Our vision for our products is to source local, sustainable, traceable and organic where ever possible. Only if we can’t find the right product locally (Bristol) do we widen the search (South West). Regulars and visitors alike tend to request local products more and more. By knowing the provenance behind our products we are able to gain customer confidence and differentiate ourselves from the supermarkets and chains.
We are always looking to bring in new products, the following are the products we have added since March 2012.
Timmy's Chillies - Intro Apr 2012
Timmy’s Chillies have recently launch three fantastic products; Marmanaga, Lemonchillo and Quincefire. We were blown away by the taste of Tim’s chilli marmalades and jellies made from locally sourced ingredients. Great spread on toast, as an accompaniment to cheese or added to sauce with roasting meats, fish and vegetables.
LIDO Bristol - Intro Dec 2012
A lot of our customers are also regulars at the nearby Lido Bristol so we contacted them to see if we could work more closely and are delighted to now stock their brand new range of shower gels, handwashes, shampoos, conditioners and handcreams.
All the products are brand new to the Lido and we were able to stock the whole range from their launch in December.
As you’d expect from the Lido all are made to the highest standards.
Slate Boutique - Intro Dec 2012
Slate gifts & homeware in dark slate and the more rustic, country-feel reclaimed Cornish slate. We particularly love the heart and large round cheese boards made from Welsh Slate.
Slate Boutique is yet another local company (Bristol based) that we are delighted to now be working with.
A&J Fudge - Intro Nov 2012
Bristol Fudge is the latest addition to be added to our list of local products produced by independents. Crumbly fudge and it's dangerously good too all put together in beautiful Bristol inspired packaging.
Montezumas Chocolates - Intro Oct 2012
Providing Chocolate Gifts and Luxury Handmade Chocolate Bars in the UK.
Helen and Simon founded Montezuma's in 2000 hand making their luxury chocolate bars, truffles and gifts with one little machine from one shop in Brighton. We love the quality of the chocolate, the fantastic variety and the great packaging.
Holdsworth Chocolates - Intro Oct 2012
Boxed handmade chocolates from Barbara Holdsworth using the very best quality, ethically sourced ingredients, to her own unique recipes.
Chilli Sauces - Upton Cheyney Chilli Company - Intro Sep 2012
The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company specialise in the cultivation of chillies. The chilli sauces and chilli jams are lovingly made in small batches in the kitchen of their Upton Cheyney (between Bristol and Bath) farm shop.
We met Louise and Alex at the 2012 Bristol Good Food Awards where they also won an award for their products.
Mr Trotter's - Britsh Pork Crackling - Introduced Aug 2012
Mr Trotter was born from the shared passion of three pork scratching aficionados – Tom Parker Bowles, Matthew Fort and Rupert Ponsonby – and innovative pork scratching producer, Graham Jebb from RayGray Snacks.
Over a few pints in 2009 Tom and Matthew started ruminating about the possibility of creating a superior scratching – one that was made more of pork than salt and fat, that used British pigs rather than Danish pigs, and that didn't fizz with curious seasonings.
It looks better. It crunches better. It tastes better. It's made from prime British pork skin from the finest British pigs. It's cooked in small batches by hand and it's seasoned without a trace of MSG.
Coedcanlas - Marmalade - Introduced August 2012
We have been stocking Coedcanlas Welsh honey and honeycombs for a while and we were excited when Nick dropped in a sample of his new marmalade for us to try.
They brought in organic Seville oranges and organic sugar and slow cooked the oranges overnight with their honey to create a very dark marmalade that is just bursting with oranges. We had to stock it and are one of the first delis to stock this fantastic marmalade (called No. 8).
Lyme Bay Winery - Introduced August 2012
We were looking for a range of British fruit wines to complement our existing list of international wines and are delighted to now be working with Lyme Bay Winery. Based in the southwest near Lyme Regis they have a wide range of delicious fruit wines based in typical English fruits. We picked a few of our favourites, namely Peach, Strawberry and Damson.
We also stock the new Lymelight range of lower alcohol wines that we feel are perfect for a picnic at just 5.5%.
Bath Harvest - Introduced August 2012
Another new company from Bath, in fact the farm is just 14 miles from the deli. The Bath Harvest Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil has just won a bronze award in the Taste of the West 2012 awards.
