R J Balson appears on BBC TV in “A Taste of Britain”

Janet Street-Porter joined TV chef Brian Turner in our shop filming for the BBC’s “A Taste of Britain”, to be shown later in the 2014 summer/autumn schedule.

The pair were interested to sample the two oldest homemade products still sold, being our original pork sausages and famous faggots – both made to family recipes handed down through the generations.

Their visit was covered by the Bridport News and View from Bridport. Read more and see pictures here:

The Bridport News

View from Bridport

R J Balson Hosts the Tercentenarian Club AGM

In May we were proud to play host to the Tercentenarians Business Club – an exclusive club for businesses that have survived for more than 300 years and are still owned by the founding family

This event was covered in local papers and online by View From Publishing. Read more here: View from Bridport

You can also read more about the Tercentenarians Club here, in a 2013 piece by Harry Wallop, when the event was hosted by fellow member Fortnum & Mason:

The Telegraph

Bridport Food Festival

BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL is run by the Bridport Local Food Group, a committee of dedicated volunteers with the aim of supporting producers and promoting local food.

Since its launch by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in 2004, the Bridport Food Festival has blossomed to become a much loved fixture in Bridport’s food calendar.

Festival Website

We were honored to receive the award for best dressed stall at the 2014 festival.

Thanks to all the helpers who made it a great day.

The Winning Stall

Winners : Family Business Award

We received the Family Business Award at a wonderful awards ceremony held at the Bournemouth Internation Centre

Thanks for a wonderful night and for the fantastic award!!

RJ Balson on The One Show

Click here to see what happened when John Sergeant from “The One Show” came to visit us in our Bridport shop back in September:
The One Show