Sweets ‘n’ Treats of Hartley Wintney
In 2010 Peter and Fran moved from West London to ‘escape to the Country’ and found their ideal new home on The Cricket Green in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, and the couple have embraced village life with huge energy and enthusiasm.
So much so, that in August of this year, they purchased the sweet shop in the village called Sweets ‘n’ Treats. It had previously been owned by Sue and Kelvin who had a dream of opening a sweet shop in the village. Fran worked in the shop for nearly two years and loved it. So when Sue and Kelvin decided to retire, she was offered first refusal.
With help from family and friends, the shop was transformed into what it is today. In just four days the shop had undergone a complete makeover, including putting the sweets into victorian style jars on newly appointed shelves. Fran and Peter were keen to keep the ‘old fashioned’ theme of the sweet shop. Friends helped to re-organise the merchandise to give the shop a more spacious feel and the feedback from customers has been fantastic.
Fran and Peter will continue to run the shop with help of family and friends and Fran’s daughter Emma has just moved to the area with her beautiful eight month old daughter. When Fran’s 84 year old mother is there it means four generations behind the counter! The family involvement is very dear to Fran’s heart.
Other than being the village sweet shop selling old time favourite sweets, Fran is branching out and provides a sweet cart, ferris wheel and pick’n’mix for special events, including weddings. There is a large card selection which will include Christmas cards very soon. You can buy party bags, sweet hampers and even 2017 calendars depicting the village in the ‘old days’.
There’s something about walking into an old fashioned sweet shop that instantly brings back happy memories of childhood. Our sweet shop is full of nostalgia.
We know that traditional and retro sweets have remained the Nation’s favourite and our shelves are groaning with jars of your all time favourites to indulge your sweet tooth.
We have an extensive sugar free section to cater for our diabetic customers, including ‘Sula’, Europe’s No. 1 sugar free producer.
We are renowned for having the largest selection of Liquorice on our shelves in North Hampshire. So what’s your pleasure? Sweet or salty? Soft or hard? It doesn’t matter because you’ll find something to suit your taste here.
Pick ‘n’ Mix
Children, Mums, dad’s and grandparent’s alike, love coming into our shop to make their own selection of sweets from our Pick ‘n’ Mix stand.
Children love running into our shop, excited after school to spend some of their pocket money on sweets from our Pick ‘n ‘Mix stand, and we have a selection of 24 different sweets to make your happy choice from!
Luxury Handmade Chocolates
Producing fine quality filled chocolates is not for the ‘hobby’ chocolatier. Many of our loose chocolates are produced by expert Belgian manufacturers with many years training (the owners of some of the larger manufacturers have PhDs in Chemistry), or have been trained in Belgium. (The family producing Kimberley’s chocolates were trained by Mr. Van Coillie.)
Our chocolate display cabinet is full of delicious chocolates to make your own selection from. We have a lovely selection of chocolate gift boxes to choose from and we gift wrap your chocolates to make the perfect gift for your loved one, and they are also very popular to take to dinner parties to make a great talking point after dinner.
In the freezers
In our freezers to name but a few…
Haribo Push Up
Bags ice cubes
Popsicle (champagne & proseco with peach)
Love is Sweet…
For your Wedding maybe you are looking for:
- A traditional Sweet Cart – always a great surprise for your guests and always a great talking point
- A Candy Buffet table in beautiful pastel colours
- Favours, a sweet memory that your guests can take home with them
- A ferris wheel which looks beautiful with a mixture of sweets and cupcakes
- When it comes to Weddings few guests will turn down something ‘sweet’
Our Confectionery experts will help you choose your sweets for your Wedding solution from the huge range of traditional, retro, luxury chocolates and novelty sweets from our shop, so your guests will leave your special day with beautiful ‘sweet memories’.
We are showcasing our sweet cart and sweet ferris wheel at The Luxury Wedding Show.
Sunday 23rd October 2016 11am-4pm at Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, Berkshire
Sunday 22nd January 2017 11am-4pm at Tylney Hall Hotel and Gardens. Hook, Hampshire
Halloween ‘Fun’ Face Painting
You can order Halloween costumes and there will be a face painter in the shop on Saturday 29th October from 4pm – 6pm. Also on Monday 31 October from 4-7pm. Fran hopes this will appeal to youngsters who want some spooky make up for the event.
Last but not least, Fran and Peter are now stockists of dolls houses and dolls house furniture, you can go into the shop to browse the catalogue or if you prefer, visit www.dollshouse.com to find out more.
Greeting Cards & Balloons
We have an extensive, and varied range of Greeting cards for very occasion and our Christmas 2016 cards are now out on the shelves to purchase.
Our shop is stocked with foil balloons for every occasion and the cost of our balloons include blowing up with helium, and choosing your colour choice of ribbon. We also have latex balloons of every colour imaginable to go along with your foil balloon to make a ‘balloon bouquet’. If you telephone us 4 days before a special event we can make sure we have your balloon requirement ready for you.
Call: 01252 844360
Mobile: 07791 876331
Sweets ‘n’ Treats Ltd.
63B, High Street,