This is the story of a foodie adventure launched by JoJo and Barrie Thomson

On 13 October 2015 we threw open the doors to The High Street Delicatessen in Newtown, in beautiful mid-Wales. Newtown is a historic market town, with a rich tradition of rural food production, and it feels timely to be part of a new movement to explore that heritage – and the wider Welsh food scene – and to bring great produce to local people


We set out to celebrate excellence and to show how excited we are about “bringing great tastes to the high street“.  We love sharing our passion for local food provenance and independent producers

For 2 years prior to our deli life, Mrs Deli (JoJo) was meeting local people and tantalising them with the ‘scrummy‘, ‘local‘ and ‘homemade‘ tastes of her baking at The Schoolroom Kitchen. During that time, many people asked ‘where can we get your cakes and bakes‘. The secret is well and truly out now … and we’ve added some amazing savouries to the list too.

At the same time, Mr Deli (Barrie) was writing his blog ‘Bookends and BinEnds‘ now overtaken by his scribbles and musings on our website and various social media platforms.

Together, we bring  you a passionate appreciation of great food, a strong belief in quality produce and an enthusiasm for and commitment to great customer service

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Sarah says:

    We were so happily surprised to come across your deli on Tuesday. We loved your chocolate brownie with raspberries and can’t wait to open our Inshriac gin. Thank you for the BTW tonic water. We had an amazing evening at Ynyshir and Gareth Ward was so nice and the staff are amazing. Please follow me back on Insta we mentioned you were going to thr restaurant. Thanks again and good luck with the deli Sarah & Phil Graham


  2. Marilyn Cox says:

    Do you have an indoor seating area and if so are dogs welcome, we have a little chihuahua who doesn’t take up much room!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s