Gastro Nicks is a high quality delicatessen based in Collingbourne Ducis, near Marlborough.
Nick Spaven and his partner Jane Kempsey run Gastro Nicks. They both love good food and wine and travel extensively to seek out authentic, quality products to add to their range.
Their impressive selection of delicious produce from Italy, France and Sicily includes wines, olive oils, aged balsamics, chutneys, cheeses, meats and relishes as well as lots of unusual items such as infused oils, balsamic jelly, fennel salami and pecorino cheeses. They also regularly have deliveries of fresh fish from the South Coast
“We source direct only from independent artisan producers” says Nick “we look for food that has been lovingly cared for and produced by people who have a passion for what they make and what they put into it.”
“We love to meet our customers and explain the origins of the products,” says Jane. “We like them to sample before they buy. It’s all about the taste”.
Gastro Nicks also supply a host of great present ideas too. A hamper or gift box of quality food makes a gorgeous gift for the gourmet, whatever the occasion.
When we’ve been away at a show, we love driving the last stretch along the Fair mile from Hungerford. The views across to the Wilton Windmill make us appreciate how lucky we are to live here.
Nick Spaven and Jane Kempsey
A wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon, visit the Beam Engines (check their website for ‘steaming days’), and then cross the canal and walk through the fields for a well deserved drink or lunch at The Shears on the edge of the village of Collingbourne Ducis.
Set in beautiful Wiltshire countryside, this is a working mill with guided tours and refreshments - it makes an interesting stop off!
The Cathedral is absolutely worth a visit in its own right, but the shopping and restaurants make Salisbury a fabulous place to spend the day.