Brendon Hill Crafts was founded over 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
Over the last 11 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