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...

Easter 2021

Here's wishing all our customers visitors and suppliers and very happy Easter 2021 !

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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...  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...

Great British Food Awards

Success for Thursday Cottage Curds Great British Food Awards have just announced the shortlist for Britain's Sweet Preserves 2018 which features two Thursday Cottage Curds in the finals chosen from a huge number of entries. Thursday Cottage's Lemon Curd and Cherry...

Great Taste Awards – 2018

The Great Taste Awards 2018 – great news - 3 stars have been awarded to Thursday Cottage’s Blood Orange Marmalade.  This delicious medium cut marmalade, made with blood oranges from the slopes of Mount Etna has a sweet tangy flavour and is perfect on a warm croissant...

Thursday Tastings

At Tiptree Visitors’ Centre, The Jam Shop, Tiptree CO5 0RF Thursday is tasting day for Thursday Cottage. Visitors to the Tiptree Jam Shop can try some of the delicious jams, curds and marmalades that are made in Thursday Cottage’s small factory behind the shop. Each...

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards

“The World’s Original Marmalade Awards Best in show” reproduced by Thursday Cottage New “Thursday Cottage prize for Innovation” Thursday Cottage has reproduced the “Best in Show” marmalade from The World’s Original Marmalade Awards:  Janice Miners’ delicious and...

Marmalade Judging 2018

What a lovely time tasting the marmalade entries and the experience with visiting Dalemain, please feel free to read the below article about the marmalade judging.

Jules & Sharpie