Best Local Producers

Best Local Producers

Best local producers: multi award-winning gin stands out from the crowd

Hampton Court Gin

local producersWhilst lockdown forced many businesses into hibernation, it also initiated the birth of exciting new ventures. Launched in June 2021, the team at Hampton Court Gin spent the preceding year researching how to distil 500 years of history into a beautifully smooth, distinctive gin. Their first, The Six Wives, made with 6 botanicals all found in Henry VIII’s kitchen gardens or were spices he imported to liven up his legendary feasts, quickly won Silver Medal at the Global Spirit Masters Awards.

Maintaining their award-winning pedigree, their second gin Lord of Misrule has won Time & Leisure’s Taste Award. Inspired by a Tudor tradition of mischief and mayhem it is a perfect mix of contradictions; refreshingly warming, simply complicated and delicately bold, a silky smooth and curiously spicy gin. A complete sell out in 2021, Hampton Court Gin are running a campaign to awaken His Lordship from his slumber early, now available to pre-order on their website.

Those looking for thoughtful Mother’s day gift, can order a gorgeous “Jigger Gift Set” for the perfect G&T serve every time, including a 70cl bottle of gin, 25ml / 50ml rose gold style jigger nestled in an eco-cotton drawstring bag, presented in a gift bag with tissue paper.

And we’re very excited to hear rumblings about a soon-to-be-launched spiced rum. All they will tell us is that it is based around Henry’s role in the founding of the Royal Navy.

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Hampton Court Gin


local producersThe French Tarte welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and tea, offering up its Gallic boulangerie and patisserie in Surbiton, Long Ditton and Teddington. This award-winning producer also offers online ordering for takeaways.

Open Tuesday-Friday, 8.30am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9-4pm

The French Tarte

83 Maple Road, KT6 4AW

Chimney Fire Coffee

local producersDelicious Peru classic espresso in nespresso® compatible compostable pods. Clean and sweet, Chimney Fire’s 100% certified compostable coffee pods create an intense cup with notes of chocolate, biscuit, and blackberry. Another hit from the ethical coffee roaster based in Dorking.

Chimney Fire Coffee

Chocolate Treats

How stunning is this Easter egg from Merton
 Abbey Mill’s Blushing Cook! It’s decorated with edible organic flowers grown in Devon and made with high-quality 100% sustainable chocolate.

Blushing Cook

The Apprentice Shop, Merton Abbey Mills, Wimbledon SW19 2RD