British delicatessen opening in Mell Square

Mell Square is proud to welcome new gourmet delicatessen, Tastes of Britain, which specialises in craft gin and spirits, as well as British deli produce including artisan cheeses, quality charcuterie, and other deli favourites.

Launching online on Monday 1st June, this family-run business, owned by Solihull residents Paul Venner and Alexandra Halasz, will be offering same-day contactless delivery options to the Solihull area. On Friday 12th June, Tastes of Britain will open the doors of its first bricks and mortar store on Mill Lane in Solihull town centre (previously EE).

Working with independent producers throughout the British Isles, Tastes of Britain will be supplying Solihull with gourmet deli items including traditional and artisan cheeses, fresh bakery, and charcuterie. Luxury hampers and cheese celebration cakes, with vegan and gluten free options will also be available. Its offering also includes a range of over 150 small batch craft gins and spirits from independent British distilleries, comprised of award-winning dry and flavoured gins, liqueurs, vodkas, rums, and guest whiskies, with the opportunity to try before you buy in-store.

Tastes of Britain co-founder, Paul Venner, said: “Alex and I are really looking forward to opening and taking your senses on a journey around the British Isles. We are on a mission to help people find their favourite tastes and we believe that Mell Square is the perfect place to do exactly that. We are also very proud to be creating new employment opportunities in the area. We are obviously opening during very challenging times but have put in place robust health and safety measures to ensure our customers and staff are safe.

“Quality and variety are at the core of everything we do, so we are really excited to introduce our award-winning cheeses and unique collection of craft gins and spirits – both of which you can sample in store. When it is safe to do so, we will be partnering with distilleries and dairies to run regular themed tasting events, which will give the people of Solihull the opportunity to learn about, and experience, the wide range of exceptional products on offer.”

Rob Hemus, asset director at IM Properties, owners of Mell Square said: ‘’We are delighted to introduce another new independent business to Mell Square, and are excited for people to sample what Tastes of Britain has to offer. I’m sure the delivery service will also be well-received locally during the on-going COVID-19 situation. It’s really positive to welcome a new retailer to the scheme during these challenging times and is a testament to the ongoing appeal of Mell Square and Solihull town centre as a whole. “

Tastes of Britain’s delivery service is available nationwide, with same day delivery options available to Solihull postal codes B90 to B94 when ordered before 2pm.

For more information, visit or follow @tastesofbritain2020 on Instagram.







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