What is Provender Brown? Provender means "food" - and that is exactly what we are about. We are an independently owned fine food delicatessen, stocking the very best of farmhouse cheeses, traditionally cured hams, artisanal salamis, hand selected olives, traditionally smoked salmon, hand made preserves…and so the list goes on!
Our philosophy is all to do with quality, provenance and passion. We want to offer you the best and to do that we need to know where our products have come from and how they have been made. That is why we have spent many months rooting out small-scale producers from all across the UK and beyond. These are people who are passionate about the food they produce, often using recipes and techniques passed down through their families for generations. These are organisations where the person who takes our telephone order may well have been involved in picking the apples for the fruit juice or tending the bees which produce the honey, which eventually end up on our shelves. We do stock produce from larger producers but it is these wonderful artisans who are at the heart of what we do.
This philosophy is reflected in our staff - they too have been handpicked for their enthusiasm, their way with people and their passion for good food. We may not know all the answers, but what we don't know we will happily find out for you - so please talk to us, ask us about the products, tell us what you do and don't like. In turn, we will try to guide you through our extensive range and help you find the products best suited to your individual tastes and budget so that hopefully you will never be disappointed with your choice. If you are, bring it back and we will help you find something that suits you better.
Of course, the most important people of all are our customers. We very much look forward to getting to know you and evolving the shop to reflect what you want. If you have any comments, queries or requests, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Diane Brown, Proprietor.