1984 - 2014
Celebrating 30 years of preserve
making by the same family!

Still hand-made in small batches, hand-filled, hand-labelled and personally delivered to our customers!

Look out for our new labels to be introduced during 2014, together with a number of new products. Visit us at one of the shows to see the full range.

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, we took a decision not to let the successful business disappear, and gave up our jobs to continue the family operation.


The Great Taste Award Judges said...


Pretty orange-pink colour with chunks of gooseberries. Nice shine and consistency. The golden colour is very attractive. The light set is good and texture is pleasant.

Whortleberry Jam: ONE STAR GOLD AWARD

Great colour to this product and a good heavy set. Visually stunning. The initial fruit flavours come through clean and true. We like the whole berries in the jam and feel that the product is well made. The tartness of the berries offsets the sweetness of the jam.

Over the last eight years, we have enjoyed a great deal of support from new and existing customers, and the business has flourished. We now operate from a purpose-designed kitchen on the edge of Barnstaple, 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.

We attend a variety of shows and events throughout the year - see "Events" to find our next outing.

A fuller history of Brendon Hill Crafts was published in the Exmoor Review and can be read here.

The full range of our preserves and stationery can be found at The Exmoor Producers Shop, Friday Street, Minehead.