Friends

Meet our sister companies and trusted suppliers.

Grain Barge is our floating sister venue – managed by the onboard crew and supported by the team at Tobacco Factory. 

Converted from a beautiful old barge and moored in Bristol’s iconic harbour, Grain Barge is one of Bristol’s favourite spots for food, drink and music.

Soak up the panoramic views of the river and ss Great Britain from both the alfresco upper deck and the warm and welcoming main bar.

A menu of delicious and seasonal dishes is available, including homemade pies, steaks, sandwiches, and desserts, or choose from a range of coffees, teas and locally-brewed craft ales.

Below deck, the Hold Bar hosts free live music every Thursday night, plus a programme of pop-up nights and performances.

To download the menu, find out what’s on, or hire the Hold Bar, visit Grain Barge’s website or call 0117 929 9347.

www.grainbarge.com

In Tobacco Factory’s Cafe Bar you can explore a range of artisan beers and ales produced by the best of Bristol’s independent brewers, including our sister-company, Bristol Beer Factory.

From humble beginnings, Bristol Beer Factory now produces around 8 varieties of bottled ale, 7 cask ales and a range of special beers throughout the year. Brewing in small batches and using only the finest local malt and hops, this home-grown microbrewery creates a range of delicious, characterful ales.

www.bristolbeerfactory.co.uk

Early in 2018, Tobacco Factory began a new venture when we decided to really get on board with the field to fork movement by purchasing some land near Backwell in North Somerset.

Managed by green-fingered former Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar Manager – Jonathan Boundy – we are growing our own crops, rearing our own livestock and collecting honey from our own bees.

Produce from Five Acre Farm is sold at the Tobacco Factory Sunday Market, together with produce from other local producers and growers.

Read more about the farm here

Our Suppliers

Bruton Dairy

The milk in our coffees comes from this traditional dairy who are passionate about animal welfare, the environment and fair deals for farmers.

BUXTON BUTCHERS

Getting involved in the butcher business at the age of 12 and with a family history in the trade stretching back to 1890, what Nigel Buxton doesn’t know about meat isn’t worth knowing. The meat is locally sourced and perfectly aged using the nest processes.

THE CHERRY TREE

We serve our cheeses with pickles, chutneys and preserves from this family run business.

CHEW MOO’S ICE CREAM

This is a real ‘field to fork’ (well, spoon) family business. The cows graze on fields with a view of Chew Valley lake (hence the business name…) and we love that three generations deal with all the stages of the process, from milking the cows, churning the cream and designing the flavours.

Clifton Coffee

This local roaster is at the forefront of the UK specialty coffee scene, supplying high-quality blends to independent coffee shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and top hotels across the UK.

KINGFISHER

Fish should always be fresh. You know that; we know that. Our delivery arrives with us at dawn. We use MSC (Marine Stewards Council) certified fish where possible, helping to ensure the preservation of fish stocks & marine life.

PIP’S REAL HOT CHOCOLATE

Pip makes Real Hot Chocolate by hand just across the big ol’ bridge, in Wales. Using all natural ingredients, and with options for any dietary need, there really is no reason to say no to this hot chocolate.

RARE MEAT BUTCHERS OF SOUTHVILLE

Another of North Street’s award winning success stories, Rare proudly source the best quality, free-range, meat from farmers across the south west. The meat is carefully hung and butchered using traditional methods.

SEVERN AND WYE SMOKERY

Perfectly situated between the two great salmon rivers of the Severn and Wye, on the edge of the Forest of Dean, the smokery produces a fabulous range of smoked fish products.

Mark’s Bread

Based just across the street, this award-winning bakery uses local ingredients and traditional methods to produce deliciously fresh breads for our kitchen.

Arbor Ales

This Bristol brewery has been inventing exciting ales since 2007. With their signature use of quality hops and home-grown yeast, Arbor are committed to pushing the boundaries of flavour and aroma.

Good Chemistry

Proving that there is a real science to crafting the perfect beer, brewers Bob and Kelly present a range of beautifully-bottled beers that are balanced and delicious.

Left Handed Giant

Brewers Rich, Bruce and Jack create modern, flavoursome beers that take inspiration from ‘giants’ of the craft beer world and the beautiful Avon Gorge.

Lost and Grounded

This young company combines the precision of German brewing and the idiosyncrasies of Belgian beers in their Bristol ‘brewhouse of dreams’.

Moor

Resurrected in 2007 by a Californian, inspired by travels around the world, produced with German techniques, and named after the Somerset countryside, the award-winning Moor beers are full of flavour and deliciously balanced.

New Bristol Brewery

These local brewers focus on taste and producing straightforward ales that really pack a punch. Their ‘hands-on beers’ are made with local ingredients and loving care.

Wiper & True

Brewing at various locations across Bristol, the creative ‘alchemists and inquisitors’ of Wiper & True are not afraid to experiment with flavour – whether roasting their own malts, adding wild ingredients like blackberries and chillies, or ageing beer on different kinds of wood.