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Abigail’s Delicatessen and Lifestyle, Ingatestone

Think of Abigail’s as your ultimate one-stop-shop for style and substance


Set in the heart of historic Ingatestone, Abigail’s Delicatessen and Lifestyle are two boutique, family-run businesses that ooze style and scream quality. 

Stocking trendy Soho House-esque homeware wins (hello, East of India ceramics, Gisela Graham prints and McNutt wool throws) as well as beautiful jewellery from the likes of Alex Monroe and Estella Bartlett, the Lifestyle store is a treasure trove of we-want-it-nows. 

Love a kitchen accessory? Cue the full Thornback & Peel collection, which includes everything from rabbit-print aprons and oven gloves, to cabbage-patch AGA covers and tea towels. 

In dire need of skincare saviours? Stock up on all your NEOM essentials and check out the exclusive Maya Rey range (while also spritz-testing your new-season scent). 

Wardrobe-wise, you can splurge on 100 Stars kimonos (we love the Paris-print robe) and Bohemia Moroccan slippers, while little ones pick out the prettiest of Maileg toys, Wild & Soft trophy heads or a fluffy friend from Jellycat.

Shopping frenzy over, make your way to Abigail’s Delicatessen to sample some fine European fare. From British cheeses and homemade quiches, to artisan chocolates and fruit-filled chutneys, the tearoom delivers deli favourites alongside a carefully curated all-day menu packed with hearty, Insta-worthy dishes (the fish pie with smoked haddock, salmon and cod in a dill and parsley sauce with mash is heaven on a plate).

See, we told you Abigail’s had it all. See you at the tills… 

This month in Essex

High Street, Ingatestone, Essex

01277 354623

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