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Well it is Christmas after all, so why not treat yourself, or your friends to a box of the absolutely gorgeous Monty Bojangles, chocolate truffles……………… they are truly delicious and available five flavours. Get in their quick, they”ll be gone by Christmas!


We don’t want to boast, but the mincepies at Strickoe’s are just THE best in the world! Truly scrumptious shortcrust pasty and stuffed to the brim with tasty mincemeat. Or as we get closer to Christmas we will have crisp and buttery puff pasty pies – come and get one now!


At Christmas time, you need more than one cheese, so why not come and pick a range of our tasty local, British and European cheeses for your festive Cheeseboard? If you are unsure what to pick our staff will give you a hand, and you can also have a taste to be sure its right…………. and add savoury biscuits and a bottle of port… sorted!


So we understand that Christmas cake, or marzipan isn’t for everyone, but it is that time of year! We have individual slices of iced cake, round cakes, square cakes, fruit topped cake, nut topped Dundee  and of course, home made Christmas puddings in all sizes to suit just about everyone

Strickoe’s Deli @ The Fruit and Flower Basket

A small family run deli and farm shop in Bishops Lydeard near Taunton, offering a wonderful range of homemade products and local produce.

Former chef and local lad Phil Strickland, a born and bred Bishops Lydeard boy; started The Fruit and Flower Basket over 20 years ago in a small shop in the centre of the village. After many successful years, he out grew the shop and moved to new, larger premises in 2006. The new shop is opposite the steam railway so still well within walking distance of the village, and with a large car park is accessible to all.

As a chef, Phil spends most of his day with his team in the kitchen, so his wife Ann, and daughter Emily, take responsibility for running the front of house. We have an old fashioned ethos, the customer is our top priority, so whether it is helping you choose your produce, packing your shopping, or carrying your goodies to the car, we are there for you.