British Imports first opened in 1987 by Lilian and Jack Ramsden when they were fed up with not having their favourite English staples; Heinz Baked Beans, PG Tips, Walkers crisps and Cadbury chocolate. Not satisfied with the North American counterparts to all of these products, Lilian knew Newmarket needed the original English market goodies and always had sweets available to sample for anyone that came through the door, especially the children. The store has since changed hands in October 2020 and is still thriving.
Our family made the move to Canada from Buckinghamshire in 2003. British Fine Foods & Bakery has been in Newmarket since 1987, happily serving the large surrounding area for over a decade. Formerly known as Sweets In Store British Imports; we rebranded in October 2020 and in 2021 we were voted the Best Specialty Grocery Store by Readers Digest.