You can buy our delicious chocolate online, or in shops and wherever possible, we get to know the retailers who love to sell Rowdy & Fancy’s chocolate. We have chatted, hung out and indulged in coffee, cakes and baskets of fresh food at all the outlets below. All these shopkeepers are personally well known to us – they chose us, and we chose them.
We say, three cheers for local, personal and friendly!
BLUEBELL FARM SHOP – The passion for locally grown and sourced quality ingredients will ensure that the shop will be stocking a range of exciting foods from homemade sausages, pies and tarts to artisan, hand made bread and delicious cakes. www.bluebellfarmshop.co.uk
OAST FARM – A traditional fruit farm set in the idyllic Sussex Weald countryside, just outside Uckfield. It has a farm shop, a fishing lake and 27 acres of Pick-your-own apples and soft fruit. www.oastfarmbuxted.co.uk
SHEARER’S FINE FOODS – A proper deli and food store based in the heart of Forest Row. They do amazing toasted sandwiches too. www.shearersfinefoods.co.uk
THE VILLAGE STORE in Alfriston – A traditional Village Store where service comes first. Bev, Rob and Staff invite you to step inside for a little taste of history.
MIDDLE FARM nestles at the foot of Firle Beacon on the South Downs in Sussex and is a working family farm with a large and well-established farm shop. Don’t miss the Collection of Cider & Perry, taste the delicious home-made country recipes in the restaurant and round off your visit with a visit to the farm shop for locally produced meat, cheeses, bread and cakes. www.middlefarm.com
WEALDEN WHOLEFOODS in the High Street at Wadhurst is a gorgeous mid-17c shop full of interesting nooks and crannies. Here you can find fabulous organic, local and fair-traded foods. Linger a while in the café where you can enjoy coffee and home baked cakes, or quaff a glass of organic wine to wash down your light lunch. www.wealdenwholefoods.co.uk
Taste is everything at NEST HOME & CAFE located in the heart of picturesque Ripley in Surrey. The wonderful Deborah Holden has put together a treasure-trove shop piled high with antiques, gifts and home accessories. A stylist bite-to-eat café completes the shopping experience where you can enjoy proper French pastries, superb Italian coffee delicious sandwiches and creative cakes. www.nest-home.com
GLYNDEBOURNE – founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, and what better place to enjoy highest quality opera and highest quality chocolate.
MANNS OF CRANLEIGH, SURREY – One of Cranleigh’s oldest, largest and best known shops which opened its doors the same year as Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. It is still a unique place with bags of old-fashioned charm.
WICKLE in lovely Lewes, East Sussex. We are proud to collaborate with Elizabeth and Scott at Wickle to complement their unique fragrance range with bespoke chocolate flavours. This gem of a shop is packed with gorgeous toys and gifts, and the ever cheerful Chris serves delicious cakes and drinks elegantly in vintage china. www.wickle.co.uk
POTS AND PITHOI – pots and pots of pots – the first in the UK to introduce Cretan terracotta pots. Browse around the garden and courtyard for inspiration in terracotta pots, antique urns and oil jars, water features and garden antiquities or in the shop where you will find handmade glassware, ceramics, olive oil, jewellery. . . and Rowdy and Fancy’s chocolate. www.potsandpithoi.com
HEVER CASTLE AND GARDENS once the family home of one of England’s most famous Queens, Anne Boleyn, and now a great day out for all the family especially those with knights or princesses in tow. Foodies will be spoilt for choice in the Hever Shop with preserves, chutneys, Kent wine and apple juice and, of course, our full chocolate selection. www.hevercastle.co.uk
ONE THE SQUARE – where art and community converge in Forest Row, East Sussex. It used to be a butcher’s shop, then a much loved toyshop and now it’s a great place to enjoy coffee, teas, fresh raw organic juices and artisan produced cakes and chocolate. www.onethesquare.co.uk
SHARPTHORNE ORGANIC CAFE – in the centre of Sharpthorne Village, our first ever outlet and close to our hearts. They serve home made organic breakfasts, lunches, cakes and chocolate, as well as delicious coffee, tea and fresh squeezed juices – all with the help of adults with learning difficulties.
TOPFOTO GALLERY in Edenbridge, Kent. This photographic gallery is a Kentish gem – the regular exhibitions often feature the stars both in front of and behind the camera, and keep an eye out for celebrity exhibition launches. The Gallery fronts the Topfoto Collection of millions of contempory and archive photographic material, which can be accessed online or at the Gallery with assistance. Peter has a framing service on the spot and our chocolate is on a dedicated stand in the reception area. www.topfoto.co.uk
PLAWHATCH FARM in Sharpthorne, East Sussex. This delightful, biodynamic community farm provides amazing raw milk products among other eco offerings. Jenny, Andy and the team serve piping hot organic pizzas every Friday at a tented cafe, and kids are welcome to visit the cows and chickens.
CHEESE PLEASE in Lewes. This beautiful cheese specialist and delicatessan sells the best olives we have ever tasted. Throngs of foodies queue at the weekends for an astonishing range of cheeses, and our chocolate is going down extremely well! Look to the left as you enter. www.cheesepleaselewes.co.uk
HARVEST HOME on the Ashdown Forest near Chuck Hatch. In this tiny, quirky, smallholding cabin, the gloriously friendly Dave and Jeanene sell a great range of organic, heavily local, fresh fruit and vegetables along with all the delicious basics and much of their own produce. Why not visit Pooh Bridge and have a game of Pooh Sticks while you are at it? Hard to find but it’s all part of the fun. Our chocolate is to the right of the till. Look online for location or call 01342 823392.
TABLEHURST FARM. This fabulous family-friendly biodynamic farm in Forest Row, East Sussex, sells home-reared meats and local produce and has a wonderful cafe. They are open Monday to Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. www.tablehurst.farm
PENSHURST PLACE. Check out the gift shop full of exciting presents. sit and relax in their cafe restaurant after a walk around the beautiful gardens and castle. www.penshurstplace.com
THE TULIP TREE, CHIDDINGSTONE SHOP. The oldest shop in England! Packed with a large variety of presents and old fashioned sweets. Opposite the church!