Introducing TOTI

 Our new on-site shop and delicatessen TOTI is a destination like no other in Lancashire for regional food lovers to find outstanding produce, carefully sourced specialist ingredients and our own-made artisan products; allowing you to recreate a flavour of the inn at home.

 We've recently revealed the latest highly anticipated development at the award-winning country inn set in the picturesque Fylde countryside - a shop and delicatessen named ‘TOTI’ (short for ‘Taste of the Inn’). TOTI brings together fine food and drink, deli produce and speciality ingredients, all knowledgeably selected by The Cartford Inn team for their quality, provenance and exclusivity. It also sells a range of our own freshly made bread, pastries, cakes and hot and cold food for you to take home; all of the same high standard that you've come to expect from the inn.

The project aims to be a unique attraction for people in the area who enjoy great food and drink. The emphasis at TOTI is on quality and selectivity. So you’ll find all the things you’d expect from a great deli: fine cheeses, antipasti, preserves, store-cupboard essentials, wines and spirits, but everything’s of the choicest quality.

You can also expect to find things you won’t have seen elsewhere in Lancashire. For example, there’s a wide range of cured meats from pioneers of British charcuterie Trealy Farm and Moon’s Green and fine flours for bakers from Shipton Mill. We’ve exclusively imported farmed caviar from France and where else can you find smoked Gigha halibut; a favourite of Michelin star chefs around the country?

Customarily, TOTI stocks a range of staple Mediterranean ingredients, but there’s an unconventional focus on British speciality foods here. Apart from eschewing continental charcuterie in favour of British counterparts, the deli’s cheese selection, from Bath’s Fine Cheese Co., is almost entirely British. And of course we’re championing local produce too! You can get your Atkinson’s coffee, freshly ground, Fitzpatrick’s cordials and handmade Lancashire chocolates.

Naturally, ‘Taste of the Inn’ has been brought together with the same individual style and eccentricity expressed throughout the rest of the inn. It’s been created by converting a weathered red-brick barn at the pub’s main entrance. With its multi-pane window front and moss-mantled slate roof, it has the appearance of the quintessential village shop. Inside it features reclaimed wood panels and shelving and racing green enamel lights hang from oak beams alongside dried ingredients. The multicoloured tiled floor, inspired by the boulevards of French seaside resorts, accents the colourfully stocked shelves. A tangerine coloured, cast iron and shiny stainless steel meat slicer is a focal point.

TOTI offers freshly prepared food for you to enjoy at home, including soups, salads and familiar items from The Cartford Inn’s menu such as our homemade crackers and rustic dips. Particularly at the weekends there are freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries and irresistible rotisserie chickens to take away. Everyone should try our specially created signature pastry, the ‘TOTI bun’ (a mouthwatering creation of choux pastry filled with hazelnut cream and topped with bourbon caramel), that is sold daily.

Knowledgable and friendly staff are present to inform you about all that’s on offer at TOTI. This extends to help and advice on using ingredients and getting together all that you need to prepare a meal for friends and family. With the aim of inspiring peoples’ home cooking, it is planned that you will soon be able to pick up recipe cards along with all you need to create a taste of the inn at home. So sign up to our mailing list when you're in and follow our social media pages for news and updates in the future.

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