‘Inspirational’ farm shop just outside Bristol named as one of the best in the country

The farm shop opened just two years ago
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A farmshop just outside Bristol has been named ‘newcome of the year’ at a national awards ceremony. The accolade adds to the growing number of positive reviews for Flourish Foodhall & Kitchen on the Bath Road in Saltford.

The business, which opened in 2021, won the award at the 2023 Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards. It had also been a finalist in the South West section, which was won by the Great Cornish Food Store in Truro.

The farm shop was opened on Glenavon Farm when Adam Stratton joined up with experienced food retailers Paul Hargreaves and Paul Castle and transformed the old dairy buildings into a foodhall and restaurant.

As well as a shop and restaurant, it holds workshops for families.

Earlier this year, Bristol World’s Mark Taylor gave a shining review for the farm shop’s full English breakfast, priced at £13.

And he’s not the only one to give praise to the business with judges at the national awards ceremony saying: ““Deeply impressed by the employee care and attention in place, a terrific example of the future of employing people correctly! Lovely shop with plenty of potential.”

“If you were going to open a business and put people at the heart of it yours would be the inspiration. Yours values and ideas are fantastic. People, place and planet, love it! Your branding is spot on and reflects everything yo’uve said in your application perfectly. Well done.”

Flourish on the Bath Road between Keynsham and Saltford occupies former dairy farm outbuildingsFlourish on the Bath Road between Keynsham and Saltford occupies former dairy farm outbuildings
Flourish on the Bath Road between Keynsham and Saltford occupies former dairy farm outbuildings

Mr Castle, director of Flourish, said: “Putting people and planet before profits is at the heart of how we operate at Flourish, it is great that the awards are recognising and celebrating this.

“Having been open only 20 months we are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far, having won the FRA rising star award in 2021 and also making it to the finals of the MTJ Best New Butchery award 2023 is testament to the amazing team working here at Flourish.”

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