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A picnic basket for every adventure

Posted on by Beyond Bespoke

Let's face it - on our marvellous little island, we can’t always guarantee the weather. Its been a British pastime to discuss the weather for, well, as long as there’s been a Britain! So if we can’t beat it, let's join it, and be ready for anything.

Our best suggestion this summer is to live for the moment with a ready-to-go picnic so that whatever you wake up to, you have a brilliantly British basket of essentials to hit the road with.

With utterly delectable, restaurant quality food and hampers by Forman & Field, a spot of bubbly from Digby Fine English, or a very stylish picnic blanket by Mutts & Hounds, you can be sure to be well equipped for those summertime adventures.  Events such as Royal Ascot, soon to take place from Tuesday 19th- Saturday 23rd June and the festival opera, Glyndebourne provide the perfect setting, and excuse to take out those picnic baskets and blankets. 

These covetable picnic essentials from some of Britain’s best-loved brands will certainly ensure that you picnic in style – and there’s not a plastic beaker in sight…




The above collection is full of high quality British produce and really does, represent the best that the Island has to offer. 

The fruity English Leander by Digby Fine English for instance, is not only a great accompaniment to a Forman & Field pork pie, but is also the official sparkling wine producer for Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames, which has come to be regarded as one of the most elite rowing clubs in the world. The Leander Club is home to champions of the past, present and future, and this sparkling wine is certainly a winner for summer.

Many of us do not have the time to scour through the fridge or supermarkets to compile that perfect picnic, but with Forman & Field's British Artisan hamper, it is simply a case of waiting for it to be delivered and heading out into the sunshine (fingers crossed!), as soon as it arrives at your door. Forman's hamper is not only convenient, but the contents are sure to give your fellow pinickers, picnic basket envy! Potted lobster, smoked salmon pate, chutney, chicken liver & brandy parfait, are just some of the scrumptious food to devour from this hand picked hamper. 

To accompany the edible treats, you might want to avoid those soggy bottoms (we're not talking pastries!) with a rather stylish picnic blanket from Mutts & Hounds. The British Colour Standard recycled glass tumblers and jugs that feature in this collection, are perfect for keeping yourself refreshed with a little fruity boozy delight. 

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