As you may or may not know, our factory is based in rural Somerset and not in London where many of the UKs top chocolatiers are. What’s great about Somerset is a thriving foodie community, we’re surrounded by outstanding artisan producers who, like us, are passionate about making and selling the very best produce made from the very best ingredients.
We wanted to take a moment to celebrate all these wonderful producers from our county and give you a rundown of the ultimate day of food for your visit to Somerset.
The team of talented bakers work throughout the night using long fermented traditional techniques to produce breads which are as bread should be, with a better flavour, increased nutritional content and the perfect crust. They use stoneground organic flour, salt and water to produce these exquisite array of baked items, which are available fresh each morning from 7am, every day of the week. Pair a freshly baked croissant with a fresh coffee for the perfect breakfast o start your day.
For lunch we travel 10 minutes down the road to the small town of Wincanton and specifically to Hooga Coffee Shop. This beautiful coffee shop is cosy and warm and the perfect spot to enjoy lunch. Visit during the winter month's when the log burner is lit. Enjoy an array of delicious home cooked foods such as delicious open sandwiches and delicious salads, with ingredients supplied by some of the fantastic local food producers, such as Hobbs Bakery and Bruton Dairy.
For afternoon tea, head to Castle Cary an old market town known to be the gate way to Glastonbury festival and visit Home. A perfectly quaint café pitched in the centre of the town, you enter via the side door virtually into the kitchen to be greeted by the owners who are busy prepping and cooking. At Home they produce an array of fresh healthy meals, serving breakfast, lunch, but it’s the freshly baked cakes which are perfect treat after exploring the Somerset countryside.
Roth Bar & Grill at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton is a vibrant and informal eatery, which serves up, simple, honest and seasonal produce. The site itself Durslade is a working farm which raises Oxford Sandy & Black pigs, Lleyn sheep and Hereford, Aberdeen Angus and Waygu cattle, all of which are served in the restaurant with additional ingredients sourced locally by the chefs.The bar serves us bespoke cocktails made from home infused spirits, and local beers and ciders.
If there’s any room after all of that, do take 10 to come and visit us, we are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and love having visitors stop by and see what we’re up to and explore our products in our small factory shop.
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