About Our Suppliers

Our suppliers

Vicars Game Ltd

Vicars Game Ltd – Vicars Game Ltd have been supplying farm shops, restaurants, butchers and other outlets for over 100 years. They hold large stocks of pork, lamb, poultry, game, bacon and sausages, with their vans in Smithfield Market every night, they have access to a vast range of extra’s, including deli meats and cheeses.

William Vicars and son was established in west street, reading in 1886 and traded in the same family name for three generations as purveyors of English meat and game.

Vicar’s Game only buy quality animals; including beef, pork and lamb, of a right age and physique. In fact everything about them must be 100%. The follow the principle right through the whole process so that the manufacturing is only done with fresh, high quality meat on a daily basis.


Fisher of Newbury

Fisher of Newbury is a friendly, family-run local business that has been serving Newbury and its surrounding area with the best quality fresh fruit and vegetables for over seventy years.

From their humble beginnings in the 1940s as Newbury’s greengrocer, we have grown to become the region’s leading wholesale supplier of fresh produce to a range of sectors in areas across Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

They provide us fresh fruit and vegetables, and a whole range of sundry catering items and kitchen essentials.

With decades of experience, their buyers carefully select only the best quality fruit and vegetables overnight, every night, from Covent Garden Market (and from a range of local suppliers) – which means they deliver this great produce direct to the Great Shefford the next morning.

Fisher of Newbury provides us a reliable, professional and personal service, which is what built us a long lasting relationship. They understand our business and always go the extra mile for us.


Kingfisher PLC

Local sourcing means fresher fish. Their coastal location near Brixham fish quay ensures we receive the freshest fish daily. they only transport fish across the country if it cannot be sourced locally, reducing food miles and their carbon footprint. As transport is an ever-increasing cost, it makes commercial sense too. All their fish is fully traceable, from the moment it is caught to its arrival in our kitchen. Their fishmongers take pride in their skill, which they pass on through their training of each and every new member of their team. They invest time and resources gaining and maintaining British Retail Consortium (BRC) Technical Standard certification. They pride themselves on a quality service, ensuring our fish arrives delivered with care and in top condition. They cover all areas of the South West and surrounding area on a six day per week basis, offering next day delivery.



The Longman family have been farmers and farmhouse cheese makers in Somerset for over 200 years, so cheese is very much their passion. They distribute local, territorial and continental cheese. They also supply charcuterie and a wide range of fine foods plus additional dairy products such as milk, cream and their award-winning butter.

They believe the customer is always our number one priority and their approach is to build a great relationship with us and all their customers, responding to their needs and requirements.


Arthur David

The company was founded in 1962 and although three generations of the “David” family are involved you don’t have to be a “David” to feel and be a part of things, they consider each and every one of our team to be part of the family too…and that includes us!

Many of their customers have been with us since our earliest days and they really think of them as both friends and family.

Arthur’s core value of exceptional customer service is one that Phil David, Arthur’s son, continues to hold to. Phil has inherited his father’s entrepreneurial ability and is quick to introduce game changing innovations to ensure the business is offering their customers just what they want. Recently this been seen in the introduction of an extensive range of fine foods.

Great products and a customer service level second to none. They want us to get the very best of everything and they offer a truly eclectic range of fresh fruit and vegetables, Fine Foods, Dairy and much more!

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Newbury Rd, Great Shefford, RG17 7DS, United Kingdom

Phone:  +44 1488 648462

Email info@thegreatshefford.com

Opening hours

We are open seven days a week, from morning through to late evening, serving lunch and dinner plus the simple food offerings as bar snacks and sandwiches.