FROM SMALL ACORNS...
HolmeStores is the next step on our evolutionary journey from The Dorking Deli. Founded by Louise Holme in 2012, The Dorking Deli achieved much in its eight years.
From a deli selling the best of British produce, to an artisan coffee store serving fresh breakfast and lunch menus all prepared on site, we hosted supper clubs, pop-up restaurants partnering with guest chefs, cheese, wine and cider tastings, cocktail making workshops, kids cooking classes and more.
The Dorking Deli was the perfect testing ground and dress rehearsal for the growth of the business into everything you will soon see at HolmeStores.
OUR CURRENT CHAPTER
We're thrilled to soon be opening our first HolmeStores on South Street. After the tough 18 months everyone has had, we can't wait to share the space with you, your friends and your family and witness the reunion of the local community and wider society.
With the exception of help of our friends, family, and suppliers (most of whom have become amazing friends) we have battled through the refurbishment of 41 South Street almost single handedly.
Every surface you see has been repaired or replaced by Andy, and painted, stained or varnished by me. From tiling and plumbing to building this very website, we've had a go at it all. A lot of the fixtures and furniture has been built on site out of reclaimed timber together with vast quantities of creativity, patience and love for natural materials.
We do hope you enjoy the environment we have created. Please treat it with the same level of love and respect with which it was created.
Thank you to all our suppliers for your advice, patience and humour!
Louise and Andy
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