Artisan food stalls were located in the Market Place and Town Hall, at the Bishop’s Palace,
along the Moat and in the Recreation Ground. Click on their logos to visit their website.
6 O’clock Gin
6 O’clock Gin is a multi award-winning London dry made by family distillers Bramley and Gage in Thornbury, Bristol. Their range also includes both sloe and damson gins, and also the highly revered ‘Brunel edition’ – an export strength gin cut at 50% full of heady, aromatic spice. Be sure to pay them a visit on the day!
Bath Soft Cheese
The Padfield family have been happily milking a herd of cows at Park Farm in Kelston for four generations. Edward Ernest Padfield took on the 240 acres of Park Farm in August 1914. Cheddar cheese was made by his wife in the building that adjoined the farmhouse and the cows were milked by hand in the building across the yard.
In 1990, when Graham Padfield decided to start making cheese again, he was able to do so in the very same buildings in which his grandmother had made her Cheddar nearly 80 years before. Times change and in 2015, production moved into a new cheese dairy adjacent to the cattle dairy and milking parlour. Hugh, Graham’s son, works alongside his father and together they create award-winning organic cheeses, which are now made less than 50 yards away from where the cows are milked!
The family continue to employ a traditional approach to raising and grazing the small herd of 160 mainly Holstein Friesian cows and also to their cheese making. The three signature cheeses are made throughout the week by hand, using traditional methods and are supplied to farmers’ markets, shops, restaurants and delis both locally and further afield. All three cheeses (Bath Soft, Wyfe of Bath and Bath Blue) are award winning, and our Bath Blue was crowned over all champion at the World Cheese Awards a couple of years ago.
Billies and Tong
My name is Gerry Koen, I was born and raised in Zimbabwe for most of my life. I left to come and build a life for myself in the UK, namely Somerset and have settled in Wells now with my wife. Billies and Tong was created in 2014 from my love of traditional Biltong, a love that followed me across from my roots in Zimbabwe.
Billies and Tong is run by a small team of 3 people, where we hand make all things Biltong from hobby sized wooden Biltong dryers, to Biltong slicers and even commercial dryers for the ever increasing Biltong businesses around the world.
For the Wells Food Festival we will be coming armed with bags of delicious Biltong, Biltong Spices, Sauces and some display dryers. We are very much looking forward to meeting you all.
Using as much home grown and the finest locally sourced produce as available. In fact (wherever possible), I grow it, pick it, make it & sell it; there are no franchises here, just me. Every one of my preserves is lovingly produced the traditional way, hand cooked small batches in a Maslin pan; ensuring that the finished item is of the highest quality, full of flavour and lots of love. Using recipes handed down the generations as well as introducing some new ones for this generation too. Preserving my heritage & providing some modern twists for you to enjoy alongside the traditional ones, but always delicious flavours.
Established in 2013, I am registered with local Trading Standards, Environmental Health Inspected and awarded the highest Food Hygiene Rating of 5 by the Food Standards Authority. I do hope I will get to meet you soon & that you will taste for yourselves the passion I put into my preserves.
Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset. Email: email@example.com Tel: 07922 135313
We produce organic spelt and wheat flour, traditionally milled in our historic watermill. We are based just a couple of miles outside Wells in Wookey village. There has been a mill on site since Domesday records, and Burcott Mill used to be owned by the Bishop of Bath and Wells. We have a list of millers dating back to 1422 up to the current miller, Steve French. Our flour is sold directly from the mill, in farm shops throughout Somerset, and online.
Deliciously tasting Traditional Golden Mead presented in beautiful decadent bottles which have uniquely hand-designed labels. Hand-blended and carefully infused with a variety of natural ingredients to create wonderful flavours such as Divine Chocolate, heart-warming Chilli and Chilli with a sting for the brave-hearted.
Also natural Hawthorn, Elderflower and Nettle, smooth Orange and warm Ginger, to name but a few. And coming soon, new for 2018, two great new flavours, Blackberry Mead and Rhubarb Mead.
