Quality Goods in the British Tradition
Company Registered in the UK 
Company No: 4052384
VAT No: 765 9888 46

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 Back in the late 90's Which magazine commissioned a book to list many of the small specialist producers of everything from food to cushions around the UK. Compiled by Christopher Roundell, this was effectively a compendium called "The Which Guide to Country Shopping".

 In 2000 Christopher and Barry Wright, (a marketer for over 25 years) met over a few fishing tales in the courtyard outside his rather eclectic studio flat in The Old Women's Prison Complex in Fulham. With the Web, an up and coming dream allowing these producers to reach a wider audience, Distinctly British was born.

 Our watchword has always been quality with most of our producers being 2 - 5 people strong, trading for many years as family-run companies who really care about what they sell. In the early days, some did not even have their own computer let alone their own Web Site! In 2002 we launched

 How things have changed in the intervening years. The computer and mobile have become an integral part of everyday life (even we now have a "mobile-enabled site"). is now managed and operated by Timeline Gifts of Folkestone UK.

How it Works

 Our mission is to promote some of the best producers in their fields in Britain and their products. They are not the biggest producers by any means, but they all care about their products and their customers. All orders placed on are sent to the producer for fulfilment direct to the customer. Most are supplied out of stock - some are made to order.

 Most of our products can be bought alternatively through eBay and Amazon for those that prefer these popular forms of e-commerce service.

 We have, over the years, sold thousands of Food & Gift Hampers, especially at Christmas. With the increasingly sophisticated courier delivery and the large size of these, we have decided not to sell these direct but to give our customers links to the websites of the Hamper Companies we recommend. 

 There are currently about 2,000 products in our store.


36 Bradstone Avenue
CT19 5AG