About Us

Our Story

Having spent almost 20yrs working as a senior manager for a large retailer and witnessing first hand the mass produced products that are supplied and sold along with the giant companies that monopolise the market with their power and brands I decided I wanted to be an advocate to represent independent small businesses.

I wanted to show that unique and local individuals and small businesses (the little guys), who work tirelessly to offer something a little bit different, can supply fabulous, hand-picked products and supply a better, more personal service than the big guys!

The initial idea was to provide a platform for people to experience the fabulous products that are available from small British hand crafted suppliers that just need somewhere to showcase their products.

So here at The Cheese, Gin & Ale Barn the decision was made to specialise in purely British products and we have now become known for our love of the unusual and bizarre. Whether it be a brand new product, something just that little bit different or just an unusual flavour of an old favourite ~ you will find something out of the ordinary at the barn!

We wanted to give people a very personal, interesting and exciting experience when shopping for fresh local produce.


We won small retailer of the year 2017 Tamworth.

Bespoke Services

We are the only Cheese monger of the kind in the country that specialises in unusual British cheeses. Our wedding cakes are tailor made to order and definitely not generic.

Couples choose all their own cheeses, which just leaves me with the challenge of piecing it all together.

We also make hampers/gifts to order to any value with a specific theme if required or simple gin, cheese & crackers, cheese & ale bundles.

Please do contact us to discuss any of our bespoke services