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Check out this delicious selection of festive foods from Bristol and beyond

Finzels Reach & Temple Quay Christmas market

WHEN: 25, 26 and 27 November

Local producers, handcrafted gifts and entertainment come together on 25, 26 and 27 November moving between Finzels Reach and Temple Quay. Each will feature over 20 local craft and gift stalls, street food vendors and a festive bar serving mulled wine.

Open Sesame Horsebox

Finzels Reach will feature a host of local producers including Espensen Spirit, Two Belly and Left Handed Giant on Thursday 25 & Saturday 27 November from 11am to 6pm.

Temple Quay’s Friday market will take place on 26 November from 11am to 6pm. Ceylon and Beyond will bring a taste of Sri Lanka to the market alongside delicious Persian kebabs from Open Sesame, sweet and smoky short ribs from Big Nath’s BBQ and locally grown produce cooked up by Yew Tree Farm.

Ceylon and Beyond

Steve Bluff, head of Redcliffe and Temple Business Improvement District (BID), said: “This will be our first Christmas since the inception of the BID and we’re delighted to be bringing some festive cheer to these lovely spots. The markets will be a great place to head out for lunch with colleagues, grab a festive team drink after work or visit somewhere different in the city to buy your Christmas presents.”

Main image: Big Nath’s Chicken

Cave online shop gets ready to open

Cave on Gloucester Road opened in March 2020 as a wine bar, shop and deli, serving food and wine sourced from small-scale sustainable producers. As well as serving small plates paired with wine, organic cider and locally brewed beer, Cave also hosts wine tasting events and is now launching an online shop.

This Christmas, Cave will be offering a range of hampers, wine boxes and gifts.

For details, go to

The Ode to Joy Hamper

Price: £65 (free delivery)

From seasonal biscuits made at the award-winning Hawkens bakery to an oh-so-special bottle of natural red wine, this Christmas Hamper from Wriggle’s new gift range features a carefully curated selection of festive favourites just for you.

Tropical Tiki Cocktail Collection

£40 per collection

Drinks By Post

Tropical, fruity and so very delicious, the Tropical Collection will transport you to a Caribbean beach,
a tropical island or a jungle retreat. Shake up some of the best ‘Good Time Drinks’ there are, and enjoy the tropical taste of summertime. Featuring a Hurricane, Mai Tai, Piña Colada, Bahama Mama and Southern Belle, the Tropical Tiki collection is perfect for any rum lover, sun lover or cocktail enthusiast.

A Taste of Darts Farm Hamper

Collection or Delivery | Tuesday – Saturday

Give a Taste of Darts Farm with this indulgent postbox hamper. Filled with delicious products from the region’s producers, hand-selected from Darts Farm Food Hall, this is the perfect treat for any foodie. The hamper contains Moores Biscuits, Willie’s Cacao Truffles, Artisan Chocolate Bar, Mini Darts Farm Honey, Otter Vale Devon Chutney, Tregothnan Classic Tea, Luscombe Devon Tonic and a Mini Salcombe Gin. Enjoy!

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