The best coffee in the Cotswolds. And the best range of locally-made food, drink and gift ideas.
Our Cafe: made for Charlbury
We’ve designed our cafe for the widely differing tastes of Charlbury people and our visitors. Maybe it’s a builder who wants a take-away coffee, a business wanting a catered lunch for the office, a family needing nibbles for after a funeral or a local organisation needing a few hours on our free wifi to research a grant submission.
Each of our thousand customers a week needs something different from us.
Here’s our cafe menu:.
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
We’re particularly proud of our local curers like Charlbury’s own Curiosities Company
And of the wine pairings Oxford Wine have suggested for their products
Our Cornbury Venison is nurtured just down the street
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.
Spirits & liqueurs
It’s amazing how much gin is distilled near Charlbury. And there are some terrific liqueurs too
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.
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.
Karen Fern makes the locally-cast pottery we’re currently selling. Her ceramic creations are simple by design, individual and crafted to be cherished and loved. You can see a wider range at http://www.buttonsandclay.co.uk/index.php/about/
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 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
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
There’s always new products arriving at the Deli. Here’s a list of what’s arrived since the beginning of 2020.
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.
We’ve got separate rooms, so our younger customers can drink their babyccini and raid our toybox away from their elders having meetings or using our free wifi to write their dissertations or their TED presentations. Or try our walled garden (designed with help from Charlbury’s Andrew Lawson) or relax on the pavement, opposite the town’s delightful Corner House. The town’s thriving art community provides ever-changing exhibitions of their paintings and prints on our walls – and original pottery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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We’re always adding new products or ideas. Here’s a link to what’s been added during 2020 Try our new salad boxes Kombuchas packed with taste` The Deli… Read more “What’s new?”
Two people who’ve become well-known in other walks of life have recently launched kombuchas that we’re now stocking at Charlbury Deli. Willy Chase is the man behind… Read more “Kombuchas packed with taste”
Our secluded back garden feels positively balmy on the kind of dry and sunny day the forecasters are promising for the next few weeks. And Briony Lawson’s put half a dozen… Read more “Briony Lawson’s exhibiting at the Deli. Inside and out”