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New bistro aims to tempt with pastries and farm shop

A new bistro, bakery and farm shop has opened at Charfield Gardens, a development being built in Charfield near Wotton-under-Edge by Barratt Homes.

The Bridge, set up by local residents and husband and wife duo, Paul and Katie Nicholls, serves fresh bread, cakes and croissants daily, as well as off

ering a wide range of mostly organic groceries and other essentials from its farm shop. The couple have a strong background in hospitality and catering.

Paul Nicholls said: "We are thrilled to be launching The Bridge at an exciting time for Charfield's growing community. We can't wait to welcome people to our friendly, welcoming bistro, bakery and farm shop, which offers something for all tastes.

"We have a brilliant team of chefs who will be cooking up a storm for the local community, as well as an excellent range of local suppliers who we'll be sourcing our produce from as much as possible."

The bistro area offers breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am to 8pm daily, with Sunday roast specials and afternoon tea also on the menu.

There will also be gluten-free and vegan options available. All the meat served in the bistro is organic and locally sourced.

Barratt Homes' Charfield Gardens in South Gloucestershire will be made up of 115 two, three and four-bedroom homes, including 42 affordable homes, with substantial public open space and its own allotments and orchard.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes' in the South West, said: "We are delighted that this wonderful bistro, bakery and farm shop has opened at Charfield Gardens, bringing something special and unique to this new development and paving the way for the creation of a real sense of community. "

Barratt Homes has donated £1,000 towards a new walking and cycling path connecting nearby communities.

A range of special ecological measures to support local wildlife are also being implemented at the development including a newt pond, bat boxes and bat tubes, swift and house sparrow boxes.

Barratt Homes is also contributing over £885,000 through section 106 contributions, as well as additional grants for local organisations, including £6,000 towards Charfield Village Hall.

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