Brendon Hill Crafts was founded 30 years ago, by Liz & David Jessup, as a cottage industry on the eastern edge of Exmoor, and close to the iron ore mine which we use as a logo on our labels. The business originally produced fudge, truffles and home-made preserves, although gradually the preserves took over full time. When Liz & David Jessup reached retirement age, Ruth and Derek took the decision not to let the successful business disappear, and gave up their jobs to continue the family operation. Over the last sixteen years, they enjoyed a great deal of support from new and existing customers, and the business flourished.
Now, Richard and Lucinda have taken on the business following a transitional period with Ruth and Derek, and with their family, look forward to meeting Brendon Hill Crafts customers and consumers old and new. Brendon Hill Crafts is a family business through and through, and so if you are lucky enough to have a jar with a slightly wonky label, be sure it was one of the team of little helpers involved in supplying what we believe are amongst the tastiest range of preserves you can find. We are eager to hear which are your favourites from the Brendon Hill Crafts range as we find ours.
We currently operate from a purpose-designed kitchen at our small holding in Devon, cooking in small pans that produce 20-25 jars at a time. Jars are hand-filled, hand-labelled, and personally delivered to our customers over the whole of the Exmoor, West Somerset and North Devon area, as well as further afield occasionally. We supply a variety of farm shops, village stores, delis and tourist attractions, as well as tea rooms, hotels and B&Bs, who use our products.