We love it's smooth and mild flavour which can be used for drizzling, salads, roasting, baking & stir-frying.
The Bath Food Company - Introduced August 2012
The Bath Food Company is another new supplier for us in 2012. Born out of a passion and love of food, the desire to create a range of Chutneys that were not an "off the shelf item" was very important to Lisa and Nick.
They match what we are looking for in new products being local, beautifully packaged and most importantly they taste fantastic. Why not give them a try at the free tasting we have lined up.
Heavenly Hedgerows - Introduced July 2012
Heavenly Hedgerow is another local artisan supplier we are delighted to now stock. All their produce is collected in and around Keynsham (just outside of Bristol) and bottled in ‘treat-size’ jars within a day of picking to retain all the goodness that fresh fruit provides. Heavenly Hedgerows believes in responsible collection of wild foods. i.e: they leave lots for the birds!
We currently stock their vodka, jam and honey.
Seasons - Flavoured Ciders - Introduced June 2012
When Chris brought in a local cider made with elderflower, it was ticking so many boxes that we had to give it a go. We now stock 3 of the range, Elderflower, Orange & Raspberry and Cranberry. We already stock Sheppy's cider and these new ciders are made with their help so we knew they would be great. Chris is also running a free tasting of them on Saturday 30th June, so give them a try and see whether you agree with us.
Spanish Honeycomb - Acorn Blossom - Introduced June 2012
The local bees have bee struggling of late so we've been unable to take any honeycomb, as they need to use it themselves to get through the bad weather. So instead we've brought in some honeycomb from Spain through our friend Daniel James. It's beautiful honeycomb from bees that have been feeding on Acorn Blossom, which gives a really dark almost, toffee coloured honey.
California Rancher - Introduced May 2012
These award winning rubs and sauces are another new addition to our range; perfect for a Bristol barbeque. The sauces and rubs have been designed to match those created by ranchers from California where they season joints of meat and grill them over an open fire.
Limoncello - Introduced May 2012
We've been searching for Limoncello (sometimes called Limoncino) for a long time and we are delighted to have finally found one we really think lives up to the name.
Somerset Brandy - Introduced May 2012
The first written records of Cider Brandy go back to 1678. Recently, however, there has been a revival of interest, led principally by the Somerset Cider Brandy Company, which in 1989 was granted by HM Customs the first full cider distilling licence in recorded history.
Somerset Cider Brandy evokes all the magic and mystery of the West Country's proud cider making and apple growing tradition.
We now stock Somerset Brandy, Kingston Black Apple Aperitif and Somerset Apple Vinegar.
Artisan Kitchen - Jam & Marmalade - Introduced May 2012
The Artisan Kitchen preserves, jams, marmalades and pickles are handmade and homemade - literally - in small batches in a big copper pot bubbling away at the heart of a small Gloucester kitchen.
We loved the range of unusual by really tasty flavours. Currently we stock Raspberry & Chocolate Jam, Seville Orange Cocao Marmalaade and Tutti Frutti jam.
The Saison range of salts and sugars are one of our latest product lines. We've worked with Richard Mabb before with his Gustosecco products and now we're stocking his latest creations of flavoured salts and sugars.
Pelagonia is an award-winning ethical Macedonian roasted pepper meze range created for foodies including roasted red peppers & Pumpkin Jam. We recommend having them with flat breads and love the range of flavours and quality of these fantastic mezes.
As part of our ethos to work with local producers we are delighted to have introduced a new range of beautiful olive dishes, olive oil dispensers and tapas dishes from Rupert Blamire. Every item is made by hand in Bristol. We love the amazing range of colours and high quality finish that Rupert and his team have managed to create.
What makes Nim's different; they are not to be confused with dried fruit, freeze-dried fruit or chewy baked fruit. Nim’s are made from only the freshest fruit with no additives or preservatives of any kind. They are simply sliced and dried into delicious, crunchy crisps to enhance their natural flavour. Each 22g – 24g bag of Nim’s has only 62 – 78 calories. Nim’s are so healthy each bag counts as one of your five a day!
Calling all Suppliers - We are always keen to hear from new suppliers, particularly ones based in Bristol and the South West of England. Choosing local suppliers enables us to better support our community, reduce food miles and therefore the impact on our environment. If you feel you have great products that we should have at Arch House Deli then please let us know.