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







6 July
Ysgol Peniel Summer Fair
SA32 7AB

7 July
Aberaeron Seafood Festival
Town Quay
10.00 - 16.00

12 - 14 July
Bridgend County Show
The Showground
Felindre Road
CF35 5LG

20 July
Merthyr Food Festival
Penderyn Square
Merthyr Tydfil
10.00 - 16.30

27 July
Lampeter Food Festival
University Campus
10.00 - 17.00

2 - 4 August
Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials
Newton House
SA19 6RT
09.00 - 17.30

2 - 4 August
The Big Welsh Bite
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park 
10.00 - 17.0






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Call: 01994 231648