In 2006, Josh and Holly Eggleton took over The Pony and Trap in the small village of Chew Magna (found between Bristol and Bath). Over the years, they have gone from strength to strength, seeing them recognised with a coveted Michelin Star.
They now run a range of services alongside their famous restaurants, including pop up restaurants at major food events.
Why have they been so successful?
For starters, the menu is varied and high quality, changing constantly (summarised beautifully by Josh Eggleton as “simple, British food”). There is also a great effort to make sure ingredients are sourced locally. All customers can be assured that the various meats, vegetables, and fruits that go into all of the numerous dishes are produced just a few miles from the restaurant.
The other secret to their success?
When asked about the leading catering equipment supplier, Josh said:
“We have worked with Nisbets since we refurbished The Pony & Trap seven years ago – I suppose you could say that they are the first place that we turn to when we are looking to purchase a wide range of kit from saucepans to induction hobs, blenders to mixers. The fact that they offer next day service means that even if we require something late in the afternoon, we can be assured that we will have a replacement within 24 hours.”
He was as complimentary when it came to our brand Buffalo, saying his induction hob was “crucial within the kitchen”, and his Buffalo ice cream machine was “invaluable”.
Can’t ask for much more than that!
To find out more about The Pony & Trap, please visit www.theponyandtrap.co.uk.
For further information about Nisbets visit www.nisbets.co.uk.
by Sam Beddall
by Sam Beddall