Support your village shop
Support your village shop
Providing fresh fruit and vegetables and weekly fruit and veg boxes for collection from the shop
Our butchers have years of experience, we use traditional techniques to butcher our meat ensuring you get top-quality cuts. All our meat, which originates from local suppliers, we bone and prepare everything fresh to order. All our sausages, burgers, and kebabs are hand made, including the famous “Burnham Banger”.
Order a range of meat through the shop.
Just down the road in Danbury there is a kitchen tucked away on Well Lane with all manner of delicious food being prepared by hand. Dan Hull is a local food brand which have nothing hidden and nothing added to enhance flavours or prolong the life of ingredients artificially. Everything they make is handmade to perfection by a small team using high quality, local ingredients Sourcing great quality, fresh, local ingredients are at the heart of what they do - and it's what makes their products taste so amazing. SO what's on the menu? Purleigh Community Shop stocks Dan Hull's best sellers in the frozen range including family sized Steak and Chicken Pies, Lasagne, Cottage Pie, Fish Pie, and desserts including Triple Chocolate Brownie, Apple and Blackberry Pie and Toffee Apple Crumble. Find them in the freezer at the shop and keep them at home for quick dinners that are wholesome and tasty. We also have their luxury sliced ham in the fridge.
Maldon's own chocolatier ...
Amazing assortment boxes
Perfect for a last minute gift , to take to a dinner party, or as an after dinner treat, award winning fudge, chocholate bars, coated brazil nuts, come and see why everyone loves Maldon chocolates.
Maldon Sea Salt
Honey sourced from Purleigh fields - you can't get much more local
Beautiful hand-made cards for all occasions by local resident Diane Warren. Just £2 per card and so much nicer than those mass produced cards on the high street! You can also order personalised/custom made cards.
We currently sell milk from a local dairy farm called Bradfields. It is a family run farm and members of the family live right here in Purleigh. Why are we stocking Bradfields milk and yoghurt over longer life supermarket brands? Let's let their product reviews speak for themselves.....
"Fresh gold top milk. As milk used to be."
"The most delicious, old fashioned flavour milk, cream and cheese I've ever tasted."
"How milk should be ...not messed about with.. If you want a better milk good luck in your quest. This is a small family run farm with the best animal welfare."
"I love the taste of the milk, it's proper milk with a cream top. It's not much different in price from the stuff you buy in a supermarket but so much nicer & I get the satisfaction of knowing the money is going back to the farm! Today I bought one of the flavoured yogurts & it is far & away the best yogurt I've ever had! If you haven't tried them, you don't know what you're missing!"
Supermarkets use a process called homogenisation to create a longer shelf life and consistency in mass produced milk - this alters the molecular structure of the milk which some researches argue is bad for us humans. Bradfields' milk is not homogenised. It is of course pasteurised which ensures it is safe to drink. Because it hasn't undergone homogenisation, it has a slightly shorter shelf life of 7 days - but as it's delivered fresh to Purleigh Community Shop in small quantities three times per week it will always be fresh. If you have a small household we are also selling smaller 500ml bottles of the milk as well. Make sure you try the yoghurt - available in natural and fruit varieties and their lovely thick flavoured milkshakes.
Fine English wine from Purleigh's very own vineyard
Beautiful flower arrangements available from April-September. Order your flowers for special occasions and gifts.
Tasty jams and chutneys produced locally in Mundon
Fresh eggs from Tiptree
We have local and national newspapers and magazines available to order through the shop.
Nothing beats the smell and taste of freshly baked bread, free from additives and preservatives. Purleigh Community Shop gets fresh bread and bakery items including rolls, baguettes, cakes & pastries 6 days a week. Wide range available to order from the shop
Great on a hot sunny day and equally good with Dan Hull's apple pie on a cold winter's night, Rossi ice-cream seems to be that treat of choice in Purleigh. The Shop sells litre containers of vanilla ice-cream and small tubs of Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla and Bubblegum flavoured ice-creamthat all come with a handy spoon tucked under the lid. Rossi has been producing award-winning ice cream in Southend since 1932; based on a traditional Italian recipe. Over 85 years later with a long-standing heritage, Rossi continues to be loved by generations throughout Essex (especially in the village of Purleigh it seems!)
'Produce of Purleigh' comes from locals sharing what comes out of their gardens - you can't get fresher or more local. All local produce is kindly donated to the shop - last year we were lucky enough to be able to share tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, corn cobs, apples, gooseberries and runner beans, all grown in Purleigh!
and Oscar Wilde, a favourite of one of Purleigh's Parish Councillors, is a wonderfully mellow, nutty, morish dark mild. There's also Mighty Oak's Jake the Snake and Captain Bob brewed with hops all the way from New Zealand. For a light golden ale with biscuity malt flavours Maldon Gold can't be beaten . all bottles are £2.50 so come and give them a try - you might just discover a new favourite!
Fancy a beer? How about a lovely local brew from one of our local breweries? We have a treat for the taste buds of Purleigh beer drinkers as we now sell a range of multi-award winning local beers from local brewer How does A Drop of Nelson's Blood sound (with a drop of brandy in every bottle)? How about Golden Boar which is an amber beer with a tremendous aroma that will knock you socks off! We also have Farmer's IPA and Maldon Pride - all bottles are £2.50 so come and give them a try - you might just discover a new favourite!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.