Crumpet! is a locally based cake business who handmake a range of delicious artisan cakes, muffins and slices. Flavours include Raspberry Mud, Lemon Meringue, White Chocolate and Strawberry and Cookies and Cream. We also have a delicious range of gluten free cakes including our incredibly moreish Pistachio and Hazelnut Slice and our Blackberry and Coconut Crumble! We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
At Easy Bean we are on a mission to produce tasty, healthy & convenient food that champions the bean.
Based on a Somerset Farm with our own in-house bakery, our innovative ranges are handmade in small batches using 100% natural ingredients.
Nutty tasting chickpea flour and locally sourced butter and buttermilk are used to make our Great Taste Award winning Chickpea Crispbread.
NEW for 2018 our Bean & Seed Crackers.
All of our ranges are wheat-free, gluten-free, high in fibre and suitable for vegetarians.
Here at Ebb Tides, we hand harvest a combination of seaweeds from the beautiful Devon coast and turn them into versatile products that you can use in your everyday cooking. We think seaweeds are pretty amazing. Eaten by coastal people since ancient times and part of the daily diet in Asia for centuries – for good reason. Seaweeds are wholesome, delicious and a great alternative to salt.
From Crusha with Love
A healthy smoothie business with a range of delicious smoothies.
The cows at Godminster Farm enjoy a simple and wholesome life and as a result produce a deliciously creamy milk. The freshness of the milk and the sustainable approach to farming is a major contributor to the delicious and distinctive taste of our award-winning Godminster cheese. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
To this day, Gould’s cheddar remains a family concern and is traditionally handmade on the farm using milk from their own Friesian dairy herd. The dairy is adjacent to the thatched farmhouse where Fred Gould runs the farm and his sister Jean the cheese making. Gould’s cheddar is made from their own unique recipe which has been handed down over the generations and is matured at set temperature conditions for up to two and a half years to give it its unique flavour. Alongside the traditional cheddar, flavoured cheddars are proving popular with such flavours as hot chilli and chive, cracked black pepper and spring onion.
Ham Hill Cider
All of our ciders are made from 100% juice squeezed only from Somerset cider apples. We produce a full range of 500 ml still ciders, from a traditional Dry to a contemporary cider called Early Drop, made from the earliest dropping apples of the season. We also produce a very special sparkling cider using the method of keeving. We also produce a range of complementary products such as apple chutneys, Ploughman’s Wraps and if the season is right we may have mistletoe available. We also sell mulled cider kits which include small bags of spices.
At Harth we specialise in artisan, vegan chocolate truffles. From our little kitchen in the Mendip Hills, our truffles are made from 100% Madagascan chocolate and our own blend of sugars. We combine only a few, fine, ingredients and because of this we source only the absolute best.
Rich, smooth and indulgent, Harth Truffles are the perfect treat.
Hembridge Organics believe in real local organic ingredients. We buy our produce from Somerset Soil Association accredited farms. All our preserves are vegan friendly and gluten free. We don’t use commercial pectin, additives or colourings in our award winning jams and chutneys. All of our preserves are made by hand in small batches producing a truly bespoke product.
Henny and Joe’s
True to its origin, our chai blend is naturally free from caffeine, additives and preservatives. Using traditional methods of decoction, our recipe is created from a blend of aromatic whole spices. Because our chai is in syrup form it can not only be used in chai teas and lattes, but also in cooking, baking, cocktails and much more!
It’s as versatile as your imagination!
Hullabaloos Lemonade are an award winning company based at the foot of the Mendip Hills where we make lemonade in various fresh fruity flavours such as Raspberry, Elderflower, Ginger and Citrus. We pride ourselves on using no chemicals or preservatives in any of our drinks which are simply made to make you smile!
Into Coffee is a Mobile Espresso Cart, serving speciality, ethically-sourced coffees, teas and hot chocolates, plus a range of soft drinks. We also offer a selection of indulgent homemade cakes (including gluten/dairy free) and freshly baked pastries. We’re a small, local, independent business and take pride in serving a high quality product with friendliness and efficiency.
Following the seasons, the surplus fruit and vegetable from our orchard, garden and hedgerows is turned into vibrant traditional and contemporary preserves, sauces, apple juice and fruit vinegars. Lovingly prepared by hand, we experiment with different preserving techniques to create the best tasting products.
