Baggy Pantry business moves to Lindfield

Lois Simpson - Baggy Pantry

By Claire Cooper

A chef who started her culinary career behind a cheese stall in London’s Borough Market is hoping that Lindfield will offer her the recipe for success!

Over the past few weeks Lois Simpson has been transforming premises in Denmans Lane, formerly home of World Coffees, into her artisan kitchen - the Baggy Pantry.

The business, which Lois has been running from her home in Ardingly, supplies home-baked cakes to independent businesses, along with unique celebration and wedding cakes to order and events catering.

Working from her smart new kitchen, tucked away behind the shoe shop, Lois has fond memories of the bustling outdoor market stall where her career began. “I was only 16, but would get up at 4.30am at weekends to travel to London to work on the stall,” she said. “It didn’t seem like a big deal at the time – I was just enjoying myself. I loved the Dickensian feel of Borough Market - especially at Christmas!”

Lois is currently settling into her new premises and hopes to open to the public on Saturday mornings in the future.

“I’m very excited to be opening a business in Lindfield,” she said. “And, of course, the icing on the cake is that it’s only a couple of miles away from my home!”


The Kitchen People celebrates 10 years in Lindfield

The Kitchen People

The High Street can be a tough environment for a business to survive, let alone thrive, but The Kitchen People is celebrating ten years at 61 High Street this month. You may have noticed the large balloons outside the shop. Inside the award-winning kitchen design specialists Paul, Amy, Sarah and Daniel are waiting to help you create that dream space for the most important room in your home.

The Kitchen People | 61 High Street, Lindfield | 01444 484868 |

Hannah offers fashion advice

People of Lindfield can now relax with their fashion trends this autumn with the launch of a local image consultancy business by a Lindfield mum. 

Hannah Baty offers services including Colour Analysis, Personal Styling and Wardrobe De-Cluttering.

After having her two children, Hannah ditched her law career in London and decided to follow her dream of working in the world of fashion. Whilst working at the stylish clothes boutique Doodie Stark in Lindfield, Hannah realised there was a gap in the market for someone with a young, fresh approach to fashion consultancy in the local area.

Talking about her Colour Analysis service, Hannah says: “It is surprising how many people wear colours they like rather than what actually suits them. When they start wearing their best colours they have so much more confidence.” 

Hannah has offered one lucky reader the chance to receive a FREE Colour Analysis Consultation.
Simply email your name and phone number to before 8th October. 

 Visit for more details.