Josh Eggleton to open Salt & Malt Tearoom and Fish Cafe

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Editor 6th October 2014
Josh Eggleton has taken over the lease for the Chew Valley Lake Tearoom near Bristol. He plans to expand its operation to create Salt & Malt tearoom and fish cafe over the coming months. Josh, Chris and Jerry - Credit Tim MartinChew Valley Lake is just a short walk from Josh’s family owned, Michelin starred gastro-pub, The Pony & Trap. Plans for the enterprise include creating a menu of fresh seafood and fish dishes to complement its waterside location. Dishes like whole grilled plaice, traditional fish and chips and half a pint of fresh prawns take pride and place on Josh’s menu. Josh said: “This new venture is one in which my father, Chris Eggleton, and I have been working on with Bristol Water for over 12 months. “ We have plans to extend the opening hours and create a family friendly dining room, whilst working within the parameters of what is already running in the tearooms, just bringing a fresh dining experience to suit the location.” Josh added, “I’ve always loved fish and chips as it’s where I started my career; I worked in a fish and chip shop with Jerry Khoshtaghaza, who I’m proud to say is now my new partner in this venture.”Salt&Malt_LogoDev_16.07 Josh’s career started at his local chip shop when he was 15 before becoming a Gordon Ramsay Scholar in 2003. He turned down the chance to work with the legendary Scot to return to The Pony & Trap and he has not looked back. In 2011, he won his first Michelin star and now he has set his sights on The Salt & Malt. The team is passionate about creating a family friendly, down to earth cafe to put Chew Valley on the culinary map. Visitors to the lake can plan to see significant changes towards the end of 2014 and a grand opening by summer 2015.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 6th October 2014

Josh Eggleton to open Salt & Malt Tearoom and Fish Cafe