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Articles by Alex Ryder

Good Sixty plots expansion via crowdfunding campaign

An online platform that enables users to shop from the best of Bristol’s independent food retailers and producers, is looking to expand across the South West and into London. Since launch, Good Sixty’s growing community of retailers and shoppers have been enjoying the site’s many benefits: retailers grab an additional revenue stream; shoppers relish the […]

Why the Bristol Food Tour is so brilliant

Last weekend I spent a leisurely few hours with seven fellow foodies walking and eating my way around Bristol. I was on the Bristol Food Tour, run by best friends Alice & Jo. I’m not going to give away too many secrets but the Bristol Food Tour is designed to show locals and tourists alike […]

Review: The Spotted Duck, Mountsorrel

The Spotted Duck in Mountsorrel doesn’t look much from the road. In fact, given the reputation of the restaurant that was here previously, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the village’s residents have neither heard nor are bothered that a new place has opened. It seems odd but thrilling to me (as a Mountsorrel […]

A chat with Alice and Jo from the Bristol Food Tour…

Best friends Alice and Jo are getting to be familiar faces to many of Bristol’s best independents. Since launching their walking tours of Bristol, they’ve grown in popularity and these days you need to book well ahead if you want to explore the city under their guidance. I recently caught up with them to ask […]

The year of the taco: Bristol’s award-winning Little Taquero

It’s fair to say that 2016 was the year of the taco for Emilio, Bristol’s little orange street-food truck and her owners Kerry and Chris. The Little Taquero can often be seen at street-food markets and private events around Bristol and the South West. And as a business, they’ve gone from strength to strength since […]

Independent local hero: the story of the Orange Tree Group

In 1997, two twentysomethings opened their first pub on a shoestring. They’ve since opened six more, all with their own trademark laid-back vibe, and had a great time in the process…

Gingey Bites: The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli

Local food blogger Gingey Bites reviews The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli in Newtown Linford…

Gingey Bites: The Blue Bell Inn, Rothley

Gingey Bites reviews The Bluebell Inn in Rothley, Leicestershire.