The Thursday Cottage Story

Pam CorbinThursday 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 grapefruit (Pink Grapefruit Marmalade) and rhubarb (Rhubarb with Stem 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 gold awards that Thursday Cottage products have received at 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 Cotttage 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...

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...

Congratulations

Congratulations A double congratulations to Donna Smith as she received her long service certificate marking twenty years’ service with the company from Chris Newenham joint managing director of Wilkin & Sons; this coincided with her appointment as Managing...

Marmalade Awards 2021

The key winners of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2021 were announced at Dalemain, Cumbria on Sunday 20th June: the Double Gold Best in Show winner, as well as all category winners and Artisan winners. The announcement took place in conjunction with Dalemain’s...

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