Sweet Memories open for business


Sweets from Sweet Memories
Sweets from Sweet Memories

We may be a bit behind the times but we’ve only just realised Sweet Memories is re-open for business behind Westwood Hair and Beauty.

As before, it sells all your traditional sweet shop favourites from chocolate limes and liquorice toffees, to ABC letters and strawberry sherbets. They also sell a wide range of ice creams and coffees and slushies. There is a small seating area outside. So if you are looking for a treat for yourself or the kids, are out and about in the village in need of caffeine or sugar, why not head in and see what they have to offer.

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Oakes Farm Shop

Oakes Farm Shop, Balsall Common

Oakes Farm Shop is a community-friendly family-run operation, driven by a desire to partner with the best independent local producers.


The impressive shop, currently into its’ second year’s trading, complete with spacious cafe, butchery, bakery, deli-counter and more, already enjoys a growing local fan-base, many of whom use the place for business and pleasure, then rave about the experience and country views.


The business is founded upon the principles of supporting local trades and providing an outlet for them to showcase produce. The Oakes family also pride themselves on identifying the best local produce and offering visitors the most enjoyable experience, through a combination of environment, quality produce and friendly staff.


Oakes Farm Shop – location

Oakes Farm
Balsall Street
Balsall Common


Opening Times

Monday – closed
Tuesday to Saturday 9:00-17:00
Sunday 10:00-15:00


Cafe closes one hour earlier than official closing-time each day.


Web: oakesfarmshop.co.uk
Location map: Oakes Farm location map


Jason's lively butchery demonstration at the 2013 Balsall Common fete
Jason’s lively butchery demonstration at the 2013 Balsall Common fete

Community credentials: The Oakes family embraces community life, has built their shop and cafe around being a community-hub and was a valuable Event Partner and investor in the staging of the 2013 Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park. They are also enthusiastic supporters and investors in Berkswell School.


Eco-credentials: The Oakes family are also always looking for ways to enhance their ‘green’ credentials, their latest initiative being the installation of a



Adlington Ltd – Award winning Turkey farmers

Adlington Ltd is home to award winning Balsall Common based turkey farmers who really care about delivering high quality product that put most supermarket brands to shame.  Producers of delicious turkey and chicken products, including a range of specialist smoked varieties. Christmas ranges available for game hung oat fed turkey and cockerel, stuffed turkey ballentines and three bird roasts through to year round offering of award winning Arden Forest smoked and cooked turkey, sous-vide, or marinated sliced cooked free range chicken.


Location: Pheasant Oak Farm, Hob Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7GX
Tel: 01676 532681