We are temporarily closed to all visitors

Our shop is currently closed to all visitors and will remain so for the time being.   We will update this page and the rest of our website when this changes.

Coming soon

We are planning and working to open a Sales Counter and Collection Point in the next few weeks and once open we will amend this page.

The Sales Counter and Collection Point are very different to the previous shop, both in layout and service. We would advise reading the following so you are not disappointed or have expectations that will not be met once we open. We envisage only opening for a few hours and only on a couple of days a week at launch.

Sales Counter - Opening Soon

The Sales Counter will allow you to order goods to take away with you on the day.

It will not be possible to view items or browse the stock, nor is it possible to handle or examine items prior to purchase. We do not have the products on display, nor are catalogues available to look through, although they are available to purchase. You are advised to bring a list of the items you need with you and, if you need to, a catalogue. As all customers will be limited to 10 minutes per visit, we suggest bringing the code numbers for each item and their description.

Your order and payment will be taken at the Sales Counter, payment must be made by card, contactless if £45 or less, we are no longer able to accept cash. The order will then be picked for you. You may have to wait outside as we are only allowing one person in the premises at once.

We are not able to refund or exchange items If you change your mind.

Collection Point - Opening Soon

The Collection Point will work in a similar way to the Sales Counter.

All items for collection will need to be reserved over the telephone, it will not be possible to order online. Items must all be in stock and collection made within 7 days. Payment will need to be made on collection and must be made by card, contactless if £45 or less, we are no longer able to accept cash. We are not able to refund or exchange items If you change your mind.

Until the Collection Point is in operation, we are not able to take item reservations for collection.



Our Sales Counter and Collection Point in Portishead is only minutes from the Junction 19 of the M5 Motorway, and within easy reach of Bristol and the surrounding area.   We are close to Bristol, Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare and the counties of Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire; the Severn crossing provides a quick route from South Wales. We have free parking just outside.

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From Junction 19 of the M5 head towards Portishead.
At the first roundabout go straight on (2nd exit).
At the second roundabout turn right into Quays Avenue (3rd exit).
At the third roundabout turn left into Harbour Road (1st exit, do not turn right into Phoenix Way).
Take the third turning on the right into Newfoundland Way (sign posted Marina).
Continue down Newfoundland Way, the road turns sharply to the right and becomes Phoenix Way.
Continue along Phoenix Way (which is residential), the road splits into two lanes and then joins back together.
As it turns sharply to the left the shop can be seen on the left across the paved area with trees and a statue of two ladies (opposite house number 193).
Turn left just after the shop and then immediately left onto the paved area to the right of the shop which has several customer parking bays.

Public Transport:

First Bus Service numbers X3 provides an hourly service, from Monday to Friday. All of them stop just outside the shop (Village Square stop in Portishead). The service runs to and from Bristol (Bus Station) to Portishead.  Other services are available to Portishead, but stop in the town centre.

Availability information and delivery dates are updated on a regular basis from the manufacturers and are given in good faith.  We cannot be held responsible for delays or amendments to dates and changes in availability.  All product images are for illustrative purposes only and may differ from the actual product.