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, Ania Parker uses her experience to lead the dedicated production team while Mark Smith brings over twenty five 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...

Afternoon tea week at Thursday Cottage -10th-16th August

Afternoon tea was introduced in Britain by the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. She decided there was a need for refreshments during the long gap between lunch and dinner, so afternoon tea at 4 p.m. was established.  Diners would need a hearty appetite to consume a...

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Happy Halloween 2019

Hi to all our fangtastic customers, why not try out this tasty Blood Orange treat for Halloween no tricks involved! Dip one end of brandy snaps into melted chocolate . Allow to set. Whisk fresh double creamuntil stiff, stir in 2 tblspoons (per 250ml of cream) of...

Marmalade Sandwiches

CHILDREN'S blockbuster Paddington comes to Cressing as a Film and Food festival arrives in Essex next month. The screening is part of Film Feast which celebrates film and locally sourced food and drink. The screening takes place at The Barns tea room at Cressing...

The Great Taste Awards

Thursday Cottage is among the Great Taste winners of 2019  Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2019. Out of 12,772 products sent in from over 100 different countries, Thursday Cottage was awarded a 1-star Great Taste...

Tastings this Summer

We were pleased to meet so many visitors to the Suffolk Show last week but if you missed our tasting table there are two more opportunities to try some of our home made curds, jams and marmalades. For coffee lovers there is the most delicious new Coffee Curd, just...

Suffolk Show 2019

    PRESS RELEASE – Suffolk show                                                 28 May 2019 Producer of the Year at Suffolk Show                              STAND Yellow 92 Thursday Cottage’s award winning hand-made preserve team will be offering tastings...

A global celebration of Marmalade Making

Winners have been announced for the 2019 Marmalade Awards, which are held annually at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District where Walter Scott travelled from Tiptree to present an award while Pele Heydon talked to visitors about marmalade making at Thursday Cottage....

Essex Winners !

We are proud to inform you that we have been voted East of England Co-op Producer of the Year 2019. Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we really appreciate it. Now its onto the regionals wish us luck!  

Voting starts today

If you love our products please have your say and Vote for Thursday Cottage to be the East of England Co-op's Locally Sourced Producer Of The Year 2019 using this link... http://www.eastofengland.coop/poty2019  Voting closes on Thursday 21st February!  ...

Happy New Year

We are proud to say we have been nominated for the Co-op local producer of the year awards,  with a nice article in the EADT  follow the link below to read it. Voting starts 21st January...

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