We garden sustainably to provide food and cover for wildlife, especially bees and other pollinating insects.
Based in West Dorset near Beaminster, Liberty Fields specialises in unique food and drink made with the apples grown in the orchards we planted. Our orchards are managed naturally, with no chemicals on the land or the trees, and we take the same approach to our products, making them purely without any added chemicals, sulphites, sugar or gluten. This means that all you taste is the amazing flavour. Whenever possible, the only ingredient we use are apples.
We sell only to independent farm shops, delis and wineshops, never to supermarkets, and also at local food fairs and country shows throughout Dorset and Somerset.
Lievito Bakery is an artisan bakery based in Lovington, Somerset. We produce hand shaped artisan breads and pastries, specializing in sourdoughs, continental loaves and a range of yeasted breads. Our signature products are the Somerset Sourdough; an 800g sourdough loaf slowly fermented for 18 hours made using a white levain and a little rye and wholemeal flour for extra flavour, as well as the Lovington Bun; our Somerset take on a Chelsea Bun made with apples, cinnamon and raisins.
We are predominantly a wholesale bakery supplying farm shops, delis, restaurants and cafés in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are also the sole supplier of our ‘sister’ bakery shop and café The Lovington Bakery in the Market Place, Wincanton.
Little Hollows Pasta
Little Hollows Pasta make fresh pasta in Bristol daily. They use organic Somerset eggs and flour from Shipton Mill. Everything is made fresh so you won’t buy anything that’s more than 24 hrs old. They also specialise in handmade filled pastas and make a great walnut and cashew nut pesto.
Martin Carwardine and Co. is an independent coffee roast house based in the heart of the Mendip Hills, Somerset. Proprietor Martin Carwardine has been hand-roasting premium Arabicas his entire life, continuing the family legacy of coffee roasting expertise which stretched back to the 1800’s. Today, the business proudly supplies the highest quality, traceable and sustainable coffee blends and origin coffees to customers across the country. Martin Carwardine and Co. also specialises in expertly refurbishing commercial espresso machines and auxiliary equipment. These machines have been carefully refurbished by factory trained technicians and are available to buy or rent via affordable packages with full service support.
Mendip Moments award-winning, luxurious ice cream is handmade on the family dairy farm in Somerset using milk and cream from our pedigree herd of Holstein cows. We also have a range of refreshing, dairy free sorbets, bursting with fruit and made with the water from our own Mendip Spring.
We are committed to achieving the best quality ice cream, knowing that our customers appreciate good food and are interested to know what is in it and where the ingredients have come from. Our cows graze leisurely on lush pastures overlooking the Somerset levels and Glastonbury Tor, and we source as many of our other ingredients as locally as possible from good quality suppliers – helping the local economy and reducing food miles.
We use only natural ingredients and no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Since we began in 2006 we have consistently won awards for quality and taste.
We are extremely proud of our ice cream and are always delighted to receive recognition.
Old Jollop Cider
Old Jollop cider made by hand by friends. Our cider is produced by using only the oldest orchards giving our cider the real authentic taste. We don’t use any sprays or commercial trees, we love to see the old trees bought back to life with some gentle pruning and careful management, these trees live on producing some exceptional apples for our cider. We produce small batches so not to have a negative impact on the orchards we use.
Here at Pinnacle Icing I specialise in decorated biscuits, all royal iced by hand and home-made. The biscuits come in four flavours – vanilla, chocolate, lemon and ginger. They are all produced from scratch, using free range, fair trade and British ingredients wherever possible. I make biscuits throughout the year with seasonal, topical and celebrational themes. I have added vegan and gluten free biscuits to my range of iced, decorated biscuits. All biscuits are now packaged using biodegradable bags. Bespoke commissions welcomed. Designs are limited only by your imagination !’
Priestlands Birch is a thriving company creating high quality products from wild birch trees on Exmoor. Ground breaking as the first of its kind in the UK and Europe and possibly the world, we produce Betula: birch sap, spirit, tea, liqueur chocolates, birch cosmetics including soaps, moisturisers and balms.
