Delicious new deli in Twyford - Alexandrina Victoria

PUBLISHED: 11:31 08 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:47 23 March 2015

You'll find all kinds of unusual treats in the shop

You'll find all kinds of unusual treats in the shop


Every village should have one of these – and now the people of Twyford (and commuters who head there for London and Oxford-bound trains) can enjoy an amazing array of tasty goodies, writes Jan Raycroft.

Eager shoppers make the most of the treats in Alexandrina VictoriaEager shoppers make the most of the treats in Alexandrina Victoria

Alexandrina Victoria, a Victorian-inspired delicatessen and speciality food shop, has opened and iis packed with the likes of artisan cheeses, meats, eggs, honey, tea and coffee sourced by owners Sandra Anderson and Max Elliott.

Sandra explains: “We have scoured the British countryside for the best artisan produce (many award winning) from local, neighbouring counties and specialties from further afield. Also available is a great selection of coffee beans and loose leaf teas from around the world – available to buy by weight or as hot drinks to take away.”

Their local produce includes eggs from Riverways Farm in Twyford, and Berkshire’s splendid Waterloo cheese, made by Village Maid from the milk of a single Guernsey herd near Henley. That cheese sits alongside 17 others from around the country and you’ll also find local honeys from small producers and smoked salmon from Coln Valley. Sandra and Max would be happy to talk to other local producers. Opening hours are 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm Mon-Fri; 9am to 4pm Sat. See and

Alexandrina Victoria has joined Twyford Village Parternership and it was TVP’s business forum leader Gordon Storey who cut the ribbon to declare the shop open. Of course you don’t have to live in Twyford to visit the new shop, just a few steps from the rail station. Wander on down from there to the village centre with its local shops, restaurants and pubs.


Now visit our shop

What better place than here to tell you that we now have our own online shop, offering the best of British produce, gifts, fashion and much, much more. Take a look at, where you can see items selected by us and our Life sister magazines around the country.

Naturally, we particularly like this ‘Made in the Chilterns’ hamper from Vidya Crawley’s Artisan Valley, from £39. Go on… take a look around OUR shop.


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