Nigel Copes passion for gourmet food began when he developed a traditional recipe all butter tablet fudge in his family kitchen, back in 1974. This is still hand whisked and cut today.


The fudge sold at local farmers markets, instantly became popular and in the early eighties a small range of jams, curds, marmalades and pickles were the first jarred products to carry the Cottage Delight name.


Nigel's wife Diana hand-drew the labels and the logo, a version of which is still used to this day.

How Cottage Delight was Founded

Today Cottage Delight continues to create new products, either using traditional style recipes or innovative methods to inspire and delight, each made with fine quality ingredients. They now have over 700 speciality foods, either made by them personally in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, or sourced from other artisan producers across the UK and Europe.

Cottage Delight Today

Cottage Delights consistent devotion to taste and quality has been rewarded with 160 Great Taste Awards to date – the highest number gained by one company since the awards began in 1994. Seen as the Oscars of the fine food world, products are subjected to a blind tasting by esteemed critics and food experts. It is a great honour to receive these prestigious awards.


They are also very proud to have won 5 consecutive Brammy Awards given to manufacturers of products which include the Great British Bramley Apple. Many of our chutneys and of course, their delicious Bramley Apple Sauce, contain a high Bramley Apple content.


Cottage Delight is sold here at Mappleborough Green Garden Centre!

Come and visit our Fine Foods section in our garden centre to find a fantastic selection of Cottage Delight products such as Jam, Marmalade, Crackers, Cakes, Fudge, Sauces, Beers, Wines and so much more!

There's always a great offer to have with Cottage Delight, and here are the current promotions we have in store!

Current Cottage Delights Promotions