Some of the products have a therapeutic affect on some difficult-to-treat skin problems. All harvesting of birch extracts is collected sustainably with future consideration of the biosphere. Wherever possible benefits are ploughed back into the local community.
Award-winning 100% pure Canadian maple syrup.
Pure Maple is a British Canadian family business that was saddened by the poor quality of maple syrup found in the UK. Working with a cooperative of experienced maple syrup producers in South East Quebec, Canada, Pure Maple is created using the traditional, manual ‘tapping’ process which can only take place during the six-week harvesting season. 100% pure with nothing added or taken away.
Pure Maple syrup has three Great Taste Award-Winning grades: Golden Delicate, Amber Rich and Dark Robust. Grading is done using a combination of the flavour and translucence of the syrup, the lighter maple syrup grades are produced earlier in the harvesting season when the weather is colder.
Saints Preserve Us
I am a local producer of homemade jams, fruit butter and chutneys. They are made in small batches in my kitchen and my husband is the official taster; nothing goes out without his approval and he’s very particular.
They are delicious, produced with reduced sugar from fruits grown in my garden. All ingredients that can be are Fair Trade, i.e. sugar, dates, raisins and sultanas. Plums, raspberries, red currants, rhubarb, apples, crab apples, damsons, greengage plums, blackberries all get involved. Gluten free Chilli Jelly is great with Brie or Cheshire Cheese, Plum & Ginger Jam is to die for and Apple Butter tastes like Christmas in a Jar. Come taste and see. Gift baskets also available on request.
My products are available at Queen Street Deli in Wells, Frome Food Assembly online, Shepton Sunday Markets, Wells Food Festival and the Wells Christmas Market.
Find me on FaceBook as well.
Sam’s Flavoured Spirits
Hi I’m Sam from Sam’s Flavoured Spirits. I’m an artisan producer of flavoured spirits and liqueurs. I’ll be attending with my creations. All created at home in Somerset using different base spirits. I will be bringing my Gins, Vodkas, Whisky’s and Rums, for you to try and buy, plus some extra bits as well as Chocolate Sauces with a little bit of a bite (adults only).
Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods
I first had the idea for Snowdrop Cottage nine years ago whilst working as gardener at a local farmhouse. I had a passion for delicious, locally crafted foods produced using fresh quality ingredients and traditional methods, however I often struggled to find such things! Surrounded by fine quality fruits and vegetables, I soon became inspired to start creating my own chutneys, preserves and fresh pastries – Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods was born.
Their range of sixteen core products includes Somerset cider chorizo, red wine & Draycott blue salami, air dried duck breast, sage mustard and cider salami and an award winning coppa. Somerset Charcuterie run over 250 days’ worth of festivals, markets and events every year. This will be the fourth year that they return to Wells which is their favourite food festival in the calendar.
Somerset Local Food
Somerset Local Food, a Community Benefit Society, is committed to promoting the abundance of local food grown and produced by Somerset’s local producers. We believe that as a community owned business, together with our community shareholders, we can grow a local food movement that makes good food accessible to everyone in Somerset, impacting on people’s health and well-being, maintaining the natural landscape and protecting the local environment.
Take the opportunity to taste a variety of honeys and other products produced with honey, including chutneys, cakes and honey fudge! See live bees in active inside our observation hive and sign up to a beginners course if you’d like to learn how to keep bees. We run theory sessions through winter and practical sessions throughout spring and summer from our apiary in Long Sutton.
For more information visit Somerset Beekeepers.
Bini had a successful teaching career for 15 years but after visiting India in 2007, felt her transferable skills could be put to better use. In 2012 her hobby became her profession, as she established Sweet Cumin and Bini Fine Foods Ltd. In 2015, Bini was shortlisted as a finalist for the South West Seed Fund; where she was asked to pitch her multi award frozen Indian ready meals to leading food experts and 180 guests. Her range of Bini takeaway curries have also been awarded Best Local Food to Go in the south by Taste of the South West and have achieved 10 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods showcasing all six of her ready meal range. She has also sent the food to Buckingham Palace and was shortlisted as a finalist in the Delicious Magazine 2016 for the Produce Awards. Bini’s passion and charisma has made Sweet Cumin Indian cookery school gain recognition in the Guardian as top foodie course in the UK.
