Christmas Orders

For customers wishing to order meat, fruit, vegetables, bread, milk and cream etc. from the shop, the details are as follows:

Turkey/goose orders to be in the shop by 1st week of Dec latest
Meat orders by Wednesday December 8th
Fruit and Veg orders to be in by Thurs 16th Dec
Bread Orders to be in by Thurs 16th Dec
Milk/Cream orders to the shop by Monday 20th December

Grocery Orders will be as normal on Friday 17th Dec but if required we could deliver on Mon/Tues 20th and 21st Dec.

If you would rather collect your meat from the shop then please tell us when you place your order.

Last Posting Dates

United Kingdom

Standard Parcels: Wednesday 15 Dec
2nd Class: Saturday 18 Dec
1st Class: Tuesday 21 Dec
Parcelforce 48: Wednesday 22 Dec
Special Delivery & Parcelforce Next Day: Thursday 23 Dec

International Airmail

South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (inc Japan), Australia & New Zealand: Monday 6 Dec
USA, Canada and Eastern Europe: Friday 10 Dec
Western Europe: Monday 13 Dec

Remember to use postcodes on inland mail. If you don’t know a postcode they can be looked up at http://www.royalmail.com/postcodes or call in and ask us. We have a facility in the office which enables us to look up addresses and postcodes for you.

Meat and Grocery Orders

Why queue at the butchers or supermarket when you can order all your Xmas meat from us and have it delivered to your door?

As part of our commitment to local produce and reducing food miles, we have decided to go to Lymington for our free range Turkeys this year (in previous years, they have come from Appledore in Kent). Geese are also available.

We take delivery on the afternoon of the 23rd and Merryl and Bob will then deliver them to you the same day! The supplier packs them in greaseproof and a polythene bag, but it will cost £2.oo extra for a cardboard box which they feel really isn’t necessary.

We get game and all other meat from Prices the butcher in Fordingbridge at no extra cost to you.

Don’t forget that we have delicious local white park beef from Hale Farm too.

Ordering Dates
Turkey/goose orders to be in the shop by 1st week of Dec latest
Meat orders by Wednesday December 8th

If you would rather collect your meat from the shop then please tell us when you place your order.

Who’s for Wine?

Reg and Ron have been at it again! This time with a bit of help from Jim Madge’s nose. They have sat down with our wine merchant, applied the shop’s yardstick of quality and value and came up with two cracking wines from South America.

First out of the bin and in a shop near you is a 2009 Anakena, Indo Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley in Chile. Poor old Chardonnay, such bad press since Footballers Wives. Give this one a shot and all will be redeemed. Fresh, very ripe, well textured showing generous melon and pineapple fruit? Reg thought he tasted pears, but that could have been his new dentures. Ron had a cold but his ample nose twitched favourably, thought Reg. Make up your own minds. At £7.25 you will not be disappointed.

Now a Chilean red that got Jim Madge all excited. It’s now doing the rounds! Julie our manager still had a smile on her face in the morning and she’d only had two glasses the night before. So she said! Earlier this year our wine merchant was in Chile talking to Luis Felipe Edwards and bemoaning the lack of good value blends at his estate in the Colchagua Valley. Up he comes with a blend from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenère and 15% Merlot. They called it Blend C. Well it is from Chile! Now we have this very polished wine on our shelves at great value for £6.95. Pick up this 2009 Luis Felipe Edwards, Blend C (unique to Stone Vine and Sun) and try it for yourselves. I will say no more; apart from let us know what you think.

Both the above wines attract a discount of 5% when you purchase 6 bottles or more, as do our tried and tested best sellers, namely:-

  • Principato, Pinot Grigio – find a better one for £5.95 !!
  • Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – Mrs Reg’s favourite -£7.95
  • Borsao, Garnacha, Spain – easy drinking at £5.75
  • Vega del Rayo, Rioja, Spain – the authentic Rioja taste – £7.50

All these wines are turning over rapidly so if you wish to order a case of 6 bottles, or more, leave your details at the shop. Not only will you get a 5% discount but also free local delivery by Reg and Ron. (One has poor eyesight and is slightly hard of hearing, the other has a hernia. Guess who drives?). Only joking! “You wish” says Reg!

Have a good Christmas.
Reg & Ron