If you are looking for a new place to shop for groceries, then try the Food Hall at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham. I was lucky enought to have a tour recently and was very pleased at the variety and quality of the produce and produvcts on offer.

It’s open seven days a week and sells a huge range of essentials, including freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables, milk and a good cheese selection, plus there’s the award-winning Surrey Hills Butchers on-site offering pasture-fed local meat. In fact, many products are sourced locally from Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex, supporting local businesses and reducing food miles. Or if you don’t want to cook from scratch there’s also a freezer section selling delicious meals from COOK.

Some of their very local producers include:

Brown Bag Crisps
Chapel Farm Eggs
Chimney Fire Coffee
Cold Pressed Oil
Dylans Ice Cream
Thundry Farm Gin
Garden Cider Co
Greyfriars Vineyard
Hogs Back Brewery
Kingsley Honey Bordon Hampshire
Loseley Bakery Guildford
Madhuban Honey Garden Sauces
Meadow Farm Ice Cream
Prickly Pear Bakery
Silent Pool Gin
Wessex Distillery

There are others only a little further away, including Wilson’s Wonders – amazing potatoes from Hook, Summerdown Mint Chocolates from Basingstoke, Isle of Wight product including garlic (The Garlic Farm) and tomatoes (The Tomato Stall).

I was so pleased to see so many local brands on offer. I was also delighted to see ‘Bavette’ steak in the butchers – a fabulous, fairly inexpensive cut which has bags of flavour and is quite delicious. I bought some and it was terrific. Please see below for more information on bavette.
Stefan Reynolds

Food Hall Opening Times
Monday – Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Squire’s Garden Centre, The Reeds Road, Frensham, GU10 3BP

How to cook bavette steak
by The Kitchen with Great British Chefs