COMPTON MCRAE Newsletter – March 2024

Mar 15, 2024 | Newsletter

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to the March instalment of the Compton McRae newsletter.

Mother’s Day has come and gone – Easter is next! But we have a few things happening at Compton McRae before the Bunny arrives.

Last weekend we held the Flavours of Ukraine cooking workshops at Compton McRae. They were both a huge success with over 40 people learning to make dumplings on Mother’s Day. A mix of kids, mums and grandmothers and one Dad! Big thank you to Stuart, Carolyn and Julia from The Shaftesbury Refugee Group for making it happen and to Olya Patiuta @zhiva.authentica for all the knowledge, fun and delicious food.

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This weekend sees the final round of the Rugby 6 Nations.
Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 v Italy🇮🇹
Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 v Ireland🇮🇪
England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 v France🇫🇷

Why not stock up with meals, snacks and goodies from Compton McRae and at the same time decide who is the best! We have Ready Made meals, soups, puddings, our freshly baked sausage rolls, quiches plus our cheese and charcuterie.

Perl Las Blue Cheese 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬 v Soft Taleggio Cheese 🇮🇹 or a Beef or Veg Lasagne 🇮🇹

Scotch Egg (is it 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮or 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿󠁧󠁢󠁳though!) v Kileen Goat Gouda 🇮🇪

Sausage Roll 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 v Quiche 🇫🇷

Steak Pie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 v Boeuf Bourguignon 🇫🇷

May the best country win!! We look forward to your feedback too.
Please give us a call or email to order anything – especially things like the sausage roll (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿), quiches (🇫🇷), Frittata (🇮🇹) or Scotch Eggs (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿) as they often run out on a Saturday afternoon.


Compton McRae Meal Deal!

£40 for 2 people (soup, main, pudding + bottle of wine)
List of meals available – while stocks last.


  • Butternut, miso & sage
  • Cream of mushroom
  • Roasted cauliflower
  • Roasted carrot & coriander
  • Leek and potato
  • Fragrant miso


  • Butter chicken
  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Beef chilli con carne
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Thai chicken curry
  • Yellow veg curry
  • Venison Tagine
  • Lamb Tagine
  • Tarragon chicken
  • Steak pie
  • Beef Lasagne
  • Veg Lasagne


  • Apple, pear & rhubarb crumble
  • Tiramisu
  • Sticky date & pecan pudding



Sunday 17 March 8am – 10:30am

Another reminder of the inaugural CM Coffee Run this Sunday at Chaldicott Barns.

I can hear your surprise “Compton McRae open on a Sunday!!!”. Yes, we are this week but only from 8.00am-10.30 am. Come along and see (or even better still bring your own car) the wonderful array of cars that will be on show.

We will be offering baps (sausages, bacon and egg), fresh pastries and our great BOMO coffees.

You will notice a couple of changes as we move the coffee machine into the marquee to accommodate the extra numbers. It will be busy (we hope) so please be patient, but it’ll be a lot of fun for all those interested in cars of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Follow the Instagram below for all the details leading up to the big day!

We have had some RSVPs but to help with the running of the day it would be great if you can follow the link below to help with an idea of numbers.


EASTER Opening Times 2024

Good Friday 29th March 8.30am – 4.00pm
Easter Saturday 30th March 8.30am – 3.00pm.

Easter Sunday and Monday

EASTER SATURDAY sees the return of Tom’s (and Bill – if he lets me help!) Compton McRae BBQ – the first for 2024!!!!

We will take bookings for tables inside the marquee until we are full. First in best dressed. I am forever hopeful that the weather might turn for the better and we will have the outside picnic tables available – but who knows! So please book early.

For any other Easter food please place orders by Saturday 23rd of March – this includes ready made meals, larger quiches, puddings, salads and cheese. It’ll just help us try and make sure we have what you need.

Easter Eggs – this year we are stocking the Scandinavian GAVA Eggs – they are reusable (year after year), and you can fill them with whatever you like. They are beautifully decorated – pop in and ask our staff how they work. Limited stocks (see photo above for designs).


Dates for your diaries!

Sunday 17 March – Compton McRae Coffee Run
Saturday 30 March – Compton McRae BBQ Day
Saturday 27 April – Chaldicott Barns Spring Fair

Best wishes and see you soon
Bill and the Compton McRae Team

The Shop 01747 448750