Category Archives: Views On Brews & Talk About Teas

Welcome to the shed, Bufala Di Londra!

Another exciting partnership has emerged – Kettleshed tea is now being stocked at Bufala Di Londra!

A beautiful artisan pizza restaurant, Bufala Di Londra prepares and serves freshly made pizzas with a variety of toppings to please the fussiest of eaters. AND you can now enjoy a delicious cup of our finest tea along with your dinner/lunch – yum!

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Bufala Di Londra’s menu includes a range of starters and sides such as cheese and meat platters, salads and olives starting at just £2.50 in price – tasty and affordable! Desserts include plenty of yummy gelato flavours, and as well as Kettleshed tea, beverages available are beers, cocktails and a variety of soft drinks. Of course, then there’s the exquisite pizza! As well as standard toppings, extras are available to add/take away as you please – some tasty examples include garlic, rocket and truffle oil – all of which would pair perfectly with a nice hot Kettleshed cuppa!

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Bufala Di Londra states: ‘From the way we prepare, stretch and bake our dough to the careful sourcing of our ingredients, we believe that we can deliver a beautiful handcrafted product to your table.’

Along with a lovely warm atmosphere and gorgeous food, Bufala Di Londra also offers the option to takeaway; so if you fancy a pizza and cuppa on the go, this place is perfect! We are so excited to be stocked in this cosy restaurant, and hope you pop in when you’re next in Crouch End to get a real authentic pizza experience!

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Bufala Di Londra
18 Topsfield Parade Crouch End
London, United Kingdom


Maeve’s Joint Sponsor Event With Bang Curry!

We are super proud to have been a joint sponsor for Maeve’s Supper Club event on 5th March! Along with Bang CurryThe Kettleshed was involved in providing items at the event as well as contributing to the raffle prizes. It was a brilliant night of celebration, delicious food, and of course great tea


Maeve’s Magical Journey is a charity, run by Maeve’s mother. Maeve is a young girl diagnosed with Cerebal Palsy, a disability which effects movement. Obviously, this was initially devastating news for Maeve and her family, however Maeve is a fighter – with her determination and positive outlook, she has come along leaps and bounds. Maeve’s parents would love for their daughter not to be reliant on walking aid; for this reason, they are currently fundraising for an operation for Maeve called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). This operation is not available on the NHS and would give Maeve her best chance at walking.

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Maeve’s Supper Club was held at the Red Lion in Brightwell; a beautiful venue for a beautiful event. We enjoyed an explosion of colour, delicious drinks, an array of amazing dishes and carnival atmosphere for the ‘Holi’ themed Supper Club. Greeted with a welcome cocktail, we were then served an incredible Indian feast, courtesy of the fabulous kitchen staff, along with guest chef Malcolm Emery. The suggested donation of £20 was worth every penny, and of course contributed to a brilliant cause.

The raffle held at the event had some truly lovely prizes up for grabs – including some of our finest Kettleshed tea! Overall, we had a fabulous evening attending Maeve’s Supper Club and were chuffed to be named joint sponsor of the event.

You can learn more about Maeve’s Magical Journey here and donate to the cause here.

Check out our joint sponsor Bang Curry’s Facebookwebsitetwitter and Instagram.

Welcome, The Playground Theatre!

It is with immense pleasure that we welcome aboard The Playground Theatre as our new partner!

The unique and creative Playground Theatre works with emerging and established artists in the UK and globally; seating up to 150 people, with a lovely cafe/bar and many exciting upcoming productions, you can now enjoy a show whilst sipping a cup of our delicious tea – as if you needed another reason to visit!
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Pete Tate and Anthony Biggs are the co-artistic directors of this fabulous theatre, working together with the aspiration to program and develop an electric season that will engage different communities. Formerly a bus depot, The Playground Theatre then became a creative space for artists to experiment and play with ideas, a project funded by the Council of Arts as well as several charities.

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Now a public theatre, it is located in a diverse community, with their work reflecting this. Many amazing projects have taken place at The Playground Theatre, such as ‘Terrific Electric’, an award winning production. Several well-known artists have also performed here, and Saliys Varnus (the current head of the National Theatre) has also worked with the organisation. The theatre program includes modern plays, classical concerts, film and dance – something for everyone!

