The Thursday Cottage Story

Thursday Cottage was started in 1963 in a cottage of the same name outside Spaxton, Somerset. For many years, the business was owned and run by Hugh and Pam Corbin from Lyme Regis, until they sold it to us in 2002.

The production unit is now based at Trewlands Farm in Tiptree in the Essex countryside where we still make a variety of handmade jams, marmalades and curds. The ingredients, the open pan cooking and the distinctive taste and character of Thursday Cottage products has changed little from the time when the company was based in the West Country, over fifty years ago.

We take great care in choosing the best ingredients and use a variety of traditional and unusual fruits such as greengages (Greengage Jam), pink grapefruits (Pink Grapefruit Marmalade) and rhubarb (Rhubarb & Ginger Jam). All of our products are made in small batches and we fill the jars by hand when we can because you get more whole fruit in the product this way, which means a more hearty and fruity taste. The hard work and effort consistently put in by our small team here has been reflected in recent years by the awards that Thursday Cottage products have received in the Great Taste Awards.

The small team at Trewlands Farm have been involved in making fine preserves and working with quality fruit for many years. Chris Newenham has an extensive knowledge of fruit, Donna Smith is well known to many stockists and customers as she has been responsible for sales since the business arrived in Essex in 2002, Mark Smith brings over thirty years of jam making experience to the company. Everyone at Thursday Cottage has a key part to play in the success of products and the business whether in new development, production, quality control, sales or support.

We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them.

Latest News...

Black Friday

Black Friday is here and we are offering you a 10% discount off any order placed this weekend, right up to 11.59PM on the 27/11/23. So get your Christmas orders in now!

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Black Friday

Black Friday is here and we are offering you a 10% discount off any order placed this weekend, right up to 11.59PM on the 27/11/23. So get your Christmas orders in now!

Great Taste Awards 2023

We are thrilled to announce that four of the products we produce won Great Taste Awards this year. Great Taste Awards in the food & drink industry are very prestigious, products that show an award logo on their labels prove that they have been tried and tested by...

National Flower Show 2023

This weekend see's Thursday Cottage at the National Flower Show at Hylands House in Chelmsford. Why not come down and say hi, we have products you can try and also buy. We are there Friday 19th to Sunday the 21st. It's a great day out out if you're in the area. See...

Tastings at Open Farm Sunday

The jars were open and visitors were tasting many of Thursday Cottage’s products at the Open Farm Sunday event at Tiptree. The new White Chocolate Spread was a hit with the youngsters while many other visitors loved Lemon Curd and Cherry Curd.  The event was a great...

On Line Shop

We are sorry to any customers that have had trouble ordering Thursday Cottage products via our online shop, we are currently working on a solution to this problem. We will keep you informed of any changes in the status of the online shop. Until this has been sorted...

March – The month of the woman

This month we celebrate 2  important days in the years calendar dedicated to women, firstly International Women's Day & later  in the month Mothers Day a day of appreciation of all the mum's out there. so we are offering you the chance to pamper yours. Starting...