About Us

My name is Esther.  I work from home in my thatched cottage in the lovely village of Horseheath, just outside Cambridge.  

I’ve been making traditional Scotch eggs for friends and family for years and then started experimenting with different flavours and ingredients.  A friend suggested they were so good I could sell them and so I decided to try it out and see what happened.

I took samples round our local shops and food outlets and the response was fantastic – and so The Kitsch Hen was born. The business swiftly had to expand into a purpose-built professional kitchen, and we now supply butchers chains, local cafes and bakeries, pubs and restaurants around Cambridge and Haverhill.

We specialise in making different varieties of scotch eggs but also make quiches, pies and sausage rolls cooked to order. My wonderful colleague Sharon and I love what we do, enjoy thinking up new flavours for you to try, and endeavour to bring you the best products made to the highest standards of quality and food safety.

All ourScotch eggs are homemade and freshly prepared.  We use local free-range eggs, and local produce so the environmental impact of our food miles is as low as possible.

Please see below our list of stockists.  Private orders are always welcome.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Esther Bickerton

 Our Regular Stockists

We are currently delivering to a number of local butchers, delicatessens and cafes. 
*NEW* Shelford Delicatessen

Speciality Grocery Store where taste + provenance are essentials. Dedicated to Good, Sustainable Food & it’s Community. Cafe-bistro closed, shop open!

8a Woollards Ln,
Great Shelford,
Cambridge CB22 5LZ
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Clark & Son Butchery and Fine Foods

Along with the freshest, tastiest meat, we also stock a range of other wonderful products including freshly made pies, cheeses, pastries and scotch eggs.

Long Melford
CO10 9EH

01787 319330

Barbarella - DELIVERING

Coffe and Cake Pop Up and sister shop to the Linton Kitchen

39, High Street, Chesterton,
Cambridgeshire, CB41 1NQ

Linton Kitchen

30 High Street, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4HS
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The Little Pantry

Church Street Stores,
21 Church St, Haslingfield,
Cambridge CB23 1JE

Highlights info row image 01223 635264
[email protected]

The Old Butchers
35-37 High St,
Cambridge CB21 4DJ

Highlights info row image 01223 892673
Kedington Butcher

2 The Parade, Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7PR
Highlights info row image  01440 703119

Jigsaw Bakery

113 High Street, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JT
Highlights info row image  01223 890113

Cara Coffee - DELIVERING
29 high street, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Highlights info row image  Call 01223 213162

Cambridge Cheese Co.

4 All Saints Passage,  City Centre, Cambridge, CB2 3LS
Highlights info row image 01223 328672

The Burwash Larder

Burwash Manor, New Road, Cambridge, Barton CB23 7EY
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Only the Best Ingredients

We pride our selves on the quality and freshness of our ingredients, all of which are sourced locally. We use free range Blythbourgh Pork supplied by the wonderful Keddington butchers in Suffolk and our golden yolked free range eggs are delivered by Rattleston Farm. All our flavours are natural, and stand strong on their own – but a little bit of pickle is always a nice addition!

Esther’s Recipes

All of  recipes for our at the Kitsch Hen are created by Esther, from the sausage meat mix to the handmade breadcrumbs that coat our eggs and give our eggs that beautiful golden crunch. New recipes are created regularly, and the tried and trusted regulars are always on offer. Esther is passionate about her eggs and loves to come up with new inspirations, so keep a look out for something new…

Everything by Hand

Nearly everything at the Kitsch Hen is made lovingly by hand, whether it’s the traditional sausage meat, the risotto, the the Indian Spiced Chickpea or the Dauphinoise potatoes to name but a few of our fabulous recipes. But we don’t just stop there, our breadcrumbs are also hand made in our kitchen, we want to give our customers the best possible experience, and keep them coming back for more.