The November Market will be held on Sunday 18th November. Come between 10am and 12.30pm to the Inkpen Village Hall and be sure of a warm welcome. Our regular food stalls will be there with a range of products including artisan made cheese, Inkpen honey, Italian style breads, free range sausages and eggs, cakes and traybakes, homemade soup and fish pate. Plus, in season fruit and vegetables grown in Inkpen without pesticides, homemade jams, chutneys and pickles and raspberry vinegar too.

This month and into December there will also be Inkpen grown walnuts! They may be a little smaller than those from China and elsewhere, but they are buttery and delicious! They will be bagged and ready as a gift or to eat yourself!

Jacqueline returns with jewellery - her last visit before Christmas. She makes beautiful items using gold, silver and precious stones. She will also make bespoke items as well as do repairs. And Sandy has an irresistible stall - he makes woodturned toys, Christmas decorations and a wide range of possible gifts. Also buy greetings cards, Advent calendars, plants and bulbs, bird seed and handmade bird boxes, beeswax candles. You will see there is plenty on offer!

The following market will be held on 16th December. In addition to many of the above stalls, Verity will return with her very interesting selection of homemade products including her delicious homemade fruit teas. Linda will also come with her range of beautiful scarves, buttons and bags.

As always there is tea and coffee, freshly made bacon butties and time for a chat. Come and join us!


Despite the theft of our sign, Local Inkpen Honey is still for sale – jars and cut comb from “Caeglas”, Inkpen Common. Tel. Inkpen 668605.


Jane Hartnup writes: "After a lovely Autumn with some amazing sunny days giving a lovely extension to our summer, Winter is coming so it’s time for our lovely open fire to be lit. And when you’re here you will find that on our new menus for November we have lots of lovely local produce, like apples, quinces, and game. We also have some amazing new wines in our wine list to complement these beautiful dishes. So all is new for the Autumn, Winter and for the Festive Season when we have our excellent and beautiful Christmas menu available. For this period we are getting booked up fast, so don't miss out. Come and visit us, sit by the warm open fire, and enjoy. And all of us at the Crown and Garter wish you a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year."


Mary and Bernard write: “There will be 4 Quizzes before the end of 2018 to be held on Thursdays 1st, 15th and 29th November and on 13th December all starting at 8.15pm.

Local interest in buying The Swan Inn seems to be dwindling. If anyone is interested in joining the consortium, please call me on 668429 and we will pass on your interest to Christie & Co. who are marketing the business for £2m. The site is over 1.3 acres and hopefully will be sold as is, i.e. as a Pub/Hotel/Restaurant.

Cheers to you all and as always a Merry Christmas and the Prosperous New Year we all hope for.”