When approached by The Playground Theatre, we were of course excited, as well as honoured and humbled for our tea to become part of the audience experience. So, don’t forget to pop down and get involved, learn about different forms of art in different disciplines, and enjoy a cup of Kettleshed tea!

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The Playground Theatre and Cafe 8,
Latimer Industrial Estate,
Latimer Road,
London W10 6RQ





IMG_0255 (2)We have recently welcomed Bayley & Sage into our family at The Shed. A wonderful London Deli market where they have everything from high-end flowers, fresh meat and a bakery. Alongside these they now have our tea’s on the shelves too!

The buyers of Bayley & Sage have been hunting New Covent Garden market in the early hours for years, selecting the best fresh produce he can get his hands on, and taking delivery of special products shipped in just for us from the famous fruit and veg markets in Milan, and Rungis just outside Paris..

..With peppers that look nothing like the sort that lurk on supermarket shelves to the finest Ventoux cherries as soon as they’re available, we always have something a little different to sit alongside the essentials, and it’s all always of the highest quality.

The kitchens are some of the busiest in town, producing freshly made soups, sandwiches and salads as well as sausage rolls, quiches, and their famous scotch eggs and pizzas fresh from our stone-based bread ovens, as well as delicious meals ready for you to take home and pop in the oven.Bakery1-header

Bayley & Sage welcomed its first customers to our Wimbledon Village store in 1997, and now you’ll find us serving five more local London communities in Parsons Green, Turnham Green, Fulham Road, Northcote Road and a brand new store on Parkgate in Battersea – with more to come!


Bayley & Sage products reflect the best of the season whether its fruit, vegetables, meat or cheese or the delicious seasonal dishes prepared in our kitchens. Residents and neighbours have been so supportive of the new store and it was a pleasure to meet them whilst we did tea tastings to celebrate the opening. It is great to see the store buzzing and alive after so many months of hard work and planning.


Please do drop in and see us whilst they are still sparkling new!  This is one of our largest stores and will also function as our training centre and HR department headquarters.


As with all of their large stores, they have arrays of seasonal fruit and vegetables, delicious cakes and pastries, artisan breads, olives, dried fruit and nuts, extensive cheese counter, fine wines and all sorts of even more deliciousness!Cheese5


We hope our teas are welcomed by the lovely visitors of Bayley & Sage and enjoyed as much as they are in other stores!

Social Media & Contact Info:

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Address: 43/45 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP



Welcome to the Shed Community Mella Mella’s!

We have exciting news!

Mella Mella’s Pottery, Play, Cafe is a wonderful new studio/cafe that has opened in Chiswick and  have decided to choose our tea to appear on their shelves!

We are extremely pleased to be a part of such an exciting community focused cafe. A place where you can create something unique and personal no matter your age. “You don’t have to be an artist to produce something you’ll be proud of.” – beautiful words from the lovely owner herself.

So what do they do?

Mella Mella’s is a fun, relaxing and creative ceramic, pottery workshop. They provide a warm welcome and unique experience in Chiswick. The shop also has a café, kids corner, private area which can be ued for parties, classes and workshops.

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The owner of this wonderful studio is Mel Gunaydin;“I grew up in North London but moved to Chiswick in 2009 after my father passed away. He always used to say, even though London is a big city, there are parts that have a village feel and much like Islington was to him, I now feel this with Chiswick. It’s a place I have fallen in love with and feel I can now give something back to the community, helping to inspire creativity for adults and children of all ages.”

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Well Mel, it has certainly worked! Chiswick seem to be loving this creative hub to learn, play and relax with the children or for a relaxing tea / coffee. We are always looking to collaborate with new businesses and community based businesses, so to have both of those ticked off in one is amazing!


You can now find a range of our loose leaf tea over at Mella Mella’s from the classic Jasmine Green tea to the fun and tasty Lemon Tart tea.

So get your hands dirty whilst enjoying a nice cuppa.


Mella Mella’s

8 Essex Place, Chiswick, London, W4 5UT




If you are looking for something fun to do this Halloween with the children then don’t miss out on Mella Mella’s wonderful Halloween party!

