Our Partners

We work with the best in the business, whether that's our ingredients, the artisans which make our furniture, our equipment suppliers or our local potter. We pride ourselves in supporting Chew Valley and South West businesses and working with top notch British manufacturers.


Bristol-based design and manufacturing company Caple is renowned for producing a fresh, exciting portfolio of high-performance, stylish appliances. In addition to their intelligent appliances, they also offer multi-functional kitchens, stylish sinks and versatile taps and are one of the UK’s leading brands in this sector. Caple prides themselves on a broad product range with style, technical innovation, quality and value for money always top of their agenda.

The Caple team has been working closely with Josh since 2011. As Caple’s brand ambassador, Josh regularly hosts exceptional cooking demonstrations for press and customers at trade shows, which enables him to demonstrate Caple appliances in true Michelin-star style. He has also published five mouth-watering recipe magazines called “The Chef” and published a hard-back recipe book, which is unique to the Caple brand.

Quality Catering Maintenance (QCM)

Quality Catering Maintenance (QCM) are professional kitchen equipment specialists with over 30 years of expertise in the design and installation of commercial kitchens. They provide a unique level of personal service, expert advice, skilled after sales-support and bring a real attention to detail to their work. In recent years they have refitted the wash-up and undertaken a radical kitchen redesign at The Pony & Trap, which includes a new 'state of the art' induction cooking suite. They have also designed and fitted the kitchen for the Salt & Malt fish restaurant and café at Chew Valley Lake.

DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems

As one of the largest independent suppliers, DC has become synonymous with innovation and reliability, pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency to deliver excellent results every time. With a strong focus on providing cost effective solutions, pre- and after-sales support, DC remains at the forefront of the commercial catering industry. We've used DC machines here at The Pony & Trap for over 10 years, we also use them at Yurt Lush and now at Salt & Malt - we find them solid and easy to use.

Churchill China

With over 220 years of manufacturing excellence, Churchill is a reputable supplier of the highest quality tableware with a distinctive portfolio which has achieved global recognition. Priding ourselves in the quality of our products which combine durability, strength, exquisite presentation and trend led innovation. We are delighted to be in partnership with Josh and all of The Pony & Trap team whose core values are the same as our own – British dining at its finest.

TOG Elite Japanese Kitchen Knives

TOG Elite Japanese Kitchen Knives are the creation of local product designer Bert Beagley-Brown, based in Dundry, just 10 minutes from the Pony and Trap. Bert worked with a small family-owned knifemaker in Seki City (Japan's Samurai sword capital), to design TOG's unique blades which feature 10 layers of antimicrobial copper. We use TOG knives in the kitchen as their performance and beauty beat any other knives we've tried.

Blagdon Butchers

Blagdon Butchers is a traditional butcher’s shop that is part of The Story Farm group. They sell quality, local and high welfare meats. Their grass fed beef and pasture raised pork, chicken and lamb are all sourced from local farms including their own – guaranteeing the freshest meat full of flavour. We source all of our organic meat from Blagdon Butchers and The Story Farm.


Established in Bristol in 1996, Marmobello are a small friendly business specialising in the supply, manufacture and installation of the finest quality marble, granite and stone. Marmobello worked closely with Josh to fit new worktops in our kitchens to make the perfect surface for all types of cookery and food preparation. Stone was selected and imported especially for the project and looks stunning as well as being highly functional.