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Aylesbury pub opens foodhall to support local producers

The King's Head in the town centre have set up a shop for essentials.

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:31am 24th March 2020. 3-minute read.

Aylesbury pub opens foodhall to support local producers

A pub in Aylesbury have set up a shop for essentials, after having to close their traditional business.

The King's Head have opened a Food Hall/Farm Shop in the old stables in our courtyard, selling staple foods - milk, bread, eggs, flour, veg and fruit and coffee.

George Jenkinson, from the pub, said:

"We really want to support and help our local area and those who live in the town centre and around us; as well as wanting to look after our staff and keep ourselves busy!

"So as soon as we heard the announcement last Friday, that all pubs had to close, we set about creating a shop and stocked it from scratch in 48 hours.

"It was an empty stable on Friday night, but by Sunday night, all we needed was the veg and fruit to put out on display."

King's Head foodhall

Using the  local suppliers who they have worked with for years, the pub have constant deliveries and they keep in touch daily to make sure they have regular deliveries. 

George added:

"We are so proud of our staff who have worked hard with us to get our shop up and running, and our suppliers who are working with us to keep stocks up.

"These are such unusual times that sticking together, keeping in touch and not letting our spirits drop, is important!"

King's Head foodhall

Opening hours are 10am until 7pm, although these could change depending on when the team find customers want to come in.

Social media is being used to update customers on stock.

There are plans to do a home delivery service as well.

King's Head foodhall

There is bread from Tring, eggs from Aylesbury, milk and butter due in from Prestwood, bacon and sausages from Aylesbury too and beer from The Chiltern Brewery.

All the veg and fruit comes to the foodhall via a local supplier in Aylesbury.

George continued:

"The King's Head has been the heart of Aylesbury for 565 years.

"In that time, we have weathered all manner of local, national and international happenings - 'Flu pandemics, Civil war, world wars and by the grace of God, we shall weather this too!

"We have no intention of closing our doors and want to do all we can to help and support those around us."

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