Opening Hours

Mon – Closed

Tue – 10 am – 6 pm

Wed – 10 am – 6 pm

Thu – 10 am – 6 pm

Fri & Sat – 10 am – 6 pm

Sun – 11 am – 5 pm

* Last entry to paint pottery is 1 hour before closure. 
Garden Gate shuts 30 minutes before closing time *

Welcome to The Kettle Shed Holly & Co.

unspecified-1After a decade of creating, one of the first small business marketplaces in the world, I’ve now decided to continue my life’s quest, to bring colour to the world of grey. How? By continuing to believe, champion and shine a light on the incredible talent of creative small business owners and Artisans across the world.” – Holly

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 11.00.21When Holly came to us to discuss her concept for ‘Holly&Co‘ and whether we would like to be a part of it, we were honoured and extremely excited for what was to come. With a highly inspirational and successful business, Holly fully understands how to work with small businesses and use her platforms to open the doors to new opportunities.

With a focus on creative small business owners and Artisans, Holly has created a beautiful community full of people who support and inspire one another. This community now has a ‘home’ within Holly&Co, a place to eat, drink, learn,  get inspired and celebrate creative small businesses.


One of them, yes you’ve guessed it, is us! A range of The Kettle Shed tea can be found behind the counter ready to brew or purchase to take away,  so pop down and enjoy a cup of tea and learn about the many other inspirational creatives and artisans that fill the shop with their wonderful crafts.

Holly & Co is a unique concept, the first of its kind. Our aim is to shine a light on the remarkable creatives, small business owners and Artisans who are the backbone of our societies.

We champion the butcher, the baker and the letterlight maker, as much as the illustrator, florist and paper bird artist. We’re here to demystify the grey world of business, once and for all – allowing dreams to take flight. We’ll also inspire in equal measure, through curating untold stories and connecting like-minded people.

Whether you’re dreaming about starting a small business, you’re moonlighting every spare minute you get, or you’re already running your own enterprise, we’re here to support you on your journey.‘ – Holly&Co.


As you can tell we are pretty excited about being a part of this incredible journey/community and we’d love you to show your support to Holly and all the other amazing companies that are working together to make this space so unique.


Holly & Co, 149 St Margarets Road, Twickenham, TW1 1RG

Holly&Co Website

Insta: @Hollyandcoworkshop






GG Sparkes Traditional Butchers

This week we have arrived at a new destination, on the shelves of the wonderful GG Sparkes Traditional Butchers! The family run business has been established since 1952 and gone through FOUR generations. We love supporting small & family run business’ so when we read about their ethos we became VERY excited to be a part of it!


GG Sparkes supplies Traditional Farmed meats specialising in Rare-breeds, Free-range & Organic. Guy Sparkes, The Master Butcher, has a great wealth of experience and knowledge within his field, and every aspect of his business. He has a passion for his profession making sure that GG Sparkes sells the best Produce, sourced from trusted suppliers/UK Farmers, with traceability, good Husbandry & Provenance.


GG Sparkes Devon meats are sourced by Sue Fildes near Dartmouth, as they have been for the past 15 years. Sue supplies her own Award Winning Pure Rare-breed Berkshire pigs, plus Red Ruby / Aberdeen Angus / Longhorn cattle and Devon and Cornwall Longwool lambs from her neighbouring Farms.

GG Sparkes features as one of the top fifteen Butchers in the 2012 book ‘Meat London, An Insider’s Guide’, and recommended by:
Rick Stein Food Hero
Gary Rhodes – Highly Commended

Guy was one of the first Butchers to source & support Organic Farmers/Meat, and helped advise and supply in their initial stages ‘Fresh & Wild’, ‘Planet Organic’, ‘Able & Cole’. Guy now concentrates on Rare breeds & Freerange Produce.


GG Sparkes also offers various demonstration/workshop evenings, from preparing and cutting meat to sausage making, or requested bespoke courses.

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Address24 Old Dover Rd, London SE3 7BT    

HoursOpen 9 till 5,  Tuesday – Saturday
Phone020 8355 8597

Go and check out heir selection of Rare-breeds, Free-range & Organic Meats and make sure you grab a box of our tea too!