Wherever you go in the UK and beyond there’s a good chance that someone you talk to has been to Mrs Bumbles Deli in Burford. They generally remember the friendly atmosphere as well as the delicious food.
First opened in 1995 the shop started to get a little tired by 2013. Little money had been invested in the shop for several years. The shop desperately needed a little TLC !!
As she brought up her family Sally had always run a part-time catering business. After having taught food technology in a secondary school for ten years Sally was ready to become her own boss. She loved working directly with the public, but recognised that to be able to do this she needed to run her own delicatessen and face to face with customers in her own place - with the opportunity to serve people who shared her passion for freshly prepared and selected produce.
When Sally and Steve Colter took over they had already realised that although the shop needed refurbishing the original charm and atmosphere had to be retained. This took a lot longer to achieve than first anticipated.
As regards stock, old favourites were retained and new stock was purchased. The amount of stock was doubled and Sally then started to focus on freshly cooked food prepared in the deli kitchen. This has become extremely popular feature of the shop with regulars popping in for their favourite food.
Traditionally, there isn’t a strong food culture around Burford and it took a while to understand what visitors and locals wanted.
We carry a combination of locally sourced produce, as well as a range of hard to find luxury items. Shop to the natural rhythm of farming and the seasons or choose from specialist products as a treat, or for a friend as a more personal gift.
If you’re in the Cotswolds pop-in and contemplate the range of delicious treats in the store – we look forward to meeting you!
Sally and Steve Colter
8:30am to 5:30pm daily