At the Lake House Eatery, we believe in sourcing our menu from the very best of local businesses and suppliers.
Our award winning sausages, prime bacon and black pudding are delivered daily by Turners, our local butcher.
“The business was established in 1956 when my Grandfather, Alf Turner, opened his butcher’s shop at 205 North Lane, Aldershot the same premises that the business operates from more than 50 years later.
Alf served in the Royal Army Service Corp for nearly 20 years and when de-mobbed after WW2 he worked for the Ministry of Food and won the British Empire Medal when helping to put down an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the early 1950’s.
After Alf’s death in 1973 the business passed to my father and his brothers and ultimately to my brother Kevin and myself. Although a great deal has changed since the shop was first opened the way that we make our sausages is fundamentally the same process that my Grandfather used. When I decided to launch my sausages nationally I obviously had to find a partner factory to make the range but I was very careful to make sure that they my partners were able to duplicate the process that I was taught and to match the quality that has won the business so many awards.”
Established by our Great, Great, Grandfather James Christmas in 1860, the business started as a bakers, grocers and butchers and since its opening has been run by successive generations of the Christmas family, hence our Bakery’s name!
Today, the business operates just as a bakery and sees the 5th generation of the Christmas family. We have two bakery shops, one in the village of Ash and our original shop in Worplesdon, which still adjoins our bakery. We also have a large wholesale customer base, delivering our range of breads, cakes and pastries to caterers, sandwich shops, tearooms, pubs, golf courses, farm shops, garden centres and local convenience stores across parts of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
Combining quality ingredients and traditional recipes with our passion for baking is what gives our breads and cakes their unique appearance and flavour. Our experienced bakers, bake day and night with pride and passion to ensure when our shops open and our delivery vans are loaded, they are filled with delicious, fresh products for our customers to enjoy.
For over 155 years, we have specialised in craft baking using traditional methods and original recipes to produce a wide range of daily fresh breads, pastries and cakes. Our heritage of tradition, quality and skill remains and we are proud to have built our reputation for combining good quality traditional baking with good value for money as we strongly believe everyone should enjoy delicious products at affordable prices.