Just some of the local suppliers used by the St James Tavern
Isle of Wight Cheese
Isle of Wight Blue has deservedly won the award for Best English Cheese at the World Cheese Awards, being a lovely handmade blue veined cheese
Named 'The best camembert in the world' by Raymond Blanc, Tunworth Cheese is beautifully crafted by hand
The lovely Stoney Cross is a staple of our Hampshire cheeseboard, receiving a bronze award in the British Cheese Awards 2017
These chutneys are the 'perfect' accompaniment to our Hampshire cheeses and homemade burgers
A short drive away to Boyatt Wood in Eastleigh, these breads are baked fresh and sliced by us to ensure you get a thick slice
Mud Pies are created using only the very finest, fresh and natural ingredients grown or reared in the sunny South Downs. Whether it be the traditional steak and ale or the more adventurous pork and chorizo, there are always beautifully crafted pies on offer.
These pies are award-winning! Fresh off the back of winning ‘Britain’s Best Vegetarian Pie’ at the British Pie Awards, their Steak & Ale Pie also won the Champion Pie at ‘The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition 2018’
You can taste the difference in quality in these eggs- they're free range and raised on their farm in Stockbridge
Based in Bishopstoke, with the pigs reared in Upham, Ambrose isn't just sausages! High quality bacon, sausages (including gluten free), black pudding, gammon ham and charcuterie are the delights offered up by this family-run company. It doesn't get much more local or tasty! Oh, and they're award winning too!
Ambrose Sausages enjoyed great success at the Hampshire Sausage and Pie competition 2018, being named as champion for the best home-cured bacon, the Hampshire charcuterie champion and supreme champion- well deserved we say!
Heritage Fine Foods
At Heritage Fine Foods the emphasis is on seasonal and freshness! Most of their vegetables are grown in Bromham in Wiltshire and the salads are mainly sourced from the Vale of Evesham.
Chalk Stream Foods, source, prepare and supply some of the finest, freshest rainbow trout from farms on the River Itchen and the River Test. All farms are long-established and sustainable operations, approved by GLOBALG.A.P, Freedom Food and Quality Trout UK. They are members of Hampshire Fare which is well-known in the region for passionately supporting the county’s unique and talented food producers.
Purbeck Ice Cream
Produced on the farm on the Isle of Purbeck this is ice cream heaven! No artificial rubbish in sight just good old fashioned ice cream made with fresh milk and thick double cream from their own dairy herd and flavoured with some mighty fine ingredients and some whacky ones too - red chilli ice cream? Blows your sock off!
Coopers are local suppliers of quality fish.
Our man turns up complete with muddy wellie boots fresh from his watercress beds in Alresford - which is of course the home of English watercress.