Usk River

Natural Preserves

Usk River, run by Rhian Short, whose interest in artisan food with a strong local provenance has long been a passion. By applying a creative and original approach to a very traditional craft, a range of delicious chutneys and savoury preserves has been developed. With a focus on using locally sourced seasonal ingredients, the recipes are made in small batches in the traditional way.

The core range comprises a variety of chutneys, relishes, pickles and savoury jams. Where possible ingredients are sourced from the Usk Valley and surrounding areas.

All recipes made with natural ingredients with no ‘bulking’ ingredients or artificial additives. Ingredients not available locally are sourced with care for their quality and provenance, and ethical food issues miles are taken into consideration when choosing suppliers. Quality wine vinegars, sugars and whole spices are used throughout, and all recipes are prepared by hand in a small commercial kitchen in Usk.
With the absence of any wheat, dairy or animal products, Usk River preserves are veggie-friendly and gluten-free. Visit the website for full details.

Visit website link for updates and look out for new varieties each season

Seasonal Specials often available

Usk River preserves are available at Usk, Talgarth and other larger events throughout the year. Visit website link and this website for updates on upcoming events. If you wish to order online but are able to collect, place your orders in advance on website link and we will waive the carriage charges if you arrange to collect your items from events listed.

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We are delighted to have been awarded GREAT TASTE GOLD from the Guild of Fine Foods - Usk River has been recognised by the judging panel at this year's awards. Although still being in its first year in 2011, 'Pear-Lilli' came out with a gold award which is delightful news. This year FOUR more varieties were awarded the coveted black label and praised overall for their quality and balance of flavour.
Try before you buy at our events and markets as tasters are always available so you can agree that we do indeed produce an exceptionally delicious pickle!

Taste your New Favourite Today!

Useful Information

Usk River

Owner/Manager: Rhian Short

Unit 11, Station Enterprise, Station Road Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 5HY Wales
phone: 07790 346352 fax:

News & Special Offers

Usk River has won FIVE Great Taste Gold Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods for Pear-Lilli, Patagonian Jam, Scrumpy Pumpkin, Pineapple Punch and Indian Summer
Stephen Terry, owner and chef of The Hardwick, Abergavenny, has praised Usk River preserves in an edition of the Guild of Fine Foods own magazine.

You will find Usk River chutneys and preserves at the following events

Usk Farmers' Market (1st & 3rd Sat of every month) - Usk Memorial Hall, opposite Usk Prison. Ample Free parking
Talgarth Country Market (first Sunday of each month, Talgarth Town Hall)
Ludlow Spring Food Festival May 11th-12th, Ludlow Castle website link

Plentiful stalls of quality local, seasonal & fresh goods are available on offer at these markets and they are an enjoyable way to pass a morning, so come and say hello. Check out twitter @chutneyheaven for updates and details


Exact times and locations of Farmers' Markets are published on the Farmers' Markets in Wales website: website link

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