In The News
2017 Christmas & New Year Opening Times
We only close Christmas Day and Boxing day, so check out our opening times to come and top up your fridge and freezer
So we have three ranges of local chutneys but if you make your own delicious chutney we make just have the secret ingredient you are looking for and cannot find on other shelves - Chinese Five Spice
Top 100 again
We are thrilled that the Independent Achievers Academy, after an independent inspection over 12 areas have included us in their Top 100 independent retailers again in 2017.http://www.betterretailing.com/iaa/top-100/
We are hiring
We are looking for a new Sales Assistants to help our expanding business grow, could this be you? 16 hours a week Interested? Please get in touch for further details to apply send a covering letter with CV to Christine by post or email Christine@hopesoflongtown.co.uk if you would like an informal chat please do not hesitate to get in touch. Closing date 12 noon Monday 7th August Interviews the following week in the evening.
Do not be a fool and join us on the 1st April
Liz from Forage fine foods fame will be here encouraging you to make Salsa Verde from your own garden and showing children how to make their own herbal tea. The lovely Judith from Ty Gwyn is brining her award winning coulis, to taste and buy
Award winning Swan Brewery
We are excited Swan Brewery with award winning Green credentials are joining us on Saturday 25th so you can rub and sniff hops and introduce you to their exceptional beer
Book signing for The Little book of Herefordshire
Join us 3pm Saturday 4th February, when local author David Vaughan will be here to answer your questions and sign his relauched book. David has written many books so if you bought the first edition and enjoyed it, buy a copy for a friend or oick up one of his other titles.
15th Birthday Celebrations
Come an join us celebrating our 15th Birthday 10am - 12noon Stoke a donkey, Christmas Card Making and a special visitor 12noon - 2pm Spiced by Rayeesa and Black Mountain roast to tempt and delight 2pm - 4pm Bring your instrument or voice and join the Community Orchestra with Mince pies and mulled cider
Eat Local, Shop Local and Enjoy Local #ShopLocal30
So excited our Christmas order forms are ready for collection, choose from so much lovely local produce from within 30 miles of our doorstep. we are truly blessed with such variety and choice. So this Christmas Eat Local, Shop Local and Enjoy Local #ShopLocal30
We were excited to be listed in the top 100 retailers fro 2016 but shortlisted in the Digital Engagement category. We are thrilled.
Winter warmer Sundays
We are on our Winter Sunday opening hours from November to April 10am - 12noon
Black Mountain Roast
Come and join us from 10am - 1pm on Saturday the 22nd October enjoying coffee from Black Mountain Roast. The Marvellous Mungo will be here to answer any questions. So go on treat yourself and we look forward to seeing you.
Top 100 Independent Retailers
We are thrilled to be listed in the top 100 independent retailershttp://www.betterretailing.com/iaa/top-100-retailers-2016/
Open bank holiday Mondays
Yes we are open 10am - 2pm, come and see what we have or come get those essential items, either way we would be delighted to help you. You can ever knit at the same time!
Happy Easter Good Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm Saturday 7.30am - 4pm Easter Sunday 10am - 12 noon Easter Monday 10am - 2pm
Christine & Colin have a baby girl
We are delighted to announce Christine & Colin have had a baby girl, Nola Marion Morel born Saturday 25th July
Join Our Team
We are looking for two new Sales Assistants to help our expanding business grow and develop, could this be you? Interested? Please get in touch for further details to apply send a covering letter with CV to Christine by post or email Christine@hopesoflongtown.co.uk if you would like an informal chat please do not hesitate to get in touch. Closing date 12 noon Monday 8th June Interviews 9th/10th June
Summer Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday
From 3rd May we are on Summer Sunday Sunshine hours from 10am - 2pm til the end of October Bank Holiday Mondays we are open 10am ~ 2pm
Real Bread Bake off
The categories for entry are: Junior Baker (Under 16s) ~ Best White Loaf ~ Best Savoury Loaf ~ Best Sweet Loaf ~ Best Gluten Free Loaf Loaves must be delivered into the Hopes of Longtown store by 4pm Saturday 9th May and will be on display until lunchtime Sunday 10th. Overseen by Herefordshire artisan food champion Phillipa Jinman of The Temple Bar Inn at Ewyas Harold
Are you better than Mia?
To celebrate Real Bread week (9th - 15th May) we will be holding our annual Bread Making competition Winners will each take home a copy of Brilliant Bread by Great British Bake-off finalist James Morton. One overall winner will also get the chance to choose an original baking picture by local artist Kate Raggett (www.kateraggett.com) Picture shows 2014 Junior Baker winner and 2014 Overall Champion
Fab local suppliers - within 30 miles
We love being part of a local economy making a differnce to our community, but sometimes we forget to share this with you!!! So here is our board displaying our fab local suppliers and if you think you could supply us, produce fab products within 30 miles of the store you could be a fab local supplier too!
Just breath taking views
So what does this make you think of? Adventure or Hot food......... We do have sledges, hot chocolate and fresh bread!
It may be a little chilly for a few more weeks yet, so may we suggest these few essentials! (We do have red wine and chocolates)
Planning the Christmas Meal Festivities
Our Christmas order form promotes supporting local, find wines, spirits liquers, meats, cheeses, icecream, yoghurts, bread and even frozen curry sauces all made within 30 miles of the shop. Deadline day this Sat 6th Dec, collect Christmas Eve morning
WD-40 Top Tip
Our top tip is that WD-40 (short for War Department 40 experiments), is fantastic at removing tar off our tiles. We thought some of you too, may have suffered a similar fate after recent road surfacing, so our top tip is a squirt of WD-40 and wipe away. (We have them in stock too)
We Will Remember
Mr Graham Langer on his way to Longtown Primary School in military dress for World War I
Local Honey Wins
Utterly delighted for our new local Honey supplier Mr Price, who says - Wye Valley Bee Keepers Association Honey Show which amongst beekeepers is a very prestigious and is a high regarded show. My honey took first place in the light honey class. The judges commented on its outstanding flavor.