The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna
+ Daily changing menu
+ Stuffed savoy cabbage
+ Glazed cheek of Blagdon pork
+ Former Ramsay scholar
+ Michelin star
A former Ramsay scholar and unabashed devotee of Somerset produce, Josh Eggleton has become somewhat of a celebrity over recent years thanks to a string of high-profile TV appearances on the likes of BBC2’s Great British Menu.
His self-proclaimed British style of cooking takes inspiration from the local area and produce but what really motivates Eggleton is his team.
He lauds his chefs as very talented and says they collaborate and bounce ideas of each other as another source of inspiration.
Despite having won a Michelin star at a young age, the Pony & Trap’s menu is remarkably versatile – equally suited for a quick but refined ploughman’s or a luxurious culinary tour de force.
In 2014, Eggleton opened standalone fish and chip restaurant Salt & Malt, on Chew Lake which is now famed for its award-winning gluten free fish and chips. This success led to him opening a second Salt & Malt in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf in 2017.
Eggleton became a co-owner of the popular Bristol gastropub, The Kensington arms in 2016.
He is also the co-founder of the pop-up restaurant and food festival, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion and in 2012, co-founded the cafe bar and bistro Yurt Lush. In 2017, Josh and the Eat Drink team created Root, a sustainable dining concept, putting vegetables at the heart of the menu for a small plate restaurant which is neighbour to Salt and Malt in Wapping Wharf.
Eggleton is also a Caple brand ambassador and consultant for Bristol Sport providing insight and expertise for their corporate hospitality offering.
In 2017, Eggleton joined became a non-executive director and investor of the esteemed local brewery Bristol Beer Factory and has been a major consulting partner in the development of B Block, a major culinary re-development of the former Cadbury’s factory in Keynsham, Bristol.