Charlbury Deli: made locally
The Charlbury Deli is owned by about 120 local shareholders.
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 by from beans roasted by Oxford’s Missing Bean – who help train our staff. As the Sunday Telegraph said in 2018: “(Charlbury) is just the sort of place you would hope to find an excellent café and the Charlbury Deli doesn’t disappoint. Most of the produce comes from local suppliers and there’s a mean pastrami, Swiss cheese and gherkin sandwich on offer”
We’ve got seating in two separate rooms, in our walled garden (designed with help from Charlbury’s Andrew Lawson) and on the street, opposite the town’s delightful Corner House. We’re happy for customers to spend as long as they like on our free wifi, or having their meetings – or for our younger customers to raid our toybox. And the town’s thriving art community provides ever-changing exhibitions of their paintings and prints on our walls.
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. So are the team at our main sourdough bread supplier, Mark’s Cotswold Bakery, just outside Chippy.
Overall, about 80% of what we sell comes from Oxfordshire suppliers: take a bow: Standlake’s Oxford Wine Co, Banbury’s Arthur David for fruit and veg, New Yatt’s Mayfield Eggs, more bread from Carterton’s Bread Bin, meat from Witney’s Densham’s. Virtually the rest comes from Berks, Glocs or Northants – and 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