Local Suppliers in Somerset & the South West
We are so lucky to be surrounded by many talented independent local businesses. Bistro Lotte’s kitchen is testament to the superb variation of amazing produce and enterprising companies that can be found within Somerset and our neighbouring counties.
Frome is famous for being a town that encourages independent business and we are proud to continue that tradition and to support fellow small inspirational nearby enterprises. Here is just a short list of some of our wonderful suppliers, more to be added soon….
Our carafe wine comes from More Wine, a specialist importer of low intervention, organic and low sulphite bag in box wine. Locally based, More Wine decreases the carbon footprint of European wine imports by up to 80% compared to the equivalent in regular glass bottles! More Wine saves the import of 1000s of glass bottles each and every month, whilst no part of the packaging need go to landfill due to their recycling initiatives.
If you love drinking More Wine at Bistro Lotte, you will be pleased to know you can also order it to enjoy at home. Visit morewine.eu for more information.
Bramley supply Bistro Lotte and Frome Town House Accommodation with all of our toiletries. Based just a few miles from Frome in the lovely village of Mells, their products are manufactured locally and can be found in some carefully handpicked hotels around the world.
Bramley products are inspired by the beauty and therapeutic properties of plants. A love for nature is transformed into a luxurious scented collection for bath, body and home. Each of the products, with its own bespoke set of ingredients chosen for their remarkable properties and compelling scents, is imbued with the power to restore and revive.
Try out these beautiful products in our bathrooms and buy for yourself at bramleyproducts.co.uk
Literally right next door, the wonderful J Cayford source all their meat from local farms and have been serving the good people of Frome with quality meat for decades.
A traditional family run business, you can like their Facebook page here.
Founded in 1969, this award winning Mere based business is recognised as the UK’s leading importer of French regional wines. Yapp Brothers were named Specialist Wine Merchant of the Year for the Loire and Specialist Wine Merchant of the Year for Languedoc-Roussillon at the International Wine Challenge Awards in July 2017, as well as being awarded Wine List of the Year.
If you are after characterful wines from small independent wine makers, Yapp Brothers has been named as one of the UK’s top ten on-line wine merchants.
A passion for fish and responsible sourcing, Kingfisher Brixham supply quality fresh fish and seafood to the catering industry in the South West. They provide Bistro Lotte with the finest fish and seafood from local sources and around the world, ensuring the shortest supply chains and therefore the freshest fish.
Sourcing fish responsibly is paramount to the business and they actively promote the most sustainable and seasonal products available. You can be sure that Bistro Lotte’s fish plates are not only wonderfully fresh and delicious but are from fully traceable and sustainable supplies.
Kingfisher Brixham only supply the trade however they do have a very useful seasonal guide to fish availability which details their full list of species available each month. If you are keen to know what’s in season and what’s not, it is a great information resource.
The Golden Goose
A gorgeous gift and lifestyle store situated just down the hill from us on Catherine Hill. Run by Mary and Tony, this shop is a real treasure trove of exciting finds. We picked up some stunning blankets for our Bistro Lotte guest bedrooms which have received so many lovely comments.
If you are wandering down Catherine Hill during your stay with us, do pop in and have a browse, we are certain you won’t leave empty handed! You can find a selection of their wonderful gifts on their website too: thegoldengoose.co.uk
Rupert’s Fancy Fowls
We get through a lot of eggs here at Bistro Lotte so are thrilled to have a wonderful local supplier in Rupert’s Fancy Fowls. Free range and super fresh, these little multi-coloured wonders are so bright and creamy and packed full of flavour.
If you would like to buy a box for home, you can find Rupert’s Fancy Fowls on Facebook.