Winbirri Wines

Supplier of the Month
July 2019

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Winbirri Vinyard

Winbirri Vineyard is a local supplier based in Surlingham, Norfolk, owned and run by Lee Dyer. Lee grows all of the grapes in Winbirri’s own vineyards near the river Yare before processing them in the on-site winery. Roys stock a number of different Winbirri wines including their award winning Bacchus.

St Giles Gin - Roys local supplier of the month June 2019

Supplier of the Month
June 2019

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St. Giles Gin

St. Giles is a local supplier based in Norwich, Norfolk ran by founder Simon Melton and head distiller Pete Margree. They supply Roys with their award winning gins, including their Diver’s edition & Rhubarb & Ginger flavoured gin. Their gins are handcrafted in their custom-made copper still using a slow and careful distillation process to create a perfectly rounded & delicate gin.

Photo of Darren Coles, Roys of Wroxham store manager presenting a cheque to Annabel Goodman and pupils from Coltishall Primary School

Roys Donate £200 to Coltishall Primary School

Roys is pleased to announce the donation of £500 to Coltishall Primary School towards creating an outdoor learning & wildlife area. The school approached Roys with a request for a donation towards their £5000 target and aims for the area to help develop a multitude of skills delivered outdoors, all which have proven benefits to children, along with opportunities to the pupils and community, especially to those that come from less privileged backgrounds.

Roys of Wroxham Store manager Darren Coles visited the school and met with 5 of the school's “Eco warriors” and Annabel Goodman to present the cheque for £500 in a morning assembly. Darren explained to the children about many of the charities Roys supports and how happy he was to be helping such a worthwhile project.

It was great to meet with the children and staff at Coltishall Primary School to present them with the £500 donation. We are very happy that we can help with this project within our local community. We hope the school is successful in raising the rest of the funds they need to complete the work for their outside learning area.Darren ColesStore manager at Roys of Wroxham
We are extremely grateful for the generous donation made by Roys towards our outdoor learning. This project means a great deal to the teachers and children in our school. We greatly value outdoor learning and want to create areas within our school grounds that teach respect for wildlife, curiosity in the natural world and offer quiet areas for reflectionMrs WardDeputy head of Coltishall Primary School

The donation was made possible through the Making A Difference Locally Scheme, of which Roys is a member. Money is put into Roys' MADL fund based on sales of selected grocery products sold in Roys stores and then used to help local charities and good causes. More information about the fund is available on our Charity & Community page, and if you would like to be considered for the MADL fund please contact telling us a bit about your charity or project and how you would like help.

Redwell brewery - Roys local supplier of the month May 2019

Supplier of the Month
May 2019

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Redwell Brewing

Redwell is a local brewery based in Norwich, founded in 2013. All of their beers are brewed in small batches from locally farmed Norfolk Malt by their brewers Marcel, Steve, Will & head brewer Belinda Jennings. They want to make great beers that everyone can enjoy and are one of the first UK craft breweries to have their entire range certified vegan and gluten free.


Supplier of the Month
April 2019

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Tacon Farm

The Tacon family grow top quality produce at their farm in Rollesby, Norfolk which is only 12 miles down the road from our Wroxham supermarket. They have been growing asparagus for over 30 years and still pick and bundle the crop by hand.

Roys newly refitted Bakery in Bowthorpe store

Newly Refitted Roys Bakery in Bowthorpe

Roys is pleased to reveal the new look Bakery in our Bowthorpe store. The refurbishment aims to give customers an improved and enjoyable shopping experience and is modelled off the Wroxham Bakery which was refitted in 2017. All of the items sold in the Bakery are produced in the Wroxham Bakery and delivered fresh each morning.

The refit includes new wooden fixtures produced by a local tradesman and new signage also from a local company, both of which are based in Norwich. Roys is proud that we could continue our commitment to local suppliers in this project in the same way as with groceries and other items we sell in store.

Roys local supplier of the month March 2019 HG Blakes

Supplier of the Month
March 2019

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HG Blakes Norfolk Reared Lamb & Beef

HG Blake are a family owned company based in Costessey, Norwich. They supply Roys with Norfolk reared beef and lamb sourced directly from local farmers. Roys’ fully trained butchers hand prepare a variety of cuts in-store perfect for many different meals. If you want to treat Mum to a special home cooked meal this Mother’s Day, a succulently roasted Norfolk lamb joint with all the trimmings is the perfect choice!

Roys local supplier of the month February 2019 What A Hoot Gin

Supplier of the Month
February 2019

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WhataHoot Gin

WhataHoot Gin is truly a family affair. Started by husband and wife team, Jason and Nicky, with their son Ethan. With a keen interest in distilling, they purchased a still and, knowing they wanted to build a product firmly rooted in Norfolk, they looked to the surrounding countryside for flavour inspiration. Every bottle of WhataHoot Dry Gin is lovingly created, infusing the perfect blend of botanicals with distilled Norfolk Water, for a unique and refreshing flavour.

Photo left to right: Ed Roy – Managing Director Roys (Wroxham) Ltd, Sophie Mayes- Corporate Fundraiser for E.A.C.H.

Roys £15,053 donation to E.A.C.H's Nook Appeal brings total raised to £27,377

Ed Roy, managing director of Roys (Wroxham) Ltd was delighted to present Sophie Mayes, Norfolk corporate fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with a cheque for £15,053 raised from the sale of 5p carrier bags throughout 2018.

This £15,053 brings the grand total raised for the Nook Appeal, Roys’ chosen charity of the year, to £27,377.87. This money will be used to help continue the construction of the nook, a new children’s hospice for Norfolk situated in at a five-acre woodland site in Framingham Earl, five miles south of Norwich. The nook will transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk, helping EACH meet the increased demand for their services.

It has been truly wonderful to be able to donate such a large amount of money to the nook appeal, it is all thanks to our customers that have supported events and purchased 5p carrier bags throughout 2018. We know the money is going to a very worthwhile cause and we wish EACH all the best in finding the remaining £1.5million to complete the hospiceEd RoyManaging Director
We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income, so support from businesses across Norfolk is really important. We’d like to say a massive thankyou to Roys for choosing us as their charity for the last year. It’s been a brilliant year working with the whole of the Roys team.Sophie MayesE.A.C.H Corporate Fundraiser

Roys will continue to support EACH with its sister company Highway garden & Leisure having chosen them as its charity of the year. The nook is being constructed very close to the store and the staff are all keen to support the charity when and where they can.

This year each Roys store has chosen a charity of the year, this means that more charities will benefit from the 5p carrier bag sales rather than just one. Along with EACH these charities are as follows, BEAT (eating disorders), SERV (Norfolk blood bikes), ASD Helping Hands, Muscular Dystrophy UK, East Anglian Air Ambulance, SESAW (Suffolk and Essex small animal welfare), Big C, Leukaemia UK and Nelson’s Journey.

Locally supplied Juices, cordials and soft drinks

Suppliers of the Month
January 2019

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Whether you’re taking part in “Dry January” or “New Year, New You”, now is the time to be a little healthier. Switching what you drink is a quick and easy way to change your diet and we have a whole host of choices. From the finest freshly pressed juices, to flavourful cordials and sparkling “posh pop” soft drinks there’s so many delicious drinks in store it would be a shame to highlight only one of these great suppliers this month. Best of all they’re all regionally sourced from East Anglia!

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