cotswolds – brewed in Charlbury from beans roasted by Oxford’s Missing Bean – who help train our staff.

In normal times, we run a lovely cafe. But right now, we’ve had to suspend its operations. We’ll happily make you a cup of it though – or of our tea – as long as you drink it somewhere else.

We also sell the best home-baked cakes in the Cotswolds: most mornings, our shop manager, Lynne Stubbles, is up at 4.30 baking cakes. Like the team at our main sourdough bread supplier, Mark’s Cotswold Bakery, just outside Chipping Norton.

Overall, about 80% of what we sell comes from Oxfordshire suppliers: we’re fortunate to have some fabulous local food manufacturers on our doorstep. British isn’t always best of course – so Standlake’s Oxford Wine Co finds us really distinctive wine, and our neighbours swear by our delicious loose Belgian chocolates.

But if you’re local, supply good food or drink and want to join us, just send one of us an email at news@charlburydeli.cafe. We can’t promise we’ll be able to do business with you. But we’d be disappointed if we couldn’t.


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