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  • Mint on the move at Christmas fairs

    It’s that time of year again when Catherine is travelling around London and the South, taking Summerdown on the road to some brilliant Christmas fairs. Below is a list of where she’s going to be, so please come and say hi – we love to meet our customers, new and old and hear all about …

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  • Summerdown scoops three Great Taste Awards

    We’re over the moon that two of our chocolate bars have won Great Taste Awards in the 2023 awards from the Guild of Fine Food. We’ve always thought they’re a little bit special, but receiving these awards is testament to the thinking and passion that has gone into creating these delicious bars, made with only …

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  • A glowing review of our tea in the Sherborne Times

      “It is clean and bright and invigorating, the most essentially pepperminty flavour you could dream of, the kind of peppermint that Willy Wonka would choose” Joanna Weinberg on our peppermint tea. A lovely article, well worth a read with a cup of our peppermint tea, which gets a glowing write up on pages 108 …

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  • Summerdown at the Good Festival

    Catherine will once again be bringing Summerdown’s chocolates, teas and treats to the Good Festival on 25th June, an annual festival in support of The Hampshire Medical Fund  – a charity raising vital money for the NHS hospitals of Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover to purchase cutting-edge medical equipment.` She’d love to see you there. Good …

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  • Meet Laura

    For May’s ‘meet the team’ profile, we sat down with Laura, who joined the team in September 2021 to head up our ‘Stay at Summerdown’ offering. Laura’s earlier career in interior design and managing small building projects made her the perfect choice to take on responsibility for launching and overseeing our stunning shepherd’s huts on …

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  • Stay at Summerdown

    Ever since our founder, Sir Michael Colman and farm manager Ian started farming peppermint over 25 years ago, we've been asked by so many of you if you can visit to see what Summerdown is all about. We've recently thrown open the stable doors of three expertly crafted shepherd's huts, the perfect hideaways for two [...] More  →
  • Meet Jules

    Continuing our ‘meet the team’ profiles, please meet Jules who some of you may have have spoken to on the phone about Summerdown or met at the Country Living fair. Jules is responsible for developing our network of brilliant stockists and sharing the Summerdown story far and wide – when you see Summerdown in your …

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  • Shortlisted for Great British Food Award

      News just in. We’ve been shortlisted for not just one, but three Great British Food Awards. The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the very best artisanal produce in the food and drink industry with a judging panel comprising some of the most acclaimed chefs, food critics and influencers in …

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  • Our Valentine’s Survival guide

    Yikes it’s that time of year again. Whether you’re a romantic or not (did you know 59% of men don’t believe there’s a point to Valentine’s Day!?),  there’s no getting away from red roses and over-priced restaurants on 14th February!  So here’s our survival guide…   Be my Valentine?   Do you remember receiving a …

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  • Six steps to creating the perfect bath time experience

    As the night’s are getting darker, it’s easy to feel a little bit fed up and find yourself hankering after sunny Summer’s evenings. But why not embrace these cooler darker nights and see it as an opportunity to enjoy a cosy night in and re-discover the very British pastime of ‘having a bath’.   Six steps …

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  • Ahhh……the Great British weather!

    Short and sweet this week as the Summerdown Farm is busy busy busy!   It’s amazing how the weather can change so quickly in a fortnight.   Last time we wrote we were in the middle of that hot and balmy weather which was doing brilliant things for our crops. Since then Farm Manager Ian …

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  • Notes from the Summerdown Farm

    Notes from the farm A day in the life of a farmer is never dull…so in the first of our ‘Notes from the farm’ blogs, we caught up with Summerdown Farm Manager Ian to find out what he’s been up to.   Well the good news is, the rain hasn’t stopped him and there’s been …

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