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No right to be here

Some might say that our business is an aberration; an anomaly in the normally predictable landscape of food retailing in Ireland. The general rule is that food is purchased by consumers from large national or international retail companies who in turn purchase from very large, often global, food processing corporations, or sometimes from smaller businesses on whom they are able to exert great influence.  There is no place for a small, independent food store doing things differently, focusing on small, local suppliers.  This is not New York, after all. Or Dublin!  This is Waterford: how can a locally-owned food store compete and survive against retailing giants in Ireland’s 5th city?

And yet here we are!  We have grown and changed with our community over the years but since the beginning we’ve placed huge emphasis on giving our customers a great service and offering the best range of artisan and craft foods that we can.

Perhaps it is because we know that we have no right to be here that we have managed to survive competition and recession.  We are acutely aware that can exist only for as long as we can offer something that enough people value.  Like any other business, if we stop listening to our customers and working hard to live up to their expectations, we won’t last too long.

Recently we have invested in our website, making our range of artisan and craft food available to a wider audience.  I invite you to have a look around while you’re here: your custom, and/or your feedback would be sincerely appreciated.

Colin

  • The Creaden Hamper

    The Creaden Hamper

    This hamper is named after Creadan Head, a headland on a small peninsula on the west side of Waterford Harbour, about three miles upriver from Dunmore East,Co Waterford in the South East of Ireland.

    It contains the following artisan foods....

     

    • Befani Pear & Date Chutney 340g
    • Big Red Kitchen Lemon Curd 330g
    • Ciara's Pantry Piquant Chilli Jelly 230g
    • Coffee House Lane 1960 Blend 227g
    • Joan & Bob's Elderflower & Orange 250g
    • Lismore Food Company All Butter Shortbread
    • Richmount Elderberry Cordial 500ml
    • S Delafont Mosaique Lanquedoc Blanc 75cl
    • S Delafont Mosaique Lanquedoc Rouge 75cl
    • Seymours Social Circles 135g
    • Sheridan’s Irish Brown Bread Crackers 140g
    • Skelligs 10 Chocolate Truffle Box

    Our suppliers are small batch producers and occasionally the stock listed or shown in the photo may not be available, where this occurs we will substitute with items of similar quality and value. As this product is shipped in a presentation box, there is no need to include Gift Wrapping in your order.

    €100.00

  • The Ardmore Hamper

    The Ardmore Hamper

    This hamper showcases the best of the best - some of our favourite and best selling products. We're sure you will enjoy it!

    The Irish Gourmet Hamper contains the following artisan foods...

    • Befani Pear & Date Chutney 340g
    • Big Red Kitchen Lemon Curd 330g
    • Ciara’s Pantry Mixed Berries 330g
    • Ciara's Pantry Piquant Chilli Jelly 230g
    • Coffee House Lane 1960 Blend 227g
    • Deise Irish Honey 340g
    • Irish Hedgerow Sparkling Elderflower 750ml
    • Lismore Food Company All Butter Shortbread
    • Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Za’atar 100g
    • Richmount Elderberry Cordial 500ml
    • Seymours Social Circles 135g
    • Skelligs 10 Chocolate Truffle Box

    Our suppliers are small batch producers and occasionally the stock listed or shown in the photo may not be available, where this occurs we will substitute with items of similar quality and value. As this product is shipped in a presentation box, there is no need to include Gift Wrapping in your order.

    €75.00

  • The Portally Hamper

    The Portally Hamper

    ​Named after Portally Cove, a tranquil spot along the coastal path from Dunmore East, this hamper contains the following artisan foods...

    • Baron Pichaux Bordeaux Blanc 75cl
    • Baron Pichaux Bordeaux Rouge 75cl
    • Befani Pear & Date Chutney 340g
    • Big Red Kitchen Lemon Curd 330g
    • Ciara’s Pantry Mixed Berries 330g
    • Ciara's Pantry Piquant Chilli Jelly 230g
    • Coffee House Lane 1960 Blend 227g
    • Deise Irish Honey 340g
    • Irish Hedgerow Sparkling Elderflower 750ml
    • Joan & Bob's Elderflower & Orange 250g
    • Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Za’atar 100g
    • Mooncoin Beetroot Relish 220g
    • Richmount Elderberry Cordial 500ml
    • S Delafont Mosaique Lanquedoc Blanc 75cl
    • S Delafont Mosaique Lanquedoc Rouge 75cl
    • Seymours Social Circles 135g
    • Sheridan’s Irish Brown Bread Crackers 140g
    • Skelligs 10 Chocolate Truffle Box
    • Skelligs Milk Drops 500g
    Our suppliers are small batch producers and occasionally the stock listed or shown in the photo may not be available, where this occurs we will substitute with items of similar quality and value. As this product is shipped in a presentation box, there is no need to include Gift Wrapping in your order.

    €150.00

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