We have a vinyl-only music policy and we play our records on a Bush Dansette. All our vinyl is available to buy from our resident DJ Mont’s Mosaic or at his shop the Centre for Better Grooves at 1c Cranbrook Road BS6 7BJ. Contact him directly via Twitter @CFBGBRISTOL
FLOWERS AND ART
Vic Coombes artist in residence and forager for Bell's Diner. She has helped add colour and life to the walls of Bell's Diner since its opening and continues to help develop the expression of Bell's personality through art. Contact her at: www.victoriacoombes.com
We work closely with suppliers of fantastic local produce as well as independent importers of some of Europe’s best ingredients.
Rosie is the newest kid on the Bristol cheesemonger block. She specialises in the best artisan cheese from the west country and can be find popping up at Hart's Bakery and the Tobacco Factory
Impeccable meat from animals reared locally and treated with the respect they deserve. buxtonbutchers.co.uk
Celtic Fish & Game
Fabulous Cornish fish, game and vegetables and cracking produce from Rungis market in Paris. Celticfishandgame.co.uk
Salvador Ballester lost his heart to a Bristol girl and now lives here, importing gorgeous Spanish produce grown by his family in the Valencia province. The best garlic this side of the Pyrenees, and the finest citrus fruit, too. degusta.co.uk
The Chef’s Deli
The French Garden
Costermongers to the best restaurants from in the South West, The French Garden picks the finest from British growers as well as from our continental cousins.
FWP Matthews Ltd
We make all our own bread using Matthew’s Cotswold organic flour. fwpmatthews.co.uk
Fantastic fish and seafood landed daily on the shores of the south west. Needless to say, everything is sustainably sourced. kingfisherbrixham.co.uk
Brilliant Spanish cured meats, olives and olive oil. mevalco.com
Chipotle chillies flown in direct from Mexico. Buy them by mail order or from the shop in Clifton Arcade. otomi.co.uk
Organic milk and cream from the herds grazed on Somerset’s lush pastures.
Source Food Hall and Cafe
Based in St Nick’s market, Source supplies us with perfectly kept English and Irish cheese. source-food.co.uk
Brilliant beers brewed in Timsbury by the owners of our favourite pubs – The Green Man, The Victoria, The Portcullis, The Hillgrove and The Miners Arms. Some traditional, some a bit whacky, our stock varies depending what’s best from the brewery at the time.
Our friends at their award-winning restaurant in Wrington are now making waves in the booze world with their brilliant Collector vermouth. Made with botanicals foraged from the Somerset lanes, it’s already proving a winner behind our bar. thecollectorvermouth.com @thecollectoruk
Extract Coffee Roasters
Kiwi coffee geeks who supply the best coffee known to mankind. extractcoffee.co.uk
‘We British wine drinkers should be grateful for the sleuthing skills of importer Ben Henshaw of Indigo Wine’ says Jancis Robinson, and we couldn’t agree more. Ben excels in sniffing out the best from undiscovered makers and regions in Spain and dabbles in other countries too.
Les Caves de Pyrene
Importers of characterful wines from around the world, specialising in those that are made with minimal intervention and with utmost respect for the environment.
The clue’s in the name: these chaps burst onto the London wine scene last year, bringing the new age of Austrian wine to our shores, made by progressive young winemakers keen to shrug off the stuffy and bring in the fun. And just wait till you see their labels. newcomerwines.com
We’ve been doing business with Raj Soni for a quarter of a century; that’s how much we love his list. Here we have some old favourites that have really stood the test of time, and some funky newcomers that really hit the spot.
Cider made with traditional cider apples from unsprayed orchards just up the river. severncider.com
Regularly named-checked by the nation’s leading wine writers, Vine Trail’s list drips with top-drawer French wines from very classy producers.