The small town of Charlbury in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds has a big new asset in the form of a brand new delicatessen and cafe.
Charlbury Deli & Cafe has run a small shop in the town for 25 years, but now the business has been relaunched in a new premises in a more central location, and with a mouthwatering array of new offerings.
The new deli comes in the wake of the much-praised revamp of The Bull pub – just over the road – and is only three miles from Soho Farmhouse, the Cotswold haven for the Beckhams and many other celebrities.
Charlbury Deli & Cafe’s new premises boasts a beautiful step-free cafe space, boosted by a ‘cosy room’ with a sofa and children’s toys, plus a courtyard garden with extra seating for sunny days. The cafe has a series of newly-created menus catering to customers looking for a delicious breakfast, lunch or snack, and there’s even a dedicated children’s menu.
The deli’s new management team took soundings at Charlbury’s popular Street Fair last year and received a wide range of useful feedback from locals, including former prime minister David Cameron. Great coffee was by far the most-requested feature, and the deli has now teamed up with the Missing Bean roastery in Oxford to provide a great range for caffeine addicts to drink in or take away.
The new shop has an expanded range of fresh, dry and frozen produce, much of it from local suppliers, and for the first time, the business will be offering carefully selected wines and beers. All that and seven-day opening give Charlbury the cafe and foodie haven it has been waiting for!
The deli’s chairman, Richard Fairhurst, commented: ‘We’re delighted that two years of dreaming, negotiating and planning have enabled us to secure this fantastic premises in Old Bank House, Market Street, which looks amazing. None of this could have been achieved without the support of our shareholders and a large team of volunteers supporting the shop’s tireless staff. Here’s to a bright new future for Charlbury Deli & Cafe!’