For further information contact Bini 07961320193 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teeny Greeny Farm
Teeny Greeny Farm is Wiltshire’s first urban indoor farm operating on less than an acre of land. Everything is grown from seed, in soil and cut fresh to ensure the highest quality and shelf-life.
They produce microgreens which are smaller versions of the fully grown plant with all the benefits of sprouting seed. As well as freshly cut microgreens, they make grow your own kits to create your own mini urban farm at home!
The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree is a family-run fine food producer, based locally in Somerset. Since 1997 we have been dedicated to producing the highest quality pickles, chutneys and preserves for you to indulge in and enjoy.
We are proud that our products are multi-award winners from the prestigious Great Taste and Taste of The West awards and we believe it is the time and love we put into making them that sets them apart.
All our products are hand cooked in small batches using steam power to preserve the natural flavours and vibrancy of the fruits and vegetables used. We use only the finest ingredients and blend the best of traditional methods with new product innovation.
Nick’s passion is growing the chilli, whilst Francine loves to create in the kitchen; a match made in Chilli heaven. Every sauce, jam or chutney we create is developed to bring out the wonderful flavours of the chillies, not just their heat. Chillies may be known for being HOT, but they also have some incredible flavours that we aim to bring out in every one of our products, to add a little something extra to your meals. Free from artificial preservatives, flavouring and colours, our products have received various awards from Taste of the West and Great Taste awards too. We’d love to meet you, come along and try our range for yourselves, from mild to wild, they are all grown by us and made for you to enjoy.
Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset Email: email@example.com Tel: 07708 224139
The Incredible Brewing Company
The Incredible Brewing Company began production in September 2013. Our unique experimental style delivers an innovative range of craft beer that pushes the boundaries of convention. We showcase the world’s finest hops and source seasonal ingredients to elevate the flavour profiles. We have won awards for our distinctive Raspberry Wheat Beer and characterful Rye Beer. Our ethos remains the same as we have expanded … to bring fresh, natural hand-crafted beers to a wider market and to promote beer as more inclusive product.
The Smoke Folk
The Smoke Folk is an artisan smoked food business based in Somerset. We make a range of smoked nuts and seeds, cheese and smoked salmon using a wide variety of woods and spices such as alder, mesquite, pecan and cardamom. As a social enterprise we also offer volunteer, work and training opportunities to those furthest away from the employment market.
The Spice Sultan
We make a range of spice recipe kits from around the world. Each kit contains our freshly ground and roasted spice blends, all perfectly measured to accompany our easy step by step recipes enclosed in our packaging. We also produce monthly spice box subscriptions for curry lovers! Each month we send out recipes and spices for you to create two authentic curries from around the world, meaning you get to cook and discover from the comfort of your home!
The Wild Picnic Company
The Wild Picnic Company are wedding and event caterers with a difference.
Our picnic style food makes any event a truly social occasion with sharing hampers full of artisan food from local suppliers. Perfect for rustic and vintage style weddings and events.
All of our food is sourced locally and presented in stylish vintage picnic hampers. We offer a range of bespoke hampers to match your tastes and budget and we can even customise the packaging to match your event theme. Our ethos is based on using high quality produce from local suppliers and we are committed to working with and using ethically produced and sustainable products.
Delicious hand crafted cakes made to order, we bake every cake from scratch using top quality local ingredients including real butter, free range eggs and delicious local jams. Each cake is made to your individual requirements whether it’s simple and elegant or big and extravagant you can be sure your creation from Wakey Cakey Kitchen will delight your guests and be the talk of your celebration.
Wild Flour Cake Company
Award winning Cakes & Traybakes from Bath
We are the Coffeeshop Cake Specialists
We love it when you say … ‘that’s the best cake I have ever eaten!’
Jess and Rachel joined forces in 2015. With the help of the Prince’s Trust they baked their way from the kitchen table into their very own bakery on Timsbury Farm.
We use fresh, wholesome, natural ingredients, inspired by the season. No nasty preservatives or substitutes were used in the making of these cakes.
Try our extremely popular Gluten Free and Vegan ranges … no one should compromise on cake.