Meet our sister companies and trusted suppliers.
At Tobacco Factory, our core aim is to be a model of social, environmental and economic sustainability. In early 2018, we decided to develop these values further by fully embracing the principles of the ‘farm to fork’ movement. We purchased five acres of land near Backwell, just to the south of Bristol, and set about establishing our very own farm. The name ‘Five Acre Farm’ was irresistible, emphasising the small holding approach that is central to the spirit of the farm.
We grow with organic principles to make the best use of nature, to do our bit in farming as sustainably as possible. Our produce is available to buy in our Farm Shop on North Street, Bristol, or shop online for collection or delivery. You can also get our seasonal veg straight to your door with our popular veg boxes!
Read more about our story and visit our online shop at:www.fiveacre.farm
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.
A menu of sustainable seafood and greens is available, all made onboard using locally sourced ingredients from our farm in Backwell, and other suppliers from the region, or choose from a range of coffees, teas and locally-brewed craft ales.
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. Below deck, you can take a seat in the Hold Bar and watch harbour life glide past from river level. You can also book the Hold Bar for parties, weddings and events.
To see the menu, find out what’s on, or hire the Hold Bar, visit Grain Barge’s website: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.
More about BBF at:www.bristolbeerfactory.co.uk
The milk in our coffees comes from this traditional dairy who are passionate about animal welfare, the environment and fair deals for farmers.
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.
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.
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.
Based just across the street, this award-winning bakery uses local ingredients and traditional methods to produce deliciously fresh breads for our kitchen.
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.
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’.
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.