About Us

A little about us…

All our preserves are made with fruit and veg grown here at Pear tree cottage. Whilst we do not profess to be soil association organic we use only the finest cow manure from Holwell farm and hand pick everything that we use in our jams.  Our tree fruit and soft fruit is all picked and in the pot within hours of being picked.  Lara cooks the fruit and makes about 20 jars at a time; whilst this is not industrially efficient we know it gives the best results with a low refined sugar content and optimum setting point.  The seasons underpin all that we do and we can only prepare and sell what we have to hand, so if you see it on our table buy it before it goes!


My chutneys and pickles all follow traditional recipes and use fruit and veg combinations that you will not find in the supermarket or indeed at most farmers markets.  Try my Green Tomato Chutney with cold cuts, which uses the last of the season’s fruit, or my Spiced Apple & Ginger Chutney which is a real treat with cheese.


Christmas Shop open every Saturday throughout December, 10:30am – 4.00pm. Wide selection of preserves, Christmas cakes, gift packs and hampers. Place your orders via Facebook or buy direct on the day at Pear Tree Cottage.