Little Grandma’s Kitchen

History of Little Grandma’s Kitchen

Lilian- and Ernest Compton

Little Grandma’s Kitchen was born out of our love for making chutneys, curds, jams, preserves and marmalades. When our daughter Claire and her husband Nigel decided to get married, we catered for their wedding and naturally made a selection of chutneys. People kept asking “Where did you get these from? Where can we buy them?” The rest is history.

Most of the chutneys, jams, preserves and marmalades are based upon our Grandma’s (Lilian Ruth Compton (nee Whitcher)) original recipes which were handed down to her by her mother, Eliza Whitcher (nee Case). We have also developed new flavours to cater for the modern palate but we are proud to retain the ethos of the family recipes and practises.

The lemon curd and lemon and lime curd were our Aunt Effie’s (Ethel Mary Whitcher Compton) original recipes which we have not altered. Other curd flavours are our own creations.

The Compton family lived in Pilley in the Parish of Boldre in the New Forest in a thatched cottage called Southleigh (now Garden Cottage) with Jenny also living in Pilley just down the road in a bungalow called Marill.

All our products are made in small batches to retain their individual flavour using seasonal, local produce where possible.

We hope you enjoy the different flavours as much as we enjoy making them.

Upcoming Events


Every 2nd Saturday

Whitland Produce Market
Memorial Hall, Whitland
09.30 - 12.30



11 March
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Mother's Day Celebration Food & Craft Fair
10.00 - 16.30

5/6/7 May
Gwili Food Fair
Gwili Railway
Bronwydd Arms Station

12 May
Caerphilly Food Festival

26 - 28 May
Gwili Railway Craft Fair
Gwili Railway
Bronwydd Arms Station
10.00 - 17.00

23 June
Merthyr Chilli Festival
Penderyn Square
Outside Town Hall
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8UX
10.00 - 17.00

28/29 July
Caerphilly Big Cheese
Caerphilly Castle
Castle Street

12 August
Aberystwyth Sea 2 Shore Festival
The Promenade

18 August
Cardigan River & Food Festival
Quay Street Car Park


3 June 2018
Solent Gardeners Fair
University of Southampton
Playing FIelds
Wide Lane
9.30 - 16.00



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Call: 01994 231648