Alfresco dining in Deli style June 2017

Summer is here and it is festival time. Whether it is a huge, three-day musical extravaganza or a orchestral recital under the stars in the grounds of one of our stately homes, outdoor festivals have become an absolute must on the yearly calendar.

Here at Thornham Deli, we don’t think any festival is complete without an accompanying picnic.

And, because we love festivals and picnics, we understand just what it takes to turn alfresco dining into a smorgasbord of foodie delights. Picnickers want easy-to-eat, delicious food; plenty of choice to suit everyone’s taste buds; a good selection of both savoury and sweet foods and some delicious drink – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – to wash it all down.


Well, at the Deli we have the whole bundle, from the utensils and equipment needed for the perfect picnic through to the ingredients that make eating al fresco such a delightful treat. Convenience, quality and choice are the three watchwords we live by, so for people who just want to collect their picnic and head to the festival, we offer a hamper service – you tell us what you want and we pack it in a lovely hamper for you.

If you prefer to browse and choose your items on the day, then our deli counter has to be the starting point. Scrumptious sausage rolls, moreish Scotch eggs, a range of olives, hummus and peppers, filled rolls and sandwiches in a variety of breads, including gluten-free, more sweet treats than you can imagine – this is picnic fare at its very best.

And of course, every festival should be a celebration, so whether gin, champagne, craft beer or wine is your tipple of choice, we have a great range of drinks to suit every occasion.

We also stock funky picnic plates, dishes, glasses and blankets. In fact, we really are a one-stop picnic shop.

Food for every occasion

Graduation, new job, great A level results, poor A level results!! Whether you are hosting an intimate supper for friends or a whole celebratory extravaganza, Thornham Deli is all ready to take the effort out of our customers’ party planning.

Besides our award-winning Deli food, we also offer a bespoke catering service that ranges from drinks and canapés through to a six-course banquet.

Headed by our award-winning executive chef, Gemma Arnold, the team from Thornham Deli Kitchen will plan, prepare and produce the food suitable for the occasion, and we will bring our own spark of creativity and wow factor to the table too. It really is a complete service: we will provide all the staff needed for the even to run smoothly and can also supply crockery, cutlery and glasses.

If you have an event coming up and would like someone else to take on the stress of large scale catering, then drop by and have a chat with Gemma or Denise.