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Saturday Shoutout - The Old Dairy, Stanfield

Published: 09/11/2021

In this week's Saturday Shoutout, Sowerbys talk to The Old Dairy in Stanfield - a newly opened family run cafe using locally sourced products.

Norfolk is well known for being a county that caters for foodies with its array of independent cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

We love discovering new places to eat and drink, whilst also supporting small local businesses, and sharing our favourites with you.

The Old Dairy in Stanfield is exactly that - a newly opened, family run cafe using locally sourced products to create delicious food for the community.

Whether you're wanting to sit down and enjoy breakfast or lunch, or just treat yourself to a hot drink and a slice of cake, The Old Dairy is a great option.

What is your name/role?

My name is Archie Savage and I am the Sales Manager here at Essence Foods Ltd.

Where are you based?

We are based in the fantastic Old Dairy at Stanfield. Our café, manufacturing site and outlet store.

How long has the business been open?

Essence Foods has been running 16 years now, with it first starting in a home kitchen and over the years we have expanded to where we are today at The Old Dairy.

What does the business offer?

The business offers many different services, we first started offering luxury jams and marmalades around 16 years ago, being one of the first companies in the UK to add herbs and botanicals to our products. We then decided why not give making mustard a go and it was a success, so we decided to grow our own, which makes us the only producer of a Single Estate Mustard in Europe. There is also a range of healthy chocolate spreads, with there even being a vegan option.


Finally, during the first lockdown we decided that we should add another string to our bow, so we opened a café at Manor Farm Stanfield called The Old Dairy, where we have our manufacturing facility, so you can enjoy some coffee and cake and watch us make all of our lovely products from our Montys, Essence Botanicals and Beetella ranges.

Be sure to check out The Old Dairy's website, Facebook and Instagram!