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





18 - 19 May
Smallholding & Countryside Festival / Gwyl Tyddyn a Chefn Gwlad
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground
Builth Wells
09.00 - 18.00

8 June
Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival
King George V Playing Field
Newcastle Emlyn
10.00 - 17.00

22 June
Merthyr Chilli Festival
Penderyn Square
CF47 8UX
10.00 - 17.00

29 June
Torfaen Food & Drink Festival
09.00 - 18.00

12 - 14 July
Bridgend County Show
The Showgrounf
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 June
Solent Gardeners Flower Show
10.00 - 16.30



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Call: 01994 231648