The shop has only been open for a week so everything looks brand spanking new, and is obviously gaining popularity as, even at 10am, it was filling up with inquisitive shoppers.
The fruit and veg section was impressively stocked, with fruit arranged in such precarious stacks I was rather concerned that any over zealous pram steering would result in fruit chaos.
The cheese counter could be sniffed out before you saw it...phwoooarrrrr! The wooden dresser piled with gloriously golden cheeses looked delicious. The charcuterie and meat counters were equally tempting. If I wasn't trying to stick to a pre-planned menu and budget, I would've treated us to steak and homemade potato wedges for tea.
The cake counter was beautiful - macaroons in a rainbow of pastels, and cupcakes topped with huge, ornate flowers.
I liked the fact they had all the producer details on big signs around the store, so you can see how far the products have travelled, whether they're from a local farm or overseas. It definitely makes you think - fruit from 8 miles down the road, or from Thailand...I know which I'd go for.
There were more recognisable brands and 'normal' supermarket items on the shelves than I thought there would be. (I was thinking it was just going to be local meat, cheese, milk, fruit and veg, bread etc). So it would be possible to do a full shop there...if you're feeling flush with cash! For a few local items though, it's perfect. (And maybe even one of those macaroons as a treat...!)