Lawson's Delicatessen is a food lovers' heaven in the popular coastal town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Our shop is crammed with delicious food and drinks including artisan cheese, charcuterie, olives, and chutneys.
We are delighted to showcase some amazing Suffolk produce including Pump Street Bakery's bread and chocolate; smoked fish from Pinney's of Orford; and delicious apple juice from High House Fruit Farm.
Read on for details of our range and some of our suppliers.
We have a carefully curated and cared for selection of cheese with a passion for British artisan cheese. You'll find all the classics like Montgomery Cheddar, Cropwell Bishop Stilton, Cornish Yarg and Lincolnshire Poacher. We also profile small cheesemakers like Village Maid producers of Wigmore, Waterloo and Spenwood.
We're particularly interested in celebrating artisan cheese produced in East Anglia including Fen Farm Dairy's Baron Bigod; Mrs Temple's cheeses from North Norfolk; and Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses' Suffolk Gold and Suffolk Blue.
We love to share our enthusiasm for cheese with you so do come and explore our range, sample some cheese, or get some suggestions for putting together the perfect cheeseboard.
Lawson's Prepared Meals
Our range of delicious prepared meals are prepared by our own Lawson's chefs and include traditional family favourites like Beef or Roast Vegetable Lasagne and a classic Fish Pie; as well as Thai Green Chicken Curry and Moroccan Lamb Tagine.
Meals are freshly prepared then frozen ready to reheat whenever you need them. A selection. They are available in portions for one, two or four people.
A selection of meals are always available in the shop or can be ordered in advance on our online shop, or by contacting us in advance.
Each day our chef Kim prepares three beautiful salads which perfectly compliment each other in terms of colour, texture and taste. The menu changes daily so Lawson's classics like coleslaw and "happy carrot salad' now find themselves alternating with new interesting recipes such as aubergine and noodles; roasted cauliflower, pomegranate and brown rice; feta, peas and broad beans. We serve these salads in fixed price, one and two portion boxes ready to take away. In each box you are free to mix the day's salad selection to create a healthy and delicious lunch, ready to eat on the beach.
Pump Street Bakery's Bread and Pastries
Pump Street Bakery in Orford, just a few miles away by river, is renowned for their artisan sourdough breads, and classic farmhouse loaves as well as their renowned Eccles cakes, bears' claws and incredible croissants.
Pump Street supply just a few local shops with their bread and pastries and we're pleased to be one of them.
Bread is available from us Wednesday - Saturday (the bakery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Pump Street Bread and pastries sell out quickly so if you have a specific requirement we recommend ordering in advance from our online shop or by contacting us by email or phone.
Amongst coffee aficionados Monmouth Coffee is recognised as setting the benchmark for coffee roasting in this country. When we decided to serve coffee to take-away and beans to use at home we naturally turned to Monmouth.
Founded in 1978 on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden, the coffee was originally roasted in the basement of the small shop. Now beans directly sourced from farms and cooperatives are roast in dedicated premises in Bermondsey.
Our team have been on a barista training at Monmouth so we can serve your coffee at its very best. We can also sell you beans, freshly ground to your specification, to use at home.
We are very excited to be bringing fresh juices to Aldeburgh High Street. We will have a trio of juices on offer every day - a traffic light of colours: one red, one orange and one green to give you the full range of vitamins! All our juices will be freshly made on demand to maximise their nutritional benefits.
With a zing of lime or ginger, the team were particularly surprised to discover the fantastic flavour of the green juices. Juices are available in two sizes 5oz and 12oz cups. Prices start at £1.65. We look forward to serving them to you!
High House Fruit Farm
Set in the remote Suffolk countryside between Aldburgh and Orford, Piers and Suvi McCreadie's family have been farming here for over 50 years. We're lucky to supply their produce in season including asparagus, rhubarb and delicious raspberries, strawberries and other soft fruit in the summer months.
From August each year their apple crop comes in with delicious Discoveries leading into Cox, Russet, James Grieve, Worcester, Blenheim Orange, Charles Ross, Ribston Pippin and Bramley in the autumn.
They also produce stunning apple juices which we stock all year round.
Our new range of charcuterie includes rustic dry-cured pork Saucisson mainly from Lugdunum near Lyon. A truly classic French food, these flavoured Saucisson are delicious thinly sliced as part of platter, served with some hard cheese and a full-bodied red wine. They are equally good when added to pasta sauce or paella. The Saucisson are available in a range of delicious flavours including wild boar, ceps, black pepper and roquefort. We also have some mini "buchettes", artisan pepperami, a perfect snack to nibble on the go!
Chorizo, Jamon and Lomo
The Spanish approach to tapas or shared plates has become a really popular way to eat. A board of Manchego cheese with some Iberico ham or chorizo makes a perfect lunch or first course for a dinner party. We are excited to have added authentic Spanish Chorizo, Jamon Ibérico and Lomo to our range at Lawson’s from specialist importers The Spanish Hamper, who source top quality artisan Spanish food.
Find out more about our top quality Spanish charcuterie here >