Best food producers for Christmas

Christmas Eve supper

Smoked salmon

Inverawe High-quality produce from the renowned Scottish smokehouse (0844 847 5490;

Coln Valley Smokery West-coast salmon smoked in traditional brick kilns (01285 740311;

Rannoch Smokery Classic smoked salmon from sustainable farms (0800 668 1816;

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Hebridean Smokehouse Salmon smoked with sea salt and peat cut from the Uist moors (01876 580209;

Quail’s eggs with celery salt

Garden Quail Eggs Garden-based birds nesting in straw (01403 255865;

Clarence Court Based on the Cornish coast (01579 345718;

On toast

Pyman Pâtés Handmade using the finest West Country produce (0845 634 2181;

Inverawe Homemade pâtés from the west coast of Scotland (0844 847 5490;

Forman and Field The best of British produce (020-8525 2352; www.

Clos Du Marquis Traiteur Fois gras handmade from the happiest ducks (0774 086 4339;


Manor Farm Game Birds from the Manor Farm shoot and local estates in Buckinghamshire (01494 774975;

The Blackface Meat Company Seasonal well-hung meat from the wilds of Scotland (01387 730326;

Christmas Day


Ramsay of Carluke Free-range pigs producing traditional Ayrshire bacon (01555 772277;

Richard Woodall Royal Warrant holder, based near the Lakeland fells (01229 717237;

Denhay Sea-salt dry-cured bacon (01308 458963;

Silfield Farm Rare-breed pigs on 80 acres of Westmorland land (01539 567609;

Vicars Game Traditional Berkshire butchers (01635 579662;

Free-range turkey

Copas Traditional Turkeys Traditional breeds reared outdoors (01628 499980:


Manor Farm Game Reared by Richard Waller and matured for six months (01494 774975;

Goodman’s Geese Reared on the farm on natural feed (01299 896272;


Copas Traditional Turkeys Sage-and-onion and apricot stuffing (01628 499980;

Green Fields Farm A wide variety of traditional Shropshire recipes (01952 677345;

Dukeshill Pork-and-cranberry, sage-and- onion and sausagemeat stuffing (0845 370 0129;

Cranberry jelly

Ouse Valley Foods Beautiful and Seasonal (01273 891893;

Tracklements Handmade using traditional recipes (01666 827044;

Bread sauce

Green Fields Farm Shropshire Spice gourmet bread-sauce mix (01952 677345;

Christmas cake

The Original Hat Box Cake Company Artisan bakery in Marlborough, producing cakes made with best English butter and free-range eggs (01672 564063;

Daylesford Organic Dundee and dark chocolate and sour cherry (01608 731700;

Betty’s of Harrogate Traditional recipe made in the famous Yorkshire bakery (01423 814008;

Christmas pudding

Fortnum & Mason St James, King George and chocolate puddings (020-7734 8040;

Daylesford Organic Handmade puddings (01608 731700;

Betty’s of Harrogate Traditional pudding, figgy pudding and Betty’s classic (01423 814008;

Brandy and rum butter

Markus Enrich your food with cider- brandy butter (01963 435270;

Fortnum & Mason Rum and Cognac butter (020-7734 8040;

Mince pies

Betty’s of Harrogate Beautifully decorated and made to a family recipe (01423 814008;

Popina Spelt pastry with delicious fillings (020-3212 0110;


Neal’s Yard Dairy Rich, creamy, mellow and savoury Colston Bassett (020-7500 7575;

Paxton & Whitfield Cropwell Bishop -specially made for the shop (01451 823460;

La Cave à Fromage The finest Cropwell Bishop and Colston Bassett (0845 108 8222;

Boxing Day


Dukeshill Traditionally cured Wiiltshire, York and Shropshire ham (0845 370 0129;

Emmett’s of Peasenhall Suffolk sweet-cured ham (01728 660250;


Caddy and Reading Organic Norfolk Red Poll beef (01747 830385;


Artisan Biscuits Handmade all-butter biscuits (01335 342373;

Carluccio’s Pandoro tradizionale -‘the golden bread’ from the Veneto (020-7731 8811;

Biscuiteers Best iced biscuits (0870 458 8358;

Christmas in a box

British Fine Foods Reduce work by having a luxury Christmas lunch, created by top British small producers, delivered to your door on December 23. From £24.75 per person (01342 811773;

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