LOCAL SUPPLIERS

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….

More Wine

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.

Mendip Lavender

Mendip Lavender supply Bistro Lotte and Frome Town House Accommodation with all of our toiletries. Based just a few miles from Frome on the hills behind Shepton Mallet, they create gorgeous organic therapeutic soaps, scents and oils.

Mendip Lavender grow six types of lavender, all without any chemical intervention or fertilizers. They also harvest by hand to ensure local wildlife is not disturbed or disrupted.

Lavender flowers are distilled on site allowing the shortest time possible between harvest and oil production. This preserves the integrity of the oil ensuring it is of the highest possible therapeutic quality.

Try out these beautiful products in our bathrooms and buy for yourself at mendiplavender.com

J Cayford

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.

Yapp Brothers

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.

Kingfisher Brixham

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.