Phillip & Lea believes that home cookery has its beginnings in the patch, field, orchard, forest, wilderness & waterway. Our focus is the implements & tools for growing, hunting, foraging and harvesting ingredients, as well as the implements and tools for cooking and preserving them.
Phillip & Lea selects the tools and implements it stocks based on the type of materials used, their design and functionality, the heritage and craftsmanship of the maker, the provenance of the manufacturing and aesthetic. The implements and tools selected have innate durability, specificity of function and availability of dimensions to suit your need and person – all essential for a lifetime of use. It should also be stated that these fetching implements and tools are worthy of pride of place in your kitchen and shed.
Phillip & Lea takes great pride in the breadth of range it stocks. The range includes Mauviel copper, stainless steel, aluminium pots and pans, Staub cast iron cocottes, saucepans and terrines, Mauviel copper beating bowls and tatin pans and steel baking molds, Simplex kettles, Le Parfait preserving and jam jars, Mauviel copper jam and syrup pans and stainless steel preserving pans, Tre Spade meat mincers and sausage fillers, Lodge skillets and camp ovens, Gransfors Bruks splitting and forest axes, Opinel pocket knives, Maserin mushroom knives, Brady game and fishing bags, Helle outdoor knives, Sneeboer gardening tools, Haws watering cans, Nutscene gardening twine….and much more.
The Trentham store has the full-range of tools and implements on display to handle and purchase. Also in-store is a wide-range of cookbooks and heirloom vegetable seeds.
Phillip & Lea’s Shopkeepers live the ethos of the store and have many of its implements and tools in their kitchens and sheds – all baring the rich patina of heavy use.
The Shopkeepers believe that a craft undertaken with passion and vigour requires tools and implements with an effective life at least equal to the life-time dedicated to the craft. The Shopkeepers advocate that a tool and implement passed from one generation to another, along with the knowledge of its former user, ensures the survival of making things by hand.
the head shopkeeper