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Bruern Welcome Basket

Bruern Welcome Basket


Preparing for a holiday can be stressful and tiresome at times. With endless lists of what to pack, unruly family members to corral, and travel arrangements of almost unfathomable logistic complexity to organise, it is no wonder you can feel exhausted when you finally arrive. Which is not the point of a holiday.

To help with this, we want you to feel that when you arrive, your long day’s labour is finally ended. So we provide our guests with a complimentary welcome pack full of essentials (plus a few luxuries) to spare you the hassle of a trip to the shops just when you’ve finally got here. To give you a true taste of the Cotswolds, the basket contains produce sourced only from local farms and businesses (apart from the vintage champagne of course). While we realise the day-to-day necessities (washing up liquid and laundry powder etc.) represent the essentials, we think these added personal touches are almost as important, as they will start your holiday in the best way possible, and so often if a holiday starts well, it will end well.

Heidsieck & C° Monopole, now owned by Vranken and Pommery is one of the oldest firms in the Champagne region. This 2009 vintage is soft and rich, with hints of citrus, apple and subtle vanilla. Perfect with canapes.

Paddock Farm Sausages and Bacon
Paddock Farm is home to the largest herd of Tamworth pigs in the country. The animals live wholesome, stress-free lives in fields and pastures. They genuinely care about their wellbeing, and are involved at each stage of their lives to make sure everything is done right, from birth through to butchery.
Paddock Farm supply many of the country’s top chefs with well raised, properly aged, respectfully butchered meats.

Cacklebean Eggs
Cackleberry Farm is at the bottom of a hill just outside Stow-on-the-Wold. Run by Paddy and Steph Bourns, their rare breed flocks live in traditional chicken houses on 12 acres of land, with perches and are entirely free range. Their recently launched new pure white egg is the Arlington White, which is now being used by a number of prominent UK chefs.

Cotswold Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
R-Oil is a pure and natural oil with a distinct nutty flavour. Rapeseed, grown and ripened in the heart of the Cotswolds by the Campbell family, is harvested and cold-pressed on their farm near Stow-on-the-Wold. R-Oil is a versatile oil, ideal for deep and shallow frying, which can also be used to enhance and add flavour to salad dressings and stir-fries.

Bensons Apple Juice
Bensons are a family of fruit farmers from the Cotswolds. They craft juice based goodies, which are refreshingly honest and naturally delicious.
They never use concentrates, and only pick the best natural ingredients for their juices.

Country Markets Preserves
The cooks of country markets bring together residents with a passion for cooking and help them sell their homemade produce to local communities. They aim to encourage the public to discover the diversity and deliciousness of local British produce. The preserves have sharp, sweet and tangy flavours, perfect for morning toast or afternoon tea. Each Jar details the name and location of the producer, a wonderful insight to where it has been made.

Chipping Norton Tea Set Cake
Using local and free range ingredients, the Chipping Norton Tea Set produce delicious homemade cakes from their high street cafe. Owner Victoria Wills, skilled baker with a keen eye for detail decided to start the venture after throwing a vintage tea party for her daughter’s birthday. The lemon drizzle cake is light and fluffy, perfect for elevenses or an afternoon tea break.

Holmleigh Dairy Milk
Quality Jersey and Guernsey milk produced by a local farming family on a small Cotswold farm, where each of the cows are known by name. Holmleigh farm in a traditional Cotswold style, growing barley for cattle feed and growing grass for grazing and hay. They don’t use any blanket sprays of herbicide or pesticides.

Godsell's Single Gloucester Cheese
Godsell’s Cheese is a range of hand made cheeses made at Church Farm, in the Gloucestershire village of Leonard Stanley, using milk from their own herd of cows and one other local farm all the ingredients are locally sourced.
Traditionally made using pasteurized half skimmed milk it has a fresh, sometimes nutty taste, slightly more acidic than Double but very moorish.

Holmleigh Dairy Butter
Churned on the Holmleigh farm using fresh Jersey & Guernsey double cream. Holmleigh do not homogenise as they believe this unnecessary process can break down the natural protein found in milk products.